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Extraordinary Malaysia Tours & Vacation Packages


Book one of our extraordinary Malaysia tour packages from Canada for an epic vacation to this diverse and exhilarating destination. From modern cities with iconic skyscrapers to unspoiled rainforests and desert islands, Malaysia has it all.

Exoticca empowers you to step outside your comfort zone and boldly travel to exotic and unique destinations. We organize every part of your trip, leaving you to recharge and reconnect. Most of our vacation packages to Malaysia include flights, hotels, transfers, and tours.

Trips to Malaysia from Canada


A Malaysia tour offers a comprehensive break from the daily grind. It’s known as one of only 17 so-called megadiverse countries.

Malaysia boasts stunning architecture, landmarks, mosques, temples, and even Legoland. It also features the colorful houses of George Town, incredible bridges, and the extended longhouses of Sarawak. In short, there’s plenty to do and see.

Relax on white-sand beaches, trek up mountains, wander through tea plantations, or weave up wild Bornean rivers. You can also go scuba diving, visit national parks, caves, cultural villages, mangroves, and check out fabulous street art.

Top points of interest in Malaysia

The country is spread out over two distinct landmasses, so most Malaysia tours encompass diverse attractions. Check out a few of the typical destinations below.

Kuala Lumpur

The capital boasts a modern skyline crowned by the iconic 451 meter (1,480 foot) Petronas Towers. A pair of steel and glass skyscrapers look over the largest city in the country. View the city from the observation decks or cross the breathtaking sky bridge.

With a population of around two million, Kuala Lumpur is big, busy, and never boring.

Stroll through the markets and eateries of Chinatown or shop for clothes and collectibles at the Central Market. Visit the Istana Negara or National Palace to see the king’s official residence.

Malaysia features several colonial-era landmarks, like the Kuala Lumpur Railway Station and the stunning Sultan Abdul Samad Building, which faces historic Independence Square.

Bako National Park

Bako National Park is one of the smaller national parks in Southeast Asia. It’s around 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Kuching. It contains all types of vegetation, wildlife, and biodiversity and is a favored attraction on many Malaysia trips.

The coastline boasts small bays, sandy beaches, cliffs, trekking trails, boardwalks, and winding paths criss-crossing the park. Jungle streams, waterfalls, and grassy plains provide the perfect habitat for carnivorous flora like pitcher plants, sundews, and bladderworts.

Bako National Park offers sightings of the endangered and endemic proboscis monkey. You can also spot silvered langurs, long-tailed macaques, bearded pigs, plantain squirrels, monitor lizards, and otters.

A 20-minute boat ride takes you to Bako National Park. While the beaches are gorgeous, swimming isn’t advised due to crocodiles.

Batu Caves

Located seven miles north of the capital, Batu Caves is the most popular tourist site in the country and a must-see stop on Malaysia tours.

Batu Caves is the focal point of the Tamil festival of Thaipusam in the country. It’s widely visited and admired. It was dedicated to Lord Murugan, and a striking 43 meter (116 foot) gold statue guards the entrance.

Scientists have determined the limestone caves are 400 million years old. They found evidence that indigenous Temuan people used the entrances for shelter. The three main caves feature temples and Hindu shrines.


The “Cat City” is the main commercial and industrial center in the Bornean province of Sarawak. The reason for the feline name is unclear, but locals have added it to the council’s coat of arms, several statues, and even a cat museum.

The capital has many attractions within the city center, like the Sarawak Museum, and provides an excellent base for day trips

The Semenggoh Wildlife Center is an orangutan rehabilitation center that feeds semi-wild primates twice daily. Only 20 kilometers (12 miles) from the city, it’s an unmissable highlight on most tours in Malaysia. 

The city also boasts well-preserved landmarks like the Old Courthouse and Fort Margherita. The stunning Astana Palace was once the official residence of the governor.

Compact and walkable, Kuching has narrow bustling streets with Chinese temples, mosques, and traditional wooden houses. There’s colonial-era architecture and a handful of high rises.

The esplanade on the waterfront offers Malay, Chinese, and Indian delicacies against a backdrop of renovated historical buildings. Cross the pedestrian bridge over the Sarawak river, or take in the enthralling labyrinth of Chinatown.

