Malaysia boasts incredible rainforests full of wildlife, sparkling white beaches, world-class snorkeling, pristine islands and towering mountain ranges, making it the perfect destination for outdoor enthusiasts.
The island of Borneo touches three countries–Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei–making for a fascinating mix of cultures, colourful cities and natural wonders. The Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak make up the northwestern part of the island, and most visitors combine a trip here with a stop in the capital Kuala Lumpur, the jungles of the Cameron Highlands or the dazzling Perhentian Islands.
Kuching 'the Cat City' is an ideal base for exploring the fantastic natural areas nearby, like lush rainforests, orangutan sanctuaries, beaches and snorkeling spots. Kota Kinabalu is another perfect addition to a Borneo itinerary, as it's home to an impressive mosque and the gateway for hiking Mount Kinabalu and relaxing in Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park.