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Riviera Travel Malaysia and Borneo

Riviera Travel Malaysia and Borneo

Call free on 0800 707 6229 for huge extra savings on Riviera Travel’s Malaysia and Borneo tour

Experience the history of Malaysia, its modern mix of cultures, incredible cuisine and the natural treasures of tropical Borneo, the land of the Orang Utan, before relaxing at the sumptuous Shangri-La Rasa Ria Resort and continuing on to the bright lights of Singapore.

  •  3 to 5-star accommodation
  •  Return flights & transfers
  •  Programme of daily tours & visits
  • 18 meals: 13 breakfasts and 5 lunches
  •  Expert tour manager
  • Checked Luggage
  • Tour historic George Town in Penang by cycle rickshaw and travel on the funicular railway to Penang Hill
  • Fly to Borneo and visit the renowned Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre to see the charming orangutans
  • Discover Kuala Lumpur and marvel at the soaring Petronas Twin Towers, once the world’s tallest buildings
  • Option to visit Malacca and learn about the fascinating multi-cultural legacies of the state, once one of the world’s most important trading ports
  • Stay three nights at the five-star Shangri-La Resort with its own nature reserve, golf course and mile-long sandy beach
  • Explore the fascinating history of Sandakan in eastern Borneo
  • Visit the Mari-Mari cultural village near Kota Kinabalu

This Signature Tour includes everything from the Classic Tour as well as the following:

Day 6: Ascend the iconic Petronas Twin Towers to enjoy breathtaking views of the city

Day 7: Delve into the historic Kampung Baru district of Kuala Lumpur and experience great hospitality and Hi-tea in a local home.

Day 11 or 12: Step on board for a spectacular ride on the Sabah State Railway through the sublime landscape of the interior of Borneo, followed by a delicious lunch

Plus, enjoy the more exclusive atmosphere of travelling in a small group of 25 or fewer guests.

For dates and prices, please enquire or call 0800 707 6229.

Day 1: Departure

You should arrive at the airport to take your overnight flight to Penang via Kuala Lumpur

Day 2: Penang

After our afternoon arrival we transfer to the hotel on Batu Ferringhi beach for three nights with breakfast. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure to relax after your flight.

Day 3: George Town

This morning we enjoy a walking tour the beautifully preserved colonial centre of George Town. A UNESCO World Heritage site, George Town is perhaps unique in South East Asia in having over 30,000 pre-war buildings. After a fascinating ride by cycle rickshaw you’ll enjoy an included lunch. The afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the many facilities of your hotel.
(Breakfast and lunch)

Day 4: Penang Hill

Reached by the Penang Hill Funicular Railway, the 2,700ft Penang Hill was used a cooler retreat during the British colonial period and many prominent bungalows were built here, as well as the original official residence of the Governor. You can still see the Post Office and Police Station. After an included lunch, you are free to enjoy the afternoon at leisure.
(Breakfast and lunch)

Day 5: Train to Kuala Lumpur

We cross the eight-mile Penang Bridge to Butterworth on the Malaysian mainland, where you start the journey to Kuala Lumpur. On the way, stop for an included lunch at the small colonial town of Ipoh. On arrival, check into your hotel where you’ll stay for the next three nights.
(Breakfast and lunch)

Day 6: Kuala Lumpur

In the morning, take a half-day tours of the city, visiting the national mosque, the Tugu Negara War Memorial and many other sights. The afternoon is at leisure, during which you may want to take a short ride out of the city to visit the Batu Caves.

Day 7: Free Day

Today is a free day to explore Kuala Lumpur. Alternatively, you may wish to take an optional full day tour to Malacca or visit the Perdana Botanical Gardens.

Day 8: Sandakan

After a leisurely breakfast, today we fly to Sandakan for a two night stay Founded in 1879 by the British North Borneo Company and with fascinating colonial history, Sandakan is a charming small port town on the eastern side of Borneo. Take a short tour of the city on arrival.

Day 9: Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre

This morning we visit the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre a sanctuary within two and a half hectares of enclosed forest for the endangered Borneo Sun Bear.  Next we visit the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre,  which gives an insight as to the work done to protect these animals. After an included lunch, visit the Agnes Keith House.
(Breakfast and lunch)

Day 10: Fly to Kota Kinabalu

Take a short flight to Kota Kinabalu and transfer to a luxurious hotel for the next three nights. On the way to the hotel, stop at the Mari Mari Cultural Village, where you can experience the history and culture of five of the local tribes. After an included lunch, the rest of the day is at leisure in the hotel.
(Breakfast and lunch)

Day 11: Free Days

Enjoy two free days at your hotel, with access to a large sandy beach and a 400 acre nature reserve.

Day 13: Return Flight

After a morning at leisure, you have a late afternoon transfer to the airport for your overnight flight home via Kuala Lumpur.

Day 14: Return Home

You arrive back in the UK this morning.

Fact File

  • Currency: Malaysian Ringgit
  • Flight time: 13 hrs 15 mins (outbound), 1 hr 15 mins (domestic inbound) and 13 hrs 25 mins (inbound)
  • Language: Malaysian Malay, English
  • Time zone: GMT+8 winter, BST+7
  • Country: Malaysia

Visa Information

Along with a valid passport, UK citizens do not require a visa to travel to Malaysia.

We are unable to accept responsibility if you are unable to travel because you have not complied with any passport/entry/immigration requirements.


Please consult your GP regarding the appropriate inoculations required for Malaysia at least a month before departure. Whilst the travelling schedule shall pose no problems for people of any age in normal physical health, we would point out that we enjoy some walking tours with some uneven surfaces. Therefore, this holiday may not be suitable for clients of greatly impaired mobility.


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