Classic Malaysia & Borneo

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Departs from
Chalet, Cottage, Homestay, Hotel, Resort
Group Size
Maximum of 16 travellers per group
Melaka Trishaw tour
Plane, Public bus, Van
Important Notes
1. The internal flight from Langkawi to Kota Kinabalu is NOT included. Please see important notes for details. 2. A single supplement is available on this trip, please see trip notes for more information. 3. An airport arrival transfer is included. Please provide your flight details at the time of booking, or at a minimum 15 days prior to travel 4. A mid trip arrival transfer is included in Kota Kinabalu, please advise your flight details at time of booking.


Meet the Rungus people in Kudat, Be inspired by views of Mt Kinabalu, Soothe muscles during a soak in the Poring Hot Springs, Meet the furry locals at Sepilok, Soak up the beauty of Kuala Lumpur's modern skyline, Take a trishaw tour around historic Melaka, Relax on the beaches of Langkawi

Tour description provided by Intrepid

Come and discover an intoxicating blend of diverse cultures, cuisine, history and nature on this 19 day trip through beautiful Borneo and Malaysia. Enjoy mystical lands of headhunters, spot rare wildlife and delve into ancient traditions. Soak in hot springs, visit tribal villages, meet loveable orangutans and soak up incredible views. Throw into this mix some spectacular highlands, an island getaway and a bustling city or two - and you'll see why we love this corner of South-East Asia.


Day 1 Singapore
Made up of 63 islands, Singapore is a thriving country with amazing food, wonderful shopping, lush parks, excellent nightlife and a fascinating blend of cultures.
Days 2-3 Melaka
An intriguing blend of Malay, Indian, Chinese and Portuguese cultures, Melaka has a wealth of interesting architecture, distinctive food and cultural heritage.
Days 4-5 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysian food has been heavily influenced by centuries of migration and trade. Chinese, India, Portuguese, Dutch and the native Malay - Peranakan. No where is that more evident than in Kuala Lumpur.
Day 6 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.
Day 7 Penang
Penang - Malaysia's prized island - has a beautiful coastline, wonderful cuisine and its colonial heritage is still present in amongst the modern skyscrapers that tower over Georgetown.
Days 8-9 Pulau Langkawi
The largest island in the Langkawi archipelago, Pulau Langkawi is an island paradise with white, sandy beaches, pristine jungle and traditional rural areas.
Day 10 Kota Kinabalu
Take a short flight to Kota Kinabalu, a malaysian city on the island of Borneo. This is the doorway to the rest of Borneo but while here why not indulge on the cities diverse array of food options, visit the Kota Kinbalu Handicraft market or head to the beach for a relaxing afternoon.
Day 11 Mt Kinabalu
Featuring beautiful nature trails and diverse flora and fauna, Kinabalu National Park encompasses the lowland tropical forest surrounding the imposing peak of Mt Kinabalu.
Day 12 Poring Hot Springs
Warm sulphur water is piped into several open-air Japanese-style baths at Poring Hot Springs, which are said to have curative properties for the skin.
Day 13 Kinabatagan River
A small village near the mouth of the Kinabtangan River, Sukau is surrounded by protected forest reserves which contain some of Borneo's highest concentrations of wildlife.
Day 14 Sandakan
The busy city of Sandakan has a strong Cantonese influence which is evident in the lively harbourside market, the many Chinese temples and the local cuisine.
Day 15 Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary
Set in lush tropical rainforest, the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre was established to prepare domesticated or orphaned orangutans to return to the wild.
Days 16-17 Manukan Island
One of the larger islands in the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine National Park, Manukan Island is beautiful place to explore, snorkel with tropical fish or simply kick back and relax.
Days 18-19 Kota Kinabalu
Sabah's historic capital, Kota Kinabalu has interesting museums to explore and the surrounding beaches and islands are perfect for swimming or snorkelling.