Take Penang Island and Kuala Lumpur, add in the Cameron Highlands and a heaping spoonful of delicious food, neon-lit temples, jungles and beaches – mix it all together and you’ve got Malaysia.
Look up the definition of multicultural and you’ll find a picture of Malaysia. OK, you won’t, but you should. This country puts the mmmm in mmmmelting pot. Everyone from the Portuguese, the Dutch, the British and the Japanese have ruled Malaysia, or at least parts of it. Not to mention a sultan or two.
Then there were the traders who came from India and China, bringing with them spices and silks. The result is an awesome mix of people, cultures and food. Translation: it's easy (and delicious) to eat your way through Malaysia.
There are dumplings, curries, seafood and noodles galore. But we also recommend a few cultural activities between meals.
Scale (by elevator) the Menara Kuala Lumpur, go trekking the Cameron Highlands and explore the colourful markets of Penang.
What people say
This is a trip that is hard but also fantastic. You get to experience the culture up close and personal, as well as pushing yourself along the trail. Definitely worth it if you want to try something outside the box.
What people say
Great tour, great small group. Borneo was awesome and clean, good infrastructure and nobody haggling you. Loved it!
Malaysia tour reviews
Our Malaysia trips score an average of 4.6 out of 5 based on 25 reviews in the last year.
Discover Sabah 2017, January 2017
Geckos Adventures goes above and beyond my expectation for group travel. Even though I have only experienced my trip to Borneo (which was exceptional) I would highly recommend this to the young, aspired traveler. The local guides truly immerse you in the culture and the activities are carefully planned. The stand out for me is the leisure time that factors in, allowing you to truly bond with your group and take that time to reflect. Geckos is the true essence of travel.
Review submitted 21 Jan 2017
Discover Sabah 2016, December 2016
This was the trip of a lifetime! What an excellent introduction to the highlights of Borneo: its amazing people, its time honoured traditions, its wildlife and breathtaking scenery. Our tour guide Jeff was excellent as were all our local guides and homestay families who welcomed us. This was an unforgettable experience!
Review submitted 06 Jan 2017