Travel to Kuala Lumpur and experience the Best of Malaysia

Travel to South-East Asia and experience the very best of Malaysia. Since its emergence from colonial rule, Malaysia has developed a reputation as a land of diverse cultures, exotic foods and natural beauty. On this adventure, we take you where the action is - past outstanding colonial architecture, among friendly locals, close to exotic marine life and into ancient rainforests. Amble along forest walks, haggle in some of Asia's best markets, discover perfect beachside paradise and make friends with welcoming locals. This trip introduces the best of Malaysia and gives an inside glimpse to this fascinating country.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Pulau Penang, Malaysia
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 12
Carbon offset
283kg pp per trip


  • Discover a cultural melting pot in Kuala Lumpur
  • Explore historic Melaka by trishaw
  • Trek through Taman Negara's ancient rainforest
  • Feast on traditional Malay cuisine on a village homestay
  • Swim in the sparkling waters of the Perhentian Islands
  • See traditional Malay industries being practised in the markets of Kota Bharu


This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2015 to 31 December 2015. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2016 - 31 December 2016

A finely woven tapestry of Indian, Chinese and ethnic Malay cultures gives Malaysia's Kuala Lumpur its distinct identity, as well as its delicious array of cuisines - just follow the spicy aromas to the night market and dive straight in.
Climb into the backseat of a trishaw to explore the colonial streets of historic Melaka. Afterwards, take some time to wander about, absorbing Melaka’s wonderful atmosphere.
Venture into ancient rainforest in Malaysia's Taman Negara National Park, taking it all in from a canopy walk suspended high in the treetops. Brave river rapids in a longtail boat and trek through exotic jungle, perhaps picking up some local knowledge about traditional uses of various plants and flowers.
Swim in sparkling turquoise waters, snorkel among unspoilt reefs or swing in a hammock while on some of the most beautiful islands on the planet.
Discover the secrets of local silversmiths, watch giant kites being flown or learn the art of batik. Take time to sample the delicious regional delicacies such as nasi ulam and keropok losong.
Stay with Intrepid's long-time friends in their traditional home on the shores of a picturesque lake. Wake to the sound of gibbon calls, walk through peaceful villages or practise your kayaking skills. In the evening, enjoy a traditional banquet of regional delicacies.
Travel to Penang and explore historic Georgetown on a walking tour. Visit Kek Lok Si Temple and Fort Cornwallis, remains of the original British fort. Make the most of the island’s stunning beaches and incredible cuisine before this Malay journey comes to an end.
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12 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
Boat, Bus, Ferry, Longtail boat, Public bus, Speed boat, Taxi, Trishaw, Van
Guesthouse (3 nights), Homestay (2 nights), Hotel (8 nights)
Included activities
  • Canopy Walk - Taman Negara
  • Half-day snorkelling trip
  • Kuala Kangsar - Royal Town Tour
  • Longtail boat trip
  • Melaka - Trishaw Tour
  • Village tour


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Best of Malaysia , September 2015

Best of Malaysia , September 2015