What's included

  • 12 breakfasts, 4 lunches including waterfall picnic, 5 dinners including street food tours, 1 afternoon tea
    12 breakfasts, 4 lunches including waterfall picnic, 5 dinners including street food tours, 1 afternoon tea
  • 12 nights based on sharing twin rooms in boutique hotels with pools & tropical gardens
    12 nights based on sharing twin rooms in boutique hotels with pools & tropical gardens
  • All activities, from cooking classes to jungle night walks, included. Local Flash Pack guide & driver
    All activities, from cooking classes to jungle night walks, included. Local Flash Pack guide & 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

Head off-radar in the backstreets of Penang and Kuala Lumpur, with street food safaris led by in-the-know locals. Conjure up a series of Malay dishes in a flavour-packed cooking class and feast on an afternoon tea in the rolling plantations of the Cameron Highlands. Boat through Belum Rainforest in search of elephants and tigers, and embark on a magical night-time jungle trek.  Hike to the peak of Jasar Mountain and Penang Hill for stirring views, and cycle through a tapestry of remote Malay villages. Embrace island life on a luxury retreat in the archipelago of Langkawi, with powdery white sands and azure seas. Stay at a ream of boutique hotels, with pools, spas and artistic design detail

 

Malaysia really does spoil for choice when it comes to 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 rainforests teeming with wildlife and roaming tigers, this 13-day Malaysian adventure will take you through vibrant port towns, steamy jungles and paradise beaches, as you embrace life right off the beaten track. Whether you’re in search of the best coffee in the capital or the world’s largest flower in the depths of Belum Rainforest, get ready to indulge your inner explorer as you discover the epic diversity of this fascinating land. Along the way we’ll 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. We’ll bask in jungle night walks, feast on the hawker food of Penang and revel in the art of Malaysian cooking, all with generous servings of rousing views and colourful culture. The icing on the cake comes with the finale of our trip at a palm-fringed retreat on the archipelago islands of Langkawi, for white sandy beaches and a turquoise-tinted wonderland. Oh, and there’ll be a healthy helping of beautifully designed boutique hotels, swimming pools and spas en-route – not to mention your group of like-minded solo travellers. Malaysia, get set: we’re diving right in.

 

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Here at Flash Pack, we’re committed to unique adventures that deliver great value for money. We pack our trips with epic experiences (unlike other companies, all activities are included), hand-pick stylish hotels and match you with like-minded people.

  • Discover the street food secrets of Kuala Lumpur and Penang on backstreet culinary safaris
  • Boat through Belum Rainforest in search of elephants, tigers and the world’s largest flower
  • Feast on a waterfall picnic and hike through the jungle by night, amid a cacophony of wildlife
  • Unwind at an idyllic island retreat on the Langkawi archipelago, with powdery sand beaches and turquoise sea
  • Conjure up a series of Malaysian dishes with a cooking class led by locals in Malacca
  • Hike to the peak of Jasar Mountain in the Cameron Highlands and take afternoon tea at a nearby plantation
  • Head off-radar with a three-hour bike ride through rural Malaysian villages
  • Stay at a series of beautiful hotels, with swimming pools, spas and boutique design details

Itinerary

Day 1: KICK-START IN KUALA LUMPUR

Take a private transfer from the airport to your city-centre boutique hotel, complete with sleek design notes. Head out for welcome cocktails with your guide and fellow Flashpackers and get a feel for this effervescent city by night

 

Touch down in Kuala Lumpur before 4pm 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 dates back to 1857, when a small mining town sprawled into a booming city during the Industrial Revolution, driven by a hunger for raw materials. Attracting Malays from nearby villages, British businessmen, Chinese labourers and Indian immigrants, Kuala Lumpur grew into the exotic melting pot that you see today. The largest and most developed city in the country comes with soaring skyscrapers that pierce the cityscape, along with glitzy hotels, colonial buildings and bustling food stalls down at street level. After freshening up at your hotel – complete with contemporary design notes and bold pops of colour – we’ll head into the city to explore KL’s pulsating nightlife. From swanky cocktail bars to dynamic nightclubs, soak in the energy of the streets and get a flavour for this diverse city after dark. Toast your fellow Flashpackers and guide over welcome drinks in the capital, knowing a whole lot of awesome adventure awaits.

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See the iconic Petronas Towers by night

Touch down in the sprawling city of Kuala Lumpur

Settle into your sweet new digs

It's a bright and contemporary hangout

Head out for welcome drinks in the capital

Embrace the lively nightlife of KL

Your guide will show you the best local hangouts

Here's to the adventures ahead!

Take a moment to marvel at the epic skyline

Day 2: A FLAVOUR OF LOCAL LIFE

Embrace life in Kuala Lumpur with a three-hour safari around the local foodie hot spots, heading off-radar in search of Malaysian delicacies. Feast on everything from curry puffs to cendol, before spending the rest of the day at leisure in the capital

 

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 three hours, you’ll be led on a flavour-packed tour of KL’s insider foodie hot spots, seeing where locals go to get the best food in town. Enjoy this glimpse of local life off the tourist radar as you wander 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-lined streets and discover local parks and temples; this is your time.

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Today we'll be eating our way through the capital

Load up on delicious local delicacies

Potent fruit juices are yours for the picking

Try Indian food served on banana leaves

Tuck into Chinese dumplings cooked in front of you

Explore the colourful sights of Chinatown

Walk beneath the lantern-lined streets

Discover the city's best culinary offerings

This is an experience all foodies will delight in

Enjoy some deep-fried goodness

Check out the crazy shopping malls on your free afternoon

Or see the 88 storeys of the Petronas Towers by daylight

Day 3: PEDAL THROUGH PLANTATIONS

Travel a few hours south to the port city of Malacca and check into your chic hotel with a courtyard flanked by fairy lights. Meander around the galleries and street art of this UNESCO city before heading to the countryside for a serene three-hour bike ride. Cycle through traditional Malay villages and palm oil plantations, then dine at a local restaurant back in Malacca

 

Bid farewell to the bright lights of the capital this morning, as we make our way south to the charming port city of Malacca. 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 cycle ride through the Malacca countryside. Saddle up and spend the afternoon pedalling through traditional Malay villages, amid a labyrinth of 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 then be dropped off back at your hotel where you can freshen up and relax. This evening we’ll be heading to a local restaurant, where you can tuck into a well-deserved dinner. Hang loose and let the good times roll. 

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Cycle through the villages around Malacca

Catch a flavour of rural life beyond the city

Stop to see local herbs grown along the way

Peddle your way around the palm oil plantations

Look out for monkeys in the trees

Settle into the UNESCO World Heritage City of Malacca

Mooch through the colourful streets

Admire the many temples here

Check into your chic hotel

The courtyard is a thing of beauty

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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