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An adventure enthusiasts’ guide to Malaysia

By Carlton Leisure - 27/04/2016


Malaysia as a travel destination is not new to travellers. The Asian country is home to beautiful cities, diversity of cultures, impressive architecture and great flora and fauna that provide enough reasons for travellers to visit. Apart from these popular allures, the country is popular for one more thing-its several adventure sites that have potential to cater travellers on adrenalin rush. Here we give a lowdown on top destinations for adventure junkies.

Hiking in Mount Kinabalu

Hikers make a vast section of adventure travellers and Malaysia with some of the high mountains is an ideal destination for it. A large number of these travellers go to Mount Kinabalu which is the highest mountain in South-East Asia and offers panoramic view of the surrounding. There are different routes with different levels of difficulty and tourists should opt for one according to their physical fitness.


With a beautiful coastline, Malaysia is an ideal destination for yachting. And one can get a great Yatching experience while sailing to Langkawi islands. The island with an immaculate lush rain forests, beautiful white sand beaches, amazing caves and lakes is home to an immaculate ecosystem. On your arrival, you can see long tailed macaques, Langkawi sea eagles, hairy nosed sea otters and languor among others.

Mountain Biking

If you are a bike enthusiasts and want to do adventure biking then road of the Borneo Island are good for you. On a bike you can beautifully discover the mountains, beautiful rivers, beaches and lush green forests. A well defined mountain biking route will take you through the different parts of the country introducing you to the various facets of Malaysia.

Jungle Trekking

If you want to get a glimpse of plant and animal life of the region, a jungle trekking is ideal for you. On a trip to Taman Negara a prominent national park in Malaysia you can sample several varieties of plants and numerous species of wildlife amidst its lush rainforests. The canopy walk gives you a panoramic view of the surroundings and you will remember the experiences for life.

Scuba diving in Sipadan

Those who are looking for a great diving experience should go to Sipadan which is a great destination for diving enthusiasts. The place is an ideal spot for spotting plant, animal and marine life of the region. The place is an ideal destination for marine lovers given its vast range of marine creatures ranging from the hawksbill turtle to the white-tip shark.

White water Rafting

Adventure enthusiasts can also try their hands in white water rafting at the Sungai Kampar River. The river takes you through the beautiful river that is set amongst a luscious rain forest. While rafting you would see caves temples and hot springs that make it further interesting.