Activities within the
Park are primarily nature based, taking full advantage of the many
streams, rivers, caves hills and the forest itself. Visitors can
enjoy the tropical rain forest, bird watching or jungle trekking , a
boat ride, a bracing swim in cool waters and even a spot of angling
should you so desire. You can take day or night time jungle walks or
stay in a hide and maybe catch a glimpse of some of the wildlife
that exists within the park.
Orang Asli Settlements
One such settlement is Kampung Yong where you can get a better
insight into one of Malaysia's aboroginal people, the Batek.
River trips are available that include meandering cruises that allow
you to enjoy the surrounding scenery at a leisurely pace or shooting
the rapids. Traveling upstream from Kuala Tembeling on Sungei
Tembeling will give a thrilling 45 minutes of shooting the rapids
The Park is naturally one of the premier bird watching spots in the
region with over 550 species of birds. These include Drongos,
Malkohas and the Pied hornbills, to name but a few.
Wildlife & Hides
Wildlife observation can be done from observation hides built around
the many salt licks.
It takes two days to reach the best fishing area located along
Sungai Tahan near Lata Berkoh and Sungai Kenyan. Angling permitted
only in the waters of the Tahan River below Lata Berkoh, The best
time for fishing are February, March, July and August.
Popular Caves such as Gua Telinga, Gua Kepayang, and Gua Daun Menari
offer spectacular rock formations a variety of life within its
interiors. Gua Luas is a limestone formation that offers good
Gua Kepayang Besar is the largest cave and with the most impressive
Gua Kepayang Kecil offers good camping between stream and cave.
Gua Daun Menari or the Cave of Dancing Leaves while also a good
place for camping, is also home to thousands of round leaf bats.
An hours walk from Nusa Holiday Village, passing Orang Asli
(aborigines) village and criss crossing the Abai river several times
before reaching the waterfall. A delightful place for a swim
Roughly a hours trek through steep hills, it is an ideal place for
bird watching, especially in the early morning and late evening
The top provides an excellent view.
Kuala Tahan (Taman Negara HQ)
From Nusa Village, you ferry across the Tembeling river, then a 2
hours trek along undulating and steep trails or 15 minutes by river
bus negotiating 2 sets of rapids.
Installed at an elevation above 25 metres and stretching over 400
it is one of the worlds longest. About 20 minutes walk from Kuala
Tahan, the walkway opens from 11.30am to 03.00pm from Saturdays
through Thursdays and 09.00am to 12 noon on Fridays.
About 45 minutes walk from Kuala Tahan, it offers spectacular
and an introduction to rainforest trees and their elusive
This spectacular waterfall cascade marks the limit of easy
navigation on the river. The deep pool below the cascade offers a
good swim and an ideal site for a picnic lunch. A chartered 4 seat
boat takes about an hour depending on the river level or a pleasant
2 hours walk from Kuala Tahan.
Kuala Keniam / Kuala Perkai
10 hours trek from Nusa Village to Kuala Keniam (19.6 km) and 2
Kuala Perkai (3 km), or a 8 hours walk from Kuala Terenggan to Kuala
Keniam. The long trek through limestone country, it has broad clear
trail beyond Kumbang, running further up to the Terenggan Valley and
then across low lying country past several limestone hills and
finally through rolling hills to Kuala Keniam
Taman Negara Area
Map displays locations of trek trails
with rivers, settlements, campsites, caves, waterfalls, hills, etc