5 days 4 nights Free & Easy Package at Mutiara Taman Negara Resort, Kuala Tahan (Singapore - Taman Negara - Singapore) - Pahang Malaysia
We advise travellers not to visit Taman Negara during the Monsoon Season between Mid-November and late-January
This is the package to take if you dont want to go with the pace of others and prefer to take in the pace of nature instead. But really, this is also the package to take for all activities at Taman Negara starts from the river bank where Mutiara Taman Negara Resort is sited on. Also, when you take this flexible package, you are at liberty to choose your place to dine and if you are tired from all the activities, having your meals at Mutiara Resort may be a good idea.
DestinationSingapore ~ Peninsular Malaysia ~ Pahang ~ Jerantut ~ Taman Negara ~ Kuala Tahan
Minimum no. of Persons
Place of Departure
Trip AvailabilityBooking in advance required. We do not advise visits to Taman Negara during the monsoon season sometime November .till mid-February. After all, this gives the jungle a bit of a rest and to repair itself from the trudge of thousands of visitors to the park over the other months.
local village lodging ( this is extremely basic and sometimes a little to be desired when it comes to tidiness and cleanliness. If you wish to take a package with this sort of accommodation, then best to bring your own bed sheets etc.)
local village resorts (this sort of accommodation are much better in terms of its upkeep and is relatively comfortable for short stays)
Mutiara Taman Negara Resort (this is the only resort with any kind of a star rating - 3 star at that. It is also the only accommodation that sits on the other side of the riverbank, where all park activities begin. This is the entry into Taman Negara)
Tour CodeTNNKS 5d4nFEMutiaraSG/ 2016
Tour Duration5 Days 4 Nights
Things To Bring AlongLight cotton long sleeve and short sleeve tshirts, shorts and long pants (Whites, greys, browns and earthy coloured clothing to blend into the jungle), swimwear, underwear, long socks, raincoat or poncho, one pair of sandals or flip flops (the cheapest you can buy) for easy walking ; one pair of shoes with good grip(Rubber Slipper or River Sandals or Lace-Up Shoes) for jungle treks.
Creature Comforts ~ towel, toilet paper, soap / facial wash, shampoo, toothbrush / toothpaste
Bag Packing ~ waterproof bag or separate your belongings and bundle them in a few small plastic bags before stuffing all in the master bag; keep important documents, passports, cash, wallets and electronic gadgets in zip-lock bags; garbage bag for waterproofing; a plastic bag for soiled clothes.
- Straps to secure your glasses - if you wear glasses
- Goggles - if you wear contact lenses
- Plastic bags for your wet clothes
Essentials to get you through ~ personal medication, mosquito repellent, sunblock lotion, heat rub for muscles ache, Torchlight, ear plugs or cotton balls (for those who can sleep with the TV blasting and not when its sound of nature that punctuates the night's silence), water bottle, minimum 2 liters capacity. Bring your own sleeping bag or bed sheets if you are fussy about cleanliness.
This is the jungle at it's most pristine. It can get hot and muggy and then there could be a thunderstorm in the next instance. And which ever way, your clothes will take forever to dry. Nights can get a little chilly especially during the rainy season. And when the rains come, leeches are aplenty. The jungle is unforgiving and yet it is so enchanting, it may sometimes leave you breathless. The monsoon season (November - February) may bring a lot of rain and create havoc especially when the river swells and banks burst, leaving people stranded in villages for days even weeks, landslides, mudslides ~ all sorts of nature's catastrophes. Trekking in the jungle in the rain is not the best experience. Quite often, by the end of the trek, you find yourself all bloodied by leech bites. We strongly advise against travel to Taman Negara during the monsoons.
Travelling to Taman Negara is not as difficult as it used to be. There are now many travel operators who provide transfers and packages to taman negara. You , as a traveller, have a choice to travel the cheaper way ie to make all the arrangements on your own eg transport (via public buses/coaches; private transfers; train; boat tickets can be bought at the tembeling jetty) , accommodation(there are numerous local village accommodation to suit your budget), treks (of which a number of them within taman negara can be done on your own) , meals (there are a number of eateries at kuala tahan village) OR go with travel operators for the ease of travel especially for those on a tight time schedule. The operators , be it travel operators, transport, accommodation etc that services the tourism industry here may not have the expertise you may wish for but that's what happens when there's a monopoly and political preference of who the players should be there. And their service is also sometimes compromised more especially so during peak season. It is a shame that this happens, not often, but it does happen and guests come away dissatisfied with their time and money spent there. Most important in travelling, especially for those who are not used to travelling in asia, is patience and empathy. And the end result of what experience you wish to take from a trip like this... the experience should be about celebrating the beauty of nature and all else should fall nicely into place...
