MM Adventure Travel
MM Adventure Travel and Discovery Sdn. Bhd.

Co. Reg: 1043373-A   (KPK/LN 7604 (MA4622)


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Eco-Tourism Co.
Since 1996









Tour Type:

Private Tour

Customizable:

Yes, you can

Duration:

3 Days

Group Size:

1 to travel

Season:

Year Round

Distance Travel

600km by road

Tour Code:

30003


Cameron Highlands and Batu Caves with Elephant Sanctuary Tour

Quality, Uniqueness, Local Culture and a Personalized touch with a USP Imagine when beauty and adventure join hospitality and professionalism in one single experience…..” let us make your holiday a memorable one with the best out of Us.....


Lata Iskandar (Waterfall at Cameron Highlands)

Batu Caves

Batu Caves, is a limestone hill, which has a series of caves and cave temples, located in Gombak district, 13 kilometres (8 miles) north of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It takes its name from the Sungai Batu or Batu River, which flows past the hill. Batu Caves is also the name of the nearby village.

The Batu Caves is one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India, dedicated to Lord Murugan. It is the focal point of Hindu festival of Thaipusam in Malaysia.

History
Interior of Batu Caves

The limestone forming Batu Caves is said to be around 400 million years old. Some of the cave entrances were used as shelters by the indigenous Temuan / Besisi people (a tribe of Orang Asli). As early as 1860, Chinese settlers began excavating guano for fertilising their vegetable patches. However, they became famous only after the limestone hills were recorded by colonial authorities including Daly and Syers as well as American Naturalist, William Hornaday in 1878.

Batu Caves was promoted as a place of worship by K. Thamboosamy Pillai, an Indian trader. He was inspired by the ‘vel’-shaped entrance of the main cave and was inspired to dedicate a temple to Lord Muruga within the caves. read more.....

Elephant Riding in Kuala Gandah

Elephant Sanctuary Kuala Gandah, this centre was established in 1989 by the Department of Wildlife and National Parks. A base for the Elephant Relocation Team which started in 1974.

Being the only centre in Malaysia, the team is dedicated to locating, subduing, translucent problem elephants from areas where their habitats are constantly being encroached by plantations, to Malaysia's National Parks such as Taman Negara.

Over the past 25 years the strong team has helped to prevent the further decline of the elephant population by relocating more than 300 wild elephants!

Kuala Gandah also aims to promote public awareness of the elephant's plight in Malaysia and to support research into elephant translocation and conservation. It also aims to educate the public about the importance of habitat and environmental preservation.

Cameron Highlands Tea Plantation

Cameron Highlands is Malaysia's largest and best-known hill resort. Discovered by, and named after William Cameron, a government surveyor who, in 1885 explored the area by hacking a path up through dense jungle and came across, "A fine plateau shut in by mountains". At 1524m above sea level the area enjoys a cool climate, with temperatures no higher than 20°C and rarely falling below 10°C, a welcome change to the generally oppressive heat and humidity at sea level.

Nestling the borders of Pahang and Perak provinces are the Cameron Highlands, Malaysia's most popular hill station destination. It is actually an area of tremendous natural beauty, encompassing tea farms, vegetable fields, flower gardens and challenging hiking trails with rushing waterfalls. It also finds tremendous favor with many budget travelers because of its cool climate which is in stark contrast to the hot, humid weather in most parts of the region. read more.....

Visit and timing is subject to change with or without prior notice due to traffic/weather conditions. Please note that while we operate successful trips in this part of the world throughout the year, some changes may occur in our itineraries due to inclement weather and common seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for modifications to the route.

Cameron Highlands and Batu Caves with Elephant Sanctuary Tour Itinerary

Tour Code: 30003

Day One (stay Strawberry Park Resort or Heritage Hotel - Twin Sharing) / (Meals --/ L / --/ )

Visit and timing is subject to change with or without prior notice due to traffic/weather conditions

Pick-up service
Complimentary pickup will be provided from all hotels / residential in Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya and please wait at the lobby or main entrance based on the pick up time given.

0915 hours, Meet and Greet by our staff, and transfer to Cameron Highlands, enroute Batu Caves with a short visit (40 minutes) and proceed to Elephant Sanctuary Kuala Gandah. The journey will take around 1 1/2 hrs from Batu Caves to reach Elephant Sanctuary and in the evening around 3.30PM transfer to Cameron Highlands via small town, country road and plantations and much more.....

