10 Best Thriller Activities to Try in Malaysia

Malaysia is the dreamland of tourism, famed immensely for offering relaxing retreats & soothing massages! But, if you are carrying the unstable gene of adventure, then come along for an exciting list of 10 incredible activities in Malaysia that are filled to the brim with thrill & excitement. This is one of the perfect places to find a diverse range of adventures, whether it includes just strolling around the beach or jumping from the high rocky platforms of Malaysia, you can enjoy all kinds of famous Malaysian adventures through the given below list. If you got any more suggestions ping me in the comment sections below! Let’s dive into the activities now.

List of 10 Adventurous Things to Do in Malaysia 

1. Wakeboarding, Langkawi

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Wakeboarding Langkawi

Oh my God! Did we just land in the water sports section of Malaysia? Yeah, exactly! Water activities are the top highlights of Malaysian adventures. Especially, when you have to be towed by a motorboat in the middle of the ocean, that is ‘legit’ exhilarating. All the wakeboarding adventures offered by the hotels & resorts in Malaysia are 100% safe & pocket-friendly too. You can even bring your own boards to some of the wakeboarding tours.

Location: Jalan Pantai Cenang, Mukim Kedawang, 07000 Langkawi, Malaysia

Time: Usually it lasts for one hour. But at additional costs, you can extend the tour time.

Price: Weekdays: RM 400/boat for an hour; Weekends: RM480/boat for an hour.

Read More: Famous Lakes in Malaysia

2. Bungee Jumping, Kuala Lumpur

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Bungee Jumping, Kuala Lumpur

If sliding on the water is not enough, how about jumping from a cliff(with safety ropes obviously!)? Bungee Jumping is one of the famous adventures to try in Malaysia. Sunway Lagoon Theme Park is the renowned permanent Bungee jumping location in Malaysia that gives you a platform 22m above sea level. Isn’t it amazing! Whereas, for the first-time jumpers, it is definitely an appreciative height & thrill to book ahead.

Location: Sunway Lagoon Theme Park, Kuala Lumpur.

Time: Jump is about 5 to 6 seconds only; Age Limit: 10 years and above; Jumps available from 10 A.M. to 6 P.M.

Price: Kids: RM 90; Adults: RM130.

Don’t Miss: Famous Monuments in Malaysia

3. Hot Air Ballooning, Putra Jaya

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Hot Air Ballooning, Putra Jaya

Water-Done; Land-Done! How about some Aerial adventures now? Hot air ballooning is the dose for unlimited fun and exceptional opportunity to click panoramic views like a Pro! It is one of the popular fun things to do in Malaysia. In fact, an annual Putra Jaya Hot Air Balloon Fiesta is also organized to celebrate the astonishing beauty of Malaysian landscapes. You can join in, otherwise, you can also get normal balloon rides throughout the year in Putra too.

Location: Putra Jaya.

Time:  Usually 1 hour. But the commutes to reach the location might take 4-5 hours of your day.

Price: Base package: RM850 per person includes complimentary food, 1-hour flight, and certificate, 

Or, Medium Package: RM1000 per person for additional services like photo clicks, time-lapsed video creation, hotel transfers, etc. 

Or, Luxury package:  RM1150 per person with leisure services of premium gift box, etc.

4. Diving in West Malaysia

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Diving in West Malaysia

Redang Island lying in the eastern realm of the Malaysian Peninsular is the hub of underwater diving tours.  Divers of all abilities come here to experience exotic marine life. Don’t get skeptical this place is not as isolated as Mabul and Sipadan. Rather it’s a very popular thriller activity in Malaysia to enjoy with a group of friends. Learning various  PADI courses at Redang Island is also offered at very affordable costing.

Keep in mind, that these tours are closed in the monsoon season between October and March. So, don’t expect any diving in such seasons!

Location: Cenang beach 07000, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia

Time: 8:00 a.m.- 6:30 p.m.

Price: RM 990 to RM 1390

5. Cave Exploring

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Cave Exploring

Spelunking is the old-school nickname of this exciting activity. Cave exploring sounds much cooler isn’t it? Well, you can set your foot into this traditional activity of Malaysia to explore age-old cave systems. Surely, the challenges of light, tight spots, and water-dropping at unexpected places are evident. But, you’ll also get to explore the unique secretive wildlife of the caves, including bats, spiders, lizards, and some amphibians. But on a serious note, not a place for arachnophobes(people with a fear of spiders)!

