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Malaysia is known as a country of diversity in landscapes, ethnic culture, customs, and religions. It’s divided into two main landmasses. West Malaysia occupies the southern half of a peninsula shared with Thailand, while across the South China Sea is East Malaysia, situated on Borneo Island. You can enjoy a variety of options when they choose to discover Malaysia tours whether you’re looking for nature, architecture, relaxation, or adventure for a holiday to Malaysia. From the cosmopolitan sights of Kuala Lumpur to the vast richness of the Borneo rainforest and cultural sights of Penang to the myths and legends of mysterious Langkawi, we can totally tailor-make tours upon all your inquiries. Let us know what you are dreaming of experiencing in Malaysia, we surely can create an unforgettable holiday in this amazing country for you.
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Explore Our Malaysia Tours

Explore Our Malaysia Tours

Our Luxury Malaysia Tours

Travel Guide

1. When is the best time to visit Malaysia?

Malaysia is a tropical country with warm weather and a lot of rainfall throughout the year. The best time to visit Malaysia depends on the part of the country one wants to visit. For the eastern areas, the best time to visit is from April to October, while for the western areas, the best time to visit is from December to February

Here are one of the most highlight luxury experiences that you can be interested when traveling in Malaysia: :

  • Discover exotic wildlife in Borneo
  • Visit bustling metropolises Kuala Lumpur
  • Visit tropical islands and white sand beaches in Langkawi
  • Snorkeling Adventure from Kota Kinabalu
  • Dine in the finest restaurants, relax poolside at some of the world’s most luxurious hotels, go orang-utan spotting in dense rainforests, or perhaps even scale the famous Mount Kinabalu

- Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur:

The tallest twin towers in the world, the Petronas reach an impressive 452 meters high up into the clouds. The towers are 88 floors tall and have an impressive total of 76 elevators.

- Batu Caves, Selangor:

Located less than an hour outside Kuala Lumpur, the Batu Caves complex consists of three main caves, most of them containing statues and 100-year-old shrines dedicated to Hindu gods.

- Mount Kinabalu, Sabah:

At over 4,000 meters high, Mount Kinabalu is the tallest mountain in Malaysia. The mountain is part of Kinabalu Park, one of the oldest national parks in Malaysia and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

- Perhentian Islands:

This group of small islands is part of a marine park and has become a major tourist destination in northeastern Malaysia. Most of the islands can be accessed by either ferry or small boats. Only the two larger islands offer accommodations, shops, and amenities. First of them is Pulau Perhentian Besar with more of a backpacking scene. Meanwhile, Pulau Perhentian Kecil is a little more upscale and family-oriented.

- Sipadan Island:

Sipadan Island location is one of the world's richest marine habitats, which is home to many endangered species. The island is also known as one of the best diving destinations in the world and is fiercely protected—visiting requires a permit in advance and only 120 permits are given out per day.

- Gunung Mulu National Park, Sarawak:

This UNESCO World Heritage Site might be more famous for its impressive karst limestone pinnacles, or the park's massive caves

- Penang Hill:

The top of Penang Hill offers beautiful green views over the city and is home to the Habitat Penang Hill, with a 1.6-kilometer nature trail cutting through the rain forest and a number of tropical gardens. And the Skyway, which offers three viewing decks and a 360-degree view of the bay and islands.

- Kek Lok Si Temple, George Town:

Malaysia's largest Buddhist temple sits on a hill of Air Itam mountain. The massive seven-story Pagoda surrounded by 10,000 Buddha statues make this a striking destination that can't be missed.

- Cameron Highlands, Pahang:

A stunningly emerald green hill station, the Cameron Highlands cover an area of over 712 square kilometers. The main attraction here is the tea estates, a legacy from British colonial times. The area also offers orchards, lavender farms, aboriginal villages, waterfalls, and lakes.

Perhentian Islands:

The Perhentian Islands have become an important tourist destination in Malaysia with natural and still unspoiled beauty. Only the two larger islands in seven Perhentian islands have inhabitat.  You can experience scuba diving, snorkeling, and kayaking organized jungle trekking here. Further, accommodation expenses on this island can fit every budget.

Kota Kinabalu:

Kota Kinabalu is home to five islands with stunning sandstone outcrops, virgin tropical forest, and white sandy beaches that gently slope into the sea. Gaya Island and Manukan Island of Kota Kinabalu are surrounded by beautiful healthy coral reefs that are perfect for snorkeling and diving.

