Malaysia Travel Guide: 25 Day Trips You Can Do in Malaysia

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Some tourists say it is wonderful, some say it is fascinating, some say it is a charming destination, some say it is heaven on earth. With whatever description you define amazing Malaysia; this beautiful holiday destination of Asia is beyond visual and verbal description.

Malaysia is one of the most beautiful and charming destinations in Asia visited by millions of tourists from all the nook and corner of the world. Above all the mesmerizing and astonishing attractions be its natural beaches, manmade attractions or the heritage and cultural beauty, have made Malaysia tour the most preferred among tourists and honeymooning couples.

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Kuala Lumpur Day Trips

1. Sunway Lagoon Day Tour

Tour features

  • A full day trip to Sunway Lagoon Theme Park from Kuala Lumpur
  • Enjoy spills and rides at the Water Park,

The experience

Experience an exciting day trip from Kuala Lumpur that’s filled with family fun. After this wet and wild escape, you’ll understand why Sunway Lagoon ranks tops among Malaysia’s amusement and water parks.

Important information

  • Senior ticket: Age 60+
  • Child ticket: Age 0-12

Timing

  • Departure: 9:30am

Cost starts from US$ 30.39

You can Book it here

2. KL Tower Day Tour

Tour features

  • Ticket to KL Tower Observation Deck in Kuala Lumpur
  • See the highest spots in Kuala Lumpur

The experience

Experience sweeping views over Kuala Lumpur from the KL Tower Observation Deck! The enclosed deck provides 360-degree views.

Important information

  • Personal bags are not allowed
  • Child ticket: Age 4-11

Timing

  • Departure: 9:00am

Cost starts from US$ 6.85

You can Book it here

3. Aquaria KLCC Tour in Kuala Lumpur

 Tour features

  • Ensure guaranteed entry to the Aquaria KLCC aquarium
  • See sand tiger sharks, stingrays, and seahorses

The experience

Come and enjoy the 60,000-square-foot (5,574-square-meter) aquarium explores the marine and freshwater flora and fauna of the Malaysian region and the world. Book in advance to secure entry to the Aquaria KLCC aquarium, a fun and educational day out for families and aquatic life fans!

Important information

  • Child ticket: Age 3-12
  • 0-2 Free entry

Timing

  • Departure: 10:00am

Cost starts from US$ 8.59

You can Book it here

4. Lost World of Tambun Ticket in Ipoh

Tour features

  • Malaysia’s one-stop holiday destination located in Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
  • Enjoy the thrill and excitement of thrilling rides

The experience

Explore the six themed zones of Lost World of Tambun. Learn about Malaysia’s culture and heritage at the family-friendly theme park.

Important information

  • Children 90cm and below free of charge

Timing

  • Departure: 11:00am

Cost starts from US$ 8.45

You can Book it here

5. Historical Melaka Tour with Lunch

Tour features

  • Get panoramic views of the Malacca Strait and Bandar Hilir
  • Day trip to Malacca from Kuala Lumpur

The experience

Visit historic Malacca City, the capital of the Malaysian state of Malacca, on this guided, full-day sightseeing tour from Kuala Lumpur. Enjoy a traditional Malaysian lunch and explore Jonker Street.

Important information

  • Age 2-11, child ticket
  • A 0-1 child can join free

Timing

  • Departure: 8:30am

Cost starts from US$ 31.35

You can Book it here

Penang Day Trips

6. Tropical Spice Garden Tour

Tour features

  • Enjoy more than 500 types of exotic fauna and flora
  • Discover jungle species as you stroll the rainforest trails

The experience

Get admission to the Tropical Spice Garden even at busy times by booking your tickets in advance. In addition to that, get access to the 8-acre (3.2-hectare) garden with its rainforest trails, spice terraces, wildlife, and butterflies; enjoy a complimentary audio guide and a drink at the herbal tea kiosk in the Bamboo Garden.

Important information

  • 0-4 child free entry
  • 5-12 child ticket

Timing

  • Departure: 9:00am

Cost starts from US$ 6.39

You can Book it here

7. Entopia by Penang Butterfly Farm Day Tour

Tour features

  • Private garden and butterfly tour from Penang
  • Entrance fees included

The experience

Enjoy Penang’s natural side on a full-day trip to Tropical Spice Garden and Entopia butterfly farm, two lush sanctuaries for everything that grows, blooms, flies, or wriggles in coastal Malaysia.

Important information

  • Child ticket: Age 4-12
  • Senior ticket: Age 60+

Timing

  • Departure: 9:00am

Cost starts from US$ 9.55

You can Book it here

8. Dark Mansion Museum Day Tour

Tour features

  • Guarantee entry to the fun-filled and family-friendly attraction
  • Take a photo in front of mesmerizing glow-in-the-dark scenes

The experience

Get a confirmed entry to the fun-filled Dark Mansion, a 3D glow-in-the-dark museum in Penang. The museum features spectacular luminescent effects and provides a welcome respite from Penang’s daytime humidity.

