There’s not an abundance of tours in Ipoh, Malaysia, but the select few on offer will undoubtedly satisfy the majority of city dwellers and keen adventure seekers.
SIGHTSEEING AND ACTIVITY TOURS IN AND FROM IPOH
Discover the mystifying forest with lush flora and fauna, the crystal clear water of Kampar River. This tour is suitable for those seeking adventure with a thrilling white water rafting excursion through 9 rapids. The excursion takes about 1 to 1.5-hours at Kampar River Grade I-III depending on the water level. After lunch (included) we head back to drop-off point.
PRIVATE FULL DAY IPOH OLD TOWN FOOD TOUR: FROM KUALA LUMPUR
Explore the streets of Ipoh on a private culinary adventure and savour the best food the old town has to offer.
Escape the bustle of Kuala Lumpur by train and descend upon the colonial city on foot, tasting mouthwatering specialities at food carts, open-air hawker stalls and markets. You’ll stop by colonial heritage landmarks and drive to points of interest just out of town, including the limestone cave temple of Perak Tong, Kellie’s Castle and a pomelo farm. This private tour ensures a personalised experience with an itinerary customised to your tastes and interests!
PRIVATE TOUR: IPOH INCLUDING QING XIN LING LEISURE AND CULTURE VILLAGE: FROM PENANG
Exchange bustling Penang for the Qing Xin Ling Leisure and Cultural Village outside Ipoh, reached via a 2-hour drive. Set in the mountains surrounded by lakes and fish ponds, the area features local specialities to eat (own expense). Soak in the mineral hot springs at Lost World Hot Springs & Spa before heading back to Penang by private vehicle with your guide.
BUKIT MERAH ORANGUTAN ISLAND AND IPOH CITY TOUR: FROM KUALA LUMPUR
Visit Bukit Merah Orangutan Island and get close contact with wild, free-ranging adult and young orangutans in the forested area. Stroll along the visitor meshed in cage-like pathway for an unforgettable experience during your short journey into their wild habitat. En route to Sam Poh Tong Cave Temple, be amazed with the architecture build along the cave, followed by half-day Ipoh city tour. Discover the popular heritage sites, eat delicious local food and take some beautiful photos of painted murals on walls around Ipoh Old Town.
HALF-DAY GOPENG RAINFOREST WHITE WATER RAFTING ADVENTURE
This thrilling white-water rafting adventure includes waterfall abseiling in the Gopeng Rainforest, a premier destination for river rafting. Splash through the rapids of the Kampar River while accompanied by a river guide. Safety gear, paddling instruction, and lunch are all provided, with round-trip transport from Gua Tempurung or the Gopeng Museum.
CAMERON HIGHLANDS: MOSSY FOREST DISCOVERY
The mossy forest is a natural environment that grows only at the highest elevations of Cameroon Highlands and other mountain ranges across Malaysia.
At such heights, low-level clouds in the sky driven by winds, blanket the forests with constant mist and moisture – creating an ideal biotope for moss, ferns, lichen and orchids. This moist tropical evergreen forest is also a rich repository for a varied set of montane creatures, encompassing insects, snakes, frogs, birds and mammals. Explore mossy forest through a boardwalk 2km before the peak of Gunung Brinchang, beginning from a clearing on main road.
CAMERON HIGHLANDS: NATURE’S WONDER RAFFLESIA EXPLORER
An interesting full day programme, where you will be amazed to see the largest flower in the world. It has been always a rare privilege to see the bloom due to Rafflesia’s unusual flowering habit. These giant flowers will last only 5 to 7 days. Sometimes there won’t be any blooms for many months.
CAMERON HIGHLANDS AGRO DELIGHT TOUR
Visit Cameron Highlands Vegetable Farm where you will see how vegetables are grown. Actually, that’s what this tour is all about; agriculture, which would likely be both interesting and educational for city dwellers.
2-HOUR WATER TUBING ADVENTURE AT KAMPAR RIVER
Have some splashing moments at the river with tubing activities. This water based activity is fun and relaxing in one of the scenic rivers in Malaysia, Kampar River. Imagine floating down the river in a tube, and experiencing nature first-hand. You can have some ‘me’ time, far from the city, and enjoy the 7 km gentle rapid along the winding river.
CAMERON HIGHLANDS COUNTRYSIDE TOUR
This countryside tour is a half day free and easy trip to the wonderful and famous hill station in Cameron Highlands. The journey begins with a small briefing about the places to visit when in the Highlands.
WATERFALL ABSEIL ADVENTURE AT ULU GERUNTUM GOPENG
Go Gopeng for a memorable adventure in the Ulu Geruntum for an exhilarating abseil down the waterfall; instruction and equipment included. If you have always enjoyed the outdoors, why not get to grips with abseiling. This is an activity that we can guarantee will be both challenging and exciting!
IPOH HERITAGE WITH BATU GAJAH KELLIE’S CASTLE TOUR
Approximately 2 hours drive north of Kuala Lumpur is Ipoh, which was once the richest single tin mine in the world.
View Ipoh Railway Station – this historic building of Moorish architecture has often been referred to as the ‘Taj Mahal’ of Malaysia. Drive pass the city centre where much of British colonial architecture remains intact.
Stop at the original Old Town White Coffee for lunch. Kellie’s Castle (sometimes also called Kellie’s Folly) is a castle located in Batu Gajah (Ipoh). The unfinished, ruined mansion, was built by a Scottish planter named William Kellie Smith. According to differing accounts, it was either a gift for his wife or a home for his son. Kellie’s Castle is situated beside the Raya River (Sungai Raya), which is a tributary to the Kinta River. Attipathi had once tried to get hold of the castle, only to be chased out by the spirit residing in the castle.