Visit Malaysia & Borneo

Foodie haven, beachy paradise, animal lover’s dream. It’s clear why Malaysia & Borneo are so loved by visitors to Asia. Here you can glide by longboat to visit remote tribal villages, spotting orangutans, elephants and proboscis monkeys on the way. Explore tropical rainforests, picturesque islands and rugged mountainsides or go diving in the clear waters along the coastline. Or you can take heritage tours around colonial towns, learn to cook Malay-style or live it up in one of the country’s vibrant cities. Uncover this exceptional country any way you like, from the skyscrapers of Kuala Lumpur to the cool sweeping terrain of the Cameron Highlands.

Varied itinerary

We thoroughly enjoyed our varied itinerary, the knowledge of our guide and driver, the flexibility & places we were taken to eat. We have travelled with you before and would do so again.

Stephen & Sue
November, 2016

Excellent service

Short trip, but excellent service. Guide/driver was exceptional. Professional and courteous. Enjoyed the KL highlights greatly! Thank you again!

Paul D.
July, 2016

Very good service

Jamal was very good, thorough, knowledgeable making the city tour interesting and end enjoyable. Very good service. Happy to recommend the company.

Adrian
March, 2016

Excellent

All arrangements / services excellent – apart from Penang-Langkawi ferry very late arriving in Lankawi.

David W.
February, 2016

Kuala Lumpur

I really enjoyed seeing all the sights in Kuala Lumpur and going up the Communications Tower. Of all the tours I looked at yours was the only one.

Arlene S.
February, 2016

Excellent

Jamel was excellent and could not have made our trip any better. Thank You.

Mr & Mrs P.
February, 2016

Amazing – East Borneo adventure

The East Borneo adventure was a great eye opener from visiting sepilok and seeing the orang utans to sun bears. We got very lucky spotting them at the right time. The guide Bryant that we had from the company was amazing lovely guy.lodges were ok something different they prepared the food well aswell which was … Read more "Amazing – East Borneo adventure"

Shriti
May 2017

AMAZING!

One of our best family holidays, great place, great food, great people. The service while we were there was excellent, all the guides had good knowledge and good language skills. Our guide to the longhouse, who also spent the night with us there, spoke perfect english, malay, and several of the local dialects, which helped … Read more "AMAZING!"

deb
july 2017

Fantastic family holiday

Thank you to Insider Places for tailor-making our ideal family holiday. Great organisation and suggestions with the Malaysian agent through many iterations of questions and changes to get to the perfect schedule. Our guides were super knowledgeable, and as locals, knew all the tricks to try and see some elusive species when in the rainforest. … Read more "Fantastic family holiday"

Gill
July 2017

A once in a lifetime holiday.

Thank you for all of your help organising, it all went seamlessly, We had the most fantastic time and enjoyed every minute. We were lucky enough to see Orang-utans up close in Sepilok and also managed to see them fully in the wild while heading down the Danum river. We also managed to get a … Read more "A once in a lifetime holiday."

Paul & Lisa
April/May 2018

Malaysia highlights

  • Start your journey among the bright lights of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s impressive capital
  • Head upwards into the cool climate of the Cameron Highlands, a fragrant landscape blanketed in tea plantations
  • Discover the district of George Town in Penang, with its British colonial-era architecture
  • Feed the animals at the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, set at the edge of Kabili Sepilok Forest Reserve
  • Check out the Batu Caves, a thrilling complex of caves and temples set inside a limestone hill accessed by 272 vertiginous steps
  • Explore the forest in Kinabalu Park, home to thousands of plant and mammal species
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Unforgettable experiences – our insider suggestions to the best things to do in Malaysia & Borneo.

Give a baby elephant a bath

Kuala Gandah’s Elephant Conservation Centre is dedicated to the protection of the Elephas Maximus Asian elephant. Visitors get to meet these beautiful semi-wild creatures, help to groom them and feed them fruit. Don’t leave without giving the baby elephants a good scrub in the river.

Baby Elephants, Malaysia
remote Borneo villages

Meet local tribes

Travel by longboat to remote Borneo villages, where you can spend the night at a longhouse and experience the local culture. Meet the tribespeople, learn about the local cuisine and enjoy some traditional music and dancing.

Learn to cook, Malay style

Take a class in Malaysian cooking, a unique fusion of Malay, Chinese and Indian cuisine, extracting your own coconut milk and learning how to blend spices and herbs to create authentic dishes. The proof is in the tasting, which you’ll do right at the end.

Malay style cooking
homestay, Malaysia

Join a local family

Choose a homestay (accommodation in the heart of a local family) and get to know Malaysia that little bit better. Enjoy meals and activities together to really get a local insight on what it’s like to live here.

Take a music and dance class

Learn more about traditional Malaysian culture with a half-day gamelan and dance class. Discover the distinctive percussive sound that accompanies the choreography, then book in to see a performance.

Malaysian culture
Malacca, Malaysia

Discover Malacca’s heritage

Join a special heritage walking tour of Malacca, a city defined by Nyonya, Dutch, Portuguese and British architectural influences. See St Paul’s Hill, Porta De Santiago, Cheng Hoon Teng Temple and Jonkers Street, where you can browse antiques and local handicrafts, then take to the river for an evening cruise.

Hit the golf course

Add a sporty break to your itinerary with a few days golfing on one of Malaysia’s magnificent courses. Play up high in the mountains or near the beach on an island idyll.

Golf course, Malaysia
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