Nature Escapes

Two-Hour Escapes From Kuala Lumpur Map

"Enjoy Jungle Waterfalls, Elephants and Fireflies"


Do yourself a favour and pull out your Kuala Lumpur map. Know why?

Because it's time to leave the traffic and tall buildings behind and get out beyond the urban horizon to where the wild things still thrive.

Two-Hour Escapes are like mini-Malaysia holidays that entice you seek out adventure travel destinations. How about finally planning a road trip to observe wetland animals like herons and egrets or go see a few tropical rainforest animals.

The Two-Hour Escapes take you to sites with beautiful nature scenery amid coastal mangroves and highland and lowland forests. There are great travel ideas for kids to get up close to large mammals, observe wild birds and learn a little about conservation and endangered species.

For a more thrilling nature outing take on one of the wild river trips. White water rafting or kayaking are not to be missed. Use nature to get your adrenaline running and discover new outdoor and adventure travel.

For these Two-Hour Escapes from Kuala Lumpur, map your route and make travel arrangements in advance to be sure fireflies outnumber visitors or rare tropical rainforest flowers are in bloom.

Two-Hour Escapes ... Get Wet or Go Wild!

Kuala Selangor Nature ParkKuala Selangor Nature Park

Full of easy to see wildlife, mangroves and mudflats are home to nearly 150 bird species, big-clawed fiddler crabs and quirky mudskippers. Observation towers provide great viewing and boardwalks and trails cut through mangrove and secondary forests for sights of silver-leafed monkeys.

Rainforest FrogKampung Kuantan Fireflies

Nature offers cool things in little packages. Seeing thousands of tiny lights flashing in sync on a riverbank like rows of Christmas trees is a natural wonder. The fireflies at Kampung Kuantan are unique and inspire awe in city slickers and tree-huggers alike.

Whitewater KayakingSungai Kampar Whitewater

Nothing compares to the thrill of a whitewater river ride. Whether by raft or kayak, wild water brings out the excitement as you navigate rocky streambeds, gushing rapids and marvel at your own skills to stay afloat. Even a novice can have a water blast.

Kuala Gandah Elephant SanctuaryKuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary

Shrinking forests force the Asian elephant to raid villages for food, so it's necessary to capture and relocate them to safer havens. Kuala Gandah offers a chance to view this elephant species up close and is a great nature outing for families.

riverChamang Tropical Waterfall

Spend a day with a swim in the jungle surrounded by tropical rainforests trees and picturesque views. Perfect for kids and families seeking a simple nature outing. Hutan Lipur Sungai Chamang is great for picnics and quick getaways.

riverSungai Chongkak Forest River

Join a group of friends or take the kids on a forest camping adventure. The Chongkak River runs slow and steady under a canopy of lowland rainforests to provide a great nature getaway for a picnic day or jungle weekend. Choose a tent camp or rent a cozy chalet for creature comfort.

riverGabai Forest Waterfall

A favorite for city dwellers seeking fresh air, cool water and a sunny day out in the wilderness. A series of walkways, with wooden platforms and shelters, provides easy access to this popular tropical waterfall

riverSungai Tekala Forest Park

Linger among tropical trees and find a swimming hole along the narrow river valley and enjoy a restful day in the jungle. A great place for a family day out or a camping trip, the park offers chances for birdwatching and nature photography.

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Other KL Two-Hour Attractions

  • Tanjung Tuan Forest Reserve

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