Places Visited: Kuala Lumpur, Taman Negara National Park, Kuantan, Terengganu, Pulao Kecil, Perhentian
More rustic and rural than the western flank of the peninsula, the east coast retains a more traditionally Malaysian feel. Fishing and farming are the mainstays of villages scattered along its lush, tropical shoreline, which forms the backdrop for this alluring, 14-day trip. Your holiday begins with a tour of the capital, before crossing the rugged, forested interior via Malaysia’s number-one national park, reaching the east coast at Kuantan, where you’ll get to experience a slice of everyday life before heading up to the coast to see the great firefly display at Yak Yah. An urban interlude at Kuala Terengganu precedes the culmination of this tour: a three-night stay on the heavenly Perhentian Islands – Malaysia’s unsung tropical paradise.