- Kuala Lumpur to Taman Negara 3-day trip
- Scenic, two-hour boat trip from Kuala Tembeling to Kuala Tahan
- Walk across the canopy walkway to see the forest from a unique vantage point
- Take a jungle survival class and learn how to survive in the wild
- Keep your eyes out for nocturnal animals on an evening trek
- 2-night stay in a 4-star resort hotel and expert guide included
What You Can Expect
Depart from Kuala Lumpur for a three-hour drive to the rural town of Jerantut. Here, you’ll stop for lunch and a short rest before proceeding to Kuala Tahan. From here, enjoy a short boat ride to the park headquarters. Along the way on this scenic journey, you’ll see kampongs (Malaysian wooden houses), local fishermen, monkeys and jungle vegetation. Arrive and enjoy your evening of leisure
After dinner (included in tour), watch a video presentation giving an overview of Taman Negara and embark on a night jungle walk with park rangers. You’ll explore the jungle from a different perspective and possibly see nocturnal animals.
Overnight: 4-star Mutiara Taman Negara Resort or similar
Day 2: Taman Negara (B, L, D)
The itinerary for day two may vary depending on the season and availability of the park facilities. A common activity is to walk along the canopy walkway. The canopy is suspended 82 feet (25 meters) above the ground between massive trees and allows for close-up views of the higher reaches of the forest.
After the canopy walk, go on a jungle trek to Teresik Hill. From here, you’ll be able to view Mt Tahan, the highest mountain in peninsular Malaysia, soaring to 7,186 feet (2,178 meters). During the trek, you’ll learn about the fundamentals of jungle survival, jungle ecology and flora identification from your guide. Returning back to the park headquarters on a different trail, you’ll pass Lubok Simpon water hole where you can jump in for a swim.
At night, you’ll have the option to participate in an animal 'vigil' at the tree house. However, sighting of animals is not guaranteed.
Overnight: 4-star Mutiara Taman Negara Resort
Day 3: Taman Negara - Kuala Lumpur (B, L)
After breakfast, you will take the return journey to Kuala Lumpur.
Taman Negara is well worth the trip and but 3 days is a bit short -- 4 to 6 days would be much better. The lodge offers good but rough accommodations, good food and interesting activities. However, the tour with Viator was a big DISSAPOINTMENT! It was expensive and not well organized. We were picked up at our hotel and taken to another spot and left there for about an hour -- unattended ,uninformed and alone. The person who left us didn't know anything except that we were to wait there. Finally someone picked us up and drove us to the boat landing (where we waited about 1 1/2 hours). This was a 4 to 5 hour ride and lunch was NOT included. When we finally did meet the boat, we had to pay a porter or carry our own bags down (about 100 steps) to the boat landing! We also had to pay a small amount for a park pass! On the return we had the same wait times and were dropped at the same spot to be picked up and taken to our hotel. We felt that the trip was expensive enough that they could have attended us better and given lunch. The lodge was good but Viator's part of the trip was poor. It might be easier to fly into Kota Bharu and take public transport or a taxi.