Gopeng Rainforest White Water Rafting
Highlights: Gopeng town is a perfect picnic spot where you can get down for lunch and snacks. A certified guide will accompany you to aid you at safety measures and instruct you with rafting techniques.
Difficulty level: Medium Time taken: 3 - 4 hours long expedition, including Lunch Pick up point: Gopend Museum or Gua Tempurung Parking
Sessions: 9 am and 2 pm (lunch included in the 9 am session)
Price: starts from 39.00 USD
Highlights: Tunnel runs from east to west and is 1.9 km long. 5 large coconut shell domes; each dome has individual temperature and water level and comprises of various marbles and calcium formations.
Difficulty level: Easy
Additional Info: Food stalls available; Torch and helmets available for rent; certified guide provided for assistance.
Tour hours: from 9 am to 4 pm (batch wise)
Price: Starts at RM 6. 00 (4 tour options available)
Trek Up Kledang Hill
Highlights: There are four different trails for hiking namely, 4-2 (one hour), 4- 3 (1 ½ hour), 4 -9 (2 hours) and RTM (4 hours). The RTM peak is actually a broadcasting tower and is the highest point. Along the way you will get to see green lizards, millipedes, snakes (green) and gibbons monkeys (Siamang species).
Best time: November to February
Difficulty Level: Medium to Hard depending upon the trail
Location: Foot hill of Bukit Kledang, Ipoh Start
Point: Jungle route (same for all trails)
Highlights: Get to see the bygone era’s colonial buildings; the old town railway station which looks nothing lesser than a museum. The railway station is an Asian - Anglo architecture. The exploration trip also includes the famous Ipoh tree, Pokok ipoh; City hall, Birch Memorial clock tower, mural works on the street, ipoh mosque, football ground and lot more.
Time taken: approx, 2 hours – 4 miles long
Starting point: Railway station (around 23 sites to visit)
Visit Qing Xin Ling Leisure and Cultural Village
Highlights: Bycycle and trishaw rides around the cultural village, Ba zhi (Chinese fortune telling),
Fish feeding; Vintage stalls and museums, a chance to go through the ancient tradition of the malay heritage; open cooking counter stalls, nature walk in the jungle; heart-warming sit outs at the pandok (summerhouses); cave exploration and trekking up the hill.
Price: Starts at 4.00 RM
Best Season: Sep – Feb Hours: 9 – 6 pm
Highlights: Clearwater Sanctuary is amidst lakes and woodland and is perfect for family picnics. Damai Laut is set in a natural seaside resort and undulating terrain, and is a hatchery for green turtles. Meru Valley golf club is set among hilly terrain and additionally includes few residential properties.
Holes: 18 (first two) and 27 (Merry Valley)
Location: South West of Ipoh; Northwest of Ipoh (Merru Valley)
Price: Starts at 90 RM (Merru), RM 157 (Dalai Laut) and RM 140 (clear water)
Opens at: On weekdays visitors are allowed; Weekends restricted to members alone
The Kinta Riverfront Walk.
Highlights: Pallong Tin mining gallery museum that depicts the artefacts and pictures of tin mining custom, the original business of the city; varieties of food stalls, cafés, rental cycle shops, portrait centres etc.
Location: Jalang Lim Bo Sen,
Ipoh Price: N/A
Opens at: Everyday
Best Season: Except for rainy season, any season is perfect
Highlights: The kek Lok Tong is the newest among all and is unique from the others because of its golden statues and tiny ponds strewn around the caves. One of the greatest temples is the Perak Tong, built by a Chinese Monk in 1926. There are 40 Buddha statues inside the temple, one of which is scaling up to 12.8 metre high. Try desserts, and white coffee which is a speciality of Malay at the temple stalls.
Hours: Everyday between 9 amd to 6 pm
Price: starts at 1.5 RM
Lost world of Tambun
Highlights: Enjoy at the River and Beach Garden at the water park featuring high rising twin waterfalls and Jungle Wave Bay. Another highlight is The Lost World Hot Spring & Spa where the pool draws water from the natural sources.
Location: The Park is located at the centre of Ipoh and is 20 minutes drive away from Ipoh Railway Station.
Timing: 11:00 am - 06:00 pm
Price: 42 MYR
Visit Kellie’s Castle
Highlights: Revisit the history at Kellie’s Castle with its plaster ceilings from seventeenth century, high quality royal furniture, Victorian gardens with beautiful roses, Hew Lorimer sculpture exhibit, mural by Phoebe Anna Traquair and woodland walks.
Location: The Castle is located near Batu Gajah.
Timing: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm