We start early to feel the soothing morning air and light jetting through the Mossy Forest. We will access the area via boardwalks which can be slippery in the wet weather condition. Set on the highest point in Cameron Highlands- creating an ecosystem of pitcher plants, lizards, creeping vines and deep green mossy trees, this is a photographer's haven. After an hour or so, we proceed to visit the BOH tea plantation- established in 1929 by a British merchant- where we will tour through the plantation and learn about the processes of tea production. We will also have opportunity to sample the produce in an outdoor café, while enjoying views across the vast plantation.
Now, we set off on a journey of nearly five hours to Penang, with a lunch stop at the historical mining town of Ipoh before travelling to the Perak Tong Cave Temple. Built in 1926 by a local Chinese couple, this beautiful temple features brightly colored murals as well as a large standing Buddha. From here, the Georgetown in Penang is further two hours.
In the ancient time, traders from India stopped here for rest and restock on their long journey to China. Penang came under the British rule in the 18th century and today, Penang-a UNESCO heritage, still attract visitors from all over the world; Its natural shores, distinctive cuisine and colonial charm are still alluring.
After wash up and change at your hotel, head out to Little India, where the smells of curries, burning incense, Bollywood beats and an array of colors welcome you whole-heartedly. Take a short but vibrant walk along the “Street of Harmony” where we can experience diverse cultures: Hindu, Muslim, Chinese and Christian cultures culminating into one provide a great introduction to Penang.
There are a range of local choices for dinner tonight and your guide will be able to offer many suggestions depending on your requirements and interests.
Overnight in Penang.