TOUR 19 – ( S); Meander In Malaysia: Small Group Tour
15 Days. From AUD $2,470

BOOK THIS TOUR TODAY and recieve a USD$200.00 discount per couple, twin share, on the price listed below. Available for all departure dates other than January & December.

 

While all Baktrax small group tours try to show you the real cultures of the destinations you visit, the meander trips along with our Pure Central Thailand tour are probably more suitable for those visiting Asia for the very first time and who want to see a large cross section of what it’s all about and travelling slow enough to allow time to take it all in. You get a tour and an even more relaxing holiday at the same time. With three cultures in one there’s not many better places for a meander than Malaysia.

Being Malaysia, food will be a major highlight also.

This Meander in Malaysia takes in K.L., Penang, Lumut and the lesser known but no less beautiful, island of Pangkor. You will also get a glimpse of Bangkok along the way. Once you visit Malaysia you will only want to return again and again as it is possibly the most addictive country in the world for both food and even more so for the friendly faces.

ACCOMMODATION = (4 star hotel x 3 nights, 3 star hotels x 6 nights, 1 to 2 star hotels x 5 nights).

Nighttime shot of the ferris wheel and Pwtronas towers in Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia
woman selling food on the floating market in Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia
sunset in kuala lumpar, Malaysia

From AUD $2,470

Group Size: Minimum 1, Maximum 8

Guaranteed to depart

English speaking tour coordinator

Visiting
BANGKOK - KUALA LUMPUR, (K.L.) - LUMUT - PANGKOR ISLAND - PENANG ISLAND.

Accommodation
  STANDARD:

  • Four star hotel, (3 nights).
  • Three star hotels, (6 nights).
  • One to two star hotels, (5 nights)

Transport
Bus, Boat, Taxi, Plane.

Day Trips
None included.

Entry Fees
All included when part of the itinerary.

Meals
15 meals included as per itinerary.
B = Breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner.

Itinerary

Day 1:

Tonight our Malaysia small group tour will stay in; BANGKOK - Our Malaysia small group budget or quality accommodation tour officially starts when you check into your Bangkok accommodation. A welcoming dinner will be had in the evening. If you arrive early enough your free time could be spent visiting the enormous Chatuchak weekend market and/or, Wat Phra Kaew & the Grand Palace, Wat Pho, Wat Arun, MBK or Siam shopping centres or take a boat ride with the locals on the Chao Phraya express to some local shops in Nonthaburi.


A few of the  dozens of other options may be Vimanmek Teak Mansion, Chinatown, Wat Traimit, Jim Thompsons House, Silom or Sukhumvit road shops.


OR? Maybe just lay back and have a traditional Thai Massage. A month in the capital wouldn't allow you enough time to see it all. D.

Day 2:

 Tonight our Malaysia small group tour will stay in; KUALA LUMPUR - A short international flight today will see our small group tour in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur. Better known to all as simply K.L. A bit like a smaller version of Bangkok is K.L. with loads to see and do. The Petronas Twin Towers is the must see for most.

ALSO:

  • For an even higher view of the city try the 421 metre high Menara KL (KL Tower) built on top of the Bukit Manas Forest Reserve.
  • Thean Hou Temple
  • National Art Gallery
  • Islamic Arts Museum
  • National museum


Then in no particular order it may be the colonial Kuala Lumpur Train Station, Merdeka Square, Masjid Negara (National Mosque), Masjid Jamek (Friday Mosque) or stroll around the Central Market or Lake gardens where the K.L. bird Park; www.klbirpark.com is the worlds largest walk in aviary with almost 200 species of birds. But just like Bangkok; A month wouldn't allow enough time to see all the sights.   B.

Day 3:

KUALA LUMPUR - A totally free day to explore K.L. The city centre is reasonably compact  which makes for an interesting stroll in itself. B.

FOR SHOPPING:

Petaling street in Chinatown  has a multitude of street vendors. Other opportunities for shopping include:
Central Market
 Royal Selangor Pewter Factory

Just a few of the many shopping malls include:

Berjaya Times Square
Mid Valley megamall
Pavillion KL

Day 4:

 KUALA LUMPUR - Another free day in the capital to shop, eat and see some of the above.  Well worth a visit also is the Batu Caves, a short bus ride out of town. Walk up the 272 steps to the impressive Temple Cave. The Batu Caves is where the yearly, three day Thaipusan festival is centred around. B.

