Orangutan in the jungle of Borneo, Malaysia

Malaysia

Discovering Malaysia’s lush rainforests, ancient temples and pristine beaches is a treat for any traveller

Tours in Malaysia

On our tours in Malaysia you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to adventure. There are paradise beaches, deep diving waters and wildlife-packed jungles, so there can be no doubting that trips to Malaysia offer something for everyone as you explore a nation that effortlessly combines ancient culture with high-tech industrialisation.

The country is split into two regions, Peninsular Malaysia and Malaysian Borneo, home of the orangutan. The infrastructure makes it easy to get around and explore the superb beaches and national parks, meaning our Malaysia tours are as relaxing and hassle-free as possible.

So if it’s a largely unexplored land of contrasts you’re after, look no further than one of our trips to Malaysia – its range of exciting wildlife and beautiful, unspoilt trekking routes make this the ideal destination for that adventure of a lifetime.

Our travellers rate our Malaysia holidays as

4.8 / 5 based on 65 reviews

Malaysia Adventure Holidays

Trekking Borneo & Beyond

10 reviews

Explore lowlands, highlands and jungles of Borneo & the Malaysian Peninsula

Walking & Trekking
Suitable for:
Age 16+
Activity level:
Moderate / Challenging
15 Days from £2,349
Guided
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Borneo Wildlife Discoverer

37 reviews

Showcasing the best of Borneo - wildlife, rainforests and tropical beaches

Wildlife
Suitable for:
Age 16+
Activity level:
Leisurely / Moderate
15 Days from £3,149
Guided
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Must-see highlights of our Malaysia Tours

1. The orangutans at Sepilok Sanctuary: Asia’s only great ape lives in the forests of Borneo. These fascinating creatures prove a real highpoint of our trips to Malaysia but have unfortunately suffered a dramatic decline in numbers over recent years, chiefly due to deforestation and palm oil plantations. Sepilok is the largest sanctuary in the world and rehabilitates orphans and captured orangutans before releasing them back into the wild. 

2. Climb Mount Kinabalu: At over 4000m, Mount Kinabalu is the highest peak in South East Asia. A well-marked trail takes you up through a number of different vegetation zones, from the rainforest floor up into forests of chestnut and oak. Mists swirl all around you on entering the cloud forest, a place dripping with orchids, pitcher plants and rhododendrons, and the views at sunrise from Kinabalu are truly spectacular.

3. Discover Deer Cave: Deep in the dark mysterious forest, Deer Cave is more than 2km long, peaks at more than 120m in height and is home to literally millions of bats. Every night there is a mass exodus of four to five million when, as dusk descends, great swarming clouds pour out of the cave on their daily forage for food. An incredible sight not to be missed on our Malaysia tours, great black streaks rise from the cave like huge floating silk scarves. 

 

How long are your tours in Malaysia?

Our trips to Malaysia range from 13 to 17 days, ensuring you’ll enjoy around two weeks of the finest trekking and wildlife experiences the country has to offer. If you’d like to customise your trip, perhaps in the form of a tweak to the itinerary, we do have Tailor Made solutions available to help you create a unique holiday that you’ll remember forever.

Are your trips to Malaysia guided?

Yes, all of our Malaysia tours include the services of one of our expert guides. Not only will they keep you on the right track, but they’ll know the perfect places for spotting the vast array of monkeys, birds and other beautiful beasts.

Book your Malaysia tour today!

What could be more scintillating than river cruising, spotting proboscis monkeys or enjoying a food tour of Kuala Lumpur? Our tours in Malaysia offer all these exciting opportunities, so why not get in touch with one of our friendly team today and start planning that trip of a lifetime.

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