7-Day Delicious Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur to Penang

Tour Route: Kuala Lumpur - Kuala Selangor - Malacca - Ipoh - Kuala Kangsar - Penang - Kuala Lumpur

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  • Tour Code: ODY-MY-001
  • Tour Style: Private Tour (No Join-in Group Tour)
  • Travel Date: Private tour with flexible travel date
  • Price Inclusions: All transportation mentioned in the itinerary (flight, train, ship, private car, etc.); private guides & drivers, hotels, meals (based on your meal plan), and all service charges & taxes.
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Day 1: Arrival, Kuala Lumpur

Upon arrival, you will be met by our representative and transferred to the hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is free at your own leisure.

Overnight: Kuala Lumpur

Day 2: Kuala Lumpur - Kuala Selangor - Kuala Lumpur

After breakfast, your Kuala Lumpur City Discovery today includes the King's Palace, the National Monument, the National Museum, the superb buildings at the Independence Square and the Moorish-style railway station. You will also stop at the magnificent Petronas Twin Towers for a photo opportunity.

Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Return to hotel for a short break before departing for the "Lights Up" Discovery (Fireflies) at around 4:30 pm. You will be driven to a village named Kampung Kuantan where fireflies light up this coastal area every night. A boat ride takes you to their mangrove swamp habitat. This tour also includes a visit to the palm oil & Fort Melawati and a seafood dinner.

Note: Dress casually and bring rain gear on wet days are suggested. Tour might be canceled when raining heavily.

Overnight: Kuala Lumpur
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Kuala Lumpur - Malacca - Kuala Lumpur

Early in the morning, drive to Malacca (about 2 hours) - a place filled with unique heritage, customs, and lifestyle of the local folks. Your tour today includes the UNESCO Heritage site recognition, Dutch Administration office, St Peter's Church, the ruins of St Paul's Church, Porta De Santiago, Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, and Jonker Street.

Enjoy lunch at the Peranakan (Baba Nyonya) Restaurant, and then drive back to Kuala Lumpur this afternoon. Have a street food tour at Kuala Lumpur Food Trail, during which you might sample dishes like Nasi Lemak, Cendol, Roti Canai, Hokkien Mee, Grilled Fish and many more.

Note: Food items are subject to change, and guests will be advised to eat at their own risk.

Overnight: Kuala Lumpur
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Kuala Lumpur - Batu Caves - Ipoh

After breakfast, you will head to Batu Caves, a famous natural limestone cavern which houses a Hindu shrine. Later, drive north to Ipoh (about 2 hours). En route, enjoy a light lunch at Bidor, which is famous for Duck Thigh Noodle and many local snacks. Tour the Sam Poh Tong (Cavern of Triple Gems) and old city area of Ipoh this afternoon. You will stop by at some local coffee shop for a tea break and sample the local delicacy as well.

In the evening, a famous Ipoh Chicken Rice is served for dinner.

Overnight: Ipoh
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Ipoh - Kuala Kangsar - Penang

This morning, drive to Kuala Kangsar Town, located at the downstream of Kuala Kangsar River. Your discovery tour includes the gilded dome of Ubudiah Mosque, the Iskandariah Palace and the Istana Kenangan. You will have a taste of the Laksa (spicy noodle soup) and a traditional dessert named Cendol. Drive crossing one of the longest bridges in the world and then enter the Island of Penang.

Coupled by colorful flora, a funicular train ride to the top of Penang Hill is an interesting experience. If the train is under scheduled maintenance, you will explore the Botanical Garden, the Reclining Buddha, and the Kek Lok Si Temple instead. After the tour, check-in hotel and freshen up, proceed for Georgetown Night Discovery at around 6:30 pm. Enjoy dinner at the Three Sixty° Revolving Restaurant with the night view of Georgetown.

Overnight: Penang
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Penang Street Food Tour

Proceed for Penang Walking Food Trail in the morning. You will have a chance to search for authentic and delicious street food in Penang. In the afternoon, visit a food paradise street where you can find some of the best Wantan Noodles, Hokkien Noodles and Char Kway Teow (Fried Rice Noodles).

