10 things to do in Kuala Tahan – Taman Negara

Taman Negara Day Trip Package 

Following Day Trip arrangement by D Asia Travels locate at No 75, Jalan Bukit Bintang. We have daily departure and please find some useful information about Taman Negara. 3 Days 2 Nights Taman Negara Package and also Day Trip via Kuala Lumpur.


Canopy Walkway Taman Negara
Canopy Walkway Taman Negara

• Walk in the canopy
Feel the real different experience. Don’t miss Kuala Tahan ‘s top attraction: the longest rain forest canopy walk in the world. This is a must do activity when you at Taman Negara and one of the most memorable memories for you to bring home . Enjoy the magnificent panorama view of flora and fauna along the walkway.

Cruise Along Sungai TahanCruise Along Sungai Tahan

  •  Cruise along Sungai Tahan
    Experience the serenity of the beautiful Tahan river en route to the cascades at Lata Berkoh. Lata Berkoh is one of the jewels in Taman Negara and favorite spots for visitors to the park. On your way , stop by at Kelah Sanctuary, Lubuk Tenor , Sungai Tahan . Feel the bites and test your skills to touch and hold the fish with your bare hands. This boat trip is one of the most scenic in the park.
Kelah Sanctuary Taman Negara
Kelah Sanctuary Taman Negara

• Swim with the fishes
Stop by at Kelah Sanctuary along the way to Lata Berkoh , for a chance to snorkel amongst the endangered Kelah fishes that are being bred for conservation in Taman Negara. Kelah or Red Mahseer is the king of freshwater fish in Malaysia.

Kuala Tahan Climb Trails
Kuala Tahan Climb Trails

• Take a hike or climbing
The extensive trail network around Kuala Tahan caters to all levels of fitness and interest , with short trails on boardwalks to longer day treks and more challenging overnight treks. Trekking to Gunung Tahan is one of the adventurous activities in Taman Negara.

Wildlife Kuala Tahan
Wildlife Kuala Tahan

• Spy on Wildlife
Spend a night at one of the wildlife observation hides. To observe the animals , you need to do it from the hides which are available in Taman Negara .They are accessible from Kuala Tahan namely Tahan Hide , Tabing Hide, Cegar Anjing Hide, Blau Hide, Yong Hide and Kumbang Hide.

The hides are built structurally sound, safe and located at strategic position to face the salt lick where many animals regularly visit to consume clay, supplementing their diet with nutrient and minerals. Among those animals always being spotted including reindeer, tapir and wild boar.

Shoot Rapids Taman Negara
Shoot Rapids Taman Negara

• Shoot the Rapids
Rapid shooting is one of the best activities in Taman Negara. Take a thrilling boat ride across seven rapids along the Tembeling river upstream of Kuala Tahan. This full excitement and fun activity starts from Kuala Tahan Jetty to Kuala Terengganu vice versa. Others, fish, eagles and hornbills can sometimes be seen along the way.

• Watch Birds
Kuala Tahan is among the best places to see beautiful rainforest birds in their natural habitat. With about 380 species ,the park arguably has the highest number of birds of any forest area in Peninsular Malaysia. Habitats range from montane to lowlands forests with most of the birds found in the lowland forest around the main bird watching areas of Kuala Tahan and Kuala Terenggan. A good guide will be able to show you where to look for particular species.

• Sleep in a cave
Experience life in prehistoric times by spending a night in Gua Kepayang Besar and GuaTelinga . Limestone cave exploration guarantees of fun and excitement. Your excitement begin with your safety briefing. Gua Telinga is located 2.6 km from the wildlife HQ. Gua Telinga is home for various bats, racer snake and fascinating insect. They will be around you when you exploring the cave. If you want to expeience a larger chamber cave in Taman Negara , Gua Kepayang will be the best cave to explore.

Lubok Simpon
Lubok Simpon

• Picnic by a river
Quiet and serene. Lubok Simpon is the perfect spot for a picnic or a lazy afternoon lying on a sandy riverbank. The upstream of Sungai Tahan is in the deepest part of the Taman Negara. There is no human habitation and human activities. Therefore , the water is clean and fresh . As it is just a short walk from Kuala Tahan, there will be no problem bringing along food and drinks for your picnic.

• Go fishing
The tributaries of Sungai Tembeling are stocked with some of the most sought after game fishes in the country.

Safety in Kuala Tahan – Taman Negara

• Relax
Statistics show that you are more likely to be hit by a bus in the city then eaten by a wild animal in the rainforest. However, even the most experienced trekkers can get lost, injured, or stung by a bee. Here are some of the things you can do to ensure a safe and pleasant experience.

• Be Prepared
Make sure that you have the following items packed in your bag: water, high energy snacks, mobile phone antihistamines, bandages, torchlight, compass, raincoat, and matches

• Water suitable shoes
A sturdy pair of hiking shoes is a must. Do not wear flip flops or barefoot.

• Hire a guide
A good guide will enrich your experience by pointing out animals that might not spot on your own and explaining in the ecological or cultural significance of the plants and animals. Hiring a guide is also a good way to get to know the locals better as well as to contribute directly to the local economy .

• Register at the Park Centre
Obtain that required permits and discuss plans and logistics with the rangers at the Park Centre before setting out on the trails.

• Beware of strong currents
Do not swim in Sungai Tembeling as the current are extremely strong. Beware of currents and flash floods in all rivers. Do not swim after heavy rain or when there is perceptible rise in water level. It is also not advisable to swim at the cascades at Lata Berkoh.

Useful Links

Jabatan Perlindungan Hidupan Liar dan Taman Negara ( Department of Wildlife and National Parks ) ( PERHILITAN )
Tel :  03-90863000

Jabatan Taman Laut Malaysia ( Department of Marine Parks )
Tel : 03- 88861379

Jabatan Perhutanan Negeri Perlis ( Perlis Forestry )
Tel : 04-977 6626 ?04-976 5966

Perbadanan Taman Negeri Perak ( Perak State Parks Corporation )
Tel : 05 – 791 4543

Jabatan Perhutanan Negeri Sembilan
Tel : 06- 765 9849

Johor National Parks Corporation
Tel : 07-2661301

Jabatan Perhutanan Negeri Pahang
Tel : 09-5732911

Lembaga Kemajuan Terengganu Tengah ( KETENGAH ) Unit Pelancongan & Pembangunan Tasik Kenyir
Tel : 09-8231000

Sabah Parks
Tel : +6088523500

Sarawak Tourism Board
Tel : +6082423600

Forest Department Sarawak
Tel : +6082442180

Sarawak Forestry Corporation
Tel : +6082610088

Malaysia Nature Society ( MNS )
Tel : 03- 22879422

Malaysan Ecotourism Association ( MEA )
Tel : 03- 42574688

World Wildlife Fund ( WWF )
Tel : 03-74503773

Malaysia Nature Guides Association
Tel : 03-22403551

Persatuan Pemandu Pelancong Alam Semulajadi Terengganu
Tel : 019 917 8000 ( Azhari Jannah )

1 thought on “10 things to do in Kuala Tahan – Taman Negara”

  1. Very useful information before a visit to Taman Negara, is not very far from Kuala Lumpur. Either can do day trip or can stay there 3 days 2 nights to enjoy the nature

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