School trips to Malaysia offer students the opportunity to explore a fascinating multicultural and multiethnic country in Southeast Asia.
Malaysia is particularly popular among groups who want to enjoy a school expedition that allows their students to take part in some voluntary work to help local communities and wildlife.
Why visit Malaysia?
Explore Malaysia’s megadiversity
Malaysia is one of 17 megadiverse countries in the world and is estimated to be home to around 20% of the world’s animal species.
Many of our school groups choose to visit Kota Kinabalu in Malaysian Borneo on one of our Helping Hands school expeditions. Borneo is home to one of the oldest rainforests in the world, and boasts incredibly high levels of endemism.
Visiting Borneo on your school trip to Malaysia offers your students the opportunity to visit important conservation projects including the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre and the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre.
Your school expedition to Malaysian Borneo will leave your students with a greater appreciation of the incredible wildlife our planet is home to, and how important it is to protect these animals and their habitats.
Experience Malaysia’s multiculturalism
Malaysia is a country that is multicultural and multiethnic, and this makes it a fascinating destination for a school trip. It is split into two similarly sized regions – Peninsular Malaysia and East Malaysia, or Malaysian Borneo.
In Borneo, you’ll be able to visit Mari Mari Cultural Village, where you’ll learn about five indigenous tribes and their traditions, cultures and histories. You’ll be guided around the site by a guide who is a descendant of one of the tribes, giving your students an incredible insight into the local culture.
They’ll also have the opportunity to experience cultures very different to their own. The whole experience will help them to become better global citizens.
Immerse yourselves in rural village life
On your school trip to Malaysia, we can arrange for you to spend time in a rural village, where local host families will welcome you into their homes for the night.
You’ll head into the jungle with them to find out how they forage for food there. And they’ll serve you traditional meals and will even teach you a traditional dance!
The opportunity to really immerse themselves in the local culture is an experience that your students will never forget.
Book with Halsbury
Take a look at our range of Malaysia school trips below, and then get in touch with one of our tour advisers to discuss your requirements.