Go on a nature getaway with these best outdoor activities in Malaysia

Bask in the sun, breathe in the fresh air and try out some of the best outdoor activities in Malaysia.

Malaysia is home to a unique mix of stunning national parks, pristine beaches, colonial architecture and magnificent skyscrapers. If your goal is to be more adventurous, whether in an extreme sport or including more nature walks, we can help broaden your horizons. Your busy schedule and being indoors all day can weigh you down, so it’s great to take a break from mother nature. Not only does this help reduce stress, but it makes you feel better about exploring Malaysia’s flora and fauna.

If you want to enjoy the outdoors, consider adding Hulu Langat’s Skytrex and Gua Damai Extreme Park to your weekend plans. For a challenge, try white-water rafting. Celebrate your milestones at Pahang’s famous A Little Farm On The Hill. This serene organic farm in Janda Baik is perfect for celebrations amidst pristine scenery. Are you ready for an adventure? Head to these locations below.

Treat yourself to an unforgettable adventure with these best outdoor activities in Malaysia:

A small farm on the hill

Need an idea for a memorable birthday party? Head to A small farm on the hill. Located in Bentong, Pahang, this scenic estate is where you and your guests can enjoy delicious farm-to-table meals in nature. The sophisticated venue offers modern rustic farmhouse decor filled with various textures – perfect for the ‘gram. Two rooms are available for reservation: dining room and farm. For a group of 12 people, book the dining room. Consider the farmhouse if you are housing 36 people. Plus, the space promises a serene view of the entire farm. Cooking lessons and gardening lessons are also available to book.

Email them ([email protected]) to find out about their seasonal menus.


Located in Hulu Langat, Skytrex Sungai Congkak is where you can go for a quick escape. Surround yourself with lush greenery while practicing a strict detox without a phone. Whether with family or friends, challenge yourself with physical activities, ranging from dogfish to tree climbing. Choose between the River Thrill (intermediate) and the Rapid Extreme (advanced). Be sure to buy your tickets on line before heading.

Gua Damai Extreme Park

It’s time to show off your climbing skills at Batu Caves Gua Damai Extreme Park. With over 100 routes to choose from, adrenaline junkies can challenge themselves with abseiling, caving tours, tree climbing and more. – check out their packages here. For advanced climbers, develop your skills by earning Level 1 certification from the Southeast Asian Climbing Federation. Costing RM180 per person, the module includes basic rock climbing techniques, top roping, climbing call, etc.

Head to this website for more information.

White Water Rafting in Gopeng

Are you ready for a thrilling adventure? Head to Gopeng to check whitewater rafting off your list. The quiet town outside of Ipoh is known for its beautiful greenery and recreational activities. Get close to nature as you ride through various rapids and cooling waters. Perfect for family and friends, the sport is also ideal as a team building activity. Trust us; you will love the thrill.

Head to this website for more information.

Paragliding in Bukit Jugra and Kuala Kubu Bharu

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Enjoy panoramic views by booking a paragliding adventure. Each trip starts in Bukit Jugra and Kuala Kubu Bharu. With prices varying between RM240 and RM250, Paragliding Malaysia offers a unique chance to fly with its licensed and insured pilot – passenger insurance will also be covered.

Head to this website for more information.

(Main and featured image: Victor Freitas/ Pexels)

This story first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Kuala Lumpur