Batu Caves Malaysia
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Malaysia Cultural Tour & Exchange

With its diverse blend of ethnicities Malaysia is a cultural melting pot. On this tour, students will participate in cultural exchanges at local schools in Kuching, Malacca and Kuala Lumpur. There are also opportunities to explore the cities on guided tours, visit local attractions and two animal conservation centres.

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13 Days
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Sarawak Cultural VillageBatu CavesElephant Conservation SanctuaryOrangutan Conservation ProjectCanopy Walkway
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Your Adventure, Day by Day

Day 1 Travel Day
  • On your way Meet at the airport for the flight to Kuching, Malaysia
  • Welcome to Kuching The rest of the day is free for rest and relaxation. Why not head out and try some local dishes like Roti Cani, Nasi Lemak, or Satay?
Day 2 Kuching
  • Explore Wander about the bustling, diverse city of Kuching A mixture of old colonial buildings and modern towers, along its Sarawak River waterfront are shop houses selling handicrafts, food vendors and an esplanade with views of 19th-century landmarks. Learn more about the town on a guided city tour this morning and visit the Sarawak Museum
  • Orangutan Reserve In the afternoon visit the Semenggoh Orangutan Reserve at Padawan. The reserve is home to Orangutan’s who are being rehabilitated in a natural environment for release back into the wild
Day 3 Kuching
  • Cultural Exchange Visit to a local school for youth exchange and cultural immersion. (School visit is subject to local government's approval)
Day 4 Kuching
  • Orangutan Project Spend the day visiting an Orangutan Conservation project in Matang. Tour the park and learn more about the work carried out here to protect the species. The conservation of the orangutan is one of the most important undertakings in the Malaysian state of Sarawak
Day 5 Kuching
  • Cultural Village Depart early for Serikin, a local market on the border between Sarwak and Indonesia. Visit the Sarawak Cultural Village; known as a living museum it was set up to showcase and preserve Sarawak’s culture heritage. Take in a cultural show and learn more about the local tribes
  • Afternoon activity Visit Damai Central Beach before returning to the hotel
Day 6 Kuching - Kuala Lumpur - Malacca
  • On the move Transfer to the airport for the flight to Kuala Lumpur. On arrival be met by a local guide and transfer by coach to Malacca
  • Cruise This evening cruise along the Malacca River River passing historical buildings, monuments and bridges
Day 7 Malacca
  • Explore Learn more about Malacca’s colourful past on a heritage walking tour. A trishaw ride provides a traditional pedal-powered taste of local transportation. After lunch visit popular Jonker’s Street and the Peranakan Museum
Day 8 Malacca - Kuala Lumpur
  • Cultural exchange Visit to a local school in Malacca for cultural exchange with the local students (School visit is subject to local government's approval)
  • Welcome to KL In the afternoon transfer by coach to Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. Perhaps visit the impressive Petronas Twin Towers, two towers soaring 88 stories high which have become the symbol of the city
Day 9 Kuala Lumpur
  • Cultural exchange Visit to a local school in Kuala Lumpur for cultural exchange with the local students (School visit is subject to local government's approval)
  • Batu Caves Visit the 6 tiered colourful Chinese Temple, Thean Hou, before climbing 272 steps up to the Batu Caves, a sacred place for Hindu’s where once a year the colourful Thaipusam festival is celebrated
Day 10 Kuala Lumpur - Kuala Gandah - Kuala Lumpur
  • Elephant Sanctuary Travel by coach to the Kuala Gandah Elephant Conservation Sanctuary, the only one of its kind in Malaysia. The elephants here have been rescued from all over the Malay Peninsula and there’s the opportunity to feed, ride and watch them bathing in the river
  • Afternoon activity In the afternoon visit the Perdana Botanical Gardens Deer Park
Day 11 Kuala Lumpur
  • Canopy Walkway Visit the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia and traipse along the Canopy Walkway. Walking along a 150 meter long walkway suspended between the trees offers a bird’s eye view of the forest below
  • Central Market In the afternoon visit the Central Market for a spot of shopping
  • Evening activity In the evening visit Petaling Street, Chinatown’s bustling night market, a bargain hunter’s paradise with a distinctly oriental atmosphere
Day 12 Kuala Lumpur
  • School of Hard Knocks Visit the School of Hard Knocks and participate in the pewter making class creating a small souvenir to bring home
  • Batik painting Visit to the Malaysian Craft Centre for batik painting and each students will paint a copy of batik to bring home as souvenir
Day 13 Australia
  • Farewell Travel by coach back to Kuala Lumpur International Airport for the flight back home to Australia

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