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The PERFECT Cameron Highlands Day Trip Itinerary in 2024!

Planning a Cameron Highlands one day trip? Worry not. As one of the most popular tourist destinations in Malaysia, numerous tourists flock to Cameron Highlands every year to see some of the country’s best tea plantations, hiking trails, and natural scenery.

However, with so many things to do in Cameron Highlands, planning a day trip is no easy task. After visiting Cameron Highlands ourselves, we knew we had to write a blog post on Cameron Highlands. Hopefully, this will help you plan your trip, inform you what to do in Cameron Highlands in 1 day, how to get around, and the best time to visit !

Tired of planning your own Cameron Highlands day trip? Check out this day tour from Kuala Lumpur!

Is A Day Trip To Cameron Highlands Enough?

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If you are planning a Cameron Highlands trip, you must wonder if one day in Cameron Highlands is enough . After all, there are tons of stunning Cameron Highlands attractions. Is one day really enough to enjoy them all?

The answer is… probably not .

From morning to night, Cameron Highlands is packed with fun activities. There are night markets, hiking trails, tea plantations, waterfalls , the list goes on and on. One day is simply not enough to fully experience Cameron Highlands.

Ideally, you would want to spend at least a weekend there. If you can only spend a day in Cameron Highlands, you will be able to see the main points of interest, but you will also miss quite a few!

If you are visiting just for a day, we recommend you take a tour to Cameron Highlands so you can get the most out of your time.

How To Get To Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

Located in the center of the Malay Peninsula, Cameron Highlands is reachable by many of the big cities of Malaysia. Below we will talk about how to get to Cameron Highlands from  Kuala Lumpur  (KL), Penang, and  Ipoh .

Getting From KL To Cameron Highlands

If you want to take a Cameron Highlands day trip from KL, you must be willing to get up early . About 200 kilometers apart, it takes about 3 hours to drive from Kuala Lumpur to Cameron Highlands .

Personally, we wouldn’t recommend you to spend just one day in Cameron Highlands if you are coming from KL because you will spend half the day sitting on your butt.

Besides renting a car / having a car and driving to Cameron Highlands, you can also take the bus. The KL to Cameron Highlands bus departs at  Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS) , and the journey takes about 3.5 hours.

If you get carsick easily, take a motion sickness pill. Though the journey is very scenic, it is also very windy.

Unfortunately, you cannot go from KL to Cameron Highlands by train. The train only takes you to Ipoh, where you would have to take a bus or drive to Cameron Highlands.

Due to the long commute, I recommend taking a tour from Kuala Lumpur to Cameron Highlands.

Getting From Ipoh To Cameron Highlands

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If you are going from Ipoh to Cameron Highlands, you can be a lot more flexible. The journey takes a little less than 2 hours , and renting a car or taking the bus are both viable options.

For anyone flying into the Cameron Highlands airport, you are actually going into the Ipoh Airport, because it is the closest airport to Cameron Highlands.

If you are taking the  bus from Ipoh to Cameron Highlands , you will have to get it from the Terminal Amanjaya . It is located 20-30 minutes away from Ipoh center, so plan accordingly. The bus journey takes about 2 hours and you are dropped off at Tanah Rata, one of the two main towns in Cameron Highlands.

The bus schedule is as follows: 8 AM, 10 AM, 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, 3 PM, 5 PM, and 6:30 PM.  This schedule changes occasionally, so it is best to reserve your ticket online before or buy your ticket at the terminal a day before.

If you are taking a taking day trip from Ipoh to Cameron Highlands, chances are you will want to take the 8 AM bus.

Getting From Penang To Cameron Highlands

Taking a day trip from Penang to Cameron Highlands is similar to taking one from Kuala Lumpur, it takes about 3 hours driving to get there. You must wake up early to avoid rush hour, otherwise it might take longer than you expect.

If driving is not an option, buses from Penang to Cameron Highlands depart at Sungai Nibong Bus Terminal daily. Frequently, there is only one bus that leaves in the AM, making your one-day trip to Cameron Highlands much more difficult.

The other option is to drive there. Having your own transportation in Cameron Highlands will be very useful.

Cameron Highlands Day Trip Itinerary

Above is an interactive map that outlines the stops on our itinerary. Make sure you take a look before visiting Cameron Highlands!

Quick summary of the morning activities in CH:

  • Boh Tea Centre
  • EE Feng Gu Bee Farm

Aim to arrive in Cameron Highlands as early as possible, ideally before 9 AM.

The first stop of your 1-day Cameron Highlands itinerary is the renowned  BOH Tea Centre . (Don’t get this confused with BOH Tea Plantation, which is another destination in Cameron Highlands)

Due to the moderate weather, consistent rainfall, and rich soil, the tea produced from Cameron Highlands is some of the finest tea you will find in the world.

At BOH Tea Centre, you can marvel at the acres of undisturbed tea plantations with the perfect cup of tea in hand. The tea plants stretch for miles, r unning up and down the lush hills of Cameron Highlands.

The vibrant blue sky harmonizes with the rich green, and it reminds us of the beautiful paddy fields in  Sekinchan .

If you have not had breakfast yet, their cafe serves light snacks that will keep your energy up for now.

BOH-Tea-Plantation Cameron Highlands

When you are done enjoying the incredible views at their cafe, take a free guided tour of their tea processing facility . Here you will see every step of the procedure and every machinery used to create this tasty delicacy.

The free guided tours take place every 30 minutes, and you can register for them when you arrive at BOH Tea Centre.

Before you leave, make sure you check out the BOH Tea Shop , the perfect place to purchase BOH’s tea to take home!

BOH Tea Centre is one of the most crowded places in Cameron Highlands. We highly recommend you to arrive early and leave before the crowd comes.

  • Admission Fee for BOH Tea Centre: Free

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After you have finished visiting BOH Tea Centre, it is time to move on to the next attraction on the itinerary, the  Ee Feng Gu Bee Farm .

Featuring a small garden in the rear, visitors can observe the honey bees in action . After strolling through the garden, make a stop at their multi-level souvenir shop. Featuring cheap and locally-made honey, don’t forget to grab some on your way out!  Honey has many known health benefits!

  • Admission Fee for Ee Feng Gu Bee Farm: Free

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Quick summary of the afternoon activities in CH:

  • Pasar Pagi Kea Farmers’ Market
  • Lord’s Cafe for afternoon tea
  • Big Red Strawberry Farm

After a visit to the Ee Feng Gu Bee Farm, the next stop is the  Pasar Pagi Kea Farm (Farmers’ Market) .

At first sight, this crowded farmers’ market in Cameron Highlands might look like a tourist trap. However, if you do a little bit of observing and investigating, you will notice both tourists and locals shop here.

The market is only one street long , but stalls inundate the sides of the street like the rainy season in Malaysia.

The farmers’ market mainly sells fresh produce from the region, but you will also find souvenir shops and a fair share of street food . It is also one of the best places to catch a glimpse of a local’s daily life.

If you have been following this Cameron Highlands one day itinerary, you probably have not eaten yet. Time to stuff yourself with some street food!

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Chances are you the street food at the farmer’s market is just a Band-Aid on a bullet wound. If you are like us and love to eat all the time, you might still be hungry after the street food.

If that is the case, it is time to head into Tanah Rata !

Modeled after a traditional British village, Tanah Rata is a quaint walkable town in Cameron Highlands. Known for its easy accessibility, good food, and affordable accommodation, Tanah Rata is the best place to stay in Cameron Highlands.

Here in Tanah Rata, you will find your afternoon tea (or second meal).

Being an ex-British colony, Malaysia still has many traces of British traditions. In the Lord’s Cafe in Tanah Rata, you will find delicious British scones, pies, cakes , and other dishes. Their strawberry scones are known to be mouth-wateringly delicious.

After a delicious second meal at the Lord’s Cafe, it is time for one of Cameron Highlands’ best attractions, the Big Red Strawberry Farm .

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Not only is Cameron Highlands climate perfect for cultivating tea, but it is also the ideal location for growing strawberries . Throughout Cameron Highlands, there are numerous amount of strawberry farms, but the one you must visit is the  Big Red Strawberry Farm .

The Big Red Strawberry Farm is exactly what the name suggests, a big strawberry farm. Visitors can stroll down its hydroponic environment and check out the strawberries growing in action. When they first start growing, the strawberries are as tiny as a peanut , an occurrence we usually don’t get to see.

Besides strawberries, the farm also grows a variety of other produce such as vegetables and flowers. They also have an on-site cafe serving food made with ingredients from the farm. The strawberry sundae is one that you have to try!

If you are visiting Cameron Highlands, chances are you would like to do some strawberry picking. At Big Red Strawberry Farm, the price for strawberry picking is 60 RM per 1 kg. If you are traveling to Cameron Highlands with kids, this is a must-do activity. 

Before you visit, give the farm a call to make sure strawberry picking is available. Though the strawberry-picking season is from May to August , it is best to confirm with the property!

  • Admission Fee to Big Red Strawberry Farm: Free

Big-Red-Strawberry-Farm

Quick summary of the evening activities in CH:

  • Golden Hills Weekend Night Market (only available on weekends)
  • Mossy Forest (optional)
  • Mount Brinchang for sunset (optional)

At this point, you are probably exhausted from your Cameron Highlands trip. While there are still many things to do in Cameron Highlands, you have seen the best.

If you have extra time, I would recommend that you visit the Mossy Forest and Mount Brinchang for sunset , though it is a bit of effort to get to both. (We will talk about these two attractions down below.)

If you are visiting Cameron Highlands on the weekend , then you are in luck. The Cameron Highlands Night Market, also known as the  Golden Hills Weekend Night Market , is happening!

The Golden Hills Weekend Night Market is the best thing to do in Cameron Highlands at night. If you thought the street food at the farmers’ market was intense, then you need to see the Golden Hills Weekend Night Market.

You can find extremely affordable meals here, great souvenirs , and lots of sweaty people . Golden Hills Weekend Night Market does not understand the concept of personal space! It surely didn’t stop us from getting a 4 RM meal here though.

If you have been to  Jalan Alor  in Kuala Lumpur, this night market is about half the size but twice the hecticness. Skewers, nasi lemak ( the national food of Malaysia ), nasi goreng (fried rice), mie goreng (fried noodles), fried vegetables, desserts, there is definitely more food than you can handle!

Don’t worry about giving everything a try though because the food there is so affordable.

Though advertised as a night market, the market is open as early as 5 PM. Don’t miss it before you leave Cameron Highlands (if you are here on a weekend).

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Additional Things To Do In Cameron Highlands

If you have extra time on your day Cameron Highlands one day trip, consider some of the additional things to do down below. Similarly, if you have more than one day in Cameron Highlands, you could take a  day trip to Ipoh  and check out some of the  cave temples around Ipoh .

