Welcome to Cameron Highlands

The Cameron Highlands encompass a string of townships, including (north to south) Kampung Raja, Tringkap, Brinchang, Tanah Rata and Ringlet. Named after explorer Sir William Cameron, who mapped the area in 1885, the highlands were developed during the British colonial period. Gardens, bungalows and a golf course sprang up during the 1930s, cementing the highlands' reputation as a refuge for heat-addled Brits to mop their brows.

Tourism is big business, so views are occasionally blighted by building sites for yet another megaresort; Brinchang in particular felt like a construction site when we last visited. But between trekking and genteel tea culture, there is serenity amid the touristic hubbub.

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$441.25 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Kuala Lumpur to Cameron Highlands and Penang 3-Night Tour

Your 3-night tour takes you by comfortable coach from Kuala Lumpur to the Cameron Highlands. Stay overnight at Strawberry Park Resort, situated on a 7-acre (2-hectare) hill and offering elegant sophistication amid a mountain-rustic atmosphere. Charming single, twin and triple-share suites include a large private balcony overlooking beautiful gardens. Classic contemporary-designed rooms are furnished with polished wood flooring and teak furniture, including modern bathrooms with black granite flooring.Travel onward to Penang and enjoy two nights’ accommodation at the Bayview Beach Resort. Located on the northwest coast of Penang Island, the hotel has a beachfront setting at the quieter end of lovely Batu Ferringhi. This resort overlooks the tranquil and scenic bay of Foreigner's Rock, and spacious rooms include a private balcony. Enjoy entertainment and recreational amenities, including an outdoor swimming pool, tennis court, spa and fitness center. An American-style breakfast is included with each accommodation.

$378 Multi-day & Extended Tours

2-Day Cameron Highlands Adventure from Kuala Lumpur

Day 1: Kuala Lumpur - Cameron HighlandsDepart Kuala Lumpur in the early morning for a 2.5-hour drive to Tanah Ratah, the main town of Cameron Highlands, one of Malaysia’s most extensive hill stations. Cameron Highlands is known for its tea plantations, vegetable farms, wild animals and serene lakes. On your way up, admire the relaxing Lata Iskandar waterfall, the verdant fern trees and the tranquil lakes. You’ll drive pass Tanah Rata, the main town of the Highlands, and see the streets lined with restaurants and old-fashioned shops. At noon, you’ll arrive in Cameron Highlands. Situated 5,000 feet (1,524 meters) above sea level, Cameron Highlands is the ideal place for vegetation to grow. In the afternoon, visit a tea plantation and learn about the region’s unique tea. Sit inside the tea center and enjoy a beautiful view of the valley full of tea plants and sip a cup of smooth, mellow tea.In the evening, you’ll be free to explore the area on your own. Tonight, you’ll stay at Strawberry Park Resort, an upscale hotel in the hills west of Brinchang.Overnight: 4-star Strawberry Park Resort in Cameron Highlands or similarDay 2: Cameron Highlands - Kuala Lumpur (B) In the morning, visit an outdoor agriculture market selling various fruits and vegetables. Then we’ll visit farmers working in a vegetable farm and learn more about the agricultural process. Explore the colorful flower gardens nearby and then walk around the Sam Poh Temple, a colorful Buddhist Temple. After our morning tour, we’ll make our way back to Kuala Lumpur.

$1075 Multi-day & Extended Tours

7D6N Penang Island Tour + Drop-off

DAY 01 (L D H ) AIRPORT - UNESCO MALACCA (Drive time 1 1/2 hours)Meet and greet at airport and be whisked away to UNESCO MALACCA.Visit St Peter's Church, Kampong Morten, Stadthuys, St Paul's Hill, A Famosa and Jonkers' Street. After lunch check into hotel in Jonkers' Street. 7pm Dinner at a food court.DAY 02 ( B L H ) MALACCA - KUALA LUMPUR (Drive time 2 hours) Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia. 8am After breakfast depart for Kuala Lumpur and visit KL Tower, Batu Caves.Climb 272 steps into the temple, Royal Selangor Pewter and Independent Square- Sultan Abdul Samad Building, St Mary's Anglican Church and the Selangor Clubhouse. Lunch will be Banana Leaf.  DAY 03 ( B L D H ) KUALA LUMPUR - TAMAN NEGARA ( Drive time 4 hours) 7am After breakfast depart for Taman Negara home of tigers, elephants..14,000 plants 300 bird species. On arrival, walk up the Canopy walkway for a bird's eye view of the rainforest, followed by Jungle Trekking. Packed lunch in the forest. Catch a boat for rapids shooting.   Visit an aboriginal village to see fire making and blowpipe hunting techniques.  The Rainforest Waterfalls calls for a cool dip. Check in to hotel.   7pm Dinner at a floating cafe. Night jungle walk. Join nature guide in the :"hunt" for mouse deer, insects spider. Climb an Observation Hide to watch nocturnal animals come their salt intake. DAY 04 (B L D H ) TAMAN NEGARA - CAMERON HIGHLANDS ( Drive time 4 hours)8am After breakfast depart for Cameron Highlands - a hill resort of farmlands, tea plantations, nurseries. On arrival  Lunch followed by visit Tea plantation works closely with the WWF in the conservation of our endangered animals. Special farm tour arranged at Butterfly Farm. Hand pick strawberries and visit vegetable market.  5pm Check in to hotel. 7pm Dinner, the "HOT POT ". DAY 05 ( B L H ) CAMERONS - PENANG (Drive time 4 hours)   8 am After breakfast depart for Penang Island. Lunch on arrival followed by a trishaw ride through Georgetown - a UNESCO listed city, Visit the Khoo Kongsi and Clan Jetty with houses on stilts and planked walkways built over water. The Reclining Buddha at 33 meters was built in 1845. Check in to hotel.  Free at leisure. DAY 06 (B) PENANG ISLAND ALL YOURS  Dear Guest you are on your own to explore and enjoy Penang - a full day of relaxation and fun. The hotel boast of a swimming pool, a beach, coconut trees, sea sports and a wide selection of restaurants in its surrounds. You could have a lazy breakfast, a fascinating Malaysian lunch or dinner finishing as a great experience. DAY 07 (B) PENANG ISLAND - GUESTS' OWN ARRANGEMENTS12pm Guests to check out and make own arrangements for onward journey.   Goodbye and take care.

