Get ready for the ultimate outdoor adventure as you discover the abundant wildlife in the night, splash through the rushing rapids and crawl through a cave!
Gopeng is located around 20km from Ipoh and is the ideal destination for adventure junkies and nature lovers who are looking for some thrilling outdoor activities. The once thriving tin mining industry has developed to one of Malaysia’s top destinations for outdoor adventures that has something suitable for all ages. Start off your adventure by meeting our friendly and experienced nature guide as he leads you into the lush jungle to begin your night excursion. Learn about the local culture as our guide tells you stories that have occurred before our time. Explore and enjoy the experience of the remarkable mystery of the lush rainforest in the darkness of the night.
Be amazed as the captivating jungle creatures of the night come to life while they usually keep a low profile in the daytime. If you are curious about any of the interesting wildlife you encounter, do not hesitate in asking our experienced guide to explain further about the wonderful creatures. Insects are generally more active in the night as well so make sure you look out for the different types of insects such as spiders, stick insects, grasshoppers and beetles among many others. It will be your lucky day if you manage to catch sight of the unique civet cat (musang) and slow loris that only makes the occasional rare appearance. While you are engrossed in the discovery of the abundant flora and fauna in the jungle, tread carefully on the pathway as it may be slippery or bumpy in the night.
Further along, witness the breathtaking twinkling lights floating in the dark night sky. This creatures are actually fireflies that emit a warm glow and they are even able to routinely synchronize their flashing lights when they are in large groups, displaying a stunning light show of nature! However, make sure you are careful where you shine your torchlights as these lightning bugs are known to be sensitive to light and this may disrupt the light they are emitting. Further long the adventure you may even discover some unique fungi that glow in the dark. Apart from this, there are even small durian plantations that can be found in the jungle. Also known as the king of fruits and is very popular in Malaysia, durians are also known to have a pungent odour that first-timers may find overwhelming. As your senses are heightened in the dark, enjoy your elevated nature excursion into the jungle!
Apart from experiencing the wildlife in the dark, Gopeng is also well known for other exhilarating outdoor adventure activities such as white water rafting. Whitewater rafting is the top water adventure experienced in Gopeng and it is no surprise why! Whitewater rafting is an up-close experience with nature as you tackle your way through the gushing whitewater rapids. Upon arrival at the Kampar River, assistance will be granted by our professional river guide to ensure you are geared up with the certified whitewater rafting equipment provided. Following that, a safety briefing will be conducted to ensure that everyone involved is aware of paddling commands, actions to use when overboard, paddling skills as well as river rescue when necessary. After the safety, the briefing has concluded and your liability release forms have been authorized, get ready for a thrilling adventure down the Kampar River!
Feel the surge of adrenaline as you tackle the gushing whitewater rapids and float down the clear water river. Make sure you take in the fresh air and lush rainforest in your surroundings as you master your attempts at conquering the river channels of Kampar River. Feel the refreshing splash of the cool water and the raw energy as you take on the exciting rapids of nature! As we come to the end of your exhilarating whitewater rafting adventure, freshen up at the shower and changing facilities available. Lunch will be provided to help replenish your energy and fill your rumbling stomachs.
Your next adventure is an exciting caving adventure at the limestone cave of Gua Kandu. The journey starts off with a steep climb before you arrive at the majestic entrance of the cave. The limestone cave is approximately 35 feet in height and you will be able to the spectacular stalagmites hanging down from the cave ceiling and the guano scattered across the cave floor. Before your journey further into the cave, make sure you have a torchlight or headlight as the cave is not very well lit. The air may feel slightly heavy and dusty due to the limestone cave’s nature and may even turn your shoe brown! As you embark on your caving excursion, follow closely in the footsteps of your experienced guide as he leads you through the cave as there may be certain areas of the cave are actually a circular cavern and could have you going around in circles.
Enjoy this hands on experience as you will have to get crawling on your knees as you come across parts of your caving exploration where the ceiling is only a few feet tall so mind where your head is headed! However, all the work is worth it as you discover numerous unique rock formations that resemble beasts and humans. Our experienced guide will tell you their names and explain the stories behind them as we encounter these interesting formations along the adventure as well as the intriguing history of the cave. There will be ropes installed in certain areas to assist you in climbing up some steep sections. As your remarkable adventure comes to an end, your transport will be awaiting you.
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