This incredible offer consists of 3 nights in Kuala Lumpur then 7 nights at the 5* Shangri-la Tanjung, Kota Kinabalu. This Malaysian multi-centre holiday is a great way to see the very best of what this fantastic country has to offer.
A holiday in Malaysia is fascinating. Few countries in the world can offer such a diverse range of culture, history, natural wonder, excitement and outright indulgence and relaxation.
We are currently offering £200 OFF per person AND a FREE Kinabalu Park Tour in Kota Kinabalu, FREE private transfers throughout, and a FREE Batu Caves & Temple Tour. Upgrades & Extras worth an additional £140 per person.
**Prices shown are all per person and include £200 discount.
We are delighted to let you know about a number of excursions that we can offer which will not only save you up to 50% off the local ticket prices, but save you valuable time during your stay.
You can call us free of charge on 01737 646416 to book any of these trips & tours.
Kuala Selangor Fireflies Phenomena - Private Tour, £90 per person - Escape from the hustle and bustle of Kuala Lumpur as you drive to the rural town of Kuala Selangor. The pleasant journey winds through old rubber and palm oil plantations, passing shanty-looking towns and several Malay villages. Kuala Selangor is renowned for its historic past and natural heritage of Mangrove forest and bird sanctuary, but it is the firefly phenomena for which the town is known best. Fireflies can only be seen in two locations around the world - the other being along the Amazon River in Brazil – and the site along the Selangor River is particularly special because it is easily accessible.
A Heavenly Dining Experience at Kuala Lumpur Tower, £69 per person - Your evening starts with a stroll in Kuala Lumpur's famous Central Market, a centre for Malaysian handicrafts and arts. Work up an appetite as you explore the countless stalls before proceeding to the imposing Kuala Lumpur Tower. One of the jewels in the city’s skyline, the tower stands 421 meters tall and ranks as the tallest tower in Asia. On arrival, take the high-speed lift to the Seri Angkasa Revolving Restaurant for a sumptuous buffet dinner while admiring the breathtaking panoramic view of Kuala Lumpur by night.
Kuala Lumpur City Tour, £55 per person - A city tour is the ideal way for first time visitors and those with limited time in Kuala Lumpur to get a flavour for this amazing city and sample some of her leading attractions. Photo stops at the King’s Palace, a symbol of Malaysian sovereignty, the Independence Square and Petronas Twin-Tower - still the tallest twin-tower in the world! Visit the National Museum and drive pass the Lake Gardens, view National Monument, National Mosque, and the Old Railway Station. Final stop is to appreciate the Malaysian pewter arts at the Royal Selangor Visitor Centre.
Batu Caves & Temple Tour, £40 per person - This tour covers two unique and attractive places of worship in outskirt Kuala Lumpur. First is the spectacular Tian Hou Chinese Temple. This striking, 6-tier temple is dedicated to the Goddess Tian Hou (the Heavenly Mother) and depicts elements of Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism. The other is the Batu Caves - a massive lime-stone outcrop with its interior home to a Hindu shrine lined with different deities. The shrine is set deep inside the high caverns which one has to climb 272 steps to reach. On the way back, visit a local Malaysian Batik centre to see how the fabric is being designed and printed.
Nature in the City - Private Tour, £50 per person - Visit the living nature theme parks in the heart of the Kuala Lumpur city. Begin with the Bird Park where you will witness at close proximity how approximately 600 birds of 60 local and foreign species adapting to a semi-natural, man-made environment. Continue to the colourful and beautifully landscaped Butterfly Park where thousands of butterflies from 120 species roam freely in a simulated natural rainforest environment. Last stop is the Orchid & Hibiscus Garden, home to over 3,000 orchid species from around the world, with 800 from Malaysia alone, and more than 2,000 varieties of hibiscus, many of which are prize winning hybrids.
Historical Malacca from Kuala Lumpur, £110 per person - A scenic 2-hour drive south of Kuala Lumpur takes you to Malacca, the oldest trading port in Malaysia which had undergone Portuguese, Dutch and British rule. Visit Stadhuys or the Dutch Square and take a walk up St. Paul’s Hill for a panoramic view of the Malacca Straits and the old town of Bandar Hilir. At the top is the ruin of St. Paul’s Church, lined by 17th Century Dutch tombstones. Stop for a typical ‘Nyonya’ lunch before taking a stroll through the Antiques Row at Jonker Street. Other visits include the famous Portuguese Fort de Santiago and Cheng Hoon Teng, the oldest Chinese temple inMalaysia. If time permitting, stop for a quick visit to Morten Malay Village before return journey.
A Glimpse of the Rainforest - Private Tour, £57 per person - Visit the Forest Reserve Institute of Malaysia (FRIM) which offers visitors the opportunity of understanding the rainforest ecosystem. Walk through shady nature trails and visit arboretums, among them the Dipte Rocarp, a collection centre of living trees for botanical reference. The Bambusetum displays almost 30 species of local bamboo. Another highlight is the Canopy Walk above the treetops, subject to accessibility at the time of visit. The canopy is closed every Monday and Friday.
Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre in Sandakan, £260 per person - An early morning flight takes you to Sandakan where you will find the Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre, one of the best places in the world to see the ‘wild man of Borneo’ in their natural habitat. Sepilok is the oldest and largest centre of its kind and here a team of dedicated professionals work tirelessly to teach abandoned, abused and orphaned orang utans the necessary skills to return them to their natural home – the verdant jungles of Borneo. Follow a raised wooden platform to an observation deck where you can see these amazing creatures as they emerge from forest. Whilst sightings cannot be guaranteed as the orang utans are free to roam the jungle, they can normally be seen at 10.00am and 3.00pm when the Sepilok centre supplements their feeding. The Sepilok centre has expanded in recent years and now also aims to help other species such as sun bears, gibbons, Sumatran rhinoceros and the occasional injured elephant which can also be seen at the centre. During your visit you will also have the chance to visit the Puh Jih Shih Buddhist Temple which provides great photo opportunities of breath taking views over Sandakan Bay. After lunch a transfer will take you back to Sandakan airport for the flight back to Kota Kinabalu.
Island Paradise – Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, £98 per person - A short twenty-minute boat ride brings you to the beautiful Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park characterised by shallow waters, sumptuous coral gardens and idylic white sandy beaches. Enjoy a day of serious relaxation - you can either swim or snorkel in the azure water of South China Sea, feed the tropical fish from the jetty or simply top up your tan on the beach. Snorkelling is the best way to see the reef in all its colourful glory; look out for Scorpion fish ,Blue-spotted rays, cuttlefish, mantis shrimps and the occasional green or hawksbill turtle.
Kiulu River White Water Rafting, £82 per person - The picturesque Kiulu River offers an exciting introduction to the joys of river rafting and is perfect for those who have never rafted before. The 90-minute rafting adventure down river takes you over fun and exciting Grade II and Grade III rapids and at the end of your fun-filled journey there is the chance to try body rafting or take a relaxing swim. Other than the thrill of riding the white water rapids, this wonderful adventure also offers the opportunity to see the beautiful forests and countryside of the Kiulu River Valley. The drive to the Kiulu River takes around ninety minutes from Kota Kinabalu and the winding road through the undulating hills takes you past rice fields, rubber plantations and orchards. On arrival there is a safety briefing and all participants are kitted out with safety helmets and life jackets. A picnic lunch on the bank of the river is a fitting end to your rafting adventure before the return journey home.
Klias Wetlands River Safari, £105 per person - Situated around 120 kilmetres south of Kota Kinabalu, the Klias Wetlands is a haven for animal and birdlife - its most famous resident are the wonderful proboscis monkeys. Your fascinating two-hour boat ride takes you through the mangrove forest reserve and offers a wonderful chance to spot and even get close to the plethora of wildlife in their natural environment. Although wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed there is a high chance you will see proboscis monkeys, long tail macaques and silver languor monkeys as well as a myriad of tropical birds. As dusk falls look out for crocodiles that come to the waters edge to hunt. After your river safari, enjoy a village-style dinner surrounded by the sounds of nature before your return journey back to Kota Kinabalu.
Gaya Island Jungle Trek & Island Hopping, £108 per person - A twenty minute boat ride to Gaya Island begins a day of exploration and relaxation amongst the backdrop of some of the most beautiful scenery. Here you can explore undisturbed forest as you stroll along the jungle trails and learn about some of the varied flora and fauna such as the unique medicinal plants, tropical hardwood trees, coastal vegetation, tropical forest and ecology of the mangrove forest which all makes for a hugely interesting and entertaining time. Afterwards, hop back on board your boat and transfer to either Manukan or Sapi Island. Situated in the heart of the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine National Park the islands are surrounded by crystal clear waters and stunning coral gardens. After lunch on the beach you can laze on the idyllic beaches, swim or snorkel.
Kinabalu Park & Poring Hot Springs, £92 per person - Nominated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, Kinabalu Park is overlooked by the jagged granite peaks of Mount Kinabalu and is one of the world’s most naturally diverse and unique areas. Nature lovers will enjoy this inspiring visit to this stunning World Heritage site where you can see rich tropical lowland and hill rainforest, tropical mountain forest and sub-alpine forest. On arrival in Kinabalu Park, explore the Mountain Garden where you can see a rare collection of mountain plants and flowers such as Nepenthes. Take in the spectacular views of Mount Kinabalu and enjoy a guided trek through the vast rainforest and learn about the amazing flora and fauna all around you. After lunch, head to the Poring Hot Spring. Here you can walk along the 100 foot high Canopy Walkway which affords wonderful views of the rainforest canopy and the wildlife that calls it home. It is a 30 minutes uphill trek to get to the canopy walkway. Those who find this walk strenous may opt to sit by the springs.
Day by Day
Day 1 London - Kuala Lumpur
Fly overnight direct from London to Kuala Lumpur with Malaysia Airlines.
Day 2 Kuala Lumpur
Arrive at Kuala Lumpur airport and join your private transfer to your city centre hotel. The remainder of the day is free to relax and unwind after your flight from the UK.
Day 3 Kuala Lumpur
This morning is at your leisure before joining your FREE Batu Caves & Temple Tour at approximately 1.30pm. This tour covers two unique and attractive places of worship on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur. First is the spectacular Tian Hou Chinese Temple. This striking, 6-tier temple is dedicated to the Goddess Tian Hou (the Heavenly Mother) and depicts elements of Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism. The other is the Batu Caves - a massive lime-stone outcrop with its interior home to a Hindu shrine lined with different deities. The shrine is set deep inside the high caverns which one has to climb 272 steps to reach. On the way back, visit a local Malaysian Batik centre to see how the fabric is being designed and printed.
Day 4 Kuala Lumpur
Today is a full day at leisure to explore the major sights of KL. Why not take a trip up the famous Twin Towers for spectacular views of the city. Visit the King’s Palace and Independence Square, the Lake Gardens and the National Monument or even just shop in the many malls and designer stores.
Day 5 Kuala Lumpur – Kota Kinabalu
This morning you’ll be collected from your hotel and transferred to Kuala Lumpur airport for your flight to Kota Kinabalu. On arrival you’ll be met and taken by private transfer to your Kota Kinabalu hotel where the remainder of the day is at your leisure.
Day 6 Kota Kinabalu
A full day at leisure to relax on the beach or take advantage of the spa.
Day 7 Kota Kinabalu
This morning you’ll be collected from your hotel to join your FREE Kinabalu Park day tour. A ride that traverses through the Crocker Range with panoramic views of the surrounding hills. The journey will take at least 2 hours in an air-conditioned vehicle to reach Kinabalu Park. En route, you will be passing through the local villages, handicraft shop and fruit orchards just next by the main road. Upon arrival at the park join a guided nature walk along one of the various trails of the park to learn and discover the Flora. You'll also have some opportunity to visit the Park's exhibit Centre to see the gallery.
Day 8 – 11 Kota Kinabalu
The remainder of your stay in Kota Kinabalu is free for you to relax and enjoy the peace and tranquility or you could even visit one of the many Orang Utan sanctuary’s that Borneo is renowned for.
Day 12 Kota Kinabalu – London
This morning you’ll be collected from your hotel and transferred back to Kota Kinabalu for your flight home to London via Kuala Lumpur.