Away from the neon lights of Kuala Lumpur, you’ll find a sedate mountain retreat in the form of the Cameron Highlands. The largest hill region in Malaysia, this is an area of outstanding natural beauty, which is guaranteed to enchant you and leave you with memories to last a lifetime. If you’re planning a personalised Malaysia holiday, a voyage of discovery in the Cameron Highlands comes highly recommended.
A brief introduction to the Cameron Highlands
The Cameron Highlands is a hill region, which is located in Pahang. Famed for its rolling meadows, impressive peaks and endless tea plantations, this is a spot that will enthral you and send your senses into overdrive. This part of the country offers a completely different experience to the commercial beach resorts of Penang, the blissful beaches of the deserted islands and the urban adventures on offer in Kuala Lumpur. Temperatures rarely get above 30 degrees and there’s a deep appreciation for the environment and the produce it provides. It’s very popular to enjoy a cup of tea and a bowl of strawberries at a tea estate or strawberry farm. On a pleasant day with clear skies, there’s no better way to while away the hours.
Your Cameron Highlands highlights
The Cameron Highlands offers a diverse range of activities and excursions. For a blissful, relaxing day, take a tour of a tea estate, sample the local produce and enjoy the views as you dine al fresco. The most popular tourist spots include Boh Sungei Palas Tea Estate and Boh Tea Estate. If you’re a fan of honey, a trip to the Ee Feng Gu Honey Bee Farm, which sells a plethora of honey varieties, is a must. Stock up on souvenirs while you’re here!
If you fancy an active day out, grab your walking boots and follow the jungle trails. There’s an impressive range of routes on offer, many of which will guide you through unspoiled areas sheltered by green canopies. You can choose to meander at your leisure or step up the intensity. If you’re feeling intrepid, you can even camp out and sleep underneath the stars. Campsites are located close to Tanah Rata.
Parit Waterfall is well worth a visit. You’ll find the falls located on ‘path 4’, one of the most popular routes in the region. The pathway takes you from the banks of the river in Tanah Rata right to the foot of the falls.