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Penang, Malaysia



4.5 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking
Penang, Hill & Temple
Board your motor coach for a spiritual journey to SE Asia’s largest Buddhist temple. Your 30-minute drive will take you to the Kek Lok Si Temple, better known as the Temple of the Ten Thousand Buddhas, your visit will be infinitely intriguing from the start. Among the features or the temple are the Tortoises’ Pond of Longevity where devotees release the creatures to earn blessings in life and the Seven Tier Pagoda that incorporates Chinese, Thai & Burmese architecture. In 2002, a 99-foot bronze statue of the Kuan Yin was completed and opened to public. It replaced the previous white plaster Kuan Yin statue which was damaged due to a fire a few years ago. The bronze statue is located on the hillside above the pagoda while the head of the previous statue which survived the fire is preserved and placed on the right hand corner of the new statue. There is an inclined lift to carry pilgrims and visitors further uphill. On the elevated platform, you can find a pond filled with Koi and the towering statue of Kuan Yin, Goddess of Mercy, which can also be regarded as Avalokitheshvara, Bodhisattva of Universal Compassion. Visit Penang Hill, a cool resort accessible by a funicular tram you will take to reach the peak. It will offer a refreshing garden quality, with old colonial mansions that are reminiscent of an old English Village. 

Please note:   Wear comfortable walking shoes and conservative clothing is required to enter the temple. Bring local currency, a hat, adequate sun protection, and a raincoat in case of wet weather.  There are approximately 200 steps at the temple and the grounds may be slippery in places


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4 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking

sightseeing
Penang, In the Footsteps of Captain Francis Light
Board your motor coach to begin your day of discovery at the Weld Quay Clan Jetties at the waterfront.  The century-old Clan Jetties are part of the formation known as the Penang Heritage Trail.  These humble homes of five Chinese clans are raised on stilts, and the water-villages are accessible by a long walkway.  Then it's on to Suffolk House, which has earned the moniker of Penang’s "Great House" as it is the original estate owned by George Town founder Captain Francis Light, and is an architectural gem.  Explore the charms of this 200-year-old traditional Anglo-Indian garden house and stroll the grand, manicured compound.  You will travel through time at Francis Light Cemetery, which honors the town’s founder. His tomb can be found in a peaceful setting amidst many graves and pergolas with unique structural designs.  Continue the tour with a guided walk through the narrow streets of Little India, heavy with the aroma of spices and whose lanes are lined with shops and ottu kedai selling everything from spices, vegetables, fabrics, cooking ware, jewelry and much more. Your last stop will be the stopover at Fort Cornwallis, located along the Esplanade.  This seaside promenade is home to many of the city’s most esteemed structures and memorials, including the clock tower, city hall, town hall and state buildings. The entrance to the fort is presided over by a statue of Captain Francis Light. The statue welcomes visitors to the unique star-shaped structure and its steel lighthouse and the fort is one of the largest and best-preserved forts in the country.  

Please note: Bring local currency and wear comfortable walking shoes and clothing suited to the day's conditions. Bring a hat, adequate sun protection, and a raincoat in case of rain. Sequence of tour stops may vary.


