TAMAN NEGARA, A Malaysian Jungle Experience
SIC Departure: Daily
Minimum: 2 paxs

 

Spanning three states, Pahang, Kelantan and Terengganu, is an ancient primary rainforest called Taman Negara. This 130 million years old national treasure has developed into a renowned ecotourism destination and sanctuary to hundreds of species of birds, butterflies, insects, fish and plants. Although difficult to sight, animals such as mouse deer, barking deer, wild ox, numerous species of monkey, tapir, elephant, leopard and, tiger have all been recorded. There is a good network of nature trails, making it possible for tourists to explore the jungle and enjoy the biodiversity of the park. Fishing, bird watching, a walk through the canopy, swimming in clear pools and, whitewater rafting are also popular activities here.

We are pleased to share with you that our founder, Mr. Anthony Wong was one of the pioneers who helped put Taman Negara on the list of one of the top destinations to visit in Malaysia. In 1975, Asian Overland Tours & Travel was one of the very first travel companies in Malaysia to promote Taman Negara to overseas visitors.

Our standard Jungle Experience package is for either two or three nights. For travellers who yearn for a more in-depth cultural experience in exchange for simple house accommodation without comforts such of air conditioning and hot water, our Homestay Programme offers a very unique combination of one of the world’s oldest rainforests with the warmth of local Malaysian hospitality.

Highlights :
 

  • Enjoy a relaxing and scenic two and half hour boat ride.
  • Participate in a night walk using a torch light to appreciate the nightlife of the jungle.
  • Trek through one of the world’s oldest rainforests.
  • Take a walk on one of the longest canopy walks in the world.
  • Visit a fish sanctuary where the kelah is a highly prized and sought-after fish known for its fighting prowess and delicate taste.
  • Enjoy the thrill of shooting rapids (applicable on three-night programme).
  • Visit an aboriginal village.

** Sightings of wildlife are not guaranteed.
 

  

TAMAN NEGARA JUNGLE EXPERIENCE

 

(3 DAYS/2 NIGHTS)

 

SOFT ADVENTURE

 

TOUR CODE : AO-TNJE-01

 

Departure : Daily SIC. Minimum 2 pax.

Meals: Breakfast Daily; Start/End: Kuala Lumpur

 

 

DAY 01: KUALA LUMPUR - KUALA TEMBELING JETTY - TAMAN NEGARA

You will be met in your hotel lobby in the city centre between 0800hrs to 0830hrs to be transferred to the shuttle coach departing point to embark on a 4 hours journey to Kuala Tembeling jetty. Please proceed to register yourself with the National Park and Wildlife Department. At 1400 hrs (Friday 1430 hrs), board a motorised longboat for 3 hours ride to Kuala Tahan, the headquarters of Taman Negara. On route you will be passing by local villages and lush tropical rainforest. Birds, monkeys, monitor lizards or water buffaloes may be seen along the river. Expected arrival at Kuala Tahan at 1700 hours. Check in at the reception of Taman Negara Resorts. At own leisure to soak in the jungle atmosphere at the Resort.

At 2030 hrs meet your guide at the Resort’s reception who will give you a brief orientation introduction. Your first adventure will be a night jungle walk in the 130 million years old tropical rainforest. We will be on a look-out for nocturnal insects amidst the chorus of the rainforest. Do note however, sighting of wildlife in the tropical forest due to its density, is a bonus.  Overnight in air-conditioned chalet.

 

DAY 02: TAMAN NEGARA (B/-/-)

Breakfast. 0930hrs – Meet the guide and start with a jungle walk up Teresik Hill. This walk takes us further into the national park. The guide will highlight to you the rich flora found enroute. At the top of Teresik Hill, a panoramic view of the tropical rainforest awaits. On a clear day, you can see Mount Tahan, the highest mountain in Peninsular Malaysia. Before returning to the base, we will go on a canopy walkway, built 40 meters above the ground and 450 meters in length. You will experience the rainforest from a different perspective, as you will be closer to the top of the trees!

This afternoon, we will take a motorised boat to the cataracts of Lata Berkoh. There is a deep pool delightful for swimming, resting or reading on the rocky area overlooking the river. On the way, we will stop over at Lubuk Tenor Fish Sanctuary where a fascinating fish feeding experience awaits. Lubok Tenor, blessed with clear water (unless there is recent heavy rain) and many fish is the result of a successful eco tourism project involving local villagers and the Government to create fish sanctuaries Return to Resort. Overnight.

