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Waterfront houses, Malacca

Malaysia vacations 2022 & 2023

Waterfront houses, Malacca

Once central to the spice trade route, Malaysia absorbed influences from Chinese, Indian and Muslim merchants to create a rich culture and culinary heritage. Our specialists have sampled the delicacies of Penang’s night market, hiked through national parks and sought out traditional ways of life along the east coast. Using this detailed knowledge of the country, we can create a tailor-made Malaysia vacation to suit your interests.

The UNESCO-protected cities of George Town and Malacca are strewn with Javanese mosques, Chinese prayer halls and Edwardian Baroque architecture. The capital, Kuala Lumpur, is where the old world meets a vibrant, modern society and glittering skyscrapers share space with seasoned markets. Despite Malaysia’s development, great swathes of primary rainforest remain intact, as well as pristine beaches and unsullied coral reefs. Along the coast you find traditional kampung villages, lively resorts and islands offering secluded beachside retreats.

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Suggested tours for Malaysia

Explore colonial architecture in the UNESCO city of Malacca, try the monorail in Kuala Lumpur, and sample Chinese, Indian, and Malay cuisines all in one day in Penang. Our range of suggested itineraries is a great starting point as you begin to plan your trip to Malaysia.

Suggested activities for Malaysia

Sample street food in Kuala Lumpur, enjoy a private tour of Penang City, and explore the Cameron Highlands, including a tea plantation and flower farms. Our specialists will curate experiences designed to enhance your trip to Malaysia by choosing options that align with your interests.

  • Penang City Tour
    Pinang Peranakan Mansion, George Town, Penang

    Penang City Tour

    Penang

    Penang City Tour

    Among the highlights of the tour is Fort Cornwallis, built on the site of Francis Light's historic landing in 1786, it today houses the Dutch Canon presented to the Sultan of Johore by the Dutch East India Company.

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  • Thaipusam Festival
    Kuala Lumpur by night

    Thaipusam Festival

    Kuala Lumpur

    Thaipusam Festival

    By far the most shocking and spectacular celebration within Malaysia is the Hindu festival, Thaipusam, which happens every year in the Hindu month of Thai (January/February) when the constellation of Pusam is in its ascendancy.

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  • Petronas Towers Tour
    Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Petronas Towers Tour

    Kuala Lumpur

    Petronas Towers Tour

    The 88 story Petronas Twin Towers reach 452 meters into the air. On this tour you can walk across the glass bridge between the towers, looking straight down to the ground as you cross!

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Best time to visit

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