2 Days 1 Night Kuala Sepetang Retreat
Kuala Sepetang is a fishing village along the Sepetang river in Perak, about a half-hour away from Taiping. The sleepy and peaceful village has been thriving on key industries for decades.
In our tour, we explore its long-lasting heritage through its famous charcoal factory, mangrove forests, rivers and seafood, with a side-trip to Taiping’s beloved coffee mill.
Our first stop in Perak is Antong Coffee Mill. It is the oldest coffee mill in Malaysia, operating since year 1933.
Upon arrival, you will be greeted by the aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, a perfect way to awaken your spirits for the day. Learn about the precise method of how local coffee beans are roasted under the right conditions, until the rich and distinct flavour of the “Antong” coffee is achieved. Sit by the mill’s cafe and enjoy their signature grilled coffee, or take it to-go for your next destination.
After a delicious seafood porridge lunch, we proceed to Kuala Sepetang’s Charcoal Factory.
The Kuala Sepetang Charcoal Factory has been operating since the 1930s. Learn all about how this environmentally friendly and long-lasting fuel is created from the rich resource of Mangrove wood. The factory has a high production rate and exports its charcoal to other countries.
Not only is charcoal environmentally-friendly, thanks to its detoxification properties, the refined version of charcoal finds more uses in modern and finer products, including oils, medicine, cosmetics, self-care products, and water purification.
Check-in at a boutique homestay resort which is situated right along the Sepetang river. Each room is uniquely designed with the romance of Sepetang’s key themes in mind. Rest awhile while watching the colourful boats glide along Sepetang River from your room window.
After a seafood dinner, witness the gentle lights of the fireflies on a river night cruise to finish the day.
We take a boat ride in the next morning for eagle feeding. Watch these majestic birds swoop down close to the lake to catch their meals. You may also spot the friendly Pink River Dolphin from your boat. It is one of rare species of pink dolphin in the world that has a habitat in fresh water.
Explore the various marine life at the fishing farm, including cute baby “fugu” pufferfish.
After lunch, we check out the sweet and succulent pomelos at a Pomelo Fruit Farm, before heading back to Kuala Lumpur.
Kuala Sepetang Day Tour (from Kuala Lumpur)
See here for details.
07:00 Meet at Berjaya Times Square, Kuala Lumpur
10:30 Taiping: Antong Coffee Mill
12:00 Lunch: Seafood Porridge
14:00 Kuala Sepetang: Charcoal Factory
15:00 Drop off to hotel, check-in & rest
18:00 Dinner: Seafood Cuisine
19:00 Night Tour: Firefly Cruise
Meet early in the morning at our designated meeting point in Kuala Lumpur. Depart by van or bus to first stop at Antong Coffee Mill (about 3 hours journey). Learn about how locally-sourced coffee beans are roasted under optimum conditions at this age-old factory, and enjoy a fresh brew at its reto-designed cafe.
Seafood porridge for lunch.
Start learning tour of Kuala Sepetang’s famous charcoal factory. Drop-off to hotel to rest and freshen up. Enjoy the view of Kuala Sepetang river from your boutique resort room. After dinner, watch the magical fireflies on a night river cruise.
[Breakfast on own]
08:45 Hotel Check-out
09:00 Morning Excursion:
Fish Farm, Eagle Feeding, Wild Animal Park, Fishing Village
12:00 Lunch at local restaurant
15:00 Tambun: Pomelo Fruit Farm Visit
16:00 Depart to Kuala Lumpur
19:00 Arrive at Kuala Lumpur, tour ends
Take breakfast at the boutique resort on own charges, then check out.
Start the morning with an excursion by boat. Visit a local fish farm, eagle feeding activity, a wild animal park and ride through the mangrove forest.
Before heading back to Kuala Lumpur, a quick stop to Tambun to try local pomeloes at a fruit farm. Arrive Kuala Lumpur in the evening.
Priority departure dates on Mondays through Thursdays.
Surcharge applies for departures on Fridays to Sundays, and public holidays.
For the Kuala Sepetang Day Tour, see here for details.
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