Batu Ferringhi:

Batu Ferringhi has a beautiful long stretch of white sand and sunshine. It's also a great destination for travelers who want to catch the waves instead of going to the islands. The beach here offers plenty of eating options, a quiet nightlife with live music and laid-back cafés, and a lively night market selling souvenirs

Pulau Rawa

Pulau Rawa is a tropical island resort with blue waters that slope softly into the ocean and are perfect for swimming or walking on the powdery white sands. Pulau Rawa offers great snorkeling and diving opportunities but also kayaking  or sailing.

Langkawi:

An archipelago made up of 104 islands. There are 3 highlight places we want to suggest: Firstly, Pantai Cenang, the most famous and developed beach on the islands. You can sunbathe or try parasailing here. Secondly, Pantai Tengah, including resorts and spas just steps from the crystal blue waters, while Datai Bay beach has a background of forests with plenty of trails for exploring. Lastly, Payar Island, having multi-hued corals and rich marine life.

Bachok:

The Bachok area is located right on the South China Sea and attracts lots of tourists not only because of its beautiful sandy coastline but also for its dense jungle-covered hills, perfect for hiking in a more rural area with plenty of local flavor.

Tanjung Bungah:

It is considered one of the main beach destinations for activities including. Jet ski, kayaking, parasailing, scuba diving and snorkeling in a chill atmosphere.

Redang Island:

Redang Island consists of Crystal-clear waters, healthy colorful coral, and the softest white sand Redang. It is also a reserve of endangered sea turtles.

Port Dickson:

Highly developed, clean, and beautiful, the beaches in Port Dickson have it all. Pantai Cermin, with sands that are almost orange, is quiet and a perfect place to catch the sunrise. Teluk Kemang beach, right in town, is your best option for water sports.  Pantai Cahaya Negeri, which is shaped like a crescent moon and has quiet areas for an evening walk.

Pangkor Island:

Pangkor is a popular weekend destination. Pasir Bogak is the most developed beach on the island, with plenty of resorts near the shore, coconut trees, unspoiled beauty and blue waters. Teluk Nipah is a quieter beach and a good place to rent a boat or kayak to explore the waters or to try one of the local traditional noodle dishes. And if you want something rawer, head to Coral Beach that offers plenty of privacy and untouched beauty.

Malaysia is not only an interesting but also pocket-friendly destination. The following reasons will make you want to enjoy your honeymoon there.

Enjoying miles of coastline, with gorgeous beaches & tropical rain forests:

Beaches in Malaysia are famous for secluded bays, spectacular sunsets, and scuba diving. The waters are crystal clear and the coral reefs, colorful. Some of the most popular beaches for the couples are: Perhentian Kecil Island beach, Mantanani Island beach, Mataking Island beach, and Sibu Island beach.

Staying in a romantic resort as paradise in Malaysia :

Resorts in Malaysia are a wonderful mix of modern and traditional. The combination of contemporary, luxurious, and beautiful experience is ideal for a romantic vacation. The top honeymoon resorts that you and your partner can choose such as Gaya Island Resort, Pangkor Laut Resort, Thistle Port Dickson Resort, The Datai Langkawi, and Golden Sands Penang.

Glittering nightlife in Malaysia

You can easily find many elite clubs, laid-back lounges, large night-markets, and sky-high bars. The top nightlife hubs that couples must not miss on a romantic Malaysia trip include Gravity Club and Play Club at the Roof, Beach Blanket Babylon, SkyBar at Traders Hotel or Petaling Street Market and Kampung Baru Sunday Market.

- Visit Langkawi Island:

Langkawi is known as a peaceful place, where you can relax on the beach, eat delicious street food and generally just live at a slower pace.

- Climb Mount Kinabalu:

Standing at 4,085m above sea level, hiking on this mountain is a long and wild expedition. 

- Sample Some of the World’s Best Foods at the Penang Street Markets:

The Gastronomic Capital of Asia is none other than Penang in Malaysia. Over time, the food culture in Penang has grown to be somewhat legendary. Some of the most popular street foods that you can try such as char kway teow, assam laksa, hokkien mee, rojak, and cendol. Some of the more popular markets are Gurney Drive Hawker Centre, Chulia Street Night Stalls, and Red Garden Food Paradise.

- Experience a Unique Culture in Malacca:

Located in the southwestern region of Malaysia, it is a wonderful place to explore the Baba-Nyonya or Peranakan culture prominent in Malaysia’s mixed-race society. An amalgamation of distinct customs, traditions, food and lifestyle, it’s also home to rich Malaysian history, leading it the title of the unofficial historic capital of Malaysia.

- Visit the Iconic Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur :

Petronas Towers actually used to hold the tallest towers position in the world from 1998 – 2004, and now they are considered a landmark of Kuala Lumpur. They’re both 451.9m in height, and are a whopping 88 floors high!