1. Hiking in Cameron Highlands

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The moderate climate and stunning views make hiking one of the most popular activities in Cameron Highlands.

There are a total of 14 hiking trails in Cameron Highlands, and each of them is conveniently numbered. Not all trails are created equal, and others such as Trail 9 is known to be overgrown and dangerous.

Personally, I would recommend Trail 10 combined with Trail 6 as the trail allows you to walk through some of the local farms and stunning tea plantations.

💪 Pro Tip: Make sure you install the mobile app maps.me before hiking and use their offline maps to avoid getting lost!

The trailhead starts right outside the town of Tanah Rata, so it is still accessible if you don’t have your own vehicle. The hike takes about 3.5 hours to complete. Just keep in mind you finish at Cameron Valley Tea House and you would need to take a taxi back to town!

Another popular trail in Cameron Highlands is Trail No.1 . Trail No.1 is a 3-hour hike that takes you up to the peak of Mount Brinchang , the second highest peak in Cameron Highlands.

The views from Mount Brinchang are said to be some of the best in Cameron Highlands, as you get a panoramic view of the lushness Cameron Highlands is known for.

If you enjoy hiking, you must check out Mount Kinabalu, Malaysia’s highest mountain, in  Sabah !

2. Visit Mount Brinchang

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As we have mentioned above, Mount Brinchang is the second tallest mountain in Cameron Highlands and offers unparalleled views of the surrounding area. Luckily for you, hiking is not the only way to get there. 

Travelers can also take a taxi or drive up to Mount Brinchang. Because of the constant rain that Cameron Highlands receives, the road is not exactly in the best condition. To make matters worse, parts of the road are so narrow that only one car can fit through at once.

Many tour operators might even tell you it is impossible to reach without a 4×4. However, that is just not true. If you have a regular automobile, you will get there without a problem. If you have a motorcycle, it’s not impossible, but just a little tricky.

Is it worth the effort? Definitely YES!

3. Check out the Mossy Forest

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Due to the elevation of Cameron Highlands, low-level clouds constantly cover the area with mist and moisture. The result? A perfect environment for mosses ferns, lichens, and other plants to grow .

In fact, such a phenomenon has created one of the most interesting places in Cameron Highlands, the Mossy Forest.

Mossy Forest is located a short drive from Brinchang on the same narrow road. If you visit the Mossy Forest, you should also see Mount Brinchang and vice versa.

The entrance cost to the Mossy Forest is 30 RM for foreigners and 10 RM for locals. Once you are inside the Mossy Forest, you are limited to a ~250-meter boardwalk. Some travelers say the price is too steep for such a short visit. Whether or not the price is justified is up to you! 

Getting Around Cameron Highlands

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One thing travelers must be aware of is how difficult it is to get around Cameron Highlands . Without your own vehicle, the only way to get from one attraction to another is by taxi. Some of these attractions are located very far apart from each other, so be prepared to spend quite a bit of money.

Taxis can be found at the  Tanah Rata Bus Terminal , the location where your bus will drop you off if you are taking a bus. If you are planning to visit a ton of places in Cameron Highlands at once, try to rent a taxi by the hour. As always, don’t forget to negotiate! 

If you are able to drive a scooter legally in Malaysia, renting a scooter in Cameron Highlands could be an option for you. There are several scooter rental places in Tanah Rata, and they are much more flexible than taking a taxi.

Half-day tours can also be found in many of the kiosks along the streets of Tanah Rata. If you only have 1 day in Cameron Highlands and would like to see as much as possible, taking a tour might not be a bad idea. 

Best Time To Visit Cameron Highlands

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When considering when is the best time to visit Cameron Highlands, you must think about what you are trying to accomplish .

Are you planning on doing some hiking in Cameron Highlands? Picking strawberries? Or do you just want to stay away from the crowd? 

For hiking , you will want to pick the months that rain the least. Months like January, February, June, and July are the best months for hiking in Cameron Highlands because it rains less frequently.

However, June and July are months of summer vacation, so you will see huge crowds and tons of traffic. The months of October and November are known to be the peak of the rainy season.

If you want to go strawberry picking , May to August is considered the strawberry-picking season. Just remember to check with the strawberry farm because there could be minor discrepancies. 

Temperature-wise , it is moderate all year round, though in the winter months (especially January and February) you might see some snow!

Where To Stay In Cameron Highlands

Staying more than 1 day in Cameron Highlands is not a bad idea, as there are so many activities to do. If you are planning to stay for a weekend or longer, here are some of our recommendations on where to stay!

Our Favorite Hotel in Cameron Highlands –  Century Pines Cameron Highlands Resort

Where to Stay in Cameron Highlands Hotel

There is no better hotel in Cameron Highlands than the Century Pines Cameron Highlands Resort. Arguably one of the most luxurious hotels in CH, this resort offers guests a sublime experience.

Nestled in nature, guests can enjoy the serenity as they enjoy their free breakfast or work out at the gym. The decor is the perfect combination of modern and cozy, and the rooms are spacious and comfortable.

Best Budget Hotel In CH –  Father’s Guest House

Where To Stay in Cameron Highlands

If you are looking for a cheap place to stay in Cameron Highlands, then Father’s Guesthouse is ideal for you. This no-fuzz private room features all the necessities such as an en-suite bathroom, hot water and complimentary tea and coffee. Guests will find a great night’s sleep on their double beds!

Visiting Cameron Highlands FAQs

Is cameron highlands worth visiting.

Cameron Highlands is one of the most unique places in Malaysia. Its high elevation leads to a mild climate all year round, which is a breath of relief from Malaysia’s hot weather. Thanks to this, Cameron Highlands has tons of beautiful tea plantations and natural wonders for visitors to explore. Cameron Highlands is definitely worth visiting!

Is It Better To Stay In Tanah Rata or Brinchang?

Generally speaking. Tanah Rata is the better place to stay as there are more facilities for tourists. Visitors will find more tour companies, restaurants, cafes, and a very walkable town in Tanah Rata.

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This concludes our guide to a day trip to Cameron Highlands, Malaysia. We hope it has given you a rough idea of how to plan your Cameron Highlands itinerary!  Any questions? Let us know in the comments!

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Cameron Highlands Day Tour: Everything You Need to Know!

Posted on Last updated: March 25, 2024

Looking for help to plan your perfect Cameron Highlands day tour? You’ve come to the right place!

In this article I have outlined everything you need to know about spending one day in Cameron Highlands. Including the top attractions to visit, how to get there, the best tours and more.

Located high in the Malaysian hills, Cameron Highlands is one of the most popular destinations in Malaysia. It’s famous for its tea plantations, hiking trails and cooler climate.

So what are you waiting for? Let’s dive in, and start planning the perfect Cameron Highlands day tour for you!

  • 1 About Cameron Highlands
  • 2.1 How to get to Cameron Highlands from Kuala Lumpur
  • 2.2 How to get to Cameron Highlands from Georgetown
  • 2.3 How to get to Cameron Highlands from Ipoh
  • 3.1 Enjoy the views over the tea plantations
  • 3.2 Have tea at Boh Tea Centre
  • 3.3 Hike in the Mossy Forest
  • 3.4 Visit the Butterfly Farm
  • 3.5 Eat fresh strawberries at the Strawberry Farm
  • 3.6 Visit a Local Market
  • 3.7 Learn about local history at the Time Tunnel Museum
  • 3.8 Visit Sam Poh Temple
  • 3.9 Swim in a waterfall
  • 4 Best Cameron Highlands day tours
  • 5 How many days do you need in Cameron Highlands?
  • 6.1 In Cameron Highlands
  • 6.2 In Kuala Lumpur
  • 6.3 In Ipoh
  • 7 What to pack for a day trip to Cameron Highlands 
  • 8 Do you need travel insurance for Cameron Highlands?

Enjoying our Cameron Highlands private day tour

Enjoying our Cameron Highlands private day tour

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Best tours in Cameron Highlands

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Best hotels in Cameron Highlands

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Mid-range: Hotel De’ La Ferns

Luxury: The Lakehouse Cameron Highlands

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About Cameron Highlands

Located 200 kilometres to the north of Kuala Lumpur, the Cameron Highlands is a vast, hilly region famed for its tea plantations and cool climate.

With the area developed in the late 1920s – and the road opened in 1931 – the Cameron Highlands became a favourite of British colonial settlers in the 1930s, who came here to enjoy some relief from the sweltering temperatures elsewhere in the country.

The land was ideal for growing fresh vegetables and tea, but there were also many colonial buildings – a golf course, cottages, schools, a police office and administrative buildings.

So if you’re wondering what to do in Cameron Highlands in one day, there’s plenty!

Enjoying the views over the tea plantations from Boh Tea Centre in Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

Enjoying the views over the tea plantations from Boh Tea Centre in Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

The jeep we did our private day tour of Cameron Highlands with

The jeep we did our private day tour of Cameron Highlands with

How to get to Cameron Highlands

Today the hill station is the highest point in mainland Malaysia that you can get to by car. There is no airport or trains that service the area, so you’ll either have to rent a car and drive yourself, go with a driver or catch the public bus.

The main cities people travel to Cameron Highlands from are…

How to get to Cameron Highlands from Kuala Lumpur

Taking a day trip from Cameron Highlands day trip from Kuala Lumpur is possible, but you’d be pushing it slightly.

The journey takes 3 hours 40 minutes to drive, while by public transport (bus) the journey can range between 4 and 6 hours (costing between RM 30-40).

Many people opt to take a day tour from KL , but personally I find this means spending the majority of your day travelling, and not enough enjoying the beauties of Cameron Highlands.

Check out prices & availability for a KL to Cameron Highlands day tour here , or click here to book the bus from KL to Cameron Highlands !

Hiking along the wooden boardwalk of the Mossy Forest in Cameron Highlands, Malaysia - one of my favourite activities we did during our day tour to Cameron Highlands

Hiking along the wooden boardwalk of the Mossy Forest in Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

How to get to Cameron Highlands from Georgetown

It’s around a 4-hour drive from Georgetown to Cameron Highlands. By bus, this is somewhere between 4.5 and 5 hours instead (the entrance fee is around RM 35-55).

Click here to book your transfer from Georgetown to Cameron Highlands!

How to get to Cameron Highlands from Ipoh

If you happen to be based in Ipoh , then a day trip to Cameron Highlands from here is much more doable. The 90-kilometre drive from Ipoh only takes around 2 hours.

By bus from Ipoh to Cameron Highlands it’s around 2 hours too, and costs RM 25-30. You can either book yourself onto a private Ipoh to Cameron Highlands day tour , or just book public buses and do your own thing.

