Malaysia is classified as one of the world’s few ‘megadiverse’ countries with its impressive diversity in flora and fauna. Most of the land is covered in lowland rainforests, mangrove forests, peat forests and heath forests. Thus, Malaysia holds some of the world’s most exotic and rare species, that are often endemic to the region. See the largest flowering plant in the world, of the genus Rafflesia, as well as unique carnivorous plants such as the pitcher plant, sundew and bladderwort. These varied forests are also home to a wonderful variety of animals like the clouded leopard, the Malayan tiger, the Bornean orangutan, the proboscis monkey, the Kinabalu ferret badger, the Malayan whistling thrush, the estuarine crocodile and the Asian elephant. Trips around Taman Negara National Park, Kinabalu Park and Bako National Park can keep you busy for days amid the lush greenery and magnificent wildlife.
This tour is designed to be high on the endemic flora and fauna of the region. Starting at the Permai Rainforest Resort, you may spot the 3 species of monkeys right at the resort itself. Take a sunset cruise along the mangrove forest of Kuching Wetlands National Park. This offers a chance to spot the Proboscis monkey and estuarine crocodiles. You will also be amazed by the fireflies as they gather in the mangroves. Explore more of the Damai Peninsula and cross Bako-Buntal Bay to visit the Bako National Park. The place is rich in flora and fauna. The waters around this park are home to the Irrawaddy Dolphins. You will cruise along the mangroves to see the ecosystem of the mangrove swamp. The Satang Island is a great place for snorkeling and relaxing in the sea and the sun. Nature walks are aplenty. Trek through undisturbed rainforest environments on a real wilderness adventure which will take you to the oldest rainforests in the world. Its sheer magnificence will keep you in awe as you hike along its trails, swim in its rock pools and get a bird’s eye view of the forest from the canopied suspension bridge. The night walk and the guided bird walk in the morning are unique experiences in themselves. The local beauty and its richness in terms of flora and fauna will stay with you for years to come.
Kuching is a melting point of many cultures; the city is dynamic and full of interesting areas of tourist interest. We explore the city with a focus on monuments including stops at Urang Sarawak Gallery, the Waterfront & colonial buildings. The rich endemic flora and fauna is hard to miss. We explore the conservation efforts with our visit to Bako National Park and Semenggoh Nature Reserve. The local culture runs deep and a trip to Batang Ai will introduce us to the natives of Borneo. An unforgettable night in their longhouse comes with a blowpipe demonstration. We explore the magnificent caves of Mulu, with a visit to Deer Cave & Lang Cave. After a stopover at Penan village, we reach Wind Cave & Clearwater Cave. The mountain climb is just the thing on your mind now. Visit the mountain garden before we start for the big adventure. We meet your mountain guide at the Park HQ and proceed to the summit trail. This one climb will take us through tropical oak and chestnut forest to mossy forest and up to the sub-alpine forest as we climb upwards. Look out for rhododendrons, pitcher plants, orchids and other flora native to this area. Just before dawn at 3:00 am we proceed to the summit for the sunrise. Nothing can prepare you for the natural beauty you are about to witness. This tour will be fresh in your memory for years to come.
Explore the sea, forest and the peaks in this unique tour. Starting at the spectacular city of Kota Kinabalu (the land below the wind), the tour takes you to Mt Kinabalu soaring 4,059 meters above the wild jungles of Borneo. The views are spectacular, to say the least. The journey is rewarding as you pass by a vibrant local market to see the local produce sold by the tribesmen of the area. The possibility of spotting the endemic Nepenthes Rajah growing wild is real on this trip. Visit the Botanical Gardens for more on the local flora and fauna. We now head to the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park to relax, swim or snorkel. A river cruise is next starting from the town of Beaufort, search for wildlife & marvel at the beauty of fireflies congregating on the tree canopies. We now head to Mulu and visit the marvelous limestone caves here. This site is known for holding many records in terms of cave height, width, and length. We visit Deer Cave, Wind Cave, and the Clearwater cave and spring. We watch millions of bats fly out of the caves and marvel at natures unique creations. Once again, we start a climb up a steep mountain to get a bird’s eye view of the Pinnacles. Mt. Api. is a great place to climb and for great views of the rock formations standing like knives against the hardy mountain trees. A great tour which covers many experiences in a short time.
This is an adventure tour like no other, we start with a trip to the highest and most sacred peak in Sarawak and experience an enthralling 4-wheel drive. The climb up the peak is through the northern flank which offers some stunning panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. We will stop at the Church Camp, the largest evangelical mountain church in the nation. We return to Lepo Bunga, where you’ll transfer to a homestay by 4-wheel drive. We spend an invigorating 3 day exploring the pristine northern highlands by 4-wheel drive. The exploration includes a trip to the Buduk Bui salt spring. We spend a night at a homestay and start early for a trek to Bukit Sarui, which gives us an immense panoramic view. We drive up to the Merarp Hot Springs, surrounded by the beautiful Lun Bawang Villages. The magnificent Batu Lawi towers overhead as you enjoy the amazing natural relaxation offered by the hot spring. We then travel to Lawas to see the Long Lidung riverine tagang system. Feed the fish before continuing to the city. One fast-paced tour to energize you up.
