Stroll to Cameron Highland See the Tea Gardens

Cameron Highland is a tourist destination that is quite popular in Malaysia, both for local and foreign tourists. It is not too far from Kuala Lumpur. It only takes 1 or 2 days to travel to Cameron Highland.

The cool air and extensive tea gardens are the main attractions of this plateau. If you like nature tourism, there are many in the Cameron Highland area too jungle trail which can be tried.

So, the story is that I went to Cameron Highland because I happened to live in Kuala Lumpur. In order to save traveling costs, I volunteer in a hostel, to be precise in the Bukit Bintang area.

After exploring tourist attractions in Kuala Lumpur, I finally decided to visit Cameron Highland. I also hear a lot from hostel guests who talk about the excitement of traveling to Cameron Highland.

How to get to Cameron Highlands from Kuala Lumpur

From Kuala Lumpur, you can take a bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS) to Tanah Rata, Cameron Highland. Travel time is about 3.5 hours.

Bus departure schedules are at 9 am, 12 noon, 2 pm, and 5 pm. You can check here for the latest bus schedule info.

One way bus ticket price is RM 35. Until there, you can also join half day tour Cameron Highland costs RM 60. For families or small groups of 4 people, you can rent a taxi at a price of RM 25/hour, minimum rental is 3 hours.

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Take a walk to Boh Tea Plantation Camoern Highland
BOH Tea Plantation

Recommended accommodation in Cameron Highland

I stayed at Father’s Guesthouse, an inn that is comfortable, clean, the price is not expensive. Because I was alone, I chose a dorm room.

The price is only RM 25. There is also a private room option for 2 people for RM 120 per night.

Some other lodging recommendations in Cameron Highland are:

My experience traveling to Cameron Highland

One of the reasons I want vacation to Cameron Highland is to escape from the daily routine. I have been working in hostels for almost 2 months, it feels like I need a short break.

I’m also bored every time day off just a walk in the city, that’s why I decided to take a trip to Cameron Highland. Yes, the count can be a breath of fresh air.

I can only day off 1 day a week. After finishing the shift at 4 pm, I immediately rushed to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to catch the bus to Tanah Rata.

Around 8 pm, I arrived at Tanah Rata and went straight to the inn that I had previously booked via the hotel booking application. Time to rest.

The next day, I woke up early from a good night’s sleep and got ready to explore Cameron Highland. Luckily the sky is clear, the air is also cool and fresh.

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Fresh tea leaves in Cameron Highland

Visit to BOH Tea Plantation

Today I just want to relax in the tea garden, even though I’m a person who likes it trekking but yes, sometimes I want to sit back and enjoy the beauty of nature.

From the lodge, I headed to the bus terminal to catch a bus to BOH Tea Plantation which is the largest tea plantation in Cameron Highland.

The bus stops at a fork. I have to walk in again about 4 km or an hour to get to BOH Tea Plantation. Got there, I ordered cheesecake and tea to accompany me to enjoy the view of the green tea garden.

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Relax while drinking tea

Cameron Highland is located at an altitude of 1,500 meters above sea level making it suitable for plantation areas. BOH Plantation (the largest and oldest tea plantation in Malaysia) was discovered by a businessman from England named JA Russell.

Currently BOH Plantation has 2 tea plantation areas, one in Sungei Palasthe other in Fairlie. The company also builds a packaging factory near the garden to maintain the freshness and quality of the tea.

First time hitchhiking

Suddenly I came up with a crazy idea. What if I go home hitchhike aka just driving someone else’s car. Because actually going back to the bus terminal is quite simple, there is only one straight way.

I finally got up the courage, I’ve never been before hitchhike get nervous and anxious. I waited by the side of the road, trying to stop a passing car.

After 20 minutes, finally a car stopped offering a ride to the main road. Because the direction was different, the kind father just stopped me at the right spot.

I continue hitchhike again, the second one only takes 5 minutes to get another car. In the car, I chatted with my aunt who happened to have a business in the surrounding area.

It turns out to be addictive too. My total hitchhike 6 times to get to my final destination which is the bus terminal in Tanah Rata. My experience traveling to Cameron Highland is getting more exciting with hitchhikinghaha.

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It’s fun to walk in the tea garden

Other activities you can do in Cameron Highland

Actually there are many other activities that can be done in Cameron Highland. Because my goal was just to relax, I only visited BOH Tea Plantation. If you have more time, you can try some exciting activities at Cameron Highland, namely:

1. Jungle trekking in Mossy Forest

As I mentioned earlier, in Cameron Highland there are many jungle trekking activities that you can do. One of which is Mossy Forest.

He said Mossy Forest is one of the oldest forests still in existence in Malaysia. If you are lucky, you can see wild plants and animals when trekking in this forest. Click here for the Mossy Forest tour package.

2. Climb Mount Brinchang

To climb Mount Brinchang, you have to head to Brinchang Town first. The climbing time to the top is about 3-4 hours (one way).

You can also take a taxi to the top if you are not strong enough to climb. This mountain has a height of 2,032 meters above sea level. We recommend hiring a guide to do the climb.

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3. Trekking around the tea garden

Well, around Cameron Highland there are many paths that you can take for a walk or trekking around the tea garden. Usually the path is marked with a certain number.

Some trails even have cool spots to relax at the waterfall. Just ask the inn staff for information about trails around the tea gardens.

That’s my experience traveling to Cameron Highland, Malaysia. Yes, for those of you who are planning a vacation to Malaysia and want to try natural attractions not far from Kuala Lumpur. It can be included in the itinerary when traveling to Kuala Lumpur too.

Once vacation to Cameron Highland? Tell us about your experience in the comments column!

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