Location: Some of the best caves to explore in Malaysia include Gua Kelam, Gunung Reng, Gua Niah, and Gua Tempurung.

Time:  Normal cave expeditions last for 4-6 hours.

Price: Approximate cost per person: RM 70 to RM 100, depending on the cave and package.

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6. Zorbing

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Zorbing is when you turn into a zombie & party around! Just kidding folks! It is an amazing, fun activity to try in Malaysia. With the usual byproduct of dizziness, it is an activity where you strap yourself inside a large ball and roll down the hill. It doesn’t require any form of training or physical strength. But a solid stomach would be beneficial for keeping the vomit inside! Every ball has a maximum capacity of 2 people & the interior padding protects the rider from any physical damage from outside. 

Location: Lot 301 (SL7), Jalan Subang 3, Taman Printustrian Subang, 47600, Subang Jaya

Time: One ride lasts for an hour(or can be short if you feel super dizzy)

Price: RM 100- RM 300

7. Microlight, Kuala Lumpur

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Microlight, Kuala Lumpur

If I would say Microlight, is lighting up your microphones on fire, would you believe me? Of course not! It involves a super-powerful aircraft that travels at a speed of 110km per hour in the sky. You will be assisted by experienced pilots and the machines are automatically serviced when they reach 100 flight hours. So, ready to try one of the top adventure sport in Malaysia for experiencing the exceptional aerial views of this wonder. Try out the Quick-Silver MX2, it is pretty dope!

Location: Kuala Lumpur

Time: Currently Microlights are allowed for weekends only from 10 A.M. to 5 P.M., Aircraft can carry a maximum of 6 people at once during the appropriate weather

Price: RM1500/ person for one hour.

8. Scuba Doo, Kota Kinabalu

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Scuba Doo, Kota Kinabalu

No, it has nothing to do with Scooby-Doo! This is a very popular adventure water sport in Malaysia to explore marine life from a closer perspective. With the aid of an underwater scooter, you can travel at a maximum depth of 10m(under the sea) and enjoy the rich marine flora & fauna. The best perk regarding this sport, is you don’t require diving or swimming experience to take up scuba doo rides. Just need to learn the basic riding instructions of scooters & Viola, ready to explore!

Location: Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.

Time: Between 60 and 90 minutes.

Price: RM200 to RM275.

Visit: Beautiful Beaches in Malaysia

9. White Water Rafting, Selangor

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White water rafting

For speed enthusiasts, water rafting is the best thriller activity in Malaysia to explore. In fact, the rivers in Malaysia are graded on the basis of their watercourse and rafting challenges faced by the rafting geeks. Having the mesmerizing backdrop of hills, white water rafting becomes an unforgettable moment of your entire Malaysian tour to cherish. Choose a package according to your own capacity(don’t show off it can be lethal for sure!).

Location: Kampar (for beginners), Ulu Slim (for beginners), Selangor (for facing medium challenges), and Singhoh (hard & challenging).

Time: Usually completes within, 1 to 3 days based on the complexity levels.

Price: RM150 per person to RM1500 per person.

10. All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Ride

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All terrain vehicle ride

All-Terrain Vehicle or ATV is the coolest thriller ride to have fun on your Malaysian forest tours. It allows you to trailblaze all throughout the rough terrains and luscious greenery of Malaysian forests. Make sure to pack some extra pair of clothing, as this energetic sport in Malaysia has some dirty moves to amaze your journey. Exhausting yet thrilling, it is an amazing adventure to try at least once.

Location: Ulu Klang, Selangor, Kampung Kemensah, 68000, Malaysia

Time: A single usually lasts for 2 hours

Price: 100RM- 300 RM on the basis of location involving 7 tier waterfalls, Sofea Jane waterfall, Bukit Tabur Dam Ride.

Hope you enjoyed the aforementioned list of top 10 fun activities to do in Malaysia that can give you an action-packed euphoric vacation. There are many more activities apart from the mentioned ones, so go solo or ride with a group & explore more adventures! Ping us in the comment section below which one was your favorite sport from the above-mentioned list or you discovered a new favorite? If you are still seeking other activities in different parts of the world, hit our other engaging travelogues on Adequate Travels, & soak yourself into the world of adventure & thrill.

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