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 4.63 out of 5 based on 27 reviews in the last year.
Discover Sabah 2017, February 2017
This trip has a little bit of everything, and although at times physically challenging (that mountain is just 9km of straight stairs and rock climbing people, and you will not be able to walk the next day), and other times a bit out of your comfort zone (e.g. group learning session on how to use a squat toilet), its at all times amazing fun (following orangutans around the jungle anyone?). I loved every second. Just note that 80% deet is essential, especially for the jungle camp!
Review submitted 15 Feb 2017
Discover Sabah 2017, January 2017
An exciting adventure with good food, great wildlife, nature and an excellent local leader
Review submitted 30 Jan 2017