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.
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 4.75 out of 5 based on 36 reviews in the last year.
Absolutely brilliant tour. I've traveled in Asia extensively and believe this tour is a great option for all, from those who have been to Asia before and are looking for a relaxing holiday to those who've never been to Asia and want to get adventurous. Jeremy is excellent and makes the trip a breeze while also providing opportunities to learn and experience some slightly hidden aspects of Malaysia. I wish I had the time to start the tour again from the beginning instead of coming home
Review submitted 25 May 2018