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Taman Negara Exotica - Living in Caves & Capsule

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41 people went

Price: $240.00 /per person
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Perfect for Adventure-seekers & Nature-Lovers !

See our last adventure video (Different itinerary to this event)

https://youtu.be/YfyJKvi23fM

Why is this for Adventure-seekers & Nature-Lovers ?

This thrilling Real Inner Jungle is suitable for those who really love the nature – back to basic expedition. In this unique exploration, you shall experience trekking under the rainforest canopy, crossing rivers, sleeping in the cave. Canopy walk via suspension bridge; Speedboat thru ancient forest. Highlight will be the experience of being a caveman : survive a night in a cave.

Where are we going ?

Taman Negara is the oldest primary rainforest in the world. Research has shown that this rainforest has never been influenced by ice ages and other big changes in time. It is 130 million years of age. The abundance and diversity of nature here is phenomenal, making it one of the world's most complex and rich ecosystems. Covering 4,343 sq km, (Singapore is 719.1 km²) the national park is one of Malaysia’s biggest draws, its thick jungle and fast-flowing rivers pulls in thousands of tourists every year.

Promotional Video by Mutiara Taman Negara (For info only)

https://youtu.be/eXy6q2m_WBs

We will be doing these activities inside Taman Negara

Canopy Walk & Jungle Trekking

Feel the real different experience. Walk on the world’s longest canopy walkway, 530 m long and 40 m above the ground level. This is a must do activity in Taman Negara and one of the most memorable memories for you to bring home. Enjoy the magnificent panoramic view of flora and fauna along the walkway.

Be a Caveman ! - Jungle Trek to Cave Kepayang & Camp inside

Trek 8 km to Gua Kepayang Besar, setup our sleeping base, cook dinner inside the cave. After dinner, cave exploration starts ! Is this for you ? Cut off from civilization, no Wifi, no power supply & no phone signal - just you & Earth !

Rapid shooting

You are advisable not to bring along your electronic devices such as mobile phone, digital camera and etc unless you put them in your dry bag. Be prepared to get wet!

https://youtu.be/KBcMHAj2F90

Visit & experience Kampung Orang Asli living

.... If time permits

Where are we staying ?

1st Night - 38 of us will be sleeping inside the cave !

2nd night has 2 options :

1) Time Capsule in (20 slots only - if we book fast enough !)

Imagine yourself on a fluffy bed in a concrete pipe cylinder. One end faces the Taman Negara jungle and you bask comfortably in the soft sunlight shining in. This is a bigger size bed for 2 person. (No single bed - twin sharing only)

Beware ! Max ... 20 slots only ! Decide & act fast.

(higher price for this - first to pay, first to take - subject to same gender matching too !)

Option 2) .... the camping way ...... $200 : under the forest canopy

Your surrounding is made up of millions of unseen insects and the larger creatures that call the wilderness home, not forgetting the living trees. Spend 1 night out in the wilderness under the twinkling stars. Awaken by the sounds of merry chirping of the birds and dozed off amidst the noisy chirruping chorus of the cicadas. Recognizing that you're a part of all these is a memorable experience.

Mattress & blanket provided inside the tent - consider luxurious camping ! No real need to bring sleeping bag or sleeping pad.

Cost To pay for :

-> 2-ways transport Marsiling MRT to Taman Negara Kuala Tahan & return
-> All local transport from point to point : 2-way Speed boat & 4WD drive etc
-> 1 Night sleeping & living inside a cave
-> Min. 4 Jungle Guides for all logistics & cooking in the caves
-> Sleeping bags inside cave
-> 1 Nights' Accommodation in Time Capsule Or Tents
-> 2 x Breakfast + 2 x Dinner + 2 x Lunch
-> Pickup & Return by 4x4 from Taman Negara entrance
-> All activities : Canopy walk + Jungle trekking parks fees + Rapid shooting + Cave exploration & kampung Orang Asli Visit including entrance & parks fees

