Self-Drive - 8 Days Malaysia West Coast Historical Trail

Tour Code : HD 004
duration : 8D/7N Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Lumpur
Drive Around Malaysia : Melaka, Ipoh, Penang, Langkawi


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 - Langkawi)

After breakfast, arrange your own transfer to Penang Port for ferry departure to Kuah Jetty Langkawi. The boat departs at 08:15 to Langkawi and takes over two hours. Please collect ferry ticket at Fast Ferry Counter at Penang Port. Check-in at the counter 30minutes prior to departure. Arrive at Kuah Jetty, the driver will meet and transfer to your hotel. Hotel located at Pantai Cenang in the west with a vast beach, and restaurants next door. The resort may organizes everything: Jungle tours, morning and evening cruises, Snorkel, kayak and boat trips to nearby tropical islands. Optional trip can be arrange through the reception at the hotel you stay .  You can obviously eat in your hotel but Langkawi is known for its exceptional restaurants or you also can enjoy meals at local restaurant with reasonable price


Day 6 (Langkawi)

The day will start with the breakfast at the hotel. Spend the whole day at nice beach, but if you want to do something different, catamaran sailing and kayaking  enough to do. If you go up the cable car (about three euros) you have a beautiful view for Gunung Mat Cincang. Are you a lover of the underwater world but prefer a dry place, then make sure visit to Underwater World in Pantai Cenang. This is one of the largest aquariums in Asia. Snorkel trip also can do nearby tropical islands, visiting museums or a nice stroll to the hot springs of Telaga Air Hangat. There is also an "air trekking experience". A challenging trail high above the ground.  

Day 7 (Langkawi)

Time to get home but donít miss  to have fun at the shopping spree. Shopping is the thing to do while you in Langkawi. Your close friend and relative are expecting something nice from you. Arenít they? At Langkawi also known as Duty Free Zone have a lot of Shopping Complex such as Langkawi Fair Shopping Mall, Jetty Point and a lot of shop lots around Beras Terbakar Shopping Lots. 

Day 8 (Langkawi - Kuala Lumpur / Europe)

Your flight from Langkawi to Kuala Lumpur departs in the afternoon, you still have the time to just enjoying the sun to be active or to what to do. After check-out from the hotel, the driver will meet you at lobby hotel for the transfer to Langkawi Airport. Most of your flight will depart from KLIA at night. So, we try to book domestic flight same flight with your International flight. When Malaysia Airlines is not available, then we separate book a domestic flight with Air Asia. For Air Asia, you have to pay additional costs subject to current rate. Arrange own transfer from LCCT to KLIA to catch International Flight at KLIA. From Kuala Lumpur you may board your homebound flight, where you arrives on the next day in the early morning and there really an end to your memorable journey in Malaysia



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