Kuala Lumpur > Batu Caves > Cameron Highlands

Distance Travel by Road
15KM (Kuala Lumpur > Batu Caves) (Time 0.30 hours)

128KM (Batu Caves > Elephant Sanctuary (Time 1.30 hours)
185KM (Elephant Sanctuary > Cameron Highland) (Time 3.30 hours)

Dress Code for visiting Batu Caves (Batu Caves is a Holy place for Hindu faith, PLEASE respect)
(Wear comfortable (not over expose your body)

T-shirt or shirt with sleeves is fine

Do not wear Short Pants or Hot Pants

Do not wear Short Skirts or Mini Skirts (above knee level)

Long Pants are fine

A refreshing retreat to Malaysia's premier hill resort, famous for its rolling tea plantations and vegetable farms. Nestling at 1,600m above sea level in the north-west corner of Pahang, the resort is accessible from Kuala Lumpur via the town of Tapah in Perak. The drive up to the highlands passes through lush jungle greenery. Half-day tour of the highlands taken in the Tea Plantation and Factory, Strawberry Farm, Tea Factory and Rose Garden.

Jim Thompson
Jim Thompson was an American businessman who helped revitalize the Thai silk industry in the 1950s and 1960s. At the time of his disappearance he was one of the most famous Americans living in Asia.
read more

1200 Noon, Estimate arrival at Karak town for lunch (local cuisine) will be served & etc...., a sleepy town with is own uniqueness

1230 hours Transfer to Elephant Sanctuary, short briefing by our staff & a 30-minute video documentary about Elephant at the Visitors Information Centre (if time permits), a short stop at Aboriginal house for photo shots & etc.

1410 hours Feeding the elephants and Elephant grooming and bathing (if weather permits). Riding on the Elephant back is no longer available.

1500 hours Clean up (shower and change to dry and clean attire)

1530 hours Transfer to Cameron Highlands, on arrival check-in and free and leisure at your own

1900 hours Estimate arrival time in Cameron Highlands

Day Two (stay Strawberry Park Resort or Heritage Hotel - Twin Sharing) / (Meals B / L / --/ )

Cameron Highlands

0900 hours, after breakfast, visit tea plantation, tea factory, walk through tea plantation, tea break at Boh Tea Plantation beautiful scenery, overlooking the tea plantation when you having a cup of tea, Rose Centre, Strawberry Farm, Market and much more.....

1300 hours, lunch at local restaurant

1500 hours, drop off at hotel and tour ends, free and easy at your own leisure

Day Three (Meals B / L / --/ )

Cameron Highlands > Kuala Lumpur

Breakfast at hotel, and free and easy till
10.00AM for drop off in Kuala Lumpur

leave Cameron Highlands at 9AM for drop off at Penang Island
leave Cameron Highlands at 8AM for drop off at Kuala Besut.

Check out and transfer to Lata Iskandar waterfall for drop off at Kuala Lumpur or visit Kellie's Castle if drop off at Penang Islands, both drive from Cameron Highlands will be through mountain range.

Lunch will be serve around 12 noon, and after lunch transfer to your destination.

estimate arrival time would be around 3PM in Kuala Lumpur or 4PM in Penang Island

Add on tours can be found in the Booking Form

Add-on tour for drop off in Penang Island
RM50.00 per person for visiting Orang Utan Islands

Optional drop off to any other place (such as; Kuala Besut, Merang, Kuala Terengganu, Langkawi Island, KLIA) can be arranged and the cost can be seen in the online booking form.

Prices and Booking

Prices for Year 2016 / 17

1 Pax

travelling at

RM3100.00
per person

2 Pax

travelling at

RM1700.00
per person

3 Pax

travelling at

RM1600.00
per person

4 Pax

travelling at

RM1500.00
per person

5 Pax and above

travelling at

RM1400.00
per person

Child (age 3 ~ 11)

travelling at

RM1100.00
per person

  • Prices shown above are excluding 6% for GST (Goods Sevices Tax)

  • Credit or Cash Card Payment / deposit via PayPal will be based on Malaysian Ringgit
    A 4.0% e-commerce charge and RM5.00 service charge will be applied on all payments made by Credit or Cash Card, via PayPal

Prices published are for Online Booking Only - NO Booking over the Phone as we need your details for Tour Confirmation and Billing

Additional Cost when you travel at Peak and Super Peak Seasons
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For Strawberry Park Resorts
in Cameron Highlands

For Peak / Public / School Holidays, additional surcharge of RM75.00 per person is required
For Super Peak, additional of RM125.00 per person is required. Check Peak and Off Peak Season

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Deposit (RM500.00 per person is required), is required when you book this tour. After submitting the reservation / booking form online, the deposit paid is for us to use your deposit to block the room/s, you will be taken to the payment page (deposit must be paid via Credit Card / Debit Card) and the balance payment can be paid in CASH in Malaysian Ringgit, (if you are paying with this denomination US$ / Euro / SG / AUS$ / Pound, please let us know a few days before departure, so that we can work out the exchange rate for you) when we pick you up on the tour day.

