Family holidays in Malaysia
A holiday in Malaysia is a true family adventure with treks through jungle treetops in the towering rainforest, tasty street food tours on the back of a bike and the chance for some relaxation on sun-kissed beaches. Malaysian people are extremely friendly and eager to welcome guests to their country so you and your family can be assured of a warm welcome on your journey. The UK summer is a great time to visit Malaysia’s east coast especially the Perhentian Islands where you’ll find wild sea turtles. If you plan to travel over Christmas and Easter we recommend heading to the beaches of Langkawi.
Family accommodation options
When it comes to accommodation in Malaysia there’s lots on offer, especially for families. From beach resorts with great pools for the children to staying in a family home and experiencing real Malay hospitality. We offer four categories of accommodation and our Travel Specialists have first-hand experience to help you pick the perfect ones for your family holiday.
Flexible trips packed with adventure
There’s plenty to keep the whole family entertained in Malaysia, start your holiday in the rainforest and learn first hand all about Malaysia’s rich wildlife and flora and fauna. Our bite-sized 2-3 day trips piece together easily, giving families the chance to create a personalised holiday. Alternatively, browse our range of ready-made itineraries which can be tweaked to your liking.
Getting around in Malaysia
Malaysia’s infrastructure makes travelling with a family a breeze. We offer a mix of transport; boats, trains and buses are just a few. It’s easy to mix it up throughout your holiday and keep everyone entertained with great views and the chance to meet local people along the way. During the excursions in Penang and Malacca you’ll take to two wheels as you explore the local area and sample tasty cuisine.
Peace of mind with our local partners
Rickshaw works with an English-speaking local partner in Malaysia who is available 24/7 should you need assistance at any point on holiday. By employing friendly local guides and drivers during all excursions in Malaysia we can ensure we’re helping to put money into the pockets of local people. You’ll also have the advantage of your guide’s local knowledge – why not ask them where their favourite restaurants are!
Our top family picks...
14 days / 13 nights (flexible)
Malacca - Kuala Lumpur - Taman Negara - Kota Bharu - Perhentian Islands
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