Nam Cat Tien National Park in Vietnam
Located northeast of Ho Chi Minh City, Cat Tien National Park is one of the largest nature reserves in Vietnam, encapsulating a tremendous 719 sq/km. The park is home to a vast array of wildlife, including hundreds of species of mammals, reptiles, birds and fish. Cat Tien is also recognized by UNESCO as a World Biosphere Reserve.
The Park is varied and made up of seasonally flooding grassland and swamp forest. The wetland is bounded to the east, south and west by dense humid evergreen forest with semi-evergreen and deciduous forest in the park itself. To date, more than 1,610 plant species have been recorded, in 162 botanical families. Alongside the park offering excellent prospects for trekking and birdwatching, we also facilitate exploring the ethnic village of Ma and the Stieng people. The best time to visit the park, when the weather is cooler and unlikely to rain, is between December and May.
Teman Negara in Peninsular Malaysia
Teman Negara consists of a virgin jungle expanse covering 4,343 sq/km, and was established in 1939 as the largest park in Peninsular Malaysia. The park is located in 3 different states, namely Kelantan, Pahang and Terengganu with more than half of the land area located in the state of Pahang.
Our sustainable program features accommodation at Mutiara Taman Negara, an eco-friendly resort offering a variety of basic amenities yet sufficient modern comforts. Mutiara Taman Negara is purposely dimly-lit to avoid startling wildlife and to reduce energy waste. All the room accessories are biodegradable and the wooden chalet interiors are made of natural materials. It is a perfect retreat after adventures exploits in the ancient rainforest. Join in the outdoor activities such as jungle trekking, canopy walkaway (currently closed for repair), river walks, fishing, camping, wildlife watching – we can even arrange teambuilding events.
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Bako National Park in Sarawak
A National Park since 1957, Bako offers the perfect introduction to Sarawak’s enchanting forests and diverse wildlife. The park covers the northern tip of the Muara Tebas Peninsula, an area of just 27 sq/km.
Despite its seemingly small size, Bako contains a wide range of vegetation including swamp forest, scrub-like padang vegetation, mangroves, dipterocarp forest, delicate cliff vegetation and more. In fact, at Bako it is possible to see almost every type of vegetation found in Borneo. Bako also contains a rich variety of wildlife and a coastline covered with small bays, coves and beaches. The park has a number of well-marked trails offering interesting walks ranging from short pleasant strolls to serious full-day hikes. Bako also has some good white sand beaches that provide perfect resting spots in between jungle treks.
Unlike some national parks, visitors to Bako are almost guaranteed to see wildlife. Long-tailed macaque and silver leaf monkeys are ever present, wild boar are often found rummaging around the park HQ, squirrels and monitor lizards are also common. There is every chance of seeing the rare and unusual proboscis monkeys, particularly if you go late afternoon. You are more likely to see wildlife if you quietly follow the trails and keep a careful listen to the surrounding nature.
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Khao Sok National Park in Southern Thailand
Khao Sok is one of the most popular mainland national park destinations in the South of Thailand, boasting incredible diversity in terrain, plants and wildlife. It is one of the few larger national parks in the country that is openly accessible by public services from nearby Phuket, Krabi, Khao Lak and Surat Thani. Located West of Surat Thani, the park is a 300 million year old lowland jungle, known as one of the most attractive locations in Thailand. It is here that you will find Khao Sok’s emerald jewel – Cheow Lan Lake (a magnificent man-made lake covering 185 sq/km). The main attractions of the park are iconic limestone hills, waterfalls accessible by hiking through the lush jungle, raft houses floating over Khao Sok Lake, caves and surging rivers.
Khao Sok includes Thailand’s largest virgin forests and is one of the oldest evergreen rainforests in the world. While the park is home for many exotic wild mammals such as Asian elephant, Malayan tapir, gibbons, it is more famous for the symbolic flower of Surat Thani Province, the huge Bua Phut (Rafflesia kerrii) flower found on a trail starting from main road south of the park. The flower can grow up to 70-80 cm in diameter, with a single bloom lasting just a few days around October to December.
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