Welcome to Kuantan

Most travellers only stop in busy Kuantan, Pahang's capital and Malaysia's second biggest port, to break up long bus trips. We think this is a shame; while the city isn’t geared towards tourism, it is definitely interesting enough to warrant a day or two’s exploration, even just to make the most of the coast’s best eating opportunities. The nearby beach of Teluk Chempedak gives you resort living without a backpacker... Read More

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$661.23 Cultural & Theme Tours

7-Day Best of Malaysia from Kuala Lumpur

You’ll find a variety of scenic coastal villages, traditional cottage industries and unique cultural attractions on this 7-day tour of Malaysia. Relax aboard a comfortable coach round-trip from Kuala Lumpur hotels, with the option to book a late evening flight (own expense) from the Kuantan airport to your next destination on Day 6 or to return to the capital by coach on Day 7. (Upgrade your tour to include airport transfers in Kuantan or Kuala Lumpur.)Enjoy single, twin or triple-share accommodations in 3-, 4- and 5-star hotels with buffet breakfast included. After touring the sights, you’ll have plenty of time to relax in the gardens, pools and picturesque grounds at each popular resort.

$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.

$73.80 Outdoor Activities

Private Tour: Cherating Turtle Sanctuary Night Tour from Kuantan

The return of the seafaring turtles to east-coast beaches is a yearly affair. While you enjoy the night ocean breeze, wait for the ranger’s call who will alert you once there are turtles that come up the shore to lay eggs. Watch the giant leatherbacks, with their unusual black, rubbery skin going back to the beaches and the “tears” they produce after they lay their eggs as they make their way back to the open sea. Today, these nesting grounds are monitored by the Malaysian Fisheries Department. The best period to witness this is from May to September, especially during high tide.