Malaysia Tours & Itineraries

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One of Borneo's many colorful birds
Map of Borneo Adventure - 10 Days
Borneo Adventure - 10 Days

Love adventure, nature, and getting off the beaten track? If so, this Borneo tour is for you. Dive, walk, and bird-watch your way through 10 days of wildlife reserves and resorts, tucked away islands, and lush valleys.

Spend time on the stunning island of Penang toward the end of your two week trip
Map of Highlights of Singapore & West Malaysia - 14 Days
Highlights of Singapore & West Malaysia - 14 Days

Experience the energy of Singapore before setting off along the western coast of Malaysia on this epic two-week trip. Cycle around the charming streets of Melaka, see the Petronas Twin Towers and Mahamariamman Temple in Kuala Lumpur, and take a twilight river cruise in coastal Kuala Selangor. Strike out into the ancient rainforests of Taman Negara for wildlife and canopy tours, visit the tea plantations and strawberry farms of Cameron Highlands, and learn to cook delicious Malay dishes in Penang.

Cruise along the Kinabatangan River in Malaysian Borneo
Map of Malaysian Borneo Adventure - 7 Days
Malaysian Borneo Adventure - 7 Days

Head off to East Malaysia and the island of Borneo for a week of off-the-beaten-path adventures and wildlife excursions. On this unforgettable holiday, you'll trek through virgin rainforest, go on a riverboat safari, tour local villages, and go hiking in Kinabalu National Park.

Discover the rainforests of East Malaysia's Danum Valley
Map of Borneo Eastern Wildlife Adventure - 5 Days
Borneo Eastern Wildlife Adventure - 5 Days

With flora and fauna unlike anywhere else in the world, the Borneo rainforest offers a thrilling experience to anyone willing to venture this far. During this 5-day journey, you will explore the jungle by both river and land in search of elusive wildlife, as well as encounter endangered species through the local conservation and rehabilitation centers.

Experience Langkawi's verdant hillsides on an daytime boat cruise
Map of Discover Malaysia's Langkawi Islands - 7 Days
Discover Malaysia's Langkawi Islands - 7 Days

Get off the beaten path in Malaysia on this epic adventure to the islands of Langkawi in the Andaman Sea. Over seven event-filled days, you'll enjoy nature tours, Indigenous exchanges, and water-based activities that range from kayaking to island hopping. In between, ride a gondola, shop in duty-free stores, and immerse yourself in Malay culture as you learn the techniques for creating traditional batik art.

Traditional boat on Sarawak River
Map of Discover Sarawak: Off the Beaten Path in Malaysian Borneo - 14 Days
Discover Sarawak: Off the Beaten Path in Malaysian Borneo - 14 Days

From the Deer and Lang Caves to trekking the limestone formations of the Pinnacles Trail, there is so much to do and see in Sarawak in Malaysian Borneo. Taste unusual delicacies and delectably fresh fruits, tour cultural centers, and wander through rainforests with an eye keen to see wildlife. Learn more about Bako and Mulu National Parks, village life, and touring by longboat with detailed days below.

An aerial view of an undisturbed beach in Kota Belud, just north of Kota Kinabalu
Map of Discover Sabah: Off the Beaten Path in Malaysian Borneo - 14 Days
Discover Sabah: Off the Beaten Path in Malaysian Borneo - 14 Days

Sabah is an area rich with culture, astonishing wildlife, incredible natural landscapes, and wild adventure that, when combined, make this Malaysian state a true gem of Borneo. Some lesser-known experiences and off-the-beaten trails throughout Sabah are a must-see to truly embrace the beauty and diversity of this stunning tropical destination. With expert insight, you'll find the best spots, views, markets, and food to experience Sabah as the locals do.

