|Tour Code||Frequency||Pick-up Time||Duration|
|SKT08||Daily Departure||0530 Hours||Approx. 14 Hours|
Taman Negara, which simply means “National Park” in English, has existed for the past 130 million years and is acknowledged to be one of the oldest rain forest in the world. The bulk of park lies between 75m and 300m altitude ( 250-1,000ft ), fringing the central highland core that rises to be the summit of Mount Tahan, which is 2187 meters (7186 ft), ranking the highest peak in Peninsular Malaysia.
As the first and oldest officially protected area in the country, Taman Negara was originally called King George V National Park declared in 1938 by the Sultan of 3 states of Kelantan, Pahang and Terengganu. Upon King George’s Silver Jubilee and to preserve the land’s indigenous nature in perpetuity, it was gazetted separately by each state’s Enactments in 1938-1939. The park was renamed Taman Negara after the nation gained independence in 1957. Taman Negara is the largest of all protected areas in Peninsular Malaysia with 4,343sq km. The Pahang section of the park is the largest at 2,477sq km, followed by Kelantan’s portion at 1,043sq km and Terengganu’s at 853sq km.
The flora and fauna species list in Taman Negara is impressive, with an estimated 10,000 plants, 150,000 insects, 25,000 invertebrates, 675 birds, 270 reptiles, 250 freshwater fish and 200 mammals. Even today new species are being discovered. Mammals such as Tapir, Sumatran Rhinoceros, Asian Elephant, Seladang, Gaur or Wild Cattle, Sambar or Rusa Deer, Barking Deer, Mouse Deer, Wild Pig and Black Giant Squirrel. Primates Animals such as Long-tailed macaque, Dusky Leaf Monkey, White handed Gibbon and Siamang. Carnivores Animals are Malayan Sun Bear, Malayan Tiger, Leopard, Golden Cat, Smooth Otter and Common Palm Civet. Birds species are Horn Bills which can be found nine species, Red Jungle-fowl, White breasted Waterhen, Green-winged Pigeon, Lesser Fish eagle, white-breasted Kingfisher, Mountain Peacock Pheasant and Crested Argus Pheasant. Reptiles and Amphibians are Snakes like King Cobra, Pit Viper and the world’s longest Snake – Python, Water Monitor Lizard, and Fishes Micro fauna as spiders, leeches, ticks, mites, centipedes, ants and scorpions. The forest are dominated by the sheer number abd variety of plant species. Palms, Rattans, Mosses, Ferns, Fungi, Lichens, Gingers, Parasites, and Orchids.
Visitor’s Activities like Canopy Walk – the world’s longest canopy walkway about 500 meters, 10 platforms, 11 bridges, 40 meter above the ground and was built in 1992. Jungle trekking to Bukit Teresek at 334 meters, Rapid Shooting, Lata Berkoh, Cave exploration, swimming, fishing, bird watching, mountain climbing, night jungle walk, night safari and taking photographs.
Forest People – Orang Asli the Batek (Bateq). While many Orang Asli people have settled in permanent communities near the park, there are still Batek people living a semi-traditional life in Taman Negara. The Batek people are one of the Negrito tribes and have similarities to people from the Andaman Islands, Philippines, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. There are true nomads and are classified by same anthropologists as pygmies due to their short stature. About 500 orang Asli live in the park at any one time. It is possible to visit their communities as long as a recognised guide accompanies you. There isn’t a great deal to see as the Orang Asli live a very simple hunter-gatherer lifestyle. The camp usually comprises 10 to 30 family members living in temporary shelters and they used bows and arrows but early this century they converted to blowpipes they still using 1.5 metre (5 foot) bamboo blowpipes and poisonous darts to hunt on a daily basis. Darts are dipped in the poisonous sap of the Ipoh Tree.
The drive from Kuala Lumpur to (Jerantut which is the nearest town) Taman Negara is about 3 hours. From Jerantut to Kuala Tahan is about one hour journey or from Jerantut to Kuala Tembeling Jetty is 16km, boat trip is about three hours upriver to reach Kuala Tahan.
- 0530 : Pick up form any major hotel in Kuala Lumpur
- 0900 : Local Breakfast at Jerantut Town
- 1000 : Reach to Kuala Tahan (HQ Taman Negara Registration)
Jungle trekking to Teresek Hill – about 334m height.
Canopy Walk – Longest canopy walkway in the world about 500m, 10 Platforms, 11 bridges, 40m above from the ground.
- 1300 : Local lunch at Floating Restaurant.
- 1400 : Rapid Shooting – 7 Rapids (Tembeling River) prepare to get wet. Life jacket will be provided. Orang Asli (Native Aborigines) demonstration on how to use blowpipes (silent weapon for hunting) and the secret of making poison dart (Ipoh Tree)
- 1600 : Travel back from Taman Negara
- 1900 : Estimated time to reach Kuala Lumpur
Note: Optional activity in Taman Negara (Boat trip to Lata Berkoh) Nice scenic boat ride to rainforest. Cost: RM 100.00 per person for two hour boat ride.
|Adult 2 persons||RM495.00 per person|
|Adult 4 persons||RM445.00 per person|
|Adult 6 persons||RM400.00 per person|
|Adult 8 persons||RM350.00 per person|
|Child (3 – 11)||RM250.00 per person|
|Child (Below 3yrs)||FOC|
- Minimum 2 pax.
- Requirements (for permit and insurance use)
Full name, Age, Nationality, DOB, Gender, Marital Status, Identity Card, Passport No. and Occupations.
- This package includes lunch, and private nature guide, permit for entering Taman Negara, Canopy Walkway ticket and Rapid shooting.
- Please wear comfortable walking shoes
- Please bring along extra clothes and towels
- Please bring along insect repellent.
- The final decision of the actual itinerary will be made by us on the day of tour. Due to the nature of the tour, weather, road condition, local circumstances, prevailing safety factors, the route and itinerary may vary from those published but the content of the tour will be the same.
- Canopy walkway will be closed if weather conditions are bad.
- The itinerary will be finalized by us based on local weather condition.
- Vegetarian food is serve upon request. Please inform in advance.
- DEPOSIT RM100 is required, balance payment (Cash Only) upon pick up.
- PAYPAL FEE RM6 WILL BE COLLECT UPON PICK UP
For Taman Negara Tour
What to Bring and Do:
Towel, Shoes, Slippers, Sun block, Personal toiletries, change of clothes (for changing after activities – please take note, after the activities in Taman Negara National Park, all guest are require to clean up (shower (if available) & change clothing) before boarding), towel, spare shoe or sandals.