 

DAY 03: TAMAN NEGARA - JUALA TEMBELING JETTY - KUALA LUMPUR (B/-/-)

Breakfast. The boat for Kuala Tembeling departs at 0900hrs. This journey will take about 2 to 3 hours, depending on water level of the river. The transfer to Kuala Lumpur will depart by 1230 hours, expected arrival time at your hotel in Kuala Lumpur city centre is between 1530hrs to 1600hrs.

 

Important:

It is not advisable to bring your suitcase for the boat ride. If you are not returning to Kuala Lumpur, please approach the Taman Negara Resort office at Kuala Tembeling to place your suitcase with them. Camera and fishing licence is payable at Kuala Tembeling. The rainy season is between middle November to middle/end January. During the rainy season, some of the activities may be cancelled should there be a high element of safety at risk.

 

 

TOUR CODE : AO-TNJE-01  
All prices are per person  
Minimum 2 persons  
Valid From 01-Nov-11 to 31-Mar-13  
Per pax on twin share 600
Per pax on triple share 515
Single supplement 180
Meals : Breakfast Daily  
Supplement for lunch at the resort (Per pax per meal)  
~  Adult   40
~  Child  25
Supplement for dinner at the resort (Per pax per meal)  
~  Adult   40
~  Child  25
Supplement for pick up/drop off in Kuantan  
~  CAR EX-Cherating (Per pax per way) 110
~  VAN EX-Cherating (Per pax per way) 100
Peak surcharge 01/07 to 15/09  
~  Per room per night  35
Compulsory Dinner for Christmas Eve (24/12)
and New Year Eve (31/12) (Per pax per meal) 
 
~  Adult   60
~  Child  35
*  The boat ride to and from Kuala Tembeling / Kuala Tahan is not private  

 

Note:

- Please note meal plan is breakfast only

- The boat ride to and from Kuala Tembeling / Kuala Tahan is not on private basis.

- It is quicker to go to Kuantan from Taman Negara than via Kuala Lumpur. Optional drop off in Kuantan is with supplement. For those traveling to the east coast town of Kuantan you will arrive there at around 1530hrs.

What to bring: Change of clothes of T-shirts, long or short pants, swimwear and towel. Small rucksack for the trek, hat, raincoat, track shoes, sandals, insect repellent, sun protection lotion (for sun sensitive skin) and torch light. Fishing rod (optional).

 

 

 

TAMAN NEGARA JUNGLE EXPERIENCE

 

(4 DAYS/3 NIGHTS)

 

SOFT ADVENTURE

 

TOUR CODE : AO-TNJE-02

 

Departure : Daily SIC. Minimum 2 pax.

Meals: Breakfast Daily; Start/End: Kuala Lumpur

 

 

DAY 01: KUALA LUMPUR - KUALA TEMBELING JETTY - TAMAN NEGARA

You will be met in your hotel lobby in the city centre between 0800hrs to 0830hrs to be transferred to the shuttle coach departing point to embark on a 4 hours journey to Kuala Tembeling jetty. Please proceed to register yourself with the National Park and Wildlife Department. At 1400 hrs (Friday 1430 hrs) board a motorised longboat for a 3 hours boat ride to Kuala Tahan, the headquarters of Taman Negara. Enroute you will be passing by local villages and lush tropical rainforest. Birds, monkeys, monitor lizards or water buffaloes may be seen along the river. Expected arrival at Kuala Tahan at around 1700 hours. Check in at the reception of Taman Negara Resorts, at leisure to soak in the jungle atmosphere at the Resort.

At 2030 hrs meet your guide at the Resort’s reception, who will give you a brief orientation introduction. Your first adventure will be a night jungle walk in the 130 million years old tropical rainforest. We will be on a look out for nocturnal insects amidst the chorus of the rainforest. Do note however, sighting of wildlife in the tropical forest due to its density, is a bonus. Overnight in air-conditioned chalet.

 

DAY 02: TAMAN NEGARA

Breakfast. 0930hrs – Meet the guide and start with a jungle walk up Teresik Hill. This walk takes us further into the national park. The guide will highlight to you the rich flora found en route. At the top of Teresik Hill, enjoy a panoramic view of the tropical rainforest and on a clear day, you will see Mount Tahan, the highest mountain in Peninsular Malaysia. Before returning to the base, we will go on a canopy walkway, built 40 metres above the ground and 450 metres in length. You will experience the rainforest from a different perspective, as you will be closer to the top of the trees!

