Malaysia Tour Packages

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The island nation of Malaysia has so much to offer that you will have a hard time deciding what to include in your Malaysia tour. Malaysia is partly located on the Malay Peninsula and part on the island of Borneo, separated by the South China Sea. While you have bustling modern cities, skyscrapers, and relaxing islands on the peninsula, you can also find jungles filled with exotic wild animals like the orangutan, remote tribes and diving opportunities on the island of Borneo. Borneo’s rainforests are one of the oldest on earth, over 140 million years in the making. The country is full of natural and man-made attractions and is an amalgamation of varied cultural influences like Malay, Chinese, European and Indian.

  Here is a guide to some of the many attractions of Malaysia, which you can consider while booking your Malaysia tour packages.

Nature and wildlife in Malaysia

  Malaysia is globally known for its abundant and spectacular natural beauty such as lush tropical rainforests which boasts some of the most exotic wildlife on earth, beautiful azure seas, mysterious caves and mountain peaks, and gorgeous waterfalls.

  Cameron Highlands : Just three and a half hours drive away (about 205 km) from Kuala Lumpur, the Cameron Highland is the most scenic hill station in Malaysia. The highlands is blessed with lush greenery and stunning landscape and has rejuvenating tea plantations, picturesque orchards, and blissful gardens. The island offers a range of activities, from walking in tea gardens to hiking and trekking in dense forests, and visiting strawberry farms. Travellers who want to be with nature away from the noise of the big cities or want to escape the heat of the low lands should head to this paradise.

Taman Negara National Park : Nothing could be more enjoyable than a nature walk through one of the oldest deciduous rainforests in the world. It would be best if you considered getting Malaysia tour packages from India, which includes the Taman Negara national park. It is home to rare plants, and exotic birds like the rare Malayan peacock-pheasant, and animals like Malaysian tiger, Malaysian gaur and Asian elephants. Check the world’s longest canopy walkway, experience fishing, caving, observing wildlife and much more. So, if nature interests you then don’t miss this place.

  Mount Kinabalu in Sabah : The highest mountain in Malaysia standing 4095 metres (13,435 feet), Gunung Kinabalu (Mount Kinabalu) Malaysia’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site is a major attraction for thousands of climbers every year. Whether you choose to climb the high summit or explore the various flora species, Mount Kinabalu is a great nature’s retreat.

  Pulao Payar Marine Park : This marine park is all about undersea actions like snorkelling and scuba diving. Just 30 km south of Langkawi main island, you can reach there on a catamaran or a speedboat in about an hour. Spread over two nautical miles, this marine park is famed for the varied and colourful marine life surrounding a coral reef.

  Gunung Mulu National Park : A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this national park in the island of Borneo is home to some of the largest and longest cave passage (the Deer Cave) and underground chamber (the Sarawak Chamber) in the world and karst formations. The caves are home to millions of bats and cave swiftlets that swarm out into the jungle every evening at dusk. Visitors will be pleasantly surprised by the gigantic razor-sharp grey pinnacles, and deep-cut canyons, which are aptly named The Pinnacles Trail.

  Cultural Heritage of Malaysia -

  Being a part of the ancient international spice route many hundreds of years ago, Malaysia has turned into a land of intriguing cultural diversity. Everything from its people to its architecture, food to art, dance to attire reflect a colourful heritage and a mosaic of cultures.

  George Town in Penang : A UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site, the virgin paradise of Penang is brimming with cultural sights. Visit George Town, the quaint and old capital of Penang state. The town is endowed with Asian and European influence that lends a unique cultural heritage evident in every nook and corner of the town. There are thousands of old buildings comprising Chinese shops, residential jetties, mosques, churches, temples, and British colonial edifices. Walking through the streets of George Town is like walking down the paths of history.

