Luxury Malaysia Tours & Holidays
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One of the world’s most enchanting vacation destinations, Malaysia offers everything from postcard-perfect beaches framed by pristine waters for diving to wildlife-filled jungle, well-preserved historic treasures, mouth-watering cuisine, and some of the friendliest locals you’ll ever meet. Even in ancient times, this country was a designated spot on the spice trade route which has resulted in the local foods bringing together flavours from across the globe. It’s not unusual to enjoy an Indian breakfast and a Nyona lunch followed by a Korean dinner. Populated by a mix of Malays, Indians, Chinese and indigenous groups, it has a rich cultural heritage with its capital city of Kuala Lumpur a place where colonial shophouses, traditional wet markets and pockets of lush greenery lie adjacent to gleaming 21st-century skyscrapers and air-conditioned mega malls. Its UNESCO World Heritage-listed George Town and Malacca offer unique cultural and architecture townscapes, developed over 500 years of Southeast Asian trade and cultural exchange.
Many visitors come to Malaysia for its ancient rainforest with much of the jungle unspoiled and protected in national parks, with remarkable biodiversity that includes everything from rhododendrons in high altitude forests to orchids in the lowlands. The wildlife watching is impressive too, with the most common sightings including colourful birds, although silvered leaf monkeys, tapirs and orangutans can also be spotted. The ocean is incredibly abundant with marine life with dolphins, sea turtles, sharks and shoals of tropical fish. Malaysia’s islands are destinations of themselves, with Langkawi and Penang exceptionally famous as must-visit spots.
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Trips to Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Langkawi8 NightsFrom $3,591 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 $3,113 PPEnjoy it all on this 12-nights tour of Malaysia, from cultural and historical experiences to wildlif...
Where to visit in Malaysia
Our travel experts have collated their top recommendations of where to visit in Malaysia.
Malaysia’s capital and largest city, Kuala Lumpur is defined by its rich natural reserves, colorful culture and friendly locals. It’s home to colonial architecture, towering skyscrapers, minarets, mogul-style domes and a wealth of attractions. Some of its notable landmarks include the Petronas Twin Towers, the world’s tallest twin skyscrapers, and Batu Caves which dates back more than 400 million years. While there is a reverence for ancient culture, it’s balanced with a plugged-in modern world and a contemporary art scene. Visitors can mingle with the locals in their favorite pastime, shopping and dining, in air-conditioned malls and the popular Central Market.
An island located about five miles of mainland Malaysia, Penang is nicknamed the “Pearl of the Orient,” home to soft white sandy beaches and an impressive culinary scene. It has a diverse mix of cultures, with modern developments juxtaposed with mosques, temples and historic buildings, while the coast is lined with sleepy fishing villages and luxury resorts. The colonial city of George Town is its multicultural capital, with historic British buildings, magnificent mosques and crumbling shophouses in its oldest section. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it’s also one of the top spots in all of Southeast Asia for sampling tasty street foods of all types, including local Malay, Chinese and Indian.
The “Jewel of Kedah,” Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea, approximately 30 miles off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. Just two are inhabited, Pulau Tuba and Pulau Langkawi, the largest and most populated, synonymous with pristine sandy beaches, wildlife-filled jungles and bargain shopping. Its striking rugged beauty can be found in forest parks, hot springs and magnificent waterfalls. The island isn’t overly developed – although there are plenty of beach bars, seafood restaurants and spas, it’s also home to villages that have managed to preserve local traditions.
Malaysia’s most popular highland retreat, Cameron Highlands sits at nearly 6562 feet at its highest point, enjoying a climate that’s cooler than the rest of the country, boasting a stunning landscape blanketed in green. Travelers come to walk through charming little villages and forests, visit waterfalls, sprawling emerald tea plantations, strawberry, butterfly and honeybee farms, while escaping the sweltering heat of the lowlands. Both wildflowers and vegetables thrive here, with vendors selling organic onions, carrots and cauliflower grown by local farmers along the main road in the eight loosely connected villages.
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Things to do in Malaysia
Take in the View from Kuala Lumpur’s Famous Petronas Towers
The iconic Petronas Towers in Malaysia’s capital city are the world’s tallest twin skyscrapers, soaring over 1,482 feet. The buildings are largely constructed of reinforced concrete with a steel and glass façade resembling Islamic art motifs. They also set another record with their nearly 558-foot-high sky bridge, that links the two together. From here, you’ll enjoy the best view in the city.
Explore the Batu Caves
Kuala Lumpur isn’t all skyscrapers, there’s nature to be found too. The Batu Caves have deep religious significance and are located nearby in the suburb of Selangor in a massive limestone cliff. At the base is a 140-foot-tall statue of the God of war, Lord Murugan. The area is popular for rock climbing and hiking, bringing opportunities to see flora and fauna like monkeys.
Discover Local Cuisine in Penang
Penang is Malaysia’s food capital. The island’s fantastic gastronomic scene comes thanks to its multicultural mix of Malay, Indian and Chinese, just to name a few. The dynamic capital of George Town is particularly renowned for its diverse street food that reflects the intermingling of many cultures, with lots of traditional Chinese, Indian and Malay along with fusion fare like Baba Nyonya.
Explore the Cameron Highlands
The Cameron Highlands offer a relatively cool high-elevation retreat as compared to the sweltering lowlands, at nearly 6600 feet. The climate also makes it conducive for growing a wide range of fruits and vegetables, though the region has become especially popular for its sprawling tea plantations with endless emerald landscapes. Boh Sungei Palase is a favorite with tours, a gift shop and café.
Close Encounters with Orangutans in Sepilok
The Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre is the top attraction in Sepilok, located in Malaysian Borneo. It rescues orphaned orangutans and teaches them to survive on their own while providing visitors with an up close and personal experience. A path through the jungle leads to the animal’s main feeding area where photographing and viewing can be enjoyed at scheduled times.
Get Active in Langkawi
While Langkawi is a great place to relax and enjoy an island paradise, it also offers a long list of activities. Visitors can enjoy all sorts of thrilling watersports at Cenang Beach, including sea kayaking, parasailing and windsurfing. There are also mangrove boat tours on Kilim River, bringing wildlife watching opportunities for dolphins, eagles and even bizarre fish that walk the shores.
Visit Taman Negara National Park
This vast park is a must-visit, located on the Malay peninsula. Made up of a sprawling ancient tropical rainforest, it’s home to 150 mammal species, including Asian elephants, monkeys and the rare Malayan tiger along with an estimated 3,000 flora species. Visitors can embark on a jungle boat trip along the river and take the world’s longest canopy walk to spot wildlife.
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