So Day 03 in the perceived wilderness, yay!
We didn’t manage to get the night cruise on our 2nd night.
Which was a bummer, as it would have been fun.
But the Cina in me kept calculating cost per person etc.
Didn’t seem quite worth it…!
Then I looked at other activities.
There was one for ‘Lata Berkoh’. Quite pricey leh.
RM180 per boat up to 4 pax. We have 2 here, so RM90 each.
But I googled and it seemed to be popular and a must-do.
Close my Cina eyes and just do it lah!
I thought it was worth it lor :)
The boat ride to Lata Berkoh (Berkoh Falls) was lovely and scenic. I can’t describe exactly how it felt, but it had a strong calming effect on me. It was more in touch with undisturbed nature than the jungle ‘trekking’ the day before. The boatman went through a few rapids which were more exciting than the rapid shooting ride we had on our second day. His navigational skill was very impressive.
We were often rewarded with scenes like these:
See a video of us on the boat going through rapids:
We reached the entrance to Lata Berkoh. There were already a few boats parked, indicating earlier visitors. To get to the waterfall, we had to get off the boat and walk about 1km through a very easy trail. No worries there except for leeches..! Damn I hate leeches!
But the view was worth it :)
Here’s a video of Lata Berkoh for a much clearer picture:
Apparently quite dangerous to swim there as the currents are very strong but still some visitors do (mostly non-Asians). Quite untouched as no boats are able to get past this point, actually they would have been stopped earlier down the river.
We stayed for about an hour, just chilling under the hot sun until there was nothing left to chill (err, hot sun? :P ) so we went back.
If you’re going to Taman Negara, I highly recommending a trip to Lata Berkoh. Bring food, have a picnic, whatever. It’s probably the last easiest activity that really feels back-to-nature, so to speak. Anymore than that, you’d have to hike to Gunung Tahan, heh.
Checked out of the hotel, decided to have lunch in Jerantut. Again didn’t really know what to eat in Jerantut but Joyce located a place selling chicken via Foursquare, ‘Ayamui’. Seemed to be popular!
Ayamui turned out to be Chinese people selling Malay-style roast chicken with Chinese-style condiments, such as braised eggs, tofu and gizzard. Not bad indeed, the homemade tofu was really good.
Love the view while driving back to KL.
Love you, Banjaran Titiwangsa :) Will do a road trip to see more of you soon.