Visit tropical islands, rocky mountains and everything in between on this adventure uncovering the magic of Malaysia.
Take the ultimate adventure through Malaysia, from the sun-kissed Perhentian Islands to Mt Kinabalu's unmistakable peak. Whether it's soaking up Penang's sun or soaking in Poring's hot springs, this trip will tickle all your fancies, especially when it comes to food and fauna. Discover the gastronomical delights of Penang's street-food stalls then meet Sabah's orangutans and turtles, all while learning the fascinating history of this country during this 26-day adventure.
Spend time with a local family at a homestay, an authentic local experience that gives a real insight into village culture
Pedal out to the rice fields around Kota Aur and learn all about how local coconuts are harvested
Walk through the historic shophouse lined streets of Georgetown, mixed in contemporary art galleries and boutiques, traditional temples and churches, and modern street art that all influence the vibrant cultural hub of Penang
Experience next-level vistas from the top of Mt Kinabalu climb on a two-day climb that will really get the heart pumping
Witness nature at its most beautiful with a night on Turtle island, watching mother turtles come ashore to lay their eggs
Cruise down the Kinabatangan river and search for wildlife in this rich and unique ecosystem
Snorkel the turquoise seas around the Perhentian Islands, a paradise of unspoiled forests and white sands
It’s best to pack light for this trip. There is a strict 15 kg maximum luggage limit on the included internal flights. Excess luggage will incur extra fees to the traveller.
The Mt Kinabalu trek is very challenging, including an altitude of more than 2,800 metres and an early morning to summit in the dark, so we recommend a good level of fitness to be able to enjoy this unforgettable climb.
We recommend packing specific items for this trip so please take a look at the ‘what to take’ section of the trip notes.
You will get to experience a wide range of accommodation types on this trip – some dormitory rooms in hostels, a homestay, guesthouses, jungle lodge and hotels. Some may be a little more basic than our standard hotels, but their unique location and close proximity to wildlife is what makes them special.
The conditions at your homestay will be more basic than in other places. Bathroom facilities are shared, and some will only have cold showers. Most only have fan cooling systems. However, the experience with a local family is a real highlight.
There are some long days of travel by bus. You will be pleased to know that public buses in Malaysia are quite comfortable. Stock up on snacks and drinks ready for the journeys.
The climate in Malaysia is generally hot and humid, so be prepared for some balmy days no matter when you visit. It tends to be wetter and more humid from May to October, but the temperature remains fairly constant throughout the year.
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1. Please provide passport details at time of booking, as these are essential for booking services on this trip.
2. Strict luggage limits apply. See under the Important notes section of Trip Notes for more information.
3. A Single Supplement is available on this trip, please contact your booking agent if you would like to book a single supplement. Due to the many hostels we use on the trip please note the following nights are excluded from the single supplement, Day 10 & 16 Homestay, Day 17 & 18 Mt KInabalu National Park, Day 19 & 20 Poring Hot Springs, Day 23 Turtle Island.
Please note for various nationalities in particular Australian, UK, Irish, New Zealand and United States different increased Government travel warnings are currently in place for Eastern Sabah. Please read the Important Notes section of your trip notes for further information.