Malaysia’s reputation as a benign country makes some people think that it’s going to be boring. It’s true, pushy touts are rare, natural disasters only seem to happen across the border and the multi-ethnic population gets along well. What to do without the hassles? Why not stroll around Penang where wafts of Chinese incense mingle with sour durian while Bollywood tunes blast from an Indian shop. You may also have the opportunity to observe Macaque, the rare Silver Languor, Water buffalo crossing the river and a variety of birds. The proboscis monkey is restricted to Borneo and a few inshore islands. In Eastern Sabah, they are most often found in mangrove forests and in river edge forests.
Duration: 9 Days
Tour Itinerary Day 1: Arrive in Kota Kinabalu Day 2: Mount Kinabalu National Park Days 3-4: Climb Mount Kinabalu / Laban Rata (3,300m) / Summit Days 5-6: Poring Hot Springs / Sukau / Kinabatangan & Menanggul Rivers Day 7: Sandakan / Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary Day 8: Sandakan / Kota Kinabalu Day 9: Depart from Kota Kinabalu
Rainforests & Wildlife
You can head to the Cameron Highlands where you can visit tea plantations in the cool air; or, on the Seribuat Archipelago, off the east coast of Johor, snorkel through coral gardens and lounge on a mind-poppingly perfect beach. Put on your leech-proof boots to track elephants in Taman Negara, and how about delving into the depths of Sarawak and Sabah on mythical Borneo where you can see wild orang-utans and climb massive Mt Kinabalu? Unexciting? We think not.
Duration: 12 Days
Tour Itinerary Day 1: Arrive in Kota Kinabalu Days 2-3: Kota Kinabalu / Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary Days 4-5: Kinabatangan River / Sukau Days 6-7: Sukau / Danum Valley Rainforest Day 8: Kota Kinabalu Days 9-10: Pulau Tiga Day 11: Kota Kinabalu Day 12: Depart from Kota Kinabalu
One of Malaysia's key attractions is its extreme contrasts. Towering skyscrapers look down upon wooden houses built on stilts, and five-star hotels sit several metres away from ancient reefs. Multiculturalism has not only made Malaysia a gastronomical paradise, it has also made Malaysia home to hundreds of colourful festivals. It's no wonder that we love celebrating and socialising. As a people, Malaysians are very laid back, warm and friendly. Geographically, Malaysia is as diverse as its culture. Cool hideaways are found in the highlands that roll down to warm, sandy beaches and rich, humid mangroves.
Duration: 15 Days
Tour Itinerary Day 1: Arrive in Kuala Lumpur Day 2: Kuala Lumpur Day 3: Kuala Lumpur / Taman Negara Day 4-5: Taman Negara Day 6: Taman Negara / Cameron Highlands Day 7: Cameron Highlands Day 8-9: Penang Day 10-13: Langkawi Day 14: Kuala Lumpur Day 15: Depart from Kuala Lumpur
Red Sea Relaxation
Keep an eye out for wildlife, including seals, sea otters, birds, and even whales.See what the "Big Land" of Alaska has to offer on this exhilarating escorted tour. Begin your tour in Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city, and travel to Valdez.