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 4.76 out of 5 based on 33 reviews in the last year.
Discover Sabah , May 2018
This was my first group tour and I have to say, it was a great way to travel somewhere like Borneo! Everything was taken care of for us but it never felt like we were 'on school camp', which was my fear as someone who's normally an independent traveler. Our local guide was very knowledgeable and fit in really well with the group dynamic.
Review submitted 06 Aug 2018
Discover Sabah , July 2018
I was very impressed with every aspect this trip offered. It’s not your average trip and I loved the variety of activities and in-depth immersion of culture and history with local guides. Sabah is absolutely stunning, welcoming and adventurous!
Review submitted 17 Jul 2018