Check out prices & availability for a Ipoh to Cameron Highlands day tour here , or click here to book your transfer from Ipoh to Cameron Highlands !

Enjoying the views over the tea plantations from Boh Tea Centre in Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

Can you spot the leaf insect?

Cameron Highlands 1-Day Itinerary

There’s a lot to mark out on your Cameron Highlands tourist map! 

If you join a Cameron Highlands full-day tour, these are the highlights included in the standard tour. If you’re visiting independently, these are the highlights that you shouldn’t miss on a trip to this lush, green slice of upland Malaysia.

Enjoy the views over the tea plantations

The first stop for most Cameron Highlands tours will be to explore a selection of tea plantations. Boh is the most famous, but there are also other tea plantations you can visit.

For example there’s also Bharat Tea Plantations, which is where you’ll find the perfectly located Cameron Valley Tea House 1 and 2 – the views from here are amazing.

Fairlie Tea Plantation is another good option, which offers tours and a place to sample tea on a beautiful backdrop.

All in all, the tea plantations in the Cameron Highlands make for a pretty place for a walk, enjoy the views and to take some pictures.

Unique views over the tea plantations of Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

Unique views over the tea plantations of Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

My friend Arianna enjoying the views over the tea plantations in Cameron Highlands, Malaysia - a must-see on every day trip to Cameron Highlands

My friend Arianna enjoying the views over the tea plantations in Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

Have tea at Boh Tea Centre

The Boh Tea Centre is an ideal stop for tea lovers, and the most common stop on most tours. This beautifully located plantation offers a glimpse into not just the tea industry, but the history of the Cameron Highlands as a whole.  

Located 5,000 feet above sea level, the conditions here – low temperatures, high rainfall, and acidic soil – make it ideal for tea growing.

You can spend time here wandering the tea garden, taking a peek inside the factory and enjoying the views over the plantations while you sip tea and have a bite to eat.

Plus it’s a great place to pick up souvenirs. Where better place to buy tea than straight from the source?

Enjoying tea and a snack from Boh Tea Centre in Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

Enjoying tea and a snack from Boh Tea Centre in Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

Hike in the Mossy Forest

Cameron Highlands is home to some prime highland forest, where tree ferns grow and moss hangs from old branches of ancient trees.

The mist and cool temperatures create the ideal environment for lichens, ferns, moss and orchids to grow. Interesting wildlife makes their home here, from snakes and frogs to various bird species and mammals.

Exploring the wondrous realm of this particular stretch of forest – dubbed Mossy Forest – has been made easy thanks to a boardwalk that has been constructed to wind through the trees.

The boardwalk stretches from the entrance out into the Mossy Forest, does a little loop at the end and then joins back with the same initial trail.

The whole walk takes around 30 minutes to 1 hour tops, and is a great way to get up close to this beautiful nature, but still walking in relative comfort on the boardwalk.

Hiking along the wooden boardwalk of the Mossy Forest in Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

The unique trees of the Mossy Forest in Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

Visit the Butterfly Farm

Definitely on the Cameron Highlands attractions map is the popular Butterfly Farm. Comprising part of the Kea Farm, this is one of the oldest attractions in the region.

Set in a greenhouse, the Butterfly Farm occupies a sloping hillside and is filled not only with butterflies but other insects and animals too.  These include s nakes, leaf insects, huge beetles, and other animals and insects indigenous to Malaysia.

It’s open daily 8:30AM to 6PM. The entrance ticket usually isn’t included in your Cameron Highlands tour package, you have to pay it on the spot but admission is only RM 7.

Seeing beautiful butterflies at the Butterfly Farm in Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

Seeing beautiful butterflies at the Butterfly Farm in Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

Exploring the Butterfly Farm in Cameron Highlands, Malaysia - one of the highlights of every Cameron Highlands day tour

Exploring the Butterfly Farm in Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

Eat fresh strawberries at the Strawberry Farm

With more than one strawberry farm to its name, finding somewhere to pick fresh strawberries in the Cameron Highlands is relatively easy.

It’s the centre of Malaysian strawberry production, after all, with the cold climate providing good growing conditions for the sweet fruit.  

One spot is Kok Lim Strawberry Farm (open 9AM to 5PM, it costs RM 30 to pick 500 grams of strawberries yourself). 

Personally we didn’t pick strawberries, we just visited the Strawberry Farm and purchased some strawberry products from the shop. It was a bit of an odd stop on the tour, but still pretty interesting.

Visiting a strawberry farm in Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

Visiting a strawberry farm in Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

Visiting a strawberry farm in Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

Visit a Local Market

A day trip to Cameron Highlands wouldn’t be complete without a trip to a colourful local market. The Pasar Pagi Kea Farm market is one of the biggest, while Raju Hill Strawberry Farm also has a decent vegetable market.

Here you can find all sorts of fruit and vegetables, as well as souvenirs. It’s a great place to learn about local culture. Here at night? Don’t miss Brinchang Night Market for edible delights.

Learn about local history at the Time Tunnel Museum

The Time Tunnel Museum is a must-visit museum that works as a time capsule filled with nostalgic memorabilia from Brinchang’s post-war past.

Think old TVs, barber chairs, children’s toys, and a recreation of a retro kopi tiam (traditional Malaysian eatery), among other things.

It’s the local museum in Cameron Highlands, and it’s a pretty interesting place to visit to learn about local history. It doesn’t go into a huge amount of detail, focusing more on showcasing memorabilia, but it’s still interesting.

Visiting a local market in Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

Visiting a local market in Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

Exploring the Time Tunnel Museum in Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

Exploring the Time Tunnel Museum in Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

Visit Sam Poh Temple

One interesting place at Cameron Highlands you should pay a visit to is Sam Poh Temple, a Chinese Buddhist temple that makes for a colourful stop to explore and snap pictures.

It’s a simple temple, but peaceful enough to make it worth visiting. It was the final stop of our Cameron Highlands day tour.

When you compare to other temples in Malaysia, like Batu Caves or Thean Hou Temple in Kuala Lumpur, Sam Poh isn’t as amazing, but it’s still an interesting cultural stop on an otherwise very nature focused tour.

Visiting Sam Poh Temple in Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

Visiting Sam Poh Temple in Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

Visiting Sam Poh Temple in Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

Swim in a waterfall

Our tour didn’t include a waterfall stop, but they do usually feature on most Cameron Highlands day tours. Thanks to the hills and wet conditions, there are several waterfalls to check out.

One is Lata Iskandar Waterfall, which is a picturesque spot where you can dip your feet in the pool, and pick up a snack from a nearby vendor if you’re hungry.  

There’s also the scenic and sizeable Robinson Falls, which features a 10-minute hike along a trail (not well marked) to get to it.

The waterfalls in Cameron Highlands might not be as impressive as Seven Wells Waterfalls in Langkawi, but they’re still very pretty.

Lata Iskandar, a beautiful waterfall on the way to Cameron Highlands from Kuala Lumpur

Lata Iskandar, a beautiful waterfall on the way to Cameron Highlands from Kuala Lumpur

Best Cameron Highlands day tours

From Kuala Lumpur: Cameron Highlands Day Tour with Lunch

This Cameron Highlands day trip from KL is a shared tour. It includes pick-up and drop-off at your hotel, a visit to a tea plantation, the Butterfly Garden and a trip to a waterfall, as well as a stop at markets and a strawberry farm.

Local lunch at a Cameron Highlands restaurant is included in the price. It’s the classic Cameron Highlands day tour from Kuala Lumpur.

There are long transfer times, but it’s perfect for those who don’t have long in Malaysia and want to visit on a day trip.

Click here to book your Cameron Highlands group day tour from Kuala Lumpur!

Hiking along the wooden boardwalk of the Mossy Forest in Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

Two snakes we saw at the Butterfly Farm in Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

See the highlights of Cameron Highlands on this one-day trip. It’s a 12-hour private tour that begins with a pick-up at your accommodation in Kuala Lumpur, after which you’ll be whisked to the captivating landscapes of the highlands.  

You’ll see waterfalls, tea plantations, and traditional crafts, and stop for lunch at a local restaurant (included in the price), before heading to the Butterfly Farms.  

Being a private tour, you can tweak the itinerary to visit the stops that you’re most interested in.

Click here to book your private day tour to Cameron Highlands from Kuala Lumpur!

Enjoying the views over the tea plantations from Boh Tea Centre in Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

Exploring the stunning nature of the Mossy Forest in Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

This private overnight tour allows you to see all the tourist attractions in Cameron Highlands without being rushed. Taking place over 2 days and 1 night, you’ll leave the busy city behind on an adventure into the highlands.  

Getting around via a 4×4, highlights include the Mossy Forest, the famous Boh Tea Plantation, and markets. Being private, you can edit or tweak the tour depending on what you want to do.

This Cameron Highlands day tour package is a great option for those who have enough time to spend at least one night in Cameron Highlands, but don’t want to worry about having to arrange their hotel stay.

Click here to book your private overnight tour to Cameron Highlands!

Steamboat - a traditional dish from the Cameron Highlands area in Malaysia

Steamboat – a traditional dish from the Cameron Highlands area in Malaysia

Cameron Highland Best Tour from Ipoh (Private Day Trip)

This tour starts from Ipoh, meaning shorter travel time than from KL. It’s another private day trip , meaning you can personalise the tour depending on what you want to do.

Stop options include the Kea Farm Market, the Bharat Tea Plantation and Boh Tea Centre, amongst others.

Click here to book your private day trip to Cameron Highlands from Ipoh!

Unique views over the tea plantations of Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

This Cameron Highlands half-day tour starts directly in the highlands themselves.

This is ideal for those who are staying here for a night or two independently, as you’ll get to tick off the highlights without having to worry about long travel times.

Pick your own strawberries, sample tea, visit a tea plantation, do a factory tour and walk amongst the trails of the Mossy Forest, amongst other things.

Click here to book your half day tour starting in Cameron Highlands!

Enjoying tea and a snack from Boh Tea Centre in Cameron Highlands, Malaysia - one of the highlights of our Cameron Highlands day tour

How many days do you need in Cameron Highlands?

Despite the distance between the two, there are day trips available from Kuala Lumpur to Cameron Highlands .

These day trips allow you to see the main sights of the area in a whirlwind tour that means you won’t have to worry about getting to and from the highlands yourself.

However, as it’s quite a long drive from KL, I really would suggest spending at least 1 night in Cameron Highlands. This will give you more time to explore at a leisurely pace.

Once you’re there you can then do a full day tour starting directly from Cameron Highlands, maybe even staying another night before heading back. This is what we did as part of our wider Malaysia itinerary, and it worked well for us.

