Malaysia Holidays

Split between the Peninsula of Malaysia and Malaysian Borneo, separated by the South China Sea, the diverse landscape of Malaysia is a combination of extreme contrasts. While you may instantly think of Kuala Lumpur and orangutans, there’s so much more to discover, from remote hilltop villages and leafy jungles, to tranquil beaches and amazing diving spots. However the biggest draw is the culture - this is truly the melting pot for Asian influences and they combine in mouth-watering cuisine and wide-ranging architecture. Think Buddhist temples sat alongside mosques, and fragrant curries alongside spicy noodles.


  • Switch off on idyllic islands or dive into some of the world's best dive sites

  • Explore urban life in cosmopolitan cities & sleepy towns

  • Observe orangutans in their natural habitat

  • Taste the authentic, delicious street food

  • Immerse yourself in the diverse culture, visit mosques and temples in Kuala Lumpur

Key info

  • Capital city: Kuala Lumpur

  • Language: Malay & English

  • Currency: Malaysian Ringgit

  • Time difference: GMT + 8 hours

  • Flight time: 12.5 hours to Kuala Lumpur

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Malaysia Trip ideas

Here are some trip ideas in Malaysia. All of our trip ideas shown below are examples, and we’ll amend, adapt or start from scratch, until we’ve created the perfect trip for you. See one you like, or have a trip in mind? Call us now to book: 020 3510 5777

Places to go in Malaysia

Malaysia’s dazzling capital city, Kuala Lumpur, is sure to be top of your hit list. Its modern skyscrapers tower over Hindu and Buddhist temples and mosques below. For a more laidback urban escape, the colonial town of Georgetown in Penang, and the quaint city of Malacca won’t disappoint. Here you’ll experience traditional food, renowned as the best street food in Asia, lovely galleries and boutiques, and European-inspired architecture.

4,600 kilometres of coastline means plenty of idyllic beaches to choose from. The west coast has a few lovely beaches, but the east coast is the real stand-out, with one continual stretch of white sand. For something really special, hop over to the islands that lie off the coast. Langkawi’s sweeping sandy bays are akin to a Thai island – but without the crowds, while Tioman Island off the east coast is sure to please. No matter where you decide upon, you’ll find world-class diving and plenty of room to stretch out.

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Things to do in Malaysia

It’s the unique experiences which make a VIVID trip special, and here are just some of the things you can do during your trip to Malaysia. Experience the real country beyond the obvious, whether it’s tea-making in the famed tea plantations of Cameron Highlands, discovering the Hindu shrines of the limestone Batu Caves or taking a cookery class on a colourful visit to the Spice Garden. To incorporate your favourite experiences into your dream trip, or learn more about the itineraries that we can create bespoke to you, just give our Travel Designers a call: 020 3510 5777

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When to go to Malaysia

The weather in Malaysia is hot and humid year round. The west and east coasts have opposite climates, so the dry season on the west between November and February is rainy on the east coast. The wettest months on the west coast are between April to October, while these are considerable drier on the east coast. The Highlands can be visited year round, with increased rain throughout the summer months offering cooler temperatures than the rest of the mainland.

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Langkawi, Penang & Pangkor Laut
Tioman & the East Coast
Kuala Lumpur


Langkawi, Penang & Pangkor Laut

Tioman & the East Coast

Kuala Lumpur