Backyard Travel’s new tour spotlights “hidden” gems of Northern Malaysia

Backyard Travel, an online boutique tour operator specialising in insider tours throughout Asia, has launched a new tour package offering an adventure into the northern islands, cities and rainforests of Malaysia.

The 12-day Jungles and Gems of Northern Malaysia tour begins in the foodie destination of Penang, with two days immersed in the colourful culture of George Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Backyard Travel launches 12-day Northern Malaysia tour, which includes a tour of George Town; Cathedral of the Assumption in George Town, Penang pictured

The itinerary also takes guests to Kuala Kangsar, the royal town of Perak, to explore the majestic sultan’s palace and visit local workshops; as well as Lenggong Valley, another UNESCO site, to experience cultural activities and an overnight homestay, as well as a night trek along the jungle trails of Belum Rainforest Rainforest.

The last four days of the tour will be spent relaxing on the shores of Malaysia’s beaches.

During the East-West Monsoon (from March to October), the journey continues to the remote and largely undeveloped Perhentian Islands in the Gulf of Thailand.

From October to March, in the dry, cool season, the tour heads to Langkawi in the Andaman Sea.

Backyard Travel general manager Trystan Trestchenkoff said: “Peninsula Malaysia is full of cultural and natural treasures to discover, yet it’s still quite unknown on a global scale. This tour provides a look at the little ‘hidden’ treasures of the region, from fascinating UNESCO sites to breathtaking tropical islands.”

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