Discover Malaysia

12 day Holiday Idea - from £1239

Experience the buzz of Kuala Lumpur with its gleaming skyscrapers and lush green parks, before collecting your car for a self-drive taking in the cool Cameron Highlands and historic Penang for some relaxation. Then fly to Borneo for an incredible wildlife experience observing Orangutans and Turtles.


  • Time in Kuala Lumpur
  • Penang Beach
  • Scenic Cameron Highlands
  • Borneo Orangutans
  • Historic Georgetown
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Your Itinerary

Day 1 - Kuala Lumpur

You will be met on arrival at Kuala Lumpur airport and transferred to the centrally located Swiss Garden Hotel for a 3 night stay in Malaysia’s impressive capital city. The Swiss Gardens is close to Chinatown and the main shopping area and overlooks the famous Petronas Twin Towers. Explore the city on foot or by public transport – you’ll find it easy to get around. If you have time, the bird aviary and butterfly house of Lake Gardens are just amazing.

Day 4 - Cameron Highlands

This morning an air conditioned car will be delivered to your hotel for an easy drive north to the Cameron Highlands. Malaysia’s roads are well signed and maintained and the scenery is stunning. The Lakehouse is an ideal base for exploring the Cameron Highlands region, famous for its forests and tea plantations.

Day 6 - Penang

Continue your drive to the holiday island of Penang – there is a bridge onto the island – for three relaxing days at the Bayview Hotel beside Batu Ferringhi beach. With the independence of your own car you can explore the island at your own pace, including a trip to historic Georgetown and a visit to Penang Hill for some spectacular views.

Day 9 - Selingan Island

Leave your car at Penang airport and fly to Sandakan on the Island of Borneo. Spend the night at the Four Points by Sheraton before beginning your three day Borneo Wildlife Experience tour the next day. Discover the amazing wildlife of the area including turtles, orangutans and many more unique species.

Day 12 - Farewell

Say a fond farewell to Malaysia as you are transferred to Sandakan airport for your return overnight flight to the UK.

12 day Holiday Idea - from £1239

With flights from £1959

Choose the accommodation you prefer:

Kuala Lumpur – From the green spaces of KLCC park to the Bukit Bintang shopping region, a wide choice of hotels are available in all the best locations and for all budgets

Cameron Highlands – A variety of hotels from modern tourist class to traditional country style.

Penang – Choose from graceful icons with old world charm to modern beachfront resorts, Penang has a wide choice of hotel to suit everyone.

Borneo – Jungle lodges, traditional longhouses, modern city hotels and luxury beachfront escapes. Combine a variety of these for the ultimate holiday

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All prices are per person, based on 2 sharing a twin or double room. Seasonal variations may apply, please call Freedom Destinations for more information and availability.

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Holiday Ideas

This suggested itinerary shows the type of holiday you can enjoy with Freedom Destinations. It can be booked as it is or changed to suit your requirements. Your holiday idea includes:

  • 3 nights hotel in Kuala Lumpur
  • 2 nights hotel in Cameron Highlands
  • 3 nights hotel in Penang
  • 1 night hotel Sandakan
  • 2 nights Borneo Wildlife Experience
  • Breakfast throughout
  • Airport transfers

You can:

  • Choose different hotels or resorts
  • Add day tours and activities in the places you visit
  • Extend your stay in any of the locations

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