Focus On East Coast
Kota Bharu, Perhentian Island, Kuala Terengganu, Cherating

 


Kota Bharu Market


Perhentian Island


Village Boy


Attap Roof Weaving


Fishing Village


Fireflies Sanctuary


Sugar Cane Juice


Coconut Sugar Making


River Safari

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Tour Code : MHT 003 (7D/6N)
Kota Bharu to Cherating
(MAP)

 

Day 01 (Kota Bharu)
Start the morning with Kota Bharu sightseeing tour, reputed to be the cradle of Malay culture, Kota Bharu offers a delightful profusion of colourful traditions, charm and scenic beauty. Tour will features Malaysia most famous and colourful central market, kite making centre at PCB beach, silver wares and Tumpat Village - home for many Buddha temples, such as Wat Pothivihan - housing the country’s largest reclining Buddha.

 

Day 02 (Kota Bharu - Perhentian Island)
Depart to Kuala Besut Jetty, from there a 40 minutes boat ride will bring you to one of the most beautiful island in Malaysia - Perhentian Island, white sandy beach, crystal clear blue sea, Perhentian Island have much to offer. Snorkelling scuba-diving, snorkelling, jungle trekking, or just stroll along the beach. (B)

 

Day 03 (Perhentian Island)
Free at leisure (B)

 

Day 04 (Perhentian Island - Kuala Terengganu)
Transfer back from Perhentian Island to Kuala Besut Jetty. Journey south to Kuala Terengganu will pass by many traditional Malay fishing villages, untouched beaches that dot with colourful fishing boat. Arrive Kuala Terengganu town in late afternoon, an orientation drive along the ‘long roof’ China Town and visit the colourful Central Market. Next take a water taxi to the picturesque Seberang Takir fishing village that dot with brightly paint fishing boat. Back to mainland and drive along Princess Hill, Waterfront, Maziah Palace, State Mosque till we reach the State Museum - the largest museum in South East Asia with outdoor and indoor museum. (B)

Note : Perhentian Island Resort will be close between mid Oct till Feb, we will replace with the mainland beach resort, The Aryani Resort. Located on the secluded coast of Merang this classical Malay Architecture inspired by the Sultan’s palace of ancient days blends harmoniously amidst a charming fishing village and coconut grove. This nine-acre royal retreat offers not only a luxurious stay by the sea but also a unique cultural experience with services expected by a fine hotel like no other in Malaysia. The Aryani is truly an epitome of Malay culture. The Aryani offers 20 pleasant villas resemble a traditional Malay palace courtyard with simple but yet elegantly decorated rooms. Besides being fully air-conditioned all villas are fan-cooled with balcony or terrace. Out door open sunken bath gives a touch of romance to all villas. Rooms at the resort are created to combine natural surrounding, smooth unpainted wood with rich Malay craftsmanship’s. Other features include TV, IDD phone, minibar, fridge and ceiling fan.

 

Day 05 (Kuala Terengganu - River Safari - Kuala Terengganu)
Early morning, cruise up to Marang River, along the mangrove swamp river, you will be greeted by wild animals like monitor lizard, monkeys, crabs, colourful birds, eagles and sometime an otters. Witness the traditional live style of Terengganu villagers which included stop at one of the riverside village and visit several cottage industries like Attap leave roof weaving, coconut sugar making, visit Pak Uda house and see his monkeys plucking coconuts. Back to town and Terengganu home cook traditional peranakan lunch at Madam Bee house. Visit a unique boat building at the fishing village of Duyung Island that beautifully squeeze in the middle of Terengganu River mouth. At the headland of Duyung Island, there is a fine view of China Town wooden stilt houses. Stop at Batu Buruk Beach and Brassware factory to see the process of Terengganu brassware. Proceed to beautiful floating mosque and Batik factory. (B, L)

 

Day 06 (Kuala Terengganu - Cherating or Kuantan)
Start the day by driving south. Make a first stop visit to the forest reserve and experience the symphony of Cicadas. Continues to Berserah Fishing Village which well known for its salted fish, it is one of the few places in Malaysia where fisherman employ water buffaloes to transport their fish from the boats to the processing area. In the evening, visit Sungai Ibok fireflies sanctuary, see the display trees Sonneratia Caseolaris (Berembang), paddle with sampan (boat) along the mangrove swamp and witness one of the nature’s wonders fireflies staring their light and developed striking synchronous flash pattern. Overnight at Cherating Beach

 

Day 07 (Cherating or Kuantan)
Tour End (B)

 

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