  Go food hunting at Penang : Penang is fondly regarded as the food capital of Malaysia and is one of the world's best gastronomic destinations. The street food scene of Penang has the best elements from Malay, Chinese, Indian, Thai and Indonesian cuisine that have been fused together to create unique and flavourful cuisine. Street and hawker food practically line the streets, and there are also large open-air food courts to sample different dishes under one roof. Some of the most popular food to try here are signature Penang Assam Laksa (a Chinese-Malay infused a sour and spicy noodle soup), Nasi Lemak (a coconut-based rice preparation), Otak-Otak (fishcake dish), Cendol (a sticky-sweet dessert) and Roti Chanai among a plethora of other delicacies.

  Sarawak Cultural Village : The Sarawak Cultural Village is a unique living museum aimed at preserving the cultural heritage of Sarawak state. It offers a perfect introduction to local cultures and lifestyles. Here visitors can find replicas of buildings that represent the Bidayuh, Iban, Orang Ulu, Penan, Melanau, Malay and Chinese ethnic groups. The local people demonstrate traditional activities of Sarawak’s diverse tribes like making of handicrafts and the processing of sago. There is a theatre where you can enjoy multicultural dance performances. The cultural village also hosts theme dinners, nightly ceremonies and traditional weddings.

  Take a tour of the mosques : Islam is one of the main religions in Malaysia, and no wonder several mosques also serve as places of worship for the majority Muslim community. Some of the prominent mosques here are National Mosque of Malaysia (aka Masjid Negara), Masjid Jamek (aka Friday Mosque), Putra Mosque, Friday Territory Mosque, and many more. If you are a visitor and curious about Islamic culture in Malaysia, then these mosques are the best place to find your answers.

  Melaka (Malacca) : This historical city centre of Malaysia, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site was the location of the earliest Malay Sultanates, which was later abolished by the Portuguese. The laid back, the old town of Malacca has a richly diverse history discovered through the Portuguese forts, colonial buildings, Chinese shophouses, mosques, churches and temples. You can also browse through the antique curios shops and independent art galleries.


Watersports in Malaysia

  Whether you are looking for family-friendly activities or some serious adrenaline-pumping activities, Malaysia has got you covered with all water adventures. With its pristine beaches and rushing rivers, Malaysia is an ideal holiday destination to indulge in water sports. Snorkelling, windsurfing, jet skiing and kayaking are some of the famous highlights here. Some of the best coral reefs in the South China Sea can be seen in Malaysia’s east coast, great for snorkelling.

  Scuba Diving : Scuba diving is one of the most popular water activities to do while holidaying in Malaysia. Perhentian Island, Sipadan Island, Mataking Island, Mabul Island are some of the best places for scuba diving here. Sharks and turtles are a common sight along with a variety of fish and coral species on these islands.

  Snorkelling : Malaysia’s tropical islands are popular snorkelling sites with beautiful reefs. The best locations for snorkelling in Malaysia are Langkawi Island, Tioman Island and Perhentian Island.

  Sea Walking : If you lack diving or swimming abilities but still want to experience life underwater, sea walking is your best bet. It is perfect for the whole family and the kids. TARP (Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park) in Sabah is your best place to go for this underwater adventure.

  White-water rafting : An excellent rafting destination in Malaysia is the Kampak River in Perak. It boasts 14 rapids of Class I and II. For a more family-friendly destination, Sungkai River is excellent for amateurs and beginners.

  Kayaking : For a thrilling kayaking experience in Malaysia, head for mangrove kayaking in Langkawi. Kayaking can be a great arm workout, but it doesn’t have to be just that especially in Langkawi where you won’t even feel the arms at work because you’ll be busy admiring the scenery and looking out for wildlife. Other places to try kayaking in Malaysia are Merapuh, Kuching, and Seribuat Archipelago.


Popular attractions in Malaysia

Some of the attractions in Malaysia are often included in almost all tour itineraries of Malaysia tour packages. From man-made marvels to natural wonders and wildlife, one cannot miss the sights and activities below.

  Petronas Towers : No Malaysia tour is complete without visiting the iconic Petronas towers. Located in the capital city of Kuala Lumpur, these twin towers are the true modern architectural marvels. One of the most breathtaking experiences at Petronas Towers is to walk over the world’s highest two-storey bridge that joins the two towers.

  Langkawi Sky Bridge : Another engineering marvel in Malaysia, which every Malaysia holiday packages include as a major tour highlight is the Sky Bridge in Langkawi. It is a 125 m long curved pedestrian suspension bridge at an altitude of 700 m that offers exhilarating views of the mountains, forests, seas and, and several islets around Langkawi. Located at the peak of Mt. Mat Cincang, one need to take the cable car ride to reach the bridge.

  Batu Caves : A Malaysian national treasure, Hindu pilgrimage site and wildlife conservation zone, Batu caves is a limestone hill. Its main highlight is the massive statue of Tamil Hindu deity Murugan. Behind the figure, 272 steps lead to these limestone hill caves that house the temples.

  Underwater World : Malaysia’s largest aquarium, the Underwater World in Langkawi houses more a wide variety of marine mammals and fish. At its 15 metre long underwater glass tunnel walkway visitors can enjoy an up-close view of sharks, harbour seals, giant stingrays, green turtles, rockhopper penguins and the massive Amazonian Arapaima (world’s biggest freshwater fish). Other highlights inside include a cafe, a 3D theatre, a souvenir shop and an educational resource centre. The complex is divided into themed sections on Tropical Rainforest, Temperate, Sub-Antarctic, Ponds, Corals and so on.

  Spend time with elephants at the Kuala Gandah Elephant

Orphanage Sanctuary : A rare and fantastic opportunity to get up close and personal with the endemic Malaysian elephants. Here, you are allowed to feed, to touch elephant trunks and take a photograph with these gentle giants. There are also opportunities to take the elephants down to the river and bath them. It is a safe sanctuary for the displaced elephants, which have been rescued from all over Peninsula Malaysia.


When to visit Malaysia

  Malaysia is an equatorial tropical destination, and the variations in weather don’t differ much, and you can expect a consistently hot and humid climate throughout the year. The temperature here ranges between 26 degree Celsius to 28 degree Celsius. Malaysia’s western coast experiences its wet season from April to October, and the usually brief thundershowers bring relief from the humidity. The eastern coast experiences rainy season from October to March and has more torrential downpours than the west. And, the best time to visit Malaysia for sightseeing is between November to March when it has the least amount of rain. If you want to explore the beaches on the east coast of Malaysia, then plan your holiday anytime between March to September. While to visit the beaches on the west coast, travel from November to May.


How to reach Malaysia

  If you are travelling to Malaysia, it is best if you book a flight from India. Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) is Malaysia’s busiest airport and one of the leading international airports in South East Asia. There are frequent flights from India to Kuala Lumpur. You can take flights from Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Delhi, Mumbai, Kochi, Kolkata, Jaipur, Amritsar to reach Kuala Lumpur operated by airlines such as AirAsia, AirAsia X, IndiGo, Malaysia Airlines, and Malindo Air.

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Malaysia Tour Packages FAQs

Q. Is Malaysia a safe place for tourists?
A. Malaysia is an incredibly safe place and very welcoming of backpackers and travellers. However, do practise common sense because Malaysia is a country with a majority of the Muslim population. While petty thefts and tourists scams are few and far between in the city, it’s important to take care of yourself, your valuables, and your possessions during your travels. Overall Malaysia is a peaceful country and open to tourists and visitors.

Q. How to pack for Malaysia travel?
A. It is highly recommended that you bring a mosquito repellant with you. Malaysia is hot and humid for most time of the year. You’ll need lightweight loose-fit clothes, sunscreen lotions and sunglasses although the highlands are cooler and might require light warm clothes. Bring an umbrella for the rainier days. Malaysia also has many religious places like mosques and temples, which are often part of all Malaysia tour packages, which will require you to dress respectfully. Hence, bring clothes accordingly.

