CME, Cultural & Eco Tour of


November 14 - 30, 2024

        Group Medical Director: Dr. Rachel Kassner,           Charlottetown, P.E.I.




“We are having a fantastic time.Great group - have made many new friends.We are ecstatic to be here. Our local tour escort (Malik) is a kind and patient person who gives 110% of himself - he truly goes above and beyond to make sure everyone is happy. Thank you.”

Drs. Loraine Manzig and Kevin Sliwowicz, Toronto, On. - Malaysia, 2022

Malaysia was exhilarating! We had a wonderful, adventurous time, especially in the Borneo Rainforest. The local guides (Malek and Hirzan) were very friendly and helpful, very well versed in the history of Malaysia and we learnt a lot. The tour was very well organized. We look forward to more of your tours in the future”.

  -- Dr. Shiraz Walji, Calgary, AB - Malaysia, 2019

“We enjoyed the Malaysia and Borneo tour and the level of coordination and planning was excellent.  We enjoyed the leadership and comradery within our group.  The wildlife in Borneo was very interesting and a real highlight”

  -- Dr. John Craig, Waterloo, ON - Malaysia, 2019

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The history of the Malaysian Peninsular and the rainforests of Sabah in Borneoall in one tour…

Our tour will feature two distinct components. Start in the Malaysian Peninsular in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Malacca, Malaysia’s most historic city and a centuries old trading port of the East. Head to Kuala Lumpur and see the city's main attractions including the Petronas Towers and the Holy Batu Cave nearby, and then continue north to the island of Penang with its white sandy beaches and the colonial state capital of Georgetown featuring its 19th century churches, temples, mosques, and Fort Cornwallis, the largest fort in Malaysia.

Continue your adventure with a short flight to the island of Borneo, home to one of the oldest rainforests in the world, featuring a diverse array of animal and plant species, including the endangered Bornean Orangutan. Here in Sabah (the Malaysian section of Borneo) you will experience eco-culture at its best as we explore Kota Kinabalu (the gateway to the Mount Kinabalu National Park) before heading to the nature lodges of Sepilok and the Kinabatangan River where you will witness the area’s varied wildlife including the island’s famous primates at the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre and another endangered species at the Sun Bear Conservation Centre as well Bornean gibbons, the large-nosed proboscis monkey and the endemic pygmy elephants.

Tour Highlights

  • Immerse yourself in the historic trading port of Malacca with its Dutch, Cantonese and Portuguese influences

  • Marvel at the iconic Petronas Towers in “KL” (Kuala Lumpur) – the world’s tallest twin buildings

  • Witness colonial grandeur, dragon-tiled temples and remarkable street art in George town (Penang)

  • Bargain at the colourful local night markets and sample world famous street food

  • Get up close and personal with the “old man of the forest“ at the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center

  • Stay at nature lodges and cruise along the Kinabatangan River as you search for proboscis monkeys, gibbons and Bornean pygmy elephants in one of the top wildlife watching areas in Southeast Asia

CME Program 

(17 CME hours and Certificate of Attendance provided)

  • Academic Sessions with lectures by Canadian & local medical experts & interactive discussions on current medical issues
  • Visit the Cleft Lip and Palate Association of Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur)

  • Presentation on Traditional Siddha medicine (Kuala Lumpur)

  • Visit to the Buddhist Tzu-Chi Merits Society Malaysia (Penang) to meet with volunteer medical staff and learn about its dialysis operations.

  • Learn about the medical benefits of spices at Tropical Spice Garden (Penang)

  • Learn about herbal medicine at a Nutmeg Plantation (Penang) and the Botanical Garden (Kinabalu National Park)

  • Meet with the medical faculty, and receive a tour of the University Malaysia Sabah (Kota Kinabalu)

Pricing, Inclusions & Exclusions

Cdn $9,795** / person (double occupancy)

 Academic program reg. fee $950 / registrant

 Transportation/hotel taxes & fees $745 / person

 Single supplement - add $1,820

 Please note : All our pricing is in CANADIAN $ (competing  programs (that usually do not include include international airfare   from Canada) are often quoted in US$ resulting in a supplement of  almost 40% when converted into Cdn$ (based on Cdn$:US$  exchange rates at May 2024)  

** Early booking savings of $500/person ($1,000/couple) are already reflected in this price for bookings until July 8, 2024. After this date the price increases by $500/person.

 Price includes:

  • Round trip international flights from Toronto to Kuala Lumpur  and all regional flights
  • Private, modern, air conditioned coach transportation
  • All meet and greet services and arrival and departure transfers
  • Accommodation for a total of 12 nights (8 nights in 4* and 5* hotels and 4 nights in ecolodges)
  • 12 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 8 dinners in a combination of hotel and local restaurants (inc soft drink, tea/coffee)
  • Bottled water on tours
  • Comprehensive daily itineraries including escorted tours of local cultural sites, ecolodge activties
  • Visits to the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary and Sun Bear Conservation Centre in Sabah
  • Wildlife cruises on the Kinabatangan Rive
  • Academic program and visits to local medical facilities as indicated in the itinerary
  • All admission fees (except those specifically noted above)
  • Fully escorted tour including services of local English speaking cultural, ecological and naturalist experts
  • Hosting by our Group Leader and Medical Director, Dr. Rachel Kassner and her husband, Joel Palter
  • Porterage

 Price excludes:

  • Beverages
  • Any meals or activities not mentioned above
  • Gratuities for local tour escorts / guides and drivers
  • Travel insurance – please note, travel insurance (including medical and trip interruption coverage) is highly recommended for this tour. Coverage is available through Doctors-on-Tour with Manulife Insurance – please check for further details in our brochure (page 26)
  • All items of a personal nature such as telephone / internet usage, laundry services, etc.


For invoicing purposes re doctors and their spouse, we can also provide a separate invoice with the doctor’s air cost plus 100% of the accommodation costs included in the doctor’s invoice.

Useful Links and Files (Click below to view)

Malaysia CME - Oct 2024 - Flyer

Malaysia CME - Oct 2024 - Detailed Brochure


To register for this program please complete our online registration form at the secure page below.

Malaysia CME - Oct 2024 - Online Registration Form

Our recommended Manulife Travel Insurance is available when completing the registration form above. However, for Canadian clients residing outside of Ontario, you should click on the Manulife Insurance button below to take out travel insurance. 

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