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Malaysian Encounter

Trip Length

Trip Code

10 days PAMK

Maximum Passengers

16 people

Countries Visited

Malaysia, Singapore

Start City

End City

Singapore, Singapore Pulau Langkawi, Malaysia
Malaysian Encounter

Emerging from Dutch, Portuguese and British rule, Malaysia has prospered into a diverse and multicultural country where Chinese, Malay, Indian and Indo-Chinese cultures have combined to give the nation its unique flavour. Beginning in the futuristic city of Singapore, journey to the bright lights of Kuala Lumpur, hop down to fascinating Malacca (Melaka), enjoy the cultural spoils of an island hideaway and get a dose of colonial history in Penang before winding up the adventure on the beaches of Pulau Langkawi. Sample mouth-watering foods, see a wealth of modern and historical sights and savour the natural beauty of the Malaysian landscape on this treasure-filled trip.

Malaysian Encounter


Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1: Singapore

Accommodation: V Hotel Lavender or similar

Activities:

Day 2-3: Malacca (Melaka)

Meals included: 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch

Accommodation: Hatten Hotel or similar, Melaka

Activities:

Day 4-5: Kuala Lumpur

Meals included: 2 breakfasts

Accommodation: Ancasa Hotel & Spa or similar, Kuala Lumpur

Activities:

Day 6: Kuala Kangsar - Lakeside Homestay

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Activities:

Day 7: Kuala Kangsar - Penang

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: Banana Boutique Hotel or similar, Penang

Activities:

Day 8-10: Penang - Pulau Langkawi

Meals included: 3 breakfasts, 1 dinner

Accommodation: Holiday Villa or similar, Langkawi

Activities:


Your Trip

What's Included

• Arrival transfer.

• The services of a Peregrine tour leader throughout the tour.

• Sightseeing (including entrance fees where relevant): Malacca trishaw tour, Kuala Lumpur and Penang.

• Shop for bargains in night markets.

• Spend a night in a Malay homestay.

• Learn to prepare the local cuisine in a cooking class.

• Relax on a tropical beach in Langkawi and enjoy stunning views from a cable car.

Summary of accommodation, transport & meals

Transport

Accommodation

Meals

Not Included

International flights, airport departure taxes, visas, insurance, other meals, any optional tours and activities during free time, tips and items of a personal nature.

Optional Extras

We have chosen a selection of some great optional activities to enhance your travel experience. You will need to cover any additional costs yourself. The below list is not exhaustive and should be used as a guide only. Prices are approximate and are for entrance only and don’t include transport to and from the sites or local guides unless indicated. All activities are subject to availability and it may not be possible to do all the activities listed in the time available at each destination.
Where activities are considered medium or high risk, we work with operators whose safety and credentials we have sighted and assessed. This means that it is possible that you may find the same activity cheaper with another operator on the ground, however we cannot vouch for the safety or quality of that operator. Activities not listed below have not been assessed by us and as such our staff and leaders are unable to assist you with booking these activities. The decision to partake in any activity not listed is at your own discretion and risk.


What to know

Vaccinations

Vaccinations may be required for this trip. Please talk to your doctor about the up-to-date information for this region.  We're travel experts, not doctors and defer to the medicos when it comes to inoculations.

Visas and Permits

Please ensure that you have all required visas for your trip – this is your responsibility. Rules and regulations governing the issuance of visas are constantly changing, and vary for different nationalities and you should check visa requirements with your travel agent or relevant consular authority well before travel.

Malaysia
The below nationalities do not need a visa to travel to Malaysia, if you are travelling as a tourist for up to three moths. Other nationalities will need to check with their closest Malaysian embassy or consulate. Australia, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, South Africa, Switzerland, UK and USA. The above information has been put together as a guide. We endeavour to update this information as much as possible, but it’s also important that you check for yourself as visas are the responsibility of the traveller.

Singapore
Tourists not requiring a visa will be granted a 30 day stay on arrival. Other nationalities should check with their Singapore embassy or consulate. The below nationalities do not require a visa: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, South Africa, Switzerland, UK and US The above information has been put together as a guide. We do endeavor to update this information as much as possible but it’s also important that you check for yourself as visas are the responsibility of the traveller.

Insurance

You are required to have travel insurance before heading off on a Peregrine trip. Insurance can be organised by your Peregrine representative or your travel agent.

Responsible Travel

Our Responsible Travel ethos is at the heart of everything we do, from getting the basics right like respecting local cultures and the environment, to initiating projects that make positive contributions to communities, to our staff’s fundraising efforts and offsetting our carbon emissions.
Please visit our Responsible Travel (http://www.peregrineadventures.com/rt) page for more information.

Customs and Culture

Our Pre Departure Information or Travel Dossier (provided upon booking a trip) provides tips on how you can show respect for the local customs and culture in the country you are travelling in. Your leader will also help steer you though the complexities of local cultural norms.

Pre Departure Information
The information listed above is a brief description of some things you may need to consider when booking a trip. Once a tour is booked you will be provided with a link to your Travel Dossier which will contain detailed Pre Departure information.

Further Reading

Malaysia

Malaysia & Borneo Lonely Planet Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei-Lonely Planet A History of Malaysia-Barbara Andaya The Jungle is Neutral-F.S. Chapman Kampong Boy-Straits Times Culture Shock Malaysia-Jo Ann Craig Into the Heart of Borneo-Richard O'Hanlon A stroll through Borneo-James Barclay Culture Shock Borneo-Heidi Munan

Singapore

Lonely Planet Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei-Lonely Planet A History of Singapore-C.M. Turnball Raffles-Maurice Collins No Man is an Island-James Minchin Portraits of Places-Brenda SA Yeoh


Important Information

Fellow Travellers
On this trip you may link up with passengers on other Peregrine tours and you may also be accompanied by like-minded travellers from our sister company Intrepid.

Local Tour Leaders
By employing and training local guides to lead our group holidays, there is a two-fold benefit. Firstly, we provide employment opportunities for the local community. Just as importantly is the benefit to you, the traveller. Your tour leader’s friendship, humour, passion and intimate knowledge of the region will be key factors in making your holiday a success.

Single Supplements
If you have booked a single supplement for this trip, please note it is not applicable for Day 6. To enquire about booking a single supplement please contact your sales agent

Local Emergency Contacts
In the case of a genuine crisis or emergency, the Peregrine Thailand office can be reached on Tel: +66 898 103 722.

About this Information

The information provided here is given in good faith and has been compiled with all reasonable care. However, things change and some of the information may become out of date. Please keep this in mind when you read it and check with us if you want to be sure about something. The document was correct at time of printing, but you can check online for the most up to date version.  If you have any queries, please contact your travel agent or our staff in Australia. We are here to help you!

Last Updated

6 October 2014


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