We spent the morning in Kuala Lumpur , arrived in Cameron Highlands in the afternoon, spent the next day doing a full-day tour of Cameron Highlands, and then left the next day (total 2 nights in Cameron Highlands).

It ultimately depends on how much time you have in Malaysia and what else you want to see, but I personally think one night in Cameron Highlands is the bare minimum to avoid spending hours in a minivan or bus.

Exploring the stunning nature of the Mossy Forest in Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

Where to stay for your Cameron Highlands day tour

As I already mentioned, I recommend spending at least one night in Cameron Highlands, if not two, as it means you’ll be able to do a full-day tour without excessively long transfers.

That said, I know many travellers choose to visit on a day trip from Kuala Lumpur or Ipoh. Which is why I listed below some great places to stay in each city.

In Cameron Highlands

Budget: Sleepbox Hotel   – This hostel is a great option for budget travellers as it has spacious dorms, fun common areas, and great reviews.

Click here to book your stay at Sleepbox Hotel in Cameron Highlands!

Mid-range: Hotel De’ La Ferns – If you want something a bit more high end, but without breaking the bank, this English-vibe inspired hotel is a great option as it has spacious and clean rooms, and a delicious breakfast buffet.

Check out prices & availability at Hotel De’ La Ferns in Cameron Highlands!

Luxury: The Lakehouse Cameron Highlands – If you want to treat yourself, this is the place to do so. This charming country house inspired by English heritage is exquisitely furnished, with spacious outdoors areas.

Click here to book your stay at The Lakehouse Cameron Highlands!

The town centre in Brinchang in Cameron Highlands

The town centre in Brinchang in Cameron Highlands

In Kuala Lumpur

Budget – Chinatown Hostel by Mingle :  Located in Chinatown, this cool hostel is the place to be if you’re on a budget. From here, you can easily stroll to the night markets and main attractions of Kuala Lumpur. It also has a cool rooftop terrace to meet fellow travellers.

Click here to book your stay at Chinatown Hostel by Mingle in Kuala Lumpur!

Mid-range – ibis Kuala Lumpur City Centre :  This branch of the international chain Ibis is located right in the middle of KL. It’s modern and polished, with comfortable rooms equipped with all the amenities you’ll need.  

Click here to see prices & availability at ibis KLCC!

Luxury – Ascott Star KLCC :  Treat yourself to an incredible stay at this high-end gem. Rooms come in a range of sizes and include private kitchenettes, as well as incredible views of Petronas Towers.

Don’t miss out, click here to book your stay at Ascott Star KLCC!

Going for a swim in the rooftop pool of our accommodation in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Going for a swim in the rooftop pool of our accommodation in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Budget: The Brownstone Hostel & Space – Located close to the centre of Ipoh, this hostel is great for budget travellers, as it has cool common areas, spacious dorms and also private rooms available.

Click here to book your stay at The Brownstone Hostel & Space in Ipoh!

Mid-range: Ipoh City Executive Suite – This apartment is spacious, modern and has a rooftop infinity pool with epic views over Ipoh, all for an affordable price. What more do you need?

Click here to book your stay at Ipoh City Executive Suite!

Luxury: Banjaran Hotsprings Resort – Tucked away into the hills, this resort is a gem and great place to treat yourself. Imagine private pool villas, massages, cave restaurants and beautiful views!

Check out prices & availability at Banjaran Hotsprings Resort in Ipoh!

Exploring Concubine Lane in Ipoh, Malaysia

Exploring Concubine Lane in Ipoh, Malaysia

What to pack for a day trip to Cameron Highlands 

Cameron Highlands can have a very variable weather, so it’s important to pack accordingly.

Waterproof jacket – even if you’re visiting in dry season, you will need one of these! We even went as far as rain ponchos , as it was just too rainy when we were there.

Adapter – depending on where you come from you might need one of these to charge your electronics. I like to use an international one so that it can work for multiple destinations.

Power bank – if you’re out and about all day you don’t want your phone to die on you just as you’re about to snap a great photo of the beautiful temples in Kuala Lumpur!

Waterproof shoes – if it ends up raining, you don’t want to get your feet wet! It’s also a good idea to pack flip-flops or a change of shoes, that way you can get out of your wet shoes at the end of the day.

Admiring

Admiring “Children on a swing”, one of the famous street art pieces in Georgetown, Malaysia

Do you need travel insurance for Cameron Highlands?

After my personal experience spending two nights in a private hospital in Tenerife, and having to pay for it out of pocket (it wasn’t cheap), I always recommend getting travel insurance .

You might not end up needing it, but for a small fee you can travel without worries. Personally, I suggest getting your travel insurance with  Heymondo .

Heymondo offers tailor made travel insurance, providing the best value for money for your specific trip. You can also buy it once you’re already abroad and have forgotten about it before flying (which, if you’re anything like me, is quite likely).

Besides the usual cancellation, medical expenses, luggage coverage and general travel insurance services, Heymondo also has a 24/7 doctor chat and instant assistance through their app.

Plus, as a Greta’s Travels reader, you get 5% off your Heymondo travel insurance !

Click here to get your 5% off Heymondo travel insurance!

Enjoying the views over the tea plantations from Boh Tea Centre in Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

Final thoughts on doing a day tour to Cameron Highlands

That’s a wrap on the ultimate Cameron Highlands day tour guide! Have you been to Cameron Highlands before? How did you find it? Let me know in the comments below!

Cameron Highlands is the perfect place to escape the humid tropical climate of the lowlands. You will have the best time here, exploring tea plantations, verdant forests, flowing waterfalls and unique viewpoints.

From here many travellers continue onwards to Taman Negara, a famous tropical rainforest, but personally we chose to travel on to Ipoh, Georgetown and Langkawi .

There are different towns in the Cameron Highlands areas, all with their own charm.

I hope you found my Cameron Highlands day tour guide useful! If you have any questions, just let me know in the comments below.

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Photo collage of tea plantations, a waterfall, the Mossy Forest and a group of friends outside a jeep with text overlay saying

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Cameron Highlands Itinerary – How To Make The Most Of Your Trip

Cameron Highlands Trip Itinerary

What should you know before planning a trip to Cameron Highlands?

Whether you’ve only got one day or 3 days to spare, having an itinerary to fall on will benefit you in more ways than one. Take it from us as we’ve been to Cameron Highlands countless times.

Read this post if you want to know when to go, how to go and where to stay. As well as how long to stay! And it doesn’t hurt to have some handy travel tips in your arsenal before you go.

Main Highlights Of Visiting Cameron Highlands

When you’re in Cameron Highlands, there’s  no need to rush  from one attraction to the next!

The point of it all is to take your time and appreciate the natural beauty around you!

View Of Boh Sungai Palas Tea Plantation Before The Entering The Plantation

  • Visit a Cameron Highlands tea plantation
  • Pick strawberries at a strawberry farm
  • Stroll through Lavender Garden (we do prefer the newer attractions like Agro Market over this one)
  • Visit a local market like Brinchang Night Market or Kea Farm Market
  • Admire how big flowers get in a  rose garden

Large Rose At O&R Garden

  • See plenty of cacti – maybe buy a couple
  • Enjoy British cream tea at a colonial-style tea house
  • Do some hiking (e.g. mossy forest, Gunung Brinchang, Robinson Falls, Gunung Jasar etc)
  • Have a steamboat meal

Dual Soup Base And Ingredients (Set A With 2 Add Ons) At C Buddys Steamboat

And if you run out of things to do in Cameron Highlands , don’t fret! There’s more that we did not cover in this post!

Our Suggested Cameron Highlands Itineraries

Unless you plan to do some serious hiking or visit Brinchang Night Market :

You can cover most of the main highlights in Cameron Highlands in one day! Provided that the weather behaves, and that traffic is not too crazy.

Cameron Highlands Golden Hills Weekend Night Market On A Rainy Day

The peak time for most attractions seems to be 10am to 12pm. At the same time, you should avoid passing back and forth through Kea Farm to save yourself the trouble of getting through the traffic again.

It really pays to plan your route carefully before starting on your journey. Check Waze too before you begin your journey. You never know when a tree or landslide is holding up the traffic!

Classic Itinerary (Great For Families Too)

This is a  classic  itinerary for  first timers  to Cameron Highlands! The order in which you see these attractions depends on your priority and how much you detest being stuck in traffic.

This itinerary assumes that you are making a day trip from Ipoh.

BOH Sungai Palas Tea Centre Has Hilltop Views

  • Have an early morning local breakfast at a kopitiam or dim sum restaurant in Ipoh
  • Head up to Cameron Highlands ( ~2 hours with light traffic)
  • Stretch your legs at Sungai Palas BOH tea plantation (closed on Mondays) – we recommend having brunch here – their nasi lemak is good.
  • Stop by the  Kea Farm Market ; Visit the Sheep Sanctuary if you don’t see a long queue at the ticket counter

A Shorn Sheep At The Sheep Sanctuary In Cameron Highlands

  • Visit Agro Market (you can replace this with Lavender Garden, but we think Agro Market is better)
  • Lunch at Delicious & Happiness Kitchen 有口福美味小厨
  • Pick some strawberries at Big Red Strawberry Farm
  • Have scones, tea, and cake at Cado Cafe
  • See large specimens of cacti at Cactus Valley
  • Check out the  Brinchang Night Market  – usually only open on  Friday or Saturday  evenings
  • Steamboat dinner in Brinchang or Tanah Rata
  • Head back down to Ipoh if you’re not staying overnight

Strawberries At Lavender Farm In Cameron Highlands

Note: If you take the older (windier)Tapah road up, you can detour to Lata Iskandar Waterfall !

Other places of interest:

  • Butterfly Farm Cameron Highlands
  • O&R Garden
  • Time Tunnel Museum
  • Cameron Valley Tea House 1
  • Cameron Highlands Flora Park
  • MARDI Cameron Highlands

Scenic Boardwalk At Cameron Highlands Flora Park

Alternative Itinerary For Cameron Highlands

Been to Cameron Highlands before? Then check out the following itinerary for new attractions you might not have seen yet!

Taking Photos At Hobbitoon Village At Perak

  • On your way up to Cameron Highlands, stop at Hobbitoon Village (mid-way to Cameron Highlands)
  • Try the scones and shop for locally made chocolates at Green View Garden
  • Visit  Agro Market
  • Lunch at Pizzarella & Misokimchi @Tanah Rata
  • Do a short climb to the viewing point of the Boh Tea Estate at Habu
  • If you want, you can visit the Highlands Apiary Farm at Habu too (free entry)
  • Have high tea at the Jim Thompson Tea Room
  • Visit the Time Tunnel Museum and O&R Garden on your way back down to Ipoh

Top View Of Flower Mounds At Agro Market Cameron Highlands

Adventure/ Nature Itinerary (For Those Who Want To Hike)

With this itinerary, you get to fully immerse yourself in the wilderness by taking on a hiking trail in the jungle.

