It was a great day starting at the pickup from the hotel and the informative drive to Taman Negra. It is a 3 hour drive. Once you arrive you take a boat across the river into the national park. WE then started climbing up to 2 observation points. The other solo traveler in his early 30's in our party quit about 2/3 up and did not see either view. It was too strenuous for him. WE then did the canopy walk which was great. If you have fear of heights you may not want to do this walk very high above the forest floor. We then went on a rugged slightly marked trail walk thru the forest that crossed a small stream many times and ultimately to a small water fall. Our last stop in the park was a indigenous village where we saw how they made their darts and how they caught small animals. You could try it as well. We then had a wet ride thru the rapids on our way back to the dock. We were served a lunch of 3 dishes with water. Then a drive to Batu Caves and back to the hotel. You need to be prepared with appropriate clothes for a number of activities and there are not really any facilities to change. It was great but was fairly rugged with minimal facilities. Bring toilet paper.
Fantastic trip, worth the investment of the day during our holiday and great value. We were very well looked after and group sizes are small so you really feel like you are getting a personal tour.
Ram was brilliant and really looked after us, the food and local/regional snacks that he arranged during the journey and for lunch were great. The tour guide in the forest was also fantastic, very friendly, attentive and knowledgeable and you could chat and ask any questions and get a real understanding about the forest, the people and wildlife. The trip, down the river to see the aboriginal village was enthralling and such a privilege to be able to do. Be prepared for a pretty steep hike in the forest, but the steps and trails are good, so good trainers/strong footwear will be ok for you. You also need to be prepared to walk across authentic rope canopy bridges as you see in the pictures so need to have a head for heights and the movement/swinging of the bridges as you cross them, but it all felt well managed and safe. You could miss the rope bridges, and stay on the ground with the tour guide if you didn't fancy that bit of the tour, so no need to be put off by that.
Its not clear in the tour instructions but you can leave your change of clothes in the tour bus ready for when you get back to the village after the river ride where you will get very wet! so its ok to take a full change of clothes and a towel so you can dry off and get comfortable for the drive back to KL. Brilliant tour, one of the best we have ever done.
If you are short of time and want to experience little trekking in the rain forest National Park and a quick boat ride then it is OK. Locals suggest you need to spend a full day there, so a night halt is must.
As far the trip concerned, you would spend 7 out of 11 hours on road and just 4 hrs in the forest / tribal village / floating restaurant. Don't expect anything fancy. Drive was comfortable but long. Trekking and Canopy walk was very good. Food was just average expected better for the price of the trip. Hospitality and knowledge / engagement level of tour operator is average.
For the price charged the trip is not worth it. But as I said, if you are short of time and just need a quick experience with money not a constraint then it is for you.
We had the best time of our lives!!!! DJ our jungle guide was spectacular and all the adventures we went on were mind blowing. I have no bad things to say about our experience with them or Viator. If you are looking for a great way to experience things on a time frame, Viator is the way to go. Our driver pick us up from our hotel, talked with us the whole way up to Taman Negara Jungle, explained everything and gave us great information about the culture of Malaysia. If you are in Malaysia and are looking for something to do, definitely go with them and make sure you request DJ for your trekking and Thurai as your driver. You can't go wrong and you WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!!!! Thanks guys, we will definitely be back!!!!