Taman Negara Tour Packages

Tour Packages for Taman Negara

If you are looking for Taman Negara Tour Packages, there are quite a few companies selling them from Kuala Lumpur. As this national park is one of the must-visit places in Malaysia, this 130 million year old rain forest is easily accessible from Kuala Lumpur of KL as it is locally called. The journey there takes around three hours from KL city and can also be done on a day trip. 

Most travelers or backpackers who are visiting Malaysia would surely want to look for Taman Negara tour packages and I am writing this article to help you understand what is available, the pro's and con's, and the logistics of visiting Taman Negara. 

The largest national park in Malaysia, Taman Negara was established in 1938 and 1939 as the King George V National Park. It was later renamed to Taman Negara National Park after Malaysia received independence from British in 1957. Taman Negara is also shared between three states of Malaysia which are Terengganu, Pahang and Kelantan.
Taman Negara Packages
A Malayan Tapir seen in the park area. (Photo from http://duuo2014.weebly.com)
Taman Negara Tour Packages

There are a few types of tour packages for Taman Negara National Park and they are offered by selected tour companies in Kuala Lumpur, and also from other states in Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur is probably the best route to get there too. 

Please note that all tours are minimum two persons or 2 to go. If you are a single traveler, you can either wait to see if there are others going, and then you can join in. If no one else is going, then you have to pay the two person price. Alternatively, some Taman Negara packages have single-traveler rates, so please ask about this. The Taman Negara tour packages are;

Taman Negara Day Trip Package

This package is suitable for those who do not have the luxury of time and want to visit the oldest national park in Malaysia in a day trip. You depart by van as early as 6.00 AM from KL city and arrive there by 9.00 AM for breakfast before heading into the park for some jungle trekking, canopy walk, a river boat ride and a visit to the 'Orang Asli' or native settlement. After that, you will head back to Kuala Lumpur and be back for dinner around 8.00 PM. Perfect for those wanting to experience one of the oldest rainforest in the world. 

Taman Negara Day Trip Price:
RM 490 per person or €104 
Included: Breakfast & Lunch only
Guide: English Speaking Nature Tour Guide
Transport: Van both ways included
Taman Negara National Park in Pahang
Taman Negara 2 Days 1 Night Package

This overnight package is suitable for those who want to spend the night there and not rush. This package include all of the above plus a night jungle walk and a scenic boat journey to the Kuala Tahan main area of Taman Negara. The standard accommodation is air-conditioned, attached bathroom with hot and cold shower. Choice of twin room or dorm is available, but for the dorm rooms, it is shared or common bathroom and also air-conditioned. 

Taman Negara 2D/1N Tour Package Price:
Twin Room: RM 500 per person or €106 
Dorm Room: RM 450 per person or €95
Included: Lunch, Dinner & Breakfast.
Tour Guide: English Speaking Nature Guide
Transport: Van both ways included

Taman Negara 3 Days 2 Nights Package

This is one of the popular Taman Negara packages where you can spend two nights and take your time to experience the national park. The first day will be travelling and a boat ride with a night jungle walk. The second day, you will explore the rainforest with trekking to the Taman Negara Canopy Walk. 

Lunch and dinner is at a unique floating restaurant where local Malaysian food is served. A river rapid boat ride takes you to the 'Orang Asli' settlement and after dinner, it is free and easy. You can also go for the optional night safari on a 4WD to see the nocturnal wildlife here.

Taman Negara 3D/2N Tour Package Price:
Twin Room: RM 550 per person or €117 
Dorm Room: RM 490 per person or €104
Included: 7 Meals
Tour Guide: English Speaking Nature Guide
Transport: Van both ways included
Taman Negara Accommodations
Mutiara Taman Negara Resort
Taman Negara 4 Days 3 Nights Package

This package is for those who want to fully experience Taman Negara National Park. This package lets you stay here for three nights and is similar to the 3D/2N. But on the 3rd day, you have a waterfall visit and also a 3 km rainforest trek, or choose to have a free and easy time to explore on your own. 

Taman Negara 3D/2N Tour Package Price:
Twin Room: RM 550 per person or €117 
Dorm Room: RM 490 per person or €104
Included: 10 Meals
Tour Guide: English Speaking Nature Guide
Transport: Van both ways included

Taman Negara Real Inner Jungle Package

This package is suitable for those who are Eco and nature lovers. In other words, the Real Inner Jungle package lets you experience living in the rainforest. The tour brings you to a couple of caves where you can do some cave exploration. Then you spend a night at one of the caves and experience cooking in the jungles. Other days, you do some jungle trekking 

Taman Negara 3D/2N Tour Package Price:
Twin Room: RM 550 per person or €117 
Dorm Room: RM 490 per person or €104
Included: 10 Meals
Tour Guide: English Speaking Nature Guide
Transport: Van both ways included
Tree Top Walk Taman Negara
Taman Negara Canopy Walk, one of the longest in the world.
Taman Negara Daily Shuttle Service 

There are also daily transport services to Taman Negara from Kuala Lumpur for those who just need a one way transport there. Departures are 6.00 AM or 8.30 AM from KL with a three hour journey to the national park. 

Price: RM 95.00 per person one way (€20)
Journey: By air-condition van, three and a half hours

What to bring to Taman Negara?

This is the crucial question. Well, since you are visiting a rainforest, it is recommended that you prepare yourself for all kinds of conditions. As this is a rainforest, you can expect rain on occasion. Apart from that, this is a tropical country, humidity is especially higher in the rainforest. This will help you to prepare for what to bring. 

  • Poncho, raincoat or umbrella
  • Bug or mosquito spray or cream
  • Water bottle or energy drink
  • Slippers, waterproof or trekking shoes
  • Snacks or energy bars
  • Dry bag or waterproof phone and camera casing
Taman Negara Hotel
Mutiara Taman Negara Chalets
How to book Taman Negara Tour Packages

There are a number of travel agents selling these packages and one of the recommended ones are Ivy Holidays, who operates from Jalan Petaling or Chinatown in Kuala Lumpur city. The tour counter location is inside the Kompleks Selangor (Selangor Complex) where the 5 Elements Hotel is located. Another landmark is also opposite the Swiss-Inn Hotel Kuala Lumpur.

Ivy Holidays offers daily shuttle service to Taman Negara and also different types of packages to suite your time and style of travel. They have brand new vans, with great interior and comfortable seats while the drivers and guides are professional in all ways when it comes to travelers or tourist. You can contact them via mobile phone, Whatsapp or email and they speak fluent English.

Ivy Holidays
Contact: +6 010 900 8699
Email: marketing@ivyholidays.com
Taman Negara Packages
Inside the 130 million year old rainforest of Taman Negara (Photo by www.fuesseimsand.de)
For those who are into nature, outdoors and adventure, you can also read my article on Canopy Walks of Malaysia where most of them are located in national parks around Malaysia. The country is rich with natural attractions as there are more than 20 national parks all over the country. There are hundreds or even thousands of flora and fauna available for any Eco tourism lover. 

For anyone who has one or two extra days in Kuala Lumpur and does not know what to do, a visit to Taman Negara would be very interesting. Apart from KL City being just like any other city, it is always a bonus to see the real Malaysia by visiting one of the oldest national parks in the world. This article, hopefully sheds some valuable information about the many types of Taman Negara Tour Packages sold for those interested in visiting this amazing place. 

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