Q. How many days to spend on Malaysia tour?
A. If you are visiting Malaysia to cover most of its major attractions, allow for about two weeks on your Malaysia holiday package.

Q. When should I plan my Malaysia tour from India?
A. Malaysia is a tropical destination with hot and humid yet comfortable weather throughout the year. If you are planning to visit Malaysia’s western regions like Penang and Langkawi, the best time to visit is between December and February. The weather at this time is dry and sunny without heavy rains. The country’s eastern coast regions including Perhentians, Redang and Tioman Island tend to have more torrential rainfall compared to the west and is best avoided during November to February. June to August is the ideal time to be at the eastern coast.

Q. What languages are spoken in Malaysia?
A. Malaysian population is a mix of several ethnic origins. The majority consists of Malay people who speak Bahasa Malaysia. English is widely spoken and getting around and being understood is easy for tourists. There are significant Chinese and Indian populations who use several Chinese dialects and Tamil. East Malaysia, consisting of Swarawah and Sabah (Malaysian Borneo), has many native tribes who speak distinct native dialects. Before visiting Malaysia, learn a few local phrases that will help you get around places.

Q. Do I need a passport to travel to Sabah and Sarawak (Borneo) region of Malaysia?
A. Yes, all foreign nationals are required to carry a passport to travel between peninsula Malaysia on the west and Borneo Malaysia on the east. Tourists travelling within Malaysia must go through passport control and have their passports stamped whenever they arrive in Sabah or Sarawak from West Malaysia; exit Sabah or Sarawak on their way to Peninsular Malaysia; and travel between Sabah and Sarawak. However, for more information, you can contact travel agents like Yatra.

Q. What are the family-friendly activities in Malaysia?
A. If you are vacationing with kids in Malaysia, you have several numbers of fun family activities to do. You can visit Legoland Malaysia in Johor Bahru; Sunway Lagoon, a theme park in Petaling Jaya; KLCC and KL Bird Park in Kuala Lumpur. Cameron highlands is another great family destination on the island. Also, Semenggoh island is another fun place to be with your family. Here, you can see the orangutans in the wild.

Q. Where to go in Malaysia for wildlife safari?
A. In Malaysia, there are a variety of wildlife viewing activities. You can enjoy safari at the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park and watch a wide range of colourful winged creatures. Take a wildlife cruise down the Kinabatangan River in Sabah where you can encounter wild orangutans, macaques, birds, saltwater crocodiles, snakes, Borneo Pygmy Elephants and more. Semnggoh Wildlife Centre is another excellent place to meet wildlife, especially orangutans, in their natural habitat. The Tabin Wildlife Reserve in Sabah you can find Borneo Elephants, Sumatran Rhinoceros and Tembadau (a wild cattle species found in Southeast Asia). The wildlife tour packages in Malaysia can be on the higher side of the budget, and if you are looking for a budget-friendlier wildlife tour to Malaysia than consult your travel experts.

Q. Which are the best islands in Malaysia for a leisure holiday?
A. If you are looking for a relaxed and leisure vacation in Malaysia’s islands, then you can consider Perhentians Island known for its low-key vibe. Langkawi for its stunning beaches. Tioman Island for a slow-paced life with options for hiking biking and wildlife spotting. Layang-Layang Island, where isolation, along with best diving experiences, is guaranteed, Redang Island for a relaxed summer holiday with plenty of white beaches and wildlife.

Q. What is the best way to get around in Malaysia?
A. The best way to get around in Malaysia is by using its public transport, which is widely available and easy to use. You will find lots of options, from monorails to buses and trains. If you have booked a Malaysia tour package, then you can travel in the comfort of your transport facility, if it’s included in the itinerary. If you are visiting Borneo (East Malaysia) from Peninsular Malaysia (West Malaysia) or vice-a-versa, then travelling by flight is the best option.

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