Day 1: Introducing Penang’s Durians
Meet in Georgetown for transfer to Balik Pulau, where the durian smorgasbord begins. Munch durians at two organic durian farms with a beach break in the middle to renew your appetite.
Day 2: Tasting at Bao Sheng’s Durian Farm
Become a durian connoisseur at Bao Sheng’s Durian Farm. Learn from the Master Seng how to taste different types of durians as well as sniff out different flavors. Bring your appetite and a keen sense of curiosity!
Day 3: Sampling Borneo’s Durians
Take a gustatory leap today by tasting some rare jungle durians native to Borneo and planted in this little known orchard. Marvel at the wide range of shapes, colors, textures, and flavors of durians quickly disappearing from the Malaysian jungles.
Day 4: Jungle Canopy Walk, Black Thorn Durian Farm
Discover exotic native fruits and a native durian species at Sungai Sedim National Park. For lunch sample some traditional ways of cooking with durian before an all-you-can-eat durian buffet of the original Black Thorn, a new market favorite.
Day 5: Kuala Kangsar, Cameron Highlands, Native Durians
Step back into the history of Malaysian durian by tasting a native species, Durio lowianus, as well as the best example of D24, the first commercial durian variety. Cool off in the Cameron Highlands with a cup of tea.
Day 6: Taman Negara, Musang King Farm
Spend the day swimming, hiking, and relaxing at this quiet entrance to Taman Negara National Park. Save your appetite for the evening camping out at the original Musang King farm.
Day 7: Raub and Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary
Rise with the durian farmer to harvest and pack Musang King and D24 durians for shipment to Singapore. Enjoy a well-deserved durian buffet in Raub and taste a regional favorite, Tekkah. Spend the afternoon at Kuala Gandah Elephant Conservation Center before relaxing in the Bentong Hot Springs.
Day 8: Bentong Sunday Market and Last Durian Feast
Look for new fruits, durians and street foods at the bustling Sunday Market. Enjoy one last durian lunch together with your new durian accomplices before driving to Kuala Lumpur. The tour ends in Chinatown.
For more details, check the official tour page. If you can’t find what you’re looking for there, please send your questions to us at [email protected]
YOTD prices are cheap and good but if you DIY it will be much much much much much much much cheaper and better 🙂
2015 Durian Year! I love it! Great work Rob and Lindsay!
Yesterday I posted on my blog a durian recipe… I hope you like it, here it is: