Taman Negara Holidays

Estimated at 130 million years old Taman Negara National Park is a vast 1,677 square miles of verdant jungle, fast-flowing rivers and sky-high peaks.

The park is a haven for a huge variety of wildlife. Whilst you’re unlikely to see elephants, tigers and leopards, which are able to stay well hidden, you’ll be compensated by the song of insects and birds, tropical flora, towering trees and with luck, may well chance upon lizards, deer, snakes and even the occasional monkey swinging between branches.

Get your own bird’s eye view of the forest with an amble across the world’s longest canopy walkway. At 147 feet high and 1,673 feet long, this suspended rope bridge is a must do activity. At ground level, marked trails let you to explore under your own steam, although it is advisable to join a guided trek if you are unaccustomed to jungle conditions. There’s also fishing and bird watching (there are over 250 species here), spectacular caverns to explore, river cruises and visits to the Orang Asli people for a glimpse of their nomadic lifestyle.

    Why visit Taman Negara ?
  • Oldest primary rainforest
  • Jungle trails
  • Bird watching
  • Eco activities
  • Canopy walkway


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Essential facts about Taman Negara
Local Time

GMT + 8 hours

Currency

Malaysian Ringgit

Travel information

There are no direct flights from the UK to Taman Negara. It is about a three hour drive from Kuala Lumpur.

Best time to go

Taman Negara has a hot and humid climate with an abundance of sunshine making it a year-round destination. Temperatures range between 26-35;C during the day and 24-29;C at night. From mid-November until February the monsoon season often brings rain, usually in the late afternoon or evening.

Malaysia Tourist Tax

A tourism charge is payable locally at all hotels throughout Malaysia (in addition to the Penang heritage charge and Langkawi Tourism Promotion Fee) and is levied per room per night as follows:-

  • RM5.00 (approx £0.90) for stays in 3* hotels
  • RM10.00 (approx £1.80) for stays in 4* hotels
  • RM20.00 (approx £3.60) for stays in 5* hotels

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