Malaysia’s Undiscovered Gems

3-Week Malaysia Itinerary - Multi-Centre Holiday

Prices from £1,425 pp

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Duration18 days / 17 nights (flexible)

ItineraryKuala Lumpur - Kota Bharu - Gem Island - Cherating - Endau Rompin - Mersing - Pulau Besar - Singapore

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Take the unbeaten path from cosmopolitan Kuala Lumpur to the skyscrapers of Singapore. Bursting with local life, paradise islands and more nature than you can shake a stick at. This itinerary may include two top Asian cities but sandwiched in-between is a whole host of local experiences well away from the usual tourist trail. Get up close to the real Malaysia in just over two weeks.

What's included

  • Accommodation – price based on 2 people sharing
  • Breakfast
  • Transport as described
  • Excursions as described

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Twin Towers & Chopsticks

Kuala Lumpur is a city of exciting extremes, where space-age skyscrapers nudge up against cluttered Chinese markets and timeless Indian. You’ll explore Kuala Lumpur independently, watching East bump into West with your own eyes. You can stare up at the famous Petronas Towers, throw yourself into lively food-court culture and get a bird’s eye view from the top of the KL Tower.

Brightly lit twin towers in Malaysia at night

Creative Kampung Life

Experience local life in this creative kampung, tucked away on a small riverbank near Kota Bharu. You’ll meet the local villagers, try your hand at the traditional art of batik, find out how fiery fish crackers are made and explore the local area. You’ll take part in village activities by day and stay in a cosy wooden cottage next door to your hosts by night.

Malaysia colorful fabrics hanging

Daydreaming in Private Paradise

Everyone daydreams about their own private desert island and on tiny Gem Island, the dream can come true. A secluded slice of paradise with just one boutique resort, it’s like having tropical heaven all to yourself. During your time here you will head out on a guided kayaking tour in the turquoise seas just off the sandy shores. Your guide will tell you all about the local wildlife and you’ll be on the look out for birds, tropical fish and hopefully a turtle or two in the calm waters.

man kayaking in the sea

Campfire in the Jungles of Endau Rompin

Sit around a blazing campfire in the heart of the rainforest during this back-to-basics jungle adventure. You’ll experience the depths of the wilderness, trek to hidden waterfalls and visit local tribes that have lived here for millennia. At night, you’ll pitch up your tent in a jungle clearing under starry skies and listen to the sounds of the rainforest echo around you.

A boat driving through a jungle river

Unwind on Sandy Shores

For the next couple of days you can get that Robinson Crusoe feeling on the island of Pulau Besar. You’ll hop on a speedboat in Mersing which will transport you to the soft, white sands of this idyllic island. You will stay in a simple bungalow with all your meals included. It’s up to you how you spend yout time here; snorkel, kayak, spot flying foxes or simply relax with a good book and soak up the sunshine.

pulaua malaysia

Skyscrapers in Singapore

Feel dwarfed by towering skyscrapers and wander through spotless streets in Singapore. The energy is electric, the bright lights are blinding, the malls are mind-blowing and the food is quite simply to die for. Beyond the sparkling pavements and shiny high rises, you’ll find an eclectic, enchanting cultural mix. Explore Chinatown, fall in love with Little India and shop until you drop.

singapore skyline

Speak to our Malaysia specialist, Miles

“Malaysia is packed with variety; from its cosmopolitan cities to its wild jungles. Here, I’ve snorkelled in beautiful waters and eaten my weight in creamy laksa noodles! My customers also love the ease of travelling around, hassle-free. ”

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