On a tailor-made itinerary to Peninsular Malaysia, there are numerous things to do, ranging from enjoying delectable Malaysian food in bustling markets, wandering in the shade of colonial buildings and peering down to the city below from the top of towering high-rises.
Be amazed by the capital, Kuala Lumpur, showcasing a mixture of Chinese, Malaysian and Indian influences, with a mishmash of mosques, Chinese temples, bustling food markets and high-rise buildings – including the famous Petronas Towers.
Journey south from KL to Malacca, once the most powerful seaport in south-east Asia. It is a city proud of its multicultural influences, and colonial influences can be seen on the street in the architecture and in restaurants serving Baba Nyonya cuisine.
Meanwhile, north of the capital sits Penang, Ipoh and the Cameron Highlands, each of which were important areas in the colonial era. Penang is home to historic Georgetown with its vibrant night markets, and Ipoh is the gateway to the Cameron Highlands – tea country which was once a favoured holiday spot for the British. Langkawi is a favourite beach spot, while the Taman Negara rainforest is perfect for canopy walks and exploration.
You can also travel to Borneo from the peninsula to visit the orang utan and sun bear sanctuaries in Sepilok, enjoy scenic drives, and take guided treks into the jungle at Kinabalu National Park.