For fun activities, close to the Genting Highlands, to the northeast of Kuala Lumpur, at Colmar Tropicale Adventure Park, a 530 metre zip line will carry you laughing with delight at a height of 150 metres above the greenery, while, if you are travelling with children, this French-themed Park also features a number of other interesting activities for family fun. 

In Langkawi, Canopy Adventures combine a number of enjoyable activities, including zip lining and abseiling in a wildlife rich setting on Gunung Raya. Another facility on Langkawi is the Skytrex Adventure Park, which features a number of aerial treetop challenges variously suitable for all age groups.


For rock climbers, The Lost World of Tambun is a theme park located in Ipoh and unusually features a number of climbing routes including the iconic ‘Needle of Tambun’ a fascinating natural 40 metre rock tower.

The Batu Caves, on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur feature around 170 routes upon its eight climbing crags.

The longest wall climb In Malaysia can be found on Tioman Island, at the Dragon horns, the island’s most prominent physical features. The island also has opportunities for some slab-wall climbing at Nipah.


For rafters, there are a number of choice sites to tumble through rapids. The 13 kilometre stretch of the Singoh River in Gerik Perak ranges from grades III-VI, while at Telom River in the Cameron Highlands offers 14 kilometres of II – IV grade experiences, and the Selangor River at Kuala Kubu Bharu also features a 5 kilometre stretch of grade II-IV rapids.

For fun activities, in Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park, offshore from Kota Kinabalu, the Coral Flyer Zip line will take you from Pulau Gaya to Sapi Island, 250 metres over the tropical waters and achieves a speed of up to 60 km/h. 

Also near Kota Kinabalu, a 320 metre zip line across the Kiulu River affords good views of Mount Kinabalu.


Climbing the mountain itself, Borneo’s highest at 4,095 metres (13,435 feet) is the premier prized adventure activity in Borneo and takes two days to complete and is suitable for any relatively fit person from teenage onward, though in bad weather, the ascent can show its more dangerous side.

The mountain also features an option to explore its upper reaches on the Via Ferrata, a series of ropeways and ladders, which provide a more challenging aspect to the experience.


White water rafters can enjoy the thrill of rafting in Sabah’s Padas Gorge through 9 kilometres of grade III and IV features. For novices, a gentler I - II grade ride of 7 kilometres is a comfortable alternative.

For cavers, the awesome chambers of Gunung Mulu National Park are a spelunking delight, and include the Deer Cave, which, only in 2009, lost its title as the world's largest to the newly discovered Son Doong Cave in Vietnam.

Country: Malaysia
Type of holiday: Adventure, Heritage
Destinations: Kota Kinabalu, Sabah's east coast, Sabah's interior
Duration: 13
Guideline price: US$ 4059     (per person for Superior accommodation)
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This 13 day tour of Sabah begins with a stay in a traditional longhouse among the fascinating Rungus people, before a visit to Kinabalu Park and the Miki Jungle Survival Camp. The tour then travels to Sepilok Nature Resort, to explore the forest and enjoy the company of Orang Utan and Proboscis Monkeys, before a relaxing island spell on Pulau Tiga. This tour can also be modified or extended to include an ascent of Mount Kinabalu.
Country: Malaysia
Type of holiday: Adventure
Duration: 8
Guideline price: US$ 1665     (per person for Superior accommodation)
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This 8 day tour of Peninsula Malaysia visits the capital Kuala Lumpur, before a visit to Taman Negara National Park, to explore the forest, and culminates with a stay at the beach on Malaysia’s east coast at Kuala Terengganu. An alternative beach resort could be Tanjong Jara or, if the tour was extended, the islands of Pulau Redang.
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