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 4.71 out of 5 based on 35 reviews in the last year.
Discover Sabah , February 2018
Discover Sabah is an excellent tour for adventurous people who don't mind getting a bit dirty. There are some amazing opportunities to learn about local living, cuisine, and culture, as well as get a chance to talk and play with the kids. There are many opportunities to spot some rare and eveneven endangered wildlife playing around, especially at the orangutan rehabilitation centre, which was the highlight of the trip. The Mount Kinabalu hike required excellent mental strength and quite good physical fitness. I would recommend doing a fair bit of walking training beforehand (especially up and down steep hills - I didn't do a whole lot and still made it, but was sore for about 4 days afterwards). The tour guide, Nostalia was very knowledgeable, and a great help when it came to language barriers and any other questions or concerns we had.
Review submitted 17 Feb 2018
Discover Sabah, October 2017
This is an amazing company to travel with. I had the best experience ever and we were able to see a baby wild orangutan up close in the jungle. We had the best time trying to find animals in the jungle. Boreno is an awesome destination and should be on your list.
Review submitted 04 Nov 2017