Welcome to Perak

Nostalgia is rife in Ipoh and Taiping, Perak's largest and most rewarding towns. But Perak is most interesting beyond its population centres: surrounding Ipoh are temples posing dramatically on cliffs; west of Taiping is a mangrove reserve. Things get wetter and wilder at river-rafting centre Gopeng, and north in Royal Belum State Park, where pristine rainforest is interspersed with lagoons.

Perak is also a good starting point to explore the Cameron Highlands (technically in Pahang) and its breezy hill stations, where days are spent hiking and slathering cream onto scones.

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$126.25 Cultural & Theme Tours

Penang to Orang Utan Island, Taiping Day Trip with Admission

This tour entails a leisurely drive across South East Asia’s longest bridge (Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah bridge) to the mainland of Peninsular Malaysia from Penang island. An hour’s drive southbound along the North South Expressway brings you to the sleepy community of Bukit Merah town passing through small palm oil plantations and pineapple fields.  On arrival, board the boat heading to the Orang Utan Island. Step ashore and amaze yourself with the ‘People of the Jungle’ or Orang Utan, an endangered species. Scientifically identified as very smart animals, Orang Utans have one of the longest birth intervals, on an average, once in every 8 years. Enjoy the hour & half at this dedicated rehabilitation sanctuary. Capture lots of photos for your remembrance.  Continue your journey to Taiping, one of the charming old tin-mining town in Perak. Visit Perak Museum, one of the first and oldest museum in Malaysia. It was founded in 1883 by Sir Hugh Low, the fourth British Resident of Perak. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant (at own account) before returning back to Penang. Please note: In case the Bukit Merah Laketown Orangutan Island is not open, you'll visit the Kuala Sepetang mangrove forest and see a charcoal kiln where charcoal is produced.

$21.98 Outdoor Activities

Kampar River 2-Hour Water Tubing Experience From Gopeng

Our driver and professional guide will pick you up at Gopeng Toll Exit Plaza (Exit 135) or Gopeng Town then head to Ulu River Lodge. Upon arrival, you will need to sign a liability form and safe keep your belonging. Your instructor will provide a safety briefing before we start our river tubing adventure.Jump into your tube and begin the relaxing float down the languid portion of river. Look for local wildlife along the banks of the river as you glide by. This fun and exciting tour is a safe water activity, which includes calm water drifting, small rapids and some beautiful scenery. The whole journey will cover a distance of 7km and take approximately 1.5- 2 hours to complete.  At the end of the tour, you will arrive at Kampung Jahang where the adventure will finish will a delicious local lunch or high-tea. This tour is a great introduction to river tubing. It’s a hands on adventure and safe water activity, with beautiful scenery and surrounds.

$130 Cultural & Theme Tours

Cameron Highland Day Tour Private

The Cameron Highlands areas was originally discovered in 1885 by William Cameron, a British government Surveyor who came across, “A fine plateau with gentle slopes, shut in by loftier mountains”, whilst hacking a path up through dense jungle on a mapping expedition. Creating a hill station in the area was first voiced in 1888 by Sir Hugh Low, a Perak resident who suggested it might be a suitable place for a retreat and farmland.Places of Interest: • North – South Highway (Drive Past) • Handmade Basket Factory (Visit Stop) • Lata Iskandar Waterfall (Photo Stop) • Aborigines Village (Visit Stop) – Blow Pipes Demonstration • BOH Tea Plantation (Visit Stop) • BOH Tea Factory (Visit Stop) (factory closed on Monday) • Vegetable Farm (Visit Stop) • Vegetable Market (Visit Stop) • Strawberry Farm (Visit Stop) – Own Self Picking • Butterfly Garden (Visit Stop) • Honey Bee Farm (Visit Stop) • Cactus Garden (Visit Stop) • Bharat Tea Plantation (Photo Stop)

$185.33 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Kuala Lumpur to Ipoh Old Town Private Full-Day Food Tour

Meet your guide at KL Sentral railway station in Kuala Lumpur and board an express train to begin your full-day tour. The 2.5-hour train ride takes you north to Ipoh; once a thriving commercial center during the tin-mining boom of the 19th century, the charming town now serves up local favorites at food stalls, food courts and restaurants.Start your culinary adventure with a stroll through Ipoh’s streets in search of breakfast. Follow your guide on foot and savor the best food available, from Ipoh sar hor fun (rice noodles served with sweet sauce) to melt-in-your-mouth kaya puffs (flaky pastry filled with egg jam).On a short heritage walking tour, visit historical buildings constructed during the British colonial era. See landmarks such as the Ipoh Railway Station, the stately Ipoh Town Hall — built across the street in 1916 — and the Birch Memorial Clock Tower.Take a break and sip a cup of Ipoh’s freshly brewed, aromatic white coffee before heading 3 miles (5 km) north of town to Gunung Lang. This recreational park features a gorgeous lake situated amid limestone outcroppings. Located a short distance away is Perak Tong, a cave temple that houses more than 40 Buddha statues, including a 42-foot-high (13-meter) centerpiece. If you climb the 385 steep steps to the top you’ll be rewarded with stunning views of the surrounding countryside — a photographer’s heaven!Stop by Kellie's Castle to see the unfinished mansion perched atop a hill where it was built on a former rubber estate in Perak, before returning to Ipoh for lunch.Continue your food tour on a walk to local markets and hawkers stalls, feasting on Malay dishes served up with white rice. Enjoy favorites such as barbecued fish marinated in a savory sauce; chili chicken; locally grown vegetables authentically cooked using coconut, shrimp or chili paste; curry noodles; barbecued pork; dim sum; and fried green onions. After tasting some sweet treats such as cendol — a traditional dessert made from shaved ice, coconut milk, green starched noodles and sugar — stop by a nearby pamelo farm to sample this citrus fruit native to Southeast Asia.Visit a kacang putih factory to sample a variety of these popular snacks, including fried beans, crispy tapioca chips and murukku (savory, crunchy twists made from rice), which are original to Ipoh and shipped worldwide. Learn how the industry began in the 1940s from just six families who settled in the city from South India.Your final stop is the Ipoh Central Market (Pasar Besar Ipoh), located at the UTC (Urban Transformation Centre). Walk through this local wet market for a look at food stalls, from produce vendors to fish mongers, before returning to Kuala Lumpur by train, accompanied by your guide.

$117 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Private: Cameron Highland Day Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Lata Iskandar, Tapah, Batang Padang District, PerakAfter a drive up to 3 ½ hour from Kuala Lumpur our first stop will be the Lata Iskandar Waterfall and will drive pass through the Orang Asli (Native) settlement before reaching to Tanah Rata, Cameron Highlands.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Cameron Valley Tea House, Tanah Rata, Cameron Highlands, PahangAfter reaching to Cameron Highland we will be stopping at Bharat Tea or Cameron Valley for a sip of Tea and some dessert such like scones and cakes Duration: 1 hour

$47.06 Private & Custom Tours

Malaysia - Artistic Side Of Ipoh

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Ipoh Railway Station, Ipoh, Kinta District, PerakThis is the planCheck out what we are going to do.Feel free to personalize this offer with Jeremy.Meeting pointIpoh - IpohAM/PM (Time decided by guest)Pick-up at any location to be advised by guestAM/PM (Time decided by guest)Visit giant wall mural paintings in Ipoh old townAM/PM (Time decided by guest)Visit mini wall mural paintings in Ipoh new town• Tell me your travel date and group size• Tell me your preferences and wishes so I can customize the tour for youWhere will we meetWe will meet at Ipoh and from there the experience will start.Duration: 2 hours

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