MM Adventure Travel
MM Adventure Travel and Discovery Sdn. Bhd.

Co. Reg: 1043373-A   (KPK/LN 7604 (MA4622)


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Eco-Tourism Co.
Since 1996


Tour Type:

Private Tour

Customizable:

 Yes, you can

Duration:

8 hours

Group Size:

1 to travel

Season:

Year Round

Distance Travel

275km by road

Tour Code:

11007

Prices:

fr. RM210.00


Elephant Sanctuary and Batu Caves Tour

Quality, Uniqueness, Local Culture and a Personalized touch with a USP  "let us make your holiday a memorable one with the best out of Us....."

Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary

Batu Caves

Batu Caves, is a limestone hill, which has a series of caves and cave temples, located in Gombak district, 13 kilometres (8 miles) north of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It takes its name from the Sungai Batu or Batu River, which flows past the hill. Batu Caves is also the name of the nearby village.

The Batu Caves is one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India, dedicated to Lord Murugan. It is the focal point of Hindu festival of Thaipusam in Malaysia.

History
Interior of Batu Caves

The limestone forming Batu Caves is said to be around 400 million years old. Some of the cave entrances were used as shelters by the indigenous Temuan / Besisi people (a tribe of Orang Asli). As early as 1860, Chinese settlers began excavating guano for fertilising their vegetable patches. However, they became famous only after the limestone hills were recorded by colonial authorities including Daly and Syers as well as American Naturalist, William Hornaday in 1878.

Batu Caves was promoted as a place of worship by K. Thamboosamy Pillai, an Indian trader. He was inspired by the ‘vel’-shaped entrance of the main cave and was inspired to dedicate a temple to Lord Muruga within the caves. read more.....

Elephant Riding in Kuala Gandah

This centre (Elephant Sanctuary) was established in 1989 by the Department of Wildlife and National Parks. A base for the Elephant Relocation Team which started in 1974.

Being the only centre in Malaysia, the team is dedicated to locating, subduing, translucent problem elephants from areas where their habitats are constantly being encroached by plantations, to Malaysia's National Parks such as Taman Negara.

Over the past 25 years the strong team has helped to prevent the further decline of the elephant population by relocating more than 300 wild elephants!

Kuala Gandah also aims to promote public awareness of the elephant's plight in Malaysia and to support research into elephant translocation and conservation. It also aims to educate the public about the importance of habitat and environmental preservation.

Elephant Sanctuary and Batu Caves Tour Itinerary

Tour Code: 11007

Day Tour (9AM ~ 5PM)

Tour Type: Private Tour

Visit and timing is subject to change with or without prior notice due to traffic/weather conditions

Complimentary pick up and drop off from any hotel and residential in Kuala Lumpur, and pick up from other destination can be arrange for a small fee.

0900 ~0915 hours, Meet and Greet by MMAdventure staff, pick up at your hotel (complimentary pick up and drop off at any hotel or residential in Kuala Lumpur) and transfer to Elephant Sanctuary Kuala Gandah enroute Batu Caves with a short visit (30 ~ 45 minutes) to Batu Caves

Dress Code for visiting Batu Caves (Batu Caves is a Holy place for Hindu faith, PLEASE respect)
(Wear comfortable (not over expose your body)

T-shirt or shirt with sleeves is fine

Do not waer Short Pants or Hot Pants

Do not wear Short Skirts or Mini Skirts (above knee level)

Long Pants are fine

1045 hours, Depart to Kuala Gandah via East Coast highway, drive through mountain range and rainforest and the journey will take around 1 1/2 hours, enroute Karak Town for lunch.

1200 hours, Estimate arrival at Karak town for lunch (local cuisine) will be served & etc....

1230 hours, transfer to Elephant Sanctuary, enroute Rubber and Palm Platations and a short visit at Aboriginal house for photo stop and see how they live and much more...., on arrival at the Elephant Sanctuary, short briefing by our staff & a 30-minute video documentary about Elephant at the Visitors Information Centre.

1410 hours, Activities starts by Feeding the Orphanage elephants / watching bathing the adult Elephants in the river and Elephant grooming and bathing by the tourist (if weather and river water level permits).

1515 hours, Clean up (need to shower and change attire for those had gone into the river)

1530 hours, Proceed to Kuala Lumpur

1700 hours, Estimated arrival in Kuala Lumpur. END OF TOUR.

Prices and Booking

Prices for Year 2016 / 17

1 Pax

travelling at

RM430.00
per person

2 Pax

travelling at

RM240.00
per person

3 Pax

travelling at

RM230.00
per person

4 Pax

travelling at

RM220.00
per person

5 Pax and above

travelling at

RM210.00
per person

Child (age 3 ~ 11)

travelling at

RM175.00
per person

  • Prices shown above are excluding 6% for GST (Good Services Tax)

  • Credit or Cash Card Payment / deposit via PayPal will be based on Malaysian Ringgit
    A 4.0% e-commerce charge and RM5.00 service charge will be applied on all payments made by
    Credit or Cash Card
    , via PayPal

Prices published are for Online Booking Only - NO Booking over the Phone as we need your details for Tour Confirmation and Billing

Deposit (RM50.00 per person is required), is required when you book this tour. After submitting the reservation / booking form online, the deposit paid is for us to use your deposit to allocate a vehicle for you or your group, you will be taken to the payment page (deposit must be paid via Credit Card / Debit Card) and the balance can payment be paid in CASH in Malaysian Ringgit or if you want to pay with this denomination US$ / Euro / SG / AUS$ / Pound or Credit Card (T & C apply), please let us know a day before departure, so that we can workout the exchange rate for you) when we pick you up on the tour day.

