Malaysia Holidays

Charlie and Clare have a wealth of travel experience and a particular passion for South East Asia. Both have recently returned from a trip to both Malaysian and Indonesian Borneo which has only served to enhance their love for this part of the world. If, on the other hand, spending some time with orang-utans is your prime objective on your holiday to Malaysia then we definitely have the right expertise not least because of our very close relationship with the Orang-utan Foundation.

Why we like Malaysia

Malaysia's diverse cultural history has led to an open-minded approach to tourism and with a melting pot of Malay, Chinese, Indian as well as indigenous tribes you are treated to varied architecture, culture and of course delicious cuisines. From the skyscrapers and modernity of Kuala Lumpur to the dense rainforests of both Borneo and the mainland, Malaysia encapsulates South-East Asia in its entirety.

What to expect on your Malaysia holiday

Synonymous with the mystery of the Far East, Malaysia still conjures visions of rubber trees, sultans, jungles, pirates, head-hunters and exotic beaches but while the pirates and head-hunters have largely retired, the rest remains. The endless glorious beaches tend to be the initial lure of Malaysia where some truly sensational resorts will cater and pamper to your every need. Explore further and you find colonial hill stations, dense primary rainforest, tea plantations and some fascinating wildlife which, of course, includes the endearing orang-utan. In addition there are the UNESCO sites of George Town and Malacca where four centuries of European influence have left churches, forts, houses and grandiose administrative buildings.

Some ideas for a Malaysia holiday

  • Don’t forget that part of Borneo belongs to Malaysia.
  • Walk trails in the dense rainforest of Taman Negara Park.
  • Spend a few days in the colonial atmosphere of the Cameron Highlands with its waterfalls, tea plantations and local tribes.
  • Journey down the Kinabatangan River in search of proboscis monkey
  • Spend time with Asia's only great ape, the iconic orang-utan.
  • There are glorious beach resorts on all the coasts and some excellent diving.

Beyond the ordinary

  • If you are prepared to rough it, speak to Charles about getting off the beaten path and stay with headhunters in a longhouse. Not the usual tourist experience but very much authentic and uncontrived.
  • A private yacht charter to Cruise through the pristine islands of Sipidan with world-class diving and turtle nesting.

Send us an enquiry:
Speak to a Malaysia expert:
Clare Birch

Clare Birch

+44(0) 1285 651 010

Charles Knights

Charles Knights

+44(0) 1285 651 010

FLIGHT INFORMATION

12.5 hours from UK
(Direct)

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