- Take a Cooking Class with the Original Masterchefs:

Cooking classes have catered for everyone from fresher to master. High recommendation is joining the home-cooking style classes like the Penang Home-cooking School run by Pearly Kee. Her traditional style, and her careful attention will make you feel like not being a ‘student’.

- Sunbake in Langkawi:

Langkawi, a popular island just off the west coast of Malaysia. You can scuba-dive, jetski, parasail, or hop on a banana boat.

- Visit the Idyllic Islands of Perhentian:

The Perhentian Islands are a small cluster of untouched, stunning coral-fringed islands off the coast of north-eastern Malaysia. One of the most popular activities that people do in the Perhentian Islands is snorkelling and scuba diving.

- Trekking through the Jungle:

Malaysia is the best destination for those who wanted to trek the safari. The affordability, the mysterious beauty of the rainforests and the ease of planning a self hike attract trekkers the most.

Food is something that none of travelers can skip. In Malaysia, there are a diverse range of foods that you must try. For example, you can try some following dishes:

  • Savory:  Ikan bakar (grilled fish) and Bak kut teh (boiled pork)
  • Rice: Nasi lemak (rice cooked in coconut milk), Nasi kandar (rice and curry).
  • Vegetable: Banana leaf
  • Snacks: Roti canai (fried bread)
  • Noodles: Curry laksa and Assam laksa, Char kway teow, Hokkien mee.

Accommodation plays an important role in a wonderful vacation. Therefore we are here to help you make the right choice for your trip. Our following suggestions are some of the top luxurious hotels and resorts in Malaysia:

  • Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa, Langkawi
  • Royale Chulan Cherating Villa
  • The Pacific Sutera Hotel
  • Sutera Harbor Resort
  • Avani Sepang Goldcoast Resort
  • Gayana Marine Resort
  • Shangri-La Rasa Sayang, Penang
  • Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson
  • Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa
  • Japamala Resort by Samadhi
  • Shangri-La Tanjung Aru- Kota Kinabalu
  • LaVilla by Holiday Villa Cherating
  • The Kasturi
  • BuBu Villa
  • The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Langkawi
  • The Danna Langkawi
  • The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa
  • Pangkor Laut Resort

By Air

Traveling by air is the best way to reach Malaysia. There are three significant airports in Malaysia such as Senai International Airport, Kota Kinabalu International Airport and the busiest one, Kuala Lumpur International Airport. You can easily take flights to Malaysia if you are from the neighboring places like Singapore, Indonesia, and Thailand. The prices are mostly very economical, and the flight duration would be based on the location you are traveling from.

By Rail

If you are from Singapore, and Thailand, Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) which is the Malayan Railway service is thes best choice for you. Otherwise, if you are from other destinations, you should not travel by train because it is a waste of time. It takes two days to reach Malaysia from Bangkok and 7 to 10 hours if you travel from Singapore. Approximate cost per person  depends on the class you choose.

By Road

There are no roads that can go to Malaysia conveniently except from Singapore, Thailand, and Jakarta. From there, you will take a bus to Peninsular Malaysia and Sarawak. Then, you can take taxis to reach your desired destinations. It will take you 8-9 hrs from Thailand and 5-6 hours from Jakarta and Singapore. It will cost you INR 1900-2500 approximately from Singapore. Whereas from Thailand and Indonesia, it will cost you INR 900-1200 and INR 2500-3000 respectively.

By Sea

You can take a luxury cruise from Sumatra, Thailand, and Indonesia to reach Malaysia while you relax on the cruise and enjoy your ride. Parts of Sumatra and southern Thailand are well connected to Peninsular Malaysia by ferries. Whereas, Sarawak, East Kalimantan, and Mindanao are connected to Brunei and Sabah respectively. On the other hand, Singapore and Phuket offer luxury cruises to Malaysia frequently. The duration of travel ranges between 30 minutes and a maximum 3 hours to reach Malaysia from these destinations. Approximate cost per person depends on what transports you choose. For example, cruise prices are more expensive than ferries.

Do’s

  • Smile when meeting people, which shows you friendliness.
  • Be gracious when problems happen.
  • Express flattery with sincerity, which gives a Malaysian face
  • Happily answer the questions about your personal background
  • Wear modest clothing. It is best to cover your shoulders, and wear shorts and skirts that pass the knee.
  • Respect and keep considerable distance with the opposite gender.
  • Discern the social hierarchy among your company and respect it.

Don’ts

  • Avoid directly criticising someone or condescend to them.
  • Avoid being anger, raising your voice or shouting in front of others
  • Try to ‘fill in’ the silence during conversation.
  • Do not criticise Malaysia or the Malay royal family.
  • Avoid mentioning the divisive topic of ethnic relations in Malaysia.

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