Observe our closest living relative, the Orang Utans, in their element and admire gorgeous stalagmites and stalactites within the Wind and Fairy Caves.
On this tour, we will visit the Semenggoh Orang Utan Centre to observe and learn more about the incredible Orang Utan. These endangered great apes are our closest relatives, sharing almost 97% of our human DNA. Aside from watching them delightfully tucking into their daily meals during feeding hours, take a short trek into the jungle where you will get a chance to observe these playful primates in their element. If you are lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of female orangutans nursing their child with love and care, not unlike our mothers when we were younger. Try spotting a myriad of colourful birds such as the Scarlet-rumped Trogon, Blue-winged Leafbird and more at the lush, leafy sanctuary.
After that, we will proceed to two incredible limestone caves filled, the Fairy Cave and the Wind Cave, that would fill you with awe. The Fairy Cave took its name from a stalagmite structure near the entrance that is said to resemble the ‘Guan Yin’, the Goddess of Mercy in Chinese culture. Inside this giant cave, you will find natural formations of different coloured rock and rich green moss, together with the great contrasts between the entering light and shadowy darkness, offers beautiful opportunities for the avid photographer.
Just about 10 minutes away, lies the Wind Cave; dark and cool, it is advisable to carry a torchlight to illuminate the man-made boardwalk. Deep within the recesses of the cave, a swarm of bats and swiftlets crowd the ceiling of the caverns, making for an amazing auditory experience. As no lights are installed in this magnificent limestone cave to avoid disturbing the animals, count yourself lucky if you are able to glimpse nesting swiftlets on the cave walls. We do remind you to be cautious and if you are allergic to limestone or bat guano, you might want to sit this one out.