Perak’s Top 10 Activities From the Thrilling to Relaxing


Perak is not only known for its good food and beautiful historical sites but also its bountiful nature that offers exciting and thrilling activities for everyone.

From braving the rapid waves at one of the many rivers to enjoying a slow and leisurely walk through the calming forests, Perak is packed with outdoor activities to suit every fitness level. So make sure to give one of these action-packed options a go on your next visit!

ATV Rides at Slim River

Get in gear for a thrilling ATV Ride at Slim River. Ride along the terrain as you take in the area’s natural beauty, from its shady trees to the calming waters of the river. The path takes you through villages and waterfalls with serene views and landscapes as stunning backdrops for you to relish. The carefully planned trails are well-designed for world-class enjoyment and are highly-recommended for the adventurous and nature lovers alike. The ATV ride is categorised as an extreme sport, so remember to strap on a pair of sports shoes or hiking boots as well as comfortable sportswear to enjoy the ride to its full extent. To enhance your experience, book an ATV guide for a seamless and enjoyable adventure.

White Water Rafting at Slim River

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For an even more thrilling adventure, why not go White Water Rafting at Slim River? Strap on a helmet and a lifejacket as you climb aboard an inflatable kayak and you’re all set to enjoy the rapid waves of the river. Perfect for adrenaline junkies at heart, White Water Rafting at Slim River takes place along the rapids that are recorded in classes 2 and 3. Brave the rapids as you make your way through the two-hour journey along the river. To get a taste of white water rafting at its best, be sure to book a guide who can safely take you on this adventure, ensuring you have the most wholesome experience possible.

Slim River is located just 30 minutes from Tanjong Malim and Proton City. If you are travelling from Kuala Lumpur or Ipoh, Slim River is a 1.5 hour’s drive away. From Putrajaya, Cyberjaya and KLIA on the other hand, it takes around two hours to reach the river.

Relax and Unwind at Gunung Lang

Dialling the adventure down a notch is a less nerve-racking experience at the Gunung Lang Recreational Park, where you will get to enjoy a calm and peaceful picnic along the foothills of Gunung Lang.

Conveniently located just five kilometres away from the lively city of Ipoh, this is known to be the perfect destination for families to get together and enjoy some fun under the sun whilst being surrounded by Perak’s flourishing nature.

Gunung Lang is also packed with activities set against a spectacular view of a glorious man-made waterfall, beckoning you to unwind and relax at one of its multiple picnic spots across an expansive 30.35 hectares of land.

Since Gunung Lang Recreational Park is located just 15 minutes away from the Ipoh Railway Station, it is easy for visitors to hop into any nearby taxi or e-hailing service to reach the park.

A Leisurely Walk in Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve

Spanning over 40,000 hectares of lush greens is the Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve that offers the perfect opportunity for leisurely or brisk walks through the forest.

Trek along the wooden boardwalks for an up-close view of the surrounding trees and wildlife that can be found here. This well-maintained forest offers its visitors the ultimate view of tall and picturesque mangrove trees that have been around for many years. The Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve is open daily from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Located in Kuala Sepetang, there are multiple ways to reach here. If you wish to travel by train, you can take the KTM or the ETS, which will take you to the Taiping Railway Station. From there, you can opt for a taxi or any e-hailing service that will take you straight to the Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve, which is located approximately 15 minutes away. Visitors can also opt for the bus service Terminal Bas Sepadu, which stops at Simpang Taiping. From there, take a taxi or e-hailing service to the forest.

Ticket Prices for Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve

  • Adult (18 years and above): RM 5
  • Children (below 18 years): RM 2
  • Children (below 6 years): Free
  • Senior Citizen (above 60 years): Free
  • Non-Malaysian: RM 15

* Prices are subject to change. Visit Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve’s official website for price confirmation.

Swim in the Waters of the Lata Kinjang Waterfall

Located in Chenderiang, Perak, the Lata Kinjang Waterfall is an extraordinary place for quality time with friends and family alike. Relax by the river banks and watch the water cascade down seamlessly into the river.

Pack a picnic basket to enjoy while you take in the most tranquil scenery Lata Kinjang has to offer. Visitors are also more than welcome to enjoy a cool, refreshing dip in the waters. The Lata Kinjang Waterfall is open daily from 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM, and is located 15 kilometres from the town of Tapah and 45 kilometres from Ipoh.

Admission Fees for Lata Kinjang Waterfall:

  • Adult (18 years and above): RM 2
  • Children (below 18 years): RM 1
  • Children (below 6 years): Free
  • Senior Citizens (above 60 years) and Disabled: Free
  • Non-Malaysian: RM 5

*Prices are subject to change. Visit Lata Kinjang Waterfall’s official website for price confirmation.

Soak in the Warm Waters at the Sungai Klah Hot Springs Park

Enjoy a warm and relaxing soak in the natural hot springs at the Sungai Klah Hot Springs Park. Nestled in the town of Sungkai and the foothills of the Titiwangsa Range, this hot springs park features an iconic hot springs pool, and a swimming pool where you can soak in the cooling waters after a warm dip.

