Malaysia Tour Package

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MA4 Malaysia & Brunei Tour

14 days from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu

We get off to a strong start on this extraordinary fortnight adventure through two remarkable countries by exploring what is perhaps one of the most…

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Malaysia tour packages: In a country that has some of the world's most ancient rainforests as well as one of the most cosmopolitan cities, Malaysia tour packages offer the traveller a bit of everything: culture, nature, cuisine, and memories for a lifetime.

Our Malaysia tour packages start in Malaysia's capital, Kuala Lumpur, a curious blend of the old and new. A blend of cultures, the Malay capital has a vibrant Chinatown as well as an Indian quarter. Once a far east trading post and tin mining shanty town, recently this city has become a modern cosmopolitan business hub. Historically, people have inhabited Malaysia for 40,000 years. Evidence of this exists at Niah National Park. The oldest modern human remains in Southeast Asia along with many other relics of prehistoric man dating from 40,000 years ago were discovered here in 1958 making the park one of the most important archaeological sites in the world.

Strong influences from India and China started arriving in the first century AD with Hinduism and Buddhism flourishing within Malaysia. Malacca, another important city in Malaysia, was founded by a fleeing prince from Sumatra in 14th century. Later it developed into a major trading port for ships from India and China. From its early days as a traders meeting point to the successive colonial occupation by the Portuguese, Dutch, English and Japanese, each culture left behind its mark or monument creating a historical showcase. Today you will find many remnants of the mixed history of this city dating back more than 500 years.

As one of the world's megadiverse countries in biodiversity, nature in Malaysia is abundant and our Malaysia tour packages explore many of the national parks and endemic species found here. In the 1500 m / 5,000 foot high Mt. Kinabalu, we enjoy some of the 24 species of flowering rhododendrons, 10 species of carnivorous pitcher plants, an estimated 1,400 species of orchids, over 600 species of ferns, and more than 40 species of oak trees and over 300 species of birds. In Niah National Park, the Grand Cave boasts giant Tapang trees (Koompassia excelsa) with enormous buttressed roots, pandanus plants twice the size of a person, colourful orchids, and tree fungi.

In Sepilok, our Malaysia tour package includes a visit to the largest orangutan sanctuary in the world as well as the chance to see wild proboscis monkeys as they settle down on treetops along the Kinabatangan River.

Beyond the abundant nature, another highlight is to explore the small villages and lifestyles of typical Malaysians. Kampung Ayer water village is said to be the largest water village in the world, and has been in continuous habitation since 1521. Residents maintain a traditional way of life, with stilt houses built over the Brunei River (though today most of the inhabitants enjoy modern facilities). While driving in the Kuching region, one can see large farmlands passing pepper gardens, cocoa and rubber plantations. Many villages still make use of the longhouse, which is, as its name suggests, an extended family environment where many families live out their existence under a single roof.

From the glitz and glam of modern architecture of Kuala Lumpur, to the simple idyllic and nature-oriented villages in the rainforest, Malaysia is certain to be a destination you won't forget.

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