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Explore the Royal Belum State Park

Perak, Malaysia

Duration
06 hours 30 minutes
Capacity
2 - 15 travelers
Booking notice
3 days
Standard price
RM 360.00

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Nico & Belum Temenggor Team
I speak English, Malay

You’ll learn more about the wildlife of Royal 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.

First stop for the trekking until Kooi Waterfall. 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).

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.

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.


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Itinerary

09:30 AM

Meet your personal nature guide at Pulau Banding public jetty and start the cruise on Temenggor lake, directing yourselves to Royal Belum conservation area.

Summary

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.

A type of small boats used while cruising the Temenggor lake

10:30 AM

Enter the rain forest with the trekking along Kooi waterfall trail.

Summary

First stop for the trekking until Kooi Waterfall.

Kooi waterfall

11:30 AM

Follow by the elephants' trail at Sungai Papan salt lick area.

Summary

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.


12:30 PM

Stop at Kampung and visit a native village of Orang Asli. Be part also on our plastic free educational program during our visit at the orang asli villages.

Summary

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.


02:00 PM

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.

Summary

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.


04:00 PM

Pulau Banding

Summary

Estimated time to be back at the jetty in Pulau Banding.


Travel notes

To bring with you only a small bag with the strictly necessary items for the excursion. If you have a large baggage please consider to leave it in a luggage storeroom in the hotel/resort where you stay (most will be kind enough to keep your luggage even after you have checked out).

Outfit Recommendations

To have with you suitable shoes and outfit for outdoors; mosquito/insect repellent, salt or a lighter for leeches (although they’re easy to remove with just your hands); bring a raincoat (a disposable one will do), a hat and, in case you plan to bathe in the waterfall, swimwear.

Safety notices

We follow the SOP given by the state park.

Where we will meet

Jeti Awam Pulau Banding, Gerik, Perak, Malaysia

How to get there

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RM 360.00 /Pax
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How to get there

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. I will meet guests at designated location. More details can be found here https://belum.com.my/how-to-get-there/