See orangutans in the wild in East Malaysia's Borneo
Map of Wildlife & Islands of Borneo - 5 Days
Wildlife & Islands of Borneo - 5 Days

In just five days, you can experience Malaysian Borneo's highlights on wildlife tours and island trips. Take a boat ride along the Kinabatangan River deep into the rainforest to witness orangutans, proboscis monkeys, and other wildlife in their natural habitat. After a few nature tours with naturalist guides, you'll transfer to Lankayan Island to enjoy white-sand beaches and snorkeling trips to coral reefs.

Visit Penang Hill, overlooking George Town, at sunset
Map of Best of Peninsular Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur, Penang & Langkawi - 10 Days
Best of Peninsular Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur, Penang & Langkawi - 10 Days

This exciting 10-day tour focuses on Peninsular Malaysia, between Thailand and Singapore, where you'll experience a diverse range of cultures and stunning scenery. Start the trip with a visit to the Petronas Towers and Batu Caves, then head north to the Cameron Highlands. Next is Penang Island, where you'll explore the culinary capital of Malaysia before finishing with some relaxing beach time—and a trip to an impressive SkyBridge—on Langkawi Island.

Sunrise over Mount Trusmadi in Sabah
Map of Climb Mount Trusmadi & Explore Sapulot  - 8 Days
Climb Mount Trusmadi & Explore Sapulot - 8 Days

Climb the imposing Mount Trusmadi while still covering the natural and cultural highlights of the Sabah region. You'll encounter stunning wildlife, interact with the locals, and explore deep into the rainforests while trekking the second highest mountain in Malaysia.

See monkeys in their natural habitat
Map of Wildlife & Sea in Malaysia - 5 Days
Wildlife & Sea in Malaysia - 5 Days

Animal lovers and ocean enthusiasts, get ready: this five-day trip is bursting with sea and wildlife. Make your way through the five distinct habitats of the Kinabatangan River to a chalet on the beach, keeping an eye out for proboscis monkeys, crocodiles, and Pygmy elephants along the way.

The Kinabatangan River
Map of Borneo Nature Lodge - 4 Days
Borneo Nature Lodge - 4 Days

This four-day tour will take you into the heart of the jungle to search for pygmy elephants, orangutans, proboscis monkeys, and Bornean gibbons. Spend your days scanning the shores as you cruise along the river and your nights wandering the jungle trails, always in search of the next wild, elusive jungle creature.

Spend two nights in the Cameron Highlands, surrounded by tea plantations
Map of Wonders of West Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi Island - 14 Days
Wonders of West Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi Island - 14 Days

Enjoy a bit of everything, from big-city attractions to natural wonders, on this two-week tour of Malaysia. Start in Kuala Lumpur, where you'll visit the famous Petronas Twin Towers and take a day trip to UNESCO-listed Melaka. Then transfer to Taman Negara for some jungle trekking and a river cruise before moving on to the tea plantations of the Cameron Highlands. Finish with sightseeing in Georgetown and island-hopping in tropical Langkawi to complete the adventure.

A rickshaw at the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion in George Town (Penang island)
Map of Best of Malaysia: Melaka to Penang - 7 Days
Best of Malaysia: Melaka to Penang - 7 Days

Experience the highlights of Peninsular Malaysia on this fast-paced weeklong adventure. Begin in the charming city of Melaka, where you'll see a variety of UNESCO-listed historic buildings. Then transfer to Kuala Lumpur for some epic sightseeing with a local guide. From here, head north to enjoy cooler air—and fresh tea—in the verdant Cameron Highlands before finishing in Penang for distinct island culture and the country's best cuisine.

Look for pygmy elephants on the banks of Malaysia's Kinabatangan River
Map of Off the Beaten Path in Malaysian Borneo - 14 Days
Off the Beaten Path in Malaysian Borneo - 14 Days

Head deep into the rainforest of Malaysian Borneo with this exotic and lesser-known two-week itinerary. Begin by flying into Kuching, then transfer to the Semenggoh Orangutan Center, where you'll stay at an Indigenous homestay. From here, hike to waterfalls in Kampung Sadir before flying to Mukah for craft workshops and a boat tour. Next, explore cave systems in Gunung Mulu, see the rice paddies in Kiulu, and cruise down a river known for wildlife before ending your trip in Sandakan.

Start the trip in Kuala Lumpur, with its iconic skyline
Map of Malaysia's Cities & Nature Tour - 10 Days
Malaysia's Cities & Nature Tour - 10 Days

Experience the highlights of Malaysia with 10 days of city tours, museum visits, beach getaways, rainforest hikes, and much more. The adventure begins in exotic Kuala Lumpur, where you'll tour the iconic sights in and around the city. Then jet off to East Malaysia—on the island of Borneo—to hike through Gunung Mulu National Park while exploring caves, Indigenous villages, and the Mulu Pinnacles.

Canopy walk in the Bornean rainforest
Map of Grand Malaysian Borneo Adventure: Sabah & Sarawak States - 22 Days
Grand Malaysian Borneo Adventure: Sabah & Sarawak States - 22 Days

On this 22-day adventure, you will cross Malaysian Borneo. You'll start in the state of Sabah, where you'll do river safaris, visit the island's northernmost point, and hike the highest mountain in Malaysia. Then, you'll head to the state of Sarawak, where you'll explore bat caves, stay in the heart of the jungle, and spend time in the eclectic city of Kuching. Throughout your here, you'll see many unique species, including orangutans and the rafflesia flower, the largest flower in the world.

Keep an eye out for orangutans in Malaysian Borneo's rainforests
Map of East Malaysia Adventure: Jungles, Orangutans & Indigenous Culture - 10 Days
East Malaysia Adventure: Jungles, Orangutans & Indigenous Culture - 10 Days

Escape into the wilds of East Malaysia on this adventurous 10-day itinerary. Start among the skyscrapers of Kuala Lumpur for a taste of city living, then fly on to Borneo and the Sarawak capital of Kuching. From here, you'll venture deep into Batang Ai National Park, home to the Indigenous Iban people and some of the world's last remaining orangutans. As you hop between jungle lodges and isolated camps, set out on jungle treks to spot the elusive primates alongside other remarkable wildlife.

Discover Borneo
Map of Caves & Pinnacles in Borneo - 4 Days
Caves & Pinnacles in Borneo - 4 Days

Explore the beautiful Mulu Show Caves and the dramatic, razor-sharp limestone peaks known as the Pinnacles on this immersive Bornean itinerary, made with nature-lovers in mind. Come prepared for challenging hikes and stunning views at every turn.

A monkey on a colorful rooftop at the Batu Caves
Map of Kuala Lumpur Urban Retreat - 5 Days
Kuala Lumpur Urban Retreat - 5 Days

Experience the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur to its fullest as you explore the city and its beautiful natural surroundings over five days. Stroll the charming streets of the traditional Malay village of Kampung Baru, then visit the Batu Caves and embark on a spiritual ascent of the 272 steps. Take a riverboat cruise to explore nearby Melaka before experiencing Ipoh's colonial architecture and vibrant regional cuisine. Finally, climb to the top of Petronas Twin Towers for incredible city views.

Ride the elevator up the iconic Petronas Towers for views over Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia's capital city
Map of Malaysia Getaway: Melaka & Kuala Lumpur - 5 Days
Malaysia Getaway: Melaka & Kuala Lumpur - 5 Days

Get a taste of the diversity of Malaysia on this compact five-day trip that hits the highlights of Melaka and Kuala Lumpur. Touch down in Kuala Lumpur and hit the ground running as you transfer to Melaka to explore the city on foot. Stroll the streets of Chinatown and take a river cruise along the Melaka River, then return to the capital to see its monuments. Finish your trip with a river cruise near Kuala Selangor and enjoy an explosion of fireflies lighting up the night.

