From a mountain that towers 4,000 meters above sea level to the multitude of caves and islands along the seashore, Malaysia offers no shortage of incredible scenery to explore. Hiking and kayaking are two of the most popular ways to see this incredible country!
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Malaysia sits just north of the equator and is composed of a peninsula off the tip of southeastern Asia as well as the northwestern portion of the island of Borneo.
Complete with a stunning mountain range, plenty of tropical and mangrove forests and more than 4,500 kilometers of beach, there are plenty of incredible options to explore.
Hiking and mountaineering both on the peninsula as well as the island of Borneo are incredibly popular activities. Mount Kinabalu, the country’s tallest mountain, is found on Borneo as are most of the highest peaks, which are also popular destinations. On the peninsula, a low lying granite range runs parallel to the western coastline and affords scenic hiking opportunities.
Away from hiking, whitewater rafting is another popular activity in Malaysia, with trips to the Kiulu River being the perfect spot for families and the tours on Borneo’s Padas River being slightly better suited to intermediate-level participants.
During the dry season, average daily temperatures in Malaysia sit around 27 ºC. Rain falls the least in the dry season, but is not uncommon.
Most trips to Malaysia begin with a flight into Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI) in East Malaysia or Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) in West Malaysia. Most guides will opt to meet you here and provide transport to the start of the trip.
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