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


ItineraryDay 1: CAMERON HIGHLANDS Stop At: Batu Caves, Batu Caves, SelangorBatu Caves is a limestone outcrop and is the home of Hindu Deity Lord Subramaniam who is honored during the Hindu festival of Thaipusam every year. Ladies must be properly attired to enter the temple - knees and shoulders to be covered. The temple is some 272 steps into the cave. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Cameron Highlands Butterfly Garden, Cameron Highlands, PahangCameron Highlands is a hill resort with cool temperatures known for its farmlands, nurseries, waterfalls, tea plantations, lakes, aborigines. 7.30am - 8am Our English speaking Tour Coordinators will fetch you from your hotel reception to the Camerons, enroute visit the iconic Batu Caves home of Hindu Deity Lord Subramaniam who is honored during the Hindu festival of Thaipusam every year. Ladies to be properly dressed to enter the temple - knees and shoulders must be covered. and then move on to the Cascading Waterfalls for a photo shoot. On reaching Tanah Rata - the biggest town in the Camerons lunch will be served. Then visit the tea plantation that works closely with the WWF and the MNS in the conservation of our endangered elephants, tigers, tapirs, Orang Utan.. Proceeds from their sale at the Tea Cafe goes partly to this noble deed. A house tour has been arranged at the Butterfly Farm and you can also hand pick fresh strawberries for a fee (optional). Then visit a vegetable market which showcases various vegetables grown in the Camerons. Check in to hotel, Free at leisure. 7am Dinner and good nite. Duration: 5 hoursMeals included: • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Strawberry Park Resort or similarDay 2: TAMAN NEGARAStop At: Taman Negara National Park, PahangTaman Negara is a 130 million years old tropical rainforest with endangered tigers, elephants, tapirs, sun bears.. 14,000 flowering plants, 300 bird species and etc. The Canopy Walkway is closed for renovation until further notice. The tree are too old to sustain. New pathway being constructed with younger trees. Responsible tourism ! 8am Depart for Taman Negara and on arrival lunch at the floating restaurant. Catch a boat for rapids shooting - a take home thrill as the boatman negotiates 7 sets of rapids and you will get a "chance" to get wet . You will arrive at an aborigine village where you will get to see fire making skills and blowpipe hunting techniques of the aborigines. They live carefree lives and the rainforest is their supermarket. The Nature Guide will belt out facts and taboos of the jungle as he takes you jungle trekking. The trek is exhilarating and physically challenging too. You will reach a mesmerizing Rainforest Waterfalls. Enjoy a cool dip. Return and check in to hotel. 7pm Dinner at Floating Cafe followed by Nite Jungle Walk. Join the Nature Guide in locating spiders, scorpions, snakes, and other lesser animals as they forage for food. Then climb an Observation Hide to watch nocturnal animals come for their salt intake. NOTE: The Canopy Walkway is closed for renovation until further notice. The present trees are old and cannot sustain. The Forestry has identified a fresh pathway with younger trees and work is in progress. This is responsible tourism. A noble deed indeed !Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Mutiara Resort or similarDay 3: CHERATING Stop At: Cherating Beach, Cherating, Kuantan District, PahangCherating is a sleepy fishing village - a jewel loaded with traditions, customs, houses on stilts, coconut and casuarina trees and the first Asia Club Med was built here. 8am Depart Taman Negara and on arrival at Cherating meet and greet Mr Mat Salleh the coconut plucking monkey. You will be astonished with his coconut plucking skills ans he will grant you an audience to sip coconut water with him. Check in to hotel and the beach and swimming pool beckons. 7pm dinner would be at the fishing village - a taste of Malay cuisine. Duration: 5 hoursStop At: Perhentian Islands, Perhentian Islands, TerengganuAt this time of the year February till end September every year, the best islands with crystal clear waters are the Islands in the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia. They are the Perhentian Island, the Redang Island and the Lang Tengah Islands. They are mesmerizingly beautiful and nature at her best. 8am Our Tour Coordinator will send you to the jetty to board the correct ferry of your island of choice before saying goodbye. Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Holiday Villa or similar (depending on availability)Day 4: Cherating to Perhentian / Redang / Lang Tengah Jetty drop offStop At: Perhentian Islands, Perhentian Islands, Terengganu8am You will be transferred to the jetty for your onward journey to the Paradise Islands of Perhentian, Redang or Lang Tengah. Lunch will be served along the way. Overview: The Island Paradise of Perhentian or Redang or Lang Tengah on the East Coast boast of world class relaxing with warm turquoise water full of marine life splashing on the white sand beaches. There is diving, snorkeling, sunbathing and even socializing. Perhentian Kecil is the most popular among them all. Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Nil

$83 Cultural & Theme Tours

Lake Chini Tour

Lake Chini is one of the only two natural Lakes in Peninsula Malaysia, both of which are located in the state of Pahang. Located approximately 100km from Kuantan town, Lake Chini lies majestically among 12,000 acres of lush tropical wilderness.It is Malaysia’s second largest natural lake and is made up of a series of 12 Lakes. With its well-known myths, the Lake has attracted many visitors from various destinations. Legend has it that a mythical dragon lives in the lake and is the guardian of a lost city of gold, which was once situated at the lake.Enjoy a Boat Ride through a narrow river canopied by huge Tropical Rainforest Trees. The Lotus Flowers and the Water lily’s greet you are you reach the first lake.On the banks of the lake live the Jakun people – an Aboriginal Tribe who also believe that a serpent Naga Seri Gumum (Loch Ness Monster) is the spirit and guardian of the Lake. Visit an Aboriginal Settlement and observe how a blowpipe, which is their main hunting weapon.

$13.70 Day Trips & Excursions

100-minute Private Boat Mangrove Park Tour with Wildlife Spotting in Kuantan

Upon arrival, enjoy a complimentary welcome drink from our vending machine. Before taking off for your tour, take part in a short safety briefing from the boatman. Then, you'll be ready for your 90-minute picturesque cruise along the Kuantan River. Head up stream to the mangrove park, on the way you will see the local fish market and the Kuantan Slipway before being dropped off at the Mangrove Park. Spend at least 30 minutes in the ancient mangrove forest, being guided by the 600-meters of boardwalk. Take your time, enjoy the beauty of the natural landscape along Kuantan River. Have fun spotting for mud-skippers, fiddler's crab, monitor lizards, storks, kingfishers and many more. Feeling a bit adventurous? Climb up the bird-watch tower and enjoy bird's eye view of the ancient mangrove forest from atop! After that, we proceed to a crocodile's den nearby and see if we're lucky enough to catch a crocodile sunbathing on the river bank or a gang of otters!Throughout the tour, be entertained by our experienced local guide, Zainal, regarding the history of Kuantan, Malaysian fishing vessels, the mangrove ecosystem and many more!Be prepared as there will be pop quiz throughout the tour! End the tour with a photo-op at the KUANTAN signage, capturing memorable meaningful moments.

$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.