Day Trip Elephant Sanctuary Tour
Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary is Malaysia premier Elephant Conservation Center and easily accessible by nature lover. Visitors are allowed to come into close contact with one of the world’s most majestic creatures. Situated approximately two hours from Kuala Lumpur city center. The early history was set up by Malaysian Wildlife Society, it is the base operations of the Department of Wildlife and National Parks Elephant Relocation Team, which assists in the capture Tour in the Malaysia Rainforest, make booking of a one day tour from Central Kuala Lumpur.
Departing at 0900, our first stop out of the city is at the iconic Batu Caves in Gombak. An important place of worship for Hindu devotees in the country, this natural attraction is made up of a series of limestone caves said to be more than 400 million years old. The towering golden statue of Lord Muruga-well-regarded as tallest statue of a Hindu deity in Malaysia-regarded as tallest statue of a Hindu deity in Malaysia-guarding the entrance of the main cave glints ethereally against the cloudy sky. Two cave temples called Art Gallery Cave and Museum Cave are also contained in the main complex, as well as Tamil school, several souvenir shops and vegetarian eateries.
After 20 minutes of photo sessions and browsing through stalls with the vicinity, we begin our hour-long drive to Kuala Gandah, Pahang. Along the way, we are greeted with lush greenery, winding roads, village homes, as wel as roadside stalls selling local fruits and delicacies. At 1200hrs, we stop for lunch before stepping inside the Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary. Situated within walking distance form the indigenous Che’ Wong tribe. Known as the smallest tribe among the few aboriginal tribes that live in the forests of the Krau Forest Reserve, their homes are built on stills (in case of floods) using durable materials such as bamboo and rattan.
We are then ushered into an air-conditioned audio-visual theatre for a 25-minute video documentary on the National Parks Elephant Relocation Team’s conservation activities and programs. The informative presentation allows us to have a better understanding of the work conducted at the centre, the duty if the team’s trained elephants and the highly hazardous responsibility of the rangers when they are out in the field conducting wild elephant trans locations.
Next, we take five-minute walk to the elephant enclosure where five rehabilitated elephants are kept. Visitors can feed these elephants by purchasing sugar canes, bananas, and peanuts from a stall nearby. Soon after, the elephants are led towards a nearby river where they are groomed and bathed by professional handlers. For an additional charge of RM 30 visitors can experience the thrill of bathing with the elephants, all under watchful eyes and careful supervision.
Lastly, we are treated to a 20-minute elephant show, where the dedicated staff of the National Parks Elephant Relocation Team demonstrate the trained elephants’ various skills which can greatly assist the trainers to capture, rehabilitate and relocated wild elephants to large national parks throughout Peninsular Malaysia. At 15.00, The Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary tour ends with a short stop at a roadside stall, where we indulge in fresh local fruits such as papayas, honeydews, and watermelon before heading back to Kuala Lumpur.
The Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary Tour is a great way to escape the hustle and bustle of Kuala Lumpur city, get back in touch with nature, as well as discover the important rotes that the elephant sanctuary play in ensuring the survival and well being of there majestic creatures.
|0900hrs||Pick up at Hotel Lobby
– Batu Caves Photostop
– Video Presentation
– Kuala Gandah Elephant Visit & Bathing
– 15 Mins Photostop at Deer Farm (exclude entrance ticket)
– Pack Lunch & Fruit Tasting
|1600hrs||Tour end and drop to KL Hotel|
|Tour Departure||1800 Hours|
|Tour Duration||4 Hours|
|Tour Included||SIC Guided Tour Return Transfer, Conservation Fees, 1 Lunch|
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|– PVT Tour are excluded meals & entrance free|
|All Rate Included GST 6%|