Tours of Malaysia take you from the almost untouched rainforests of Borneo, the thriving city of Kuala Lumpur and the serenity of the Cameron Highlands. Begin by exploring the markets and temples of the city before heading into the highlands to explore. Take a jungle trek through Borneo, where you might spot the shy orang utans and finish on a white sandy beach where you can soak up the warm rays and enjoy the luxury hotel amenities. Whatever you’re looking for, our Destination Specialists can help you book a Malaysia tour to suit you.
To tour Malaysia as part of a wider Asian adventure, book the Seven Seas Voyager Asia Cruise. This luxury tour allows you to see Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and Brunei, as well as stopping off in Kota Kinabalu and Kuching in Malaysian Borneo. See the mosques and markets of Kota Kinabalu before heading for the beach or to the surrounding farms.
Enjoy an in depth tour of Malaysia and learn about the country’s many different attractions. Our Malaysia Explorer Tour begins in Kuala Lumpur where you can take in the towering skyscrapers, shop in designer shops and local markets and enjoy the delicious Asian fusion cuisine. You’ll also see historic Malacca and the mountains of the Cameron Highlands. Wonder at waterfalls and caves, tea plantations and mosques before finishing in colonial Georgetown.
Borneo Wildlife Tour
Kuala Lumpur and Pangkor Laut Multi Centre
“Due to Malaysia’s large Chinese population, if you visit between January and February you’ll get to experience Chinese New Year on a grand scale. Immerse yourself in festivals featuring colourful street performances and sample a delicious array of authentic street food.”
“During Ramadan you may find some restaurants will close during daylight hours. This won’t spoil your visit, but ensure you plan ahead and remain flexible and respectful of local customs.”
“Street food is a way of life here, not a trend. There are many excellent dishes to enjoy during your stay, from sumptuous Batu Maung-style satays to the sweet delights of rojak (fruit and vegetable salad dish).”
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the currency of Malaysia?
Formerly known as the Malaysian dollar, the Malaysian ringgit is the main currency of Malaysia. Some locals may still refer to the ringgit as the dollar, but the currency remains the same. More often than not, the exchange rates are actually better in Malaysia than they would be in the UK post offices or high-street banks. ATMs are plentiful here should you wish to pay by card at bars or restaurants.
What is Malaysia known for?
Malaysia is recognised as one of the most biodiverse countries in the world, known for its expansive rainforests, its orangutan sanctuaries and the Malaysian tiger. The lively capital of Kuala Lumpur is home to the iconic Petronas Towers (the world’s tallest twin skyscraper) and the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix, and a trip to Malaysia wouldn’t be complete without a week or two spent at the stunning beach resorts of Langkawi.
What is the main religion of Malaysia?
Multi-cultural Malaysia’s official religion is Islam, though this diverse country is comprised of a huge spectrum of different religions, including Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism and many traditional Chinese religions.
Aptly named the “peninsula of gold” by Greco-Roman geographers back in AD 150, Malaysia offers a unique blend of fascinating culture, unspoilt nature, endless beaches and buzzing cityscapes just waiting to be explored.
Why you’ll love Malaysia…
• Wandering the fragrant streets of Kuala Lumpur
• Breath-taking canopy walks in the Borneo lowlands rainforest
• Spotting rare and endangered wildlife such as Malayan tapirs and sun bears
• Meeting aboriginal tribes in the Cameron Highlands
• Riding a longboat along the Lemanak River
• Exploring the antique shops of the historic city of Malacca
• Traversing the deep limestone caves of Gomantong Caves
• For the inspiring conservation efforts of Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre
• Watching the sunset from the golden sands of Damai Beach
• Paddling in the shallow pools of the Iskandar waterfalls
• Experiencing the festivities of Chinese New Year
• Sampling delicious street food such as char kuey teow (a savoury stir-fried noodle dish)
Did you know?
• The world’s largest flower, the Rafflesia Arnoldi (otherwise known as the ‘corpse flower’ for its pungent smell when blooming) is native to Malaysia.
• Many Malaysian buildings don’t have an official fourth floor, instead they are referred to as 3A – this is because the Chinese pronunciation of the number shares a similarity to the pronunciation of death. As such, the number 4 is considered unlucky.
• The national drink of Malaysia is teh tarik, or ‘pulled tea’. Aptly titled, the tea is thrown a distance of around 1 metre from one cup to another without spillage, and is considered a Malaysian art form.
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