Luxury Malaysia Tours
Luxury Malaysia Tours
Our Luxury Tours of Malaysia
Tours of Malaysia are a kaleidoscope of alluring locations and exciting experiences . Whether you’re looking for a straightforward city and beach break, or a more complex multi-stop tour, our specialists will delight in using Malaysia’s many attractions to build the perfect itinerary.
Most tours of Malaysia will start in capital Kuala Lumpur – universally referred to as ‘KL’ – which is an intriguing mix of modern and traditional. At first glance KL is mostly gleaming skyscrapers and sprawling shopping malls, but dig a little deeper and you’ll find ample historical sightseeing and lots of busy smaller neighbourhoods to explore. A ‘classic’ Malaysia itinerary then explores the more populous and developed West coast: the historic port of Malacca just to the south of KL, the alluring foodie destination Penang, and the idyllic beaches of Langkawi up in the north-west. Coming inland you may also pass through the cool tea-covered hills of the Cameron Highlands, or the steamy jungles of Belum or Taman Negara.
During the northern hemisphere summer months of May to September the western beaches of Langkawi, Penang or Pangkor are wetter; at which time we recommend shifting to the east coast for your r&r time. The Perhentians, Tioman, and Redang are all idyllic at this time. It’s also the ideal season for pairing both Peninsular Malaysia and Malaysian Borneo.
Whatever time of year you visit Malaysia you’ll find an enticing menu of heritage sites, walking tours, cooking classes, jungle hikes, train journeys…just ask our consultants and they’ll be delighted to run through the full spectrum of what the peninsula can offer! With this compact country well-linked by good quality roads and extensive internal flights there’s no limit to what you can achieve – whether you have just a few days or a several weeks to explore.
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Luxury Malaysia Itineraries
Please take your time to look through our sample tours, remembering of course that all our trips are 100% bespoke and will be tailored to your interests. Please get in touch with our specialists to discuss any changes or extensions you’d like to make.
Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Langkawi8 NightsFrom $3,411 PPThis Malaysia tour hits all the highlights from the delights of Kuala Lumpur to historic attractions...
Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Taman Negara National Park, Cameron Highlands, Penang, Langkawi12 NightsFrom $2,957 PPEnjoy it all on this 12-nights tour of Malaysia, from cultural and historical experiences to wildlif...
Malaysia Tours Q&A
Luke our Asia Specialist
What are Malaysia’s must-visit destinations?
A highlights tour of Malaysia will typically hug the western side of the peninsula, covering KL, Malacca, the Cameron Highlands, Penang, and Langkawi. You could also start this itinerary down in Singapore, hitting Malacca first, then into KL and on northwards up the coast. These destinations can all be connected in easy-going road transfers – the Cameron Highlands down to Penang is the longest at around 5-6 hours; all others would be less than half a day – or by rail, with the western branch of the ‘jungle railway’ hugging the coast and calling at all destinations of interest along the way.
How about getting off-the-beaten-path?
Stepping away from the core destinations, you’ll generally find fewer tourists exploring Malaysia’s verdant (and largely still wild) interior. Taman Negara and Belum are your base for enticing jungle activities, while Fraser’s Hill and the Cameron Highlands offer cool highland temperatures and the throwback feel of a British-era ‘hill station’. For laidback beach time you’ll find the east coast resort areas much less developed than those on the western side of the peninsula, with Tioman, Redang, Terengganu all offering quiet escapes amongst pristine nature.
How long do I need for a tour of Malaysia?
A west coast itinerary as outlined above could be covered in a compact 11-12 days. If you had time to spare however 13-15 days would give you that extra day or half-day here and there, or some precious extra time on the beach. Pushing up to three weeks would allow you to combine all the highland, island, city destinations in one itinerary, or possibly look at combination tours with Malaysian Borneo, Indonesia, or Thailand. Ask us about ‘Grand Tours’ of Southeast Asia – we’d happily put together a bucket list itinerary of the whole region if you had a month or more!
Does Malaysia offer jungle experiences?
Peninsular Malaysia’s best protected reserve areas are Taman Negara and the Belum Reserve. Both offer excellent nature, with both easy-going and challenging hikes, canopy walkways, and lots of enticing fauna, birdlife, and small mammals. The accommodation level is moderate in both so should only be offered to those with a keen sense of adventure. If truly dramatic jungle scenery and big-hitting wildlife is what you’re looking for we advise looking across the South China Sea to Malaysian Borneo.
Which Malaysian beach is for me?
With so many excellent beaches on offer it is hard to know where to start! Langkawi alone is made up of 99 sub-islands and scores of individual beaches, each suiting a different kind of traveller. Generally-speaking if you’re keen on having good amenities at hand then we’d suggest sticking to the busier beaches of Pantai Cenang on Langkawi, Batu Ferringhi on Penang, or Long Beach on Perhentian Kecil. All other beaches are generally very quiet, with most of the top-end resorts situated on totally exclusive stretches of coast.
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