Orangutan in the jungle of Borneo, Malaysia

Adventure Holidays in Malaysia

Discovering Malaysia’s lush rainforests, ancient temples and pristine beaches is a treat for any traveller

Tours in Malaysia

On a holiday to Malaysia you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to adventure. There are paradise beaches, deep diving waters and wildlife-packed jungles, and Malaysia trips effortlessly combine ancient culture with high-tech industrialisation.

The country is split into two regions, Peninsular Malaysia and Malaysian Borneo, home of the orang-utan. Malaysia's infrastructure makes it easy to get around and explore the superb beaches and national parks. 

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Malaysia Adventure Holidays

Highlights of Malaysia holidays

1. See the orang-utans at Sepilok Sanctuary: Asia’s only great ape lives in the forests of Borneo. These fascinating creatures have suffered a dramatic decline in numbers over recent years, chiefly due to deforestation and palm oil plantations. Sepilok is the largest sanctuary in the world and rehabilitates orphans and captured orang-utans before releasing them back into the wild. 

2. Climb Mount Kinabalu: At over 4000m, Mount Kinabalu is the highest peak in South East Asia. A well-marked trail takes you up through a number of different vegetation zones, from the rainforest floor up into forests of chestnut and oak. Mists swirl all around you on entering the cloud forest, a place dripping with orchids, pitcher plants and rhododendrons, and the views at sunrise from Kinabalu are truly spectacular.

3. Discover Deer Cave: Deep in the dark mysterious forest, Deer Cave is more than 2km long and peaks at more than 120m in height – and it's home to literally millions of bats. Every night there is a mass exodus of four to five million bats. As dusk descends, great swarming clouds pour out of the cave on their daily forage for food. An incredible sight, great black streaks rise up from the cave like huge floating silk scarves. 

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We offer more than 500 holidays across 100 countries on all seven continents. And although we’ve grown in the past 40 years, our philosophy has stayed the same: to bring like-minded people together on authentic adventures, with minimal impact to the environments and cultures we visit. We work only with reputable partners, with whom we’ve built long-standing relationships, and participate in various community and environmental projects around the world. Read more about our responsible travel initiatives here.

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