Rama Rama Overland Tour
RAMA RAMA OVERLAND TOUR
KUALA LUMPUR TO KUALA LUMPUR – 07 DAYS/06 NIGHTS
Tour code : MRR01
SIC English Speaking Departure : Every Saturday
Minimum 2 Pax.
VALIDITY : 01 APRIL 2012-31 MARCH 2013
DAY 01 SAT – KUALA LUMPUR – CAMERON HIGHLANDS (220 KM)
Depart by 0830 hours for Cameron Highland located at 1542 meters above sea level and noted for its tea plantations and cool temperatures. Stop on the way for a visit to see the cottage industry of basket weaving at work followed by Lata Iskandar Waterfall and a native settlement. Be immersed in the cool, crisp air of Cameron Highlands with its wonderful scenery. Tour of Cameron Highlands consists of the tea plantation, tea factory, market place and butterfly farm. Overnight.
DAY 02 SUN – CAMERON HIGHLANDS-PENANG (330 KM)
Early morning set off to Penang. Enroute visit the Sam Poh Tong cave temple. Thereafter stop at the Royal town of Kuala Kangsar for a spell of photographing of the exterior view only of Ubudiah Mosque, Iskandariah Palace and Istana Kenangan. Proceed further to Kuala Sepetang mangrove forest, the best managed mangrove forest in Malaysia and one that serves a very important ecological role in protecting the coastline from erosion. Delight in the novelty 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.
Cross over to Penang, better known as the “Pearl of the Orient” via one of the longest bridge in the world.
DAY 03 MON – DISCOVERY TOUR OF GEORGETOWN PENANG
0900 hrs, depart from hotel for a City, Culture, and Heritage tour of Georgetown, which has been official declared as a UNESCO SITE in 2008. Visit the 3rd longest reclining Buddha figure in the world followed by the 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 – that was built in 1904. It is the most beautiful and largest Buddhist temple complex in SouthEast Asia. Next on the agenda is Fort Cornwallis, the landing site of Captain Francis Light in 1786 when he arrived to start the first British colony in Penang. 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. Continue to the other part of the Old Georgetown. Drive 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. Return to the hotel and the rest of the day is at your own leisure.
In the late evening, you can explore the nightlife along Batu Ferringhi, Penang style! Overnight.
DAY 04 – TUE – PENANG – KOTA BAHRU (400 KM)
Depart at 0830 hours, traveling west to east overland across Peninsular Malaysia through the main mountain range, which offers breathtaking views of the dense tropical rain forest whilst journeying through villages and plantations. Later on route, we will make a photo stop on Banding Island with its scenic view of the famous Temenggor lake, good spot for a lunch break (not inclusive in tour price) or for simply walking around taking in the scenery of the calm picturesque lake surrounded by the grand and immense tropical rainforest in the background. Further on, stop at the highest mountain point on this route, 1050meters above sea level overlooking the Thailand and Malaysian border. From here the famous Titiwangsa mountain range with its dense tropical rainforest provide a breathtaking view. On arrival in the state of Kelantan, proceed to the border town of Rantau Panjang, a meeting, mingling and trading point for people of Thailand and Malaysia. From the Malaysian side of the border one can see Thai villages across the Golok River which is the lifeline, for the people on both sides especially as a source of water supply for their daily and agricultural use. Duty free shops offer varieties of products to visitors.
DAY 05 – WED – KOTA BAHRU – TERENGGANU (170 KM)
At 0830 hours, we start the day with a visit to the famous colorful wet market of Kota Baru and the traditional cottage industries such as silver handicraft and songket weaving. Drive along the scenic coastline southward towards Kuala Trengganu. Taste some keropok, the very popular local chips made out of fish or prawn. Check in at the beach hotel and the rest of the day is free at your own leisure, lazing at the fine beach if you so wish.
DAY 06 - THU – TERENGGANU – KUANTAN (250 KM)
Breakfast. 0800 hours, depart hotel heading towards Kuantan. Stop in Kuala Trengganu to visit Pulau Duyong, famous for its traditional way of boat making in the region. A must is the visit to the Islamic Civilization Park at the Waterfront Heritage City of Kuala Trengganu showcasing twenty replicas of great Islamic monuments of the world such as Alhambra Citadel of Spain, Taj Mahal of Agra India, Masjidil Haram of Mecca Saudi Arabia, Dome of the Rock Palestine and many more. Last but not least is the visit to the Grand Crystal Mosque, the icon and the highlight of the park. Continue our visit to a brassware-making centre. As we head further south toward
Cherating in the district of Kuantan, we will stop at a scenic coastal fishing village and visit a turtle information Centre where you can learn more of this endangered species of the sea. On route, taste the “lemang”, rice cooked with coconut milk in bamboo, a popular Malay delicacy not to be missed. This is followed by afternoon tea hosted by the local community, after which the tour takes you to Cherating Cherating’s main attractions include trained monkey plucking coconuts and visiting the cottage industry of mengkuang leaves being weaved into bags and mats amongst other things.
Note: All connecting flights from Kuantan Airport should depart after 2030hrs.
During the fasting month of Ramadan (Aug), Islamic Civilization Park might be opened later in the afternoon, will then replace it with a visit to Losong Museum
DAY 07 FRI – KUANTAN – KUALA LUMPUR (270 KM)
Overland to Kuala Lumpur. Tour ends with drop off at Kuala Lumpur City Centre hotel only