Adventure and Eco-Tourism
a. Elephant Sanctuary, Kuala Gandah
Join this educational tour that enables you to understand the protected Asian elephants from up close. Learn about the capture and translocation program carried out by the Rangers for the survival of the species. Based at the elephant sanctuary is the headquarters of the Department of Wildlife and National Park’s elephant translocation unit. This highly skilled, specialised unit is dedicated to the protection and conservation of the Asian Elephant.
Get up close and personal with the centre’s trained elephants. Have fun feeding, grooming and bathing one of the largest mammal species in Malaysia.
Orang Asli (Aborigines) skills demonstration and local buffet lunch are available as options.
10.00 ~ Assemble at pick-up point (Petaling Jaya / Kuala Lumpur –TBA)
10.30~ Departure for Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary
12.30~ Arrival at Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary
1.00~ Visit to the visitors Information Centre
2.00~ Feeding and grooming the Elephant
3.00~ Bathing the Elephant
4.00~ Departure for Kuala Lumpur
Sport shoes, T-shirt, long pants, sunglasses and hat
b. Rhinoceros Reserve & Firefly Colony
Tour Code: Hat
Departs every Monday & Thursday
Your first stop on this cultural & natural heritage safari is the world-renowned Sungai Dusun Wildlife Reserve and Sumatran Rhinoceros Conservation Sanctuary, at Tanjung Malim, near the state border of Selangor and Perak.
Here, you will experience a close encounter with the rare two-horned Sumatran Rhinoceros, Malaysia’s and one of the world’s most critically endangered animals. You will learn about the intensive research and breeding programs being carried out to save this rare and gentle mammal from extinction.
Your second stop is Bukit Melawati, a historical hill overlooking the estuary of the Selangor River and beyond, to the Straits of Malacca. You will visit the site of the Altingsburg Fort where the fierce Bugis warriors once manned the ancient cannons. You will walk in the footsteps of Raja Lumut, the Bugis ruler who, in 1766, founded Selangor Sultanate. Often seen among the trees that line the ridges and lower reaches of the hill are communities of silver-leaf monkeys and long tailed macaques.
You will then visit a nearby riverfront restaurant for a delicious, fresh seafood dinner. After dark you are taken to your final destination, Kampung Kuantan, where you will be rowed up the Sungai Selangor in small boats to witness the synchronized flashing display of the tiny folded-wing fireflies among the berembang trees along the banks of the river.
Tour is inclusive of Seafood dinner
Duration: Approx. 10 hours.
Departure: 2.00 pm every Monday & Thursday
Pick-up: Between 1.30 pm & 2.00 pm.
Tour Operates with a minimum of 02 persons.
Recommended Gears: Sport shoes, T-shirts, long pants, sunglasses, hat & insect repellent
c. Caving Trip to Batu Caves
Tour Code: HAT 01
A three- quarter-day trip to the Batu Caves cave system (8 am to 3 pm). Easy caving where you walk through caves linked by a series of spectacular abseils. Long pants and long sleeves are recommended to protect yourself against bruises.
You will need to bring:
o Your own transportations (or ours at a small fee)
o Suitable clothes and good sports shoes that you can hike in
o A small rucksack to bring your gear in
o Insect repellent, sun block a change of clothes in case it rains
o A sense of adventure and enthusiasm
We will provide:
o All climbing and technical equipment
o Water, lunch and snacks
o A safe and positive environment where you can challenge your self
o A great time with experienced climbers who are enthusiastic about sharing their knowledge in the sport.
d. Limestone Cave & Underground River Expedition
Tour Code: HAT 02
A unique subterranean adventure of exploration and discovery through the ancient geological formations of one of West Malaysia’s most spectacular limestone cave systems. You will venture along safe walkways, inside the massive chambers of Gua Tempurung (Tempurung Cave) where you will view stalagmites, stalactites and other rock sculpture of vast proportions, vivid colours and breathtaking beauty.
The more adventurous ‘caver’ can join the 3 ½ hour, fully guided ‘grand tour’ to the unlit remote reaches of the internal chambers. This challenging journey, to the ‘top of the world’, is raw adventure at its best. You will lower yourself through a narrow opening in the limestone and slide down a smooth rock face to the waters of a subterranean river. You will follow this watercourse, on hands and knees, along narrow passageways until you finally reach daylight at the other side of the cave.
We suggest you bring a change of clothing if you intend to accept this wet and exciting challenge, to conquer the ‘top of the world’.
Duration : Approx. 10 hours.
Tour is inclusive of Breakfast & Lunch
Departure : 8.00 AM every Friday & Saturday
Pick-up : Between 7.00 AM & 7.45 AM
Minimum : 02 persons.
Recommended Gears – Sport shoes, T-shirts, long pants, sunglasses, & hat.
* Please bring along extra dry clothing including undergarments