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7-Day Delicious Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur to Penang

Tour route: Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur - Ipoh - Penang

  • Tour code: ODY-MY-001
  • Tour Style: Private Tour (No Join-in Group Tour)
  • Price inclusions: All transportation mentioned in itinerary (flight, train, ship, private car, etc.); private guides & drivers, hotels, meals (based on your meal plan), and all service charges & taxes.
  • Travel date: private tour with flexible travel date
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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 photo.
Lunch will be serving at a local restaurant.
Return to hotel for a rest and relax before depart for the “Lights Up” Discovery (Fireflies) at around 4:30 PM. We will drive to a village named Kampung Kuantan where fireflies lights 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.
Dress casually and bring rain gear on wet days are suggested. Tour might be cancelled when rainy heavily.

Overnight: Kuala Lumpur
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Kuala Lumpur-Malacca-Kuala Lumpur

Early in the morning, we will drive to Malacca (about 2 hours drive) – a place filled with unique heritage, customs and lifestyle of the local folks. You tour today includes the UNESCO Heritage site recognition, Dutch Administration office, St Peter’s Church, and the ruins of St Paul’s Church, Porta De Santiago, Cheng Hoon Teng Temple & 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, enjoy dishes like Nasi Lemak, Cendol, Roti Canai, Hokkien Mee, Grilled Fish and many more.
Note: Food items are subject to change, 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 we will drive north to Ipoh (about 2 hours drive). En route, you will 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 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, you will 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 world and then you enter the Island of Penang. Coupled by colorful flora, a funicular train ride to the top of Penang Hill is an experience in itself.

In case the train is under scheduled maintenance, you will explore the Botanical Garden, the Reclining Buddha and the Kek Lok Si temple instead. After tour, check-in hotel and freshen up, proceed for Georgetown Night Discovery at around 6:30 Pm. Enjoying dinner of Western specialties alongside views of Georgetown at night at the Three Sixty° Revolving Restaurant. 

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, we will visit a food paradise street where you can find some of the best Wantan Noodles, Hokkien Noodles and Char Kuew Toew (Fried Rice Noodles). Back to hotel, rest and relax. Depart to Gurney Drive at around 8 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 around at the night market as you wish.

Note: Food items are subject to change, 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 transfer to airport for 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 properties we selected are either located in 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 on accommodating English speaking customers, and excellent feedbacks from our pervious clients as well.

Variety in Choice: many styles and grades of hotels are available for different budgets, tastes and culture 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 pick up. 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.


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


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.


Lunches are usually set menu at 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.


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

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 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.

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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Rating: November 22nd, 2016
Travel Consultant: Leo Huang
As I heard very good reviews about my odyssey tours through my cousin I went ahead and planned a trip to Malaysia. I was thrilled to find professionaly organized tour company and equally professional tour consultant Leo Huang. His responses to my queries were thorough and prompt. He suggested well planned itinerary and helped to make the changes to cover the most out of the trip. Thank you Leo for your excellent services. I reccomend them to everyone without any hesitations. Great tour company.
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