Travel Insurance : highly recommended

Excludes

> Personal Expanses
> Any other items not mentioned in *includes* list above

Suggested Itinerary:
Day 0

2100 - Meet & board coach to Taman Negara (sleep in coach)

Day 1 (L/D)

06:00 Arrived; Breakfast on your own
11:00 Arrived at Taman Negara Pahang
11:30 Speed Boat to Kuala Keniam
12:30 Pack Lunch
13:00 Trekking to Kepayang Cave (8 KM)
19:00 Dinner at Kepayang Cave prepared by the guide
21:00 Cave Exploration
23:00 Rest

Day 2 (B/L/D)
07:30 Breakfast
09:00 Jungle Trekking (6 KM)
12:00 Lunch
15:30 Rapid Shooting
17:30 Back to the camp site & Time Capsule
19:00 Dinner
20:00 Party / Star-Glazing / Karaoke

Day 3 (B)
07:30 Breakfast
09:30 Trekking to Canopy walk
10:30 Check Out (lunch on yr own along Hwy)
18:00 Free & Easy in JB (Dinner on yr own)
21:00 Reached Marsiling MRT

=======> FAQs

1) I am new to all the activities, is this suitable for me ?

As long you have some basic fitness & not suffering from any physical or medical conditions and most important an adventurous spirit always open to challenges. If still unsure, do consult your doctor. Some Trekking experience is useful but not a must. Do ensure you wear proper gears & attire.

2) Do we need any skills for this ? And what to pack ?

All required briefing & safety instructions will be provided on-site. Packing list & detailed briefing notes will be send to confirmed participants nearer to event date.

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NOTE : This is a pay-to-go event as upfront cost & advance deposits are required to reserve the operators. After you have made payment organizer will move you into the GOING list. The meetup rsvp on the right will always show "No spots left" which is incorrect unless announced by organizer.

HOW TO SECURE YOUR SLOT : CLICK HERE (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1n2aHc5YJeXrIsrRbU_Us826os469g2K7rkNNjYKr4mM/viewform)

Details briefing & packing list : will be email to confirm participants only.

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Tour will be led by Chua Tien Seng, certificated Professional Tour Leader by :

Tourism Management Institute of Singapore (TMIS) designed by

NATAS Professional Tour Leading Programme (http://www.tmis.edu.sg/natas-professional-tour-leading-programme.html)

Certificate of Achievement : TMIS - CA -[masked]

WDA Statement of Attainment (SOA) :[masked] &[masked] dated 18 July 2016

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Organized jointly with :

Rockerfellas Adventure Pte. Ltd.

STB Travel Agents’ License No. 02861

--------------------- DISCLAIMER -------------------

Singapore Adventurous Nature-Lovers Meetup is an amateur adventure platform that welcomes all outdoor adventure seekers. By joining the activities, all participants are deemed to have agreed to the terms and conditions contained in this disclaimer, and agreed to exonerate the activities leaders, the organizers and any other participants in the trips from any liabilities, claims, including but not limited to liabilities and claims as a result of any injuries or deaths or damages arising thereof.

**When you have made payment, it is understood that you have read, agreed and accepted the terms and conditions as stated below.**

The participant acknowledges that this is an adventure trip. The itinerary serves as a guide only and changes and flexibility may be required. The organizers cannot be held responsible for any changes, cancellations or delays caused by accidents, strikes, government regulations, weather conditions or natural calamities, etc.

The participant is advised to have comprehensive travel insurance against medical emergencies, personal accidents, natural calamities, etc. with the appropriate coverage of activities and geographical area.

Participants must know that there is a possibility that the activity will be rescheduled due to unfavorable weather conditions. There will be no refund: only re-scheduling.

The participant understands that during the course of the trip certain events may occur, including, but not limited to, accident or illness, political instability and the forces of nature. The participant agrees to assume all risks associated with the trip and indemnifies the organizers and hosts against all claims arising from his / her participation.