Balance Payment (by Visa / Master / American Express / Discover)

If you opt to pay the balance payment for your tour

  • by Credit or Charge Card, additional bank surcharge of 2.5% based on total tour cost of your balance payment.

You can avoid this fee by paying cash in Malaysian Ringgit. The charge on your card will read "MM Adventure Travel and Discovery Sdn. Bhd."

Deposit Paid (100% Refundable)
In the worst case scenario, after your booking and deposit is made, and there is no place/s available for your requested date/s, we will inform you of an alternative date/s and if it is not possible for you to change the date, we will refund the deposit (100%) within 30 minutes to 24 hours from the time you made your deposit.

Deposit paid is non-refundable once the Proforma Invoice and / or Tour Confirmation is issued by us.


Cameron Highlands and Batu Caves with Elephant Sanctuary Tour Highlights

These highlights are just a general outline only of the tour conducted as we cannot put every single detail and information on this page due to some other companies having copied and pasted our webpage into their own websites many times in the past

Visit Rubber and Palm oil plantations with stop and feel the palm oil / rubber (with rubber tapping by plantation owner - if available) and much more..... with explanation on these raw materials, how they are tapped and extracted and much more (if time / weather permits), it will take you back in time. It doesn't matter if you have a negative picture about the palm oil industry, let us show you and you decide...... what is the true picture

Your Cuisine is as follows

Meals (2B / 3L / --/) all meals provided by us are based on local Cuisine for Lunch, except Breakfast. Eating local cuisine / fruits and drinking local beverages is an adventure by itself and much more.....

Meals ( 2B / 3L / --/ ) all meals provided by us are based on local Cuisine for Lunch and one Malaysian Set Seafood Dinner by River View

While travelling with us you'll experience the vast array of wonderful food cuisine available in the Malaysia. Your driver / guide will be able to suggest restaurants / stalls / street food to try during your trip. To give you the maximum flexibility in deciding what you want to eat, where and what to eat, generally our guide will advice you time to time. This also gives you more flexibility and want to try our local cuisine (hot / spicy / sweet / sour and etc......). As a rule our driver guide will tend to mingle you with local eat together to enable feel like one of them. There's no obligation to do this though, if can it will be a great experience.

Issues on your trip

While we always endeavour to provide the best possible holiday experience for you / your family / your love one, due to the nature of travel and the areas we visit sometimes things can and do go wrong. Should any issue occur while you are on your trip, it is imperative that you discuss this with our driver / guide straight away so that they can do their best to rectify the problem and save any potential negative impact on the rest of your trip.

What to Bring

Extra cash for personal expenditure. Not to forget bring your camera and don't forget to bring sense of adventure / fun humor / enthusiasm and a flexible attitude!

Take Note (fine print), Due to the nature of the tour, the weather, road condition, local circumstances, prevailing safety factors, the route & itinerary may vary to those published but the content of the tour will remain the same. The final decision of the actual itinerary will be made by us on the day of the tour..

What to Wear
Wear comfortable, Sport shoes or Sandals, T-shirt, long or short pants, sunglasses and hat.

What's includes in this Trip

  • Return hotel transfers from any hotel or residential in Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya by MPV / Mini Van / Car (Air-Cond)
  • Good English speaking Driver Guide
  • Plain bottled drinking water (small)
  • Entrance fee for Rose Garden and Elephant Sanctuary
  • Soft Drink / Fruits Juice are included in your lunch
  • Meals ( 2 Breakfast / 3 Lunch / --/ Malaysian Cuisine) - (Vegetarian or NON- Vegetarian options are available, please advise at time of booking if required at the Booking Form)
  • Two nights stay at Strawberry Park Resort (1st choice) or Heritage Hotel (whichever is available) in Cameron Highlands (Studio Suite with Twin or Triple Sharing) (4 stars) or similar).

What's excluded in this Trip

  • Personal Expenditure

  • Any Alcoholic Beverages

  • Any Additional Stops / Tour/s

  • Others which are not mentioned in itinerary.

Bonus Visit

subject to weather / timing & road conditions

  • Tropical Fruit Plant / Tree (seasonal)

  • Rubber Plantation (year round)

  • Palm Oil Plantation (year round)

  • Malay Traditional House

  • and much more.....