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Highland And Belum Valley Explorer

Highland And Belum Valley Explorer

$959

per person

Tour Code: HABV

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05 Days/ 04 Nights
  • Departure
    City Hotel
  • Departure Time
    Approximately 08:00 - 09:00 hrs
  • Return Time
    Depending on the program, drop off time is normally after 12 noon onwards
  • Dress Code
    Rain Coat/ Disposable Poncho, Hand Torch, Personal Toiletries, Cotton Material Clothing, Swimming Attire, Body Soap, Walking Shoes With Rubber Sole, Anti-malaria Tablets and Sun Tan/ block Lotion.
  • Include
    ✓Daily accommodation. ✓Tours & Transfers as per program (depending on the price if it is SIC or Private). ✓Service by English Speaking Driver cum Guide. ✓Meals as stated in the itinerary.
  • Not Included
    ⨯Tipping. ⨯Domestic Flight. ⨯Any Local Tax (Heritage or Tourism Tax) which has to be paid locally by guest to hotel.
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Day 01 - Sat: Overland Kuala Lumpur – Cameron Highlands (220 Km)

Depart by 0830 hours for Cameron Highland, situated 1542 meters above sea level and a highland getaway famed for its cool and very refreshing natural environment.   Enroute, stop at the holy Hindu temple of Batu Caves (except three days of pre and post during Thaipusam festival), an enchanting site that blissfully remains an attraction not only to the locals but also to foreign visitors enticed by its sacredness and its strategic location. The main shrine is embraced in a huge natural limestone outcrop. Climb the exciting 272 steps to explore the inner chamber of the great cave with its many godly figures.   Next, drive further northward where we will stop to visit a basket weaving cottage industry. These woven bamboo baskets are used to transport farm produce to the market place. Enroute to the highlands, visit the Iskandar Waterfall, nestled at the foot of a hill and a native settlement. Observe the native lifestyle and see how blowpipe is used by them for hunting. On arrival, enjoy the cool crisp air of Cameron Highlands and the wonderful scenery. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight. Overnight in Hotel, 4 star, Meals: Breakfast
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Day 02 – Sun: Cameron Highlands (Discover Cameron Tour – Soft Adventure)

After breakfast depart for an exploratory tour of Cameron Highlands, used as a highland retreat station for the British during the colonial days. Proceed to Gunung or Mount Brinchang, the highest peak (6,666ft.) in Cameron Highlands. Climb up the viewing tower where you will be amazed with magnificent view of the surrounding area with fresh and cool air. Experienced the tropical and mossy rainforest through a boardwalk for about 30minute, an interpretive walk into the Mossy Forest will reveal some of the most of unique forest flora of this mountain like the carnivorous Pitcher Plant, primitive Ferns, wild Orchids, Ti trees & Rhododendrons.   Cruise down the hill to view the most scenic tea plantation, the Sungei Palas Boh estate which is regarded as the largest and best known tea station in the region. Take a tea break (own account) after the brief guided tour of the factory. After that, continue visit to one of the strawberry farms where we can pay a small fee to pick fresh succulent strawberries by hand. From the farm, we will visit Butterfly & Reptiles Farm (include entrance fees) to view the many beautiful butterfly species including the renowned Raja Brooke. Next stop is at day market where most of the local produce can be found. Spend some time here exploring the many delightful finds.   Thereafter, proceed to Tanah Rata town for lunch break (lunch on own). Tanah Rata is the largest town in Cameron Highlands region, where many local café and restaurants located. After lunch, walk around town before return to hotel. Overnight. (Meals: Breakfast) Note:
  •  Tea factory is closed on Monday and public holidays. 
  • Lunch, Tea break at the tea factory is not inclusive in tour price.
  • Please wear comfortable trekking shoes, insect repellent and raincoat/disposable poncho (in-case of raining).
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Day 03 – Mon: Overland Cameron Highland – Kuala Kangsar – Kuala Sepetang – Belum Rainforest Resort (330km)

