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Embark on an adventure that showcases the best of Peninsular Malaysia’s East Coast ? traditional Malay village culture alongside tranquil beaches and a journey through Malaysia’s largest national park, Taman Negara. Be charmed by the warmth and opulence of Malay culture as you lay back and rejuvenate at one of Malaysia’s most exotic locales, Tanjung Jara Resort.
Next, journey to Taman Negara, and step into the very heart of nature and see the true meaning of beauty. Learn some of Nature’s simple secrets reflected in the delicate balance and harmony of the diverse plants and wildlife, and marvel at the richness that Mother Earth has to offer.ItineraryDay 1: Kuala Terengganu to Tanjung Jara Resort
Your holiday experience begins at Tanjung Jara Resort after a drive of just over an hour from the time you arrive at the Kuala Terengganu Airport. The 99-room resort is designed to reflect the grandeur and elegance of Malay palaces, and let you experience first hand the warmth and subtlety of Malay hospitality.Day 2: In Tanjung Jara
Wake up to a spectacular view of the South China Sea and prepare for a day of pleasure and luxury. Plan your day according to your tastes, and choose from a myriad of activities offered by the resort. These include nature-based activities, such as jungle trekking, river cruises, and cultural experiences such as traditional cooking lessons, batik panting and handicraft. You can even go on a diving trip at the reefs off Tenggol Island, or just lounge and rejuvenate by the sea. The choice is entirely up to you.Day 3: Tanjung Jara to Kuantan
A short morning drive takes you away from Tanjung Jara along the coast into Kuantan, Pahang. Take the opportunity to sample some lemang, a traditional delicacy made from glutinous rice and coconut milk cooked in bamboo, as you pass by Malay villages along the way.
Check into your hotel at Kuantan after a brief visit to a weaving centre. Then enjoy a carefree afternoon basking in the sun on a sandy beach by the sea.Day 4: Kuantan to Taman Negara
You day begins with a trip from Kuantan to Kuala Tembeling, Pahang. A cruise upriver in a boat then takes you to your next destination, Taman Negara Resort in Kuala Tahan, where an air-conditioned chalet awaits. In the evening, sit down to an interesting slide presentation and get close with the wild during the Night Jungle Walk.Day 5: In Taman Negara
It’s a day of exploration as you make your way to Bukit Teresek, which offers a panoramic view of Gunung Tahan and the surrounding forests. Walk among treetops along the Canopy Walkway, a 500 metre bridge suspended 30 to 40 metres in the air, and enjoy an unforgettable experience.
Another of the day’s highlights is a leisurely trip to the cascading waterfall at Lata Berkoh. Go for a refreshing swin in the deep pool just below the falls, or relax on the numerous rocks that dot the falls.Day 6: Taman Negara to Kuala Lumpur
Enjoy a morning river cruise as you head back to Kuala Tembeling. The trip back to Kuala Lumpur includes a brief stop at Temerloh and an excursion to the Kuala Gandah Elephant Conservation Centre for some fun with the elephants! Get up close with these marvels of nature and learn about the centre’s efforts in conservation. After that, relax and reminisce as you journey back to Kuala Lumpur during the afternoon.
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