Welcome to Cherating

The beach is lovely and another gorgeous golden length is hidden away north around the headland. A handful of excellent beach bars are located on Pahang's coast and you can find some of the state's best food here too. There are also magical firefly tours at night on cruises along Sungai Cherating – with the phosphorescent beetles flying towards your boats in little swarms – while animal-friendly turtle watching and baby turtle releasing is another very popular activity.

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$15.50 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Fireflies Tour in Cherating

Before embarking on the boat, you will have a briefing about fireflies and our safety measures. You will then take the river cruise at about 8pm, when it's pretty dark. You will travel down the river and the leader will shine his torch towards the trees and with that 100's of fireflies will slowly fly towards the boat. The leader will also share with you all about the behavior of fireflies, watching the little lights glide across the water to the boat is almost mystical.Join this tour and have a wonderful night with your family and kids!

$725 Multi-day & Extended Tours


Our itineraryDay 01 (L D H) Kuala Lumpur - Cameron Highlands (Drive time 4 hours)Cameron Highlands is a hill resort with cool temperatures, known for its tea plantations, farmlands, wildlife aborigines etc.7am After breakfast depart for the Camerons, enroute bonus stop at Batu Caves. Climb 272 steps into the temple of Hindu Deity who is honored during the Hindu festival of Thaipusam every year. Ladies to be properly attired to enter the temple. Photo shoot of the Cascading Waterfalls. Souvenirs, tribal handicrafts, strange herbs, aphrodisiacs sold at the roadside stalls. After lunch visit the tea plantation and view a vast carpet of greenery from a protruding tea Cafe. This tea plantation works closely with the WWF in the conservation of our endangered Orang Utan and Elephants. We have arranged a farm visit of the Butterfly Farm and Strawberry Farm to pick fresh strawberries. Visit a vegetable farm to watch growing vegetables. 5pm Check in to hotel. Free at leisure. 7pm Dinner is HOT POT - a signature dish in the Camerons, Day 02 (B L D H ) Camerons - Taman Negara (Drive time 4 hours)Taman Negara is a 130 million years old tropical rainforest with endangered tigers, elephants, tapirs, 14,000 flowering plants, 300 bird species...  8am After breakfast depart for Taman Negara. On arrival lunch and walk the Canopy walkway to catch a bird's eye view of the oldest rainforest.The experienced nature guide will belt out facts about Taman Negara during Jungle Trekking, Next catch a boat for Rapids shooting - the boatman negotiates 7 sets of rapids and you will get a "chance" to get wet. Visit an aborigine village to see fire making skills and blowpipe hunting techniques. 5pm Check into hotel. 7pm Dinner at the floating Cafe. Nite Jungle walk with Guide in the hunt for spiders, scorpions, snakes, owls etc. Climb an observation hide to watch nocturnal animals come for their salt lick.  Good Nite !Day 03 (B L D H ) Taman Negara - Cherating (Drive time 4 hours)Cherating is a jewel loaded with traditions, customs, houses on stilts - an extremely laid back fishing village with coconut and casuarina trees. The beach is South China Sea and the first Club Med in Asia is at Cherating.7am  After breakfast depart for Cherating. After lunch, meet Mat Salleh the coconut plucking monkey. You will be Mat Salleh's guest of honor having a drink of Coconut water. Check in to hotel. Free at leisure. The beach and swimming pool awaits you. 8pm Dinner at the fishing village and good nite.Day 04 (B L ) Cherating - Perhentian/Redang Jetty drop off (Drive time 4 hours)8am  After breakfast depart for the Jetty. After lunch our Guide will usher you to the correct boat for your onward journey. End of program.

$15 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Mangrove Cruise in Cherating

At your selected departure time, embark on your 1.5-hour mangrove cruise on the Cherating River, located roughly 3 hours from Kuala Lumpur and just 40 minutes from the Kuantan airport. A short safety briefing is provided before you set off through the peaceful channels in search of area wildlife.Along the way, your guide points out local flora and fauna such as various mangrove trees in addition to crabs, fish, lizards, snakes, birds, and monkeys that inhabit the tree-line swamps. Learn about the importance of mangrove conservation in preventing erosion and preserving this coastal region of Malaysia.After the cruise, you will be returned to the original departure point.

$19 Kid Friendly

Turtle Watching at Night in Cherating

Experience a yearly affair of the sea-faring turtle’s return on the beaches to lay their eggs with us. These nesting grounds are monitored by the Malaysian Fishery Department with rules and regulations, and best periods witness this is from May to September, especially during the high tide. We'll try our best to find turtles, but nature works on its own terms and there is no guarantee of turtle sightings.Green turtles may grow over one meter in carapace length and weigh between 308-573 pound (140 - 260 kg). The green turtle is usually olive-brown in color, it is named for the color of its fat. The English name is Green Turtle, the scientific one is Chelonia mydas and the Malay Name is Penyu Agar.Habitat and Ecology of Green Turtles :They are almost exclusively vegetarian and feed on algae, sea grasses and sometimes on sponge. In Malaysia, green turtles nest on sandy beaches of the coast and offshore islands of Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak.

$22 Outdoor Activities

ATV Ride in Cherating

Make your way to the departure point, located behind the Legend Resort Cherating, and be greeted by your guide. Before starting out on a 1-hour ATV ride, you'll be briefed on safety information and riding instructions to operate your semi-automatic, all-terrain vehicle, including how to switch on the engine, press the accelerator on the handle, and brake. Once you're comfortable, put on your helmet and follow your guide. Take off for the nearest fishing village for a glimpse of daily life, then ride to the beach where you'll get tips on driving an ATV over the sand. En route, ride at your own pace and take time to stop for photos. Motoring along the beach, you'll have the ocean waves on one side and a mangrove forest on the other.Your guide will lead you back to the starting point at the end of your excursion.