Penang, Kuala Lumpur & Tioman: A Romantic Retreat in Malaysia


December - August


From £3,900pp excl. flights
(based on 2 ppl sharing)

How long

9 nights ideal length

Embark on an enchanting nine-night luxury adventure that combines the best of west and east coast Malaysia. Mixing deserted island luxury and ancient culture this trip is sure to bring every one of your senses alive; with cultural heritage tours around the famous Penang led by our expert guides, to gastronomical food tours around the capital city Kuala Lumpur, a Black Tomato favourite, to relaxing and soaking up the sun on Tioman Island, a hidden gem that few get to visit. You’ll leave this trip feeling invigorated. Malaysia is host to breathtaking views, with luscious green rolling hills, secluded beaches and colourful cities as well as a diverse mix of culture, ethnicity and religion.

Picturesque Penang

After landing in Penang, you’ll be whisked off to your base, the Hotel Seven Terraces which will be your boutique abode for three nights. As you enter Penang your guide will soon point out the fascinating fusion of the East and West and notice how the city embraces modernity whilst retaining its traditions and old world charm. Penang is a colonial city full of culture and history so our expert guides are on hand to educate you about the city and lead you to the hidden gems.  On your second day, you will embark on a heritage walking tour around the city where you will be educated on the various religious beliefs in the Chinese Kwan Yin Temple, the Malay Mosque and the Kapitan Keling Mosque.

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You will also explore the Chinese architecture and experience the vibrant colours of the food markets. After exploring the city, you will be invited to have afternoon tea at Suffolk House Restaurant which is 200 years old and the first house of Penang. Return to your luxurious room where the following day you will be able do as you please. Activities offered at the hotel include; participating in local cooking classes with expert Malay inspired chefs, luxurious massages in your own suite or  relaxing in the quaint lap pool situated in the scenic courtyard at the hotel. If you are feeling adventurous, embark on guided heritage tours around the famous city.

Discover Kuala Lumpur

The following day you will begin a trip of discovery and adventure, as you join an expert guide for a walking food tour of Kuala Lumpur. Prepare to feast your eyes as you will be trying the famous local cuisines and learning how to cook them yourselves. Experience the true Malaysian culture and delight in the best food the city has to offer, as you head out into the neighbourhoods not often visited by tourists. The food that you will sample tells a story of history about the city and will take you back in time so you can understand where the food originated from. Be sure to try Nasi Lemak, the local fragrant rice dish, and Chee Cheong Fan, rice noodle rolls.

Relax in Tioman Island

Saving the best bit till last, touch down on a little slice of paradise off Malaysia’s eastern coast, covered in thick jungle and just waiting to be explored.  Tioman Island.The next few days are all about beach bliss and you’ll be staying at Jampamala Resort one of our favourite romantic retreats for three nights. The next few days offer you a chance to unwind and relax and become at one with this secluded environment or get out and explore the spectacular scenery replete with dense tropical jungle and countless streams and waterfalls which shelter many protected species. The waters surrounding the island are filled with vibrant corals and diverse sea creatures, perfect for engaging your adventurous side with epic treks, scuba diving around the entire island or taking a boat trip to explore Monkey Bay or the Mukut Village. After three days of relaxing, it is time to head home and savour those memories of a truly exhilarating trip.

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Seven Terraces, Penang

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Villa Samadhi, Kuala Lumpur

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Japamala Resort, Tioman Island

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