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Malaysia tours

There are many ways to explore Malaysia and our specialists’ in-depth knowledge of the country means that they can incorporate all your trip ideas into a tailored tour and then enhance them with their own first-hand experiences. Their itinerary ideas include options to travel with a private driver and guide for additional insight into the Malaysian way of life, self-drive for flexibility, or take domestic flights to conveniently combine different areas.

Whether you’re interested in sampling local delicacies at Penang’s night market, getting close to wildlife at Taman Negara National Park, or relaxing on an idyllic beach, our specialists can put together a bespoke tour just for you. 

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Our recommended tours in Malaysia

These itineraries are designed to give you some suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Malaysia, and they showcase some of the routes that we’ve found work particularly well. Treat them simply as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely for you by one of our specialists based on your particular tastes and interests.

  • Tioman Island, Malaysia

    Jungles & beaches of Malaysia and Borneo

    • Look out for Borneo's endemic proboscis monkeys in Bako National Park.

    • Try your skills with a blowpipe under the instruction of the Iban tribe.

    • Enjoy time in Kuala Lumpur, taking advantage of the superb food and shopping.

    • Relax and do nothing on the pristine beaches of Tioman Island.

    14 days from £3,170pp

  • Fishing boat on the Kinabatangan River, Malaysian Borneo

    Borneo's Rivers, Mountains and Beaches tour

    • Get straight into the wilds of north Borneo, exploring pristine tropical rainforest with a private ranger guide.

    • Jungle trekking and wildlife observation in the rainforest.

    • Climb to the summit of Southeast Asia's highest peak, Mount Kinabalu.

    • Pamper yourself at one of Borneo's finest beach resorts.

    13 days from £3,455pp

  • Christ Church, Malacca, Malaysia

    Colonial Malaysia with Singapore

    • See colonial architecture in the UNESCO city of Malacca that comes from the Portuguese, Dutch and British influence during the spice race.

    • Try the monorail in Kuala Lumpur during a guided walking tour of the city.

    • Visit Ipoh and take in dilapidated mansions and rubber plantations.

    • Soak up the sights, sounds and smells of the bustling UNESCO city of George Town.

    • Stroll around Chinatown and Little India in Singapore, and take in the colonial architecture dotted throughout the city.

    15 days from £3,690pp

  • Crocodile, Kinabatangan River, Malaysian Borneo

    Snapshot of Sabah

    • Unearth the heritage, food and contrasting architecture of Kuala Lumpur - one of Southeast Asia's most underrated cities.

    • Embark on a two day adventure along Borneo's Kinabatangan River where you will have the opportunity to spot much of the region's wildlife.

    • Journey deep into the heart of Borneo and enjoy a couple of days at the renowned Borneo Rainforest Lodge.

    • End your stay in Sabah's capital Kota Kinabalu, home to stunning sunsets and gateway to some of the region's best cuisine.

    11 days from £4,400pp

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Beach tours with a touch of exploration

These tour ideas, from our Hidden Beaches collection, are our answer if you’re looking to relax but still want to explore. Each tour combines time at one of our hand-picked beach properties with a few days spent either on safari, taking in a city, discovering the local culture or hopping to the next beach. They are only suggestions though, and a specialist will plan your holiday individually.

  • Beach, JapaMala, Tioman Island

    JapaMala and Kuala Lumpur

    Beach + City

    Explore the cosmopolitan city of Kuala Lumpur and spend time relaxing on the beach on peaceful Tioman Island.

    13 days from £2,050pp

    3 nights Kuala Lumpur, including breakfast; 7 nights Japamala, including breakfast. Includes flights and transfers.

  • Anjung Room, Tanjong Jara Resort, Kuala Dungun

    Tanjong Jara Resort and Malacca

    Beach + Culture

    Spend a night in the bustling city of Kuala Lumpur, one of Southeast Asia's most diverse capitals, before exploring the World Heritage Site of Malacca and finding some quiet time on the east coast of Malaysia.

    13 days from £2,450pp

    2 nights Malacca, including breakfast and excursion; 7 nights Tanjong Jara Resort, including breakfast. Includes flights and transfers plus a night in Kuala Lumpur.

  • The Datai,Langkawi

    The Datai and Singapore

    Beach + City

    Visit Singapore, one of Southeast Asia's most important cities, before some serious relaxation on the beaches of Langkawi.

    13 days from £3,905pp

    3 nights Singapore, including breakfast; 7 nights The Datai, including breakfast. Includes flights and transfers.

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Tioman Island, Malaysia

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Self-drive holidays in Malaysia

A self-drive holiday to Malaysia with Audley can be an extremely rewarding experience because of the freedom it affords you. With good roads and driving on the left, our specialists can recommend the best routes to take and where to stay along the way.

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Luxury holidays in Malaysia

If you're planning a luxury holiday to Malaysia we have a wide range of accommodation available, as recommended by our specialists, from luxury beach resorts to top class hotels.

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