Malaysia provides an excellent introduction to Asia for young ones. Start your exploration in Penang with a family friendly tour of this vibrant city. Interact with the contemporary street art, visit a Chinese temple where snakes have made their home, and learn about the country’s multicultural past and present as you explore. Head south to the island of Pangkor which is dense rainforest in the middle and beach along the coast. Life on this sleepy fishing island hasn’t change much in decades, the forest is filled with wildlife, and the beaches are calm and safe to swim from. End in Kuala Lumpur with some family-friendly site-seeing.
There are no internal flights on this trip and it has a taste of everything: cities, beach, art, culture, history, and wildlife.
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Welcome to Penang! You’ll be met at Penang International Airport today and taken to your hotel in George Town. This city is easy to walk and there’s plenty to see around your hotel so head out for a wander.
Explore the heritage city of George Town partly by foot and, to keep from wearing out little feet, by trishaw. Your guide will take you to some of the city’s most famous historical sites and point out the variety of street art along the way. Many of the pieces involve 3D objects that make for great photo opportunities and are fun for the whole family. Relax in the afternoon.
See the island of Penang on a morning tour that takes you past fishing villages, rice paddies, and traditional Malay homes. Stop at the Penang Batik Handicraft centre to learn about this art. Before returning to George Town, you’ll visit the snake temple where pit vipers bask on altars and around the grounds, unbothered by your presence. The remainder of the day is yours.
Your driver will take you three hours south to the town of Lumut where you’ll meet your host for the next few days and take the ferry to Pangkor. Settle in to this jungle retreat, the home of artists who have filled the place with personal touches.
Enjoy the pool, head for the beach, have your host take you on a tour of the island to see what life in Malaysia was like fifty years ago: these days are yours to enjoy island life. The people are friendly and the pace is easy, just as an island should be.
Your host will escort you back to the mainland where your driver will collect you for the four hour ride south to Kuala Lumpur. Settle in to your boutique heritage hotel with a family room.
Spend the morning visiting some of Kuala Lumpur’s unique sites. Start with the lively Bird Park, home to 3,000 birds; then carry on to the world’s largest butterfly garden with thousands of butterflies, exotic plants, freshwater turtles, and other interesting fauna. Go for a walk in the Deer Park and look for the mousedeer, the smallest hoofed animal. The rest of the day is yours to explore Kuala Lumpur or relax.
Late this morning your guide will meet you for a short walking tour of Kuala Lumpur’s Chinatown. Visit heritage buildings, seek out delicious street food hidden in unexpected alleys, and sample a few local snacks and drinks as you walk. The afternoon is yours to explore or relax, perhaps start thinking about your next holiday.
Your driver will collect you today for the trip to Kuala Lumpur International Airport where you can get your flight home. Safe travels!
This itinerary costs from £1150 per person B&B and is based on four people sharing family rooms excluding peak seasons and holidays. The price includes all transfers and domestic travel but not international flights.
International flights tend to cost between £400 and £700 per person return – do ask us for advice. Alternatively we can book the flights for you but a booking fee may apply.