Ever wondered what’s it like sleeping on a boat in the middle of a large lake embracing a thousands years old tropical rainforest in South East Asia? Take a cruise to Temenggor lake on a typical houseboat!
The boat is fully equipped with facilities and trained crew, solely for you and your group. The Standard boat have comfortable cabins and can accommodate up to 16 persons. The houseboats can cater to a number of activities decided by you! If you are a fishing enthusiast, the captain will adjust the route in areas more suitable for catching fishes. There’s also the option to have bamboo rafts instead of “modern” kayaks. Normally, you paddle on bamboo rafts while standing on it, a bit like a Venetian gondoliere!
Boats have facilities on board, such a kitchen, where the staff will prepare barbecue meals or serve you breakfast, and even karaoke, in case you and your friends want to sing before going to sleep in the evening. The boat will halt after sunset and you will spend one night sleeping in the middle of Temenggor lake, entirely surrounded by the pristine forest and a starry sky. Waking up at the sole sounds of the rainforest it’s altogether a special experience on its own you don’t want to miss! On some occasions you may even spot elephants at dusk (although this is a rare occurrence) or hear gibbon calls. Thought the whole trip it is more common to spot large birds, such as eagles, sometimes hornbills.
Meet & greet the staff and move from the public jetty
Visit a orang asli village settlement
Cruise to Sg. Ruok & Tea break
Wake up at the sound of rainforest, perhaps you will have a chance to hear gibbon calls, and surely those of many birds that populate the area.
Breakfast is served
Trekking to Sg. Ruok waterfall
Estimated time of arrival back to jetty in Pulau Banding, which terminates the cruise experience.