Malaysia tailor made vacation

Explore the jungle, the city and the beaches on this 12 night tailor made tour of some of Malaysia’s top highlights.
Kuala Lumpur Bukit Teresek walk the world’s longest suspension bridge Lata Berkoh cascades Kuala Tembeling Taman Negara Langkawi
US $1695 excluding flights
14 Days
Tailor made
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Price includes private transfers, accommodation, tours & meals where indicated.
Prices vary according to standard of accommodation & season & are per person based on 2 people sharing on bed & breakfast basis
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Description of Malaysia tailor made vacation

Price information

US $1695 excluding flights
Price includes private transfers, accommodation, tours & meals where indicated.
Prices vary according to standard of accommodation & season & are per person based on 2 people sharing on bed & breakfast basis
Make enquiry

Departure information

This trip is tailor made with departures available throughout the year

Travel guides

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Vacation information

Tailor made tour:
We offer a complete tailor made service allowing you to decide when you go, where to stay and what to do, to create a unique vacation for your individual requirements by our travel experts. We would be happy to telephone you to discuss your requirements and options. Our staff have intimate knowledge of this destination, so do please include your telephone number when you complete the inquiry form.
Dietary requirements:
We can cater for vegetarian and vegan diets.


1 Reviews of Malaysia tailor made vacation

3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 09 Nov 2022 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

For, the bird watching at Fraser Hill. Great guide Cheong Weng Chun.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Ipoh not really worth a visit. Birdwatching excellent.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

As it was mainly a city vacation I didn't feel that I had much impact. I guess we helped the guides and and Grab drivers and of course restaurants and hawkers.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

The vacation was good largely to a great guide, Chandra. The planning of the trip took a lot of organising and I felt that the operator didn't really get or listen to what I wanted. Because of many mistakes particularly on dates, hotels and activities I ended up sourcing the flight, Singapore and Penang myself. I wouldn't suggest a stopover in Ipoh and the hotel that was booked was not the same standard as the ones previously used. The hotels in Malacca and Kuala Lumpur were good although I did see a hotel from the same Autograph chain in Kuala Lumpur that was half the prices and just as nice,Stripes.

Read the operator's response here:

Hi Jane, I'm glad you enjoyed your birdwatching experience in Malaysia. I am sorry the vacation wasn't organised quite to your expectations. We specialise in end to end complete tailor made journeys around Malaysia and Borneo and as we went back and forth to try and slot in complex specialised tours with the components you wanted to book yourself, it did get a little tricky in places to weave in the various elements. I would like the opportunity to speak to you directly about your accommodation as we know the hotels you've mentiond very well indeed and although there is a huge range of lovely hotels in Kuala Lumpur at different price points, I did propose some of our favourites that you agreed were your preference at the time of booking.

With regards to your trip having impact, after having visiting Malaysia myself last month, you are totally right that your visit to a recovering tourism economy offers very welcome benefits to the local community - especially in some of the more remote areas you included on your tour. Malaysia is very happy to have us back and thank you for continuing to explore the world responsibly!

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet and people

On this tour you will visit Taman Negara (which literally means National Park in Malay), generally regarded as the world’s oldest rainforest at 130 million years old. The Park was declared a National Park in 1938 and is the most extensive protected area of pristine lowland and evergreen rainforest in Malaysia. The Park authorities are dedicated to educating visitors in the importance of protecting this environmentally sensitive area by encouraging them not to stray from dedicated paths and avoid dropping litter and damaging flora and fauna. The Park Authorities spend time maintaining the paths to avoid erosion and ensuring visitors travel to sights in small groups to minimise impact. Taman Negara only employs local guides to accompany clients and all food in the Park is sourced locally, helping the local rural communities wherever possible. Local farmers benefit by selling their produce to the resort and the fact that it is produced locally reduces the impact of overland transport from the city.

The Frangipani Resort in Langkawi is the first eco-friendly hotel on the island. While the management understand it is impossible to build a resort which has no impact whatsoever on the region, they feel the small things they do can lead to big changes. The hotel has a truly impressive list of environmentally friendly practices which range from the major to small, individual touches. They have an on-site water treatment plant to recycle the Resort’s waste water, some of which is used to flush the toilets in communal areas and water the tropical gardens.

As well as recycling water the Resort understands the need for water conservation and they are aiming for a mains water usage of at most 10%. To try and achieve this they practice simple everyday things like watering the gardens early morning or late evening to reduce the evaporation rate, use large water tanks to harvest rain water and take advantage of water available from an underground well to water the organic garden. They are also planning on building a rainwater filtration system so they can make full use of this natural harvest.

The Resort has also set aside an area as a natural wetland which attracts such wildlife as water hens, cattle egrets, water monitor lizards, tortoise, terrapin and catfish. The wetland also acts as a natural water filter - after sewage water has been treated in the septic tanks, the gray water is channelled to the wetlands area where the aquatic plants such as water hyacinth and water spinach further treat the gray water by absorbing phosphate, ammonia and urea.

The Resort has an on-site organic garden and nursery where some of the fruit and vegetables are grown for use in the Resort - this includes things like mango, papaya, jackfruit, okra, corn, spinach and cucumber. They have a duck and chicken rearing facility on-site where the birds are reared for meat in the Resort, which of course reduces the need for transportation, plus some of their eggs are sold to a local salted egg producer to generate extra revenue.

Being generally a very sunny island, the use of solar energy is very important to the resort and is used to heat water which avoids the need for a boiler. The Resort has a comprehensive recycling scheme in place which includes the recycling of the usual items like paper and aluminium cans, but also extends to plastic, steel and batteries. Old but still useful furniture from guestrooms is used in staff quarters. The kitchen waste is composted and turned into organic fertiliser to use in the on-site organic garden. Not only does this save the Resort money but it actually makes them money in received revenue for thier recycled items.

The Frangipani Resort encourages the staff to get involved with the Resort’s environmental practices, again in small ways. Housekeeping staff are trained to turn off all room appliances at the wall if rooms are left unoccupied, and security staff turn off all compound lighting at dawn. All staff are instructed to turn off lights and conserve energy in staff quarters & offices. The management has a reward system in place for staff who come up with good environmental practices and they encourage guests to plant a tree.

The Resort is also very aware of their responsibility to the local community and as a result they have adopted 2 local schools which they organise environmental education activities for. The staff try and educate other hotels in their green principles and they have ‘adopted’ a local village to foster a good relationship and educate them in similar environmental practices, which not only helps Langkawi but the villagers themselves.

Our Malaysia ground agents only employ local, knowledgeable driver-guides to accompany our clients. This helps support local people and thus the local economy by keeping the business in the country.

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