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8 HRS

Moderate

dining

culture

walking

sightseeing
Penang, Jewels of George Town
You will board your motor coach for the 30-minute drive to Kek Lok Si Temple, the largest Chinese Buddhist Temple in Malaysia.  Among the temple’s features are the Tortoises’ Pond of Longevity where devotees release the creatures to earn blessings in life and the Seven Tier Pagoda that incorporates Chinese, Thai & Burmese architecture. Proceed to the home and ancestral hall of Chung Keng Kwee, Kapitan China of Perak and Hakka mine-owner, which is known as the Pinang Peranakan Mansion.  The opulent lifestyle of a Peranakan (Straits Chinese) tycoon is recreated in this century-old stately mansion, offering a glimpse into the Peranakan customs and traditions. After your lunch at the leading hotel, you will head  to the Tropical Spice Gardens, which is home to more than 500 species of native and exotic plants. Spread over a magnificent eight acres, it boasts three trails and 11 garden rooms where you can view their staggering collection of herbs, spices, bamboos, ginger plants, heliconias, and orchids. The highlight will be at the Entopia, the first butterfly, dragonfly and firefly Sanctuary Park. It houses 15,000 butterflies from about 100 species. Your spectacular day continues with a visit to a Batik Factory  and here you will enjoy a delightful demonstration of this traditional art of printing fabric using dyes and wax. There will also be an opportunity for you to buy Batik fabrics and goods before returning to the port. You will return to your ship with a true insight into the architectural design of George Town, which has lost nothing of its original charm and character.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes and conservative dress. There are about 200 steps to negotiate at the temple. Bring sunglasses, sunscreen, local currency, a hat and rain gear.




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3 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

culture

walking

sightseeing
Penang, Street Harmony
This walking tour will offer you a glimpse of a different part of George Town and highlight some of its most popular attractions! The journey will begin with a photo stop at Fort Cornwallis, where Captain Francis Light landed in Penang. Then on to the Penang Municipal Town Hall, and St. George Church, the oldest Anglican church in SE Asia and designated as one of the 50 National Heritage Treasures of Malaysia. Next stop,  The Goddess of Mercy Temple, constructed using Feng Shui principles, the temple has three wells – one on the right side of the main shrine, another outside the temple and the third hidden under the main altar. Your next stop will be Sri Mariamman Hindu Temple, dedicated to the Mother of the Universe. Another one of the main houses of worship along George Town’s “Street of Harmony,” is the Kapitan Keling Mosque, built and designed by German architect Henry Alfred Neubronner. With Moorish and Roman arches and a towering minaret, the mosque stands as a regal landmark and one of the country’s most beautiful and historically rich mosques. Khoo Kongsi is one of the most distinctive Chinese clan associations in Malaysia. It is well known worldwide for its extensive lineage that can be traced back 650 years ago, as well as its closely knit and defensive congregation of buildings and a magnificent clanhouse. Then take a leisure trishaw ride on the enchanting and aptly named “King of the Road,” a favorite for tourists as well as locals. Lastly, you will be dropped off at a colonial building for light refreshments before returning to the port. 

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes and clothing. Bring sunscreen, sunglasses, local currency and a hat. This tour is not recommended for wheelchair guests or those with mobility issues.

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Langkawi, Malaysia



3 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

sightseeing
Langkawi, 4 X 4 Adventure
Enjoy a ride on a Yamaha Rhino 4x4, side by side off-road vehicle. The 45-minute ride will depart from the Paku Pakis Activity Centre, which is located at the Tanjung Rhu beach. You will be guided by a tour supervisor who will ride in front of the Rhinos. You will also be given a routing map to enable you to drive safely along the moderately rough terrain and back to the start-up station. Safety helmets and seat belts are compulsory. The vehicle is equipped with comfortable bucket seats and automotive-type controls which will make driving as easy as it is fun with super strong 4-wheel disc brakes to ensure that when the terrains gets rough, the Yamaha 4x4 Rhino holds steady!!

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes, light clothing, and bring sunglasses, sunscreen and a hat. Drivers must be 18 years of age or older, and have a valid driver’s license. Humidity is around 80%.

price $149
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

sightseeing

boating
Langkawi, Island Hopping
Langkawi isn’t just one big island, but a collection of around 100 islands that form an archipelago. While most are uninhabited, a few have been designated for tourism so that visitors from all over the world can admire and appreciate the magical beauty of Langkawi. Most people feel the serene beauty of Langkawi's islands is best appreciated on a laid back jet boat. This thrilling tour can be customized for you to see the highlights of the southern islands. Thrill to the sight of the mountainous limestone islands, strange cave formations, sea-arches and sea-stacks. As you enjoy your boat ride, you will get off to visit the Lake of the Pregnant Maiden, a wonderful large fresh water lake surrounded by hills of dense rainforests. Lastly, you will arrive back at the jetty after your day of adventure and relaxation with memories that you will treasure forever. 

