To gain a sense of the local culture, this four-day nature tour around the eastern coast of the country is the one to join! It is a combination of some of our daily tours with a few extra special stops.
A very early start will allow you to visit the temples at Batu Caves and waterfall enroute to Cameron Highlands. The Highlands is a hill resort with temperatures 10 to 25 degrees Celsius. It is known for its farmland, tea plantations, orchards, nurseries, waterfalls, rivers, lakes, wildlife and not forgetting the Aborigines.
The Tea Plantation covers 8,000 acres. The plantation works closely with the World Wildlife Fund and the Malaysian Nature Society in the conservation of our elephants and orangutans. You will also enjoy the Butterfly Farm, a secret paradise where 5,000 butterflies dance on ferns and scented flowers. The local strawberry farms, vegetable and fruit markets and a cactus and flower garden showcases the hard labor of local farmers.
After a restful night at a local hotel, the tour continues to Taman Negara. It is a 130 million year-old tropical rainforest with many threatened mammals such as tigers, elephants, tapirs, rhinoceros and sun bears. Keep a lookout for some of the 14,000 flowering plants, 300 bird species and 238 fresh water fish.
The exploring starts at the canopy walkway. This 530 meter long walkway is the longest in South East Asia. Enjoy a birds-eye view of a glorious scenery of the world’s oldest rainforest. Then a trek into the jungle to the Teresek Hills will uncover hidden flora and fauna. You may be lucky to see the flying fox, monkeys, birds and possibly a tiger!
Have a thrilling ride as our boatman shoots the rapids over a course of seven sets of rapids. This boat ride will bring us to an Aborigine Village of the Orang Asli. The tribe live environment-friendly with the rainforest as their supermarket. Learn some of their secrets as you get an insight of their fire making skills and blowpipe hunting techniques.
Be sure to have a rest once we check in to a local hotel before dinner as the Night Jungle tour will take place shortly after dark. Guided by our torches, we will trek to an observation deck to watch wildlife feed on salt licks. Have a good night’s rest as another early morning will begin soon after we return to the hotel.
The East Coast of Malaysia is a jewel loaded with traditions, customs, arts and crafts and traditional houses on stilts. Cherating is a typical small easy-going fishing village dotted with coconut and casuarina trees. You will be pleased to be able to enjoy surfing, fishing, river kayaking and snorkeling. Cherating is the gateway to the Perhentian and Redang Islands.
A stroll through the village to see Pandanus weaving and batik painting. Laughter will ignite as you witness a trained monkey climb a tree and send down coconuts to the beck and call of his master! A rest at the hotel overlooking the South China Sea will be a nice change of pace before dinner at Cherating Village.
The next morning, bid adieu to your guide and continue on your prearranged trip to Redang Island.