Enjoy your farm stay surroundings, including the Kiulu River
Map of Culture & Nature in Malaysian Borneo: From Kuching to Sandakan - 14 Days
Culture & Nature in Malaysian Borneo: From Kuching to Sandakan - 14 Days

This 14-day journey takes you deep into Malaysian Borneo. You will learn about some of the indigenous cultures that have inhabited the island for centuries, immersing in their traditions with local homestays. Simultaneously, you'll have a chance to get close to nature with jungle camping, excursions into national parks, and wildlife safaris. In the end, you'll leave with an understanding of what makes Borneo—the third largest island in the world—so incredibly unique.

Visit local markets and sample Malaysian street food on this weeklong adventure
Map of Malaysia Food Heaven Tour - 7 Days
Malaysia Food Heaven Tour - 7 Days

This tasty seven-day itinerary hones in on Malaysia's colorful culture and distinct food scene. It begins in the capital of Kuala Lumpur, where you'll see famous skyscrapers and visit local markets to shop and eat like a local. Then head north to visit the cities of Ipoh in the Cameron Highlands and George Town on Penang Island. Eat (and sightsee) your way around these two foodie pilgrimage sites that serve up some of the best cuisines in Southeast Asia.

Mist settles over the rainforest canopy
Map of Eastern Borneo Wildlife Tour - 6 Days
Eastern Borneo Wildlife Tour - 6 Days

Get up close and personal with fascinating jungle wildlife on this six-day tour of Borneo’s rainforests. Staying on the Malaysian side of this multinational island, you’ll spot a mind-blowing array of tropical birds, species of monkey, and lush vegetation. You’ll encounter indigenous wildlife like orangutans and pygmy elephants, get a glimpse into the local culture, and enjoy some jungle eco-luxury along the way.

A baby orangutan in Sepilok, Borneo
Wildlife in Sepilok & Kinabatangan Wetlands - 4 Days

Nature-lovers, grab your cameras! This four-day trip features wild rivers, mangroves, and a rich variety of wildlife as you make your way to Borneo's off-the-beaten-track gems for an immersive jungle experience.

Walk amid the rainforest treetops in the Danum Valley in East Malaysia
Map of Best of East Malaysia's Rainforests & Beaches – 10 Days
Best of East Malaysia's Rainforests & Beaches – 10 Days

Discover Malaysian Borneo's northern highlights on this 10-day tour that'll take you to rainforests, highlands, and beaches. Touchdown in Sabah's capital, Kota Kinabalu, before escaping to a lodge in the Danum Valley, where you'll hike through one of the world's oldest rainforests, bathe in emerald pools, and spot eerie hanging coffins. Continue traveling through the cool-climate highlands to reach the northernmost tip of Borneo, where soft sands and aqua adventures await in Kudat.

Travel to remote beaches in Malaysian Borneo, unobstructed by crowds and urban development
Map of Best of East & West Malaysia - 10 Days
Best of East & West Malaysia - 10 Days

Experience the best of Malaysia over 10 days that will take you across its two principal regions. On the main peninsula, you'll tour the capital of Kuala Lumpur, visit famous cave temples, and see the highlights of Penang Island. Then you're off to Borneo, in East Malaysia, where you'll relax on remote beaches, go snorkeling, and visit local farms in the stunning highlands.

Pedal across Sarawak
Map of Cycling the "Headhunter Heartland" - 7 Days
Cycling the "Headhunter Heartland" - 7 Days

Following the trail of the White Rajahs in their late-1800s conquest to suppress the rebellious headhunters, cycle into the Iban heartland—a land of authentic longhouses, interior waterways, and rustic forts. This tour is perfect for those seeking a truly off-the-beaten-track experience of dining in longhouses with locals, listening to stories by village chiefs, and immersing themselves in the Bornean jungle.

