Bird Watching at Kuala Gula
Located in the district of Kerian in the Northeastern part of Perak, South from Bagan Serai, the 8,200 hectare of Kuala Gula, where the Gula river meets the Straits of Melaka became not only home to birds but also bird lovers. This sanctuary is to protect and conserve the migratory birds which has been using the large wetland area for feeding and resting during their migratory route from the northern to the southern hemisphere.
Known to the locals as Gua Tempurung, the word “Gua”in Malay means cave and “Tempurung” means coconut shell. Hence the name Gua Tempurung which comprises of five huge domes with ceilings resembling coconut shells. The name conjures images of mystery and intrigue that ensures a peek into its deep and dark secrets.
Dating back 8000BC, Gua Tempurung is one of the largest natural limestone caves in Peninsular Malaysia. Each of these domes is made up of different calcium formations and marble that exist in differing temperatures and water levels.
These caves are famous for its breathtaking gallery of stalagmites, stalactites and other amazing rock formations that are superb speleological wonders. When exploring the cave, get ready to crawl through the labyrinth of stalagmites and stalactites.
Jungle Trekking in Belum
An excellent place for jungle trekking and camping is the Royal Belum State Park. One can expect at least six hours of jungle trekking into a somewhat unexplored rainforests. Along the way, you can stop and marvel at some of the flora and fauna that exist there like Rafflesia, blooming Wild Ginger as well as few salt licks spots.
At Belum, you can see valleys and mountains, pristine cascades and few limestone outcrops. Most of the areas are occupied by the Orang Asli (the indigenous people). If you are lucky, you may catch glimpses of animals rarely spotted in other other parts of the country. These include bears, deer, tiger and other species of mammals and reptiles
Night Safari at Taiping Zoo
Taiping Zoo has a beautiful natural setting with streams, lakes and abundance of flora; conducive environment for visitors. Also known as Taman Mergastua Sultan Idris Shah. Taiping Zoo is currently home to more than 180 species of animals. These include tigers, lions, elephants, hippopotamus, giraffes, hornbills, orang utans and others. Furthermore, attempts to breed these animals have been very successful. This has seen the proliferation of such animals like the Malaysian Tiger, Lion, Siamang, Deer, Nilgai, Night Heron and many others.
River boarding & Whitewater Rafting in Perak Rivers
For those who crave a little more excitement in their holiday experience, river boarding might just be the thing. Adrenaline pumping, white water fun at face level and with just a board to cling to, riverboarding is one of fastest growing extreme sports in the world. Jungle Geckos, the only riverboarding operator currently operating in Malaysia offers riverboarding trips in Sungai Sungkai, Sungai Kampar, Sungai Ulu Slim and Sungai Chilling.
Here, visitors will experience how thrilling it is to go down rapids head first, wearing a full body wetsuit, booties and fins plus life jacket and a board. Be warned though that this is not for the fainthearted. Alternatively, whitewater rafting is also another choice when visiting the rivers of Perak.
There are many locations of hot spring around Perak. Places such as Sungkai – Sg Klah and a few locations in Ipoh