Taman Negara Travel Guide
At the camp at the entrance
Things to Do
A child from the Orang Asli Tribe, Taman...
Hornbill, Taman Negara
sparkling river, lush, unspoilt greenery, unique plant and animal-life
Sandflies, Dung from Bats, Elephants and every other animal
In a nutshell
I don't usually go anywhere more than once but Taman Negara is a place I'd like to do again!
Reaching the heights on the canpoy walkway
Clearly one of the 'high' lights of a trip to Taman Negara is the canopy walkway. Going up a short stair case at the start, one has no idea how far above the ground you are going to be, until suddenly you are in the tree tops. There are spectacular views across the path and...
Take a night walk in the jungle
One of the many activities on offer at Mutiara Taman Negara Resort is a night walk through the jungle. The guides at the resort have an amazing knowldge of their park and somehow manage to find all sorts of creepy-crawlies in the dark. Walks last for about 90 minutes and...
Below is the timetable, Boat Counter Fare per Person Departure TimeOne Way Return From Kuala Tembeling From Kuala TahanHans Travel RM 25 RM 50 2.00 p.m. 9.00 a.m.NKS TravelSPKG TravelMutiara Resort RM 28 RM 56 1.00 p.m.See more at...
With only one and a half days in Taman Negara, we decided to do a night jungle walk and a trek to the look-out point at Beresek Hill and the canopy walkway the next morning. That afternoon, we decided to do the trip to Lata Berkoh - it doesn't seem to be one of the trips...
If you're going for a 3days 2nights vacation, here are the standard things that you should do or visit:- Night Jungle Trekking- Gua Telinga- Canopy walkway- Lata Berkoh- Orang Asli village.I hv been to Taman Negara 3 times and still not bored with it. To me, the main...
Orang Asli Village
Although the highlight of the visit is supposed to be learning how the orang asli make fire and use the blowpipe, I found it more interesting to hear about what they are doing to earn a living (besides being stared at by tourists!) and they were also rather open to requests...
Dedari Restaurant: Good Food!
The prices at this restaurant is slightly more expensive than those at the floating restaurants but at least its food is good. It serves local and Malaysian style Western food.We had paid for a room and food package and when there, we ate buffet style meals everyday, joining...
Mawar Restaurant: Floating Restaurant
We had 3 lunches at the same floating restaurants. Of course the food here is not as good as what we had at the rainforest resort, but I suppose here is cheaper and so, we compromise with what we were given. You can buy your drinks from here, even mineral water as it cost...
Night Safari: Now you see it, now you don't
Night safari is riding on the back of a 4-wheel drive into an oil palm estate at 9 pm. Costs RM40 per person. On our trip, there were actually only 6 paying passengers but others like the co-partner of NBK Tour and 3 other employees got in too so it was quite a squeeze. Our...
Bus and boat to Taman Negara
One of the many highlights of a trip to Taman Negara is actually getting there. Buses from Kuala Lumpur take close to 3 hours to get to Kuala Tembeling jetty which is just past the small town of Jerantut. The bus trip itself is nothing inspiring - it is the next stage that...
Getting there !
Daily departure from Hotel Malaya, Chinatown at 8am. Cost RM30The bus makes one stop in Mentakab Mobil petrol station for about 10 minutes and then straight to Jerantut town.2 choices, bus to Taman Negara (1 & 1/2 hours) or long boat ride from Kuala Tembelling Jetty (3...
The boat schedule from Ping Anchorage, the travel agency that I bought my KL-Taman Negara bus tickets from is as follows:Kuala Tembeling to Kuala Tahan 09.00 hrs, 13.00 hrs and 14.00 hrs (Sat-Thu) 09.00 hts, 14.30 hrs (Fri)Kuala Tahan to Kuala Tembeling 09.00 hrs, 14.00 hrs...
It is possible to book ahead the bus seats for the Kuala Lumpur-Taman Negara-Kuala Lumpur trip. Of course, to be more accurate, the bus just goes till Jerantut and returns from there.The travel agency I used was Ping Anchorage and they have their own bus. There is a web site...
The following link demonstrates the still existing problem of malaria in certain parts of Malaysia and the need for prophylaxis prior to entering endemic areas, which include Taman Negara:-http://www.who.int/malaria/publications/country-profiles/profile_mys_en.pdf
Get out of Jungle before 5pm
Since it is a national park, the wild beasts such as tiger, jaguar, and other predators are abundant here.My experiences in Taman Negara during one of our day trip to Gua Daun Menari (Dancing Leaf Cave) almost scared the *** out of me. You may hear thunderous roars of tigers...
Ugh rooms, bathrooms & toilets
Many foreign tourists go to Taman Negara without booking rooms so they had to stay at those that overlook the Kuala Tembeling river (separates Taman Negara from Kuala Tahan). These places are cheaper (but not always). When I walked past them and looked into the rooms thro...
Canopy Walk and Teresek Hill
Paying for a guide to get to Canopy Walkway and Teresek Hill.
If you pay for a guide, he will explain to you some things about the Canopy Walkway, the jungle flora and fauna, and if he is smart, he will register you for the Canopy Walk much earlier so that you don't have to...
Salt Licks and Bumbuns
The park has a number of blinds or hides ("bumbun" in Malay) for visitors to use for night observation of wildlife. These are built off the ground and are constructed of wood so as to blend in with the environment. The hides provide salt-licks for foraging animals, so your...
Like Murphy's Law says anything that can go wrong will go wrong, and at the worst possible time. It's a chain reaction, we were slow, we were late to get out of jungle, guides rush us, girl sprained her ankle and shoe gave way.Now that we are late, the sky getting dark and...
Get Down and Dirty at the Cave
Gua Telinga (Ear Cave) is one of the caves that you must explore when at Taman Negara. Anyone who is reasonably fit will be able to conquer this cave. It is of low to medium difficulty and there are stretches where you have to climb, squat, crawl up and down and slide. If you are from the city and have not tried any caving, you should still have a try. We had a bunch of people (all from the city) who tried it and everyone who did were so happy that they did, because it was a great experience and they felt that they had achieved something.
Equipment: Ladies, if you are not the sporty type or squemish, you may wish to wear plastic or rubber disposable gloves, because the cave floor is rather slimy, muddy and a bit smelly. Long track pants are also advisable, so that your knees aren't covered with mud. Bring along a torchlight and you'll need a guide to get you in and out of the cave.
Last but not least, be prepared to get dirty!
Updated Jul 8, 2007
Address: Gua Telinga
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- Jungle and Rain Forest
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