This afternoon, we will take a motorised boat to the cataracts of Lata Berkoh. There is a deep pool delightful for swimming, resting or reading on the rocky area overlooking the river. On the way, we will stop over at Lubuk Tenor Fish Sanctuary where a fascinating fish feeding experience awaits. Lubok Tenor, blessed with clear water (unless there is recent heavy rain) and many fish is the result of a successful eco tourism project involving local villagers and the Government to create fish sanctuaries. Return to Resort. Overnight.

 

DAY 03: TAMAN NEGARA

Breakfast. This morning we will take a short boat ride and trek to explore a cave called Gua Telinga. This caves is home to bats, cave toads, crickets, frogs and other cave dwellers. If we are lucky, we may encounter a Batek Native Settlement, they are nomadic tribes and will move their home from time to time. The Batek in native language means people of the jungle. Learn their way of living, try the blowpipe used for hunting. Return to Kuala Tahan. Afternoon take a 30 minutes boat ride up through a series of seven rapids shooting up to Kuala Trenggan. Relax in this pristine area of the National Park. Return to Kuala Tahan. Overnight.

Note: Please be informed that the cave exploration in Gua Telinga shall be replaced with a visit to the Malay Village if the former is closed due to safety precaution.

 

DAY 04: TAMAN NEGARA - KUALA TEMBELING - KUALA LUMPUR

Breakfast. The boat for Kuala Tembeling departs at 0900hrs. This journey will take about 2 to 3 hours, depending on water level of the river. The transfer to Kuala Lumpur will depart by 1230 hours, expected arrival time at your hotel in Kuala Lumpur city centre is between 1530hrs to 1600hrs.

 

Important:

It is not advisable to bring your suitcase for the boat ride. If you are not returning to Kuala Lumpur, please approach the Taman Negara Resort office at Kuala Tembeling to place your suitcase with them. Camera and fishing licence is payable at Kuala Tembeling. The rainy season is between middle November to middle/end January. During the rainy season, some of the activities may be cancelled should there be a high element of safety at risk.

 

 

TOUR CODE : AO-TNJE-02 

 

All prices are per person

 

Minimum 2 persons

 

Valid From 01-Nov-11 to 31-Mar-13

 

Per pax on twin share

865

Per pax on triple share

710

Single supplement

270

Meals : Breakfast Daily

 

Supplement for lunch at the resort (Per pax per meal)

 

~  Adult  

40

~  Child 

25

Supplement for dinner at the resort (Per pax per meal)

 

~  Adult  

40

~  Child 

25

Supplement for pick up/drop off in Kuantan

 

~  CAR EX-Cherating (Per pax per way)

110

~  VAN EX-Cherating (Per pax per way)

100

Peak surcharge 01/07 to 15/09

 

~  Per room per night 

35

Compulsory Dinner for Christmas Eve (24/12)
and New Year Eve (31/12) (Per pax per meal) 

 

~  Adult  

60

~  Child 

35

*  The boat ride to and from Kuala Tembeling / Kuala Tahan is not private

 

 

 

Note:

- Please note meal plan is breakfast only

- The boat ride to and from Kuala Tembeling / Kuala Tahan is not on private basis.

-It is quicker to go to Kuantan from Taman Negara than via Kuala Lumpur. Optional drop off in Kuantan is with supplement. For those traveling to the east coast town of Kuantan you will arrive there at around 1530hrs.

 

What to bring: Change of clothes of T-shirts, long or short pants, swimwear and towel. Small rucksack for the trek, hat, raincoat, track shoes, sandals, insect repellent, sun protection lotion (for sun sensitive skin) and torch light. Fishing rod (optional).

 

Gifts for Orang Asli: We do encourage bringing simple gifts when visiting the native settlement, a normal Asian custom. However, we do recommend items such as exercise books, pencil, rice or biscuits. Sweets and snacks especially in non-biodegradable plastics are not encouraged.

