Malaysia & Borneo Holidays

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It was another intoxicating day in Malaysia's Taman Negara National Park: steamy, exotic and wriggling with life - and that's exactly why A&K's highly professional guide came into his own. One minute he was helping our guests search for the crab-eating macaque and Malayan Peacock Pheasant, the next he had calmly slipped off his shoes and handed them to one of the group.

Clad only in a bikini and towel, she needed to escape a swarm of rampaging honeybees. Emergency over, without a sting in sight, he collected her spilt possessions from the jungle floor, before, with barefoot nonchalance, returning to identify the prolific wildlife for the fascinated guests.

Expecting the unexpected is nothing new for our highly qualified guides. They're the frontline of our large regional team, that has built up a formidable reputation over three decades and can seamlessly link your Abercrombie & Kent luxury Malaysia and Borneo holiday with surrounding destinations. It's a key reason we've hosted an impressive portfolio of guests, including the organisation representing the world's top 8,000 CEOs.

Marauding insects aren't the only thrill on a tour of the country, of course. You can kick back on the peachy beaches of Penang and Langkawi, where sumptuous resorts are swaddled by verdant hills. Alternatively, we can take you inland to the sticky jungle of Taman Negara - the oldest tropical rainforest on the planet - and the cooler Cameron Highlands with its tea estates, orchards and golf courses, or buzzing Kuala Lumpur with its splendid shopping.

Head east across the South China Sea and you'll embark on an A&K Borneo tour. The Malaysian states of Sarawak and Sabah offer diving over reefs teeming with blizzards multicoloured tropical fish, the famous orangutan sanctuary and canopy walks above the rainforest's ecological wonderland. Just watch out for those rampant honeybees.

Useful info


Fly to

Kuala Lumpur/Langkawi (Malaysian Airlines)

flying time

11 hours 30 minutes non-stop

time difference

GMT +8 hours


Not required for UK passport holders

Health Requirements

Yellow Fever certificate if arriving from an endemic area

Best time to travel

November - April (Peninsula Malaysia)
March - October (Borneo)


Malaysia's climate is tropical and humid, with humidity high in the mornings and lower in the afternoons. A typical day is warm and humid with balmy evenings. The main rainy seasons fall from November to February.

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Malaysia & Borneo Offers

Four Seasons Langkawi, Malaysia

Four Seasons Langkawi, Malaysia

Save up to £1,100pp on a 7 night stay from £1,639pp
Book a seven night stay at Four Seasons Langkawi and pay for only four nights plus receive complimentary half board for two. Prices from £1,639pp when staying in a Lower Melaleuca Pavilion, including international flights and airport transfers. Valid for travel from 13 April - 30 September 2015. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.


Suggested itineraries in Malaysia & Borneo

Quintessential Malaysia

Nights: 13 | from £3,750

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A 13 night journey covering Malaysia's highlights including a visit to the world's oldest tropical woodlands, tea plantations, waterfalls and tropical beaches.

Highlights of Malaysia

Nights: 11 | from £1,995

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This 11 night Malaysian adventure that takes you from the bustling cities through to the stunning turquoise beaches of this amazing country.

Eastern & Oriental Bangkok to Singapore

Nights: 3 | from £1,800

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A railway adventure aboard the unforgettable Eastern & Oriental travelling between Bangkok and Singapore, past the legendary River Kwai and over the Straits of Johor.

Legends & Longhouses

Nights: 11 | from £2,925

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Discover the impressive diversity of Malaysia from the busy capital Kuala Lumpur to the jungle’s of Mulu National Park and the warm beaches of Kota Kinabalu.

Highlights of Sabah

Nights: 9 | from £2,325

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Colourful villages, beautiful beaches, and trees full of rare monkeys are just some of the sights you'll see during your 9 nights in Malaysia and Borneo.

Borneo Wildlife Adventure

Nights: 8 | from £2,995

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A wild 8 night adventure in search of Borneo's wildlife from orangutans to Asian elephants - a perfect family getaway that will provide memories for life.

Suggested accommodation in Malaysia & Borneo

Four Seasons Hotel Langkawi


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Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur                                     

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Shangri-La Rasa Ria

Kota Kinabalu                                   

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The Datai


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Abai Jungle Lodge

Kinabatangan River, Borneo

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