23 January 2017
If you are visiting Malaysia this short but exciting trip to the beautiful city of Malacca makes a wonderful add on to your holiday. This charming destination is a UNESCO world heritage site, with a rich trading history and multicultural heritage. Malacca is also a rewarding town to explore with lots of interesting sights to see. And it is only about two hours from the capital Kuala Lumpur, where your journey begins.
You leave Kuala Lumpur in the morning and arrive at Malacca in time for lunch at the Hotel Equatorial where you will be staying. In the afternoon enjoy an orientation tour finding all about the region's history. The city was founded by the Portuguese and later settled by the Dutch and English. Visit St John's Port for a panoramic view and tour Bandar Hilir, the oldest area and see Fort De Santiago. After lunch stop at Jonker Street and Cheng Hoon Teng Temple. This evening is free for you to explore on your own but your guide, who is with you throughout the tour, can take you to a local restaurant for dinner.
An action packed morning before you leave the city. Enjoy a cruise on the Malacca River then a trishaw ride to Villa Sentosa, which has been converted into a private museum. The house has a history that goes back to the British Land Reform Act of 1920 and you can see an intriguing collection of costumes, Malay embroidery, furniture, muskets and interesting relics. After lunch you leave Malacca and are driven back to Kala Lumpur and dropped off at your hotel where the tour ends.
Standard fr £256pp
Rates based on twinshare
International flights not included unless otherwise stated