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Combine a beach escape, city break and rainforest adventure on this 10-night family itinerary showcasing the best of Malaysia. Begin with a stay on Kota Kinabalu's idyllic coast, where the forest meets the South China Sea, before venturing further into Borneo's rainforest for a wildlife adventure. Tour magnificent landmarks in Kuala Lumpur and discover the vibrant mix of cultures that characterise the breathtaking Penang region. 

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Itinerary includes:
  • International & domestic flights
  • Private transfers between accommodation and airports
  • All tours and activities where mentioned
  • 3 nights stay at the 5-star Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort
  • 1 night stay at the 4-star Sepilok Nature Resort
  • 2 nights stay at the 5-star Sukau Rainforest Lodge
  • 1 night stay at the 5-star Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
  • 3 nights stay at the 4-star Shangri-La Golden Sands, Penang
Day 1-2
Fly from UK to Kota Kinabalu

Your family adventure across Malaysia begins in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah's capital city and gateway to Borneo. Upon arrival, you'll be warmly welcomed by your driver and transferred to the first stop on your itinerary.

Day 2-5
3 nights stay at Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort

Nestled between an immaculate beach and an expansive swathe of lush forestry, Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort occupies a prime location in Malaysia's Borneo. Boasting an array of incredible amenities, including a kids club, spa, golf course and five dining venues, the resort has something on offer for the whole family.

Day 3-4
Kayaking & Mamutik Island

With vistas of tropical forestry and turquoise ocean waters, immerse yourself in the captivating beauty of the region on a kayak excursion, an activity that will be fun for the whole family. 

Add a visit to Mamutik Island to your itinerary and spend a day on the remote island enjoying a variety of exploratory marine activities. The island is surrounded by a great diversity of marine life, including clownfish, eels, stingrays, manta rays, barracuda, and blacktip reef sharks, and offers fantastic swimming and snorkelling opportunities.

Day 5
Fly from Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan

It's time to say goodbye to the coast and venture deeper into Borneo as you check out of the hotel and meet your driver for a transfer to the local airport, where you'll depart to Sandakan. Upon arrival, you'll be greeted once again by your driver and transferred to your next accommodation.  

Day 5-6
1 night stay at Sepilok Nature Resort

Surrounded by bright tropical foliage, Sepilok Nature Resort is a picture-perfect forest hideaway. The resort's accommodation is largely derived from natural sources and features private outdoor spaces overlooking the river, minimising harm to the surrounding ecosystem while providing guests with an immersive experience in this magnificent environment. 

Day 5
Sepilok Oranguatan Rehabilitation Centre

Whilst in Sepilok, you'll visit the nearby Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre. Home to over fifty orangutans and numerous bird species, as well as sun bears, the rehabilitation centre is one of four across the world, providing visitors with the rare opportunity to intimately view these incredible creatures. 

Day 6
Road transfer from Sandakan to Kinabatangan River

In the morning, you will be transferred from Sepilok Nature Resort to Sukau Rainforest Lodge, an award-winning ecolodge nestled on the banks of the meandering Kinabatangan River.

Day 6-8
2 nights stay at Sukau Rainforest Lodge

Encircled by the Kinabatangan River, Sukau Rainforest Lodge is an award-winning luxury eco-lodge residing in the heart of an untamed rainforest. Affording guests unparalleled access to the surrounding environment, the lodge is the ideal setting to take in the region's natural beauty in all its splendour, whether you're lounging at the pool, dining at the riverside restaurant or even from the comfort of your room. 

Day 6-7
Rainforest Adventures

Borneo, a booming eco-destination, offers a plethora of exciting family excursions. Begin your day at the lodge with a cruise along the Kinabatangan River to Kelenanap oxbow lake, an awe-inspiring tour where you'll witness macaques, orangutans, proboscis monkeys, and pygmy elephants, among other animals. After breakfast, a resident naturalist will lead you on a guided tour of Hornbill Boardwalk and Attenborough Boardwalk before taking you on another river excursion. The river cruise, which takes place three times a day, will allow you to see as many different wildlife species as possible throughout your stay.

Day 8
Fly from Borneo to Kuala Lumpur

It's time to trade unruly rainforests for sprawling cityscapes as you check out of the lodge and meet your driver for a transfer to the local airport. From there, you'll depart to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia's capital. 

Day 8-9
1 night stay at Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Situated within an idyllic garden, Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur is a luxury resort located moments away from some of the city's most sought-after attractions. The resort features a resort-style swimming pool, a tranquil spa, a fitness centre, and convenient access to a range of family-friendly activities.

Day 8
Kuala Lumpur

Add a city tour of Kuala Lumpur to your itinerary and make the most of your short stay here. Leading you through the city's most notable sites, including PETRONAS Twin Towers, King's Palace and National Mosque, and the National Museum, the tour will showcase both the rich heritage and innovative contemporary culture of Kuala Lumpur. In the evening, venture out to the city's vibrant Chinatown, a vibrant culinary hub with lively streets fringed by an array of food stalls. 

Day 9
Fly from Kuala Lumpur to Penang

Your final destination in Malaysia awaits you. Once you've checked out of the hotel, you'll be greeted by your driver and transferred to the local airport for a flight up to Penang, located in Malaysia's northwest region. Upon arrival, you'll be greeted by your driver and transferred to the last stop on your itinerary.

Day 9-12
3 nights stay at Shangri-La Golden Sands Penang

Sprawled across Batu Feringgi beach on Penang's northern coastline, Shangri-La Golden Sands Penang is a modern luxury resort encompassing a private garden, expansive pool, four excellent dining venues, a kids club and an exceptional spa. Spend your final days in Malaysia here lounging on the resort's private beachfront, hiking through the natural landscapes that surround the resort and soaking up the views from the comfort of your own private balcony. 

Day 10
Little India & Kek Lok Si Temple

Penang, a melting pot of cultures, is brimming with wonderful sights that will leave you in awe. Spend your first day in Penang exploring Little India, an Indian cultural enclave filled with bustling markets, boutique shops, and gorgeous temples, including Penang's oldest, Sri Mahamariamman Temple. Then, add a visit to the 130-year-old Kek Lok Si Temple to your itinerary, the country's largest temple. 

Day 12-13
Fly from Penang to UK

Following an incredible family adventure across Malaysia, it's time to begin your journey home. Meet your driver one final time for a transfer to the local airport and depart back to the UK.

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Itinerary includes:
  • International & domestic flights
  • Private transfers between accommodation and airports
  • All tours and activities where mentioned
  • 3 nights stay at the 5-star Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort
  • 1 night stay at the 4-star Sepilok Nature Resort
  • 2 nights stay at the 5-star Sukau Rainforest Lodge
  • 1 night stay at the 5-star Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
  • 3 nights stay at the 4-star Shangri-La Golden Sands, Penang
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