When planning my trip to Malaysia, I knew that one of the things I most wanted to see was the Cameron Highlands. It is pretty obvious within the first few minutes of knowing me that I drink a lot of tea and I really wanted to try some of the tea that is made on the plantations in this area of Malaysia.
I decided to take just a day tour from Kuala Lumpur, because my time was limited in Malaysia and there were so many other things I wanted to see! If you have ever tried booking a solo trip in Malaysia you may have noticed how many day tours are for couples only. I looked and looked for ones I could join or even how to get there myself but I was out of luck. I decided to book my tour through a company and ended up paying for two people even though it was just me.
I found a day trip that let me see the highlands, plantation and a couple extra stops along the way. I also booked my rainforest trip through this company. When the day came, I discovered that I was the only one who had booked that tour for the day and so it was as though I had booked a private tour just for me.
The tea plantation that I visited was the BOH Plantation which was established in the early 1900s. It was so beautiful to see the sloping dark green hills that went on for miles. The air was fresh and the view was calming. I also got to tour inside the tea factory to see how they separated and produced different types of tea. I, of course, bought some tea from the souvenir shop, some afternoon tea for my mom and I and some mango tea which is delicious!
The driver was very nice and he let me take extra time at certain places and took me to a strawberry farmers market on the way back to Kuala Lumpur. This market had stalls and stalls filled with everything you can imagine a strawberry to be made into, jam, candy, stuffed toys. There were also several stalls with strawberries covered in freshly melted chocolate. I kept stopping by each one.
After buying three packages of strawberries, one for my wonderful and kind Airbnb host, one for the journey back to Kuala Lumpur and one for breakfast the next morning, we headed back to the city. It was a wonderful day in the highlands and a peaceful escape from the city for a day.