based on 13 nights inc. flights & selected experiences
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Finish the trip on the island of Langkawi, where jungle clad interiors are complimented by white-sand beaches.
Spend a couple of days in Kuching, where there are plenty of activities and excursions to choose from, including national parks or foodie tours
Take in the dramatic scenery of Mulu National Park, and venture into the incredible caves
Kuching is close to the famous Semenggok Orangutan Centre, where you can see Borneo's most famous primate
Like the rest of Borneo's climate is hot and humid. Expect temperatures in the high 20s and low 30s throughout the lowlands. The state’s rainfall averages about 300cm annually and though it rains throughout the year, the heaviest rainfall generally occurs between October and January.
Langkawi has a coastal tropical climate year round, with temperatures ranging from 23°C in the early parts of the year to 34°C towards the end of the year. The wet monsoon season is from April to October making the best time to visit from November to March. The rain starts falling the whole month of June. If you are wary of crowd the try to avoid the Malaysian school holidays as the island becomes very busy during these periods.
This itinerary takes in the culture of Kuching and the dramatic caves and scenery of Mulu National Park, finishing on the glorious beaches of the island of Langkawi. This is a great option for those seeking a mix of adventure and luxury.
Start your trip with a night in Malaysia's capital, Kuala Lumpur. Relax after your flight or if you are feeling energetic, why not visit some of the city's cultural sites such as the Petronas Towers, or sample some of the delicious streetfood at one of the markets.
Next fly to Kuching, which is in the Sarawak district on the island of Borneo. Kuching has an interesting history, and was once the home of the famous British 'White Rajah' dynasty, whose rule ended in 1946.
There is plenty to see and do in Kuching depending on your interests. We have included a guided food tour of Kuching as part of this itinerary or you could visit local villages or even enjoy a bespoke cooking class. It is possible to head further afield to visit Bako or Kubah National Park, or the Semenggok Orangutan Centre.
From Kuching, fly further inland to Mulu National Park, which has some of the most diverse and dramatic scenery in Borneo. During your stay here, we have included a visit to the park's incredible caves where your guide will tell you about the geology and history of the area. After spending time underground you will venture through the treetops on adventurous canopy walks.
Fly back to Kuching today and partake in an included cycling tour of the waterfront. Later, why not explore the diverse waterfront at your own leisure, enjoying local buskers and markets by day and at night enjoy the mellow sounds of the call to prayer.
The last part of your trip will see you journey to Langkawi; a lush tropical island off the west coast of Malaysia. Surrounded by the turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea, Langkawi offers visitors a combination of jungle clad interior, picturesque paddy fields and white-gold sand. This is the perfect place to end your trip seeing the highlights of Sarawak and Langkawi.
Only 37 kilometres from Kuching, Bako is Sarawak's oldest national park. Renowned for its biodiversity, the park offers a wonderful opportunity to see an amazing array of Borneo's flora and fauna.
Take to two wheels for a few hours to explore the traditional villages on the outskirts of Kuching, and visit colourful markets. This fun cycling tour is a great way to get a bit more off the beaten track and to see the day to day lives of the locals.
Malaysia is a wonderfully diverse country and this is reflected in the cuisine. Spend a few hours exploring the culinary side of Kuching, learning about the importance of food in daily life, and sampling some of the different dishes on offer.
Your trip to the Lang and Deer caves starts with a 45-minute walk along a plank pathway, passing through lush forest and along riverbanks. The caves are adjacent to one another, both offering impressive interiors well worth some exploration.
Borneo is still home to a number of indigenous tribes. Spend some time with the Iban tribe, learning about their history and way of life. Your visit will take you to the Iban longhouse, where once the whole community would have slept under one roof.
This half day experience is a lovely way to learn about Malaysian cuisine and to gain an insight into the everyday life of local families. You will be involved in the entire culinary process from market to table.
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