Cameron Highlands
Cameron Highlands
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  • joyce
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A fantastic hill
    I think Cameron Highlands is a perfect place for families and friends to enjoy a wonderful staycation or trip together. I enjoy my time with my family to have a trip there. Along the journey up the hill, you may encounter numerous Orang Asli houses, and the cool air felt so good compared to the hot weather at other places in Malaysia! The scenery in Cameron Highland is gorgeous and it's surrounded by nature. There are also many attractions, such as strawberry farms, vegetable gardens, tea plantations, and flora parks. The attraction that my family and I like the most is The Sheep Sanctuary. It is because we can have a chance to get closer to the sheep, and alpaca, and also feed or take pictures with them. Unfortunately, I think there are some things they need to improve: the road. I think the streets are congested, especially during busy times when there are lots of tourists. It can also be challenging to find parking spaces, and the traffic jams will affect the trip. I think that Cameron Highlands is suitable for family trips, nature lovers, adventure seekers, or person who wants to explore Malaysia's hills.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 19, 2023
  • 20AussieTraveller4
    Perth, Australia7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Recommended Ipoh Driver
    We recently returned from a trip to Kuala Lumpur and we took a day trip to Ipoh. We engaged a driver with his own car to show us around Ipoh and the Cameroon Highlands and I can highly recommend him. Eric is a safe driver with a comfortable car and he speaks very good English and is informative and friendly. Eric’s contact details are: Email : etrips39@gmail.com Telephone : +60135333949
    Written September 12, 2023
  • Steve R
    Bolton, United Kingdom530 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great place to visit a tea plantation
    Cooler than most of Malaysia due to its elevation which makes for a pleasant day trip which can be combined with other tourist spots en-route. It's a three hour drive from Kuala Lumpur so you should plan accordingly. I visitted the Boh tea plantation which was informative and fun.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written March 5, 2024
  • Big Geordie
    9 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sad
    First visited in 1997 and thought it was getting spoilt then; now it’s really upsetting to see how such a naturally beautiful place can be so vandalized. The poly-tunnels are obscene, the buildings are too numerous and the ugly tower blocks are more suitable to KL & do nothing to enhance the location, rubbish everywhere, food the worst in Malaysia & a general feeling that $ is king. There are some excellent trekking trails, but locating them is very difficult & maintenance virtually nonexistent (cos there’s no money to be made there). So sad, so seedy.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written March 13, 2024
  • Carl B
    Leeds, United Kingdom82 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Some cool weather in centrss as l Malaysia 😉
    Had a really nice break here. Temperature was a few degrees lower which was very welcome. Still t shirt weather though. Stayed in Tanah Rata. Had lots of short jungle-ish walks around, lots of nature. Town was lovely, but not overly. Boh tea plantation highly recommended as was the sun rise and mossy forest. Not strenuous at all. But mossy forest not for very young kids or those with mobility issues. Lots of steps. I would also recommend getting a private driver (taxi) we paid 200rm for two people to do the things we wanted. Took a little over 5 hours and worked out much cheaper than an organised tour or organised’private’ guide.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 16, 2024
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Ezwan Shah Nordin
Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
Hello Travelers, I want to share my experience of going to Cameron Highland 5 times. I don’t know why I love CH.

Cameron Highland district’ Pahang and how to go there ? CH nearby Perak (Ipoh), Gua Musang (Lojing) and Pahang (Kuala Lipis). You can come by bus, car, motorcycle or cycling.

When to come to Cameron Highland (CH) ? I recommend weekdays (no holiday) , usually Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. I had nightmares when I came here. Experience came CH during the holiday season, the traffic was so catastrophic than KL.

Where to stay? Cameron Highland had 3 hot spots to stay either Tanah Rata, Brinchang and area Kea Farm. My advice: make sure you have then planned where to go before selecting the location to stay.

Usually what I want to do at CH ? Firstly, please go to Tea Farm either Sungai Palas BOH, House Tea 1 Bharat, House Tea 2 Bharat 2 and Tea 3 Bharat. But my favorite Tea farms were Sg Palas BOH and House Tea 1 Bharat.

Secondly, take a picture at the flower garden. I really recommend Lavender Garden but it has a fee. Also, Big Red Strawberry Farm is also a nice place, so big and no fee. Mardi Park was interesting.

Thirdly, please shop a little bit such as tea, fresh corn and strawberry. Where to shop ? Usually I recommend buying at S Corner or Kea Farm due to it being cheap and fresh.