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes and light clothing. Bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, a swimsuit, towel and extra clothing.  There are 200 steps at Pregnant Maiden Lake. This tour is not suitable for wheelchair bound guests or guests with mobility issues.


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7.5 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

wildlife

sightseeing
Langkawi, Langkawi Overview
Your tour will begin with a scenic drive southwest to Pantai Cenang, a white-sand beach lined with picturesque chalets and coconut trees, overlooking the waters of the Andaman Sea. Your first stop will be Oriental Village in the upper northwest of Langkawi Island, home to a wide array of shops and boutiques, and a popular cable car system. The system has the longest suspension in the world between two stations, and was built without constructing any roads through the jungle. Upon arrival in Oriental Village, you'll board your cable car to the Mount Mat Cincang, Langkawi's second highest peak, soaring over 2,000 feet above sea level. The car travels a 42-degree incline along the slopes, and on a clear day, you can see from Thailand in the north to Indonesia in the southwest. After your lunch, at the Kilim jetty, you'll board a motor launch for a cruise through this delicate ecosystem of tidal mangroves, lagoons and isolated islands. Enjoy the scenic and spectacular views of unique limestone rock formations emerging from the floor of the mangrove swamps and the sea. With your guide, you'll explore Gua Kelawar, the Bat Cave, and keep watch for wildlife sightings (cannot be guaranteed).  

Please note: Cable car operation is weather-dependent. There are steps at Oriental Village and the cable car. This tour is not suitable for wheelchair guests or those with mobility issues or who are afraid of heights. Bring your sunglasses, sunscreen, local currency, hat, rain gear, and wear comfortable walking shoes.

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5 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

wildlife

boating
Langkawi, Mangrove Kayak Adventure
Enjoy the mangroves of Kilim River which are part of Geopark Langkawi with a taste of adventure and some exercise during this kayak trip.  You will be up close to the ecology of the mangroves while gliding in your kayak through the smaller channels, away from the larger rivers.  You might be lucky to see monkeys, snakes, eagles, kites, kingfishers, otters or monitor lizards.  You will transfer to a motor launch for the approximately ¾-hour cruise to your departure point in Kilim. After basic instructions and a safety briefing, set out on a leisurely paddle through this ecosystem of tidal mangroves, lagoons and isolated islands. Explore Gua Kelawar, the Bat Cave, and keep watch for brown eagles, tree crabs, iguanas, and Macaque monkeys. 

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes and loose, comfortable clothing. Bring your sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat and insect repellent.

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4 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

outdoors

wildlife

walking
Langkawi, Rainforest Awakening

This tour will take you to the interior of the island to explore Langkawi's lowland rainforest, a forest that contains flora and fauna found nowhere else in the world. Naturalists will show you birds, plants, animals, butterflies, and more.  Your guide will explain how this fragile world of interdependence has evolved. An early start ensures that you hear and see the rainforest morning chorus of birds and monkeys. Following your walk through the rainforest, you will return to the ship.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes. Bring your sunglasses, sunscreen, insect repellent, hat, long pants and a backpack to carry water and personal belongings. Weather is about 80% humidity so wear light clothing. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed.

