Borneo & the Malaysian Peninsula

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4.7 Based on 14 Reviews
  • duration 14 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 16-95 yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-7509
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Sepilok, Malaysia
  • Ends Langkawi, Malaysia
  • +6
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Explore colonial Penang and Malacca
  • Discover the culinary and cultural diversity of Kuala Lumpur
  • Look for orangutans and pygmy elephants
The tour "Borneo & The Malaysian Peninsula" starts in Sepilok and ends in Langkawi. It is a local culture trip that takes 14 days taking you through Kinabatangan River, Sepilok, Penang and 4 other destinations in Malaysia. "Borneo & The Malaysian Peninsula" is a guided small group tour that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Malaysia is a country of two halves. To the east is the island of Borneo with jungles, orangutans and rivers. To the west is the Malaysian Peninsula with a blend of cultures, religion, colonial history and modern flair. As we make our way through these two distinct regions, we look for charismatic wildlife, delve into European, Malay, Chinese and Indian heritage, and enjoy 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.
  • Day 1: Start Sepilok; optional night walk
  • Day 2: Visit the Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary; optional visit to the Sun Bear Conservation Centre
  • Day 3: Travel to Kinabatangan; afternoon river cruise
  • Day 4: Explore Kinabatangan river
  • Day 5: Drive to Sandakan via the War Memorial; free time
  • Day 6: Fly to Kuala Lumpur and on to Malacca
  • Day 7: Walking and trishaw tour of Malacca
  • Day 8: Transfer to Kuala Lumpur via the Batu Caves
  • Day 9: Orientation walk and explore Malaysian cuisine on a city food tour; free afternoon
  • Day 10: Catch the train to Penang; afternoon walk around the colonial town of Georgetown
  • Day 11: Georgetown walking tour to explore the street art, culture and heritage of Penang
  • Day 12: Fly to Langkawi island
  • Day 13: Free day to explore the island or just relax on the beach; final group dinner
  • Day 14: Trip ends this morning
  • All accommodation
  • 13 breakfasts, two lunches and four dinners
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Free group arrival and departure transfers available
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas and vaccinations
  • Single accommodation
4.7 - Excellent
Based on 14 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Dec 09 2019
5 - Excellent
A Fantastic Holiday
In the first week, great nature trips in Borneo including Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre and river trips/night walks in the jungle. In the second week, fascinating journey round some of the Peninsula's towns and cities... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Apr 24 2019
5 - Excellent
3 for the price of one!
Literally just returned from this trip and have to say it was amazing. the kind of holiday where you get 5 days in and already feel you've been away for 2 weeks and by the end of the actual 2 weeks you can't quite believe you've... Read more
  • Tim
  • From New Zealand
  • On Apr 05 2019
5 - Excellent
Wonderful Malaysia
The group, the itinerary and the guide was nothing but great. Adding the fact that Malaysia is such a wonderful country, it becomes hard scoring this tour with less than 5 stars. I'd do it all again. Thanks.
  • Anonymous
  • On Feb 23 2019
5 - Excellent
Borneo and the Malaysian Peninsular
A holiday of two different parts-the wildlife of Borneo was amazing and the accommodation at Sepilok was so close to the orang utang sanctuary allowing us to spend lots of time there.To see so much of Malaysia during the second... Read more
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Borneo & the Malaysian Peninsula tour. You can cancel the tour up to 93 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 92 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 25 May 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 25 May 2024, a deposit of 25% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 92 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Borneo & the Malaysian Peninsula tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Borneo & the Malaysian Peninsula tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • Group sizes are kept small to maintain a low risk ‘small group bubble’, with an average of 10 guests in each group.
  • Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
  • All travellers will be required to be fully vaccinated no less than two weeks prior to travel.
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