Malaysia: Off the beaten track

We recommend blending must-see attractions with eclectic Malaysia off-the-beaten-track alternatives. Do some research to find out if there’s anything that you simply can’t miss. Here are some top picks:

  • The Tioman and Perhentian Islands on the east coast of the peninsula offer exceptional scuba diving and snorkeling. They also have a decidedly laid-back pace, allowing you to disconnect.
  • Sabah, the “land under the wind,” features 8,000 plant species, 600 bird species, and over 200 exotic mammal types. 
  • Sipadan is an island with epic scuba diving activities near Borneo. You could also climb the 4,095 meter (13,435 foot) Mount Kinabalu, the tallest in SE Asia. 
  • The Danum Valley Conservation Area boasts epic biodiversity. See rare Bornean orangutans, clouded leopards, gibbons, pygmy elephants, and tiny mouse deer.
  • Penang is home to UNESCO-listed capital George Town, a colorful, heady mix of eastern cultures.

Book your trip to Malaysia with Exoticca


We use decades of travel experience to arrange your dream Malaysia vacation. We organize everything so you can enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime trip.

Flights, hotels, tours & transfers all-inclusive

Our Malaysia vacation packages generally include flights, accommodations, transfers, and tours. A few even cover some meals. Carefully check your preferred choice before finalizing the booking.

Partially or fully guided trips to Malaysia

We offer group trips in the form of guided, independent, semi-escorted, and escorted tours to Malaysia. Each option gives you a different level of support.

Our expert local guides share their understanding of the language, culture, and customs for an educational and fulfilling experience. They prioritize your safety and security and empower you to enjoy legitimate local experiences that create lifelong memories.

Let our representatives know if you prefer a private tour, and they’ll arrange everything. Our team prepares a comprehensive itinerary that allows you to take charge of your time.

Crafted by our own travel experts

Exoticca’s travel experts have put together hundreds of packages to different locations across the world. They utilize their decades of experience and on-the-ground knowledge to create extraordinary journeys powered by local partners.

Our Malaysia tours from Canada target the most enthralling sites and exciting activities. We test-drive our itineraries to ensure they measure up to our lofty expectations. We provide spare time for relaxation and for independent exploring.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Malaysia a good place to go on vacation?


Malaysia is a good vacation spot if you enjoy diverse environments, like rainforests, beaches, deserted islands, and modern cities. The culture also combines a mix of Malay, Chinese, Indian, and European influences.

When is the best time to visit Malaysia?


Malaysia has two main seasons: dry and hot and wet and hot. It’s also spread over two land masses. December to February is typically the best time to visit the west coast. June to September is usually the best time to visit the east coast.

Is Malaysia expensive for tourists?


A holiday to Malaysia is relatively affordable, but you can cut costs even more by going in the off-season, which runs from March to June.

How many days in Malaysia are enough?


Ten days to two weeks should be sufficient to discover the country’s culture and attractions. Travel around Borneo can be slow, so you may need more time if you’re hoping for an in-depth experience.

Is Malaysia as cheap as Bali?


Bali is generally considered more affordable than Malaysia, but the costs are similar. Dining offers value for money in both countries, but shopping and nightlife expenses are lower on the Indonesian island.

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Where tropical jungles and beaches meet fast-paced cityscapes, Malaysia is one of the most multicultural and colourful countries in Asia. Over the centuries Hindu, Chinese, Malay and indigenous communities have settled on the peninsula, raising their own unique neighbourhoods in some of the main cities. 

With coastlines on the South China Sea and the Gulf of Thailand, a holiday to Malaysia is sure to be filled with unique experiences, from meeting endangered orangutans to trekking the rainforest of Sarawak or finding a slice of bliss on the remote beaches of Sipadan Island. Kuala Lumpur is the capital city and the perfect starting point for Malaysia tour package. Here, great Hindu temples coexist side by side with mosques and Chinese sanctuaries. 

Known for the famous Petronas Towers, these twin skyscrapers were once the highest in the world. Since the days of colonisation, Kuala Lumpur has managed to build its own identity mixing the best of the diversity of its citizens. The same is true of Malacca, one of the oldest cities in Malaysia, whose port has served as an important centre of maritime trade for centuries, bringing in products from India, China and the West. 

Today, this small city receives attention for its architecture and was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The beauty of Malaysia's beaches and its unspoilt nature can be found in the islands of Langkawi, or in its many national parks such as Taman Negara or Baku National Park, in Borneo, the huge island known for its population of orangutans. Characterised as one of the best regions in the world for scuba diving, the capital, Kuching is a melting-pot metropolis. From here, many excursions depart to explore the dense tropical jungles or to enjoy the rugged beauty of the coastline. 


