Outdoor activities to try in Malaysia, from paragliding to rafting

Avoid the mall, breathe in that fresh air and enjoy the best outdoor activities in Malaysia.

Malaysia is home to a unique blend 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 taking nature walks, we can help you 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, or for a bigger 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.

Book yourself an adventure with these outdoor activities in Malaysia:

Visit Pahang’s 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, book the dining room, but consider the farmhouse if you’re hosting larger groups of up to 36 people. The space also promises a serene view of the entire farm. Cooking lessons and gardening lessons are also available to book.

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Located in Hulu Langat, Skytrex Sungai Congkak is where you can go for a quick escape. Surround yourself with lush vegetation while practicing a strict detox without a phone. Challenge yourself with your family or friends to physical activities like the flying fox, or if you’re feeling adventurous, take part in one of the two high ropes courses. 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. For advanced climbers, develop your skills by earning Level 1 certification from the Southeast Asian Climbing Federation. Priced at RM180 (approximately S$56) per person, the module includes basic climbing techniques, top-rope climbing and climbing cries.

Head to this website for more information.

White Water Rafting in Gopeng

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Are you ready for a thrilling adventure? Head to Gopeng to check whitewater rafting off your list. The quiet town, located 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. In addition, sport is also ideal as a team building activity. Trust us, you’ll love the thrill.

Head to this website for more information.

Paragliding in Bukit Jugra and Kuala Kubu Bharu

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Enjoy the ultimate panoramic view of Malaysia 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 – don’t worry, passenger insurance will also be covered.

Head to this website for more information.

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This story first appeared on Lifestyle Asia KL