Day 1: At 8.30-9.00am, pick up at the hotel lobby and depart for Cameron Highlands. Drive through a scenic mountain jungle road and stop at a small Orang Asli (native population) dwelling on the way. Upon arrival at Cameron Highlands, visit the tea plantation and afterwards check-in to the hotel. Overnight.
Day 2: At 8.30-9.00am, we will head to the royal town of Kuala Kangsar, where we will visit the Ubudiah Mosque. From there, we will continue towards Bukit Merah Orang Utan Foundation Island, the only orang-utan research facility in Peninsular Malaysia. A boat ride of 20 minutes on the lake will take us to the island. This unique island serves as a breeding sanctuary as well as a conservation, research and education centre to study and protect this endangered species. From Bukit Merah, we will drive for about one to Penang. Upon arrival on the island, we will check-in at the hotel where we'll spend the night.
Day 3: At 9.30am, we will start our day tour of Penang. The visit includes: Kek Lok Si Temple, Botanical Gardens, the colonial district around Esplanade area, Khoo Kongsi, a beautiful Chinese Clan House and a walking tour to Armenian Street to observe the modern murals. Around 3.00pm, we will drive to Belum Rainforest Reserve, located near the border with Thailand. The journey will take about 3 hours. Upon arrival we'll check-in at the nature lodge of Belum. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Day 4: At 9.00am, we will start our tour with a two hours and a half excursion of Belum Forest. A wonderful dive into the fauna and flora of the reserve - one of the oldest and most pristine rainforests in Malaysia. A light packed lunch is included during the excursion. After the tour, rest of the day at free and leisure.
Day 5: Transfer to Kuala Besut (Perhentian Island) or Merang (Redang Island).