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Ko Yao Noi, Thailand



6 HRS

Moderately
easy

outdoors

refreshments

culture

boating
Ko Yao Noi, Life in Ko Yao Noi
Step back in time with an insightful visit to the island of Ko Yao Noi. Here inhabitants live according to the principles of self-sufficiency. You will depart for your tour by a long-tailed boat.  The 15-minute boat trip will take you to the unspoiled island of Ko Yao Noi (Little Long Island). Here you can experience the slower life of the area’s traditional Thai Sea people and also support community-based tourism. The fishermen here will share with you details of their daily lives, and you will learn to appreciate their love for the island. As you step ashore on the fine, sandy beach, you will find that the island’s beautiful scenery and pace of life is infectious. Despite Thailand being predominantly Buddhist, the island is mainly populated by traditional and peaceful Muslim communities who make a living from fishing, rice farming and rubber tree plantations.  Visit a local lobster farm and learn how to fish with local equipment.  Then, explore the island by traditional Songtaew, or local converted pick-up truck. View wooden houses along the road, buffaloes taking mud baths in the rice paddies and rubber plantations, and pass mosques and fishing villages. Rice harvested from the fields here is for domestic consumption only. Depending on the season, you may witness farmers at work in their paddy field. You will make a brief stop in the center of the island, where you will get a glimpse into local urban life. Next, enjoy a chance to participate in batik or Patae (local sarong) painting with locals, and paint a batik handkerchief to take home with you as a memory of your day and a souvenir from the community.  Your tour continues to either Laem Sai or Sai Cape, where you will enjoy a Thai and seafood barbecue lunch at a restaurant overlooking the sea.  Then pause at a rubber plantation, where you will witness rubber tapping and rubber sheeting demonstrations. You can try your hand at tapping rubber if you like, before you re-board your Songtaew for a ride through areas of natural jungle rich in flora and fauna. During your scenic drive, a short stop will be made for you to enjoy fresh coconut juice as you witness a demonstration of monkeys harvesting coconuts from the trees. 

Please note:  Bring your sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat and wear conservative clothing. This tour is not suitable for guests with physical limitations. There is not wheelchair access on this tour. No alcohol will be served in this community and please no littering. Collecting any seashells or corals from the beach is prohibited.



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Ko Phi Phi, Thailand



7 HRS

Strenuous

snorkeling

outdoors

wildlife

boating
Ko Phi Phi, Phi Phi Island Trekking
Board a long-tailed boat to see the highlight of Phi Phi Island called Koh Phi Phi Lay, which was featured in the movie “The Beach” with Leonardo DiCaprio.  This tour will be the ultimate tropical island experience. You can laze on the beach, or get a snorkel and mask to view the abundant array of tropical fish swimming over the coral reef. Then you will proceed to a short trekking program and visit the famous View Point.  You will have a 1-hour walk up to the View Point where you will then have 30-45 minutes to enjoy the view.  The View Point is about 610 feet above sea level and is a prime spot for photos. 

Please note: Wear your swimsuit and bring a towel, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat. Snorkeling gear will be provided. It is also recommended that you bring walking shoes or sneakers for the hike. This tour will include a Thai lunch served family style. There is no wheelchair access to the boats.


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4 HRS

Moderate

watersports

snorkeling

boating
Ko Phi Phi, Snorkel at Bamboo Isla by Traditional Boat
Here is an opportunity for relaxation at the beach. Bamboo Island is a tiny island 3 miles from Ko Phi Phi that can only be accessed by long-tailed boat. You will meet at the beach and take your long-tailed boat to the small white-sand beach emerging from the beautiful turquoise waters.  Along the way you will pass Rantee Bay and Laem Tong Beach, both lovely Ko Phi Phi beaches.  Landing at Bamboo Island, you will have 3 hours for activities that can include sunbathing, swimming, snorkeling the coral reef that is only 165 feet from the white-sand beach and relaxing or walking the entire island which can be done in in 30-45 minutes.  

Please note: Wear your swimsuit and bring a towel, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat. Snorkeling gear will be provided. This tour is not suitable for those with mobility issues. There is no wheelchair access to the boats.



