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.
2018 ITINERARY CHANGES: Please refer to Important notes below for more information if travelling in 2018.
Adventure through the lush Taman Negara National Park, where your local guide will explain traditional medicines made from the plants
Snorkel the turquoise seas around the Perhentian Islands, a paradise of unspoiled forests and white sands
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
With quality time in each destination, you'll get a real feel for each place and the freedom to make your own discoveries
There are some long days of travel by public 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.
You will need to carry your own luggage from some short walks between our transport and accommodation, and also on and off public transport including public buses, trains and ferries.
The conditions on your homestay will be more basic than in other places. Bathroom facilities are shared, and some will only have cold showers. However, the experience with a local family is a real highlight.
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.
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2017 to 31 December 2017. View the itinerary for departures between 01 October 2017 - 31 December 2018
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1. A Single Supplement to have your own room is available on this trip and excludes nights 10 & 11 (homestay) where you will be in shared accommodation.
2. 2018 ITINERARY CHANGES: For departures from 1st Jan 2018 this itinerary will include 1 night at the Kota Aur Homestay, and 3 nights in Penang. The activities in Kota Aur and Penang will be restructured to allow for this change.
Our Best of Malaysia trips score an average of 4.75 out of 5 based on 32 reviews in the last year.
The Best of Malaysia trip was everything I could have asked for and more. Transport was good - local buses, train, private mini bus - and the accommodation was great (comfy with all the necessities such as wifi, air conditioning, nice bed/shower and a good breakfast!) Best of Malaysia covers all the touristy spots as well as more traditional experiences such as the local homestay. We were a group of eight with a variety of backgrounds and ages. The small size of the group definitely helped create a warm and friendly travelling environment. The tour was well-paced with a nice balance of relaxation and adventure. Highly recommended!
Review submitted 05 Oct 2017
My trip to Malaysia was surprisingly great. Tour leader Jeremy made it so with his enthusiasm and energy. I enjoyed every aspect of this trip from the jungle to the islands. The canopy walk a highlight. The home stay was enjoyable and Georgetown a highlight. Great trip.
Review submitted 20 Sep 2017