This stunning country is one the most diverse destinations in the world
Heavily influenced by its cosmopolitan makeup there is plenty to keep culture vultures in awe. Aspects of Malay, Chinese and Indian culture can be found at every turn – from hawker markets selling exquisite street food to sprawling Chinese night markets and the religious call of prayer. The Petronas Towers loom over the dramatic Kuala Lumpur skyline, while secluded tribesmen in the remote north seem a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of the capital.
Geographically straddling the equator, Malaysia is separated into the Malaysian peninsula and Borneo by the South China Sea. One of the most biodiverse places in the world, the thick jungle covers most of the land mass and is estimated to contain 20% of all animal species in the world. The natural wealth found here could keep a naturalist occupied for a dozen lifetimes.
Sepilok in Borneo, is one of only four Orangutan sanctuaries in the world, offering a rare insight into the intimate lives of these wild creatures. Trekking up to the highest mountain in the region, Mount Kinabalu in the Cameron Highlands, and its cool and mild climate of offers a refreshing break from the high humidity of the tropics.
A dazzling array of beaches leaves sun seekers spoilt for choice. The East coasts and islands offer unexplored Robinson Crusoe beaches backing onto dense jungle, while Langkawi offers creature comforts combined with world-class hotels.
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Area in Focus
Borneo’s Northern state of Sabah is one of the most physically stunning places on the planet. Made up of jungle and mountains it is an absolute must for all wildlife enthusiasts, not least because it is one of the few remaining natural habitats for the endangered orangutan.
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We work in some of the most ecologically and culturally sensitive parts of the world, so have always been conscious of operating in a way that has a positive impact on both the environment and the people.
When you travel with us, we will make a contribution on your behalf to one of the following charities: All About the Light Foundation in Africa, ABOUTAsia Travel & Schools in Cambodia, the Alalay Foundation in Bolivia and Scott Polar Research Institute in the Polar Regions.
If clients are interested, we are always keen to get them involved in local projects and conservation efforts. Whether it be whale counting in Antarctica or rhino relocation in Kenya, you will leave knowing your actions have made a difference.
Our service includes booking and managing all your international and domestic flights. However, you can also book your own international flights if you would prefer. We can also organise private charters and private jet travel for both international and domestic flights.
We have a fantastic VIP service in place to help you navigate the airport and make your journey as smooth and easy as possible. We can collect you from your home, take you to the airport and escort you through check-in and immigration to avoid any queues, straight through to the airport lounge before boarding your flight. The same service can be put in place on your return journey.
We understand that one of the most important factors to our clients is flexibility to give you as much assurance as possible when booking your next trip. We are extremely flexible and are on hand to discuss with you the latest updates on flexibility in any one of our destinations.
We have excellent relationships with a handful of insurance companies who provide various forms of cover. Each one offers a different policy with varying terms and conditions, so we strongly recommend getting a series of quotes and discussing your personal requirements in detail with them in order to find the best one for you.
Booking and travelling with an accredited tour operator is more important than ever. cazenove+loyd is a bonded tour operator and is ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). Our ATOL number is 3208. This means that the UK government guarantees all funds paid out to a bonded operator and is bound to pay in full if the bond holder is unable to deliver as contracted. This gives our clients peace of mind and full financial protection. Please see our booking conditions for further information.
We have put the relevant measures in place so that our destinations are ready to welcome you safely. In all of our destinations, sanitation and hygiene in our vehicles and the properties we work with are extensive, with cleaning protocols rigidly followed as well as other necessary safety requirements. We always arrange private vehicles and guides for our clients when travelling in a destination.
The price of our service is dependent on the intricacies of the itinerary. No two trips are the same. Our philosophy is to make every detail tailored just to you.
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