Cameron Highlands Tea Plantation

No trip to Cameron Highlands is ever complete without making a visit to a Cameron Highlands tea plantation!

And the one that frequently comes to mind is BOH Tea Cameron Highlands! Which is why it’s usually chock full of tourists trying to get in (and out) of the one-way road into the plantation!

In this guide, we’ll explore BOH tea plantation. Along with other tea plantations that you can visit in Cameron Highlands!

Table of contents:

4 Top Places To See BOH Tea Plantation In Cameron Highlands

Most of the tea estates up in Cameron Highlands are owned by BOH Plantations.

Bharat is another local company that owns a tea plantation or two as well.

The best tea plantation in Cameron Highlands is arguably the Sungei Palas estate owned by BOH as the drive into the valley is lovely.

Tea Estate In Cameron Highlands
Tea Estate In Cameron Highlands

Still, it’s good to have some alternatives to go too. In case you rather not compete with other tourists cramming to get into the Sungai Palas estate!

The jam can take 1-2 hours from the main road!

1. Kuala Terla Tea Plantation

At this plantation, you can have a go at riding an ATV with Cameron Adventurous ATV & Safari through the tea plantation!

ATV Activity At Kuala Terla Tea Plantation
ATV Activity At Kuala Terla Tea Plantation

It’s especially fun if you’ve never tried riding an ATV before! And you get a rewarding view all the way to the top of the hill.

However, the ATVs are not in perfect shape though. So if that is not agreeable with you, you can opt for the jeep instead!

Kuala Terla Tea Estate In Cameron Highlands
Kuala Terla Tea Estate In Cameron Highlands

Or you can just take a leisurely walk through the plantation.

Prices:

  • 4×4 safari  RM10 per pax
  • ATV safari RM50 per pax
  • Extreme ATV RM65 per pax

Notes:

  • The plantation is roughly 22km from Tanah Rata. Foreigners pay ~RM10-20 more than locals!
  • For inquiries, call +6013-534 2002

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Cameron Valley Tea House KT

Cameron Valley Tea House KT is one of 3 tea houses owned by Bharat. Not a bad place to stop enroute to Tanah Rata as the tea house overlooks the plantation.

Cameron Valley Tea House KT By Bharat
Cameron Valley Tea House KT By Bharat

A tea shop here sells an assortment of the locally produced tea. Their masala tea and scones are good!

There are usually not that many people here so parking is a breeze! Just prepare yourself for the questionable number of flies.

Location: 49th Mile Kuala Terla, Cameron Highlands, 39000 Tanah Rata, Pahang, Malaysia

Opening Hours:

Monday to Thursday: 8:30am to 6pm

Friday to Sunday: 8am to 7pm

Contact: +605-491 1133

Entrance Fees: Free, RM3 to enter the garden

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2. BOH Sungai Palas Tea Centre, Brinchang, Pahang

True that it’s not easy to get to:

But that doesn’t stop everyone from wanting to visit the impressive BOH Sungei Palas Tea Centre in Brinchang!

Beautiful Scenery At Sungai Palas BOH Tea Estate
Beautiful Scenery At Sungei Palas BOH Tea Estate

Some squeezing is inevitable! As the narrow road that winds into the estate does eventually reach a width that can only accommodate 1 car at a time!

Once you get to the estate, you can leave your car at the free car park and wonder around the hilly estate.

The Vast Tea Estate At Sungai Palas Belonging To BOH Plantations
The Vast Tea Estate At Sungei Palas Belonging To BOH Plantations

There is a café hanging over the plantation with a small gallery and of course, a shop for BOH tea products!

You can walk up to the cafe from the plantation via steps and steep paths. So if you have elderly in your group, you may want to drive straight up to the tea house.

Quick tours of the tea factory by a staff member are usually available. Read more further down this post!

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BOH Sungei Palas Café

BOH Sungei Palas Café offers both indoor and outdoor seating though as you can guess, the seats with views are in high demand!

The café (like the plantation) is open to visitors from 9am to 4:30pm every day except on Monday.

Teahouse At Sungai Palas BOH Tea Estate
Teahouse At Sungei Palas BOH Tea Estate

Expect lots of people regardless of whether it’s a weekend or weekday!

Items on the menu are more suitable for brunch, breakfast or high tea.

Interior Of The Cafe At BOH Sungai Palas Tea Centre
Interior Of The Cafe At BOH Sungei Palas Tea Centre

Cake flavors to try are their banana cheese cake, strawberry cheese cake or their unconventional nasi lemak cheese cake!

Location: BOH Sungai Palas Tea Centre, Brinchang, 39000 Brinchang, Pahang

Opening Hours:

Tuesday to Sunday: 9am – 4:30pm

Monday: Closed (except for school and public holidays).

Contact: +605-496 2096

Entrance Fees: Free

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3. Bharat Tea Plantations Sdn. Bhd. At Tanah Rata

Maybe you’ve come across a local tea brand called “Cameron Valley Tea”. This is in fact, the signature tea of Bharat Tea Plantations!

Cameron Valley Tea Estate
Cameron Valley Tea Estate – photo credits to ramona.gaun (Instagram)

Their main estate by the main road from Ringlet to Tanah Rata has not one but two tea houses!

Have a cup of their signature tea or try their other Indian-inspired tea blends like their Masala Chai or Cardamom Tea.

