TOUR 16 – (S); Penang & Langkawi Stopover: Malaysia small group tour
10 Days. From AUD $1,800

WANT TO START THIS TOUR IN K.L. RATHER THAN BANGKOK? Please contact us.

This short Malaysian small group tour is suitable for those in transit through Bangkok and with enough time to get a taste of Malaysia. If you want an easy introduction to the region then Malaysia is a great choice. Welcoming, Safe, hassle free and with food unrivalled anywhere else on earth. Malaysia has it all but is still as Asian as it gets.

You will get a look at some of Penang’s rich history, have the opportunity to do some shopping and sightseeing and then take a relaxing island break on Langkawi while all along the way trying the food. A short taste of Bangkok is thrown in also. 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 hotel x 3 nights, 1 to 2 star hotel x 3 nights).

 

Petronas towers in Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia
Nighttime shot of the ferris wheel and Pwtronas towers in Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia
sunset in kuala lumpar, Malaysia

From AUD $1,800

Group Size: Minimum 1, Maximum 8

Guaranteed to depart

English speaking tour coordinator

Visiting
BANGKOK - PENANG ISLAND - LANGKAWI ISLAND.

Accommodation

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

Transport
Bus, Boat, Taxi, Plane.

Day Trips
None included.

Entry Fees
All included when part of the itinerary.

Meals
9 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 short Malaysia small group 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 on; PENANG  - A short international flight will see us in the budget food capital of the world,  at least in our opinion. The best destination for getting a first up taste of Malaysia. An amazing atmosphere of both past and present history and cultures all in one. Malay, Chinese or Indian food in all directions with the latter having some amazing choose and point restaurants with an amazing number of dishes to point at. Make sure you take note of the locals in regards to both ordering and eating to get the most out of it all. Truly a tour highlight. B.

Day 3:

PENANG   - A free day to explore some of the above. 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 your first  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 4:

PENANG   - Another free day to continue your exploration of yet more food shopping and sights or maybe get a local bus and explore the island at large with beaches and villages adding another dimension to it all. B.

Day 5:

Tonight our Malaysia small group tour will stay on;  LANGKAWI  - An early start and a  short ferry ride will see our small group tour on lovely Langkawi Island for three days of  relaxation. If Penang equates to food then it's beaches and maybe beer for Langkawi. Being a duty free island the beer is the cheapest in Malaysia.  At the same time though please respect the local culture if they ask you not to drink it in certain places. No meals.

Day 6:

LANGKAWI ISLAND - Our beachside accommodation and the warm waters will see us in relaxation mode for your last days in Malaysia. Beachside or some strolling are the main two choices today. OR? Take a taxi to one of the duty free malls. B.

Day 7:

 LANGKAWI ISLAND - Repeat day 6. B.

Day 8:

Tonight our small group Thailand & Malaysia tour will stay in; TRANG - Today we head back to Thailand. Firstly a ferry back to the Thai border province of Satun. Then after immigration duties a bus trip to nearby Trang  for an overnight stay in this interesting southern town. A fabulous REAL Thai market will give us the opportunity to experience dining with the locals in the evening. Khanom Jeen, (Chinese noodles), being one of the famous Trang  dishes.   No meals.

Day 9:

Tonight our Malaysia small group tour will stay in; BANGKOK - Our small group tour will take a short domestic flight from Trang to Bangkok for a final night. Rest of the day at leisure. A farewell dinner will be had in the evening. Being a Sunday and with time permitting you may wish to visit  the gigantic weekend market, or maybe you'd rather visit one of the famous Bangkok temples within easy reach of our accommodation. Very few people ever get bored in Bangkok. Just watching the amount and chaos of the traffic is entertaining enough in itself. B. D.

Day 10:

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

Tour Departure Dates

2017
23 Sep, 07 Oct, 14 Oct, 21 Oct, 04 Nov, 11 Nov, 18 Nov, 25 Nov, 02 Dec, 09 Dec, 16 Dec, 23 Dec

2018
06 Jan, 13 Jan, 20 Jan, 03 Feb, 10 Feb, 17 Feb, 03 Mar, 03 Mar, 17 Mar, 07 Apr, 14 Apr, 21 Apr, 05 May, 12 May, 19 May, 02 Jun, 09 Jun, 16 Jun, 23 Jun, 07 Jul, 14 Jul, 21 Jul, 04 Aug, 11 Aug, 18 Aug, 01 Sep, 08 Sep, 15 Sep, 22 Sep, 06 Oct, 13 Oct, 20 Oct, 03 Nov, 10 Nov, 17 Nov, 01 Dec, 08 Dec

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

Price

P/P, T/S land only; Incudes international flight from Bangkok to Penang & domestic flight from Trang to Bangkok
AUD $1,800
Single Suppliment: AUD $920