A foodie heaven and nature lover’s dream, Malaysia is a true fusion of biodiverse landscapes, myriad cultures and exciting cuisine. With the addition of endless white sand beaches and crystal blue waters, it’s easy to see why this beautiful archipelago has earnt the well deserved title of the ultimate travel destination in Southeast Asia.
THESE ARE SOME IDEAS FOR YOUR HOLIDAY TO MALAYSIA:
THESE ARE SOME IDEAS FOR YOUR HOLIDAY TO MALAYSIA:
Sitting at the southernmost tip of mainland Asia, adjoining Thailand above and surrounded on all remaining sides by water, Malaysia bears a landscape dominated by dense, lush rainforests teeming with exotic plant life, birds and mammals, fringed by boundless beaches of swamp and sand.
Rural fishing villages and stilt built residences make up the communities interspersed throughout the countryside, whilst city life is everything that you would expect from an Asian outpost.
Laying along the busy maritime route of the Malacca strait lies Penang, connected to the mainland by an eight-mile bridge, and home to the UNESCO word heritage city of George Town. Strewn with historical gems including beautiful colonial architecture, classic churches, Buddhist temples and grand mansions on Penang Hill, the island is also affectionately known as Malaysia’s food capital – the street food here is a first class fusion of Indian, Chinese and Asian flavours.
This trip offers great highlights of Malaysia, from the bright lights of Kuala Lumpur, to the amazing Taman Negara national park, a stay in the Cameron Highlands and finishing your tour at The Datai in Langkawi.
Sitting at the southernmost tip of mainland Asia, adjoining Thailand above and surrounded on all remaining sides by water, Malaysia bares a landscape dominated by dense, lush rainforests teeming with exotic plant life, birds and mammals, fringed by boundless beaches of swamp and sand. Rural fishing villages and stilt built residences make up the communities interspersed throughout the countryside, whilst city life is everything that you would expect from an Asian outpost.
Begin your trip in the capital, Kuala Lumpur, where the old world meets a vibrant, modern society and glittering skyscrapers share space with seasoned markets. Head to the rainforest Taman Negara National Park to see some incredible wildlife with a wide array of adventure activities. Your journey will take you Cameron Highlands Resort to the witness the beautiful tea plantations and incredible scenery and then onto Penang Island.
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Build Your Tailor-Made Holiday to Malaysia
As well as family holidays and honeymoons, we've also built many different Malaysia itineraries for those who want to see the best parts the country has to offer.
The holiday itineraries above are examples of ones we have created previously, and give you a good idea on the time needed to see many of the idyllic places mentioned above. If you would like more information on a specific area, or a certain hotel, please get in touch with us.
OUR SELECTED HIGHLIGHTS OF MALAYSIA:
Borneo is the world’s third largest island, behind Greenland and New Guinea. Orangutans can only be found in the rainforests of Borneo and Sumatra.The rainforest in Borneo is one of the oldest in the world and is estimated to be about 130 million years old.
Soaring to a height of 451.9 metres, the 88-storey twin structure is Kuala Lumpur's crown jewel
Get out of the city and into the countryside
You can get 'templed out', so why not jump on a bike & head out into the countryside, and visit parts of Malaysia very few see.
Explore The Beaches Of Langkawi
There are plenty of golden sandy beaches.
Adventure, culture, cities, beach, honeymoon, family
GMT+ 8 hours
When to go:
April to October
13 hours approx
Some are recommended or required by the Centres for Disease Control and the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Malaysia’s Garden City of Lights - both neon and lightning derived - Kuala Lumpur is home to the soaring Petronas Towers that outline the famous cityscape against an azure sky. Down below, ancient mosques, churches and temples line the street of the Old Town, whilst lush countryside surrounds the suburbs. Food stalls, handcrafted batik silks and colourful paintings jostle for attention within the Central Market, the air laden with wafts of coconut curry, satay and spicy sambal. Not far from the city the tea plantations of the Cameron Highlands line the mountains, covering the sheer terrain like a vivid emerald knitted blanket.
The coastal shores and clear waters across the Malay Archipelago provide some of the best snorkeling and scuba diving that Asia has to offer. The little Andaman island of Langkawi to the north west is famed for limestone cliffs, stunning palm fringed beaches and a deep coral reef, hiding nemo fish and barracuda, whilst the secluded paradise of Redang Island to the east is home to undiscovered beaches, sea turtles and tiny sharks. Further inland, elephants, rhinos, tigers, and orangutans can be found in their natural habitat at Taman Negara National Park in central Malaysia.
Tailored Journeys is about helping you explore one of the most fascinating and beautiful regions on earth, in style. Even if – especially if – you don’t know where to start, call us now to talk about creating your own Tailored Journey – and let the dream begin.