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Taman Negara National Park
Taman Negara National Park

Taman Negara National Park

Taman Negara National Park, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur

The Basics

For many years, Taman Negara National Park was only accessible by boat, and jungle cruises remain one of the most popular means of wildlife spotting. It's possible to take in the highlights on a long day tour from Kuala Lumpur. A typical itinerary includes a boat ride along Tembeling River, a trek to Bukit Teresek (Teresek Hill), and wildlife watching from the suspension bridge Canopy Walkway.

More intrepid travelers can hire a tour guide for treks into the rain forest that vary in length from a few hours to several days. Multi-day tours offer plenty of time for activities such as hiking, rapid shooting (cruises over the river rapids), and exploring Orang Asli settlements, and often include nearby sites such as the Cameron Highlands or the Batu Caves.

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Day Tour Rainforest Taman Negara
Day Tour Rainforest Taman Negara
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$200.00 per adult
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Was picked up on time and were at...
Was picked up on time and were at the Batu Caves early with very few people there. Great guide/driver who went out of his way to show us the local area. Thoroughly enjoyed the river ride, national park and native village. Had personal time with the villagers. Great people, great day!!!
jhendry.64, Oct 2017

Recent reviews from experiences in Kuala Lumpur

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Fun day trip
dsanto2000, Jan 2020
Private Amazing Taman Negara Day Trip from Kuala Lumpur Including Lunch
I enjoyed seeing the rainforest and the canopy walkways. The boat trip we did get wet but it was cool and refreshing. We saw a native tribe and used a blow dart. It was a very fun experience.
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Fun activities
breenfamily98, Oct 2019
4-Day Jungle Experience in Taman Negara from Kuala Lumpur
Great activities and excellent guides so well worth the stay. If you can, take your own water bottle and sterilising tablets. Most of the rubbish we saw in bags was single use plastic water bottles.
star-5
Excellent tour we enjoyed it very...
MITRA P, Nov 2017
Day Tour Rainforest Taman Negara
Excellent tour we enjoyed it very much especially our Guide/Driver Ram was very friendly/knowledgeable and made our tour as the most memorable.
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Super great day! Tour guide Chandra...
Kalan R, Sep 2017
Day Tour Rainforest Taman Negara
Super great day! Tour guide Chandra was ABSOLUTELY awesome! DJ one of the guides on site was really good too. Beautiful drive out to the site. Great lunch! Great day in village, boating and climbing mountain. HIGHLY recommended tour!
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Amazing!!!!!! Our guides were great...
charity_larson, Nov 2017
Day Tour Rainforest Taman Negara
Amazing!!!!!! Our guides were great! Ram made stops along the way so we could try different local foods. DJ escorted us on the jungle walk and sky trek. It’s a whole other kind of beautiful. Be prepared to sweat like crazy! It’s hot and humid. Loose clothing is best! I loved visiting th local villag
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Amazing, the best part of our trip...
Zia, Aug 2018
Day Tour Rainforest Taman Negara
Amazing, the best part of our trip to Malaysia. But be careful of the walkway bridge, there is a section with a ladder. It takes patience and calm to walk on. There is an option to avoid the bridge. The boat ride is amazing. Make sure you take a change of clothes and make sure you change, you will fall ill otherwise. The Batu caves are amazing, but maybe do that on the way back.
star-5
Great tour but be aware of lots of stairs and vertical paths and treking back & forth across streams
dwrightson, Sep 2018
Day Tour Rainforest Taman Negara
It was a great day starting at the pickup from the hotel and the informative drive to Taman Negra. It is a 3 hour drive. Once you arrive you take a boat across the river into the national park. WE then started climbing up to 2 observation points. The other solo traveler in his early 30's in our party quit about 2/3 up and did not see either view. It was too strenuous for him. WE then did the canopy walk which was great. If you have fear of heights you may not want to do this walk very high above the forest floor. We then went on a rugged slightly marked trail walk thru the forest that crossed a small stream many times and ultimately to a small water fall. Our last stop in the park was a indigenous village where we saw how they made their darts and how they caught small animals. You could try it as well. We then had a wet ride thru the rapids on our way back to the dock. We were served a lunch of 3 dishes with water. Then a drive to Batu Caves and back to the hotel. You need to be prepared with appropriate clothes for a number of activities and there are not really any facilities to change. It was great but was fairly rugged with minimal facilities. Bring toilet paper.
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This was a great tour but be prepared...
Haley B, Mar 2018
Day Tour Rainforest Taman Negara
This was a great tour but be prepared to spend a lot of time climbing stairs on the hike.
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Service and education was excellent...
ptoledo4444, Mar 2018
Day Tour Rainforest Taman Negara
Service and education was excellent. Just few animals to see.
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Definitely recommended for nature...
Georgia V, Jul 2017
Day Tour Rainforest Taman Negara
Definitely recommended for nature lovers who want a day out of the city!
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We had the best time of our...
Nello A, Aug 2017
Day Tour Rainforest Taman Negara
We had the best time of our lives!!!! DJ our jungle guide was spectacular and all the adventures we went on were mind blowing. I have no bad things to say about our experience with them or Viator. If you are looking for a great way to experience things on a time frame, Viator is the way to go. Our driver pick us up from our hotel, talked with us the whole way up to Taman Negara Jungle, explained everything and gave us great information about the culture of Malaysia. If you are in Malaysia and are looking for something to do, definitely go with them and make sure you request DJ for your trekking and Thurai as your driver. You can't go wrong and you WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!!!! Thanks guys, we will definitely be back!!!!
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Amazing tour to the jungle. Whilst...
Peter W, Oct 2017
Day Tour Rainforest Taman Negara
Amazing tour to the jungle. Whilst only a peak at what can be seen and experienced with a longer stay, well worth the visit. TAKE A DRY SET OF CLOTHES. You will get wet and need to change. First stop after being collected from hotel by Elvin Raj was a visit to Batu caves to see the caves and Hindu temples. As it is an earlier start the site is not busy giving a good chance to view. Elvin gives a brief overview of the site and lets us explore. Then off on a two hour road trip to Taman Negara. Elvin kept the journey interesting by pointing out various items on the way and giving some knowledge on local life. On arriving we took a boat trip upstream to the jungle canopy. Hot and humidity we were taken by DJ our guide for the day up through the jungle to to peaks and a canopy walk. Not a trek for old or physically weak. I was the oldest at 59 and struggled in the conditions. Pace was kept slow for me and the group of us all stayed together. Well worth the puffing and panting for the view of the jungle from above. If you are looking to see animals you will be disappointed as they stay away, other than the insects, which DJ pointed out. On returning to our starting point we had lunch followed by a further trek up river through rapids, where you will get wet on the return, to an aboriginal village. The villagers will show you how to make fire in less than a minute and how to make blowpipe darts and to fire them. Excellent guides and a super trip.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Visitors are not allowed to enter the park or fish without the appropriate permit or license, so it is best to go with a guide.

