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Taman Negara National Park to Perhentian Island

Trip overview

Get up close with one of the oldest rainforests in the world. At 130 million years old, Taman Negara has more than just wisdom to share with you. Go for night walks, trekking and even river rapids ride. Then, switch gears to island mode on Perhentian; where an underwater adventure awaits.

 

Highlights

    • Make friends while travelling in a small group with an average of 6 people
    • Explore the forest at night and seek out nocturnal animals and insects
    • Walk on one of the longest canopy walk in the world
    • Relax under the sun and enjoy the clear blue water of Perhentian Island
    • Snorkelling at Perhentian Island

 

What’s included

      • Transfer from Kuala Lumpur to Taman Negara, Pahang
      • 2 nights of accommodation in simple air-conditioned chalet at Taman Negara
      • 2 nights of accommodation in simple air-conditioned hotel in Small Perhentian Island
      • Daily breakfast at the hotels
      • 2 lunches and 2 dinners
      • Transfer from Taman Negara to Kuala Besut Jetty
      • Half day snorkelling trip in Perhentian Island
      • Return speedboat ticket from mainland to small Perhentian Island
      • Transfer by bus from Kuala Besut Jetty to Kuala Lumpur

Itinerary

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Day 01 - Meet up in Kuala Lumpur for Taman Negara

Meet up at Chinatown head to Jerantut for your Taman Negara tour of a lifetime. After settling in, we have dinner and watch a video show at the park’s Interpretive Centre.

Nighttime isn’t just for sleeping when you’re in the jungle; it’s time for exploring! With a licensed guide, we will venture into the dark forest and seek out nocturnal animals and insects.

Rise and shine to birds chirping and the fresh air of the tropical forest. After breakfast, we trek the Kuala Tahan trails to Bukit Teresek. At its peak, the bounty is the spectacular view of Gunung Tahan at more than 300m above sea level.

At about 40m above ground and 530m long, Taman Negara has one of the world’s longest canopy walkway. Besides the beautiful aerial view of the surrounding, don’t forget to look down as you walk above the lush jungle beneath you.

Besides the monkeys, boars, deers and insects, these woods are also the home of the Orang Asli. They have lived here for many generations and still hold true to their traditions and practices like blow pipe hunting. Learn to make fire and make some new friends while you’re at it.

We end the expedition with some speed and blood pumping action doing rapid shooting. We dart through the rapids along Tembeling River in a wooden boat under the skilled hands of the boatman. If you’re still dry after the ride, then your Taman Negara tour experience isn’t complete!

Done with the Taman Negara Tour. Say goodbye to the jungle and we hit the road to Kuala Besut Jetty for the boat transfer to Perhentian Island. Just in time for the sunset, you get to spend your first evening at your own pace. Take it slow and wind down with friends by the beach or you can party it up along the shore with some music and good food.

Your day of reef adventure starts early and ends after lunch. We’ll head out to sea and let you enjoy the reef in all its underwater glory. Watch colourful tropical fishes navigate their way around coral reefs at several snorkeling spots. If schools of beautiful fishes aren’t enough, the island has turtles and sharks too. That’s if you can swim fast enough to even catch a glimpse of these speedy swimmers. After something to eat, we head back to shore.

Tonight, have dinner with your snorkeling buddies. Enjoy a bonfire by the beach and share your underwater stories as the night falls.

After breakfast, we bid “selamat jalan” to the islanders and take the boat to the jetty for the bus ride to Kuala Lumpur.

 

Travel Tips

      • Beach gear; flip-flops, sunglasses, sun hat, swimming attire, goggles, and your sunscreen
      • Comfortable shoes
      • Insect repellent
      • flashlight for night jungle trekking

      • The currency of Malaysia is called the Malaysian Ringgit.
      • There are plenty of banks/ local ATM machines that you can find around the city.
      • Most hotels and shops around rainforest and the island accept only cash

The weather in Taman Negara are consistently hot and humid all-year-round with occasional rainfall and cloudy skies.

Taman Negara temperatures range from 26 celcius to 35 celcius all year round. On average, Taman Negara receives 12 hours of sunlight in a day. Make sure to wear lightweight clothes.

In the month of November till February, monsoon season often brings more rain to both places. Nevertheless the park is still open to the public. Only canopy walkway will affected by the rain. It is closed during the rain for safety reason. 

Even though it’s the month of monsoon season, the weather here is unpredictable where the rain comes and goes and within minutes, the sun shines again.

On the other hand, Perhentian Island is a beautiful island located at the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Between the month of middle October to early March, the monsoon season puts all tourist activities at the eastern side of peninsular to complete stop.

If you want to enjoy secluded beaches then you should visit the island in the month of April to June.

Best time of the year to visit the island is during the months of August and September; during these months the conditions under water are usually at its best (great visibility). During those months it is usually also very crowded on the island; you clearly notice that it is peak season and prices of resorts tend to be higher.

 

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