History of Malaysia

Much of the appeal of a trip to Malaysia lies in its amazing diversity, a product of its complex and rich history. Before the arrival of European powers on the Malay Peninsula, Malaysia was home to a number of kingdoms. Hinduism and Buddhism were adopted from neighbouring countries and through contact with merchants and migrants who travelled to the peninsula. The Kingdom of Langkasuka was one of the earliest and most powerful of the Malay kingdoms and endured from the 2th-century to the 15th-century. By the time of the decline of Langkasuka, Islam had arrived in the region and the teachings spread quickly amongst Malays, resulting in the creation of the Malacca Sultanate, centred in the popular city of modern-day Malacca, a must-visit on a Malaysia holiday package. In 1511 Portuguese powers began asserting their dominance in the region, conquering Malacca following news of its wealth. Later, Dutch forces would do the same due to the importance of the city as a centre of trade. 

The British Empire followed colonising large parts of Malaysia during the 18th and 19th-centuries. During World War II many major cities and regions were occupied by the Japanese Army which ignited calls for independence and increasing nationalist ideas among Malay people. Peninsula Malaysia unified in 1946 and became known as Malaya, and over the next decade extended its territory to include North Borneo, Sarawak and Singapore, although Singapore was expelled shortly after due to political differences. Full independence from the British was declared in 1957 through peaceful diplomacy. Since its independence, Malaysia has grown steadily to become an Asian and global giant.


Nature in Malaysia

World-renowned for its ancient equatorial rainforest, Malaysia is a paradise for wildlife enthusiasts. Aside from rainbow-coloured birdlife and amazing flora, such as the largest flower in the world, the rafflesia, a holiday to Malaysia is likely to focus on the countries most unique inhabitants, such as Proboscis monkeys and orangutans. Malaysia is categorised as a megadiverse county, due to its high number of endemic species. The oldest national park in the country is the huge Taman Negara National Park, situated in the centre of the Malaysian Peninsula. 

This rich rainforest environment is one of the best places in the country to get in touch with nature and soak up the amazing biodiversity of the jungle landscapes. On a visit Taman Negara, you can look out for leopards, enjoy scenic canopy walks or cruise along the Tahan River. Another verdant oasis is the leafy Cameron Highlands, located in the hills just outside of bustling Kuala Lumpur. 

This is a favourite summer retreat for Malaysian due to its cooler high-altitude climate and visitors can enjoy scenic hiking trails and tours of the abundant tea and strawberry plantations. The Cameron Highlands is also the perfect destination to see the iconic rafflesia flowers, which grows there year-round. Malaysian Borneo is another must-visit for both beach-lovers and animal fans alike. Here you can watch orangutans in the wild, scuba dive in some of the most abundant waters in the world or find your own personal slice of bliss on a pristine white-sand beach.


Culture in Malaysia

Famed for its multi-cultural society, Malaysia is one of the few places on earth where you can smell the sweet aroma of flower garlands placed at Hindu shrines whilst simultaneously listening to the call of prayer emanating from a neighbourhood mosque. A Malaysia package holiday is a unique experience, to say the least. A melting pot of Asian cultures, Malaysia is also known for the indigenous groups of Borneo, such as the Dayak tribes whose unique traditions and practices have captivated the imaginations of travellers and explorers for centuries. 

The official language is Malay, although, like all areas of Malaysian culture, language is equally as diverse, with hundreds of languages being spoken in the country, ranging from Mandarin to Tamil, various indigenous languages and English. Traditional Malay arts and music date back to the days of the sultanates, including crafts such as carving and silversmithing. Traditional Malaysian performing arts include intricate shadow puppetry and the traditional joget dance. You cannot pass up the opportunity to watch a joget show when you visit Malaysia. 

Experience a whole continent of cultures in one beautiful and abundant country on a tour of Malaysia. From the treetops of the equatorial rainforest, home to endangered orangutans, to the twinkling lights of Kuala Lumpur’s skyline, Malaysia is a cornucopia of unique travel experiences. 


Malaysia travel information

  • Entry requirements

    Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the date you expect to leave Malaysia.

  • Visa

    Visa not required for stays up to a maximum of 90 days

  • Time zone

    UTC + 08:00.

  • Currency

    Malaysian Ringgit

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  • Electricity

    240 V. 50 Hz

  • Health

    Please consult your doctor regarding malaria prophylaxis.

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