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Malaysia

Dense rainforest trails and bustling city streets – Malaysia offers something for wherever your feet want to take you. Step up and try our group photography tour in the Danum Valley to watch art and nature combine.

Malaysia’s diverse cultural history has led to an open-minded approach to tourism, with a melting pot of Malay, Chinese and Indian cultures together with the indigenous tribes.

This diversity means that when you visit Malaysia you’re treated to varied architecture, culture and of course delicious cuisines. From the skyscrapers and modernity of Kuala Lumpur to the dense rainforests of both Borneo and the mainland, a Malaysia holiday encapsulates South-East Asia in its entirety.

Gibbon monkeys, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Gibbon monkeys

What to expect on your Malaysia holiday

Malaysia offers the visitor endless beaches, colonial hill stations, dense primary rainforest, tea plantations, UNESCO cities and incredibly diverse wildlife. Borneo is the third largest island in the world and the northern part of it belongs to Malaysia. It is here that you can find the iconic orangutan.

Explore Malaysia

  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Taman Negara National Park
  • Cameron Highlands
  • Penang
  • Langkawi
  • Perhentian Islands
  • Sabah
  • Sarawak

Experiences

A selection of experiences and activities available to include in your holiday to Malaysia.

Orangutan Experience

Come face to face with orangutan in the rainforests of Malaysian Borneo and learn about conservation efforts to save the species. Spend time observing them at Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre in Sabah or Semenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre in Sarawak.

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Malaysia’s Butterflies

Explore ‘the butterfly capital of the world’ with over 1,600 species – the UK has 65.

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Climb Mount Kinabalu

For the fit, but novice mountaineer, climb Mount Kinabalu, which stands at 4,093 metres, and watch the sunrise from the summit.

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Penang Night Markets

Soak up the atmosphere at the night market in Penang and set your taste buds alight with the delights of Malaysian cuisine.

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Terrapuri – Restored Malaysian Architecture

Step back in time at Terrapuri on Peninsular Malaysia’s east coast, and stay in a restored villa with stunning views towards the Perhentian Islands and Redang.

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Kinabatangan River Safari

Spot proboscis monkeys, pygmy elephants and orangutans on a boat safari along the Kinabatangan River in Malaysian Borneo.

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Turtle Nesting

Stay at Tanjong Jara where every year between April and September turtle come to lay their eggs.

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Eastern & Oriental Express

Board the iconic E&O train to journey between Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.

Diving

Head below water to a host of excellent dive sites along the east coast of Malaysia as well as the waters off Malaysian Borneo.

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Meet the Orang Asli People

Trek to waterfalls and villages of the Orang Asli tribes, indigenous people of Peninsular Malaysia.

Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Clare Higginson

It was my passion for languages that first encouraged me to leave the UK behind and grab my rucksack. Since then, it’s been a mixture of intriguing cultures, jaw-dropping landscapes and the wonder of seeing animals in their natural habitat that sees me continuously extending my travel wish list.

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