Here is a list of all the things to do in Cameron Highlands! 1000-2000 meters above sea level, Cameron Highlands is very different from the rest of West Malaysia.
And with such gorgeous scenery and crisp cool air, you should be out as much as possible. Hence, it’s no surprise that most of these attractions are outdoor!
Whether you prefer more laid-back activities, want some entertainment for the kids, or just want to soak up as much nature as possible, there is something in this list for you!
Table of Contents:
- Take A Tour Of Hatiku Organic Farm
- Pick Strawberries At Strawberry Farms
- Stop At Some Bee Farms
- Get A Prickly New Friend From The Cactus Farms
- Spot a Raja Brooke At The Butterfly Farm
- Explore The Many Gardens At Agro Technology Park MARDI
- Find Your Instagram Moment At The Lavender Garden
- Wander Among The Flowers At Rose Gardens
- Relax At Cameron Highlands Tea Plantations
- Try British Cream Tea In a Colonial Setting
- Dine On The Best Indian Food
- The Sheep Sanctuary
- Brinchang Weekend Night Market
- Partake In The Nightlife In Cameron Highlands
- Have A Refreshing Round Of Golf
- Do Some Bird-Watching
- Ride Your First ATV
- Go Hiking At Cameron Highlands
- Head Up To The Mossy Forest
- Discover Cameron Highlands Waterfalls
- Recall Childhood Memories At The Time Tunnel Museum
- Bring Your Own Bags And Go Shopping In Cameron Highlands
- See Temples Of Different Cultures
- Enjoy Steamboat At Cameron Highlands
- Treat Yourself At The Spa Village Cameron Highlands
- Smell Your First Rafflesia
- Visit An Orang Asli Village Of Cameron Highlands
- Wake Up For The Sunrise
- Flora Park
Towns Of Cameron Highlands
Depending on which route you take up to Cameron Highlands from Ipoh, you will pass through these towns:
- Tanah Rata
And some other small kampung (villages in Malay).
There’s nothing much going on in Ringlet, but Tanah Rata and Brinchang have more to explore!
That said, arrange your route carefully as the road between Tanah Rata and Brinchang is normally packed on weekends and public holidays.
You don’t want to be going back and forth more than once!
29 Best Places To Visit In Cameron Highlands
1. Take A Tour Of Hatiku Organic Farm
At this organic vegetable farm, the friendly owner (Mr. Fung) will show you around for RM10 per person.
100 different plants grow at this farm. And he will explain how crop rotation helps with the fertility of the soil. Plus, other aspects of an organic vegetable farm!
Feel free to buy organic vegetables straight from the farm!
- Address: 110, Mukim Ringlet, Ringlet, Pahang, Taman Ringlet, 39200 Cameron, Pahang
- Entrance fee: RM 10
- Contact: +6019-278 5797
- Email: [email protected]
2. Pick Strawberries At Strawberry Farms In Cameron Highlands
The cooler environment in Cameron Highlands enables strawberries to flourish! You will not see them in the lowlands.
Thus, picking strawberries in Cameron Highlands is usually at the top of any list of things to do in Cameron Highlands! Kids find it especially fun to pick their own strawberries!
The strawberry season is typically between May and August. Many farms let you pick your own (and charge by weight)!
2.1. Big Red Strawberry Farm
This is a hillside strawberry farm on the way to the mossy forest. And it is close to Cactus Valley too.
They have a cafe on-site where you can taste their strawberry ice cream, strawberry juice and have cream tea with their strawberry jam!
- Address: Brinchang, 39000 Brinchang, Pahang
- Opening hours: 8:30am to 6pm (9am to 6pm on Saturdays & Sundays)
- Contact: +605-491 3327
Here are other strawberry farms you can visit. It’s a good idea to have a back up plan if you’re going during school holidays.
3. Stop At Some Bee Farms In Cameron Highlands
Learn about the fascinating life cycle of bees and sample honey at bee farms.
Highlands Apiary Farm is run by serious local honey producers so if you really want to know more about the process and the bees, you can mark this place down for a visit!
Plus, they have a section for growing strawberries too.
There’s no charge to enter either. And you’ll be able to see the bees through a transparent hive! But do take care when you visit this farm as these are not the stingless sort!
While you’re here, you can pick up some honey-related souvenirs too! Honey sticks are popular among kids.
See the full article on bee farms in Cameron Highlands.
4. Get A Prickly New Friend From The Cactus Farms
There are two main cactus farms in Cameron Highlands. However, you can see cactus for sale in most gardens and markets.
4.1. Cactus Valley
Cactus Valley has giant cacti on display – some of which are over 60 years old!
They have other plants for sale too:
Like bird of paradise, fuchsia, camellia and geranium, to name a few. The small cacti and succulents make great souvenirs!
- Address: Cactus Valley Pekan lama, 39100, Brinchang, Pahang
- Opening hours: Daily 8am to 6pm
- Entrance fee: RM8 (Adult), RM5 (Child)
- Contact: +605-491 5640
4.2. Cactus Point
If you have any intention to buy a cactus, they sell them pretty cheap here! Especially if you buy more. Naturally, this cactus nursery is a hit with plant enthusiasts!
And if you just want to have a casual look-see, it doesn’t cost anything to enter!
- Address: Brinchang, 39000 Brinchang, Pahang
- Opening hours: Daily from 10am to 5pm
- Entrance fee: None
5. Spot A Raja Brooke At The Butterfly Farm Cameron Highlands
The Butterfly Farm houses many species of butterfly (like the Raja Brooke) in the butterfly enclosure.
There are guided tours and some domesticated animals like ducks and tortoises in their mini petting zoo!
Note: Some of the animals are in a very sorry state. Unfortunately, these “mini zoos” seem to be a growing trend among attractions in Cameron Highlands.
A gift shop and Chinese-style steamboat restaurant are also on the premises.
Note: Close by to Butterfly Farm is Butterfly Garden. Butterfly Garden has a long history as one of Cameron Highlands’ oldest tourist attractions. They have insects, reptiles, as well as a mini petting zoo and aviary.
- Address: 43rd Miles, Kea Farm, 39100, Pahang
- Opening hours: Daily from 8am to 6pm
- Entrance fee: RM7 (Adults), RM4 (Kids)
6. Explore The Many Gardens At Agro Technology Park MARDI Cameron Highlands
MARDI is the Malaysian Research and Development Institute – the oldest research center in Malaysia, actually!
Surprisingly, it’s not as well-known as some of the other places to visit in Cameron Highlands.
If you don’t have much time in Cameron Highlands, MARDI has a bit of everything in one huge park! Flowers, vegetable plots, and even a mini tea plantation!
Activities you can do here:
- Learn about local farming and agricultural practices here
- Wander through the 42 acres divided into many gardens
- Buy souvenirs, plants and seeds here
- Read more about Agro Technology Park MARDI Cameron Highlands
- Address: JKR266, Jalan Persiaran Endah, 39000 Tanah Rata, Pahang
- Opening hours: 8am to 5pm (Closed on Tuesdays)
- Entrance fee: RM5 (Adults), RM2 (Students), RM2 (Above 60 years old), Free of charge for children under 6 years old
- Contact: +605-491 1255 or +605-491 5945
7. Find Your Instagram Moment At The Lavender Garden In Cameron Highlands
Other than strawberries, flowers thrive in the cooler climate too!
Lavender Garden has a very advantageous location. They have two levels to explore with 3 different lavender species on the ground level.
But they have many other flowers including gerbera daisies of assorted colors as well as hydrangea, morning glory flowers, etc.
There is a mini strawberry section and gift shop. You can try lavender ice cream here too!
- Address: 59, Brinchang, 39100, Malaysia
- Opening hours: Monday – Thursday: 9:00am to 6:00pm; Friday – Sunday: 9:00am to 7:00pm
- Entrance fee: For adults RM20 and for kids RM10
8. Wander Among The Flowers At Rose Gardens In Cameron Highlands
You will pass a number of flower nurseries on your way up to Cameron Highlands.
Here are two you can stop at if you are fond of roses:
Both have excellent hilltop views and many species of roses!
8.1. Rose Valley
Get your fill of roses at Rose Valley, another of Cameron Highlands’ longtime attractions.
If you really want to cover every corner, allocate an hour. And you can stroll at your leisure too since there is plenty of space!
They have plants for sale and a souvenir shop too but not at bargain prices. The real bargain is the entrance fee, at just RM5 per adult!
Note: Due to age and a lack of maintenance, some parts are run down and can be dangerous when it has just rained (i.e. slippery) so watch your step!
- Address: 148 Tringkap, Tanah Rata 39000, Malaysia
- Opening hours: Daily from 9am to 6pm
- Entrance fee: RM5
8.2. Orchid And Rose Garden (O&R Garden)
It might look deceivingly small at first glance but Orchid And Rose Garden has an impressive and well-maintained collection of trees and flowers (including roses).
Kids will enjoy feeding the animals they have – fish, geese, goats, rabbits, ducks and chickens.
It’s a good place to get away from the crowds and pass away some time outdoors. They have great views here and even a jungle walk trail to explore if you have the right shoes for it!
- Address: 74, GREEN COW
- Opening hours: Daily from 9am to 6pm
- Entrance fee: RM10 (Adults), RM5 (Kids)
More Rose Gardens In Cameron Highlands.
9. Relax At Cameron Highlands Tea Plantations
Like the farms and gardens, there are so many tea plantations to choose from!
With their rolling green hills and quaint tea houses, these are definitely some of the best places to visit in Cameron Highlands!
9.1. Boh Tea Estate Habu
Getting to this tea estate involves narrow uphill roads, and some of them are only one-way.
But once you’re here, you can take in the views and fresh air away from all the tourists that normally head for the more glamorous BOH Sungai Palas tea estate!
There is a small and quaint cafe on site as well. Which is convenient while you wait for the next available factory tour slot!
- Address: Boh Road Habu, 39200 Ringlet, Pahang
- Opening hours: Daily from 9am to 4:30pm (Closed on Mondays)
- Contact: +605-493 1324
- Entrance fee: Free
- Remark: Simple factory tour is available
9.2. Bharat Tea Plantations Sdn. Bhd.
Sip on masala or cardamon tea and have light nibbles from the open-air cafe while gazing out at the luscious valley below.
It used to cost nothing to head down from the cafe to explore the tea valley but now there’s an entrance fee of RM4.
Because this place is really visible from the main road, you can expect a lot of visitors here.
Note: Steep steps are unsuitable for elderly and young children
- Address: 15-16, Jalan Besar, 39000 Tanah Rata, Cameron Highlands, Pahang
- Opening hours: Monday-Thursday: 8:30am to 6pm; Friday-Sunday: 8am to 7pm
- Contact: +605-491 1133
- Entrance fee: RM4 to walk down to the plantation
- Remark: Try Cameron Valley Tea here!
9.3. BOH Sungai Palas Tea Centre
- Address: Brinchang, Pahang
- Opening hours: Daily from 8:30am to 4:30pm (Closed on Mondays)
- Contact: +605-496 2096
- Entrance fee: Free
- Remark: Can be very crowded!
10. Try British Cream Tea In a Colonial Setting
10.1. Ye Olde Smokehouse
A hotel and a cafe combined into one! The English-style cottage look is completed by an enchanting garden.
Note: Only paying patrons can access the garden!
It is a gorgeous (and expensive) venue to have high tea!
- Address: By the Golf Course, Tanah Rata, 39000 Tanah Rata, Pahang
- Contact: +605-4911215
10.2. Jim Thompson Tea Room
For an “atas” (slang for luxury in Malaysia) feel, you can try this posh cafe in an elegant colonial-style mansion.
The cafe is part of Cameron Highlands Resort.
Afternoon tea is served from 3-6pm. Food and ambiance will impress!
- Address: Cameron Highlands Resort By The Golf Course, Brinchang 39000, Malaysia
- Opening hours: 12pm to 6pm
- Contact: +605-491 1100
- Remark: Lunch is from 12pm to 3pm and English afternoon tea is available from 3pm to 6pm!
10.3. The Lord’s Cafe
If you’re looking for something kinder on your wallet, consider this cosy place in Tanah Rata:
This upstairs café is where homemade food and scones rule!
- Address: Jalan Besar, Tanah Rata, 39000 Tanah Rata, Pahang
- Opening hours: 10am to 5pm (Closed on Sundays)
- Contact: +6019-572 2883
10.4. Cameron Valley Tea House 1
Sip on Cameron Valley tea while you take in views of the plantation! British food features on the menu.
- Address: 34, Mile Cameron Highlands, Tanah Rata, 39000 Cameron Highlands, Pahang
- Opening hours: Monday – Thursday: 9am to 6pm; Friday – Sunday: 8am to 7pm
And yes, there is a Tea House 2:
10.5. Cameron Valley Tea House 2
Tea is just as good as the first tea house. Mind that they only sell pastries and no mains here. Try the chicken curry puff!
Some prefer the views of the plantation from this cafe rather than at the first tea house!
Note: You can only park along the road
- Address: 34.5 Mile Cameron Highlands, 39000 Tanah Rata, Pahang
- Opening hours: Monday – Thursday: 8.30am to 6pm; Friday – Sunday: 8am to 7pm
- Contact: +605-4915100
For more cream tea choices, check out our article on the best scones in the Cameron Highlands for our choice recommendations!
11. Dine On The Best Indian Food
You can get delicious Indian food everywhere in Malaysia, including Cameron Highlands!
We personally recommend Singh Chapati URBAN Restaurant in particular. The hearty meals will leave you very satisfied and content!
But you’ll need to go early to avoid the dinner crowds for this one! And do let the friendly family who run the restaurant know what your spice tolerance is.
It also takes awhile for them to cook the food so be patient.
Recommended dishes include:
- mutton masala
- vegetable biryani
- butter paneer and smoky aubergine
- Address: No 1, Brij Court, Tanah Rata, 39000 Tanah Rata, Pahang
- Opening hours: Daily from 1:30 pm–4:30 pm, and again at 6:30 pm–9:30 pm
- Contact: +6017-578 6454
Read more: 15 Best Food In Cameron Highlands
12. The Sheep Sanctuary
An interesting place to visit in Cameron Highlands:
At The Sheep Sanctuary at Kea Farm, you have an opportunity to get up close to the 20 or so woolly residents flown all the way from Australia!
See what it is really like at The Sheep Sanctuary.
- Address: Kea farm, Brinchang, 39100 Brinchang, Pahang
- Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday, 9am–5:30pm
- Contact: +605-4914638
- Entrance Fee: RM8/adult, RM5/child, RM3 to buy food for the sheep
13. Brinchang Weekend Night Market
During the weekends and school holidays, pasar malam (night market) stalls will open as evening draws:
The stalls sell anything from winter wear, vegetables, fruit, tea, honey, plants and toys. As well as other knick-knacks.
Moreover, there are halal food stalls selling roasted venison, nuts and all sorts of fried stuff. You may find this guilty pleasure for sale too – strawberries covered in melted chocolate!
- Address: Jalan Sungai Ruil, Brinchang, 39000 Brinchang, Pahang
- Opening hours: Fridays and Saturdays from 5pm to 11pm
Note: And everyday if it’s the school holidays!
14. Partake In The Nightlife In Cameron Highlands
Cameron Highlands attractions are usually best appreciated during the day. But there are a few exceptions!
14.1. Travellers Kitchen
Have a beer or cocktail while making new friends over a soccer game at this pub:
- Address: 66A, Persiaran Camellia, Tanah Rata, 39000 Tanah Rata, Pahang
- Opening hours: 3pm to 12am
- Contact: +6019-4766787
14.2. Cricket Lounge
This is another popular option if you want to enjoy sports and alcohol! They have high-speed internet as a bonus!
- Address: Copthorne Hotel Cameron Highlands (formerly Equatorial), Kea Farm, Brinchang, 39100 Brinchang, Pahang
- Opening hours: Weekends from 4pm until 11:30pm
- Contact: +605-5496 1777
15. Have A Refreshing Round Of Golf
There’s only one place to play golf in Cameron Highlands! Cameron Highlands Sultan Ahmad Shah Golf Club or Cameron Highlands Golf Club features an 18-hole course.