Breakfast. At 0830hrs , depart Cameron Highland towards Belum Valley. En-route, stop at the Royal town of Kuala Kangsar for a photostop of the exterior view only of the Ubudiah Mosque, Iskandariah and Kenangan Palace. Proceed further to Kuala Sepetang mangrove area. The Kuala Sepetang mangrove forest is the best managed mangrove forest in Malaysia due to its ecological importance in protecting coastline from erosion. Enjoy the sensation of walking through natural mangrove forest on a boardwalk. Kuala Sepetang produces the bulk of the nation’s top quality mangrove charcoal. Visit a charcoal kiln where quality charcoals are produced. Drive north east toward Banding Island in Belum area through Gerik and on route visit the Lenggong valley museum. Lenggong Valley is the site of the oldest known place of human activity in the Peninsula. The district of Lenggong can be likened to an open-air museum, and is home to legends, skeletons, cave drawings and precious finds such as jewellery, pottery, weapons and stone tools of ancient humans having lived and hunted in this area.   On arrival in Belum Rainforest Resort, check in and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight Belum Rainforest Resort/Room: Azlanii. Meal: Breakfast.
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Day 04 – Tue: Tour of Belum Valley: By Boat & Soft Trek

Breakfast. At 0830hrs after breakfast proceed for a tour of the Belum Valley, an area bristling with fauna and flora, a rich national heritage. This last frontier of Peninsular Malaysia beckons the adventurous ones with its everlasting charm. From Banding Island on the Temenggor Lake, we will take a boat ride for a tour of the aboriginal villages. Observe and mingle with the ‘Orang Asli’ people, which literally mean ‘the original people’. These are of the Jahai and Temiar tribe, one of the aboriginal’s ethnic groups of Peninsular Malaysia. We will have the opportunity to trek in the jungle and with some luck to see the ‘Rafflesia’ - the world’s largest flower, in the wilderness. Packed lunch will be served. Enjoy the encounter with scenic waterfall in the lush green jungle pouring through the heart of nature crafting out an unforgettable feeling of having been in the oldest tropical rainforest of the world - 130 million years old. Return to the resort.   Rest of the day is free at leisure. Relax and enjoy the ever-soothing nature’s influence on you. It is indeed a place that will bring an everlasting memory of nature’s greatness and its tropical blessings. Overnight Belum Rainforest Resort/Room: Azlanii. Meal: Breakfast & Packed Lunch
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Day 05 – Wed: Overland Belum Rainforest Resort – Penang (200 Km)

Breakfast. 0830hrs – Depart Temenggor lake towards Penang. On arrival in Penang proceed with a City, Culture and Heritage tour of Georgetown, which has been official declared as a UNESCO SITE in 2008. Visit Kek Lok Si Temple that was built in 1904. It is the most beautiful and largest Buddhist temple complex in South East Asia and is known as the Temple of the 1000 Buddhas. Thereafter proceed to Fort Cornwallis, the landing site of Captain Francis Light in 1786 when he arrived to start the first British colony in Penang. The tour carries on with a visit to the water village of the Clan Jetties at Weld Quay, so named as residents of each jetty share similar surname. We next take you along Pitt Street, also known as “The Street of Harmony”. Here churches, Chinese temples, mosques and Hindu temples are built along the same street in harmonious existence side by side for centuries. Visit the intricate Khoo Kong Si clan’s house. Enjoy a breezy trishaw ride, a still popular mode of transport in Georgetown. Meals: Breakfast   ** Hotel in Penang on your own arrangement.   Note: Optional with supplement for this tour to end by boat to Langkawi via Kuala Kedah. This can only be done without doing tour of Penang on this day. Boat trip to Langkawi is without guide onboard.  

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TOUR CODE : HABV -- HIGHLAND AND BELUM VALLEY - 5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS
Departure : Every Saturday
USD
Per Pax on Twin Share 959.50
Per Pax on Triple Share 887.50
Single Supplement 248.75
Meals : ABF on day 1, 2, 3 & 4. Lunch on day 2 & 4.
PEAK SURCHARGE PER ROOM PER NIGHT (ALL DATES INCLUSIVE) USD - NETT
~ Strawberry Park Resort CMH (16/12 to 31/12)25.00
Compulsory Dinner (Per Pax Per Meal)
~ Strawberry Park Resort CMH (Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve)26.50
~ Belum Rainforest Resort
** Christmas Eve (24.12)40.00
** Christmas Day (25.12)33.00
** New Year's Eve (31.12)51.00
** Belum Rainfforest Resort: Triple share in a room is not allowed. Additional room booked for 3rd person. Side by side or connecting room, subject to availability.   Notes:
  • Tour ends at city hotel or at beach hotels in Penang. There will a surcharge for transfer direct to the Penang airport after the tour. If that is the case, please make sure that your flight is at 1900hrs onward.
  • During the Muslim festival  of Hari Raya Aidul Fitri & Hari Raya Aidul Adha together with the Chinese New Year, some places of interest are closed for a period of 2 days (Festive dates are subject to changes).