Cruise along the highways towards ever-welcoming villages, to a multitude of proudly maintained customs, ceremonies and cultures, to beaches, to rainforests, to islands, mountains or the night markets.

From the modern cities of Peninsula Malaysia to the wilds of Borneo, wherever you end up in Malaysia it will be a fascinating experience - and great fun.

Intrepid travel's Malay peninsula trip is ideal for those who are travelling to Asia for the first time. The mix of Singapore, Malaysia and the south of Thailand gives people a good feeling for South-east Asia.

The peninsula tour is for 15 days and costs $1760 each, twin share (land only).

Alternatively, there is a trip which runs solely in Malaysia. It includes Taman Negara National Park where you can camp in the jungle for a night and a visit to the east coast where you can snorkel off the Perhentian Islands.

The Circle Malaysia tour is for 14 days and costs $1960 each, twin share (land only).

Contact: travel agent or Intrepid Travel