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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia



7.5 HRS

Moderate

dining

culture

sightseeing
Kuala Lumpur, Highlights of Kuala Lumpur City
Your journey begins as you board your motor coach for a half day tour to some of Kuala Lumpur‘s most fascination and colorful sights. You’ll pass by industrial and commercial developments, small town ships and the impressive expressway developments before arriving to your first destination. KL Forest Eco Park is one of the oldest permanent forest reserves in the country and is the only remaining tropical rainforest in the heart of the city. KL Forest Eco Park functions as a Green Lung as well as a recreational area for city dwellers. Here you will see the rich variety of flora that flourishes within the forest including rare herbs, creepers, ferns, climbers and giant bamboo grasses. Visit KL tower, rising over 1,381 feet. The telecommunications and broadcasting tower also houses shops, restaurants, an open air amphitheater and a mini-theater that will show a documentary on the tower’s construction. A walk ride up to the sky deck and observation deck will reward you with stunning views of the city. Experience the sky box made up of transparent glass that will offer you a spectacular 360 degree view of Kuala Lumpur and the Klang Valley.  After lunch, a short drive will take you past the Moorish-style architecture of the Old Railway Station and the extraordinary National Mosque.  Built in 1965, the modern mosque’s 240-foot minaret and "blue umbrella" roof - situated among 13 acres of gardens, reflecting pools and fountains - are distinctive and impressive. The day will not be complete without a photo stop at Petronas Twin Towers.

Please note: Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.  Bring your sunglasses, sunscreen, local currency , hat and rain gear. On rainy days the sky deck and sky box will not be open. You must be at least 13 years of age to visit the sky deck and wheelchairs are not allowed. 

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8.5 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking

sightseeing
Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur Cultural & Heritage Discovery
Depart from the port and you will head toward the spellbinding Batu Caves. Rising almost 328 feet above ground, the Batu Caves are actually a complex of ancient limestone caverns. Since their discovery in 1891, Hindu devotees have filled the caves with colorful Hindu shrines; today, the complex is considered to be one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside of India. The next sight you’ll see is the 141-foot tall gilded statue of the deity Lord Murugan standing guard over the 272 steps that lead to Cathedral Cave, the grandest of all the caves. After climbing the flight of stairs you’ll be rewarded with a majestic cavern with a 300-foot high ceiling. Inside, you’ll find ornate Hindu shrines and a statue of Rama sitting in the back. From here, you will take a monorail ride and proceed to the “new City Center of Kuala Lumpur,” where it is now known as KLCC. Here are the renowned Petronas Twin Towers, soaring 1,483 feet into the sky.  After lunch, you will drive past National Mosque and proceed to the Merdeka Square. Also known as Independence Square, this historical area is home to the Royal Selangor Club and site of the August 31, 1957 proclamation declaring Malaysia’s independence from Britain. You will also see Central Market Kuala Lumpur which dates back to 1888. Central Market Kuala Lumpur is a great place to celebrate and enjoy Malaysian festivals, cultural showcases and local artistic talent. It is also an excellent destination for a great variety of local souvenirs, arts, crafts and collectibles. On the way back to port, stop by the Thean Hou Temple, a landmark 6-tiered Chinese temple located on 1.67 acres of land atop a little hill. The temple, built by the Hainanese community is dedicated to the Goddess Tian Hou (The Heavenly Mother).

Please note: tour route may vary based on congestion. Wear comfortable walking shoes, bring local currency, your sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat and rain gear.


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7 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking

sightseeing
Kuala Lumpur, Petronas Twin Tower Skybridge & City Tour
This tour will take you in to the bustling city of Kuala Lumpur. Your first stop will be at the National Monument. This 49-foot-tall bronze monument was built to pay tribute to the valiant soldiers who gave their lives defending the country during the Insurgency in the 1950s and World War II. Then continue on to Independence Square, one of the most photographed sites in all of Malaysia and the playing field of the Royal Selangor Club, the National History Museum, St. Mary’s Cathedral, the impressive Sultan Abdul Samad Building and where parades and Independence Day festivities are celebrated. You’ll then proceed to Kuala Lumpur's iconic Petronas Twin Towers. Soaring 1,483 feet into the sky, the towers are united by a sky bridge that rises 557 feet above street level, making it the tallest sky bridge in the world. The majestic steel and glass towers look very 21st century but their design is based in ancient Islamic tradition - the 241-foot tall spires, which sit atop the towers are reminiscent of the minarets that adorn mosques. Your final stop of the day is the Suria KL Shopping Centre where you’ll have almost two hours to shop at your leisure. Stretched over 1.4 million square feet, here you’ll find 450 outlets offering something for everyone - have lunch in one of the many restaurants, shop in the fashionable boutiques, have fun in the entertainment centers, sit down for cup of coffee in a coffeehouse, work out in a fitness center or unwind in a spa.

