Taman Negara’s dense virgin rainforest are the setting for an unforgettable jungle experience in one of the world’s oldest tropical woodlands.
After a three to four hour drive from Kuala Lumpur, a boat journey up the Tembeling River brings you to Peninsular Malaysia’s first and largest national park (4,343 square kilometres).
Wildlife of Taman Negara National Park
Many of the large mammals will remain hidden, but footprints of tigers, gaur and deer are sometimes found along the walking trails and elephants leave evidence of their passage in the form of broken branches in the foliage. You will, however, see monkeys swinging between branches, and the sounds of the insects and birds of the jungle will lull you to sleep at night.
Basing yourself in the resort hotel at the park’s headquarters, you can follow short and easy ground trails into the forest, take some superb boat trips and venture along the 25-metre high canopy walkways.
We use private naturalist guides to escort you on your personal exploration of the jungle, allowing you to experience the sights and sounds of the park away from the large tour groups that arrive daily from Kuala Lumpur.
Suggested Taman Negara National Park itinerary
This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Taman Negara National Park, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
Map of Taman Negara National Park
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Places near Taman Negara National Park
- Cameron Highlands 71 miles away
- Fraser's Hill (Bukit Fraser) 73 miles away
- Kuala Terengganu 73 miles away
- The East Coast 83 miles away
- Redang Island 96 miles away
- Perhentian Islands 98 miles away
- Belum Rainforest 103 miles away
- Kuala Lumpur 108 miles away
- Pangkor Islands 130 miles away
- Penang 155 miles away
- Malacca 163 miles away
- Tioman Island 173 miles away
- Langkawi 218 miles away
Accommodation choices for Taman Negara National Park
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Taman Negara National Park. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.