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Malaysia vacations 2020 & 2021

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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

These tours give you a starting point for what your trip to Malaysia could entail. They cover routes we've found work particularly well and feature some of our favorite places to stay. Treat them as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you.

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Travel Advice

Practical tips for traveling to Malaysia, from social protocols to guidance on money matters, with a link to the latest government travel advice.

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Our detailed brochures feature trip ideas and travel experiences recommended by our specialists.

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Our expert guides to traveling in Malaysia

Written by our specialists from the viewpoint of their own travels, these guides will help you decide on the shape of your own trip to Malaysia. Aiming to inspire and inform, we share our recommendations for how to appreciate Malaysia at its best.

  • Introducing Malaysia

    Introducing Malaysia

    Our video guide to Malaysia introduces you to a country of old-world tradition and glittering Kuala Lumpur.

  • Boat journey in to Taman Negara National Park, Malaysia

    Malaysia family vacations: exploring Peninsular Malaysia

    Malaysia specialist Katie explains why she feels Peninsular Malaysia is an ideal destination for a family vacation, recounting her own journeys there. She pinpoints some of the best experiences for children, from jungle quests to inner-city adventures.

  • Tea plantation, Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

    Self-drive vacations in Malaysia

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

  • Kuala Lumpur cityscape

    Malaysia luxury vacations

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

  • Tioman Island, Malaysia

    Honeymoons in Malaysia

    Plan your perfect honeymoon to Malaysia with Audley. Discover some of the beautiful properties available and how we can make your honeymoon in Malaysia extra special.

  • Proboscis monkeys, Sandakan, Borneo

    What to see in Borneo: our highlights guide

    This guide features recommendations for things to do in Borneo. It focuses on the states of Sabah and Sarawak in Malaysian Borneo, which offer a lot of variety in a smaller radius than Indonesian Borneo.

  • Thai street food

    Southeast Asian cuisine

    Trade routes, historic connections, colonialism and common sources of ingredients have left many strong links between the dishes found throughout Southeast Asia. We investigate the very distinct national variations that have evolved in this region.

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