Reasons to Visit
Malaysia`s picture perfect white sand beaches and year round travel season means they are the envy of their Southeast Asian neighbours! From the private island of Pangkor Laut, long quiet beaches around Kuala Terengganu, popular white sand beaches on Langkawi and hidden gems on small islands off the East coast.
UNESCO sites Malacca and George Town were once cities which rose from humble fishing villages to become major centres of the spice trade. Four centuries of European influence have left behind rich cultural icons including Dutch churches, remnants of ruined Portuguese and British fortresses and imposing town halls.
Enjoy the peace and solitude around the Cameron Highlands, following jungle trails to streams, lakes and waterfalls, or take time to visit one of the nearby tea plantations.
Explore Taman Negara National Park on foot, by boat and even 25 metres up in the jungle on a canopy walkway. Climb Teresik Hill, swim in the water holes around the rapids of Lata Berkoh or just walk amongst the flora of the oldest rainforest in the world.
A foodies delight! Malaysia is a true melting pot of cultures and the Indian, Chinese and Malay influence is strongly evident in the food. Places like Penang, Malacca and Kuala Lumpur have hawkers stalls and local restaurants on every corner. Eating really is a national hobby here so get involved!
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Penang beach at sunset, Penang.
The Cameron Highlands is a wonderfully unspoiled region of lofty mountains, tea plantations, forests and waterfalls. It’s great for walkers and it's possible to visit remote villages of the Orang Asli people.
Highlights of Kuala Lumpur include Chinatown’s busy markets, the elegant colonial buildings of Merdeka Square and the Petronas Towers. There are also many high quality hotels in the city.
Just a couple of hours drive south of Kuala Lumpur and approximately 90 minutes from the international airport, Malacca is accessible and well worth a weekend visit, when the markets are at their best.
Penang is a mix of ancient temples, fascinating villages with thriving local markets and wonderful beaches. Penang National Park in the northwest corner of the island makes a great day trip.
Malaysia boasts everything that might tempt you to Southeast Asia, from vibrant modern cities to traditional merchant ports and remote villages in pristine rainforest landscapes. Its mix of peoples and influences have created a diverse, welcoming society that our specialists adore.
16 Days from £2,415pp
Explore the main highlights of west coast Malaysia, enjoying some superb food along the way.
14 Days from £2,535pp
Explore the main highlights of Malaysia including Malacca, Kuala Lumpur, Cameron Highlands and Penang.
19 Days from £3,060pp
A 19 day trip that takes in most of Peninsula Malaysia including Malacca, Kuala Lumpur, Taman Negara, the Cameron Highlands, Penang and Langkawi.
12 1/2 hours (Kuala Lumpur)
Malaysia Airlines & Singapore Airlines
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