Cameron Highlands in april

Did you know that the travel agency Ipoh Secrets can take you to the Cameron Highlands?

I spent two days in the Malaysian highlands in the town of Tanah Rata. If you want to refresh your mind, this is the perfect place. However, do bring a sweater as the temperature can drop to around twenty degrees in the evening, a far cry from the stifling air of Ipoh.

The Cameron Highlands region got its name from the British explorer William Cameron who visited the area in the 19th century. It quickly became a mountain resort and is now renowned for its tea plantations, strawberries, and other fruits and vegetables.

For the first day, I would like to take you to visit a tea plantation, Cameron Valley. Getting there from the town, I won’t lie to you, is very complicated without a vehicle. However, I managed. There are always kind people who gave me a ride there. Don’t hesitate to hitchhike, or else I recommend renting a scooter. As for the visit, I opted for the “walking tour” package for 4RM. Throughout the afternoon, I could freely wander through the plantations and discover this cultural gem. You can also choose to take a small “bus” tour for 25RM per person. Honestly, I prefer being independent and walking around as I please. It was a very beautiful afternoon, and you won’t be disappointed by the richness of the culture. It’s a lovely place that I highly recommend.

Unfortunately, the first day was already over. I took the opportunity to buy some local strawberries for my dinner. They were good but lacked a bit of sugar for my taste. Probably April isn’t the best season for sweet strawberries.

As you’ve understood, the region is famous for its strawberries. I didn’t visit a strawberry farm because being French and having strawberry plantations in my garden, I didn’t see the point. However, I talked to a Malaysian who visited one of these farms and he was very pleased. So, according to his words, don’t hesitate to visit one of these farms.

After a good night’s sleep, I set off early for a hike. From the center of Tanah Rata, it’s not difficult to reach the jungle and enjoy the wonders of nature. For a 5-hour hike (taking my time), I recommend taking trails 6 and 10 (you can use the AllTrails app, it’s really well made and has a lot of hikes). On trail number 6, you’ll have the chance to pass close to the tea plantations of Cameron Highlands (just remember the way back). The Cameron Highlands plantation is located 3.5km from the town center. But the return is downhill and along a major road (not very safe).

In short, I really enjoyed this little trip to the mountains, and I recommend everyone to go and take a look. Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to visit the Mossy Forest but maybe next time. Who knows what the future holds.

See you soon for a new blog 🙂

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