The rise of eco-tourism has attracted people around the world to start participating in outdoor and nature activities. Selangor is well known as one of the states in Malaysia that offers many attractive and exciting eco-adventure activities. So whether you’re considering a fun day out in the nature just outside Kuala Lumpur or you’re keen to experience more of what Selangor can offer, the following 8 fun eco-adventure locations in Selangor could be just what you’re looking for!
1) Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), Kepong
Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), Kepong occupies an area of 600 hectares that is surrounded by the Lagong Hill Forest Reserve. One of its latest attractions is the Sky Walk (photo above). Other activities that can be carried out here include having a picnic with your family, jogging on the Rover Track, walking under the canopy, camping, hiking, cycling and studying the beauty of nature.
Trivia: FRIM was previously a mining site before it was turned into a vegetable garden and later, a popular eco-tourism destination with a cosy and quiet atmosphere.
For the latest on entrance fees and other info, log on to FRIM at +603 6279 7000 or +603 6279 7575. Location: Google Map
2) Kanching Eco Forest Park
Kanching Eco Forest Park is a must-visit eco-tourism destination in Rawang. This forest park has hiking trails with different levels of difficulties but the ultimate reward is its 7 layers, 208 meter-high waterfalls.
For the latest on entrance fees and other info, log on to www.selangor.travel or contact +603 5513 2000. Location: Google Map
3) Skytrex Sungai Congkak, Hulu Langat
Known as "Malaysia's First Flying Fox Park", Skytrex Sungai Congkak is surrounded by greenery and has a river flowing under its resistance path. Entrance fees are between RM50 and RM130, based on the packages chosen.
For more information on the packages, log on to www.skytrex-adventure.org or contact +6013 276 9841. Location: Google Map
4) Bukit Broga (Broga Hill), Hulu Langat
Bukit Broga is suitable for all ages as it offers an easy hiking trail. Visitors to the hill, which is 400 meters high above the sea level, would normally take just an hour to reach to the top. What is interesting about Bukit Broga is that its top is filled with green grass, which makes a beautiful landscape for some photos to capture the great memories from the visit. What's better, there is also a coconut drink stall at the top of the hill for some refreshing moments while soaking in the scenery.
Trivia: If you climb Bukit Broga 10 times, it is equivalent to climbing Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain in Malaysia!
For the latest on entrance fees and other info, log on to www.mpkj.gov.my or contact +603 8737 7899 / +603 8737 1789. Location: Google Map
5) White Water Rafting & Water Tubing, Hulu Selangor
Head over to Kuala Kubu Bharu if you want to have fun in the water. This is where you can try white water rafting for about 8km along Selangor River. This water activity is suitable for everyone between 8 years old and 88 years old.
For the latest on packages, fees and other info, log on to www.malaysia-whitewater-rafting.com or contact +6012 465 3307.
Besides white water rafting, water tubing or simply, tubing, is also offered in Kuala Kubu Bharu. This tubing activity is fun especially with family and friends because it does not require a paddle but instead, you'd only rely on the river current. If the current is strong, then the speed of the tube will be faster. Otherwise, everyone needs to temper with the current using their hands to move forward.
For the latest on packages, fees and other info, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or +6011 1141 4674.
6) Taman Alam Kuala Selangor
Taman Alam Kuala Selangor (Kuala Selangor Nature Park) is a park that is surrounded by beautiful mangrove swamps. Visitors can walk along an almost 4km-long route provided to explore the natural environment. For bird lovers, there is also an observation tower, where you can view and perhaps, take pictures of about 150 species that can be found in the area, including migrating birds from Siberia and Russia.
For the latest on entrance fees and other info, log on to www.kuala-selangor.com or contact +603 3289 2294. Location: Google Map
7) 4X4 Adventure at Teratak Riverview, Hulu Selangor
Why not take a trip into the jungle by taking a challenging yet fun 4x4 ride? You would travel through the green forest and pass by kampungs, fruit plantations, swamps, rivers and even waterfalls. In addition, you can also have a picnic and swim in the river while enjoying the beauty of nature.
For the latest on packages, fees and other info, log on to www.teratakriverview.blogspot.com or contact +6012 565 3397. Location: Google Map
8) Paragliding at Bukit Jugra, Kuala Langat or Bukit Batu Pahat, Hulu Selangor
You can explore the towns of Jugra and Batu Pahat and see the beautiful natural scenery from the sky by paragliding activity at Bukit Jugra, Kuala Langat or Bukit Batu Pahat in Hulu Selangor. These two places are a must-visit for anyone who enjoys challenging activities and wants to try paragliding.
Afraid of heights? You're not alone. Read about my personal experience Paragliding in Jugra.
The most suitable time to experience this paragliding activity is from March to September. For the latest on packages, fees and other info, log on to www.mdkl.gov.my or contact +603 3180 3694 (for Bukit Jugra. Location: Google Map) or www.mdhs.gov.com or contact +603 6064 1235 (for Bukit Batu Pahat. Location: Google Map)
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Have you tried any of these activities? If you have, what are your tips? If you haven't, which one(s) you'd like to try out most?
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