Not only is this park known for its calming and serene environment, but also for the many activities it has in store. Try out the egg-boiling activity where you can literally boil eggs in the natural hot waters from the hot springs. There are also fun water slides that can be found at the park’s swimming pool. The Sungai Klah Hot Springs Park is open from Mondays to Thursdays, from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM and on weekends and public holidays from 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM.

To reach the Sungai Klah Hot Springs Park, visitors can take the North-South Expressway and the 128 Exit to Sungkai. Turn right onto Route 1 after the toll plaza, which heads towards Kuala Lumpur. Follow the road, and turn into Route 159 at the T-junction, which will bring you to Felda Sungai Klah.

By public transportation, visitors can take the ETS to the Slim River Station and from there board a bus, which heads to Sungkai from the Slim River Bus Terminal to SMK Sungai Kruing. Once you arrive, simply hail a taxi or book a car from any e-hailing service to get you to Sungai Klah Hot Springs Park.

Admission Fees for Sungai Klah Hot Springs Park:

  • Adult: RM 15
  • Children (below 12 years): RM 12
  • Senior Citizens: RM 8
  • Disabled: RM 5

*Prices are subject to change. Visit the Sungai Klah Hot Springs' official website for price confirmation.

White Water Rafting and Abseiling at Gopeng

Another White Water Rafting option, this time riding the rapid waves at Gopeng. Climb aboard the inflatable boats with helmets and life jackets as you conquer the rushing waves of the Kampar River. Be sure to book a guide to safely guide you on your journey. While you’re here, let the adventure continue with abseiling along the waterfall. Rise to the challenge as you descend the rocky and slippery ground around the flowing waters.

The Kampar River is known as a hotspot for all adrenaline junkies as it offers a variety of extreme activities for all. Located just two hours away from the bustling city of Kuala Lumpur, you can also opt to travel with tour guides who plan these extreme sport trips, which often include transportation as part of the package.

To reach Kampar River, you can take the bus from Terminal Bas Sepadu to the Kampar Bus Station and from there a taxi or e-hailing service to the river. By train, you can take the ETS to the Kampar Train Station and then a taxi or e-hailing service to Kampar River.

Caving in Gua Tempurung

Explore the depths of a million-year-old cave at Gua Tempurung. Known as the oldest and longest cave in Peninsular Malaysia, Gua Tempurung is a fan-favourite by locals and tourists alike. Stretching over 4.9 kilometres, the cave has plenty of hidden wonders for the public to explore. However, only 1.9 kilometres of the cave is currently open for public exploration.

There are five domes in the cave for visitors to explore namely the Golden Flower Cavern, Alam Cavern, Tin Mine Cavern, Gergasi Cavern and the Battlefield Cavern. Each dome is an awe-inspiring sight with its extravagant stalactites and stalagmites, limestones, marbles and water levels of different heights.

To reach Gua Tempurung by public transport, visitors can easily hop into the ETS and make their way to Gopeng. From there visitors can opt for taxis or e-hailing services to get them to the cave.

Hiking up Kledang Hill for a Breathtaking View

Kledang Hill is located at the northern edge of Ipoh and is the perfect place for hiking enthusiasts. With its highest point at 808 metres above sea level, Kledang Hill is known as the 245th highest mountain in Malaysia. Various hiking and biking trails are also available to the public to reach the peak of the mountain. Once you reach the top, which takes around four hours to get there, be sure to take in the vast and scenic views that surround this hill. There is also a waterfall hidden amongst the hills for those who want to enjoy a cool dip or a relaxing break.

To reach Kledang Hill, you can take the ETS from KL Sentral to Lahat, Ipoh and from there, a five-minute taxi or e-hailing drive to the hill. Alternatively, you can also take a bus to reach Kledang Hill. Simply hop onto a bus at Terminal Bas Selatan, which takes you to Jalan Bendahara Ipoh and from there a taxi or any e-hailing service to Kledang Hill.

Ride a Land Rover to Enjoy the View Atop Bukit Larut (Maxwell Hill)

Another exciting and thrilling climb awaits at Bukit Larut. Located in the heart of Taiping, Bukit Larut, once known as Maxwell Hill, is a cooling and scenic hill, which is located over 100 metres above sea level. Named after a British Assistant Resident, William George Maxwell, Bukit Larut is known as one of the many historical sites in Taiping Town today.

Bukit Larut is the perfect place for those who wish to escape the town’s heat and enjoy the cooling atmosphere that the hill brings with daily temperatures ranging from 10 to 25 degrees Celsius. The journey up the hill takes approximately three to five hours. Then, to reach the peak of the hill, visitors are advised to take the Land Rovers available on site. The Land Rover rides are priced at RM10 for each round trip. Bukit Larut is the perfect place for all nature lovers who wish to spend the day amongst the beautiful and serene greenery.

To travel to Bukit Larut, you can take the ETS from KL Sentral to the Taiping Railway Station and from there, it will be a 13-minute drive via taxi or e-hailing services. By bus, on the other hand, you can take the bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to the Taiping Bus Station and from there a taxi or e-hailing service to this historical hill.

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