Malaysia in a Nutshell

By | September 20, 2021

Experience the fascinating capital Kuala Lumpur, which is constantly growing and changing. In the Taman Negara National Park you get close to nature – live in the middle of Malaysia’s unique flora and fauna. Then end with lazy days on one of Langkawi’s beautiful beaches.

Malaysia is still one of us Scandinavians undiscovered country. There is something for everyone – from a multicultural cyber city in the form of the fascinating capital Kuala Lumpur with everything from high tech, Petronas Twin Towers and Formula 1 racing to small tea houses and local markets. Here Buddhist pagodas mingle with mosques and Indian temples.

Taman Negara is Malaysia’s oldest national park – here you can look for both tigers, leopards and sumatranos. However, these animals are extremely shy and rare, but you are guaranteed to be accompanied by macaques during the visit here!

End on Langkawi with sun, swimming and beautiful sandy beaches!

Day 1: Departure from Scandinavia

Departure with scheduled flights – we always book scheduled flights with all its benefits – more legroom, meals and drinks, the opportunity to get bonus points. For those who have a special diet, you can order special food on board the flight free of charge. Movies & music entertainment and good food make the trip short and comfortable.

Day 2: Arrival in Kuala Lumpur

You land in Kuala Lumpur in the morning after a change on the road. You will be met by our representative here in Kuala Lumpur who will take you to the hotel, we recommend that you live centrally in the “Golden Triangle” close to communications, shopping and restaurants.

Day 3: Kuala Lumpur

After breakfast in peace and quiet, you will be picked up by your guide for a walk in this fascinating city. You will see the impressive Petronas Twin Towers, the beautiful train station and visit the city’s most important monuments to get a presentation of this lively and exciting city. The afternoon is free and we recommend a trip to Chinatown or maybe a visit to one of the nearby shopping malls. It is easy and cheap to get around the city by subway, train or taxi. Although Kuala Lumpur is a city of millions, it is advantageous to walk and explore the city on foot as well. ( F )

Day 4: Kuala Lumpur

All day is free for your own activities and to explore this exciting city. If you want help with booking additional excursions, we are happy to do so. ( F )

Day 5: Kuala Lumpur – Taman Negara

You take a taxi on your own to istana Hotel where you will be picked up and now go north towards Kuala Tembeling. Once there, you register for entry into the national park, it is also possible to have a light lunch here before the boat leaves. You now have a couple of wonderful hours on the river as you enjoy nature before you arrive at Taman Negara Resort. You check in and then dinner is served at Seri Negara Restaurant. In the evening you first gather for a video presentation of this beautiful national park and then you do a night hike in the jungle with a nature guide. ( F , M )

Day 6: Taman Negara

Taman Negara is one of the most beautiful national parks in Malaysia and here you have the opportunity to see large parts of the unique flora and fauna. The area is also sparsely populated by indigenous people Orang Asli. You do a hike up to Teresek Hill with one of the park’s rangers and get the chance to go on a “canopy walk” and see the jungle from the treetops. After lunch you take a boat trip on the river Lata Berkoh and get the opportunity to experience this unique and one of the world’s oldest rainforests from the water. You have since time to walk around the local area yourself before dinner is served after a full day in nature. ( F , L , M )

Day 7: Taman Negara – Kuala Lumpur – Langkawi

After a few days in the jungle, it’s time to head back to Kuala Lumpur and fly on to the heat and beaches of Langkawi. The flight between Kuala Lumpur and Langkawi takes just over an hour and you meet on arrival and drive to your hotel. There are many beaches to choose from, but if you want a little variety of food in the evenings, we recommend that you live on the beach Pantai Cenang and here there is in addition to the long nice beach also shopping and restaurants. ( F )

Day 8-14: Langkawi

Langkawi is an archipelago consisting of 99 islands of which the main island Pulau Langkawi is the only one that is actually inhabited. There are several smaller islands nearby that are well suited for day trips and about 20 different beaches, one more lovely than the other. Here are some of Langkawi’s finest beaches: Pantai Cenang – the most popular beach with many hotels and beach restaurants. At low tide you can walk over to the nearby island of Kecil Island but you only have two hours to return. Pantai Tengah – only one headland separates Tengah from Cenang but the beach here is as quiet as the neighboring beach is well visited. Pantai Kok – The beautiful beach is flanked by limestone hills with exciting caves that local guides take visitors to explore. Pantai Pasir Hitam – the name means black sand and the beach consists of a mixture of white and black sand. Tanjung Rhu – a shallow beach with warm water located on the northern part of Langkawi. At low tide you can hike over to the islands of Pulau Pasir and Pulau Gasing. Datai Bay – perhaps the island’s most exclusive beach with tropical rainforest in the background and the most elegant hotels. If the weather is really clear, you can see all the way to Thailand from here. Burau Bay – One of the island’s most beautiful beaches, secluded from stress and hustle and bustle. Pantai Teluk Yu – The name means Shark Bay but is completely misleading as this quiet beach is shark free and idyllic. The island has three waterfalls; one of them – Seven Wells – plunges down through the jungle via 7 natural pools. You can also make excursions by boat in the mangrove swamp, take the cable car and sail out among the islands and snorkel. If you get tired of the wonderful nature, there are several shopping centers in and near the central town of Kuah. There is also a night market that changes places every night. (F )

Day 14: Return to Scandinavia

There is plenty of time for a dip in the pool or an excursion to Kuah for some last shopping before you are picked up to fly back to Kuala Lumpur and then on home to Scandinavia. ( F )

Day 15: Return to Scandinavia

Overnight stays

Three nights at hotel in Kuala Lumpur
Two nights at lodge in Taman Negara
Seven nights at hotel in Langkawi

Malaysia in a Nutshell