The course provides enough challenge with undulating greens, some streams and sand bunkers!
With the cool weather, you can play a most delightful game of golf!
- Address: Cameron Highlands Golf Club, Tanah Rata, Cameron Highlands, Pahang, 39000 Tanah Rata
- Walk-in rates: Before 5pm: RM52.50 to RM84; After 5pm: RM26.25 to RM42
- Contact: +605-491 1256
Tip: Evening rates (after 5pm) are halved and weekdays are cheaper by RM20-30! And those above 56 years old get to save RM10-20!
16. Do Some Bird-Watching
Birds definitely count as Cameron Highlands attractions over here!
Avid bird watchers should not miss the opportunity to spot montane birds up in Cameron Highlands. Trail 10 is a good start. Else, you can also join a tour!
17. Ride Your First ATV
Check out Cameron Adventurous ATV & Safari for an ATV experience through a tea plantation. Choose either an ATV or 4WD jeep to ascend the hill.
The scenery is great with ample time to enjoy the view and snap photos once you are on top!
They have a photographer too but that’s extra charge.
- Address: Kuala Terla, 39000 Tanah Rata, Pahang
- Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday, 10 am–6 pm; Saturday, Sunday & Monday, 9 am–6 pm
- Contact: +6013-534 2002
- Price range: RM60 for 2 people to share an ATV
Tip: The 4WD jeep ride is much cheaper at RM10 and is great for families (the route is the same as the ATVs).
Quick Review of ATV Activity:
Vehicles are not in amazing shape but good enough for the short 30-minutes ride.
The guide will show you how to start and drive the ATV (there is no practice run). Safety seems to be taken too casually here. But you do get helmets!
And the speed doesn’t get higher than 50 km/h.
18. Go Hiking At Cameron Highlands
Hiking is a fantastic way to get a real feel of the environment in Cameron Highlands!
Have solid hiking shoes and ample drinking water. A poncho or umbrella and a light sweater/jacket will come in handy!
The app, Maps.me (offline maps) can also be a lifesaver if you lose the trail!
Since there are a lot of hiking trails, here the most well-known trails:
18.1. Trail No. 1 – Mount Brinchang (Gunung Brinchang)
This trail has very popular lookout point with its own observation tower! But when it’s foggy, you won’t be able to see the tea plantation from the lookout!
However, you can visit the mossy forest on your way back down!
- Starting point: North end of Brinchang Town
- Duration: Roughly 3 hours to get to the peak
Tip: Many tours frequently combine this hike with a visit to the BOH tea plantation!
18.2. Trail No. 10
This trail is steep and starts near a construction site! Use the pink strings tied around the trees as a guide!
You will know when you’re almost at the top of Mount Jasar when you see the high voltage transmission tower!
- Starting point: Oly Apartments, Tanah Rata
- Duration: 3-4 hours
Tip: You can try asking your guesthouse or hotel or even the tourist information center at Tanah Rata for a map! Always let someone know that you are going on a hike.
19. Head Up To The Mossy Forest
The top of Gunung Brinchang is home to one of the most acclaimed Cameron Highlands attractions of all time – the mossy forest.
However, while it used to be free to visit, the mysterious mossy forest has an entrance fee now!
See the dedicated post on this must-see attraction of Cameron Highlands if you want to know more!
20. Discover Cameron Highlands Waterfalls
A prominent part of Cameron Highlands’ beautiful, lush mountains are the waterfalls!
There is one on the way to Cameron Highlands through the old winding road:
20.1. Lata Iskandar waterfall
Visible from the main road, it’s a scenic picnic spot and chance for everyone to stretch their legs after a long drive!
Address: Exit 59, 35000 Tapah, Perak
20.2. Parit Fall
Easy 10 minutes’ trek if you happen to be staying at The Century Pine Resort:
This small waterfall (more of a cascade) can be reached via Trail No. 4 and there aren’t as many people here!
