Malaysia Organised Trips

Batu Caves & Suburbs, Kuala Lumpur

Experience many facets of Malay culture on this fascinating tour, visiting traditional houses, the Kampung Baru, or 'New Village', the oldest Malay residential area in Kuala Lumpur. It has managed to keep hold of its village-like feel, even as the modern city has grown up around it. Next is a trip to the famous Batu Caves, where a limestone hill is riddled with caves and cave temples. Climb 272 steps to the shrine of Hindu deity Lord Subramaniam within an outcrop of caves. You’ll also visit the Royal Selangor Pewter factory, a working foundary. Learn about this family-run company and see how pewter goods are made.

Duration:

Half day

Price: Private tour from £24 per person
Start time: 8.45-9am/1.45-2pm
End time: 12.30-5.30pm
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Includes: Transport
Excludes: Food and drink

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Departs daily.

Georgetown Heritage Tour, Penang

Explore the colonial streets of Penang’s UNESCO-listed capital, Georgetown. Highlights of the tour include a visit to Khoo Kongsi where you can admire the intricate carving, woodwork and porcelain décor; Pinang Peranakan Mansion which houses over 1000 pieces of antiques and collectibles; and the 18th Century Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion (The Blue Mansion) with an interior which features beautiful bedrooms, libraries and ceremonial halls.

Duration:

Half day

Price: Private tour price from £43 per person
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Includes: Entrance fee

Excludes: Meals

Kota Kinabalu National Park, Borneo

At 4,095 metres, Mount Kinabalu's jagged granite peaks tower above one of the most biologically diverse areas in the world. Nominated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, Kinabalu Park is a natural wonder and day visitors can glimpse its fascinating and often unique plant and animal life as montane oak and chestnut forest gives way to lowland dipterocarp forest. Enjoy a short trek through the rainforest and witness life in the treetops as you walk along the 100ft high Canopy Walkway (if closed, you’ll visit the Tropical Garden instead). After lunch trek along a mountain trail and visit the mountain garden.

Duration:

Full day

Price: Group price from £109 per person
Included/Excluded:

Includes: Lunch and transport.

Other information:

Departs daily

Kuala Lumpur City Tour

Visit Kuala Lumpur's distinguished National Mosque and war memorial Tugu Negara, where Malay people honour those who perished in the war. Chinatown in Petaling Street is a vibrant cultural hub where you can hunt for bargains and try local food. You’ll pass the Moorish-style Fedeal Court, the old railway station with its striking Mohammedan architecture, the Tudor-style cricket club and the King's Palace. Continue to Thena Hou Temple in Robson Heights, home to patron Goddess Thena Hou of the Hainananese community. This striking six-tiered structure is one of south-east Asia’s biggest Chinese temples.

Duration:

Half day

Price: Private tour price from £24 per person
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Includes: Transport
Excludes: Food and drink

Other information:

Departs daily
Group and private tours are available.

Langkawi Island Tour

Visit the Bon Ton Kampung Houses and illusive Mahsuri’s Tomb – this vengeful woman cursed Langkawi for seven generations after she was wrongfully convicted of adultery and sentenced to death. At Black Sand Beach discover whether the remains from the great battle between Garuda and Jentayu still exist, as some believe. This peaceful beach is stained with black sand that’s thought to be caused by iron oxide, although legend suggests it’s due to the soil of rice fields burnt in the Siamese war. Just down the road, see the intricate Malaysian batik on display at a craft centre. Lastly, marvel at the towering statue of a reddish brown eagle, its wings outstretched in flight, at Eagle Square in the centre of town.

Duration:

Half day

Price: Private tour price from £41 per person
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Includes: Transport
Excludes: Food and drink

Other information:

Departs daily

Sepilok Orangutan Tour Sandakan

On this full day tour you will witness the endearing inhabitants of the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre. You'll begin the day with a short flight northwards to Sandakan and arrive at the centre in time for the 10am morning feeding and watch as they make their way through the trees. The animals you may see are all at various stages of their rehabilitation into the wild and they can come and go as they please. Following your visit to the centre join a walk beneath the thick canopy of a tropical lowland dipterocarp forest before visiting the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre. After lunch, head to Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey sanctuary to learn a little more about another of Borneo's iconic wildlife species.

Duration:

Full day

Price: Group price per person from Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa: from £444. Group price per person from Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa: from £444.
Included/Excluded:

Includes: lunch in Sandakan, return airport transfers, return flight from Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan, entrance fees