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Travel to South-East Asia and experience the very best of Malaysia. Since its emergence from colonial rule, Malaysia has developed a reputation as a land of diverse cultures, exotic foods and natural beauty. On this adventure, we take you where the action is - past outstanding colonial architecture, among friendly locals, close to exotic marine life and into ancient rainforests. Amble along forest walks, haggle in some of Asia's best markets, discover perfect beachside paradise and make friends with welcoming locals. This trip introduces the best of Malaysia and gives an inside glimpse to this fascinating country.
|Dates of Departures||Duration||Price (Land Only)||Trip Status|
|17 September 2016||15 days||£1,250||Available||Book now|
|11 March 2017||15 days||£1,340||Available||Book now|
|8 April 2017||15 days||£1,340||Available||Book now|
|6 May 2017||15 days||£1,340||Available||Book now|
|20 May 2017||15 days||£1,340||Available||Book now|
|1 July 2017||15 days||£1,340||Available||Book now|
|22 July 2017||15 days||£1,340||Available||Book now|
|5 August 2017||15 days||£1,395||Available||Book now|
|19 August 2017||15 days||£1,340||Available||Book now|
|16 September 2017||15 days||£1,340||Available||Book now|
The country of Malaysia offers some amazing contrasts. Whilst Kuala Lumpur is a rapidly expanding, modern, and hi-tech city, the world’s oldest rainforests can be found in the countryside. As well as the stunning beauty of the peninsular and Borneo, Malaysia itself also boasts perfect deserted beaches and awe-inspiring mountains, making it an amazing place to travel. Kuala Lumpur is a modern day, bustling city, dominated by the infamous Petronas Towers. The city is a diverse mixture of historic temples and mosques, space-age towers, shopping malls and traders’ stalls. The locals relax in the local cafes and tourists feast at the busy streetside stalls serving food from across the continent.
Day 1 Kuala Lumpur
A finely woven tapestry of Indian, Chinese and ethnic Malay cultures gives Malaysia's Kuala Lumpur its distinct identity, as well as its delicious array of cuisines - just follow the spicy aromas to the night market and dive straight in.
Day 2 Melaka
Climb into the backseat of a trishaw to explore the colonial streets of historic Melaka. Afterwards, take some time to wander about, absorbing Melaka's wonderful atmosphere.
Days 3-5 Taman Negara National Park
Venture into ancient rainforest in Malaysia's Taman Negara National Park, taking it all in from a canopy walk suspended high in the treetops. Brave river rapids in a longtail boat before returning to the guesthouse for a home-cooked Malay meal.
Day 6 - 8 Perhentain Islands
Swim in sparkling turquoise waters, snorkel among unspoilt reefs or swing in a hammock while on some of the most beautiful islands on the planet - Malaysia's Perhentian Islands.
Day 9 Kota Bharu
Discover the secrets of local silversmiths, watch giant kites being flown or learn the art of batik. Take time to sample the delicious regional delicacies such as nasi ulam and keropok losong.
Days 10-11 Malay Homestay
Located on a picturesque lake just outside of Kuala Kangsar, a stay in the traditional home of some long-time Intrepid friends offers a truly memorable cultural experience.
Days 12-14 Penang
Travel to Penang and explore historic Georgetown on a walking tour. Visit Kek Lok Si Temple and Fort Cornwallis, remains of the original British fort. Make the most of the island's stunning beaches and incredible cuisine before this Malay journey comes to an end.
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Minimum age 18 years. These trips can and do attract a variety of ages and customers will be of different nationalities too. It's all about having a passion for travel which is age-less!
Hotel (8 nts), Guesthouse (3 nts), Homestay (2 nts)
Bus, Trishaw, Train, Longtail boat, Taxi, Speed boat, Boat, Van
Maximum of 12 travellers per group
Allow USD $250 for meals not included.
This tour is operated by Intrepid Travel.
Our Real Gap Experience Tours are guided tours that are run through our (other) favourite travel companies. Typically, most of your travel will be on a bus/coach and you will stop off at a number of different destinations in your chosen country. We won’t be able to offer you a buddy list for these trips as people will book through different companies.
Throughout your programmes you will have the support and guidance of the programme co-ordinator and team. You will be provided with competent assistance and help with any questions or advice you may need during your stay.
You will be assigned a personal travel advisor who will co-ordinate your programme with you. Feel free to contact them at any time before you go, or when you are on your travels.
In addition, you will have access to a 24 hour emergency contact number so you can contact one of our UK staff at any time should you need to.