Taman Negara National Park translates simply as ‘national park’ in Malay! This is perhaps the most popular rainforest within Malaysia, and among the best preserved in all of Southeast Asia. Wild residents you are sure to witness include Malayan tapirs, herds of elephant, sambar deer, muntjacs, and wild oxen (Sela dang), among other exotic creatures. Taman Negara National Park is home to the endangered Sumatran rhino and the Sumatran tiger, although they are not very easy to spot in these dense jungles. The nearly 400 resident bird species of this lowland rainforest are other colorful treasures to watch out for. The park is also home to some of the most ancient and diverse plant life still in existence around the world.
Lush, tropical jungle
Rich wildlife and birdlilfe
Trekking & Hiking
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Day 1: Take an unforgettable trip to the Malaysia’s famed tropical rainforest – Taman Negara. You can spend your day relaxing in the lap of nature and exploring the lush surroundings of your resort. In the evening, savor a delicious dinner and watch an enlightening video about this historical park. You may just spot some nocturnal species on your night walk through the jungle. Day 2: After breakfast, set out in the morning to the world’s longest canopy walkway. This suspended bridge is the perfect vantage point for wildlife watching. Take a trek up to Teresek Hill through the scenic route of gushing river, towering trees and vibrant birdlife. The view from the top is an absolute delight of sweeping hills and valleys of this tropical paradise. After a scrumptious lunch, travel onward to Lata Berkoh cascades on a peaceful boat ride. Spend the afternoon enjoying the lively rapids and soaking in the atmosphere at Taman Negara. Day 3: After breakfast, it is time to check out and return to civilization. (Full day; Group Activity; Fitness level: Easy; Please bring swimwear, binoculars, towels, sunblock, insect repellent, leech sock, hat, torchlight, raincoat and comfortable shoes)