Guests taking a break from excursions will not miss out on any adventure, relaxing at Mutiara Taman Negara, as the Resort was carefully constructed in this park itself, thus placing it amidst the wildlife. The stroll from the chalet to the Seri Mutiara Restaurant is eventful each time with a variety of wildlife to observe, ranging from insects and lizards to pheasants, boars, monkeys and wild birds, to name a few. For more information, the Park Centre based at the Resort offers a wealth of information on the types of species found in the rainforest and those that are indigenous to Malaysia or rare species. Some activities available ;
Discover the side of the jungle which comes alive at night. Familiarize yourself with nocturnal plants and insects and savour a chance to spot animals up close at the Observation Hide.
Hike up this 334m hill for panoramic view of Gunung Tahan and the magnificent forest canopies that cover the hills and valleys. Then, cross the Canopy Walkway, the world’s longest suspension bridge, 40 meters above ground and 530 meters long.
Cruise along Sungai Tahan to relish the riverside flora and fauna and dip into the refreshing cascades at Lata Berkoh which form a natural Jacuzzi. Along the way, stop by the Fish Sanctuary for a chance to snorkel amongst fresh water fishes.
Home to various bats, racer snakes and many fascinating insects, exploring limestone caves that guarantees fun and excitement. For the more adventurous, opt for a longer trek and then spend a night in one of these caves – Kepayang Besar, Kepayang Kecil, Luas or Daun Menari.
An exhilarating ride that faces seven rapids promises a wet and wild experience! Fishing and bird-watching (with more than 300 species recorded) are also popular sport here.
One of the main attractions of Taman Negara, it is best carried out during the drier months of the February to April and June to August. Anglers will need permits, which are issued at RM10 per rod.
“Orang Asli”, the local natives, are gentle folk who lead a nomadic lifestyle in Taman Negara. They are called Batek and their settlements are found along the trails whilst, some are accessible by boat.
Spend nights hidden up in the trees while waiting for a tapir, bear or elephant to appear. Most hides are built overlooking saltlicks, from which some animals obtain necessary minerals. Except for Bumbun Tahan, which is five minutes away, most require either a boat ride or a few hours walk to get to it.
The more adventurous can try climbing Gunung Tahan, the highest peak in Peninsular Malaysia. This challenge demands will power, physical fitness, good equipment and a guide. The trail is 55km from Mutiara Taman Negara.
The eastern flanks of Gunung Tahan and Gunung Gedong drop off very sharply into the headwaters of Sungai Tahan. One of the tributaries in the Ulu Tahan plunges and cascades spectacularly down the mountainside in what is known as the Four Steps Waterfall.