Packages Accommodations and Itinerary
ITINERARY:Day 01 – Overland Penang – Bujang Valley – Alor Star (148 km)
Depart from Penang to the renowned Bujang Valley. Upon arriving at Bujang Valley, be amazed by the wonders of Malaysia’s earliest civilization at the Lembah Bujang Archeological Museum that serves evidence of a vibrant trading centre of a prosperous kingdom that once existed. Visit the bustling Pekan Rabu or Wednesday Market (which interestingly, is open daily) in Alor Star. Enjoy a panoramic view of the Straits of Malacca and the vast expanses of paddy fields from the Alor Star Tower. Explore Masjid Zahir, Balai Besar or Balai Penghadapan, Balai Nobat, and Kedah Royal Mu-seum. In the Rice Museum (Muzium Padi) to learn how Kedah produces the largest rice harvest in the country.
Day 02 – Overland Alor Star – Ulu Muda Rainforest [B, L, D]
Enjoy your 1 ½ hrs journey with a traditional long-tailed boat to Earth Lodge, Ulu Muda. Visit Sira Bonggor or Sira Keladi, for a good introduction to trekking in the rainforest. If you are lucky, you could spot the Asian elephant, guar, tapir, deer, wild boar Malayan tiger, panther, clouded leopard amongst others. Relax with a river cruise in search of wildlife. (Sightings of wildlife is not guaran-teed).
Day 03 – In Ulu Muda Rainforest [B, L, D]
Experience a two hours relatively easy trek through the pristine jungle to Bukit Labu (Labu Hill), a newly discovered limestone hill with several caves. Enjoy a simple lunch by a cool, wide stream and a casual walk in search of Ulu Muda’s abundant avifauna and other wildlife. Ulu Muda is listed by Birdlife International as an important bird watching area. A home to many rare and globally threatened bird species includes the very rare Plain –pouched Hornbill, Masked Finfoot, and the Argus Pheasant, Ulu Muda has recorded sightings of over 300 species of birds and still counting! After dinner, enjoy river cruise ride in search of wildlife.
Day 4 – In Ulu Muda Rainforest [B, L, D]
Take a short boat ride to Kuala Batu salt lick, on-route, visit the wild honey collection area where you may see honey collectors climbing up Tualang trees that can reach up to 85 meters harvesting honey in a traditional method that is sustainable for both the honey collectors and the bees. Enjoy lunch by the Muda. Take a dip in the water or relax. Journey back to the Lodge floating along the river on in-flated rubber tubes. A quiet and relaxing way to travel that gives you a better chance of spotting wild-life. The rest of the afternoon is free at leisure. At night, go for another river cruise in search of wild-life.
Day 05 - Ulu Muda Rainforest – Kuala Kedah Jetty [B, L]
Visit the Ayer Hangat Hot Spring Saltlick before returning to Muda Lake Jetty and Kuala Kedah Jetty to board your ferry to Langkawi.