Things To Do
Several tour operators conduct either half-day tour of full day tour Cameron Highlands. They will take you to the tourist’s attractions by 4 WD vehicles. Below are the popular destinations among the tourists.
Gunung Brinchang Hiking
Trek to Gunung Brinchang, a peak at 2,031 m, which can be reached by walking ‘Trail 1’ from Brinchang. The walk to the top takes about 1-2.5 hr, depending on your fitness. It is easy to follow and it is perfectly possible to do this trek without a guide. The trek is not very steep but you need to be in decent shape. When you reach the top, walk around the fence of the communication station and then down the paved alley to reach the car park.
From here you can drive/walk/hitchhike down to the main road and back to Brinchang, or you can walk on the boardwalk in the mossy forest.
Where the boardwalk finishes, trail 14 starts. Trail 14 is not an easy one but the views are fantastic. Most people use around 4 hours (both ways) to walk to Mt Irau and back.
Mossy Forest Tour
There is a boardwalk at the top of Gunung (Mount) Brinchang which takes you through the Mossy Forest. This reserve is unlike any other in peninsular Malaysia: its base is covered with a thick carpet of moss. Most of the trees here have remained untouched for centuries. Be prepared to spend a considerable amount of time exploring this place.
Palas Plantation and Boh Tea Centre Tour
Owned and operated by Malaysia’s largest tea company. Tours available of tea factory including interactive educational studio, a retail outlet, and a nice cafe. Stunning vistas of rolling hills amidst a carefully tendered tea plantation. The drive up the hill can be very narrow at stages, so caution should be shown when driving up. The view from the top of nearby hill at the plantation is well worth the effort of climbing up. CLOSED ON MONDAYS
Rainforest Adventure 2 (Rafflesia) Tour
If you like to do jungle trekking with a guided tour and travel by 4WD Land Rover, this one of the best activities in Cameron Highlands. See the largest flower in the world, Rafflesia is the flower of an endangered species of parasitic plant, often nicknamed the corpse flower due to its rather pungent odour. Itinerary includes visiting an aboriginal village to try out a blow-pipe. This tour is subject to flower availability.