 

 

 

TAMAN NEGARA HOME STAY (3 DAYS/2 NIGHTS)

 

SOFT ADVENTURE

 

TOUR CODE : AO-THNS-01

 

SIC Departure : Mondays, Thursdays & Saturdays

Minimum 02 pax. Start/End : Kuala Lumpur

 

DAY 01: KUALA LUMPUR - KUALA TEMBELING JETTY - TAMAN NEGARA (-/-/D)

You will be met  in your hotel lobby in the city centre between 0800hrs to 0830hrs to be transferred to the shuttle coach departing point to embark on a 4 hours journey to Kuala Tembeling jetty. On arrival at Kuala Tembeling, please proceed to register yourself with the National Park and Wildlife Department. The longboat departs at 1400 hours (except on Fridays at 1430 hours) and expects to arrive at Kuala Tahan at around 1700 hrs. Enroute you will be passing local villages and lush tropical rainforest. Any sightings of birds, monkeys, monitor lizards or water buffaloes are a bonus. Sightings of wildlife cannot be guaranteed due to the dense and huge area of Taman Negara (4343 sq km)

On arrival, you will be transferred to Tekah Village. Meet with family members and be introduced to the local environment. There will be one room with either one double bed or two twin beds, a cupboard for your clothes, common bathroom with cold bath, and a ceiling or standing fan. At leisure until dinner. Dinner will consist of local home cooked meal. After dinner we will take a boat to Kuala Tahan where we will see a slide presentation on Taman Negara. This will be followed by a night walk. Return to Tekah Village. Overnight  

 

DAY 02: TAMAN NEGARA (B/L/D)

Local breakfast. After breakfast, trek in the jungle up Teresik Hill. The guide will highlight to you the rich flora found enroute. At the top of Teresik Hill, you will enjoy a panoramic view of the tropical rainforest and on a clear day you could see Mount Tahan, the highest mountain in Peninsular Malaysia. On our return, we will go for the longest canopy walkway in the world, built 30 metres above the ground and 480 metres in length. You will experience the rainforest from a different perspective. Lunch at a floating restaurant serving local food. This afternoon, we will take a motorised boat to the cataracts of Lata Berkoh for swimming and relaxing. On the way, we will stop over at Lubuk Tenor Fish Sanctuary where a fascinating fish feeding experience awaits. Lubok Tenor, blessed with clear water (unless there is recent heavy rain) and many fish is the result of a successful eco tourism project involving local villagers and the Government to create fish sanctuaries. Enjoy the chorus and serenity of the tropical rainforest. Return to Tekah Village in the late afternoon. At leisure until dinner time. Dinner with your host family. Overnight

 

DAY 03: TAMAN NEGARA - KUALA TEMBELING JETTY - KUALA LUMPUR (B/-/-)

Breakfast. The boat for Kuala Tembeling departs at 0900hrs. This journey will take about 2 to 3 hours, depending on water level of the river. The transfer to Kuala Lumpur will depart by 1230 hours, expected arrival time at your hotel in Kuala Lumpur city centre is between 1530hrs to 1600hrs.

 

 

 

 

TOUR CODE : AO-TNHS-01

 

All prices are per person

 

Minimum 2 persons

 

Valid From 01-Nov-11 to 31-Mar-13

 

Per pax on twin share

$645

Per pax on triple share

$600

Single supplement

 

Supplement for pick up/drop off in Kuantan

 

~  CAR EX-Cherating (Per pax per way)

$110

~  VAN EX-Cherating (Per pax per way)

$100

Peak surcharge 01/07 to 15/09

 

~  Per room per night 

$35

 

 

 

Important:

This program was first introduced in July 1997. The idea of this program is to offer the traveller a very unique experience of appreciating the beauty of the world’s oldest rainforest and at the same time experiencing the generosity and warmth of the Malaysian people. It is not convenient to bring suitcases for the boat ride. If you are not returning to Kuala Lumpur, please deposit your luggage (without important documents and valuables) at Kuala Tembeling Jetty. Camera/video and fishing licence is payable at Kuala Tembeling’s jetty. The rainy season is between mid November to mid/end January. During the rainy season, some of the activities may be cancelled should there be a high element of safety at risk.

 

What to bring: A pair of walking shoes with rubber base, a hat or cap, sun tan or block lotion, small waterproof rucksack, Insect repellent, binoculars, water bottle, swimming attire, light clothing-preferable cotton material, torch, raincoat and a gift for your host family.

 

Note: It is quicker to go to Kuantan from Taman Negara than via Kuala Lumpur. Optional drop off in Kuantan is with supplement. For those travelling to the east coast town of Kuantan you will arrive there at around 1530hrs

  

A:Available - This tour is available for booking.
R:On Request - This tour is on request only
All prices are per person.
If you are interested, please contact your local agent to make the booking or alternatively email us at reservations@toursite.com.au