A tour that takes you from the depths of the seas to the mountain peaks. We start in Kuching and move to the pristine rainforest of Permai. The resort itself has 3 species of monkeys and the area is rich in both flora and fauna to explore. A night walk offers an unforgettable new perspective. We go out into the sea on a kayaking expedition along the coast of the Santubong Peninsula to reach the small remote beach of Teluk Pasir. Camp the night at the beach, start a fire, listen to the birds and enjoy a refreshing sunrise. The return trip is through jungle trekking in the pristine primary rainforest. We go on a mangrove sunset cruise in the forest of Kuching Wetlands National Park. This is where we keep an eye open for the elusive proboscis monkeys & the estuarine crocodile. Watch the spectacular show of fireflies that light up the mangrove trees like Christmas trees. We now shift to the deep dark caves of Mulu, a UNESCO world heritage site holding many records in terms of cave height, width, and length. Understand how they were formed and explore its beauty. We visit Deer Cave, with the largest cave passage in the world, before watching millions of bats exit to hunt at dusk. We also visit a local village by boat before stopping at Wind Cave, the King’s Chamber, and the peaceful Clearwater Cave and Spring. It is time to start our trek up the steep Mt. Api. The view from the top is spectacular, as are the rock formations standing like knives against the hardy mountain trees. These are the Pinnacles. A tour that introduces you to everything Borneo.
A truly definitive tour this is a collection of the best Kuching and Kota Kinabalu have to offer. Kota Kinabalu is popularly referred to the land below the wind as it is below the 4059 meters high Mt Kinabalu. We head into the mountains to enjoy incredible views of the wild jungles of Borneo. We visit local markets and look at local produce sold by the tribesmen of the area. The trek gives us the chance to see Nepenthes Rajah grow wild before exploring more flora in the Botanical Gardens. The coral island in the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park is where we are now headed for some well-deserved relaxation, swimming or snorkeling. We take a boat cruise on the river from the town of Beaufort. This is the time to look out for endemic wildlife & marvel at the glittering array of fireflies as they congregate on the tree canopies. Our exploration of incredible nature continues at Bako National Park – a perfect introduction to the local flora & wildlife. We take a boat journey to see the primary forest full of botanical treasures and home to the probosci's monkey & other wildlife. Understand the conservation efforts at the Semenggoh Nature Reserve. We add a bit of luxury and local tribal culture on the visit to Batang Ai and the idyllic Aiman Batang Ai Resort & Retreat. A visit to a longhouse to interact with the former headhunters of Borneo is followed by a demonstration including sounding their gongs and performing a war dance in full ceremonial regalia. This tour will be a experience to talk about for years to come.
The tour starts with an enchanting visit to the city of Kota Kinabalu. Explore its monuments like the Menara Tun Mustapha, its temples, Mosques, and markets. It’s now time to take a scenic drive and reach Kinabalu Park. This is where the famous canopy walkway can be experienced. The Mountain Garden with its collection of orchids & plants is a must see. Take a boat to a remote coral island in Tunku Abdul Rahman Park for a day of swimming, snorkeling, and relaxation. We now reach the UNESCO world heritage site of Mulu Caves. These are one of the largest cave systems in the world. Walk through the forest to Lang and Deer Cave, the latter of which contains the world’s largest underground passage. View the bat colony of the caves stream out in the evening. Up the adventure quotient a little and take off on a 12 km long trek through pristine rainforest. This is the traditional trail of the historic headhunting tribes. Visit an Iban longhouse by boat and interact with the local tribes. There is never a dull moment on this tour.
This is a tour designed for explorers, from the city sights and sounds of Kuching to the markets of Malay Kampongs, from the national parks to river cruises and trekking. The exploration of the extensive cave system of Borneo is followed by understanding the conservation efforts for the native wildlife at Semenggoh Nature Reserve. Kayaking to reach a native Bidayuh village to some relaxation at the Permai Rainforest Resort. The excitement never ends as you go looking for the estuarine crocodile the mangrove fireflies and the elusive Proboscis monkey. Explore the region before flying away to the Northern Highlands. This is the homeland of the indigenous Kelabit tribe. This entire region is known for its peaceful agricultural atmosphere. Visit the Ulung Palang Longhouse, the Bario school, and the oldest longhouse in the region. Explore the salt springs which are the source of the famous Bario Salt. The area is rich in archeological sites including remnants of the region’s ancient people. We will get a chance to visit the mighty Batu Narit Arur Bilit, and the Batu Ipak Upai Semaring. This is a tour that takes you off the beaten track.
