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Backpacking Taman Negara

Taman Negara could be expensive if you go to the resort. Most people book this excursion in advance at their travel agency.
It takes 3 or 4 days to visit Taman Negara.
It can be cheaper, if you're a backpacker or so. There's also a youth hostal between the chalets in the resort. Right opposite the resort, just across the river, is a little place called "Kuala Tahan". In this little town, which is just outside the National Park "Taman Negara", are some hostels. You can stay there and in the daytime you can visit the Park.
In the evening you can have dinner at one of those lovely floating restaurants in the river. Even some people of the resort come for their dinner to those floating restaurants.
If you like to visit Taman Negara, you need a permit, which will be checked by the police if you cross the river to enter the Park.
But when you book by a tour operator these permits are included.

I put on this page some advertisements, which I found in the local newspaper: the New Strait Times. These advertisement are very profitable. Please contact the Travel Agents and let you inform and ask them about the price of the package deal. These packages seem fair to me.


3 Days 2 nights Ex Hotel Malaya
Petaling Street (China Town)
Daily Departure Kuala Lumpur

from RM 160.00 / person
package inclusive

b 2 way bus transfer b 2-way boat transfer
b 2 local breakfast b T-shirt & souvernir
b Park Entry Permit b Park Briefing
b Taman Negara Map b Jerantut hostal transit
b 2 nights' Taman Negara accomodation
Call us for reservations

Tel: 03-2072 0336/03-9286 2339
Tel & Fax: 03-9283 2339

We organise trips for:

  • students

  • companies

  • Team building

  • senior citizens

NKS Hotel & Travel sdn bhd
Taman Negara Tour Specialist

hotel Sri Emas, Main Road,
27000 Jerantut, Pahang Darul Makmur
Tel: 09-266 4499 / 266 4488
Fax: 09-266 4801 / 267 2536

John Orr (Australia) booked a trip with the NKS to Taman Negara in November (rainy season). This is, what he mailed about his trip with the NKS Taman Negara Tour Specialist:

Hi Ben,

I was able to contact NKS and arranged a reasonable trip back in mid-November 2002. Had rain once on the way up but had my poncho raingear in the outer pocket of my pack so got covered quick enough to
keep myself & pack dry. I stayed across the river from the park at the Ekoton Chalet (with a/c but no hot water because of a water pressure problem). The food/drink across from the park was good very reasonable
price. I got up early and took a boat taxi across the river around 07:45. Walked into the park restaurant and bought a glass of sweet ice tea in a tall class for RM7.00 - outrageous price! Across the river
from the park you can get coffee/tea and banana pancake and scramble/fried/boiled egg and mixed fruit and "squesh oren" RM8.00 for everything on the NKS floating restaurant!!!

Anyway, I walked alone down the trail to the canopy walkway and arrived around 08:45 to find a sign saying the walkway opens at 10:30 ha ha! Another passenger on the same boat as I walked up around 09:00 and we
talked until the attendants opened the place up.

Thanks for the suggestion on NKS! I took lots of pictures and have one posted at my homepage of the canopy walkway at

Please contact the Travel Agent. Let you inform: ask about the packages and let you inform.

VALUE PACKAGE with Guided Activities
From RM 270.00
3 Days / 2 Nights Package includes:

b Return boat transfer
b 2 nights accomodation
b Daily breakfast
b Guided activities:
Trekking to Teresek Hill
Canopy Walkway
Night Jungle Walk
Boat trip to Lata Berkoh
(the most beautiful nature Jacuzzi

For inquiries & Reservation:
Alif Travel & Tours SDN
150, 4th Floor, Wisma Ampang Triangle II
Jln Memanda 7/1, Ampang Point, 68000
Ampang Malaysia
Tel: 603-42705707
Fax: 603-42707677

Have you made a backpacking trip to Taman Negara or have you stayed in the Youth Hostel Please give your comment!

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