  • The national park has a number of accommodation options, including the popular Mutiara Taman Negara resort.

  • Bring comfortable hiking shoes, mosquito repellant, sun protection, a light rain coat or poncho, and plenty of water.

  • There are few public amenities in the national park, so it’s best to bring everything that you need with you.

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How to Get There

Taman Negara National Park is about 155 miles (250 kilometers) northeast of Kuala Lumpur. The main gateway to the park is the small town of Kuala Tahan, reachable by boat. To get there from Kuala Lumpur, it’s around a 3-hour drive to the village of Kuala Tembeling, just outside Jerantut, then a 2.5-hour boat trip to Kuala Tahan.

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When to Get There

Peak season runs from May to August; to avoid the crowds, opt for a multi-day tour, allowing you to make an early start before the day tours arrive. The dry season (February to September) is the best time for trekking, while visitors in monsoon season (December to February) are advised to keep a close eye on the weather forecast and only visit with a guide.

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Wildlife Watching in Taman Negara

Taman Negara is home to an enormous variety of exotic and endangered species including elephants, sambar deer, wild boar, leopards, and numerous bird and insect species. Night walks and 4WD safaris offer some of the best opportunities to admire the rain forest wildlife, with sightings including nocturnal flowers, glow-in-the-dark fungi, water dragons, and monitor lizards. If you’re really lucky you might even spot a tiger or leopard.

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