What's included

  • 12 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners, 1 afternoon tea
    12 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners, 1 afternoon tea
  • 12 nights hotel based on sharing twin-rooms
    12 nights hotel based on sharing twin-rooms
  • All activities with local Flash Pack Leader & Driver
    All activities with local Flash Pack Leader & Driver
  • Max 14
    Max 14
  • Private van or mini-bus transportation & airport pickup any time on Day 1
    Private van or mini-bus transportation & airport pickup any time on Day 1

Malaysia really does spoil you for choice when it comes to an adventure. Like the endless tasty delights on the street markets of Kuala Lumpur, this is a country that just keeps on giving. From pulsating cities with dazzling skylines to wild-life packed rainforests with roaming tigers, this 13 day Malaysian adventure will take you through its vibrant cities, steamy jungles and paradise beaches and immerse you in life off the beaten path. Whether this is in search of the best coffee in the capital or the world’s largest flower in the depths of Belum Rainforest, get ready to embrace your inner explorer and discover the epic diversity of Malaysia. Along the way we will cycle through the rural villages beyond Malacca, seek wild elephants at jungle salt licks and enjoy a spot of afternoon tea in the Cameron Highlands after conquering the summit of Jasar Mountain. There are waterfall picnics to be had and an authentic cooking class to learn the art of Malaysian cuisine, all with generous servings of stunning architecture and colourful culture. The icing on the cake is then a relaxing retreat on the archipelago islands of Langkawi for white sandy beaches, palm trees and all.

  • Discover Kuala Lumpur’s best foodie hangouts on a culinary adventure through the city
  • Relax on the white-sand beaches of Langkawi for an idyllic island retreat
  • Hike to the peak of Jasar Mountain for incredible views across the Cameron Highlands
  • Cycle through the rural villages of Malacca to see life off the beaten path
  • Trek through Belum Rainforest in search of the rare Rafflesia – the world’s largest flower
  • Keep your eyes peeled for Asian elephants, Malayan tigers or an endangered Sumatran rhino in Belum Rainforest
  • Cook up a storm at a Malaysian cooking class and return with amazing local recipes
  • Cruise through the historic sights of Malacca on a brightly decorated trishaw
  • Enjoy a quintessential afternoon tea at one of the Cameron Highland’s picturesque tea plantations
  • Go on a night walk through Belum Rainforest to hear the cacophony of calling wildlife after dark
  • Reach the Ruok waterfall for a jungle picnic
  • Enjoy welcome drinks in Kuala Lumpur before embracing the vibrant nightlife of the capital
  • Explore the dynamic streets of Penang with a local guide showing you the best food in town
  • Hike to the peak of Penang Hill for views across Georgetown and the ocean beyond

Itinerary

Day 1: KICK START IN KUALA LUMPUR

Touch down in Kuala Lumpur and welcome to the buzzing capital city of Malaysia. Look out to the lively blur of city life as your private transfer whisks you to your boutique hotel in KL, knowing you’ll soon be immersing yourself in this vibrant scene come evening. The city’s origins began in 1857, when a small mining town sprawled into a booming city during the Industrial Revolution’s hunger for raw materials. Attracting Malays from nearby villages, British businessmen, Chinese labourers and Indian immigrants, Kuala Lumpur grew into the exotic mix it is today. Here you’ll find the largest and most developed city in the country, with soaring skyscrapers piercing the sky along with glitzy hotels, colonial buildings and authentic food stalls down at street level. After freshening up at your hotel, we will head into the city to explore its pulsating nightlife. Soak in the energy of the streets as your expert Pack Leader brings to life this nocturnal hub. From swanky cocktail bars to dynamic nightclubs, get a flavour for this diverse city after dark. Here you can get to know your fellow Flashpackers over welcome drinks in the capital, knowing a whole lot of awesome adventure awaits.

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Arrive in the sprawling city of Kuala Lumpur

Go for welcome drinks in the capital

Embrace the lively nightlife of KL

Your Pack Leader will show you cool local hangouts

Here's to a new adventure!

Admire the epic skyline of Kuala Lumpur

See the iconic Petronas Towers by night

Day 2: A FLAVOUR OF LOCAL LIFE

Rise and shine in Kuala Lumpur, ready to taste your way around the capital. We’re looking beyond the tall buildings and fancy exteriors to get a delicious flavour of authentic Malaysian cuisine. For the next 3 hours, you will be led on a flavour-packed tour of KL’s favourite foodie hotspots, seeing where locals go to get the best food in town. Enjoy this glimpse of local life off the tourist radar as you walk down backstreets in search of amazing local delicacies. We’ll stop by Brickfields, also known as Little India, where you may try dishes such as sizzling yam and sweet potato fritters, Indian food served on banana leaves and traditional tea-time snacks such as vade and curry puffs. You can also satisfy your sweet tooth with Malaysian’ sugary morsels like fresh banana fritters or cendol with its exotic combination of shaved ice, plum sugar, kidney beans and coconut milk jelly. There are also the culinary delights of Chinatown to enjoy, where you can tuck into spicy noodles with refreshing lime juice and amazing Chinese pancakes. Then for a boost of caffeine, we’ll visit an old-school coffee shop for local coffee served with kaya toast and coconut jam. Feeling refreshed and well fed, the rest of the afternoon is then free time to explore KL. The iconic Petronas Towers are well worth seeing in all their 88 storey splendour, or you could make the most of the mega-sized shopping malls here. There’s also the Central Market for more authentic handicrafts, or simply stroll along the banyan-tree line streets and discover local parks and temples- do whatever you please.

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Today we'll be eating our way through the capital

Explore the colourful sights of Chinatown

Savour delicious local delicacies

Wash it down with refreshing local juices

Try Indian food served on banana leaves

Tuck into Chinese dumplings cooked in front of you

Walk beneath the lantern lined streets of Chinatown

Discover the best foodie hangouts

See the food made right in front of you

Enjoy some deep fried goodness

Check out the crazy shopping malls on your free afternoon

Or see the 88 storeys of the Petronas Towers

Day 3: PEDAL THROUGH PLANTATIONS

Bid farewell to the bright lights of the capital this morning as we make our way to the charming port city of Malacca. Upon arrival, you can explore the colourful sights of this UNESCO World Heritage City, with its awesome display of boutique galleries, edgy street art and colonial architecture. This afternoon, we’re going off the beaten path and heading out of the city on a three hour cycling ride through the Malacca countryside. Saddle up and prepare for an afternoon pedalling through traditional Malay villages and rubber and palm oil plantations. Look out for monkeys in the swaying palm trees along the way, with your guide stopping to show you local herbs such as lemongrass, citronella, turmeric, curry leaves, galanga and tropical fruit trees. Depending on the season, there may also be the serene charm of paddy fields to cycle past as you enjoy this glimpse of rural Malaysian life. You’ll be dropped off back at your hotel where you can freshen up and relax. This evening we’ll be dining at a local restaurant where you can tuck into a well-deserved dinner- sit back and enjoy.

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Cycle through the villages beyond Malacca

See rural life beyond the city

Stop to see local herbs grown along the way

Cycle through palm oil plantations

Look out for monkeys in the trees

Stay in the UNESCO World Heritage City of Malacca

Mooch through the colourful streets

Admire the authentic temples here

Important notes

Fly into: Kuala Lumpur International Airport

Fly out of: Langkawi International Airport

Please be aware that the itinerary, activities and hotels are subject to change. These changes can happen with little notice due to availability, poor weather, seasonal changes, or other circumstances beyond our control. From time to time we may also make changes to your itinerary to try out new ideas and keep things fresh.

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