This is a tour designed for the explorer in you. It starts with the city attraction of Kuching like the Urang Sarawak Gallery, Waterfront, and colonial buildings. Nature and its conservation is a major theme and we explore conservation efforts and the vast endemic flora and fauna at Semenggoh Nature Reserve and Bako National Park. The traditional lifestyle is included with a touch of luxury when visiting the Aiman Batang Ai Resort & Retreat. Local Markets and boat rides are how we reach here. Visit the former headhunters of Borneo after riding a traditional longboat to a native longhouse. A traditional war dance in full ceremonial regalia will be the highlight of this visit. The Bako National Park is the perfect place to see Sarawak’s fauna & wildlife. Experience primary forest with botanical treasures as well as the elusive proboscis monkey and many other wildlife species. The next stop is the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mulu Caves. Many of the caves in the region hold world records for size, height, or length. Visit Lang’s Cave, Deer Cave, Wind Cave and the Clearwater Cave and springs. This is a medium length tour covering many aspects of the beauty of the region and its diversity.
Though densely populated, Malaysia offers a mighty adventurous landscape. Between peninsular Malaysia and Bornean Malaysia, you have your pick of misty mountains, mesmerising cave systems, pristine beaches and verdant forests. Kinabalu Park is not only famous for its wildlife. It is named after the tallest mountain in Malaysia, Mount Kinabalu, at over 13,000 feet. The largest caves in the world, the Mulu caves are found in East Malaysia and the impressive Sarawak Chamber from this cave system is the largest cave chamber in the world. Whether you have a taste for scaling up mountains for the best view of the countryside or adventure caving underground for a closer look at subterranean worlds, ProVacation has the activity for you. After getting your adrenaline pumping, lie back on a gorgeous beach on one of Malaysia’s many islands, ringed by coral reefs and gentle blue waters. Go snorkelling amid flocks of colourful tropical fish on Redang Island or just relax on a sandy beach in Langkawi. Hike through a rainforest, sail around the islands of the South China Sea and leave your cares behind in the city.
Malaysian cuisine is a stalwart of the region with a complex interplay of flavours and influences from Malayan, Chinese, Indian, ethnic Bornean, Dutch, British, Portuguese traditions to name just the main ones. Due to shared cultural practices and geographical proximity, Malaysian food has much in common with Singaporean and Indonesian cuisines such as versions of satay, laksa, sambal and rendang. Tramp through the food markets and street food stalls of Penang. Savour some Indian Malay food from a ‘Mamak stall’ and the famous white coffee in Ipoh. From the wide range of fresh tropical fruit available here, try a mangosteen with breakfast. Relish the flavours of chilli, coconut, lemongrass in your shrimp and fish curries, served with fragrant white rice. Satisfy your sweet tooth with a variety of desserts made with palm sugar, shaved ice, coconut milk, grains and jaggery. From Michelin-starred chefs in big establishments to hole-in-the-wall eateries, this is one culinary journey you’re never going to forget.
Malaysia’s varied demographics and history of being ruled by a number of peoples has resulted in a vibrant amalgamation of cultures. Visit south east Asia’s largest temple, Kek Lok Si, in Penang. See the replica of the palace of the Malacca Sultanate. Intricately carved wood, brightly decorated temples, terraced houses, brick and glass buildings and bamboo walls speak of a Chinese, Tamil, Javanese, Buddhist, Portuguese, Baroque, Malay and Islamic influences in architecture. Traditional textiles such as batik and songket, beaded jewellery, Malay martial arts and dance forms, a tradition of shadow puppet theatre (wayangkulit), the use of musical instruments like the serunai and rebab, and Malaysian literary traditions all reflect this glorious mixture of influences. Malaysia’s museums, art galleries, marketplaces, theatres are overflowing with treasures for the discerning tourist.
Along with peninsular Malaysia, part of the island of Borneo makes up the modern political borders of Malaysia. Surrounded by the South China Sea and shared among Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei, Borneo holds one of the oldest rainforests in the world, estimated to be about 140 million years old. Several of the species endemic to the region originated from ancient Borneo and this island is a gateway to some of Malaysia’s most popular tourist spots including the Kota Kinabalu and Sarawak districts. From spotting the Bornean orangutan to seeing one of the world’s longest underground rivers in the Clearwater Cave, Borneo is a glimpse into the fascinating natural history of the Earth. For lovers of wildlife and adventure, Borneo is a must-visit.
If you’re not the most comfortable in nature, Malaysia still has you covered. While the glittering city of Kuala Lumpur gets most of the attention from guide books and tourists, it is not the only hub of urban entertainment in Malaysia. Visit quaint Ipoh and ornate George Town with its colonial era architecture, beautiful temples and mouth-watering street food. Explore vibrant Kota Kinabalu and Malacca City’s buzzing night markets. And of course, admire the breath-taking view from the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur. These towers are the tallest twin towers in the world. Pay your respects at the Sri Mahamariamman Temple and National Mosque. Visit Kuala Lumpur’s fantastic museums including the ones dedicated to pewter and numismatics. Get a taste of Malaysia’s wildlife in the more comfortable surroundings of the National Zoo and Aquaria KLCC. Shop for local specialties in Central Market and high street and designer goods at Suria KLCC. Wander through Kuala Lumpur’s marvellous China Town and be sure to sample the local delicacies everywhere. As the official tourism slogan implies, Malaysia truly is the heart of Asia.