Mutiara Taman Negara – Visiting the national park with children.

And here we are, back from our little getaway in Taman Negara! For anyone wanting a change of scenery, this national park is just a 3.5 hour drive from KL so it wasn’t far to go for a long weekend.We stayed at the Mutiara Taman Negara and we couldn’t have asked for a better base to be able to explore our surrounds. 

 

Welcome to Mutiara Taman Negara!
 
The resort takes you back to nature and is one little log cabin after another.  
Cute little wooden chalets in the resort on the river bank.
 
With family chalets on offer, we could all sleep comfortably in their rooms with bunk beds, and, considering we were pretty remote, they offer more mod-cons than I would have expected!  
Family chalets at Mutuara Taman Negara.
 

What I loved about this place was the fact that once we were there, we had everything we needed to enjoy the rest of our visit to the National Park. 

Mutiara is only reachable by boat, so park up your car, take the long-boat over to the resort and you won’t need to worry about transport for the rest of your trip.  

The resort is not accessible by car so you’ll be arriving to your final destination by long-boat!
 

They have a Park Centre in their grounds where you can buy your day pass (and camera permit!) to enter Taman Negara.  

With a Park Centre on-site you can get all your information and oermits here.
 

They also have an Activity Desk next to their reception where you can book all your tours and excursions. Best of all, the most sort after activities are all right there – the famous Canopy Walkway is sign-posted from Reception, the boats for Rapid Shooting, and the tour to visit the local village of Orang Asli, even night tours and jungle trekking can all be done by the team at the hotel. It’s perfect – and we did the lot! (And yes, I shall share some of that with you in another post!) 

Tours and activities can be booked from their desk at Reception.
 

Not all the jungle adventures will be suitable for very young children, nor are the paths and access points ‘push-chair friendly’ but certainly from 4/5 years old upwards, you’d be able to make the most of a trip to ‘the jungle’ 

Lots of wildlife to be seen – you will undoubtedly be woken by a monkey on more than one occasion!

If you are travelling with children, the Mutiara Taman Negara would definitely make things easy for you. From family chalets, a restaurant with a kids menu, and a mini mart for essentials and snacks, it definitely met our needs.  

The Mini-Mart located on-site
 

Add to that the fact that they have a regular visit from a local ‘tapir’ which the little ones will be over the moon to see (check out his photo below!) this is a good place to stay while on your break. S x

The resident tapir who you’ll hopefully get the chance to meet!
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