Imagine Malaysia and Borneo

Sandakan, Kinabatangan River, Danum Valley, Kuala Lumpur, Malacca, Tioman Island
12 nights private tour from $6,300 Per person

Journey through the exciting contrasts of mainland Malaysia from the towering modern city of KL to Malaysia's culinary hot spot, Penang, before flying to the extraordinary wildlife-filled jungles of Borneo home to tropical rainforests, rare and endemic wildlife and spectacular island paradises. You will be taken on a magical trip to absorb the majestic highlights of this country.

Imagine Malaysia and Borneo
At a glance
  • Combine the world-renowned highlights of Malaysia and Borneo, perfect for first timers to Malaysia, an intrepid mix for adventure seekers and culture enthusiasts alike

  • Dive into the bustling energy of Kuala Lumpur before immersing yourself in the culinary scene and rich heritage of Penang

  • Submerge yourself in the depth and beauty that awaits you in Borneo

  • Trek jungles, cruise meandering rivers, soak up the abundance of the wildlife chorus that will fill your ears

Journey highlights
  • Combine the world-renowned highlights of Malaysia and Borneo, perfect for first timers to Malaysia, an intrepid mix for adventure seekers and culture enthusiasts alike

  • Dive into the bustling energy of Kuala Lumpur before immersing yourself in the culinary scene and rich heritage of Penang

  • Submerge yourself in the depth and beauty that awaits you in Borneo

  • Trek jungles, cruise meandering rivers, soak up the abundance of the wildlife chorus that will fill your ears

Our tailor made journeys include:
  • Your dedicated Travel Consultant who will take care of arrangements
  • Private international airport transfers in destination
  • Your own private, English-speaking local guides
  • Unique experiences, hand-picked by our Journeys team
  • Entrance to must-see local sites
  • Dedicated 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • Complimentary access to My Scott Dunn – industry-leading travel app providing pre-departure information and in-journey support

When to visit

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Best time to visit
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Malaysia experiences a tropical climate with high levels of humidity and warm temperatures throughout the year. Generally speaking, the best time to visit Malaysian Borneo and Malaysia's east coast is between the months of March to September. During this time, rainfall is at its lowest and it is the best time to see orangutans in the wild.


Price Guide: (Per person based on double occupancy and excludes international flights)

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  • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
  • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
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November $6,600 $1,600 plan your trip
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February $6,600 $1,600 plan your trip
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    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $6,600
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    $1,600
  • June
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    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $6,600
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    $1,600
  • July
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $6,800
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    $1,700
  • August
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $6,800
    Deposit from*
    $1,700
  • September
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $6,600
    Deposit from*
    $1,600
  • October
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $6,800
    Deposit from*
    $1,700
  • November
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $6,600
    Deposit from*
    $1,600
  • December
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $6,800
    Deposit from*
    $1,700
  • January
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $6,800
    Deposit from*
    $1,700
  • February
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $6,600
    Deposit from*
    $1,600
  • March
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $6,800
    Deposit from*
    $1,700
  • April
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $6,800
    Deposit from*
    $1,700
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Itinerary

Day 1-3

Kuala Lumpur

Once you have settled in at your hotel and enjoyed the open-air rooftop Sky Bar and pool it is time to explore the highlights of Kuala Lumpur.  Your private guide will show you the hidden side of the city from bustling Chow Kit Market to Little India. Interact with locals and experience the varied sites, smells and sounds of one of Asia's growing cities. Your guide will take you to see the beautiful Masjid Jamek mosque, one of the regions most reputable before exploring Chinatown where you will enjoy tea in a traditional tea house.

Accommodation: Traders Hotel, Kuala Lumpur ( 2 nights )
Day 3-6

West Coast

Fly to Penang, the foodie capital of Malaysia, known for its fruit farms and delicious culinary scene. Wander the markets sampling local food or independently explore the UNESCO World Heritage site of Georgetown. Or why not taker a cycling tour of Penang's countryside?  Allowing you to explore the hidden charms of rural life and take the opportunity to meet residents of the local villages. Meander along laneways and across lush paddy fields and rolling hills seeing a different side to this beautiful island. You will also enjoy a heritage culinary walking tour of bustling Georgetown where you will have the opportunity to sample some of the local delicacies from steamed buns with roast port to delectable dim sum.

Accommodation: 23LoveLane ( 3 nights )
Day 6-7

Sandakan and Sepilok

This is where your Borneo adventure begins.  Enjoy one night to relax in the stylish and sustainable eco-lodge at MY Nature Resort in Sandakan, before continuing on your journey deeper into the lush Borneo Rainforest. 

Accommodation: MY Nature Resort ( 1 night )
Day 7-9

Kinabatangan River

Only accessible by boat, along the beautiful Kinabatangan River, arrive at the rustic stilted lodge of Abai Jungle Lodge. The perfect base to enjoy trekking through the tropical rainforests and cruising along the mesmerising meandering rivers as they carve their way through the jungle, you will spot an amazing array of rare and endemic wildlife including orangutans, proboscis monkeys and pygmy elephants.

Accommodation: Abai Jungle Lodge ( 2 nights )
Day 9-11

Danum Valley and Tabin

Staying in one of Borneo’s most sought after lodges, here you will enjoy comfort and the most impressive area of jungle where you will awake to natures orchestra before spending your days navigating the river ways in search of some of Asia's rarest and most enchanting wildlife.  Also boasting a stunning canopy walkway through the treetops with multiple viewing platforms where you can spot orangutans, gibbons and elephants.

Accommodation: Borneo Rainforest Lodge ( 2 nights )
Day 11-13

Islands and Beaches

Arrive by boat for your last stop on your epic Malaysia and Borneo adventure at the enchanting Gaya Island. Here you will find golden sands, coral reefs, crystal clear waters and nestled into the island dense jungle lies Gaya Island Resort - the perfect location to while away time spent snorkelling or relaxing with a book before your return home.

Accommodation: Gaya Island Resort ( 2 nights )
We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you.
Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your holiday.

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When to visit

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  • M
  • J
  • J
  • A
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  • O
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Best time to visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit

Malaysia experiences a tropical climate with high levels of humidity and warm temperatures throughout the year. Generally speaking, the best time to visit Malaysian Borneo and Malaysia's east coast is between the months of March to September. During this time, rainfall is at its lowest and it is the best time to see orangutans in the wild.

Imagine Malaysia and Borneo
Imagine Malaysia and Borneo

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itineraryis a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your holiday.

Plan your trip

Why Scott Dunn?

At Scott Dunn, we live and breathe travel. An insatiable appetite to discover the world runs through everything we do. We relish the planning and revel in the detail. We know it’s the smallest touches that make the biggest difference, and we stop at nothing to make every trip not only exceptional but totally unique.

  • Every itinerary is crafted from scratch, based around exactly what’s important to you
  • Packed full of unique experiences, hand-picked by our journeys team
  • Expert local guides enrich your experience in every destination
  • Your own dedicated Travel Specialist who will take care of every detail of your trip
  • We have a 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • We offer flexibility and financial protection to give you total peace of mind

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