Try Cameron Valley Tea At One Of The 2 Tea Houses At Bharat Tea Plantation Estate
Try Cameron Valley Tea At One Of The 2 Tea Houses At Bharat Tea Plantation Estate – photo credits to maryichigo_daifuku (Instagram)

Both tea houses have decks that look out over the valley and a shop where you can buy their various tea blends.

Some other tea flavors:

  • Earl Grey
  • Herbal
  • Strawberry
  • Black
  • Lemon
  • Cinnamon
  • Flower

Food they serve:

  • Croissants and other pastries
  • Brownies
  • Mango cheese cake
  • Scones
  • Carrot cake
  • Nasi lemak

Location: 15-16, Jalan Besar, Cameron Highlands, Pahang, Tanah Rata, 39000 Tanah Rata, Pahang

Opening Hours:

Monday to Thursday: 8:30am to 6pm

Friday to Sunday: 8am to 7pm

Contact: +605-491 1133

Entrance Fees: If you want to explore the estate, it costs RM3/ person to walk while the buggy costs RM12/ person.

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Cameron Valley Tea House 1

From Cameron Valley Tea House 1, visitors can take a stroll down to a small park and waterfall in the valley.

Cameron Valley Tea House 1
Cameron Valley Tea House 1 – photo credits to mengjiedream (Instagram)

Location: 34, Mile Cameron Highlands, Tanah Rata, 39000 Cameron Highlands, Pahang

Opening Hours:

Monday to Thursday: 9am to 6pm

Friday to Sunday: 8am to 7pm

Contact: +605-491 1133

Cameron Valley Tea House 2

There’s no doubt that the second tea house is bigger to comfortably fit more visitors!

Visitors will appreciate the larger parking lot too!

Viewing Platform Close To Cameron Valley Tea House 2
Viewing Platform Close To Cameron Valley Tea House 2 – photo credits to p_d_x_x (Instagram)

Location: 34.5, Mile Cameron Highlands, Tanah Rata, 39000 Cameron Highlands, Pahang

Opening Hours:

Monday to Thursday: 8:30am to 6pm

Friday to Sunday: 8am to 7pm

Contact: +605-491 1133

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4. BOH Tea Plantation (Fairlie Tea Plantation)

The Fairlie Tea Plantation (simply known as BOH Tea Estate) is the other estate owned by BOH Plantations.

Some say this plantation in Habu village has better views than the Sungai Palas estate with short hikes (~10 minutes) to the viewpoints!

BOH Tea Estate View Point
BOH Tea Estate View Point – photo credits to iiqbal42 (Instagram)

Simple refreshments and tea are available at their on-site café!

Note: Inexperienced drivers will be more comfortable with the road going into this estate than the one for Sungai Palas!

Location: BOH Road Habu, 39200 Ringlet, Pahang

Opening Hours:

Tuesday to Sunday: 9am – 4:30pm

Monday: Closed (except for school and public holidays).

Contact: +605-493 1324

Entrance Fees: Free

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Cameron Highlands Tea Plantation Tour

1. BOH Sungai Palas Tea Centre Tour

Free educational tours for the factory begin at 8:45am and occur every 30 minutes after. You don’t need to make any reservations beforehand to join the tours.

The only thing to note is that the tours may not be available on the day you go depending on factory operation.

2. BOH Tea Plantation Tour (Fairlie Tea Plantation)

Factory tours are available here too. Every 15 minutes and only take about 10 minutes to complete!

The tour gives a brief introduction into how tea is collected and processed at the plantation and factory.

During the tour, the guide may recommend a specific tea to suit your preference too!

After the short tour, you can try a quick hike to a view point for beautiful scenery in a cool environment.

Note: If you have any breathing difficulties or weak stamina, you might want to skip the hike!

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Getting To Cameron Highlands Tea Plantation

Prepare yourself for the windy road and possible traffic jam up to Cameron Highlands.

Driving Up To Cameron Highlands
Driving Up To Cameron Highlands

Locals love any excuse (e.g. public holiday, hot weather, school holiday, etc) to come here for the weekends!

And a morning or afternoon visit to a tea plantation is the perfect way to enjoy the cooler temperatures and a calming cup of tea!

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Getting To Cameron Highlands Tea Plantation From Ipoh

Without heavy traffic, it can take 2 hours from Ipoh to Cameron Highlands.

Which means it’s definitely possible to make a day trip to Cameron Highlands from Ipoh! Hotels in Cameron Highlands do tend to be pricier anyways!

If you don’t plan to drive up there yourself, you can always take a private tour service (RayTheTour) from Ipoh up to Cameron Highlands!

Tours include:

  • Transport up to Cameron Highlands
  • Comfortable vehicle with ample seating and luggage space depending on your group size
  • Local tour guides who know the best spots
  • Transport around Cameron Highlands
  • Transport back down to Ipoh (on the same day)
  • Pick up service from anywhere in Ipoh

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Conclusion

Anyone who goes up to Cameron Highlands for a holiday will be sure to include at least one Cameron Highlands tea plantation into their plans!

And since everyone has a certain tea plantation on their mind (Sungai Palas BOH Tea Estate), it’s not a bad idea to plan a back-up, wake up really early or reschedule your dates to avoid the crowds!

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