Top Activities in Taman Negara

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Top Activities in Taman Negara

Free yourself from hustle & bustle of city life. There is no traffic jam, no punch card, no hectic schedule and no project deadline. Back to Nature – Explore, discover and enjoy Taman Negara, the world’s oldest rainforest.

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Canopy Walk

Canopy Walk
Canopy Walk

Feel the real different experience. Walk on the world’s longest canopy walkway, 530 m long and 40 m above the ground level. This is a must do activity in Taman Negara and one of the most memorable memories for you to bring home. Enjoy the magnificent panoramic view of flora and fauna along the walkway.

The canopy walkway was initially built for research purposes, turned out to be, main attractions for local and international tourists to Taman Negara. The Wildlife Department supervise on safety aspect and manage the daily operation. The canopy walkway is about 1.2 km from Wildlife HQ and can be reached by boat or trekking.

Jungle Trekking

Jungle Trekking
Jungle Trekking

Taman Negara Kuala Tahan is one of the best places to do trekking in Malaysia. There are many trails in Kuala Tahan and one of the most popular trails is to Bukit Teresek. Trek under the high density rainforest canopy about 1.7 km from Wildlife HQ to Bukit Teresek. It takes about 30 – 45 minutes to reach its peak. From the top of 334 m height, enjoy the magnificent panoramic view of Gunung Tahan (can be seen on clear weather) and fabulous rainforest canopy throughout the hills and valleys.

Other popular trails are Lubok Simpon (20 – 30 min), Gua Telinga (2 hr 30 min to 3 hr), Bumbun Kumbang  (4 hr) and Lata Berkoh (5 hr). Trail to Gunung Tahan is the longest distance, 53 km from Kuala Tahan and normally takes 7D6N trekking. Tenor Trail is one of the most challenging  trails and seldomly being explored.

Night Jungle Walk

Night Jungle Walk
Night Jungle Walk

The Night Jungle Walk is the best way for you to observe and discover  the nocturnal creatures in Taman Negara. At night,  the side of the jungle comes alive. Bring your own touch light that help you to find the nocturnal, and insects along the trail. Please be quite when you trek along the trail, just to make sure you do not scared the creatures away.

Start your Night Jungle Walk from The Wildlife Office to Bumbun Tahan (Tahan Hide). From the hide, if you are lucky, you might see the wild animals come to the salt lick for their mineral nutrient supplies. Among those always being spotted including reindeer,  tapir, wild boar and etc.

Fishing

Fishing
Fishing

Taman Negara is a fishing paradise for anglers. The park authority permits Sungai Tembeling and Sungai Keniam for fishing. Fish netting, poisoning, electric current and etc. are strictly prohibited and illegal. Among the popular catches in Taman Negara are Kelah, Patin, Baung, Gohok, Tenggalan, Lampam, Krai and Tapah. The best fishing months are during drier months in February to September of the year.

If you are a serious angler, fishing spots along Sungai Keniam which deep in Taman Negara are good choice. There are a few popular spots such as Kuala Perkai, Rincing, Rawa and Lata Said. It takes 2.5 – 5 hrs to reach the fishing spots from the departure point at Kuala Tahan jetty.  For the amateur, Sungai Tembeling is good enough for you to experience the Taman Negara fishing.