Explore Malaysia & Singapore
Start this journey in dynamic Singapore, a global city of extraordinary contrasts, for a tour highlighting the Civic District, Merlion Park, Chinatown and colorful Little India, jam-packed with quaint shops selling spices, saris, trinkets and jewelry. Continue to Malacca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for a historical walking tour including visits to St. Paul Hill, Porta de Santiago, Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, St. Francis Xavier Church and Jonker Street, the artistic center of the city with its trendy art galleries, antique stores and crafts shops. Next, arrive in Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia, with its striking skyline of soaring skyscrapers, contrasted by minarets and Mughal style domes. While here, visit the iconic Batu Caves, a series of cave temples and sacred site of a Hindu shrine, and view the dramatic glass and steel Petronas Twin Towers, one of the tallest buildings in the world. Then ascend to the beautiful rolling hills of the Cameron Highlands, attracting over 700 different species of birds and a wide variety of colorful flowers. Stop at an authentic Orang Asli village (Malaysia’s original inhabitants) for insight into their traditions, lifestyle and unique culture historically linked with the indigenous people in Myanmar and Thailand, before enjoying a tour to a working tea plantation,strawberry farm and a popular butterfly park. Lastly, explore the island of Penang, a colorful cross-section of Malay, Chinese, Thai, Indian, and European influences. Drive through colonial Georgetown, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, stop at Fort Cornwallis, the largest standing fort in Malaysia, and enjoy a walking tour to St. George’s Church, the Kuan Yin temple, Hindu Temple and Kapitan Keling Mosque. This 10 day tour includes roundtrip main cabin airfare from your hometown airport, your wonderful hotels, 16 meals, your tours listed above and much more!