Karma Trekkers Malaysia Itinerary - East Tours


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Day 1 Arrive Kuala Lumpur / Connect flight to Kuching

Discover the charms of Kuching, a captivating city established by Sir James Brooke, the first White Rajah of the province of Sarawak. Visit buildings dating back to the days of the White Rajahs. Afterward, visit Sarawak Museum, displaying an excellent collection of Bornean ethnological artifacts.



Day 2 Kota Kinabalu

Fly to Kota Kinabalu, located on the northwest coast of the island of Borneo. As the capital of Sabah, it is the main industrial and commercial center of Sabah. Check in to Shangri-la Rasa Ria Resort. Visit the Monsopiad Village, the headhunter’s museum. Then, head to the local ethnic heritage village and museum for a closer view of Sabah’s ethnic diversity highlighted by the unique architectural styles of homes in North Borneo and the colorful costume display.



Day 3 Mt. Kota Kinabalu

Depart early in the morning to the Crocker Range where the majestic Mount Kinabalu resides. It is the fourth tallest mountain in Southest Asia and the tallest in Malaysia, standing 4,095 meters above sea level. Then, off to Kinabalu Park, recognized for its tremendous biodiversity, and is home to many species that is solely found within the park’s confines. Afterward, visit Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre, founded in 1964 with a mission to rehabilitate orphan orangutans.



Day 4 Mulu

Depart in the morning for flight to Mulu. Visit Mulu National Park has been an important site for scientists since the 1930’s, and is famous for its spectacular limestone caves. The Deer Cave is Mulu’s most well-known cave. Mulu National Park uncovered many new plant and animal species and was home to a number of important studies of animal behavior.



Day 5 Batang Ai

Drive to Batang Ai. Visit Iban Tribe Village, once known as the Sea Dayaks, this tribe was known for headhunting many generations ago. They believed it was a rite of passage, and that there was a source of magical power that emanated from severed heads. Nowadays, this tribe lives in peace in their traditional communal longhouses. This welcoming tribe will accept you as a visitor and will offer up rice wine to celebrate.



Day 6 Kuching / Kuala Lumpur

Drive back to Kuching. Take an evening flight to Kuala Lumpur.



Day 7 Kuala Lumpur

Visit Thien Hou Temple, a six tiered landmark honoring the Heavenly Mother (or Tian Hou) built by the Haianese community. The architecture incorporates both modern and traditional styles with elements of Buddhism, Taosim, and Confucianism. Next, explore the Moorish-style Federal Court in the Sultan Abdul Samad Building, a major historically significant landmark that once headquartered the Apex Court of Malaysia. Afterwards, see the Railway Station, the city’s railway hub before the modern Kuala Lumpur Sentral emerged in 2001. The Railway Station was the first to link Kuala Lumpur to Klang and the rest of the Malay Peninsula. Later, visit the Tudor style Cricket Club, the Royal Selangor Club and the Palace of Justice in Putrajaya.



Day 8 Malacca Excursion

Day trip to Malacca, formerly ruled by the Portuguese, Dutch, and lastly the British, over a period of 400 years. Visit the pink-colored Stadhuys, constructed in 1650, where the Dutch Governor once resided. Presently, it is now the Museum of History and Ethnography. Next, see the Porta de Santiago, built in 1511, which is the last remaining entrance gate of four to the Portuguese. Later, tour St. Paul’s Church where St. Francis Xavier’s body was enshrined in an open grave for a brief period.



Day 9 Kuala Lumpur / US

Depart for flight back home.