For most foreign visitors, Malaysia’s humid climate rules out strenuous sea-level physical activity. The sticky equatorial weather, however, is no impediment to trekking in the rainforests of Borneo or kayaking off the coast of Sabah and is transcended completely during the ascent of mighty Kota Kinabalu –Malaysia’s signature outdoor experience.
Our consultants have plenty of other ideas for active fun during your holiday. How about a guided ascent of Gunung Api, in Sarawak’s Gunung Mulu National Park, to see the awesome, razor-edged Pinnacles or an underground trek through the world’s largest and most spectacular cave system in the same reserve?
Malaysia’s exceptionally well-set-up National Parks offer numerous possibilities for jungle exploration. Enjoy the country’s finest tract of rainforest at Belum on the mainland, where you can follow trails leading to Rafflesia plants in full bloom and swim with giant mahseer fish in pools fed by crashing waterfalls. At Bako, in Sarawak, a network of trails winds along mangrove-lined rivers to sandy beaches backed by cliffs and rainforest inhabited by proboscis monkeys and huge monitor lizards, while at the nearby Tabin wildlife reserve, a mineral-rich water hole is a hot spot for nocturnal tarsier, flying squirrels and civet cats.
However you wish to experience Malaysia’s landscape and biodiversity, we’ll be able to advise you on the best options and make sure all the logistics are taken care of.