Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary / Deerland & Batu Caves

Tour Description

Batu Caves
Batu Caves is a Hindu Temple located at the outskirt of Kuala Lumpur City. These limestone caves are 400 million years old. There is a total of 272 steps leading up to the top of the main cave temple. It consists of three big cave. The world’s tallest Lord Muruga Statue with the height of 42.7m (130 feet high) is located here. This destination attracts a huge crowd during Thaipusam, which is an annual festival for the Indians to pay homage to Lord Muruga. This festival will be celebrated in January or February of every year. This mother nature attraction is the most visited tourist destination.


Deerland Park
The Deerland Park is a privately owned and managed deer park in Bukit Rengit, Lanchang, Pahang. It is open to public in 2004. It's a place where you’ll find 4 types of deer, ie deer from Indonesia, East Asia, local deer called Sambar and Mouse deer. The park also housed birds such as Golden Pheasant, Crested Fireback Pheasant, Sun Conure and Ferret. There is also local python called Batek Python.


Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary
The Department of Wildlife and National Parks (DWNP) established Kuala Gandah Elephant Conservation Centre in 1989. The centre is the base for the Elephant Relocation Team, which began the Elephant translocation programme in 1974. The only one of its kind in Malaysia, the team is dedicated to locating, subduing and translocating elephant from areas where their habitats throughout the Peninsular such as Taman Negara. Over the years our team has help to prevent the further decline of the elephant population by relocating more than 600 wild elephants.Beside being the base for the translocation team and home for a number of residents and orphaned elephants, Kuala Gandah also aims to promote public awareness of the elephant's plight in Malaysia and to support research into elephants translocation and conservation. The centre also strive to educate the public about the importance of habitat and environmental preservation. Visitors are encouraged to view a video on elephant translocation. 

VISITORS TIMETABLE

  •  Video Show (National Geographic)
    Time: 12.30 / 1.00 / 1.30pm
    Visitors may view a video on issues surrounding wild elephants, diminishing habitat and translocation.
     
  • Cleaning & Hand Feeding
    Time: 2.00 pm
    Visitors are encouraged to hand feed the elephants with food provided such as water melon, banana, papaya and cucumber. (For lunch)
     
  • Currently the elephant rides have stopped as of 5 October 2012 due to the regulations by the Malaysia Wildlife Department.
     
  • Bathing*
    Visitors can swim and play with the elephant in the river under staff supervision.
    (weather condition if permit & water level condition)
    * Activities are limited to 100 person only per day. First come, first serve.

Places of Interest

  • Batu Caves (Visit Stop)
  • Deerland Park (Visit Stop)
  • Aborigines Village (Drive Pass)
  • Elephant Sanctuary (Visit Stop)
  • Local Lunch (Visit Stop)
  • Rubber Tree (Drive Pass)
  • Malay House (Drive Pass)

Duration

9 Hours Tour

Frequency

Daily Departure 

Pick up time

0900 

Itinerary

0900: Pick up from any major hotels in Kuala Lumpur


0930: Proceed to Batu Caves, biggest Hindu Temple in Malaysia and you may climb 272 steps.


1015: Proceed to Deerland in Kuala Gandah


1215: Local lunch at Elephant Sanctuary


1300: Registration, 30 minutes of Video Presentation


1400: Activities with Elephants, hand feeding and bathing


1530: After clean up, shower, back to Kuala Lumpur 

Tour price

The price stated above is for per person. We provide car baby seat upon request.

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Terms and Condition

Minimum: 2 Adults

Deposit: RM 100.00

Others:

  • The final decision of the actual itinerary will be made by us on the day of tour. Due to the nature of the tour, the weather, road condition, local circumstances, prevailing safety factors, the route and itinerary may vary than those published but the content of the tour will be the same.
  • Dress Code for Batu Caves
    As Batu Caves is a holy place for Hindu faith, visitors must abide to the following rules:
    • Wear cloths that is not over expose your body, i.e. especially ladies
    • T-shirt or shirt with sleeves is allowable
    • Do not wear Short Pants or Hot Pants
    • Do not wear Short Skirts or Mini Skirts (above knee level)
    • Long Pants are allowable
  • Please take note that Deerland is closed on every Friday
  • This package includes entrance fees to Deerland, Elephant Sanctuary, local lunch, mineral water for drinking and peanuts for the baby elephants
  • Visitation to the Malayan Sun Bear is currently closed until further notice.
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes, hat/cap & bring along bath towel and spare clothing in case you get dirty.
  • Please do not wear any bikini while involving in activities with the elephants, as we need to respect the local culture.
  • Vegetarian food is serve upon request. Please inform in advance.
  • Private Tour ~ car / van with driver.
  • Our tour pick up and drop off based in Kuala Lumpur/Petaling Jaya/Damansara area ONLY.
    Apart from these area we will charge for pick up & drop off service charge.
  • All price is nett.