Moss Covered Branches At Coral Hill, Brinchang

  • Breakfast or brunch at the Lord’s Café or at The Hidden Lab
  • After reaching Cameron Highlands, you can do a combination of hiking trails, #10 and #6. These will allow you to see a tea plantation (Cameron Valley Tea Plantation) and panoramic views of the valley below. Start the  half-day  hike from Tanah Rata to  Gunung Jasar and continue to  Cameron Valley . Round-trip duration:  ~3.5 hours
  • After your hike, you can relax at one of the  tea houses  at the tea plantation – either tea house 1 or 2
  • Follow this with some well-deserved downtime at your hotel (Brinchang area is most convenient with this itinerary)
  • If you’re not tired, you can do the Coral Hill hike (Free entry). This takes an hour to and from the starting point. And the trail will let you see some mature moss.
  • Have coffee and scones at Cado Cafe
  • Check out the  Brinchang Night Market *
  • Steamboat dinner in Brinchang

*Note on Brinchang Night Market – usually only open on Friday or Saturday evenings, but they are also open everyday during school holidays.

Other hikes you can consider:

  • Trail #1 (Gunung Brinchang) where you can see the  mossy forest  too
  • Robinson Falls (starting point: MARDI)

Early Morning Mossy Forest at Cameron Highlands

Low Budget Itinerary

This itinerary puts together all the free attractions in Cameron Highlands. Of course, you’ll still have to spend money for food but it’s nice to not have to pay for every single place you visit!

Having Lavender Ice Cream At Green View Garden, Cameron Highlands

  • Visit Green View Garden – we do like the scones here and it’s free to explore their garden
  • Brunch at Sister Chee’s Food Stall
  • Ee Feng Gu Bee Farm (it’s free to visit their lovely garden)
  • Stop at Cactus Point (Free entry)
  • Coral Hill hike (Free entry). This takes an hour to and from the starting point (close to Time Tunnel Museum). And the trail will let you see some mature moss.
  • Sam Poh Temple – very calm and quiet here
  • Scones at The Lord’s Café
  • Do a short climb to the viewing point of the Boh Tea Estate at Habu (Free entry, closes at 4:30pm)
  • If you want, you can visit the Highlands Apiary Farm at Habu too (Free entry)

The Front Of The On Site Cafe At Boh Tea Estate Habu (Fairlie Boh Tea Plantation)

Suggestions For Hotels In Cameron Highlands

Want to relish the cool environment longer?

Here are some go-to hotels to check out according to your budget!

Budget: Traveller Bunker Hostel

Conveniently close to a bus stand:

This budget hostel in Tanah Rata has clean rooms with capsule beds , a kitchen and toilets for guests to share. And heaps of common areas where you can meet other travellers!

Traveller Bunker Hostel, Tanah Rata

Finding somewhere to eat is easy and will not require a car !

Remark: Can be noisy at night

Check Best Price On: Booking.com or Agoda

Mid-Range: Century Pines Resort Cameron Highlands

Century Pines Resort offers cosy and stylish rooms in a location that’s close to local eateries in Tanah Rata town.

Breakfast is commendable!

Luxury: Cameron Highlands Resort

Cameron Highlands Resort has luxurious colonial-style rooms with lovely views of the neighbouring golf course . Expect nothing less than warm service from their well-trained staff !

High Tea Sets At Jim Thomson, Cameron Highlands Resort

Join their complimentary jungle walks in the morning!

Price range: ~RM700 to RM1,900 for 2 pax/ night

See more  cheap hotels in Cameron Highlands . Full list of the best hotels in Cameron Highlands .

For larger groups, we recommend checking out these homestays in Cameron Highlands

A1: Avoid the monsoon season (November and February) and weekends overlapping with school holidays & major public holidays (e.g. Hari Raya, Merdeka, Deepavali, Chinese New Year). Need more details? Read our dedicated post on the best time to visit Cameron Highlands .

A2: It is wet most of the year. The driest month is February. Months closer to June see less rain as well. The coldest months are between November and February.

A3: Summer wear with at least 1 jacket, pair of long pants & comfortable walking shoes. For hiking – waterproof jacket and hiking/ sports shoes.

A4: Hiking (e.g. waterfalls , jungle, Brinchang peak, mossy forest, etc) and visiting tea plantations, farms, gardens, and British-colonial tea houses. There is one golf course too.

A5: Tuck into a hearty steamboat. Go for the tom yum or herbal soup base for something extra! At the best steamboat restaurants in Cameron Highlands .

A6: Tanah Rata, Brinchang or Kea Farm. There are many budget hostels, some mid-range hotels and a few luxury resorts (European feel) like Cameron Highlands Resorts.

A7: If you want to use the public transport (e.g. bus, taxi) in Cameron Highlands, choose a hotel in Tanah Rata. Note that the bus usually suffers from delays.

A8: Cacti, honey products, and fresh produce. Buy them on your last day to ensure maximum freshness. The Brinchang Night Market, Kea Farm Market and most bee farms have souvenirs for sale.

Private Tour From Ipoh To Cameron Highlands

Locals drive up for a Cameron Highlands trip literally every chance they can get.

But if you’re not familiar with Malaysian roads (or the behaviour of other drivers), then the  winding uphill drive  can be intimidating for first timers!

Driving Up To Cameron Highlands

So why not take a tour from Ipoh instead?

Other reasons to consider a tour:

  • Places like the BOH Sungai Palas tea plantation are not an easy drive!
  • If you have a larger group, this is how you can stick together!
  • Someone else to plan the trip itinerary for you
  • No worries with parking
  • Sightseeing with local insight
  • Comfortable and convenient way to get around Cameron Highlands

RayTheTour/ Travelswithsun  offers private tours to Cameron Highlands that start  from Ipoh . The earliest departure from Ipoh is 8:30am.

Birch Memorial Clock Tower In Ipoh

Also, RayTheTour covers Ipoh day tours as well because Ipoh is more than just a jumping-off point for Cameron Highlands!

And few hours are certainly not enough to really appreciate all the history, culture and  food in Ipoh !

Having an  Ipoh-born guide to show you where all the lesser-known attractions are is a great advantage.

Tours with RayTheTour include:

  • An experienced local guide
  • Transport from Ipoh to Cameron Highlands
  • Pick-up from anywhere in Ipoh (e.g. Ipoh hotel, airport, bus station, train station, etc)
  • Transport around Cameron Highlands
  • Transport back to Ipoh from Cameron Highlands (on the same day)

See reviews on our Tripadvisor page .

cameron highlands one day trip

You can book a Cameron Highlands trip ( Cameron Highlands Tour Package From Ipoh ) with RayTheTour by sending them a message on WhatsApp .

Itineraries are highly customizable and you can combine your multi-day trip to Cameron Highlands with other locations in like:

  • Ipoh (Ipoh Old Town, Concubine Lane, cave temples, etc)
  • Taiping (Taiping Lake Gardens)
  • Kuala Sepetang (Fireflies, mangroves, charcoal factory, etc)
  • Gopeng (Gua Tempurung and Gaharu Tea Valley)
  • Sitiawan (Impressive seaside temple)
  • Kuala Kangsar (Royal town)
  • Bukit Merah (Orangutan sanctuary)

Further reading:

  • How To Go To Cameron Highlands From Kuala Lumpur
  • How To Go To Cameron Highlands From Singapore
  • How To Get To Cameron Highlands From Penang

Cameron Highlands  is accessible from Kuala Lumpur and  Ipoh  which is why a trip to Cameron Highlands is a popular getaway from city life!

We recommend including Cameron Highlands into your Ipoh itinerary .

And this guide has all you need to know before you book that trip. And how to plan your itinerary so you can make the most of your time!

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Cameron Highlands one day trip – with prices and bonus tips

Famous for the vast tea plantations, Cameron Highlands is one of the most visited places in Malaysia. It is easily accessible by bus from Kuala Lumpur or Penang and it has so much to offer in terms of activities and natural beauty.

BOH Tea plantation Cameron Highlands

We visited Cameron Highlands after our trip to Melaka and we instantly fell in love with this place. Preferred by both locals and foreign tourist, Cameron Highlands can get pretty busy sometimes but don’t get discouraged. Although I would say that 2 days would be perfect to explore this area, you can definitely choose a Cameron Highlands one day trip and see most of the tourist attractions.

Read here my ultimate one day itinerary to Kuala Lumpur .

1. The best time for a Cameron Highlands one day trip

My honest, friendly advice is this: do not visit Cameron Highlands during the weekend or public holidays (yes, with bold). We’ve had the ‘luck’ to visit the area during both a public holiday and the weekend (Friday-Saturday-Sunday) and the traffic was terrible.  Our guided tour ended about two and half hours later than it was supposed to because of the traffic.

Giving the fact that you have little time to explore Cameron Highlands, make sure to make the most out of this day and avoid weekends or public holidays.

Are you planning a longer trip in Malaysia? Read here my two week itinerary .

2. How to plan your one day trip to Cameron Highlands

If you only have one day to explore the beautiful Cameron Highlands, the easiest way to do this is to book a tour. Although I usually like to explore the places I visit by myself, the Cameron Highlands one day tours are really accessible, cheap and they will take you to the must see attractions.

Jim Thompson Mystery Trail at Cameron Highlands Resort with naturalist Madi

If you are staying 1 or 2 nights

If you arrive by bus, you will most probably be dropped off at Tanah Rata bus station. Right on the main street, near the bus station you will find many agencies which sell day and half-day tours around Cameron Highlands. Even though the companies are different, the tours are quite standard and so are the prices.

My recommendation would be to book your tour online just to avoid the risk of not finding free spots. You can also try to buy a ticket once you arrive to Cameron Highlands but this option is a bit more risky.

Below are some Cameron Highlands one day trip options. These tours are available at any tour agency in Cameron Highlands. To see the tours available for online booking, click here or here .

Half day tours:

  • Country side tour (Rose Valley, Strawberry Farm, Butterfly Farm, BOH Tea Plantations, Honey Bee Farm, local market)
  • Mossy Forest Discovery (Gunung Brinchang, Mossy Forest, Jungle Trekking, BOH Tea Plantation, Butterfly Farm)

Full day tour:

  • Highland’s Full Day Discovery (Gunung Brinchang, Mossy Forest, BOH Tea Plantation, Butterfly & Reptile Farm, lunch break, Cactus point, Time Tunnel, Strawberry Farm, local market)

If you are planning a day trip from Kuala Lumpur

If you want to visit the Cameron Highlands as a day trip from Kuala Lumpur, you don’t have to worry. There are several awesome tours that you can choose from. The prices are quite reasonable and the transport to and from Kuala Lumpur is included. Check them out!

  • Cameron Highlands day tour – tea plantations, butterfly farm, bee farm, strawberry farm, lunch
  • Cameron Highlands & Mossy Forest day tour – tea plantation, Mount Brinchang, mossy forest, butterfly farm, strawberry farm, Buddhist temple, Time Tunnel Museum

To secure your spot, make sure to book these tours at least a few days in advance.

3. Things to see in Cameron Highlands

There are so many beautiful places to explore in Cameron Highlands. Below are just a few of them, the ones that I’ve liked the most. I am sure that your Cameron Highlands day trip will be full of surprises and amazing places to visit.

BOH Tea Plantation

Probably the most famous attraction in Cameron Highlands and the reason why so many people are visiting this place are the tea plantations. The most famous plantation is BOH Tea Plantation. Founded in 1929 by a British businessman, BOH plantation offers scenic views and tasty tea.

BOH Tea plantation Cameron Highlands

I loved getting lost in the tea plantation. Since I absolutely love tea (Earl Grey is my favorite), it has been an amazing experience to see the tea plants and the tea factory. While you are at BOH plantation, do not forget to check out their shop which offers an incredible view over the valley.

If you only have one day in Cameron Highlands, a trip to a tea plantation is a must.

Boh Tea Plantation entrance fee: free

Strawberry Farm

Cameron Highlands strawberry farm

Cameron Highlands is the only area in Malaysia where strawberries grow. If you love fruits, then going to a strawberry farm will be an awesome experience. You can even pick up your own strawberries or try a strawberry juice. Delicious!

Strawberry farm entrance fee: free

Butterfly Farm

Cameron Highlands Butterfly Farm

Big, black butterflies with green spots will fly around you at the Butterfly Farm. Bring your camera and don’t hesitate to snap some amazing shots with these beauties.

Butterfly farm entrance fee: RM 7

Jungle Trekking

Cameron Highlands wild orchid in the jungle

Choose a Cameron Highlands Jungle Trekking trip and explore the beautiful vegetation in the area. Your guide will show you all kinds of plants: from carnivore plants to the famous ‘touch me not’ plants.

Jungle trekking entrance fee : free

Honey Bee Farm

Honey bee farm in Cameron Highlands

Taste some local honey and explore a Honey Bee Farm. Discover how honey is produced by walking between honey nests and flowers. There are different types of bees and each one produces its specific honey. If you want to enjoy some honey for later, do not forget to buy some!

Honey Bee Farm entrance fee: free

Rose Valley

Cameron Highlands Rose Valley

Another popular attraction in Cameron Highlands is the Rose Valley. Here you will discover beautiful flowers and plants. From roses to orchids, a visit to the Rose Valley will be like a walk in paradise.

Rose Valley entrance fee: RM 5

Cactus point

Cameron Highlands Cactus point

One of the highlights of my trip to Cameron Highlands was the visit to the Cactus shop. These tiny, stingy plants made me fall in love with them. If I wasn’t backpacking, I would have bought at least 4 of them.

Cactus point entrance fee: free

Local Market

Cameron Highlands local market

Be prepared to resist the urge to buy all the yummy fruits you will see at the local market. We bought some huge strawberries and passion fruit but unfortunately, we forgot them in our bus. Learn from our mistake and keep both eyes on your fruits!

Local market entrance fee: free

4. Where to stay in Cameron Highlands

I’ve searched for the best accommodation in Cameron Highlands, for every budget. Here are my recommendations:

  • Budget – Father’s Resort –  good location, clean rooms, friendly staff
  • Mid Budget – The Smokehouse –  good location, comfortable rooms, breakfast included, good value for money
  • Luxury – Cameron Highlands Resort –  excellent location, spacious & clean room, beautiful colonial design, excellent restaurant

I hope this article will help you plan your Cameron Highlands day trip. I am sure you will love this place as much as I did.

May the travel bug bite you!

More about Malaysia:

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  • Kuala Lumpur one day itinerary –  click here
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What To Do in Cameron Highlands in One Day?

If you only have one day to explore the beautiful Cameron Highlands, the easiest way to do so is to visit Green View Garden and Avant Chocolate. Considering there are so many things to discover in these locations, their proximity makes them one of the greatest locations for a quick break.

Jump the queues and skip the line entry tickets because the entrance and parking fees are FREE! You can enjoy your special day without worrying about spending too much on parking and tickets.

Strawberries are exclusively grown in Cameron Highlands in Malaysia, thus going to Green View Garden will be an awesome experience if you love fruits. Even better, you can pick your strawberries, or you can try a variety of hearty desserts that are made from freshly picked strawberries.

Best Things To Do in Green View Garden Besides Visiting Strawberry Farm

Green View Garden is one of Cameron Highlands’ most well-liked tourist destinations. You can find stunning plants and flowers here that will make you feel as though you are strolling through paradise.

If you are only spending a day in Cameron Highlands, it is strongly advised that you visit Green View Garden and Avant Chocolate so you can get the most out of your time here. Other attractions you may enjoy during your vacation are listed below:

  • Handcrafted ice cream
  • Halal food in Green View Cafe and Avant Cafe
  • Insta-worthy spot
  • Mini petting zoo (*Small fee applied for feeding animals)
  • Paddling boat for kids (*Small fee required)
  • And many more!

If you are planning for a one-day excursion to Cameron Highlands, come visit these beautiful places!

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3 Best Things To Do In The Cameron Highlands In One Day

  • by Jonny Duncan
  • September 2, 2023 December 22, 2023

This is what we recommend as the best things to do in the Cameron Highlands in one day after we visited for a short weekend break there.

Cameron Highlands In One Day

The reason many people only come for days’ worth of travel is due to people come over the weekend from nearby cities (like Kuala Lumpur which is only an hours drive away), for a short break.

Or some travellers pass through quickly for a night or two taking the bus from Kuala Lumpur to Penang or vice versa.

If you’re coming to the Cameron Highlands from Kuala Lumpur it can be very busy on weekends.

Then there was us who had a quick weekend break away from our home in Bangkok.

The Cameron Highlands is known for it’s the cooler climate (escape the lowland heat), tea plantations, strawberry farms, and hiking trails in the mountains.

Often some of the trails will be closed due to bad rain or lack of maintenance so be prepared for that.

The best way to find out about the trails is to go to a tour agent in Tanah Rata  (you don’t have to book anything) and just ask which ones are open.

You can also find a Cameron Highlands map at most travel agents there as well.

Cameron Highlands Tea Plantation 

Start in the morning by heading to a tea plantation and enjoy the view from a cafe with excellent tea.

Cameron Highlands tea

There are a number of tea plantations to see with the most famous being Boh Tea Estate and Cameron Valley Tea .

We opted for Cameron Valley Tea due to the crazy traffic jams from weekend visitors to Boh, and Cameron Valley Tea was closer to our base in the town of Tanah Rata.

Try to get to Boh instead if you can as it is near the other things to do.

Tip: if you don’t want crowds then don’t come on the weekend!

You can take a taxi from Tana Ratah to the Cameron Valley Tea Plantation from the bus station in Tanah Rata one way for around 15 ringgit. It is a one hour walk back.

Once at the tea plantation (whether Boh or Cameron) you can walk around the plantation itself.

After walking around enjoy the fresh air and view sitting at the estate’s cafe with fresh tea and an apple pie (very good there) and some homemade scones and jam from the strawberry fields.

Cameron highlands homemade jam

Mossy Forest Cameron Highlands

Next head to the mossy forest near the Boh tea estate area. It is an ethereal place full of trees covered in moss on a mountain peak, sometimes covered in cloud.

The air refreshingly gets cooler.

You can walk up from Boh Tea Estate in around two hours, but I recommend hitch-hiking up and hiking back down. You will be very tired if hiking up.

It is a popular place especially on the weekends, but during the weekday it’s fine.

The beginning section of the mossy forest is on a wooden platform where most people walk, but that eventually ends and you can hike for 15 minutes more on a nature trail.

mossy forest Cameron Highlands attractions

Enjoying being in the peaceful nature of the Mossy forest with a butterfly flying around. A fairytale

If you’re used to the high temperatures of the rest of Malaysia, or anywhere in the region for that matter, then this is a good escape from the heat.

The Cameron Highlands weather can change easily though being a mountainous region, so a sunny day can turn to cloud and rain easily, so pack right when visiting there.

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Cameron Highlands Strawberry Farm

Hike back down (or whatever way you can) and at the main road, there are some small strawberry farms scattered around.

You can pick your own strawberries or buy them in packs. They are some of the freshest you will ever taste.

Pick up some different strawberry jams to try from different places.  

The best we tried out of several was Mr’s Tangs.

mrs tangs strawberry jam Cameron Highlands

Then take the last bus back to Tanah Rata at 17.30 or it’s easy to hitch-hike back.

Or if you’re lucky and have your own car take your time!

strawberry farm Cameron Highlands attractions

Food In The Cameron Highlands

As far as food in the Cameron Highlands goes there are a few good Indian restaurants on the main road going through Tanah Rata. It’s the best option for a cheap and very tasty dinner.

There’s also a very good cafe called the Lord’s Cafe opposite the bus station that serves excellent scones and jam.

Unfortunately, it only opens from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. so if you’re out all day you will miss it.

lordes cafe

But there are plenty of other places in the Cameron Highlands for tea and scones when at a tea plantation.

Grab a beer or two to relax with dinner then head back to your hotel to chill.

Or if you’re wondering what to do in Cameron Highlands at night everything shuts down around midnight so don’t expect any late-night action.

There are a few bars on the main strip (you’ll know where that is there’s only one main road) so just head there for a few drinks.

indian food Cameron Highlands

So if like us you only have a day in the Cameron Highlands then this is a way to see some of the best things in the Cameron Highlands.

Enjoy Your Day In The Cameron Highlands

If you’re looking for a Cameron Highlands hotel or homestay then Tanah Rata is the place I would recommend staying as there are a lot of choices.

The whole area is very close to each other as far as the Cameron Highlands attractions go.

A Cameron Highlands Tour

If you want to do a day tour to the Cameron Highlands from Kuala Lumpur but don’t want to use public transport etc then do an organised tour.

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Useful links for visiting the Cameron Highlands

If you are visiting via Kuala Lumpur you can book a place to stay in Kuala Lumpur here at Agoda , a really good site for finding good hotel deals in Malaysia.

