Ulu Muda is the chance for you to see the
elephants, tapirs, hornbills, sumatran rhinoceros, deer's or tigers to see in their natural behavior.
You can do forest trekking with local guides and wildlife rangers. Bird watching along forest edges
and lake. Walking on scenic jungle trails.
Wildlife watching at salt-licks. Trekking for elephants in the wild.
Fishing in the Muda lake or if more adventurous, game fishing in the upper reaches
of the Muda river or rafting
remote and isolated forested area lies on the north-eastern flank
of Kedah, bordering Thailand, with the nearest major town being
Alor Setar, 1.5 hours drive away.
via the north-south highway, taking the exit at Gurun. Follow the
trunk road to Sik (TR K10), then north towards Gulau (TR K8)
followed by Gubir (TR K13). For
Pedu lake, continue north for another 30 km. From Gurun, follow
signs to Desa Utara or Mutiara Pedu Resorts.
are limited facilities for tourists, though several large resorts
have established around Pedu lake. There are accommodations at the
MADA rest house cum resort at Gubir. Being both cheap and
convenient advance bookings are necessary.
restaurant are located at Gubir and closer to Pedu lake. Boats and
guides can be organized from your accommodation or at the village
coop jetty (on Muda lake) where you can hire small boats, guides,
life-jackets, etc. There is also a small car park with 24 hour
guards so overnight parking is safe and bringing your own
transport is recommended. To explore the forest trails, guides are
available from the coffee shops in Gubir.
Alternatively there are
also travel packages for your convenience that offers some
interesting nature tours, including jungle treks to observe
elephants in the wild
hot spring photo at ulu muda forest reserve, not
far from the base camp just 20-30 trekking
to the hut(wildlife observation tower)
One of the most popular nature experiences. An adventure through the
jungles of Ulu Muda. Overnight camps, treks, and wildlife spotting are the
essential ingredients. This is one of the best ways to soak in the
atmosphere of the Malaysian rainforest. Skilled wildlife scouts will
accompany the tours and their task is to locate herds of elephants in the
jungle. Treks will be planned each day to give you a glimpse of one of the
region's most endangered species.
A number of salt licks and hot mineral springs scattered around are
important sources of mineral and vitamin supplements and are frequented
by a variety of wildlife. Sira Hangat, possibly the largest mineral
spring in Malaysia is a great place to set camp.
A special program can
be laid down for those not feint hearted. This 4 days outing will
take you trekking through the Ulu Muda jungles; you will learn about the
jungles and how to survive it; and above all, you will learn to enjoy our
jungles! Group size is no more than 20 on this program.
For those short of time, spend a day out on the boat and treks around
the wildlife salt-licks. A good opportunity for birding along the
riverbanks and jungle trails. The early
the year is usually the flowering season for northern forests, and
by mid-year many forest fruits abound. The latter would be an
excellent opportunity to catch the many different fruit-eating
birds. You can hire a small boat,
guide and life jackets at the village
coop jetty (on Muda lake). Sometimes it's also possible to arrange
it at the reception of your hotel.
If you want to make a special
tour, then it can be organized by: