Borneo & the Malaysian Peninsula

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4.5 Based on 14 Reviews
  • COVID-19protected
  • CO2 neutral
  • Local culture
  • Natural landmarks sightseeing
  • Cultural, religious and historic sites
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  • duration 14 days
  • tour type Small group
  • age requirement 16+ yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Fully guided
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  • Starts Sepilok, Malaysia
  • Ends Langkawi, Malaysia
  • +6
Tour with Flexible Booking Policy
  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date prior to 30 days of departure.
  • Choose a different tour You can select a new tour run by the same operator up to 30 days before departure.
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Explore colonial Penang and Malacca
The trip "Borneo & The Malaysian Peninsula" starts in Sepilok and ends in Langkawi. It is a local culture tour that takes 14 days taking you through Sandakan, Langkawi, Malacca and 4 other destinations in Malaysia. "Borneo & The Malaysian Peninsula" is a guided small group trip that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

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, 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.
4.5 - 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 finishing with a relaxing couple of days at the beach resort in Langkawi.”
  • 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 only been away for a's a trip of 3 parts: a) jungle safari b)cultural foodie city breaks and c) a weekend beach holiday.We got really lucky and saw the Malaysian big 5 i (Orangutan, croc, proboscis monkey, sun bears and pygmy elephant) and all 6 hornbills.the Malay peninsular was a smorgasbord of food and culture (go see the Baba Nonya house in Malacca and the Blue Mansion in Penang).”
  • 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 week and take in the diversity as we travelled far exceeded my expectations”
  • Day 1: Start Sepilok; optional night walk
  • Day 2: Visit the Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary; optional visit to the Sunbear sanctuary
  • Day 3: Travel via the Gomantong Caves 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: Trishaw tour of the old town of Malacca and exploration of the town
  • Day 8: Transfer to Kuala Lumpur; afternoon city tour
  • Day 9: Explore Malaysia's cuisine on a food tour of the city; free afternoon with the chance to go for a drink at Trader's Bar
  • Day 10: Catch the train to Penang; afternoon walk around the colonial town of Georgetown
  • Day 11: Georgetown city walking tour to explore Penang's street art, food, culture and heritage
  • Day 12: Fly to the island of Langkawi
  • Day 13: Free day to explore the island or just relax on the beach; final group dinner
  • Day 14: Trip ends this morning in Langkawi for land only clients, group flight passengers will be taken to the airport
  • All accommodation
  • 13 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 4 dinners
  • London flights (if booking incl flights)
  • Any international flights to Sepilok and from Langkawi are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Borneo & the Malaysian Peninsula tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Borneo & the Malaysian Peninsula tour. You can cancel the tour up to 71 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 70 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 02 April 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 02 April 2022, a deposit of 15% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 70 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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