Please note: Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Bring local currency, a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.

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5 HRS

Moderate
Kuala Lumpur, Visit Tradtional Malay Home
Your journey will begin as you board your motor coach for a 90-minute ride.  The Rumah Penghulu Abu Seman is one of the oldest surviving traditional Malay houses. Built in stages between 1910 and the early 1930s, it was owned by the local headman of Mukim Bagan Samak, Bandar Baharu  Kedah. Originally located in Kampung Sungai Kechil, a small village in the northern part of Peninsula Malaysia, it was rescued, relocated and restored (1996 – 1997) by Badan Warisan Malaysia. Today, it stands as one of the finest remaining of Malay Vernacular architecture. Located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur with its many high rise buildings, the Rumah Penghulu is surrounded by a traditional herb and heritage garden which has over 50 species of trees and plants of environmental, cultural and historic interest to Malaysians. You will experience the Kampung lifestyle, and ceremonies related to weddings and the birth of a child. You will be involved in a hands-on demonstrations as well as sampling traditional food and drinks. You also will experience traditional Malay games like Congkak and Gasing. Before returning to the port, you will have a photo stop at the magnificent Petronas Twin Towers.

Please note: Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

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Malacca, Malaysia



6 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking

sightseeing
Malacca, Explore Historic Malacca with Lunch
This tour will reveal Malacca’s prosperous trading heritage and numerous foreign interlopers who include the Portuguese, Dutch and British.  You will begin your tour with a photo stop at Porta de Santiago - the only remains of the Dutch fortifications that were blown up by the British – before seeing The Stadthuys, arguably Malacca’s most photographed building.  Constructed in the mid-1600s it is believed to be the oldest Dutch building in the East.  Continue on to the ruins of St Paul’s Church, where the remains of St. Francis Xavier were briefly enshrined.  Visit the Melaka Sultanate Palace, a replica of the original 15th century wooden palace, which is now a Cultural Museum.  You will take a ride up to the 360-degree viewing tower, Menara Taming Sari, at a height of 262 feet.  You will see a spectacular and panoramic view of Melaka UNESCO World Heritage City from the cabin deck.  Proceed on to cross the bridge, which will lead you to Chinatown. Walk to the Baba & Nyonya Museum, showing typical 19th century Baroque style homes of wealthy Chinese families.  Continue on to Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, the oldest Chinese temple in Malaysia, and Kampung Kling Mosque. As you continue on to Jonker Street, you will see many antique and curio shops.  This is the final stop and you will enjoy lunch at Casa Del Rio Hotel or alternative for a taste of mixed culture and traditions!

Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking at times over flat and sloping surfaces, with steps to negotiate some sites visited. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests in wheelchairs. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Bring sunglasses, sunscreen, local currency, a hat and a poncho. Tour order may vary to avoid congestion. 




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4 HRS

Moderate

culture

sightseeing
Malacca, Historic Malacca
This fascinating tour reveals Malacca’s glorious heritage. The streets and buildings are steeped in history illustrating its prosperous trading heritage and numerous foreign interlopers that include the Portuguese, Dutch and British. You will begin your tour with a visit to the Princess Hang Li Poh’s Well (King’s Well) – located at the foothill of Bukit China and next to Sam Po Temple. It was built in 1459 by the followers of Princess Hang Li Poh and was the main source of water in the town. Continue your walk to the Bukit Cina (also known as Chinese Hill) Chinese Cemetery, the largest and oldest Chinese graveyard outside of China itself with over 12,500 graves.  You will proceed to the Dutch Square - the hub of the town due to its proximity to the river mouth. You will see town hall (Stadthuys),  the church (Christ Church), market square and a school that all reflect the character of ancient European towns. Cross the bridge to Malacca’s Chinatown. Walk to Cheng Ho Cultural Museum, a gallery housing exhibits about Chinese Ming Dynasty admiral, Cheng Ho (Zheng He). In a warehouse to the north of the Melaka River, the gallery has exhibits on the admiral’s life. Then visit Jonker’s Street, the main street of Chinatown before you return back to the pier.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes. Bring sunglasses, sunscreen, local currency, a hat and a poncho.

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4 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking

sightseeing
Malacca, Malacca & Countryside
Departing from the pier, you’ll proceed to a small rubber tree plantation, where you will have an opportunity to see local rubber tappers in action. Malaysia produces almost 20% of the world's natural rubber. Next, you will visit  a palm oil plantation before heading to the village of legendary Malay warrior, Hang Tuah. It is commonly believed that Kampung Duyung (Mermaid Village) was the home of this legendary warrior during the early days of the Malacca Sultanate. The village highlights the cultural, architectural and traditional values of the Malay community and consists of the houses of the five most renowned Malay warriors during the Malacca Sultanate. Stop briefly for photos and souvenir shopping outside the Stadthuys. Built as the official residence for the Dutch governors and their officers, the Stadthuys is an excellent example of Dutch period architecture. Continue to Porta de Santiago—a Portuguese-built fortress—and St Paul's Church, where missionary St. Francis Xavier was briefly interred in 1553. You will also have a chance to take photos outside the Sultan's Palace—a replica of the original 15th century palace of Malacca's now-extinct Sultanate. The palace also houses the Culture Museum.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes. Bring sunglasses, sunscreen, local currency, a hat and a poncho. Tour order may vary to avoid congestion. There are about 100 steps up and around this tour.

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4 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking

sightseeing

boating
Malacca, Walk The Dutch Trail
Walk back through time as you discover the great empires of Malaccathe Malay Sultanate, the Portuguese, the Dutch and the British.  After tendering from the ship to the local jetty, you will embark on a boat for a scenic cruise on the Malacca River. Along the way, pass through the downtown area, where you can see old warehouses, shop houses, bridges and traditional Malay villages. Next, a short walk from the jetty will bring you to Stadthuys and Christ Church for a brief photo stop. The Stadhuys is the most imposing relic of Dutch rule and features salmon red walls, heavy wooden doors and wrought-iron hinges. It now houses the Historical Museum. The adjacent Christ Church is a Dutch Reformed church constructed in 1753. Proceed to the Porta de Santiago. Although the original fortress dates from 1511, a small gatehouse is the only remaining part of the fortress still standing. After a photo stop here, you will head to the Sultanate Palace, a replica of a 15th century palace that currently is a cultural museum.  Then you will take a trishaw ride along the Street of Harmony where you will pass the Sri Poyyatha Vinayagar Moorthi Temple, one of the first Hindu temples in Malaysia, the Kampong Kling Mosque with its 3-tiered roof and make a brief stop at the Cheng Hoon Temple, built in 1646. It is the oldest functioning Chinese temple in Malaysia. Your tour will conclude with a brief ride by rickshaw back to the tender pier.

Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 328 yards, at times over flat and sloping surfaces, with 10 steps to negotiate at the sites visited, a few steps to negotiate to embark/disembark the riverboat and tender. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests in wheelchairs. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Bring sunglasses, sunscreen, local currency, a hat and a poncho. Tour order may vary to avoid congestion. 


price $59
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