From the oldest rainforest in the world to its colourful colonial history, Malaysia is simply a travellers' delight.
Click on any of the black place names in the map above to find out more about individual destinations.
Although our journey is mostly in Malaysia, we start in Singapore, one of the most intriguing destinations in Southeast Asia. Having overdosed on luxury, we cross north into Malaysia and take a bus to the ancient colonial town of Melaka, where we can begin to appreciate the cultural mishmash that is modern Malaysia. Next up is the capital Kuala Lumpur with its huge skyscrapers and wonderful cultural areas, a stark contrast to our next destination, Taman Negara, home to the oldest tropical rainforest in the world. A six-day walk to Kuala Perkai and back is only for the hardy, but it's a unique experience and worth the effort, and makes relaxing in the Cameron Highlands – our next destination – doubly pleasurable. Further relaxation awaits us in the northern island of Pulau Pangkor, and after a short bus hop it's time for the ultimate cultural experience in Penang, where the beaches round off this journey before we head back to Kuala Lumpur once more.
The following is only a suggested itinerary.
|1||Fly to Singapore|
|2-3||Two days in Singapore|
|4||Singapore to Melaka|
|5-6||Two days in Melaka|
|7||Melaka to Kuala Lumpur|
|8||One day in Kuala Lumpur|
|10||Kuala Lumpur to Taman Negara|
|10-11||Two days in Taman Negara|
|12-17||Six days trekking to Kuala Perkai|
|18-19||Two days in Taman Negara|
|21||Taman Negara to Kuala Lumpur|
|22||One day in Kuala Lumpur|
|22||Kuala Lumpur to the Cameron Highlands|
|23-34||Two days in the Cameron Highlands|
|25||Cameron Highlands to Pulau Pangkor|
|26-28||Three days in Pulau Pangkor|
|29||Pulau Pangkor to Penang|
|30-31||Two days in Penang|
|32||Penang to Kuala Lumpur|
|33||One day in Kuala Lumpur|
|34||Fly from Kuala Lumpur|