Trek into the jungle to see the treasured flower of Borneo - the Rafflesia.
The trek to the Rafflesia is near a little village about 12km from Gopeng, near Ipoh, Perak. To trek through the jungle to where the Rafflesia thrives, you need to engage the services of a Semai Orang Asli guide. Hilly and slippery, you would have to be really careful and climb up to hill. Halfway along the hill, you can already see and smell a Rafflesia. The endangered flower is the largest in the world and can only for about 4 to 5 days. We will then head to a butterfly area where you might catch a glimpse of many Rajah Brooke butterflies.
Pick up and heads to Ulu River Lodge
Pick up from Gopeng Toll Exit Plaza (Exit 135). Assemble at the parking area Ulu River Lodge and then transfer by lorry to Ulu Geroh (starting point). The journey will take around 1 hour 30 minutes.
Briefing and Start Trekking
Arrive starting point there will be a briefing by guide. Start trekking to Ulu Geroh. Journey will take around 3 hours where one will pass by the area of Orang Asli settlement. Some part of the trek is steep so a good hiking shoes and long socks are required to avoid leech bite. After a visit to the Rafflesia Centre, guests will also get the chance to visit Rajah Brooke Butterfly area.
End of Rafflesia trekking
Depart to lodge area for lunch.
Freshen up - End of Service
Pick up at Gopeng Toll Exit Plaza (Exit 135)