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.
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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
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
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 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 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.
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. A Single Supplement to have your own room is available on this trip and excludes night 10 (homestay) where you will be in shared accommodation.
Our Best of Malaysia trips score an average of 4.74 out of 5 based on 35 reviews in the last year.
This was an excellent trip with an itinerary which has something for everyone.
Review submitted 17 Apr 2018
Make sure you find out the demographics of the tour group before booking. You don't want to tour with old people who need naps, unfortunately this was experience at times, my group was at least 23 years older than me, so no staying out late, tour was complaining of sore muscles and aches).. On the whole I made the best of the situation, however had I known in advance, I would have booked a different date so I could have been with travelers closer to my age group.... this did disappoint me. I'm not sure if I'd take such a gamble again and book an intrepid.
Review submitted 10 Apr 2018