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Borneo & the Malaysian Peninsula

Malaysia is very much a country of two halves. To the east is the island of Borneo with its jungles, Orang-utans and rivers. To the west is the Malayan Peninsula with its blend of cultures and religion, colonial history and modern flair. As we make our way through these two distinct regions we go looking for charismatic wildlife, visit a tea plantation, delve into the country’s European heritage as well as its Asian blend of Malay, Chinese and Indian and enjoy its spectacular beaches. We visit Buddhist temples and mosques, wander through rainforest trails and street-food markets and take in the sights, sounds, smells and flavours of a truly diverse country.

Quick Facts

  • Culture
  • Natural Wonders
  • New Cultural Holidays
  • Cultural Wonders

Whats Included

All accommodation, All listed activities, All transport, Tour leader (on guided trips), Some meals (details available on request)

What to expect

* 14 days land only/ 16 days flight inclusive * Travel by minibus, boat and domestic flight * 12 nights hotels, lodges and guest houses, 1 night longhouse

Discover Borneo and the Malaysian Peninsula’s incredible natural and cultural diversity.

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Days : 14

Price : From AED 7,359*
*Per person twin sharing and excluding flights

Trip Style : Classic

Trip Type : Self guided

Physical Grading : 1

Trip Map

Itinerary Land Only

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Reviews

Title : 2 holidays in one
Summary : A great holiday or rather two in one. The first week was getting close to nature - basic accommodation but that's what you need if you want wildlife on your doorstep. The second week was a good mix of different cities.
Rating : 4

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Question : What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Answer : Seeing truly wild Orangutan that had never been in in a sanctuary as we cruised from out river lodge.
Question : What did you think of your group leader?
Answer : Best ever - great sense of humour, totally committed to making our holiday truly memorable.
Question : Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Answer : Think twice before you sign up - we loved it but one of our trip didn't like the idea of bugs and "roughing it" in slightly lower standard accommodation near the nature parks. If you want to get close to nature expect nature to get close to you!
Question : Is there anything else you would like to add?
Answer : One change I would make to the itinerary - our free half day in KL was a Monday which is the day most museums close. Perhaps change the itinerary slightly and have the free time on Sunday afternoon.

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Title : Exceptional!
Summary : I initially booked this trip on a bit of a whim... I'd always fancied seeing the Orangutan's and had been looking online for various trips. This itinerary stuck out a mile - the promise of nature, culture and vibrant cities instantly sucked me in. Just prior to booking I called the Exodus team to ask if anyone else had booked to travel alone, this would be my first holiday of this kind by myself; so needless to say I was a bit apprehensive. After the team confirmed there were other solo travellers, I bit the bullet and I'm so glad I did. The leisurely nature of this trip was perfect, not only did we visit key sites in all locations but the time we had to ourselves provided the opportune moments to explore areas further.
Rating : 5

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Question : What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Answer : I absolutely loved the Orangutan visit and the river in Borneo. We visited so many places though so it's really hard to pin down inspirational moments - I had so many in every place we visited.
Question : What did you think of your group leader?
Answer : The exodus leaders were brilliant. Highly organised, sociable and kept us all engaged throughout. Their knowledge was tremendous and they really did go out of their way to ensure the group were well catered for. We also had a few additional people lead tours for us - the river boat, night walks and the food tour in KL. I found them all to be professional and fantastically enthusiastic.
Question : Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Answer : If you're considering a solo holiday, especially if you haven't done this before - just go for it! It's the best thing I've done! This trip is IDEAL for all age groups - the variety of nature, city and country life, lively night life and quiet group meals, jungle walks, river cruises and beaches, is just the start. Malaysia is truly stunning!

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Title : Three vacations in one
Summary : This trip was excellent. For those wanting variety, it was three trips in one. The jungles and wildlife of Borneo, the culture and history of Melaka and George Town, and the beachs and swimming pools of Langkawi to finish it off.
Rating : 5

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Question : What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Answer : Seeing an organgutang in the wild!
Question : What did you think of your group leader?
Answer : Aldrin did a super job. He was efficient and friendly.
Question : Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Answer : Beware of the Borneo section. If basic jungle lodges and rain and mud are not your thing, this might not be the trip for you. The accomodation is sparse and the food limited and plain on the Borneo section.

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Title : A great 2 week adventure in Malaysia
Summary : I truly enjoyed the 2 weeks that I spent in Malaysia, on Borneo at the beginning and on the Malay peninsula at the end. Accommodation was of a high quality with the possible exception being the long house for 1 night in Borneo. There were separate guides in the 2 halves of Malaysia, and both were simply excellent: Aldrin in Borneo and Ant on the peninsula. The trip was mostly at a leisurely pace which is what I like, and there was an ample amount of free time on some days, and that includes 1 total free day at the end on the island of Langkawi. This trip is a new one, and I think it's excellent. I highly recommend it.
Rating : 5

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Question : What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Answer : It was great to be with the orangutans at Sepilok.
Question : What did you think of your group leader?
Answer : Both Aldrin and Ant were excellent.
Question : Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Answer : Bring lots of sun screen! I found mosquito bug bites to be a relatively minor almost non existent issue, but other people might have different experiences.
Question : Is there anything else you would like to add?
Answer : The food was excellent everywhere we went.

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Start Date - End DateAvailabilityPrice
*Per person twin sharing and excluding flights
2018-08-12 - 2018-08-258 AED 7,359
2018-10-07 - 2018-10-200 AED 7,359
2018-10-28 - 2018-11-107 AED 7,359
2018-11-18 - 2018-12-018 AED 7,359
2018-12-16 - 2018-12-298 AED 7,359
2019-02-03 - 2019-02-168 AED 7,617
2019-03-17 - 2019-03-308 AED 7,617
2019-04-07 - 2019-04-208 AED 7,617
2019-04-14 - 2019-04-278 AED 7,617
2019-06-30 - 2019-07-138 AED 7,617
2019-08-11 - 2019-08-248 AED 7,617
2019-10-06 - 2019-10-198 AED 7,617
2019-10-27 - 2019-11-098 AED 7,617
2019-11-17 - 2019-11-308 AED 7,617
2019-12-15 - 2019-12-288 AED 7,617