Balance Payment (by Visa / Master)

If you opt to pay the balance payment for your tour

  • by Credit or Charge Card, additional bank surcharge of 2.5% based on total tour cost of your balance payment.

You can avoid this fee by paying cash in Malaysian Ringgit. The charge on your card will read "MM Adventure Travel and Discovery Sdn. Bhd."

Deposit Paid (100% Refundable)
In the worst case scenario, after your booking and deposit is made, and there is no place/s available for your requested date/s, we will inform you of an alternative date/s and if it is not possible for you to change the date, we will refund the deposit (100%) within 30 minutes to 24 hours from the time you made your deposit.

Deposit paid is non-refundable once the Tax Invoice and / or Tour Confirmation is issued by us.


Elephant Sanctuary and Batu Caves Tour Highlights

These highlights are just a general outline only of the tour conducted as we cannot put every single detail and information on this page due to some other companies having copied and pasted our webpage into their own websites many times in the past.

  • Batu Caves
  • Hindu Temples
  • visit Deerland (private zoo) - closed on Friday, visit Deerland are subject to timing (if time permits)
  • Elephant feeding
  • Elephant grooming and bathing (if weather permits).
  • Video Presentation
  • Drive through Rubber / Palm oil plantations and Malay Traditional House

  • Feel of Rainforest
  • Visit Aboriginal house
  • Driving through Country Side
  • History / Culture and much more.....

  • Our USP (Unique Selling Point)

What to Bring and Do:
Bring extra cash for other purchases during the tour. Change of clothes (for changing after elephant activities (only if you bath with the elephant) - please take note, after the Elephant activities, all guest are require to clean up (shower and change clothing) before boarding), Sarong, Personal medication and cravings, River sandals or sport shoes with laces. A pair of socks is recommended if using sport shoes, Straps for spectacles or goggles for contact lenses, Towel, Shoes, Slippers, Sun block Personal toiletries and don't forget to bring a sense of adventure / fun / humor / enthusiasm and a flexible attitude
 

Visit Rubber and Palm oil plantations with stop and feel the palm oil / rubber (with rubber tapping by plantation owner - if available) and much more..... with explanation on these raw materials, how they are tapped and extracted and much more....., it will take you back in time. It doesn't matter if you have a negative picture about the palm oil industry, let us show you and you decide...... what is the true picture

Your Cuisine is as follows
Meals ( --/ 1 L / --/ all meals provided by us are based on local Cuisine for Lunch.
While travelling with us you'll experience the vast array of wonderful food cuisine available in the Malaysia. Your driver / guide will be able to suggest restaurants / stalls / street food to try during your trip. To give you the maximum flexibility in deciding what you want to eat, where and what to eat, generally our guide will advice you time to time. This also gives you more flexibility and want to try our local cuisine (hot / spicy / sweet / sour and etc......). As a rule our driver / guide will tend to mingle you with local eat together to enable feel like one of them. There's no obligation to do this though, if can it will be a great experience.

What to Bring,  Extra cash for personal expendituree. Not to forget to bring your cameraa and don't forget to bring sense of adventure / fun / humor / enthusiasm and a flexible attitude!!

Take Note (fine printt), Due to the nature of the tour, the weather, road condition, local circumstances, prevailing safety factors, the route & itinerary may vary to those published but the content of the tour will remain the same. The final decision of the actual itinerary will be made by us on the day of the tour..

What to Wear
Wear comfortable, Sport shoes or Sandals, T-shirt, long or short pants, sunglasses and hat.

What's includes in this Trip

  • Return hotel transfers from any hotel / residential in Kuala Lumpur by MPV / Mini Van / Car (Air-Cond)
  • Good English Speaking driver guide
  • Complimentary Lunch (Malaysian Cuisine), (Vegetarian option is available, please advise our driver on the tour day and meals are complimentary from MM Adventure Travel)

  • Soft Drink / Fruits Juice are included in your Lunch

  • All bottle drinking water

  • Food for feeding Baby Elephants

  • Donation to Elephant Sanctuary

  • All Entrance fees and much more.......

What's excluded in this Trip

  • Personal Expenditure

  • Any Alcoholic Beverages

  • Any Additional Stops / Tour/s

  • Indoor guide at RM30.00 per booking for Elephant Sanctuary is required

  • Others which are not mentioned in itinerary.

Key Informations

  • Difficulty Leisurely (suitable for all age)

  • Duration, Day Trip (8 hrs - estimate only)

  • Booking, Daily depature avaliable, closing time for this booking will be at 6PM (a day before), Please book online to secure your booking.

  • This tour is Customizable, to your need or requirement.