The perfect full day excursion for those who wish to wander and explore the Royal Belum state park in a single day.
The Royal Belum is the upper part of the Belum-Temenggor rainforest complex which can be reached by boat from Pulau Banding, the starting point of your trip. The upper Belum is a more of a wild area than the lower part of Temenggor, since access and human activities are more regulated there.
Meet your personal nature guide at Pulau Banding jetty and start the cruise on Temenggor lake, directing yourselves to Royal Belum conservation area.
You will start at Pulau Banding jetty, the islet in the middle of Belum Temenggor. It is the main point of entrance to the Royal Belum state park. Here you will meet with your local nature guide. He is a friendly, skilled and licensed professional that will lead you and your group throughout your trekking tour of Belum. The guide will speak English and Malay language. If you are in need of an interpreter you may contact us and we will try our best to accommodate your requests and needs. From Pulau Banding, you will enter Royal Belum state park by boat. Then you will reach a deeper part of the rainforest by trekking. Enter the rain forest by land and do a short trekking in search of the Rafflesia flower along trail. This endemic flower of Malaysia’s rainforest, is one of the largest. And, it can be seen in Belum and few other places only.
Enter the rain forest with the trekking along Kooi waterfall trail.
First stop for the trekking until Kooi Waterfall.
Follow by the elephants' trail at Sungai Papan salt lick area.
Then, you’ll proceed to a salt lick area at Sungai Papan. The type of soil of such areas hold natural mineral deposits and play an important role in the diet of many animal species, especially Asian elephants (Elephas maximus). You’ll learn more about the wildlife of Belum while trekking along the elephants trail. Although there are plenty in the wild, it’s very uncommon to spot wild elephants since this species is shy of human groups. In the rare eventuality that you and your group encounter elephants, please be quiet and strictly follow the nature guide instructions to get back to your motor boat safety.
Stop at Kampung and visit a native village of Orang Asli.
After the visit to the salt lick you will proceed to an orang asli village. The settlement is only accessible by water. The natives that live there do not get as many visits as the clans that live in the southern part of the forest complex in lower Temenggor. In return of their hospitality, if it’s your wish, you can leave gifts or presents to the village. It can be household items or clothing. While at the village, you can interact with the locals and learn more about their community. They do not speak English.
Continue your trekking from Sungai Ruok to Air Terjun waterfall. You can bathe at the waterfalls and relax by the area surrounded by tall trees and quiet vegetation.
The last place of your excursion will be at Air Terjun waterfall (located along Sungai Ruok). You will reach the area by boat first and then do a short trek later. Once arrived at the waterfall, you can swim there and take your packed meal before returning to Pulau Banding, where your trip will finally end.
Estimated time to be back at the jetty in Pulau Banding.