Malaysia Local Travel Experts

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Meet the local travel experts who create your personal, tailor-made trip to Malaysia

Local Expert
Florian

Having grown up in South Africa exploring the wildlife, mountains and coast, I was inspired to travel and from a young age, became fascinated with South-East Asia. After numerous trips, I made my passion my profession and now 14 years later I am still working for a local Travel company in Southeast Asia and can’t imagine a better place for me. Immersing in the local culture, experiencing the beauty of Asia, and sharing these experiences with others to enjoy authentic and unforgettable holidays is what I love most, so together let’s create a trip of a lifetime for you!

Our tour operator is a multi-country operation, with offices from Myanmar to Vietnam to New Zealand. With our own offices in 8 countries, we’re able to manufacture the most challenging multi-country trips you could think of. No matter if you’re planning to take domestic flights or long-distance trains, shared excursions or your private guide and driver - we work with many carefully selected suppliers to make your trip special and memorable. Spend your time in Asia immersing yourself in one country’s culture or use your holiday to get a first glimpse of many different ones: Southeast Asia offers something for everyone, from families to history buffs, from foodies to thrill-seekers. 

Our tours are most suited to those wanting to discover the real Asia.

Local Expert
Liz

Having grown up in South Africa exploring the wildlife, mountains and coast, I was inspired to travel and from a young age, became fascinated with South-East Asia. After numerous trips, I made my passion my profession and now 14 years later I am still working for a local Travel company in Southeast Asia and can’t imagine a better place for me. Immersing in the local culture, experiencing the beauty of Asia, and sharing these experiences with others to enjoy authentic and unforgettable holidays is what I love most, so together let’s create a trip of a lifetime for you!

Reviews for tailor-made trips to Malaysia

Thailand
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10/19/2022
My husband and I always dreamt about a trip to Thailand and Rough Guides helped us putting together a perfect holidays. I messaged them with all things we would like to do - from yoga to scuba diving, temples, food, elephants, chat with monks! We had all mixed up and a personal trip advisor was so patient and knowledgeable and designed a total tailored private program for us. We went to Bangkok (Capella hotel), Chiang Mai (137 Pillars) and finally to Phuket (Rosewood). I just confess that we were a bit skeptical to pay all hotels and domestic flights directly to RGuides but everything went absolutely smooth. The local guides were so helpful - I guess that’s Thai hospitality anyway. We have packed the days too much with pre planned activities though. We ended up dropping one of the them (excursion to one of the islands near Phuket) so we could enjoy the hotel. We downloaded an app called grab a taxi (similar to Uber) and it was super easy to go everywhere with that. We also got a SIM card in the airport when we landed and had connectivity the whole period. I was hot spotting on my husbands phone and the solution worked for both of us. Avoid the temptation to have expensive massage in hotels. Best massage is at the streets! Can’t wait to travel with Rough Guides again :)
Sumatra & Bali
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9/23/2022
It was a great adventure and we had a lot of fun. The itinerary and locations chosen were great, and we particularly loved the Ecolodge in Bukit Lawang and the Tandjung Sari in Bali. The hike in the jungle was a bit tough for us, and steeper than we expected. But we're both really glad we did it, even though we did shorten it to 1 night.
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2/20/2020
We spent 10 days in Cambodia and overall I must say it was perfectly organized, the tourist guides were of high quality, they had a thorough knowledget about the places and perfect English. Also prior to my trip the communication with the travelling agent/coordinator was very pleasant and clear. In order to help the agency to improve to be even better partner let me highlight two things. The trip to Great Tonle Sap Lake in February, i.e. dry season is definitely not worth to visit. Everything was muddy, sometimes we were afraid to be stuck in the river that lacked enough water. I am not sure if this trip in rainy season becomes more interesting but I would have skipped this half day trip if I could. Moreover, the tour guide in Angkor Wat was for sure very experienced and had a great English but I am afraid he didn´t even notice that some of my friends didn´t have such a good English and yet he kept talking in a very sophisticated way to them which sometimes was a bit awkward. We felt like on a public historic presentation rather than having a friendly and empathic partner who understand our needs and wishes. The tour guide in Phnom Penh was really good on the other hand. Last but not the least, the selection of the hotels was also optimal, we were very happy. There was a little misunderstanding in Siem Reap where we had to be transferred to a different hotel because of the lack of capacities in the previous one but that was rather a detail. This is my second time and again was really happy, I am sure it is not my last trip!
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12/22/2019
This e-mail is to express how we enjoyed the trip we had with Henry as driver and guide, all over Malaysia. Henry was very committed in his role: he could show us interesting sites and explain to us topics about history of Malaysia. We can say that we appreciated our trip, for a great part, thanks to Henry.
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12/16/2019
In December, just before Christmas, we have been to Malaysia and had a great time there! Thank you for the support and organization. Especially our driver/guide "Jacob" was the best choice ever! Without him, our trip would not have been half as good as it was!
Tailor Made
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11/29/2019
Malaysia is an incredible place, with everything from city, to rainforest, to tropical islands, all rounded off with incredible food and friendly people. Insight guides took all the worry from any planning we had to do, and built
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