Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary Tours

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Observe rare Borneo Pygmy elephants, a type of Asian elephant, at the Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary outside of Kuala Lumpur. Established in 1989 within the Krau Wildlife Reserve, the Malaysian Wildlife Society-managed sanctuary takes in elephants orphaned by poaching or logging and raises them until they can be reintroduced to the wild.
 
The Basics
The elephant sanctuary is one of the most popular day trips from Kuala Lumpur. A typical visit starts with a short documentary video screening about the conservation activities at the park. Visitors then make the short walk to the elephant enclosure, where several rescued elephants live.
 
Guided tours to the sanctuary often include a stop at the Batu Caves in Gombak and can be combined with an evening firefly boat tour of Kuala Selangor as well.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary is a must-see for nature lovers and families traveling with kids.
  • The trip to the sanctuary from Kuala Lumpur takes about two hours by car.
  • Most day trips to the sanctuary include hotel pickup and drop-off in Kuala Lumpur.
  • Don’t forget to bring rain gear, as showers can happen suddenly throughout the year.
 
How to Get There
The center sits about 9 miles (14 kilometers) outside of Lanchang. With no public transportation options, visitors either need to drive themselves or join a guided tour.
 
When to Get There
While the sanctuary is open daily, the best time to visit is during the dry season, from April to October. January and February tend to be the busiest months, so if you’re traveling during this period, plan to book your tour ahead of time to avoid disappointment.
 
Wild Elephants of Malaysia
While the elephant sanctuary offers one of the best opportunities to see and learn about this rare subspecies of Asian elephant, it’s also possible to see them in the wild. The best place to see them in their natural habitat is along the Kinabatangan River in Sabah on the island of Borneo, as well as nearby Lake Kenyir.
Location
Address: Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary, Temerloh, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Malacca 3Days 2Nights Package

Learn about Malaysia’s indigenous culture and watch elephants feed and bathe at an elephant sanctuary with a full-day trip from Kuala Lumpur. Visit a local village to get a glimpse of everyday life for Malaysians, then continue to the sanctuary to meet the elephants. Watch the creatures being fed and bathed, and learn how the sanctuary protects the elephant population. NOTE: In monsoon season some or all elephant activities may be cancelled if the river is above a safe level.
  • Duration: 5 to 10 hrs
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$513.00 USD
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  • Duration: 5 to 10 hrs
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$513.00 USD

Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary Tour from Kuala Lumpur

Nature lovers will appreciate the natural wonders of this small-group tour to Batu Caves and the Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary. Marvel at limestone caves in Gombak, and then observe elephants and learn about rehabilitation and relocation efforts at the elephant sanctuary. Picnic lunch plus round-trip hotel transport is included from Kuala Lumpur.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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$95.00 USD
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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$95.00 USD

Full Day Batu Caves and Elephant Sanctuary Tour from Kuala Lumpur

Tick off two of Kuala Lumpur’s top attractions in just one day on a hassle-free excursion to the Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary and the Batu Caves. Taking a guided tour means you’ll travel in air-conditioned comfort from and to your hotel, without wasting time getting lost, and discover lesser-known information from a guide. Plus, to break up the journey, you’ll watch a 30-minute documentary during the ride to the Batu Caves. Lunch is included.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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$83.87 USD
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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Visit Elephant Sanctuary, Deerland & Silver Leaf Monkeys & Fireflies Boat Tours

Get out of the city (Kuala Lumpur or Petaling Jaya) and set off with an English-speaking guide on a day trip to Malaysia's best nature sights. See the 130-million-year-old Batu Caves plus Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary and a second animal park. Next is Melawati and its lighthouse. See the sunset here, spy silver leaf monkeys, and then stop at a village for a seafood dinner before embarking on a paddle boat ride to see fireflies light up the night sky.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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$111.08 USD
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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$111.08 USD

ABORIGINE SETTLEMENT & ELEPHANT SANCTUARY

Discover Malaysia’s cultural heritage and wildlife on this full-day tour from Kuala Lumpur. Visit a Malaysian aboriginal settlement, where you can learn more about the country’s indigenous history and traditions. In the afternoon, visit the Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary, where you can see the elephants up close and gain an insight into the center’s rescue and rehabilitation work.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$37.50 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Kuala Lumpur Backpackers Pass

This great Backpackers package will cover return airport transfer to city (SIC) and  entitles you to privileged discounts and offers at various other packages.
  • Duration: 2 to 4 days
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$12.00 USD
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  • Duration: 2 to 4 days
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