When travelling to the south-east of Peninsular Malaysia, make your way to visit Endau-Rompin forest reserve at Taman Negeri Rompin, Pahang. Taman Negeri Rompin is an exceptional nature hideout that is unforgettable to their visitors. It is one of the largest remaining stretches of forest reserve in the south of peninsular which is very crucial for the survival of the remaining flora and fauna.
Taman Negeri Rompin offers a few ranges of guided jungle tours to non-guided with affordable packages for all. Among the activities offered to the visitors are kayaking, jungle trekking, hiking and bird watching. Each activity is designed with their own theme to relate with the surroundings and is led by the nature guide to interpret and deliver the valuable knowledge to visitors.
Kayaking tour is called “The Bridge of the Forest” where the highlight of this tour is kayaking along the Kinchin river for about 5 kilometers return. While paddling along the river, our guide will explain the connection between the river and its vitality to the flora and fauna. Soon upon reaching the Lubuk Duit, visitors will stop at a clean and clear stream for a refreshing swim and then back to the state park basecamp again.
Jungle trekking at Taman Negeri Rompin has been divided into two types which is easy and moderate suitable for all even for beginners. Jeram Panjang trails was the path of the giant of the forest which is Asian Elephants! The 3.2 kilometer trail is part of the route for the giant’s long journey cycle in search for food. It is easy, flat and laidback suitable for all. For those who love longer walking trails, Lubuk Siku trekking trails will be the best option. Along the Lubuk Siku jungle trail, a nature guide will explain the plants that were used by our ancestors in part of their daily lives. Not only the plants were used as the food source and shelter, it was also consumed as medicine as some of it has properties to heal certain illnesses.
Bird watching activity will be a great option for wildlife photographers and bird enthusiasts, new or seasoned. This walk aims for people to value birds and appreciate their diversity and beauty. Taman Negeri Rompin is one of the Important Birds Area (IBA) sites in Malaysia and is home to 253 bird species! Among the residents of Taman Negeri Rompin is Great Argus, Helmeted Hornbill, Lesser Fish Eagle, Rufous-collared Kingfisher and Straw-headed Bulbul. As Malaysia is located on the path of the East Asian-Australasian Flyway that provides strategic and important resting sites for migratory birds, some of the migratory birds like Black-capped Kingfisher can be seen at the state park during migratory season.
Padang Tujuh hiking is one of the most exciting activities for those who love adventure. The trail will lead you to different types of forest due to the soil vegetation which is rarely to be seen. The trail is hilly with some gradients that are slightly steep going upwards which is suitable for hikers who love adventures as it requires above average fitness level. Padang Tujuh is a unique and magical place to explore because of its different types of vegetation. This journey will take you awed into the wonder of Endau-Rompin, with three different views of forest to experience. The first part of the hike, take you through the dense dipterocarp forests with gigantic trees to look at such as PokokKapur (Dryobalanops aromatica) that can grow up to 60 meters high followed by the mystical view of the garden of palm as far as eyes can see, dominated by Livistona endauensis, a species endemic to Peninsular Malaysia. Upon our arrival at the top, you will be mesmerized by a completely different vegetation compared to the previous two; a sea of Cina Maki plants along with a lot of pitcher plants and orchids from various species affected by different soil composition. Take your time to truly enjoy the beautiful view of Padang 7, have a relaxing time at the hut provided listening to nature before heading back to our first point. Read ahead and plan your trip to the state park now as we are open throughout the whole year!