When most travelers think of Southeast Asia vacations, the country of Malaysia isn’t always first to mind; yet this vibrant country that sees a mix of bustling cities and untouched paradise is exactly what most travelers crave in a bucket list destination.
Tourism Malaysia and the Tourism Authority of Thailand have partnered with Friendly Planet Travel to bring Travelzoo subscribers a unique package that showcases the vibrant city of Bangkok and the exotic rainforests of Borneo, Malaysia, for $1999 per person, including airfare and all taxes. This $400-off package combines the best of both worlds -- temples and royal palaces, plus unique and untouched wildlife.
The $1999 price is good for the Dec. 3 departure, with 2014 dates $100-$200 more per person.
Highlights of the tour include spotting orangutans in their natural habitat, cruising the Engkari River to an Iban longhouse where an entire village lives under one roof, and seeing the Reclining Buddha in Bangkok.
One of our deal experts lived in Malaysia and gave us these tips: