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Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary Tour from Kuala Lumpur

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    Departing from your hotel at 9am, our first stop out of the city is at the iconic Batu Caves in Gombak. An important place of worship for Hindu devotees in Malaysia, this natural attraction is made up of a series of limestone caves said to be more than 400 million years old. The towering golden statue of Lord Muruga is regarded as the tallest statue of a Hindu deity in Malaysia. Guarding the entrance of the main cave it glints ethereally against the cloudy sky. Two cave temples called Art Gallery Cave and Museum Cave are also contained in the main complex, as well as a Tamil school, several souvenir shops and vegetarian eateries.

    After, continue to Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary, which was set up by the Malaysian Wildlife Society. It's the base of the Department of Wildlife and National Parks Elephant Relocation team, which assists in the capture and relocation of rogue elephants from across Southeast Asia.

    Begin with a 25-minute video documentary on the National Parks Elephant Relocation Team’s conservation activities and programs in an air-conditioned audio-visual theater. The informative presentation allows us to have a better understanding of the work conducted at the center, the duty of the team’s trained elephants, and the responsibility of the rangers when they are out in the field conducting wild elephant relocations.

    Then, take a 5-minute walk to the elephant enclosure where five rehabilitated elephants are kept. Learn about the important role the elephant sanctuary plays in ensuring the survival and well being of these majestic animals, and observe the elephants as they're cared for my professionals from the sanctuary.

    Your tour then concludes with a drop-off back at your accommodation in Kuala Lumpur.

    Please note: A minimum of two people per booking is required.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Your Kuala Lumpur hotel
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Duration
    7h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Pickup and drop off in Kuala Lumpur
    • Air-conditioned vehicle with English-speaking driver/tour guide
    • Picnic lunch, fruit tasting, drinking bottle water
    • Entry/Admission - Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary
    Exclusions
    • Pick up and drop off outside KL area (additional cost subject to distance from KL City)
    • Deer Farm entrance fee (Closed on every Friday)
    • Local Guide in Elephant Sanctuary
    • Personal expenses and gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Tour will proceed even when it is raining
    • There will be mild walking, wear flat walking wrap around shoes
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • Batu Cave will not allowed to visit during 3 days before and the day of Thaipusam Festival.
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 20 July 2019

    What a day this was. It started with being picked up at our accomodation by the most amazing driver Zack who we have continued to have as our guide daily due to his knowledge and happy disposition. When we arrived we were shown a video...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank michelledw2001
    Reviewed 28 April 2019 via mobile

    This review is for the tour only, not the places we visited. I'll post reviews for them on their own TripAdvisor pages. Pros: driver was on time. Lunch was good. Plenty of water available. Small group. Driver spoke good English. Lots of time at each...More

    2  Thank meganoceros
    Reviewed 21 April 2019 via mobile

    This place was the exact thing I didn't want to visit. I was looking for a place which helps elephants to live as naturally as possible and help them to go back to the wild. But here I saw imprisoned elephants which had to show...More

    11  Thank Frederik B
    Reviewed 3 April 2019

    It's about 110 from KL but if you avoid the highway the last 50 km is surely worth the effort. You will discover the real Malaysia and the original inhabitants. The park itself is really worth it, especially when the elephants move into the river...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    1  Thank Verwerft
    Reviewed 31 March 2019

    My husband and I took this day trip and had a great time. Simon was our driver/guide and did a great job … clean car, safe driver, terrific information. The sanctuary struggles a bit financial, but seems to be doing good, important work. long day,...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank Jeannine B
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