KUALA SELANGOR (L, D)
Depart toward Kuala Selangor in the morning. Enroute, stop at Batu Caves. A flight of 272 steps lead up to the sacred Hindu temple cave where the shrine of Hindu deity, Lord Murugah lies. Another cave, called the museum cave, is filled with images of deities and murals depicting scenes from the Hindu scriptures. Upon arrival at Kuala Selangor, visit “Kota Melawati” formerly known as “Fort Altingsburg”. The second King of Selangor had a fortress constructed on Malawati hill to protect the state from intruders. Enjoy the great view from the top, before you continue to the Malay village, were you have your lunch with locals. Check into your hotel afterwards. Enjoy a great local dinner, before you embark on a boat for a trip along the Selangor River.
Overnight: Kuala Selangor
KUALA SELANGOR – IPOH (B)
On your way to Ipoh, stop in the town of Telok Intan. Malaysia boasts its own equivalent to the world-famous Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy, right here at the heart of the Teluk Intan town centre. Discover the Kinta Kellas Rubber Estate afterwards. It is believed to be haunted. Your onward journey brings us to Sam Poh Tong temple, a picturesque structure nestled within the high limestone caves and cavities, a sight to behold. Enjoy seeing impressive works of art, with statues of Buddha in various forms among natural stalactites and rock formations. Upon your arrival in Ipoh, you see the Railway Station or the “Taj Mahal” of Ipoh, as it is an impressive landmark that combines Moorish architecture with modern embellishments.
POH - KUALA KANGSAR - KUALA SEPETANG - BELUM RAINFOREST (B)
First, visit Kuala Kangsar this morning. Linger through this royal city and admire from the exterior buildings like Ubudiah Mosque, Iskandariah Palace and Istana Kenangan which have a very unique and attractive architecture. Proceed afterwards further to Kuala Sepetang mangrove forest. It is the best-managed mangrove forest in Malaysia from 1910 and one that serves a very important ecological role in protecting the coastline from erosion. Delight in the novelty of walking through natural mangrove forest on a boardwalk. Visit a charcoal kiln where charcoal is produced.
After your adventures tour through the mangrove forest, drive to your resort for your overnight stay close to the Belum Rainforest.
Overnight: Belum Valley
BELUM VALLEY: BY BOAT AND SOFT TREK (B, L)
The Belum Rainforest is an area with a rich national heritage and extra-ordinary flora and fauna. Start your day with a boat ride to the aboriginal villages. Observe and mingle with the ‘Orang Asli’ people, which literally mean ‘the original people’. These are the Jahai and Temiar people of the aboriginal’s ethnic tribes of Peninsular Malaysia. There is also the opportunity to trek in the jungle and with some luck, to see the ‘Rafflesia’ - the world’s largest flower in the wilderness. Packed lunch will be served. Enjoy the encounter with scenic waterfall in the lush green jungle pouring through the heart of nature. Return to the resort and the rest if the day is free at leisure.
Overnight: Belum Valley
BELUM VALLEY - PENANG (B)
Depart after your breakfast from Temenggor Lake towards Penang. On arrival in Penang continue with a City, Culture and Heritage tour of Georgetown, which has been declared as a UNESCO SITE in 2008. Visit Kek Lok Si Temple, the most beautiful and largest Buddhist temple, The Fort Cornwallis as well as the water village of the Clan Jetties at Weld Quay. Walk along the Pitt Street, also known as the “The Street of Harmony”. Here churches, Chinese temples, mosques and Hindu temples are built along the same street in harmonious existence side by side for centuries. Visit the intricate Khoo Kong Si clan’s house. Enjoy a breezy trishaw ride, a still popular mode of transport in Georgetown.