Day 5:

Tonight our Malaysia small group tour will stay in;  LUMUT - Our small group tour will travel by bus today to the seaside town of Lumut. Primarily used as a transit point to Pangkor Island Lumut in itself is a good chance to see a typical Malay town minus the tourists. A good beach is a short taxi ride away for those interested or just meander around this laid back destination.

There is also a waterfront recreation park where locals often relax with a picnic. B.

Day 6:

 LUMUT - A free day to relax in Lumut. A good restaurant wont be far away either. B.

Day 7:

Tonight our Malaysia small group tour will stay on; PANGKOR ISLAND - A 40 minute  boat ride will see our small group tour on the lesser known but no less attractive island of Pangkor for three nights seaside.  Apart from the  beaches and scenery there are a few interesting temples such as Lin Je Kong, Foo Lin Kong or a  Hindu Temple.

Kota Belanda (Dutch  fort, circa 1670), is worth a look also. Hire a motorbike or bycycle and do a lap of the island which is only 20 kilometres around. B.

Day 8:

 PANGKOR ISLAND - Relax on the beach or go for a meander on this small but beautiful island. B.

Day 9:

 PANGKOR ISLAND - Another day on a tropical island. SOMEONE HAS TO DO IT! B.

Day 10:

Tonight our Malaysia small group tour will stay on;  PENANG ISLAND - Two short bus rides today via Ipoh will see our small group tour in Georgetown the big and busy capital of Penang island.

Georgetown has an atmosphere unlike any other place known to Baktrax in Malaysia and possibly all of S.E. Asia. It's one of our all time favourite destinations. Go back in time as you walk the fascinating streets of the state capital. Streets being the way to go much of the time as the footpaths are often owned by the resident house or buisness and as such are often blocked off for public use. Just a few of the main attractions include:

  • Fort Cornwallis.
  • Penang Museum.
  • Khoo Kongsi Chinese Clan House.
  • Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion.
  • Alpha Utara gallery.
  • Acheen Street Mosque or Hainan Temple and dozens more mosques, temples  and colonial buildings or head up to Penang Hill at 800 metres to get  some great views of the island. Do this either by a long  hard walk or take  the historical Funicular Train where a monkey or two is  often seen  scampering around the tracks. Lastly, but not the least, maybe a  budget visit to a local dentist to offset some of your holiday costs. No meals.

Day 11:

PENANG ISLAND  - Meander around Chinatown, Little India or anywhere you please today But without doubt the main purpose of coming to Penang is the FOOD! Your accommodation is within a few minutes walk of a multitude of Malay,Chinese or Indian restaurants. Penang's Curry Laksa or Indian Tandoori chicken with Garlic Nan bread are just but 2 of the better known local favs. This will also be another chance to eat the local way with a  Banana Leaf Meal and it doesn't get much better than a bottomless one at Krsna Villa restaurant in  Little India. B.

Day 12:

PENANG ISLAND  - A free day to explore some more of the island and more FOOD! FOOD! FOOD!  Maybe some shopping at one of the modern shopping malls of Komtar, Prangin or the more upmarket Gurney Plaza. B.

Day 13:

 Tonight our Malaysia small group tour will stay in; BANGKOK - A short international flight will return us to Bangkok with the rest of the day at leisure. B.

Day 14:

 BANGKOK - A final full day in Bangkok will allow time for some more meandering.  Last minute shopping, sightseeing or a day trip are among the myriad of options for your last day in the city of Angels known as Krungthep to the locals. A farewell dinner will be had in the evening. B. D. A farewell dinner will be had in the evening.B.  D.

Day 15:

Our Malaysia small group tour is officially over when you check out of your Bangkok accommodation. An airport transfer is included also. B.

You can now head home totally relaxed after a great holiday and you saw many of the wonderful cultural delights that Malaysia has to offer also.

Tour Departure Dates

2017
06 Jul, 20 Jul, 03 Aug, 17 Aug, 07 Sep, 21 Sep, 05 Oct, 19 Oct, 02 Nov, 16 Nov, 07 Dec, 21 Dec

2018
04 Jan, 18 Jan, 01 Feb, 15 Feb, 01 Mar, 15 Mar, 05 Apr, 19 Apr, 03 May, 17 May, 07 Jun, 21 Jun, 05 Jul, 19 Jul, 02 Aug, 16 Aug, 06 Sep, 20 Sep, 04 Oct, 18 Oct, 01 Nov, 15 Nov, 05 Dec

Any other date on application. (Minimum two people).

Price

P/P, T/S, land only; Included are two international flights from bangkok to K.L. & Penang to Bangkok
AUD $2,470
Single Suppliment: AUD $1,400