Don’t do this hike if it’s been raining heavily recently! The path is slippery.
Address: Tanah Rata, 39000, Pahang
20.3. Robinson Falls
Use Trail No. 9 (Starting point: MARDI) to get to this waterfall just outside of Tanah Rata.
You can drive in the direction of the Cameron Highlands Hospital.
And about 500m before reaching the hospital, take the road on the right with a huge billboard and a small sign for Robinson Waterfall.
Turn into this road for about 100m:
There should second billboard and a concrete bridge made with colorful tires!
Follow the bridge in and you will presently see the waterfall in less than 1 km.
Address: Tanah Rata, 39000 Tanah Rata, Pahang
Read more about the waterfalls of Cameron Highlands.
21. Recall Childhood Memories At The Time Tunnel Museum
In the basement space of Time Tunnel Strawberry Farm is this curious museum of 8 galleries with 1000+ items that were common in Malaysia years ago.
They are actually the private collection of a Cameron Highlands local, Mr See Kok Shan.
Have some fun taking photos here!
- Address: Jalan Sungai Burung, 39100 Brinchang, Pahang
- Opening hours: 9am to 6pm
- Entrance fee: RM8 (Adults), RM6 (Kids)
22. Bring Your Own Bags And Go Shopping In Cameron Highlands
Other than the night markets:
22.1. Kea Farm
Pasar pagi (Morning market) are also a thing! The one in Kea farm starts at 8am every day.
Stalls sell vegetables and fruit, spices, household stuff, street food, souvenirs like handicrafts, tea and honey, clothes, and accessories!
22.2. Cameron Square
If there is anything resembling a mall in Cameron Highlands, it would be this place! Inside, there are many retail stores and eateries.
- Address: Brinchang, 39000 Brinchang, Pahang
- Opening hours: 10am to 10pm
23. See Temples Of Different Cultures
Take a closer look at the religious harmony in Cameron Highlands!
You can find a Hindu temple, Buddhist temple and mosque practically side by side in Brinchang!
23.1. Sri Thendayuthapani Swami Temple
Hindu devotees frequent this Nadu-style double story temple as it’s the only one in this area. And the largest Hindu temple in Cameron Highlands!
Many Hindu deities and epics detail the temple walls. Come and admire the architecture and seek some peace here!
- Address: 126, Jalan Lahat, 39100 Brinchang, Pahang
- Opening hours: 6am to 10:30pm
- Contact: +605 253 9540
23.2. Sam Poh Temple
This yellow and red Buddhist temple is home to a large Buddhist statue – one of the largest in Malaysia!
Built in 1972 to honor the memory of the famous Chinese eunuch admiral, Zheng Ho:
Many Buddhists come to pray here all throughout the year.
- Address: 4th Mile, Brinchang, 39100 Tanah Rata, Pahang
- Opening hours: 8am to 5pm
24. Enjoy Steamboat At Cameron Highlands
Surprise, surprise! Steamboat pairs well with the cooler weather!
Tip: The steamboat restaurants in plain sight with the main road in front, are naturally a bit more pricey (by ~RM5).
Locals even bring their own steamboat kit up, getting their ingredients from the local markets in Cameron Highlands.
But Cameron Highlands has many restaurants specializing in steamboat too:
24.1. Highland Steamboat Cheese & Grill
Halal steamboat free-flow style in an open-air setting:
Pick what you want for RM35 per head! Note that this restaurant is usually full on weekends.
- Address: B7-1, Jalan Tengkolok, Tanah Rata, 39000 Tanah Rata, Pahang
- Opening hours: 5pm to 12am
- Contact: +6011-1100 5529
24.2. Restaurant Tuan Yuan | Cameron Highlands Steamboat & Chinese Food
This is the place if you want to try charcoal hotpot that has a pork bone soup base! The family-run restaurant in Brinchang is open for most of the day!
In the earlier part of the day, they serve the quintessential Chinese noodle dishes (e.g. loh mee, hor fun, Hokkien mee, etc) too.
Note: Parking is not easy to find.
