You will have opportunity to discover traditional culture and colonial heritage in Malaysia on this private 2-day tour of Malacca from Kuala Lumpur. Visit palm oil and rubber plantations with your private guide. Spend time in a local village to learn of local customs and heritage, and enjoy free time to explore bustling Malacca at your leisure. Admire top attractions including Stadthuys and the Porta de Santiago, and climb St Paul’s Hill for fine views over the beautiful Strait of Malacca. Visit the town’s oldest functioning Taoist temple and delve into Chinatown’s vibrant Jonker Street.
- 2-Day tour of Malacca with a private guide Learn about Malacca’s Portuguese and Dutch influences on a guided city walking tour
- Visit St Paul’s Church, the Porta de Santiago fortress, the Stadthuys and the Chen Hoon Teng Taoist temple Stroll along Jonker Street to browse shops and sample local foods.
- Enjoy your guide’s informative commentary about the sites you visit
- Relax on a scenic drive through the countryside and stop at Morten Village to witness old Malay customs and traditions
- Overnight accommodation, transportation and hotel pickup and drop-off included
What you can expect
Day 1: Kuala Lumpur – Malacca
To begin your 2-day tour, you will be picked up from your Kuala Lumpur hotel for a 2-hour (approx.) drive to Malacca. Your guide will take you first to the outskirts of Malacca to discover what life is like outside the main town.
Listen to your guide’s knowledgeable commentary as you pass by rubber and oil palm plantations, paddy fields and quaint Malay villages (kampongs) with houses built on stilts.
Stop at Morten Village, a typical Malay kampong that still displays old Malay customs, such as constructing houses on stilts
Arrive in Malacca and check into your hotel. Afterward, the rest of the night is yours to explore Malacca at your leisure or relax in your hotel.
Day 2: Malacca – Kuala Lumpur
After breakfast, your private guide will take you on a walking tour of the city center rife with historical monuments. Visit Stadthuys, known as the Dutch Square, as it was built in 1650 by Dutch occupants. Walk past Porta de Santiago, one of the surviving gates of the historic A’Famosa Portuguese fortress. Walk up St Paul’s Hill for a panoramic view of the Strait of Malacca and the old town of Bandar Hilir.
Atop the hill, see the ruins of St Paul’s Church, lined by 17th-century Dutch tombstones. Follow your guide on a 15-minute walk to Cheng Hoon Teng, Malacca’s oldest functioning Taoist temple, with prayer halls boasting rich decors. Then, stroll along the lively pathways of Jonker Street in the heart of Chinatown, where vendors are selling various souvenir items and local delicacies.
At your guide’s suggestion, choose to have lunch at a local restaurant (own expense) in any of the towns you pass on your way back to Kuala Lumpur. You’ll arrive back at your hotel in Kuala Lumpur by late afternoon or early evening.
Private 2-day tour
Professional English-speaking driver/guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transport by air-conditioned minivan or coach, depending on group size
Overnight accommodation at Equatorial Hotel Meals as per itinerary
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks, unless specified
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