GLARING FACT: 2 Bonus stops in this tour : the famous Batu Caves and the Elephant Conservation Center. No other agent gives this money for value bonus stop.
This tour caters for tourists with a time crunch as it covers a hill resort CAMERON HIGHLANDS and the oldest rainforest TAMAN NEGARA with 2 bonus stops : the famous BATU CAVES and the ELEPHANT CONSERVATION CENTER. Good value for your money.
DAY 01 (L D H ) KUALA LUMPUR – CAMERON HIGHLANDS (Drive time approx 4 hours)
Cameron Highlands is a hill resort with temperatures from 10 – 25 degrees celcius is about 1,500 meters above sea level. It was discovered by a British Surveyor Sir William Cameron in 1885 and is known for its farmlands, tea plantations, nurseries, orchards, waterfalls, rivers, lakes, wildlife not forgetting the Aborigines.
0700hrs After breakfast depart for the Cameron Highlands, enroute BONUS STOP BATU CAVES. Climb 272 steps into the temple of Hindu Deity Lord Subramaniam who is honored during the Hindu Festival of Thaipusam every year in January or February. The 140 feet Statue is mesmerizing. (Ladies must be properly attired to enter the temple). En route …..
CASCADING WATERFALLS photo shoot. Souvenirs, tribal handicrafts, strange herbs, aphrodisiacs available at the shops.
1200 hrs After lunch the tour begins.
The BOH TEA PLANTATION allows tourist visits and works hand in hand with the WWF and the MNS in the conservation of our Elephants and the Orang Utan. The tea shop sells various teas and part of the proceeds goes towards this conservation effort. Factory tour everyday except Mondays.
BUTTERFLY FARM AND INSECTARIUM – a secret Paradise of butterflies and insects.
STRAWBERRY FARM – Pick fresh strawberries when in season.
VEGETABLE, FRUITS AND FLOWERS MARKET – walkabout and see Cameron grown products.
1700hrs Check in to hotel. Free and easy.
1900hrs Dinner “HOT POT” – a signature dish in the Camerons and it blends well with the cool weather. Please bring along sweaters as the nites are cold. 2200hrs Good Nite.
Day 02 (B L D H) CAMERON HIGHLANDS – TAMAN NEGARA (Drive time approx. 4 hours )
Taman Negara is a 130 million years old tropical rainforest with the most threatened mammals as in Tigers, Tapirs, Rhinoceros, Sun Bears … not forgetting the 14,000 flowering plants, 300 bird species, 238 fresh water fish and the list is endless. Objectives: To protect, conserve and propagate flora and fauna and its eco systems of rivers, waterfalls, secret caves, mountains rolling hills and lush greenery.
0800hrs Depart for KUALA TAHAN tAMAN NEGARA.
1200hrs Lunch on arrival at the Floating Restaurant and activities begin :
CANOPY WALKWAY The longest Canopy walkway in South East Asia at 45 meters high and 510 meters long is a chance to view from atop various flora and fauna in their natural habitat. Catch a bird’s eye view of the world’s oldest Rainforest.
JUNGLE TREKKING The Experienced Nature Guide will belt out facts and fancies of the flora and fauna in Taman Negara. Bring along insect repellants, comfortable walking shoes.
Catch a boat for :
RAPIDS SHOOTING A take-home thrill as the boatman negotiates 7 sets of rapids to give you a “ chance “to get wet. Bring along changing clothes and towel.
ABORIGINE VILLAGE (ORANG ASLI) VISIT The aborigines live environment-friendly lives and the Rainforest is their Supermarket. They get all their life’s needs from the Rainforest. See their fire making skills and blowpipe hunting techniques. They have things taboo and things secret.
1700hrs Check in to hotel. Freshen up. Free and easy. 1900hrs Dinner at the Floating Café followed by :
NITE JUNGLE WALK Animals sighted during nite walks : mouse deer, insects, spiders, scorpions, wild boar, Owl and a tame tapir that comes along once in a while. Bring along torchlight with extra batteries, rain coat, insect repellants to join Nature Guide and help him in the “hunt” for these friendly animals that forage for food at nite.
2200hrs Return to hotel and good nite. The Forest Orchestra plays on……
Day 03 (B L ) TAMAN NEGARA–KUALA LUMPUR (Drive time approx 4 hours)
0900hrs Depart for the bonus stop at the ELEPHANT CONSERVATION CENTER . The Malaysian Elephants are an endangered species. Due to poaching and elephant rampage, a center was set up in 1989 to protect and trans locate rogue as well as orphaned elephants.
1200hrs After lunch watch video show on elephants and then proceed for the elephant briefing and show followed by feeding and feeling. Bathing of elephants is strictly discouraged by us due to rota virus and snail bacteria in the rivers.
1500hrs Reteurn journey to Kuala Lumpur arriving approx. 1700hrs. End of tour.