Thailand Open 2012 presents: 11 days Roundtour MalaysiaImmediately after the Thailand Open, we have a very nice trip to Malaysia which everyone can participate!
After successful tours to Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam last year, this year is Malaysia's turn. The great diversity of culture and nature makes Malaysia a fascinating country. This trip offers the best Malaysia has to offer. The modern architecture in the capital Kuala Lumpur is again in stark contrast to the colonial center of George Town (Penang), the second largest city of Malaysia.
We start in the super-modern capital Kuala Lumpur. Then we go to the oldest rainforest in the world: the Taman Negara National Park, we are very adventurous staying in guesthouses in the middle of the jungle. Just the way to there is an experience in itself. Then to the highlands of Malaysia, Cameron Highlands and then many of the colonial past to sniff at the famous island of Malaysia: Penang, beautiful sun kissed tropical beaches.
Then we go to Thailand's largest and most famous island of Phuket, where we spend two nights. There is no country in the world where train travel is more enjoyable than in Thailand. Especially if you have a large group. All open sections, so everyone can enjoy easy access to neighborhoods to have a chat to make a game of draughts or a game of cards. During the evening the seats by the stewards transformed into real beds with curtains before. A beautiful sight!
Therefore, we will seize the opportunity to tour this wonderful train adventure with this decision. The next morning we arrive in Bangkok, where our tour will end. Most will have one or two days in Bangkok to stay still to go shopping before the trip, packed and ready to accept. End of an unforgettable holiday!
Our route from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket shown in purpleDay 1
(28MAY12) | ARRIVAL KUALA LUMPUR]
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Overnight. Arrival Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Meet and transfer to your hotel downtown Kuala Lumpur.
Check-in hotel & have a welcome lunch at the hotel. Then, rest of the day is at leisure.
(29MAY12) | KUALA LUMPUR
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0830hrs - In the morning you will make a city tour. You will see the imposing Twin Towers, the Palace of the King, the National Mosque, the old train station and the famous Merdeka Square with the beautiful Sultan Abdul Samad Building. Also a visit to the famous Batu Caves (272 steps) where monkeys roam the sacred Hindu cave temple.
*Try the famous Malaysian Local “teh tarik”- literally means pull-tea or tea with condensed milk at any of the food stall at the famous Batu Cave. (Note: Not inclusive in tour price)
Return to hotel after tour. Rest of the day is at your own leisure to discover the good bargains and cozy cafes and restaurants of Kuala Lumpur, the happening city.
Overnight in Kuala Lumpur
It is very nice to walk and eat in Chinatown
The Canopy walkway, 40 meters high and 500 meters longDay 3
(30MAY12) | KUALA LUMPUR – TAMAN NEGARA
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Meet at hotel lobby, around 09.00hrs for an overland journey to Kuala Tembeling Jetty. On arrival at Kuala Tembeling, please proceed to register yourself with the National Park and Wildlife Department. The longboat departs at 1300 hours (Friday at 1430hrs). En-route you will be passing by local villages and lush tropical rainforest. Any sightings of birds, monkey, monitor lizards or water buffaloes are a bonus. Sighting of wildlife cannot be guaranteed due to the dense and huge area of Taman Negara (4343 sq km). Expected arrival at Kuala Tahan is 1700 hours. Register at the reception of Taman Negara resorts. Free at leisure for the rest of the day. Overnight in air-conditioned chalet.
Remarks for Taman Negara :
What to bring:
A pair of walking shoes with rubber base, a hat or cap, sun tan or block lotion, small water proof rucksack, insect repellent, anti-malaria pills, binoculars, water bottle, swimming attire, light clothing’s preferable cotton material, torch and raincoat.
It is not advisable to bring your suitcase for the boat ride. If you are not returning to Kuala Lumpur, please approach the Taman Negara Resort office at Kuala Tembeling to place your suitcase with them. Camera and fishing license is payable at Kuala Tembeling.
The Beautiful Tembeling river in Taman Negarra National Park
We travel by boat to Mutiara Taman Negarra resortDay 4
(31MAY12) | TAMAN NEGARA
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Breakfast. 0930hrs – Meet the guide and start with a jungle walk up Teresik Hill. This walk takes us further into the national park. The guide will highlight to you the rich flora found en route. At the top of Teresik Hill, enjoy a panoramic view of the tropical rainforest and on a clear day, see Mount Tahan, the highest mountain in Peninsular Malaysia. Before returning to the base, we will go on a canopy walkway, built 40metres above the ground and 450metres in length. You will experience the rainforest from a different perspective, as you will be closer to the top of the trees!
Afternoon, free at own activities. Overnight.
The Cameron Highlands
(01JUNE12)| TAMAN NEGARA – CAMERON HIGHLANDS
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Breakfast. The boat for Kuala Tembeling departs at 0900 hours. This journey will take between 2 to 3 hours depending on water level.
Proceed overland to Cameron Highlands which is located at 1542 meters above sea level. Famed for its tea plantations and cool temperatures. Estimate to reach Cameron Highlands in late afternoon. We visit a tea plantation and a local fruit and vegetable market.