Back to the hotel for a short rest. Depart to Gurney Drive at around 8:00 pm, famous for the "hawker food" sold from food stalls. Dinner at Gurney Drive Hawker Centre (or Pusat Penjaja Anjung Gurney). After the dinner, do some shopping at the night market as you wish.

Note: Food items are subject to change, and guests will be advised to eat at their own risk.

Overnight: Penang
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Penang - Kuala Lumpur, Departure

Free at leisure before being escorted to the airport for your flight back to Kuala Lumpur to take the connecting flight back home.

Meal: Breakfast

Recommended Accommodation for Your Journey

It is no doubt your journey enjoyment will be increased by a good choice of accommodation. Our well-established network with key hotel chains around Indochina area will bring you more benefits of competitive rates and guaranteed hotel quality with availability.

We pick hotels for you based on:

Location: most of the properties we selected are either located in the downtown area with main city attractions or close by main transportations. These conveniences will certainly improve your holiday experience.

Facility & Service Quality: all hotels are inspected strictly and regularly, must be with great performance in accommodating English speaking customers, and excellent feedback from our previous clients as well.

Variety in Choice: many styles and grades of hotels are available for different budgets, tastes, and cultural backgrounds.

 

Hotel Standards

3-Star Class It will meet the basic requirements for a comfortable stay, good size and clean guest rooms with AC, TV, hot water, shower, and private bathrooms. On-site restaurants with breakfast included and lunch or dinner at your own pickup. A small fitness center or spa can be expected.

4-Star Class Across Indochina, a wide range of comfortable boutique hotels are available with shopping, dining and entertainment facilities nearby. Featuring quality service, fully furnished rooms, restaurants, fitness center with spa (and swimming pool in most cases), the hotels are expected to offer an above-average accommodation experience.

5-Star Class Top-notch services and an extensive range of facilities for an excellent accommodation experience. Multiple restaurants on site and a wide range of choice for buffet breakfast, good size of swimming pool, fitness center and concierge service round out the experience.

Meals

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Normally Indochina Odyssey Tours includes two meals each day during the tour: Breakfast and Lunch. You will have the freedom to make your own dinner choice.

Breakfast

It is normally served at the hotel where you stay. Depending on the hotel, the breakfast would be in western style, local style, or a combination.

Lunch

Lunches are usually set menu at the handpicked local restaurant with comfortable dining environment where you can rest assure to taste the local flavor. All restaurants arranged by Indochina Odyssey Tours selected carefully and evaluated constantly based on customer feedback and our on-site inspection.

Dinner

Dinners will not be included in your meal plan unless you have that requirement. Enjoying the local food could be one of your best experiences in “tasty” Indochina area. This is why we provide you this flexibility of food choice. Your private guide will always give you good suggestions based on your preferences.

If you have certain food allergies or special requirements such as vegetarian food, let us know. We will do our best to accommodate your needs.

 

Private Guide & Transfer

You will have a private tour guide, private driver, and an air-conditioned vehicle escorting you at every destination you travel across Southeast Asia. This will provide you with maximized personal care, security, and flexibility

All tour guides of Indochina Odyssey Tours are qualified professionals and registered English Speaking Tourist Guides who are reassessed annually. All of our tour vehicles are clean and in excellent condition, manned with licensed & experienced drivers.

Private Tour Guide

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You will always be greeted punctually on arrival at each destination airport. At every departure, you’ll be escorted & assisted until you have checked in and passed through the security checkpoint.

All of our tour guides in every destination are locals. Knowing the area well, they are good at guiding you around and telling background stories of the tour sites, as well as showing you the secret spots for the best photos.

If any change of itinerary is needed for unexpected reasons, your private tour guides will be more than accommodating in suggesting alternatives to ensure that you always have a wonderful experience.

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Private Vehicle & Licensed Driver

With our comfortable and safe private transportation, your tour will be more relaxing and less tiresome, keeping you in the best spirits to make the most out of your journey across Southeast Asia.

Your vehicle in each destination is air conditioned, insured, clean, and regularly maintained. Your private driver is licensed and always put your safety first.

 

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