Malaysia, known for its pristine beaches, colonial history and rainforests filled with an impressive array of natural wonders and wildlife has something to offer everyone. Home to many nationalities and cultures including Malay, Chinese, Indian and European, foodies will be in heaven with their range of eclectic cuisine. Discover skyscrapers and fine dining in Kuala Lumpur or venture to Penang for stunning architecture and bustling markets. For the adventurous, head to Borneo to see the endangered Orang-Utan.

Browse through our suggested itineraries for inspiration. These are just a starting point for your plans – remember that all of our itineraries are tailor-made to your specifications.

 

Planning your trip

There are direct flights to Kuala Lumpur with British Airways and Malaysia Airways from london. Manchester, Edinburgh and Leeds also have daily flights with one stop. All itineraries will include a private car with driver and English speaking guide which is the best and most efficient way to travel.

Quick country facts

  • Recommended airlines
    British Airways direct, Emirates via Dubai, Malaysian Airlines direct, Singapore Airlines via Singapore and Cathay Pacific via Hong Kong.
  • Flight time
    Around 13 -16 hours dependent on airline or length of connection.
  • Time zone:
    GMT +7
  • Visa requirements:
    Free Visa on arrival 30 day stay (UK passport)

Accommodation and costs
There are plenty of options across Malaysia with many different styles of properties ranging from large hotels with lots of facilities such as kids clubs etc to boutique properties offering a more intimate and private setting. Colonial buildings are found all across Malaysia offering a stay with charm and character. Hotels can be booked fairly reasonably compared to other countries especially if you choose an independent boutique brand, for which there are many.

How long to stay
With the time taken to get here, 10 days would be the minimum we’d recommend in Malaysia. A short city stopover is also highly recommended in places such as Singapore, which can be done either at the beginning or the end of the trip. In two weeks, you can discover colonial Malaysia and end on a stunning beach or island hop your way from the west to the east coast.

Weather and when to go
Malaysia, dependent on which coast you visit has two different seasons. The West and East Coast act very differently in terms of weather and rainfall and so it is important to visit at the right time. The best time to visit the West Coast is between October and March and the best time to visit the East Coast is between May and August. April and September and transitional months between the two and so if you wish to visit both coasts of Malaysia, these are the best months to go.

West Coast

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  • NOT ADVISED

East Coast

  • JAN
  • FEB
  • MAR
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  • MAY
  • JUN
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  • AUG
  • SEP
  • OCT
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  • NOT ADVISED

Expert tip

This is the third holiday to different countries in the far east that we have taken through your agency and each has been a life enhancing experience. Not only are the countries fascinating but we have the added advantage of sharing our experiences with like-minded fellow alumni and making new friends. Peter & Jane

The West and East Coast of Malaysia act very differently in terms of rainfall so do speak to us to ensure visiting at the best time! For first timers, we recommend making your way up the peninsular (west coast), where many main highlights can be found. You can then end with a beach or city stopover dependent on whether you want relaxation or a city buzz. Langkawi and Singapore are great places to consider and have daily direct flights.

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This is the third holiday to different countries in the far east that we have taken through your agency and each has been a life enhancing experience. Not only are the countries fascinating but we have the added advantage of sharing our experiences with like-minded fellow alumni and making new friends. Peter & Jane

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