Arrive hotel, check-in and rest of day is at leisure. Overnight.
The most beautiful and most famous mosque in Malaysia: the Ubudiah Mosque
Entrance to Ling Seng Tong CaveDay 6
(02JUNE12)| CAMERON HIGHLANDS – PENANG
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After breakfast we drive through a scenic route to Ipoh. On the way stop at the Lata Iskandar Waterfalls. You will also see the famous Sam Poh Tong Cave Temple in Ipoh. Then you will leave towards Kuala Kangsar, to see the most beautiful and most famous mosque in Malaysia: the Ubudiah Mosque and Istana Iskandariah, the Palace of the Sultan and the Istana Kenangan Museum. In the evening we will cross the longest bridge in Southeast Asia (13 km) Penang island, nicknamed "Pearl of the Orient
Arrive hotel, check-in and overnight.
The 13,5 km long Penang Bridge, the entrance to Penang
Read more: http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/As ... z1oeAWv2kfDay 7
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Day at leisure. Today you can on any extra booking excursion, Georgetown explore include the Fort Cornwallis and his cannon of the Dutch VOC, the Chinese settlement with houses on stilts over the sea, the majestic kongsi Khoo clan house and the Thai Temple. Optionally, you can visit the orangutan island, an experience!
The Butterfly Farm are about 100 species of butterflies to view it; thousands of butterflies over a hundred different species in all colors and sizes fluttering around here. With any luck they will descend upon your hand, shoulder or top of your head. Beautiful also is the Kek Lok Si temple complex with its colorful pavilions, it is about to climb stairs before you get there. In this colorful snakes Snake Temple are the permanent residents. They hang in plants and on special shelves and are not known to be dangerous. The caretakers keep an eye on things.
We stay in the resort of Batu Ferringhi, with its beautiful beach, the hotel Bay View Beach Resort, which is located directly beside the sea. Please note that there are jellyfish in the sea for you here goes. evening arises on the main road from Batu Ferringhi a big night market, the pasar malam. Also find fine dining. Anyone who wants can after an exciting optional sightseeing tour around the island lazing on a beach of the island, relax at the beautiful hotel or enjoy the panoramic view from Penang Hill.
Our hotel, Bayview resort, at the beach of Batu Ferringhi, Penang
(04JUNE12)| PENANG - PHUKET
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Late in the morning we go to the airport for the short flight to Thailand's biggest and most famous island: Phuket. Enjoy the idyllic coves, picturesque villages, stunning white beaches and natural Patong Beach with its shopping, nightlife, restaurants and boulevards
The most famous beach Island of Thailand: Phuket!
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Leisure in Phuket. You can make excursions or relaxing on the beach or the many entertainment venues.
James Bond Island, near PhuketDay 10
(06JUNE12)|PHUKET-SURAT THANI- BANGKOK
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Leisure in Phuket. Mid-afternoon we are picked up for the bus to Surat Thani, where we will tackle the evening train to Bangkok.Day 11
(07JUNE12)| ARIVAL BANGKOK
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In the morning we arrive at the station in Bangkok, where our tour ends. Most people will then transfered to a nice hotel in Bangkok for another one, two or three days. They can make excursions, do their shoppings, relaxing or sightseeing in the big city of Bangkok.
We are convinced that we have put together a wonderful tour. It is a very varied journey with the main highlights of Malaysia. We will run this tour in collaboration with a Malaysian tour operator, who has been carefully chosen. After weeks of negotiations, we managed to get the best price for what will be offered. The price is 865 euros per person
based on two people in the room. The single supplement is 190 euros. This journey is nowhere else to book. A similar trip at an average NL-tour costs nearly double, and then there is not nearly as much as included in this trip and without Thailand's most famous beach Island Phuket. See for example:http://www.dejongintra.nl/vakantie-best ... t_maleisie Included are:
- Transfer Jomtien-Bangkok
- International flight Bangkok-Kuala Lumpur
- Overnight stay in comfortable hotels by Bed & Breakfast
- Meals as mentioned in the program (all breakfast and lunches in Malaysia!)
- Comprehensive excursion package
- All transport as listed
- City Visit to Kuala Lumpur including Petronas Tower, the Palace of the King, the National Mosque, the old train station, the famous Merdeka Square and the Batucaves
- Jungle walk in Taman Negarra with local guide, and canopywalk
- Visit to Tea plantation, and a local fruit & vegetable market
-Visit the Lata Iskandar Waterfalls
- Visit the impressive Sam Poh Tong Cave Temple in Ipoh
- Visit the Ubudiah Mosque, Istana Iskandariah, the Palace of the Sultan and the Istana Kenangan Museum
- International flight Penang-Phuket
-Bus to Surat Thani, and Train from Surat Thani to Bangkok
- All entree fees of mentioned excursions
- Private bus with its driver 28-05-2012/04-06-2012
- An experienced English-speaking guide 28-05-2012/04-06-2012
-An experienced Dutch speaking guide 28-05-2012/07-06-2012Not included:
- Other meals
- Personal expenses, drinks and optional excursions
Join this tour, and mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Patong beach in Phuket