I recommend using SafetyWing Travel Insurance for your trip, just in case, it’s best to be prepared.

One of the best guides for a visit to Malaysia is the DK Eyewitness Malaysia .

Have a good trip!

If you’re visiting Kuala Lumpur and like coffee then have a look at my article about the best coffee shops in Kuala Lumpur .

This is a decent guide for some hiking places in Malaysia including the Cameron Highlands. In case you have more time and want to hit a trail or two.

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What to Expect on a Cameron Highlands Day Tour & Tips for Visiting

I knew during my trip to Kuala Lumpur , I wanted to make time to visit at least one big place out of the city while I was here. Since I’m a big tea fan, naturally I planned to do a nice Cameron Highlands day tour to explore the area as efficiently as possible. 

About midway through my trip, I decided to take the plunge and go to the highlands for two nights and one full day, as per my friend, Milou’s advice . It’s just a really lovely way to get out of the city’s humidity for a day or two. I decided to leave my laptop behind and travel with only my daypack so I could really try to disconnect.

What are the Cameron Highlands?

The Cameron Highlands ( Tanah Tinggi Cameron in Malay) is about 200km or 4-5 hours north of Kuala Lumpur in the Pahang state and sits 2,600 ft – 5,259 ft above sea level. It’s made of eight mountains, with Mt. Batu Brinchang as the highest you can reach by car, and eight settlements, the main one being Tanah Rata. The local aborigines are known as the Orang Asli, though, like most of Malaysia, the population is a mix of Chinese, Bumiputeras, Malays, Indians, and more. 

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How we know of the area today is pretty much a colonial British creation.

The highlands get their name from William Cameron, who discovered the area in 1885 and promptly died about 2 weeks later. The land only started being developed after George Maxwell visited to see if it’d make a good resort in the 1920s, with construction beginning in the 1930s.

Today it’s known for its tea plantations and nature. Coupled with its cooler, more even temperatures, it’s a great way to relax in Malaysia.

Cameron Highland Tips

How long to stay.

So, you  can  do an actual day trip to the highlands from Kuala Lumpur. This tour starts with a 7am pick-up at your hotel and ends with an 8pm drop off. However, you’re going to be on the bus for roughly 4-5 hours each way, so to me that just sounded kind of exhausting. You’d spend more time traveling than actually  seeing the area!

Instead, I did one full day for a tour there and stayed two nights. If you really wanted to slow travel, you could probably spend another day or two, especially if you’re traveling Malaysia and headed towards Penang or Ipoh afterwards. 

HOW TO GET TO THE CAMERON HIGHLANDS FROM KUALA LUMPUR

The absolute easiest way is to just book a bus! You can do it all on Easybook , and it should be about RM 35 (~$8.50 USD) each way. It’s the same price as if you book at the stations too — I checked.

On the way there, it took about 4 1/2 hours, and the last 19 miles of winding, uphill road took at least an hour of it! On the way back, it was only 3 hours. I used Uniti Express and CS Travel, and both were cushy, well air-conditioned, and comfortable. They each made one stop at bathrooms.

cameron highlands one day trip

The buses leave from a few different stations in KL. I left from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan  and came back to  KL Sentral .  Both were easy, cheap Grab rides to and from my Airbnb. The nice thing about KL Sentral is that it’s near Little India and Brickfields, so if you want some Indian food when you get back, you can walk right over. Also, for Bersepadu, just go to the 7-11 for snacks and things. The other place’s stuff was overpriced, and they didn’t offer nearly as much.

The main bus terminal for the Highlands is  Tanah Rata Bus Terminal . Just an FYI, there weren’t really any convenience stores nearby, so if you’re the kind of person who wants to bring snacks on the bus, get them before you head over there.

cameron highlands one day trip

HOW TO GET AROUND

Just an FYI, Grab doesn’t work in this region. If you need to get around and can’t by foot, you’ll have to use a taxi. Apparently, they’re more expensive here than, say, KL, but I didn’t take one, so I can’t be sure.

I also did see a sign advertising motorbikes, if you trust yourself enough to ride one along the very windy roads. The sign I saw was for RM 50 for 5 hours and RM 80 for 10 hours. 

WHERE TO STAY

There are quite a few places to stay in the Cameron Highlands, mainly in the town of Tanah Rata. I’d recommend staying here and as close to the terminal as you can, so you avoid taking a taxi.

I stayed at The Cave House , which is set in an apartment complex about a 10-15 minute walk from the terminal. Just use Google Maps to guide you!

It’s a nice, budget-friendly place, and I only paid $29 USD for 2 nights in a private room, shared common area, and bathroom. Since I was also continuing to pay for my place in KL for those same two nights, I really didn’t want to spend too much for somewhere I was literally just sleeping! They have a free breakfast of toast and jam and tea and coffee, and there’s a filter to refill your water bottle. It’s also near some restaurants if you’re hungry, but I wasn’t, so I skipped dinner while I was there.

It  is in an apartment complex, and sound carries a lot, especially if you keep the windows open like I did. Who knew small children could run around outside at all hours of the night and still have energy? If you’re a light sleeper, bring ear plugs.

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If you can splurge a bit, I’d try the Cameron Highlands Resort , which is uber luxurious. Or, on the opposite end, if you’re on even more of a budget than me, try Traveller Bunker Hostel 1 , which is only an 8-minute walk from the terminal.

There are also some Airbnb options if you want to set up shop here for more than a few days. If I was properly traveling through Malaysia and needed somewhere quiet to work, this is probably what I’d do. This apartment is in Brinchang , which is where the main attractions are, and pretty inexpensive while still being spacious and cute.

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WHAT TO WEAR & THE WEATHER

The highlands were a LOT cooler than Kuala Lumpur, which was lovely since KL was going through a heatwave. My room didn’t even have A/C in it because the temperature is so regularly cool. 

If you get cold easily, then I’d probably wear loose pants and a comfortable top, like my go-to UNIQLO lounge pants . It also can get rainy, so if you’re worried, bring a light rain coat as well. I just wore jean shorts, short sleeved shirts, and black Nike sneakers. If I’d realized I’d be trekking like I did, I would have brought my hiking sneakers on this trip, but my Nike ones were fine. 

OVERALL BUDGET

Guys, I kept track this time! Since it was such a short trip, and I didn’t spend much, it was easy to remember:

  • Bus to and from KL – RM 70
  • 2 nights hostel – RM 120
  • 1 day tour – RM 90
  • Lunch – RM 15 (or less can’t remember exact)
  • Cake & Iced Tea – RM 20 (or less)
  • Tea Souvenirs – RM 90

Total : RM 405 (~$99 USD)

Not too shabby for a big day, fairly touristy day trip! If you really wanted to make this cheaper, skip the tea souvenirs and get an even cheaper hostel. Obviously, if you do get hungry, you’ll want to add about RM 30 more for two dinners.

My Cameron Highlands Day Tour

I booked my day tour through the Cave House, and it wound up being with Eco Cameron Tours. You can shop around in Tanah Rata if you want to compare prices, but mine was RM 90 (~$22 USD) for the day, which seemed fair enough for me. Our tour wound up being a teensy bit different, so here’s what you’ll probably wind up doing if you do the same tour as I did with them. 

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8:45 AM – PICK-UP

My guide, Hema, picked me up right in front of my guesthouse. There were a total of six people in our group, and I was the second stop. They use a manual jeep, which is a pretty fun ride on the roads. 

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9:15 AM – MOSSY FOREST

Instead of taking us to the normal walk in the Mossy Forest, Hema took us trekking. He asked us if we’d prefer to the normal walkway, which now costs RM 30, or if we’d like to go trekking on Eco Cameron’s private trail nearby. We decided to do the trekking. 

Guys, I WAS NOT PREPARED. In my head, I didn’t think it’d be such an uphill trek, but it was. I almost wore my Birkenstocks for this trip. Can you imagine what a mess that would have been? It was pretty muddy because of the recent rain, and the pathways are literally just dirt. 

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We did get the whole thing to ourselves, and the view from the top was amazing. Just make sure you’re not wearing white (like me…) and be prepared to get quite dirty and sweaty. My backpack had mud at the bottom, I fell into a hole, so my one leg was dirty, and, of course, my hands were constantly dirty from balancing myself and jumping up or down things. Luckily one of the girls on the trip share her wet wipes with us, but I was still picking dirt from under my nails later in the day.

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11:00 AM – BOH TEA PLANTATION LOOKOUT

Once we finished our hike, we went over to the real selling point of the whole area —  Boh Tea Plantation!  First we stopped by the famous lookout point while Hema told us a bit about the area:

  • It was started by a Scottish family in 1929, and the granddaughter still runs them now
  • BOH just means “Best of Highlands” or “Beauty of Highlands” LOL
  • They ONLY produce black tea
  • 85% of the workers are women
  • It’s not very high, about 1,500 above sea level
  • 95% of the tea goes to Malaysia and only 5% is exported to nearby countries

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11:30 AM – BOH TEA PLANTATION

We then had about an hour to enjoy the plantation, including doing a tour to see how the leaves are made, enjoy the crowded cafe, and buy some tea for ourselves. I didn’t wind up doing a factory tour, but I enjoyed the views with carrot cake and peach iced tea, and then got two different kinds of tea to bring home with me. 

cameron highlands one day trip

In retrospect, this and maybe the hike were my favorite parts of the day. So if I  didn’t want to do a tour next time, I’d just get a taxi or figure out a way to come to the plantation and stick around longer. 

1:00 PM – BUTTERFLY GARDEN — DO NOT RECOMMEND

UGH. I didn’t even think about this place not being very animal-friendly because I didn’t even really think about going when I glanced at the itinerary. I think all day tours go here, which is really sad because it sucks. Like in my notes, I literally wrote “Sad, horrible place.” It’s not a conservation, it’s just… idk. If you’re on your own, DON’T GO, and if you’re on a tour, just tell them you’re not interested in going in. Maybe if your whole group is disinterested, you can stay longer at the tea plantation or head to your next stops. 

Not only are there butterflies, there are other animals and insects held in cages, some of them obviously too small. If Wild Florida was a place where the animals were beyond loved, this was the EXACT opposite. There’s no one in there watching them and making sure bratty kids aren’t constantly trying to touch the butterflies, and it just looks miserable. I finally left when I snapped at a 3-year-old kid for kicking a cat while his stupid parents said nothing. I tried seeing if the cat was ok, but, rightfully so, that guy jetted off away from humans.

Dear all Cameron Highlands day tours, especially Eco Cameron, STOP INCLUDING THIS IN YOUR ITINERARY. 

