A country of diverse influences and landscapes, Malaysia’s secrets reveal themselves slowly. Spend some time in the company of this beautiful country as you journey from the bustle of Kuala Lumpur to its charm-laden towns and remote eastern shores. An exotic beach retreat on Langkawi rounds off this eclectic adventure.
A fascinating jumble of gleaming skyscrapers, colonial buildings and towering minarets, Kuala Lumpur is your first port of call. Spend three nights at the Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur getting to know the capital beyond the iconic Petronis Towers. Get under the skin with a guided tour of the city’s diverse cuisine. From authentic Malay noodles in Chinatown, to grilled fish wrapped in banana leaf, you’ll taste some of Malaysia’s most famous dishes at local markets and street vendors. Visit Malacca, just two hours south of Kuala Lumpur to explore this culturally-rich town which has fascinating Portuguese, Chinese and Dutch heritage.
Next, you’ll flee city life and fly to Malaysia’s east coast for a four-night beach stay away from the crowds. Sat on a palm-fringed golden beach, Tanjong Jara couldn’t feel further away from the bustle of Kuala Lumpur. Snorkel or dive the untouched corals of the Terengganu Marine Park, trek through jungle to traditional Malay villages, or make a beeline for the award-winning spa.
Take a short flight to Penang’s historical capital George Town and have two days here exploring the eclectic architectural styles and varied street food. Take a guided tour around the hawker stalls for a taste of the famous Penang Laksa and then visit the world’s longest reclining Buddha. Stay at meticulously restored colonial mansion The Edison. Its location on the edge of the UNESCO protected heritage centre means easy access to Little India and China Town and its cool pool and complimentary wine hour make it a refreshing place to come home to.
Onwards to the idyllic island of Langkawi. Five nights on the beautiful white sands of the The Datai will round off your trip, enjoy a mix of luxurious relaxation contrasting with forays into the ancient rainforest, sea safaris and nature spotting on guided beach walks.