If you had the questions, please comment below and follow my IG.
Written December 25, 2020
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Carl B
Leeds, UK82 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Had a really nice break here. Temperature was a few degrees lower which was very welcome. Still t shirt weather though. Stayed in Tanah Rata. Had lots of short jungle-ish walks around, lots of nature. Town was lovely, but not overly. Boh tea plantation highly recommended as was the sun rise and mossy forest. Not strenuous at all. But mossy forest not for very young kids or those with mobility issues. Lots of steps. I would also recommend getting a private driver (taxi) we paid 200rm for two people to do the things we wanted. Took a little over 5 hours and worked out much cheaper than an organised tour or organised’private’ guide.
Written March 16, 2024
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plaka
Ottawa-ON54 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Too touristy, Expensive and chaotic. Not worth your time nor money to visit Cameron Highlands.
Tours are overpriced - everybody is following the same schedule and they want you to spend tons of time at the tea plantation to buy from their shop.
At the Mossy Forest, make sure to get your own entrance ticket at the ticket counter just before going up the stairs and taking the boardwalk. Do not pay the MYR30 to your driver / tour guide unless he gives you the ticket. There are some scams going on so that tour guides get more $ into their own pocket since no one is controlling the Mossy Forest entrance. People are not as friendly as in Malacca.
Written June 25, 2023
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Big Geordie
9 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
First visited in 1997 and thought it was getting spoilt then; now it’s really upsetting to see how such a naturally beautiful place can be so vandalized. The poly-tunnels are obscene, the buildings are too numerous and the ugly tower blocks are more suitable to KL & do nothing to enhance the location, rubbish everywhere, food the worst in Malaysia & a general feeling that $ is king.
There are some excellent trekking trails, but locating them is very difficult & maintenance virtually nonexistent (cos there’s no money to be made there).
So sad, so seedy.
Written March 13, 2024
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20AussieTraveller4
Perth, Australia7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We recently returned from a trip to Kuala Lumpur and we took a day trip to Ipoh. We engaged a driver with his own car to show us around Ipoh and the Cameroon Highlands and I can highly recommend him. Eric is a safe driver with a comfortable car and he speaks very good English and is informative and friendly. Eric’s contact details are:
Email : etrips39@gmail.com
Telephone : +60135333949
Written September 12, 2023
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Hans W
8 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
You won't miss anything if you just skip Cameron Highland and go straight on to Georgetown, for example. There is nothing interesting there, except for the tea plantation and even that is not particularly interesting. Let's not even talk about the food, it's impossible to get anything reasonably good to eat here. It's all very sub-par, we came hungry and left hungry. If you still want to see it, one day is easily enough.
Written February 13, 2024
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Mrs Kumar
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
Very bad traffic at Cameron Highlands, its due to Kea farm market and new market at opposite of kea farm. If they change this both places to some other rural areas then the traffic will smooth. we all go to Cameron Highlands for holiday not stuck in traffic for 5 to 6 hours. MUST take alternate way...
Written August 29, 2020
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azwan_shukor
Johor Bahru, Malaysia8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Friends
The British Scones from Kak Yatiey is marvelous and so indulge to fulfill your taste.
You will not regret trying. On top of it, the warmth, friendliness and caring to the customer is above all and priority of Kak Yatiey to service her customer with excellent quality.
Written November 26, 2021
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Dave
Australia9 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
While the Cameron Highlands undoubtedly has beautiful views and a great climate, we can’t work out who this region is trying to cater for.
We struggled to fill our three days and three nights here with any meaningful activities. There are hiking trails, but due to the wet weather it is hard to avoid muddy conditions. The limited tea houses were overcrowded and filled with young families so a quiet drink was impossible.
Since the area is situated along one road, it’s also hard to get around if you don’t have a car or scooter (no public transport and walking along the road is dangerous in some places). What’s more, since virtually all the hotels are along the route the noise from the road is unavoidable.
It’s a shame that such a natural asset is not better utilised. Some additions like better walking paths/public transport, more venues with views and varied ambience (w/ alcohol if possible—many locations are halal and don’t serve alcohol) and more hotel options set away from the road.
Written December 10, 2022
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Greg B
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia20 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
Finally decided to venture outside KL first time since the virus. Overnight in Cameron Highlands.
Beautiful place picturesque & clean air, (once you get away from the millions of cars).
But seriously give this place a wide berth unless your idea of fun is being stuck in a traffic jam that lasts longer than 3 hours, (this is the time spent after arriving in the highlands)
Even after a very long drive to get to the hotel we couldn’t leave hotel with the car because the traffic jam doesn’t go away. Only option is to walk, but this isn’t an easy option.

Such a pity, a beautiful place spoilt by the mechanical monster. 🙁
Written July 16, 2020
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