Day 1: Kuala Lumpur - MalaccaTo 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.
Overnight: Equatorial Hotel or similar in Malacca
Day 2: Malacca - Kuala Lumpur (B)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.