Emerging from Dutch, Portuguese and British rule, Malaysia has prospered into a diverse and multicultural country where Chinese, Malay, Indian and Indo-Chinese cultures have combined to give the nation its unique flavour. Beginning in the futuristic city of Singapore, journey to the bright lights of Kuala Lumpur, hop down to fascinating Melaka, enjoy the cultural spoils of an island hideaway and get a dose of colonial history in Penang before winding up the adventure on the beaches of Pulau Langkawi. Sample mouth-watering foods, see a wealth of modern and historical sights and savour the natural beauty of the Malaysian landscape on this treasure-filled trip.

Highlights

There's perhaps no better way to take in beautiful Melaka than by trishaw. Your three-wheeled tour of this ancient spice-trade town stops in at the major sights in town

Spend time with a local family at a homestay in Kota Aur. You'll be treated to some warm hospitality, homemade cuisine and of course a chance to try out your new skills in Bahasa Malay!

A South East Asian adventure wouldn't be complete without cycling – or coconuts, for that matter. Pedal out to the rice fields around Kota Aur and learn all about how local coconuts are harvested

Try your hand at preparing some delicious local specialties with a cooking class in Penang

Finish your adventure with a few days of blissful relaxation in the beachside village of Langkawi – the perfect place to extend your trip