Dear Friends of The Max Foundation-

I am excited to share an opportunity for you to join me on an exciting and meaningful excursion in Malaysia which promises to be a wonderful way for you to learn even more about our work. This opportunity is being shared with you as someone close to our organization, in hopes of bringing you even closer into our mission.

I wish to personally invite you to come along with me and some of our team to see some of the work we’ve been doing in Malaysia and become part of its endowment. The most adventurous part of our trip will be the fundraising climb to the top of Mt. Kinabalu. While in the country, we’ll connect with friends of The Max Foundation in Malaysia, see our offices in Kuala Lumpur, and together, make memories that we can take back home with us.

There are more details coming soon, but for now I wanted to give you a first look and make sure you mark your calendars for this exciting trip. Looking forward to sharing this experience with you!

Pat Garcia-Gonzalez
Chief Executive Officer
The Max Foundation

Visit Malaysia with The Max Foundation

July 15-24, 2017

Price per passenger - $2085.00


Including: all lodging 4* hotels (except July 22 and July 24 in-park lodging), ground transportation, breakfast each day, three dinners, three lunches, tour manager on-site throughout,  in-country flight July 19, climbing permits, entrance fees to sites, all tips

Not Including: Additional meals, optional travel insurance (prices vary between $50-$350 per person depending on age and coverage), international airfare USA-BKI; KUL-USA (estimated between $1300-$1650 per person roundtrip from Seattle), passport fees if new passport needed (no additional visa is needed for Malaysia).


$500 per passenger deposit due March 1, 2017

$1000 per passenger deposit due April 15, 2017

$585 per passenger deposit due May 15, 2017

Please note: This trip is fairly physically taxing. For this reason, passengers must be 16 years of age or older and in reasonable physical condition to participate in the climb. We can arrange optional activities during climbing days for those unable to participate. 

Donations: In addition to the cost of travel, attendees will be asked to fundraise or donate personally to support The Max Foundation’s work in Malaysia. Each attendee is responsible for giving or raising 2,000 USD by July 1, 2017. This donated money will be tax deductible to the extent of the law.


July 15 - Depart USA

July 16 - Arrive Kuala Lumpur (late afternoon), dinner at hotel, rest overnight Kuala Lumpur

July 17 – Late morning, visit The Max Foundation offices afternoon, celebratory dinner with The Max Foundation friends and staff evening, overnight hotel Kuala Lumpur.

July 18 – Tourism day Kuala Lumpur including Royal Selangor Pewter Visitor’s Center, River Confluence, Independence Square, Batu Caves, and more. Overnight hotel Kuala Lumpur.

July 19 - Depart Kuala Lumpur for Kota Kinabalu. Afternoon exploration of Kota Kinabalu, dinner and overnight Kota Kinabalu.

July 20 – Tour Kota Kinabalu area including wildlife and adventurous experiences. Overnight Kota Kinabalu.

July 21 – Depart for Mount Kinabalu, visit Nabalu Handicraft Market and make panoramic stops at Crocker Ranger along the way. Overnight Kinabalu Park Lodge.

July 22 - Climbing day, overnight partway up the mountain. Throughout the climb, we’ll naturally share stories from The Max Foundation’s work in Malaysia through conversation with fellow passengers. We hope to have a short time of stories and songs in the evening with Tony Leo, the patient, advocate and singer-songwriter who inspired the climb.

July 23 - Climbing day, summit, travel overland back to Kota Kinabalu hotel and rest. Final farewell dinner alongside friends of The Max Foundation from Malaysia. Overnight Kinabalu hotel.

July 24 - Fly back to USA, arrive USA

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Malaysia with The Max Foundation