- Address: 6, Jalan Besar, Brinchang, 39100 Cameron Highlands, Pahang
- Opening hours: Daily from 12pm to 9:30pm
- Contact: +6017-520 7810
24.3. Cameron Organic Produce Steamboat Restaurant
The owner is an organic vegetable farmer. The soup base that they use is “qing” (Chinese for clear, wholesome and simple) with homemade rice noodles.
We don’t think they useMSG. Unless you count the processed food (crabsticks, tofu cubes and some of the fishballs).
- Address: 10, Bandar Baru, 39100 Brinchang, Pahang
- Opening hours: Daily from 12pm to 10pm
- Contact: +605-491 4807
- Note: The restaurant isn’t vegetarian or halal!
More steamboat restaurants in Cameron Highlands.
25. Treat Yourself At The Spa Village Cameron Highlands
For some 5-star treatment:
Stop by Cameron Highlands Resort for some pampering! The tea bath is their specialty!
Be prepared to splurge though as the exquisite treatments come with a hefty price tag!
The couple rate can reach RM800 while the individual rates are around RM400.
If you want a massage, it will be around RM300.
- Address: Cameron Highlands Resort, By the Golf Course, 39000 Tanah Rata, Pahang
- Opening hours: 11am to 7pm
- Contact: +605-491 1100
26. Smell Your First Rafflesia
Rafflesia can be found in Cameron Highlands in Blue Valley, a 40-minute drive away from Tanah Rata.
Arrange with a tour company (like Eco Cameron) and they can let you know if there have been any recent sightings!
27. Visit An Orang Asli Village Of Cameron Highlands
Pay a visit to the indigenous people (orang asli in Malay) that live in Malaysia! There are some villages on the way up to Cameron Highlands. While others are in the jungle.
Some of the natives run shops by the roadside selling wares such as herbs (tongkat ali is a popular one), rattan crafts, petai etc.
A tour is necessary to visit them in the villages. Guides will take you in to learn about their culture.
28. Wake Up For The Sunrise
Some things to do in Cameron Highlands look wholly different in the early morning! Plus, you can escape the crowds!
If you don’t feel confident going on your own, you can always go with a sunrise tour!
Note: Sunrise in Malaysia is usually at 7am.
29. Cameron Flora Park
Cameron Flora Park is one of the latest attractions in Cameron Highlands! They went viral on social media with photos of their dazzling white stairs that curve up a hill covered with light purple flowers.
As well as for their Instagram-friendly picnic packages (these do not include food and are apparently seasonal) and a boardwalk above lavender flowers!
Since opening, they have introduced a stairway to heaven, and new flower displays! Speaking of stairs, there are quite a lot of stairs in this place.
They are currently taking full advantage of their new attraction status and charging a pretty penny for their entrance fees (RM50 per adult).
However, Cameron Flora Park does away with the tacky decor that plagues other touristy spots. Relying instead on the natural beauty of their resident blooms!
Note: You can’t drive to the park directly. Instead, go to the pick-up point at KEA FARM where there will be trucks to take visitors up to the park. This is an 8 minute one-way trip up a winding and bumpy path.
Read here to find out more about Cameron Highlands Flora Park.
- Address: GC27+52, Brinchang, 39010 Brinchang, Pahang
- Opening hours: 9:30am to 7pm (last call 5:30pm)
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How To Get To Cameron Highlands
Here are your options:
- Drive – Use the old road from Kuala Lumpur or stop by Ipoh first to take advantage of the newer (and straighter) road!
- Public Transport – Buses from Kuala Lumpur cost about RM30-35 and take ~3.5 hours to reach Cameron Highlands. Daily services until 5pm (usually).
- Tours – One-day tours from Kuala Lumpur cost about RM600-900 and will take you directly up to Cameron Highlands.
If you are starting your journey from Ipoh, you can book a private tour with RayTheTour on their (WhatsApp.
Why you should book a private tour from Ipoh to Cameron Highlands with RayTheTour:
- Trustworthy drivers who know the route well
- Easy communication (in English or Mandarin)
- Comfortable cars
- Customize your pick-up time and location.
- Direct journey straight to your hotel in Cameron Highlands
- Skip the inconveniences of taking the bus
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