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 If you’re looking to explore the beautiful country of Malaysia and its popular islands that are overflowing with adventures and discoveries, then our 13 night private tour is the tour you want to be on. With overnight stops at different Malaysian islands, Singapore, and Dubai, your almost 2 week holiday will be a trip of a lifetime with a perfect agenda that has been put together to ensure you make the most of each country.

Starting off in Singapore where you’ll get to enjoy luxurious hotels, delicious Singaporean cuisines, and some of the most famous landmarks, tourist attractions, and breathtaking sceneries that the country has to offer, your 3 days in this multicultural country will be a memorable one with its lively cities, colourful environment, and friendly welcoming citizens.

When the time comes to discover Malaysia, be prepared to be blown away with the Malaysian culture, perfect blend of spices and aroma’s, and the fascinating places you’ll visit during your stay. With daytrips and overnights at the stunning islands and cities of Kota Bahru, Penang, Cameron Highlands, Kuala Terranganu, beach town Cherating, and the capital itself, Kuala Lumpur, your Malaysian tour will surely be an unforgettable one with days of exploring and nights of pure relaxation at some of the best and must visit locations of Malaysia.

If the first two countries haven’t satisfied your holiday cravings, then wait until you arrive to the luxurious emirate of Dubai.  It’s here where you’ll mainly have time to discover and roam around the skyscraper cities on you own; however a desert safari excursion is part of your agenda while in Burj Khalifa’s hometown.

Your time in these magnificent countries will allow you to discover the different cultures, delicious cuisines, and hospitable friendly faces that will make your holiday complete. With so many activities and places to explore while roaming the cities and its historical buildings, land marks, and bucket list destinations, you’ll be flying home with a smile on your face and a ton of picture perfect photographs to tell the story of you adventures.

From £1,899 per person
based on two people sharing
Includes
  • Return flights from London to Singapore, returning from Kuala Lumpur
  • 10 nights tour of Singapore and Malaysia in 4* accommodation throughout
  • Daily Breakfast
  • English speaking guide and transportation in a small group tour

Valid for travel from April to October (supplements may apply during Easter and in July and August).

Alternative dates are available throughout the year at a supplement. Prices subject to change and availability at the time of booking.

Email us at mail@serendipity.travel or call
0203 397 4397 for more information.

Malaysia is home to beautiful beaches, acres of natural rainforests, and a mixture of Malay, Chinese, Indian, and European cultural influences making it an overall exciting and must visit holiday destination. Perfect for travelers looking to explore the traditional culture of Malaysia, yet at the same time enjoy the modern side with skyscraper buildings, countless shopping experiences and all the delicious Malay food you need to enjoy the real Malaysian experience. Flight time from the UK : 12 hours direct flight

Local languages : Malaysian is the local language in Malaysia however English is widely understood and spoken to a conversational level.

Best time to visit : Malaysia has something to offer all year round. October to March tends to be slightly drier, but as they say in Malaysia, always carry an umbrella in case of a sharp shower!

Visa requirements (for British passport holders) : British passport holders don’t need a visa when travelling to Malaysia, and will normally be permitted to stay up to 30 days upon arrival.

Key Events and Festivals:

Hari Raya Aidilfitri – The Muslim Malay are the religion in Malaysia, therefore Hari Raya Aidilfitri remarks the most significant celebration festival.

Lantern Festival - Also called as Moon Cake Festival or Mid-autumn Festival, falls on 15th August in Chinese calendar. The festival celebrated by Chinese community with a beautiful folklore story. Sabah International Folklore Festival - A serial cultural carnival integration performances to launch in every year in the month of June and organised by the state government of Sabah, Malaysia.

Royal Langkawi International Regatta

F1 Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix

Rainforest World Music Festival

Putrajaya Flower & Garden Festival (FLORIA)

Which airport will you fly into : Kuala Lumpur is the main gateway for international flights.

Must try food

Nasi lemak – also known as sticky rice, this originally breakfast dish consists of rice steamed in coconut milk, which imparts a creamy texture.

Laksa – a popular spicy noodle soup dish.

Rendang – normally served as chicken or beef, this dish is a spicy yet creamy and coconut-y dish served with steamed rice. It also has a sweet hint of flavor that keeps the spices from empowering the dish.

Must do experience:

Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur – Visit the world’s tallest twin towers for scenic views of Kuala Lumpur. Gaze down below from the 88-storey sky bridge that links the two towers together and enjoy breathtaking views from the superb viewing platform.

Kinabalu Park, Sabah - A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kinabalu Park is home to Malaysia's highest mountain and one of Southeast Asia's highest peaks, Mount Kinabalu. Perfect for hikers and nature lovers looking to discover and explore the wonderland of ecological treasures, here you’ll enjoy thousands of plant and animal species, including a large number of endemic species.

World’s largest cave chamber, Mulu National Park, Sarawak – Step inside the world’s largest cave chambers and witness a unique rock formation with a silhouette that resembles the side profile of Abraham Lincoln, America's 16th President. The park is also home to various natural treasures.

Cameron Highlands - a cool escape from the heat of the city, and is also home to British colonial mansion houses and the tea plantations.

LEGOLAND and Hello Kitty Town – The perfect day out for the kids if you need to keep them entertained!

Day 1

Welcome to Singapore. This modern city has something to offer all travellers, with pockets of natural beauty within a high-rise metropolis.  Upon arrival into Singapore, transfer to your hotel and overnight.

Day 2

Today you’ll explore Singapore starting with a drive through the Civic District, passing by the Padang,

Cricket Club, historic Parliament House, Supreme Court and City Hall. Next stop, Merlion Park and enjoy the impressive views of Marina Bay. Visit Thian Hock Keng Temple, one of Singapore‘s oldest Buddhist-Taoist temples, before driving past Chinatown. Stop by a Local Handicraft Centre, before you proceed to the National Orchid Garden located within Singapore Botanic Gardens which boasts a sprawling display of 60,000 orchid plants.Your final stop at Little India will entrance you with the scent of joss sticks, jasmine and spices.

After Dhur prayer at the Sultan Masjid on Arab Street and lunch at a local halal restaurant (at own cost), we will proceed to Bugis Junction, the heart of Singapore’s market shopping. Here you can explore the local stalls. In the late afternoon you will spend an hour exploring the ION Mall before heading back to the hotel.

Day 3

After an early breakfast you’ll transfer to Singapore airport for our journey to Kuala Lumpur.

Upon arrival, you will continue to the hotel to check in. In the afternoon, proceed on a city tour of Kuala  Lumpur. Places to be visited include the King’s Palace (photo stop), National Mosque, Independent Square, Sultan Abdul Samad Building, Selangor Club, St. Mary’s Church and the world’s tallest free standing Flag Pole before passing by colorful Chinatown.

Rest of the evening at leisure.

Day 4

Today you will head north to the Cameron Highlands. You will make a short stop at the Selangor

Pewter factory, then proceed to visit the Batu Caves. Proceed to Cameron Highlands, which is located 1542 metres above sea level and proceed north to the Hill Resort of Cameron Highlands, making another en route stop to visit a cottage industry making bamboo baskets and the Lata Iskandar Waterfall.

Day 5

Tuck in to your delicious breakfast and enjoy a tour of Cameron Highlands visiting a tea plantation, tea factory, a vegetable farm and the market square. Following which, you will continue the journey and drive towards Penang, Enroute visits along the way include the Sam Poh Tong Cave Temple inIpoh, the Ubudiah Mosque and Iskandariah Palace in Kuala Kangsar. Cross over to Penang, using the forth longest bridge in the Southeast  Asia arriving in the evening.

Day 6

After breakfast proceed for a tour of Penang with visits of a batik factory, a nutmeg and clove stall, the Snake Temple and Wat Chayamangalaram Temple.

Return to the hotel in the afternoon where you can enjoy the coastline.

Day 7

This morning you will depart to Penang Airport for an onward flight to Kota Bahru located on the Eastern side of Peninsula Malaysia.  In  the  afternoon  we  will  stop  for  Jummah  prayers  and  then  after,  have  an  orientation  tour  through  Kota Bharu.  Visit  the  colorful  wet  market  where  you  will  notice  that  most  of  the  traders  are  women,  which  is  a very unique culture of Kelantan State.  You can find a variety of local items like batik clothes, cloth of exotic patterns, fruits, vegetables etc.  The city  is  also  famous  for  its  silverware  and  trinkets,  kite  making,  top spinning and songket weaving. See how brown sugar is tapped and processed. This town also offers a wide variety of local sweet cakes and delicacies, unique in this part of the country

Day 8

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and continue your journey to Terengganu. Visit Pulau Duyong Besar, the largest island in the estuary where fishing boats are built here using age old techniques and tools. Drive along Chinatown and view the Maziah Palace and State Mosque.

Day 9

After breakfast at the hotel depart to Kuantan with an en-route visit to Cherating Village. Stop at local villages to observe the traditional way of living. See Pandan leaves being weaved into bags, mats and crafts and see the antics of trained monkey plucking coconuts. Enjoy the rest of you day at the hotel and the beach.

Day 10

After breakfast, depart Kuantan for your 3 hour drive back to Kuala Lumpur. Rest of the day at leisure in Kuala Lumpur for some last minute shopping.

Day 11

Depart the hotel after breakfast to Kuala Lumpur Airport and your onward journey to Dubai. Upon arrival transfer to the Doubletree by Hilton Al Mina, rest of the day at leisure and overnight.

Day 12

Morning at leisure in Dubai. At 3pm we will depart for a desert safari excursion heading into the heart of the desert for a bbq dinner at the traditional camp.  Return to the hotel by 10pm and overnight.

Day 13

Morning at leisure in Dubai. Transfer to Dubai airport at 11.30am for your onward flight to the UK.