Self-Drive - 7 Days Spectacular West Coast

Tour Code : HD 005
duration : 7D/6N Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Lumpur
Drive Around Malaysia : Melaka, Ipoh, Penang, Cameron Highlands


 

Day 1 (Kuala Lumpur - Malacca)

Our representative of car rental will meet you to deliver the car at your prefer pick-up point. You will receive the car keys of your rental car and you fill in the corresponding papers. You have an opportunity to discuss about the route description and car rental procedure.


Start your journey south to the Historical City of Malacca, the charming city founded by a crown prince called Parameswara. Donít missed out to drive around the town and see some of the oldest historical building or relics in the country like the Dutch Square with the pink colored Stadthuys, Christ Church, Clock Tower and the Queen Victoria Fountain. You will also see the Cheng Hoon Teng, which is the oldest functioning Chinese temple in Malaysia founded in 1645. The Porta De Santiago, the Gate to the Portuguese fortress, Aí Formosa built in 1511, the St. Paulís Church where St. Francis Xavier was once buried and many more interesting sites would also be worth a look. Accommodation at Hotel Holiday Inn Melaka.   

Day 2 (Malacca - Ipoh)

Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out from your hotel and drive north towards Ipoh, by passing the capital city of Kuala Lumpur. Take the Gopeng exit, which is about 30 km south of Ipoh and leave the Highway. Donít missed to visit the Kellieís Castle, an interesting leftover from the past historical. Continue your journey and drive straight on the main road towards Ipoh and perharps you may try have your lunch at local restaurants. Arrive at Ipoh town, there are many grand colonial architecture and some of the highlights are the Moorish-Victorian train station, the St. Michaelís Institute and the Birch Memorial Clock Tower that was erected in the memory of JWW Birch, Perakís first British Resident, who was murdered by revolutionaries. Accommodation at Heritage Hotel Ipoh (B)

 

Day 3 (Ipoh - Penang)

Breakfast at the Hotel. Continue drive to Penang where you will expected to arrive around 18.30pm. Drive back to the highway and continue northwards. Take the Simpang Pulai exit. Donít missed to visit - the Sam Poh Tong Temple which is right on the main road. Turn right and continue the journey, driving straight on the main road towards Ipoh. Return to the highway and continue towards Kuala Kangsar, the royal town of Perak.

Highlight place to visits include the Ubadiah Mosque, the Istana Iskandariah (Kingsí Palace) and the Istana Kenangan, which was built without using even a single nail.Continue your drive on the highway, heading straight up toward Penang. Arrive Butterworth in the evening, cross over using the Asia's 3rd longest bridge to the Pearl Of The Orient -Penang. Proceed towards Tanjung Bungah for your accommodation at Paradise Sandy Beach Resort. You may visit the esplanades of Gurney Drive for a taste of the magnificent and cheap local food and nightlife a laí Penang style as the locals do. (B)

Day 4 (Penang)

After breakfast at the hotel, Itís time to explore the entire Georgetown. The area of Georgetown is easy to visit such a colonial building by foot such as Victoria Memorial Clock Tower, Fort Cornwallis, and Penang Museum. Instead of by foot, take cab or local bus in order to make a half day tour by your own. Tour feature Khoo Ancestral Clan House, Botanical Garden, Reclining Buddha Temple, Pewter Factory and shopping for local products. Khoo Ancestral Clan House (Khoo Kongsi) - Probably Penangís most picturesque building, the Khoo Kongsi is made up of two buildings on opposite sides to each other. One building serves as the ancestral temple while the other is used for staging plays and operas. The Khoo Kongsi is meant only for members of the Leong San Tong (Dragon Mountain Hall) clan, whose forefathers came from Sin Kangvillage in Hokkien province, China. Construction of the Khoo Kongsi started in 1894 and took eight years to complete. Its original design was very elaborate meant to capture the splendour of the Chinese imperial palace. Its seven-tiered pavilion, dragon pillars and hand-painted walls engraved with the Khoo emblem was thought to have even outshone the imperial palace itself. On the first night of its completion, the Khoo Kongsi caught fire and many said it was because the gods were unhappy with the scale of its grandeur. It was then rebuilt on a smaller scale but it still retains the distinctive architecture of the master craftsmen from China. Accommodation at Paradise Sandy Beach Resort. (B)

Day 5 (Penang - Cameron Highlands)

After breakfast, Depart from your hotel in Penang to Cameron Highlands. The Highlands offers many delightful jungle trails for nature lovers and it is famous of world renowned tea and sprawling tea plantations. Situated 1,500 metres above sea level, it will takes about six hours away from Penang. Begins with drive southwards to Ipoh on the North-South Highway. Take the Tapah exit and leave the Highway. Perhaps you may have your lunch at local restaurant. You will need to drive climb from Tapah to the Highlands with plenty of corners on the way. Suggested a quick stop at Lata Iskandar waterfall on your way to the Highlands.

Cameron Highlands comprises a series of little township that include Ringlet, Tanah Rata and Brinchang. While you arrive in Cameron Highlands, donít missed to visit Tea plantations, Cactus Valley, Butterfly Garden,  The vegetable and strawberry farms, the local market and the tea factory or if you like, visit the Sikh temple, the ornate Sam Poh temple and numerous handicraft centre in Brinchang. Accommodation is at the Heritage Hotel Cameron at Tanah Rata.

Optional : Drive from Penang, you may also want to try the newer Simpang Pulai route on your descent to Highway Exit 137 leading to the North-South Expressway. This road is a pleasant scenic drive as the turns are not so tight. You will pass the Kampung Raja, Tringkap and after will arrive at Brinchang. (B)

Day 6 (Cameron Highlands - Kuala Lumpur)

Breakfast will be at the hotel. Depart for a scenic drive to Kuala Lumpur via Tapah. Before arrive at nationís capital, Kuala Lumpur, we suggest for you to stop at Batu Caves and try walk up the 272 steps of stairs that leads to the wide opening of the caveís mouth, youíll see that this marvellous limestone formation holds a Hindu Temple within definitely a must to see. Continue your drive to Kuala Lumpur and check-in your hotel before proceed on a city tour on your own free time. Enjoy your drive around the town for sights and sound tour. Highlights places to visit : Jamek Mosque known as oldest mosque in KL, Sri Mahariamman Hindu Temple, Karyaneka Handicraft Centre, the Moorish styled Sultan Abdul Samad Buildings, the Railway Station, St. Mary Anglican Church, Thean Hau Temple, National Monuments and Kingís Palace. Donít missed to visit the Petronas Twin Tower for a photo stop (the twin tower has a sky bridge which is open to the public and subject to availability as the entry is limited to a certain number of people each day). In the evening, try the local delights at the many food stalls all over town and try your hand at bargaining at the night market in Chinatown. Accommodation at Hotel Istana Kuala Lumpur. (B)

Day 7 (Kuala Lumpur)

Breakfast at the hotel. After check-out from your hotel, drive back to Kuala Lumpur International Airport and meet our Car Rental representative for return your car. You will need to sign the check-list of Car Rental form upon returning the key to our representative. End of tour.

 

Optional : If your flight late in the evening, you may continue the Kuala Lumpur sightseeing to many more places of interest where you will need to read in your travel guide book.

Note : Please confirm the time that you want to return your car in advance as we need to schedule our representative to collect the car after your drop-off.

 

 

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