Co. Reg: 1043373-A (KPK/LN 7604) (MA4622)
Sit in Coach
NO, you can't
1 to travel
256km by road
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.
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.
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.....
Tour Code: 11006
Day Tour (9AM ~ 5PM)
Tour Type: Sit in Coach (Group Tour)
Visit and timing is subject to change with or without prior notice due to traffic/weather conditions
Complimentary pick ups and drop offs from any hotel in Kuala Lumpur and residential areas in the City centre. Pick ups from residential areas outside the city centre and other areas can also be arranged for a small fee.
0900 ~0915 hours,Meet and Greet by MMAdventure staff, and transfer to Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary enroute Batu Caves with a short visit (30 ~ 45 minutes) to Batu Caves
T-shirt or shirt with sleeves is fine
Do not waer Short Pants or Hot Pants
Do not wear Short Skirts or Mini Skirts (above knee level)
Long Pants are fine
1145 hours, Arrival at Lanchang town for lunch (local cuisine) will be served and drive through Rubber / Palm oil plantations and Malay Traditional House and Aboriginal village, and a short visit to Deerland Park (mini zoo) (Deerland is closed on Friday)
1330 hours, Briefing & a 30-minute video documentary about Elephant at the Visitors Information Centre.
1410 hours, Activities starts by Feeding the Orphanage elephants / watching bathing the adult Elephants in the river and Elephant grooming and bathing by the tourist (if weather and river water level permits).
1515 hours, Clean up (need to shower and change attire for those had gone into the river)
1530 hours, Proceed to Kuala Kuala Lumpur
1700 hours, Estimated arrival in Kuala Lumpur. END OF TOUR.
Prices and Booking
Prices for Year 2016 / 17
(if you are looking for Quality, Uniqueness and a Personalized touch with a USP, you may consider buying the Elephant Sanctuary Private Tour)
Prices shown above are excluding 6% for GST (Good Services 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
Daily departure available, closing time for this booking will be at 8PM (a day before), Please book online and deposit is required to secure your booking.
Deposit (RM50.00 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 allocate a vehicle for you or your group, you will be taken to the payment page (deposit must be paid via Credit Card / Debit Card) and the balance can payment be paid in CASH in Malaysian Ringgit or if you want to pay with this denomination US$ / Euro / SG / AUS$ / Pound or Credit Card (T & C apply), please let us know a day before departure, so that we can workout the exchange rate for you) when we pick you up on the tour day.
Balance Payment (by Visa / Master or Cash)
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."
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 Tax Invoice and / or Tour Confirmation is issued by us.
Elephant grooming and bathing (if weather permits and the river level is low).
Video Presentation of Elephant Relocation
Drive through Rubber / Palm oil plantations / Aboriginal Village.
Feel of Rainforest
Driving through Country Side
Deerland Park (private mini zoo)
What to Bring and Do:
Bring extra cash for other purchases during the tour. Change of clothes (for changing after elephant activities (only if you bath with the elephant) - please take note, after the Elephant activities, all guest are require to clean up (shower & change clothing) before boarding), Sarong, Personal medication and cravings, River sandals or sport shoes with laces. A pair of socks is recommended if using sport shoes, Straps for spectacles or goggles for contact lenses, Towel, Shoes, Slippers, Sun block Personal toiletries and don't forget to bring a sense of adventure / fun / humor / enthusiasm and a flexible attitude
What to Bring, extra cash for personal expendituree. Not to forget to bring your cameraa and don't forget to bring sense of adventure / fun / humor / enthusiasm and a flexible attitude!!
Take Note (fine printt),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
Mini Van or MPV with driver
all return land transfers from any hotel in Kuala Lumpur
Malaysian Lunch (local cuisine) and meals are complimentary from MM Adventure Travel
Entrance fee for Elephant Sanctuary
A short visit to Batu Caves
What's excluded in this Trip
Any Alcoholic Beverages / Fruits Juice are excluded in your Dinner
Tram for weekends and public holidays
Any Additional Stops / Tour/s
Indoor guide at RM30.00 per booking for Elephant Sanctuary
Entrance fee for Deerland Park (RM10.00 per person)
Others which are not mentioned in itinerary.
Difficulty Leisurely (suitable for all age)
Duration, Day Trip (8 hrs - estimate only)
Booking, Daily depature avaliable, closing time for this booking will be at 8PM (a day before), Please book online to secure your booking.
This tour is not Customizable, to your need or requirement, as this is a Sit in Coach tour.