Spend your last full day of the trip exploring Malaysia's Niah National Park
Map of Explore East Malaysia's National Parks: Gunung Mulu & Niah - 7 Days
Explore East Malaysia's National Parks: Gunung Mulu & Niah - 7 Days

If you've ever dreamed of visiting Malaysian Borneo, you'll love this week-long adventure deep in the rainforest. After a night in Miri, fly to Gunung Mulu National Park to hike between caves, relax by waterfalls, and learn about the diverse plants and animals that live here. Then, return to Miri and visit Niah National Park during an exciting day trip. Here you'll discover the area's fascinating archaeology, visit an Indigenous Iban longhouse, and learn about the tradition of bird's nest harvesting.

This unique hiking adventure takes place in Gunung Mulu National Park
Map of Malaysia's Gunung Mulu Hiking Adventure - 7 Days
Malaysia's Gunung Mulu Hiking Adventure - 7 Days

This weeklong outdoor adventure travels deep into Malaysian Borneo, where you can observe local wildlife and see spectacular rock formations and caves. First, fly into Miri and dip your toes in the South China Sea, then head to Gunung Mulu National Park. Here you'll explore the park's sprawling cave networks before hiking to a rustic wilderness camp—your base in the mountains. Complete the trip in Miri, where you'll have free time to visit cultural attractions and local markets. 

A Sarawak hornbill in flight
Map of Malaysian Borneo's Heritage & Nature in Kuching - 5 Days
Malaysian Borneo's Heritage & Nature in Kuching - 5 Days

Experience the highlights of the Malaysian state of Sarawak with this five-day itinerary that blends the best of Borneo's culture and nature. From your base in the city of Kuching, you'll see the city's significant monuments on a riverboat cruise, then observe orangutans in their natural habitat at Semenggoh Nature Reserve. Wander through the otherworldly stalactites and stalagmites of the Wind and Fairy Caves, and discover secluded beaches, rainforests, and mangroves on a day trip into Bako National Park—where you're likely to spot exotic wildlife like monkeys, wild boars, and hornbills.

Begin your Malaysian adventure in charming Melaka
Map of Explore Malaysia from East to West - 14 Days
Explore Malaysia from East to West - 14 Days

Malaysia's natural beauty is just as diverse as its cultural past, and you'll get a taste of both on this two-week itinerary. Begin with strolling Melaka's riverfront promenade and see Kuala Lumpur's significant landmarks on a cycling tour around the city. Discover endemic species at Bako National Park and take jungle treks around Kampung Sadir to spot orangutans in the wild. Spend time on the coast snorkeling near Kota Kinabalu, and take river safaris down the Kinabatangan River.

Cruise along East Malaysia's Kinabatangan River by boat
Map of  Discover Borneo's Wildlife & the Hidden Kinabatangan River - 5 Days
Discover Borneo's Wildlife & the Hidden Kinabatangan River - 5 Days

Glimpse Malaysian Borneo's diverse native wildlife as you follow the path of the Kinabatangan River for five days. Start in Sandakan with a walk along the Sandakan Heritage Trail, and visit the Sepilok Rehabilitation Center to observe critically endangered orangutans up close. Then it's time to cruise to the unspoiled jungles of Lower Kinabatangan to reach a comfortable lodge—which serves as your base for three days of wildlife watching, guided treks, and river safaris.

Visit two sanctuaries for orangutans on this wildlife adventure
Map of Explore Malaysian Borneo's Wild Heart - 14 Days
Explore Malaysian Borneo's Wild Heart - 14 Days

Get ready for wildlife spotting on this two-week nature trip in East Malaysia's Borneo territory. Start in the colonial city of Kuching, where you'll take day trips to see caves, meet orangutans, and cruise along the Santubong River while looking for dolphins. From there, visit a working dairy farm in Kota Kinabalu and go snorkeling in the South China Sea. Keep an eye out for pygmy elephants on the Kinabatangan River before heading to Lahad Datu for bird-watching and waterfalls to finish the adventure.