Important information

  • Free entry- aged 0-3
  • Child ticket-4-12

Timing

  • Departure: 10:00am

Cost starts from US$ 2.59

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9. Made in Penang Interactive Museum Day Tour

Tour features

  • Take amazing pictures inside the museum
  • Save time by acquiring early admission

The experience

This stunning museum features street art style murals with a truly unique slant. This is because most of the images and displays in this popular tourist spot are designed to allow photo-loving travelers to snap off-beat pictures.

Important information

  • 0-3 can enter free
  • Senior ticket: Age 60+

Timing

  • Departure: 10:00am

Cost starts from US$ 2.09

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10. Penang Hill and Temple Sightseeing Day Tour

Tour features

  • A full day guided tour to learn about local culture
  • Explore the beautiful Buddhist temple, Kek Lok

The experience

This amazing full day tour brings you on a religious journey to explore the fascinating Kek Lok Si Temple which is the temple of supreme bliss and one of the biggest temples in South East Asia.

Important information

  • Child ticket: Age 3-11

Timing

  • Departure: 9:00am

Cost starts from US$ 27.45

You can Book it here

Sabah Day Trips

11. Mantanani Snorkeling & Kawa Kawa River Cruise Day Tour

Tour features

  • Amazing lunch and delicious dinner
  • Take two river cruises

The experience

A full day exploring Kota Kinabalu’s nearby Mantanani Islands and cruising Kawa Kawa River, meeting with monkeys, tropical fish and fireflies along the way.

Important information

  • Not advisable if you’re pregnant
  • 0-2 child free of cost

Timing

  • Departure: 7:00am

Cost starts from US$ 47.75

You can Book it here

12. Kinabalu Park & Poring Hot Spring Day Tour

Tour features

  • Visit the butterfly and pouring hot springs
  • Enjoy a scenic ride through the Countryside

The experience

Embark on a full day adventure to Kinabalu Park where you will find yourself surrounded with dazzling butterflies; dip your feet in rejuvenating springs, bag a bargain at a local market and explore nature trails peppered with beautiful flora and fauna.

Important information

  • Child ticket: Age 3-11
  • Don’t walk on Canopy if you’re suffering from heart disease

Timing

  • Departure: 7:15am

Cost starts from US$ 38.00

You can Book it here

13. Sapi and Manukan Islands Adventure Trip

Tour features

  • Explore the two most beautiful islands of Malaysia
  • Swim in the transparent waters of Manukan Island

The experience

Sapi Island and Manukan is one of the most popular islands in Kota Kinabalu for snorkeling and walking exploring the coast to discover coral reefs as well as various typical tropical fish of Kota Kinabalu waters.

Important information

  • English speaking guide
  • Child ticket: Age 3-11

Timing

  • Departure: 8:15am

Cost starts from US$ 39.19

You can Book it here

14. Kawa Kawa Fireflies Sunset Cruise Day Trip

Tour features

  • Enjoy stunning sunset while you’re cruising
  • Explore Malaysia’s cutest inhabitants: the elusive Probosci’s Monkeys

The experience

Let’s go on an unforgettable day tour from Kota Kinabalu. Explore the Putra Mosque then embark on a cruise along the Kawa Kawa River to see local wildlife.

Important information

  • Child ticket: Age 3-11
  • Persons with wheelchairs and strollers are not allowed

Timing

  • Departure: 2:00pm

Cost starts from US$ 28.90

You can Book it here

15. Klias River Fireflies Safari Cruise Trip

Tour features

  • Breathtaking scenery along the jetty with the view of the mangrove forest reserve
  • Enjoy the sights and sounds in a natural setting as the sun sets down

The experience

Enjoy cruising down on an open boat down the river through the mangrove forest reserve leads you to experience wildlife sightseeing in search of the endemic proboscis monkey, macaques, crocodiles, and other wildlife along the river bank.

Important information

  • Child ticket: Age 3-11

Timing

  • Departure: 2:00pm

Cost starts from US$ 39.00

You can Book it here

Sarawak Day Trips

16. Bako National Park Day Tour

Tour features

  • See monkeys and other wildlife
  • Nature lovers’ full-day Bako National Park tour from Kuching

The experience

Experience a full-day tour of picturesque Bako National Park on this memorable tour that showcases some of the best of Malaysia’s natural landscapes. Learn about the plants, wildlife, ecosystems and diverse habitats that cover this national gem.

Important information

  • Child seats are not available
  • Only vegetarian food is available

Timing

  • Departure: 8:30am

Cost starts from US$ 73.75

You can Book it here

17. Annah Rais Longhouse Half Day Tour

Tour features

  • A walk in the rainforest
  • Learn about Borneo’s ethnic minorities

The experience

Say goodbye to bustling Kuching and venture to the countryside village of Annah Rais, home to the Bidayuh (Land Dayak) ethnic minority of Borneo.