$100 Outdoor Activities

Private Nature Trip to Cameron Highlands from Kuala Lumpur

Spend a day away from the heat and the crowds of Kuala Lumpur on this 12-hour trip to the Cameron Highlands. Refreshing verdant hills, an English cottage, honeybee farms, tea plantations, and fields of strawberries are just some of the interesting things you’ll find in Malaysia's largest highlands resort.During the tour you can learn about the natural surroundings, go for walks, or simply enjoy the beautiful landscape of this sprawling hill station.Cameron Highlands is a destination that’s popular both for its jungle walks and tea plantations. Apart from the cool weather, key attractions in the Cameron Highlands include a butterfly farm, strawberry farms, rose gardens, and vegetable gardens.Other sites of interest include Cactus Point, Cactus Valley, and the icy cold Lata Iskandar waterfall.

$28.75 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Full-Day Cameron Highlands Nature Tour from Kuala Lumpur

Our driver will pick you up from your hotel in Kuala Lumpur area or agreed meeting location at 08:00 am. Then we proceed to Cameron Highlands. Enjoy a 3.5 hour scenic drive passing by local villages, rubber and palm plantations. Along the way, we will short stop at aborigines village and Lata Iskandar waterfall . Upon arrival, enjoy the cool, crisp air and lush, green vegetation in Camaron Highlands and learn about the natural surroundings. Enjoy the beautiful landscape in this sprawling hill station and visit the Boh Tea plantation, a must visit when you are at Cameron Highlands. The massive tea plantation stretches as far as the eyes can see. Remember to take some beautiful photos for unforgettable memories. Enjoy the cool breeze from the mountain top and see amazing views over endless valleys covered with tea bushes. There are many trekking trails to allow visitors explore the local flora and fauna, as well as, the cultural and history of the highlands. Visit a strawberry farm located on the main road where you can pick your own strawberries for a reasonable price. There are several stalls and cafés that serve strawberry desserts such as: strawberry ice-cream, cream, crush and sweets. Discover the cactus valley located in the same vicinity with its varieties of cactus plants, including, gigantic cactus trees and beautiful flowers available for sale. Visitors have the option to take the short  trip to the Sam Poh Temple at Cameron Highlands. Enjoy the amazing view of Brinchang town and the houses from the temple and please note that you need to take off your shoes if you wish to enter inside the temple. There are many restaurants at Cameron Highlands offering Western and Asian cuisine, and you will find dozens of steamboat restaurants too. At late evening, our driver will safely transfer you back to you hotel in Kuala Lumpur.

$19.80 Outdoor Activities

Cameron Highlands: Mossy Forest Discovery

The journey begins with a short annotations stop at the Sungai Palas Tea Plantation which is one of the largest plantation in South East Asia before drive up to the highest peak of Cameron Highlands. Mount Brinchang locate at height of 6666 feet above sea level.Climb up the viewing tower where you will be amazed with magnificent view of the surrounding area with fresh and cool air.An interpretive trek into Mossy Forest will reveal some of the exotic montage floras such as carnivorous Pitcher Plant, wild Ginger, Primitive Ferns and Wild Orchids.Moreover you can learn some basic forest survival techniques and other native plants from our experience guide (mossy forest also known as the cloudy forest where usually enveloped in mist and gives you a feeling like you're in a fairy tale land).A short drive down from the mountain will bring you to the Oldest Tea Factory in Malaysia. Here a tour of  the factory will be conducted by factory guide. have a cup of Tea at The '"Ummph" Tea Cafe, where you will be fascinated by the wide range of tea offered with panoramic view of the plantation. Finally our guide will lead you to the last stop of the tour which is Butterfly Farm. Here you can observe some beautiful species of butterflies including the renowned Raja Brooke and various kinds of insects and snakes.