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Best of Malaysia

Best of Malaysia - Intrepid Travel
Best of Malaysia - Intrepid Travel
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2 reviews
Starts
Kuala Lumpur
Destinations
+7
Ends
Kuala Lumpur
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Highlights

  • Explore Melaka by trishaw
  • Visit Taman Negara National Park
  • Enjoy the magnificent Perhentian Islands
  • Stay with a local family in Malay
Age range
15 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Home-stay, Guesthouse
Max Group Size
12
Transportation
Train & Rail, Coach / Bus, Boat, Local Transport, Mini-coach, Ferry
Physical Rating
Active
Travel style
In-depth Cultural, Adventure
Start and end in Kuala Lumpur! With the in-depth cultural tour Best of Malaysia, you have a 15 day tour package taking you through Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and 6 other destinations in Malaysia. Best of Malaysia is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.

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  • LZ
    Written on August 13, 2018
    3.5 - Good

    Wan was a very good guide for his first trip as a tour guide. However, I wish he had asked for everyone's input consistently and ensured he received it on several things like if we should skip lunch, travel changes, etc. I also hope in the future he tries better to inform everyone of any changes in plans. I appreciated him taking good care of me when I fell ill, his friendly nature, and effort to make certain that I was satisfied with the trip. He also did a fantastic job at ensuring that the elderly gentleman that was on our trip was taken care of after learning that he needed some extra attention. My favorite thing about Wan as a tour guide was his consistency in teaching us about the culture and exposing us to native foods. Some of the people on the tour rushed me at certain stops and I hope that Wan in the future will make certain to make it clear that the tour should be respectful of everyone's personal desires to enjoy the trip. Travel Time + Itinerary: The two days where we had very long travel days, to Taman Negara and to Penang, I think could have been broken up some. During the bus ride to Taman Negara, I think a stay in the park for a few hours and having lunch would be better so that folks don't get hungry and have a proper meal. Also, the ride along the way was beautiful and it would be interesting to learn about that region. Also, it breaks up the ride which was very long! Additionally, the ride to Penang was very long and while we did stop for lunch, which was delicious, it would have been nice to stop in the national park and see some of the limestone rocks which were gorgeous. Kota Bharu: While an interesting city, the lunch we had here was the worst on the trip. I would recommend finding a better place to eat. I also felt this city was not a good place to spend the night and I recommend looking at a different place to stay, perhaps closer to Penang. Homestay - This was by far my favorite place on the trip! The host family is by far so hospitable and lovely! The food was amazing and I just loved the bike ride, learning how to grate coconut, watching the sunset, and the having meals with them. Accommodation: The hotel in the jungle should do a better job of managing breakfast to ensure ants do not crawl all over it (I saw this two mornings in a row) and this is where I got food poisoning from the sausage/hot dogs. I hope they do a better job of preparing/inspecting the food in the future.
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  • DG
    Written on September 30, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Just finished the wonderful Best of Malaysia tour with Yan, our amazing guide! The trip was everything I could have asked for and more. Transport was good - local buses, train, private mini bus - and the accommodation was great (comfy with all the necessities such as wifi and a good breakfast!) Best of Malaysia covers all the touristy spots as well as more traditional experiences such as the local homestay. We were a group of eight with a variety of backgrounds and ages. The small size of the group definitely helped create a warm and friendly travelling environment. The tour was well-paced with a nice balance of relaxation and adventure. Highly recommended!
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Hi Danielle, thank you so much for sharing your experience with us… sounds like a great trip! Receiving feedback from our passengers is great as it helps us to know where were meeting or hopefully exceeding expectations. We always share positive comments like these with our entire global team and you can be sure that they are very much appreciated. We’re delighted you enjoyed your time in Malaysia with us, hope to see you on another trip soon! Kind regards, Intrepid
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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
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  1. Day 1: Kuala Lumpur
  2. Day 2: Melaka
  3. Day 3: Taman Negara National Park
  4. Day 4: Taman Negara National Park
  5. Day 5: Taman Negara National Park
  6. Day 6: Perhentian Islands
  7. Day 7: Perhentian Islands
  8. Day 8: Perhentian Islands
  9. Day 9: Kota Bharu
  10. Day 10: Malay Homestay
  11. Day 11: Penang
  12. Day 12: Penang
  13. Day 13: Penang
  14. Day 14: Kuala Lumpur
  15. Day 15: Kuala Lumpur

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Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.

Vaccinations

These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
Typhoid
Recommended for Malaysia. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis A
Recommended for Malaysia. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Cholera
Recommended for Malaysia. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Tuberculosis
Recommended for Malaysia. Ideally 3 months before travel.
Hepatitis B
Recommended for Malaysia. Ideally 2 months before travel.
Yellow fever
Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Malaysia. Ideally 10 days before travel.
Japanese B encephalitis
Recommended for Malaysia. Ideally 1 month before travel.

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Location
Start and end in Kuala Lumpur.
Hold my space
TourRadar can request Intrepid Travel to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
Deposit
TourRadar only requires a deposit of $400 to confirm this Intrepid Travel booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 13 October 2018 the full payment of $2,023 is necessary.
Cancellation policy
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $2023 for Best of Malaysia, but the deposit of $400 is non-refundable.
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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 1,152 km.
  • Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
  • 122 km
  • Melaka (Malaysia)
  • 237 km
  • Taman Negara (Malaysia)
  • 179 km
  • Pulau Perhentian (Malaysia)
  • 61 km
  • Kota Bharu (Malaysia)
  • 237 km
  • Penang (Malaysia)
  • 11 km
  • Georgetown (Malaysia)
  • 11 km
  • Penang (Malaysia)
  • 295 km
  • Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

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