Journey to Taman Negara by public transport start from Pekeliling Bus station located at Jalan Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur. Just cost me RM 19.00 per way with transnational express bus at 10.30am toward to Jerantut. The journey about almost 4 hours because also stop at Temerloh bus station to pick up passengers. When arrived at Jerantut bus station I asked the bus driver and he show me a public bus to Kuala Tahan Taman Negara in same bus station. The bus departure at 3.00pm and cost me RM 7.00 per way. Take about 1 ½ hours journey thru local village and palm oil plantation, when arrived due to no reservation planned because I things this is low session time.
There are so many small office write world “Information Centre and Tour Advisor”, I just step in and ask about the room in Taman Negara National Park. From information center there have a few type of accommodations in kuala tahan taman Negara national park such chalet, room with air conditional or fan, fan or air conditional hostel for backpackers, all depend to your budget. So I choose to stay with backpacker at Agosto Hostel, just cost me RM 25.00 per bed (Air conditional dorm). Very warm welcome staff, cozy and comfortable room, feel like at home. After talk to the staff there, I got a few idea for the tours at taman Negara national park in 3 days 2 nights.
I have dinner at Family’s floating restaurant with reasonable price and good food (thai food). After dinner I walk around looking for travel agency offer tours. That night I bought night jungle walk, jungle trekking & canopy walkway and boat rapid shooting to major rapids and visit Dedari orang asli village (bateq), all this tour I get combo rate and cost me RM 130.00 per person with license and experience guide and boat.
Night Jungle Walk started at 08.30pm and don’t forget to bring head or touch light. Tour estimated 1 ½ hours and slow walk inside the pack at the back of Mutiara Resort taman Negara national park about 600 meter. Day after at 09.30am start jungle trekking to Bukit Teresek and walk on the longest canopy in the word. After lunch at Mawar Floating Restaurant, at 03.00pm begin boat ride rapid shooting to major rapids, this time you will get 100% wet for sure and make sure your important thing you put inside dry bag or plastic bag. Than stop at Dedari Orang Asli aboriginal settlement village. The guide will explains about orang asli life and also tok batin as a chief will show making fire and blowpipe demo.
This 3 days 2 nights in Taman Negara National Park stay is very enjoyable and memorable, with great and experience guide to tell about flora and Fiona, clean room, good food. For sure I will come back with few of my friends and planned to explore inner jungle package sleep inside Kepayang Cave.