5 days 4 nights Free & Easy Package at Mutirara Taman Negara Resort Kuala Tahan (rates based on per person per Package basis)
Package is Inclusive:
- 2 nights stay at National Park (Taman Negara)
- 2 nights stay at Hotel Sri Emas for Transit
- 2 Breakfast in National Park (Taman Negara)
- 2 Way Boat transfer Kuala Tembeling Jetty - Kuala Tahan
- 2 Way Bus transfer from Jerantut - Kuala Tembeling Jetty
- Park Entry Permit
- Train ticket back to Singapore, economy class
Camera License rm 5.00 per camera
Guide & Activities
Lunch & Dinner
- Jungle Trekking and Canopy Walkway with Guide - rm 30.00 per person
- Cave Exploration at Gua Telinga with Guide - rm 40.00 per person
- Rapid Shooting - rm 30.00 per person
- Visit Orang Asli Village with Guide - rm 40.00 per person
- Night Jungle Walk with Guide - rm 20.00 per person
- Night Safari with Guide - rm 30.00 per person
- Lata Berkoh with Guide - rm 240.00 per boat (maximum 4 person)
For this package:
Only additional MYR69 per person per way for daily shuttle bus to one of the destination below:
*Kuala Besut Jetty (Jetty to Perhentian Island)
* large luggages can be stored at Jerantut baggage storage if you do not wish to bring along to Taman Negara. Left luggage service is free.
**Please Note that there will be a non-refundable handling charge on payment made. Conditions apply.
06.00 pm Board Train from Woodland, Singapore to Jerantut (Train ticket not included)
01.46 am Pick up from Train Station at Jerantut and Transfer to Hotel Sri Emas.
08.30 am NKS Shuttle Coach to Kuala Tembeling Jetty
09.00 am Boat transfer to Kuala Tahan, National Park (Taman Negara) - 3 hours
Welcome to National Park (Taman Negara), check in accommodation as requested.
Free at own leisure
08.00 am After breakfast, free at own leisure
08.00 am After Breakfast, free at own leisure till check out at 12.00pm
02.00 pm Boat transfer to Kuala Tembeling Jetty (2½ hours boat journey)
04.30 pm Arrive at Kuala Tembeling Jetty, bus transfer to Hotel Sri Emas, Jerantut
05.00 pm Check in Hotel Sri Emas, Jerantut and collect train ticket.
02.45 am Transfer to Jerantut Train Station
03.19 am Train back to Woodland Train Station, Singapore (Economy class ticket included)
11.26 am Estimated time of arrival in Singapore
Park Entry Permit and Photographic Licence
Before you do any trek in Taman Negara, you must inssue a Park Entry Permit (RM1 per person) and Photographic Licence (RM5 per camera). This is valid for 1 month. You can inssue the Park Entry Permit at Wildlife Department Office at Kuala Tembeling or Taman Negara.
Why you need a permit
Park Entry Permit RM1 and Photographic Licence RM5 as a donation to the park for renovation the park and other.
When you are leaving the Park, you should return the Park Entry Permit to Wildlife Department Office, Hotel or Tour Counter to make sure you are save and leaving from the park
Learn a little
If you go into the deep jungle, especially by the Keniam, Tenol, or Tahan Mountain trails, it is better to go with guide you will learn a lot about the jungle from the guide and save yourself from getting lost in it.
Fishing in the park
Now the fishing lodge in the park is close and not allow to do any fishing in the park area.
But you can fishing at River Tembeling (A river at the border of the park) and you don't need any fishing license.
Tips Before Go To Taman Negara
1) Before you go to Taman Negara, something must be prepare first.
- Touch light or flash light
- Insect Repellent
- Walking Shoe or Sport Shoe
- Rain coat
(2) Taman Negara does not have ATM, bank, and money changer, you must prepare enough cash before you going. Some resorts accept credit card e.g Mutiara Taman Negara Resort, Rainforest Resort, and Woodland Resort but charge extra 3 - 5 %
(3) Do not bring too many luggages into Taman Negara. Big trolley bags are not advisable because when you come out from the boat, all the river banks are of stone and rock, then you need to hand carry your big trolley bag. If you have a lot of luggage, you are welcome to store your luggage in the luggage storage room at Hotel Sri Emas, Jerantut, It's free.
(4) You can get more information about Taman Negara trail and your next destination information at tour counter located at LBK Floating Restaurant, they know very well.
(5) If you are book the bus ticket with us (NKS Hotel & Travel), you must reconfirm your bus ticket at their office located at LBK Floating Restaurant one day before you leave. For boat ticket just reconfirm 30min before the boat departs.
(6) Leeches on any rainforest walk, the subject of leeches invariably comes up. Actually, you may not encounter any of these slimy little vampires while walking through the Malaysian jungle, but if the trail is leafy and it's been raining, chances are you'll be preyed upon.
(7) Yes, you can hire boots or camping equipment in Taman Negara. Just ask the people around there, they will show you where to hire.
(8) For who like to trek to Gunung Tahan (Mountain Tahan), you can hire a guide from Wildlife Department . Normally November to January is close the trail and reopen on mid of February.