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Taman Negara National Park
Taman Negara National Park OverviewTaman Negara National Park Safari Taman Negara National Park is the perfect place for wildlife viewing, jungle trekking, hiking, rock climbing, fishing, and camping. A virgin jungle expanse covering 4,343 square km, Taman Negara was established in 1939 and is the largest park in Peninsular Malaysia.
Wake to the drone of cicadas, the chirping of bird species and a myriad of other unfamiliar sounds that form a consistent cacophony unique to rainforests. You will begin your adventure at your doorstep or veranda which makes a perfect perch, especially for nocturnal sightings. Sighting wildlife outside your chalet is a norm and the fruit season attracts the most number of wildlife, from the mischievous long-tailed macaques, the beautiful chestnut-breasted malkoha, and the thorny porcupine to the gentle slow loris. The world’s longest suspended canopy walk is the most popular activity in this rainforest. Secured 40 metres above the forest floor, this makes a good vantage point and if lucky, you can sight some curious animals.
Best time to visit is during the dry season from July to September.
Touring style: self-guided adventure with a choice of activities offered by the resort.
Day 1: Kuala Lumpur to Taman Negara National Park
Depart this morning from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Tahan jetty from where you will depart by boat into the park. Reaching the park, head to Mutiara Taman Negara Resort, and your home for three nights. With time to freshen up and unpack, we take you this evening to explore the surrounding forest on a night-time jungle walk. Learn about nocturnal plants & insects. Catch sights of mammals’ en-route (sambar deer, mouse deer, and porcupine, if you are lucky).
There is an option to overnight at Kumbang Hide, the most popular observation hide in Taman Negara, overlooking the salt lick where animals get their mineral supplement. Spots of tapir, wild boar sambar deer are common whilst logbook recorded several sightings of tiger and elephants.
Distance and journey times:
Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Tahan Jetty: 230 km, 4 hrs
Kuala Tahan Jetty to Resort: 5 mins by boat
Day 2: Canopy Walkway and Lata Berkoh Waterfall
Take in the area’s outstanding natural beauty on today’s tour, walking into the rainforest and enjoy a panoramic view of Gunung Tahan on top of Teresek Hill. Walk across the canopy walkway and enjoy breath-taking views of the forest from dizzying heights. In the afternoon, enjoy a boat cruise through Tahan River to Lata Berkoh waterfall. Enjoy swimming in cool water from Gunung Tahan spring and rejuvenate by natural Jacuzzi. Stop by at Ikan Kelah Fish Sanctuary for freshwater fish feeding.
Day 3: Gua Telinga Limestone Cave
Set off for an exploration of Gua Telinga, a natural limestone cave carved by underground streams and inhabited by hundreds of fruit bats. Return to the Resort for lunch. Have a swim at Lubuk Simpun river-pool or an optional "shooting the seven rapids" trip to Kuala Trenggan in the heart of the Malaysian jungle. Along the journey see the lush greenery along the riverbanks, water buffalo, and monkeys. Kuala Trenggan is a Rangers’ outpost away from civilisation and is an ideal fishing spot.
Day 4: Taman Negara National Park to Kuala Lumpur or Kuantan
After breakfast begin your journey downriver to Kuala Tahan for onward transfer to Kuala Lumpur or Kuantan.