Overview : (Good for tourists with a time crunch) …. its a “crime” if you miss this tour…..
This tour embraces 3 main touristic attractions as in a Rainforest, a hill resort and an Island.
What to expect
Taman Negara is a 130 million years old tropical rainforest covering 4,343 sq kilometers and is the home of the most threatened mammals : Tigers, Tapirs, Elephants, Sun Bears not forgetting 14,000 flowering plants, 300 bird species, 238 fresh water fish and the list is endless.
0700hrs After Breakfast depart for KUALA TAHAN TAMAN NEGARA. Enroute:
Bonus stop BATU CAVES – climb 272 steps into the temple of Hindu deity who is honored every year in January or February for THAIPUSAM – a festival to give him thanks and praise. (Ladies ought to be properly attired to enter the temple).
1100hrs On arrival at Taman Negara, the activities begin…..
CANOPY WALKWAY – at 530 meters in length is the longest in South East Asia and you will get a bird’s eye view of the World’s Oldest Rainforest. View a screaming scenery of Nature at its unspoilt best ….
JUNGLE TREKKING TO THE TERESEK HILLS – Trekking takes you closer to the different species of flora, The experienced Nature Guide will belt out facts and fancies about Flora and Fauna in Taman Negara, He will uncover the secrets of the Forest. Packed Lunch in the Forest. Bring insect repellants and good walking shoes.
You may be lucky if you get to see the lesser animals like the flying fox, squirrels, monkeys, birds… but if you see a Tiger, we ain’t sure who is lucky !
1300hrs After lunch at the Floating restaurant,
RAPIDS SHOOTING – is a thrill, as the Boatman negotiates 7 sets of Rapids and you get a “chance” to get wet. Bring along extra clothing.
ABORIGINE (ORANG ASLI) are of the Batek Tribe who have been living environment-friendly lives. The Rainforest is their Supermarket where they get their life’s necessities. They have things secret and things taboo. You will get an insight of their fire making skills and blowpipe hunting techniques. Come free and easy !
1700hrs Check in to hotel. Freshen up.
1900hrs Dinner at the Floating Cafe… followed by :
NITE JUNGLE WALK – Tropical animals are shy and hide. So Observation Hides have been built near Wildlife frequented Salt Licks for YOU to watch from a distance. These nocturnal animals come for their salt intake. Enjoy the Forest Orchestra as the Nature Guide helps to locate animals. Please bring torch light with extra batteries to help the Nature guide in the “hunt”. Dress code: Come in long sleeves and long pants and also bring along rain coat and good walking shoes.
Animals sighted thus far : Mousedeer, Snakes, Wild Boar, Tapir ( a friendly one) Spiders and Insects. Latest: Black Panther up on the tree. 2200hrs Back to hotel. Good Nite and the Forest Orchestra continues playing.
Cameron Highlands is known for its farmlands, Tea Plantations, Nurseries, Orchards, Lakes,Waterfalls, wildlife, Mossy Forest Golf Courses, Land Rovers, Bungalows, and etc. not forgetting the Aborigines (Orang Asli). Some of them are still jungle dwellers and some have left for the nearby towns.
0800hrs After Breakfast, check out and depart for Cameron Highlands.
1600hrs Check in to hotel. Free at leisure.
1900hrs Dinner is “HOT POT” – a signature dish in the Camerons blending with the cool weather. You will know this dish only when you follow us in this tour. So come join us. Bring along sweaters as the Nites are cold.
2200hrs Good Nite !
1600hrs Check in to hotel at the Batu Feringghi Tourist Belt – the BEST place to be when in Penang. Free at leisure. End of Tour. Good Bye.