Important information

  • Wear comfortable shoes to walk
  • Wear sunglasses, sunscreen, and a hat

Timing

  • Departure: 9:00am

Cost starts from US$ 28.45

You can Book it here

18. Satang Islands Full Day Tour with Snorkeling

Tour features

  • Cruise pass fishing villages and mangrove swamps
  • Snorkel and swim

The experience

Experience the calm relaxation of traveling across the South China Sea, snorkel and swim in clear blue waters amid colorful fish and gain a deeper understanding of conservation efforts being made to preserve and protect sea turtles on this popular day trip from Kuching.

Important information

  • Vegetarian-friendly meals are available upon request
  • Child Ticket: Age 3-11

Timing

  • Departure: 8:45am

Cost starts from US$ 71.05

You can Book it here

19. Kuching Chinese Heritage Trail Day Trip

Tour features

  • Enjoy the Hakka heritage trail at Siniawan Village
  • Learn about the history and culture at Bau

The experience

Free yourself in the maze-like alleys of Old Kuching, practice your haggling skills at the bustling Central Markets and pay a visit to the fascinating Sarawak Museum.

Important information

  • Wear proper shoes
  • Wear sunglasses, sunscreen, and a hat

Timing

  • Departure: 8:00am

Cost starts from US$ 66.15

You can Book it here

20. Gua Sireh and Croc Mud Image Full Day Trip

Tour features

  • Enjoy the natural wonders of Gua Sireh
  • Explore the site dated 20,000 years ago

The experience

Gua Sireh is an important archaeological site in South Western Sarawak.  Excavation works have recovered pottery shreds and food debris as animal bones and shellfish.  The cave could have been occupied as early as 20.000 years ago.

Important information

  • Wear comfortable shoes for walking

Timing

  • Departure: 8:00am

Cost starts from US$ 77.89

You can Book it here

Langkawi Day Trips

21. Langkawi Zipline Adventure Day Tour

Tour features

  • Stunning views of the rain forest and ocean
  • Learn to zip line and abseil at Langkawi’s only zipline course

The experience

During the tour, your guide leads you on a course with 12 zip lines and three suspended sky bridges that take you past towering waterfalls and trees.

Important information

  • To participate, you must be 5+years of age
  • Children aged 5-12 should be accompanied by a paying adult at all times

Timing

  • Departure: 8:30am

Cost starts from US$ 53.89

You can Book it here

22. Langkawi Island Hopping Boat Day Tour

Tour features

  • A full day tour of Pulau Langkawi’s islands
  • A chance to cruise along the ocean

The experience

Enjoy the area by boat with an expert guide who will point out wildlife, land masses and other features as you make your way to Pulau Dayang Bunting (Pregnant Maiden Lake) and Pulau Beras Basah, where you’ll enjoy time relaxing on white sandy beaches.

Important information

  • The child must be between 3 to 11 years old
  • Avail Chinese speaking driver and guide is available upon request

Timing

  • Departure: 8:00am

Cost starts from US$ 14.69

You can Book it here

23. Skytrex Adventure Langkawi Day Tour

Tour features

  • Discover the island your way with a customizable itinerary
  • Enjoy the attractions that interest you, from shopping to golf

The experience

Enjoy the Malaysian island of Langkawi, a UNESCO-listed Global Geopark, on a private tour by air-conditioned minivan.

Important information

  • wear proper shoes
  • Bring extra clothes

Timing

  • Departure: 9:00am

Cost starts from US$ 22.05

You can Book it here

24. Langkawi SkyTrail Guided Trek

Tour features

  • Walk along one of the world’s longest curved suspension bridges
  • Take a ride on the steepest cable car in the world

The experience

Experience the thrills of the Sky Trail from the second to the third station. Take in spectacular scenic views from the top of Mount Matcincang.

Important information

  • Children aged 0-11 can’t participate
  • Not recommended for pregnant women

Timing

  • Departure: 10:00am

Cost starts from US$ 27.00

You can Book it here

25. Morning Join-In Rainforest Trek in Langkawi

Tour features

  • Enjoy the Langkawi’s lowland rainforest
  • Experience the unique Malaysian wildlife with the guidance of a local expert

The experience

Pearl of Kedah – as it is nowadays called, Langkawi is a goldmine of natural marvels. Get away from the hectic urban life, cruise along the shores of the Langkawi Island and uncover the diversified wildlife in the UNESCO gazetted Global Geopark.

Important information

  • Minimum age to participate 12+
  • Wear comfortable trekking shoes, sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat or scarf

Timing

  • Departure: 9:00am

Cost starts from US$ 24.49

You can Book it here

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