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1:30 PM – LUNCH AT RESTORAN YAO YAT

After the gardens, we went to lunch at  Restoran Yao Yat,  which was… okay. I was still upset over the Butterfly Garden and the cat kicking, so I wasn’t exactly hungry. I got the Nasi Lemak and ate maybe a few bites of the chicken and some rice because I mixed in the sauce and realized I didn’t really like it. There were also flies  everywhere , and we spent half our time swatting them away. 

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2:30 PM – LOCAL MARKET

We then had some time to wander around the local market. I got handmade green tea ice cream, which was pretty delicious, and just enjoyed the cooler air and peeking into the different stalls. 

cameron highlands one day trip

3:15 PM – RAJU’S HILL STRAWBERRY FARM

Near the market is Raju’s Hill Strawberry Farm. You can tell where it is by the rainbow colored stairs leading up. There Hema told us about the Cameron Highlands and strawberries before we tried some organic jam and juice. Big fan of that strawberry juice (no added sugar).

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3:40 PM – TIME TUNNEL MUSEUM

This is such a fun little area that feels more like wandering through a cool thrift shop! It takes you back through the highland’s history from the Orang Asli to how it became known for its tea and more. There are a bunch of retro set-ups from the 50s and 60s as well. You can walk through the whole place in probably 20 minutes or less. 

cameron highlands one day trip

4:05 PM – SAM POH TEMPLE

Our last stop (and right before the rain hit) was Sam Poh Temple, a large, colorful Buddhist temple. There’s not much to see once you’re inside, so it really isn’t a long stop at all. 

4:30 PM – BACK TO OUR HOTELS

We were then dropped off at our respective hotels! I immediately took a shower and shoved all my dirty clothes away before spending the rest of the evening reading and texting with friends. All in all, a peaceful end to an adventurous day!

And there you have it! A full guide on what to expect on a day tour of the Cameron Highlands! Let me know if you’ve been and what you thought of the area.

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Do you have the contact of the local tour person at cameron highlands ?

Hi Vinesh! Sorry, I don’t. But if you go I’m sure you could ask your hotel/bnb/hostel and they’ll have recommendations!

That’ a really interesting blog with cool pictures. Thank you! Appreciate the note about the butterflies, good to know. You mentioned you booked this toor through your hotel (or hostel), can you recommend a few websites where I can book a decent tour to see the plantations (that are not overly priced)?

Hi! Thanks! I’d say this tour would be your best bet – https://affiliate.klook.com/redirect?aid=1712&aff_adid=709167&k_site=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.klook.com%2Fen-US%2Factivity%2F30619-cameron-highlands-gunung-brinchang-mossy-forest-day-trip

I don’t think there are any butterflies involved on this one, but you can always send a message to double check.

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The Ultimate Cameron Highlands Itinerary

Posted on Last updated: March 7, 2024

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The Ultimate Cameron Highlands Itinerary

Nestled in the lush hills of Malaysia’s Pahang state, Cameron Highlands is a haven for nature lovers. Known for its tea plantations, rolling hills, cool temperatures, and strawberries, this region is a popular destination for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of Malaysia and fill their eyes and souls with green tranquility. To do it efficiently, though, you need a great Cameron Highlands itinerary.

Designed to take you around the best of the region in just 2 days, this compact guide will showcase the very best of the region. If you have more time to spend there, no worries. I’ll list everything there is to do in the Highlands so you can be prepared for a memorable trip. Are you ready? Let’s go!

Where is Cameron Highlands

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Located in central Malaysia, Cameron Highlands is just 200km from Kuala Lumpur and 250km away from Georgetown. Since those are the two most popular tourist places in Malaysia, Cameron Highlands may act as the perfect stop between them.

How to get to Cameron Highlands

In order to follow the Cameron Highlands itinerary, you have to get there first, right? Located up in the mountains, there are only two ways to reach it. 

The most popular one is via rented car. The most significant advantage of this option is that you’re also free to explore the area without relying on taxis. Rented cars may be expensive, though, so I recommend checking out  Discover Cars . Their tool compares all the prices in the region, and it’s not rare to find incredibly cheap offers.

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The other way is to  get a bus . Plenty of buses depart from Kuala Lumpur, Georgetown, or Ipoh and go to Tanah Rata (the main town in the Highlands). If your accommodation is in Brinchang (the other big town), tell the driver, and they will make a stop there.

If you are a train enthusiast, you may catch a train from Penang or Kuala Lumpur to the nearby city of Ipoh and then take a  bus  or taxi to Cameron Highlands. The train journey takes about 2-3 hours and is a scenic ride through rural Malaysia.

Cameron Highlands Itinerary – Day 1

Boh tea plantation.

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BOH Tea Plantation is the largest tea plantation in South-East Asia that produces more than 5 million tea bags daily. It’s also probably the reason you are reading this Cameron Highlands itinerary.

Spanning over 465 hectares of rolling hills and lush greenery as far as the eye can see, the plantation feels otherwordly. The visit is free and includes a small tour of the factory. There’s also a tea house (the taxi will drop you there) where you can try their famous products while overlooking the green sea of tea.

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The best part, however, is not the tea house, factory tour, or the gift shop. The best experience at the BOH Tea Plantation can be enjoyed if you go out of the beaten path. Type 4.522034, 101.398218 in Google Maps (or Maps.me), save it, and make sure you don’t miss it. This is the most incredible view spot inside the plantation, and – it’s free of people! While there are hundreds and hundreds of visitors in the tea house, there’s literally no one at the most scenic spot in the area. You can reach it easily by car or even by foot. While there’s a slight uphill walk, it shouldn’t be a problem.

Tea House Working Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Monday – Closed Price: Free How to reach? Via rented car/bike or taxi/grab. There’s no public bus going there.

Explore your town

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BOH Tea Plantation should take most of the first day of your Cameron Highlands itinerary, so the best you can do in the afternoon is to explore the town you stay in. Both Brinchang and Tanah Rata have plenty of local shops, farms, and restaurants to check out. If it happens to be Friday or Saturday, you can enjoy the famous Brinchang Night Market (from 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM).

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For dinner, I suggest trying the local Steamboat delicacy. Also known as hot pot or shabu-shabu, this dining experience involves cooking various meats, seafood, vegetables, and noodles in a boiling pot of broth. Most restaurants are buffet-style, giving you the freedom to choose your ingredients. Combining Steamboat with the fresh organic food in the region is truly a top-notch experience.

Cameron Highlands Itinerary – Day 2

Go for a hike.

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If you’re a trekking and hiking enthusiast, Cameron Highlands is the right place for you (if not, you better replace this part). There are more than a dozen paths that go to (or through) Gunung Brinchang (the highest mountain in the region), Mossy Forest (scenic forest), Robinson Falls, Parit Falls, and Mount Irau (famous for its stunning views).

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One of the easiest paths is number 9, which leads to Robinson Falls (it continues after that, but not worth it, imo). Here  and  here , you can find more info about the trails. The best app for navigating them is Maps.me.

Strawberry Farm

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The region is famous for its farms, and I couldn’t miss having one on my Cameron Highlands itinerary. My favorite is the Big Red Strawberry in Brinchang. If you visit during the strawberry season, you can pick your own strawberries. If not, there’s still plenty of delicious strawberries to try. Actually, not just strawberries. Everything you can imagine that can be made out of strawberries. From ordinary things like jam and ice cream to weird ones like coffee (yup, they sell strawberry coffee there).

Working Hours: Mon-Fri from 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM Sat-Sun from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Price: Free How to reach? If you stay in Brinchang – on foot. If you stay in Tanah Rata – by rented car/bike or taxi/grab

More than 2 days in the Cameron Highlands

If you have more time on your Cameron Highlands itinerary or you want to replace something, here are my recommendations:

Mossy Forrest

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One of the biggest attractions in the area, the Mossy Forest, is a unique and enchanting ecosystem named after…well… the moss that covers pretty much everything there, creating a mystical and otherworldly atmosphere. In addition, it’s often shrouded in mist and clouds, which further adds to its mystical atmosphere and creates an incredible photo setting.  So why is it not on the main Cameron Highlands itinerary?

Well, getting to the Mossy Forrest is a bit challenging. You can try driving there yourself but may get a bit lost. You can get a taxi midway, then hike the rest of the way up or go on a brutal jungle hike through Jungle Walk number 1, but… yeah. The easiest way would be to get a tour, but that may mess up the other plans of the day. Check the tour price here

Look for Rafflesia Flower

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The Rafflesia is the largest flower in the world, known for its pungent odor and striking appearance. It’s pretty hard to find, and the Cameron Highlands is one of the best places to search for it. You’re not allowed to do it on your own, though. You must get a licensed guide with you. 

So why isn’t something that unique on the Cameron Highlands itinerary?  Well, the trek for the flower may be too much for some people, and you have no guarantees you’ll find one. Check the price here

Flower festival 

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The Cameron Highlands Flower Festival is an annual event celebrating the region’s vibrant and colorful floral diversity. The festival usually takes place in August or September. During the festival, you can witness parades and traditional cultural shows, flower exhibitions, and all sorts of competitions.  So why not on the itinerary?  You have to be in Cameron Highlands on particular dates to catch it.

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Cameron Highlands is well-known for its various farms. Wait, that’s a bit of an understatement. The Highlands are the most public-farm place I’ve seen anywhere in the world. There are farms to visit literally everywhere. 

What do I mean by public farms? Well, it’s not a regular farm like in the US but a farm open for visitation where you can pick your own product.

There’s a lavender farm, bee farms, cactus farms, lettuce farms, and countless strawberry farms.  So why are they not on the Cameron Highlands itinerary?  Well, my favorite was a strawberry farm, so it’s on the itinerary. You have plenty of options to replace it, though.

Time Tunnel

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A   fascinating tiny museum near Brinchang that showcases more than 4,000 memorabilia and photos from the region’s past. Working from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM with an entrance fee of just 6 MYR (1.3 USD), it’s a nice place to spend an hour.  So why is it not on the itinerary, then?  Well, it’s not really in Brinchang but next to it, making it a hassle to reach without a car/bike.

Where to stay in Cameron Highlands

There are two main villages you can stay in Cameron Highlands:

Tanah Rata  is the bigger and more popular of the two. It has a few trekking paths and a bus station. There are more restaurant choices and even a Starbucks. My recommendation for accommodation in Tanah Rata is  ATS Cameron Hotel & Apartments . 

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The hotel is close to the bus stop; the apartments are modern and stylish. They feature balconies and a lot of room options. There are plenty of shops, restaurants, and cafes (including my favorite Bake an Cafe) minutes away from your door, and the price is quite reasonable. Check the latest prices here

Brinchang  is smaller than Tanah Rata but is closer to BOH Tea Plantation and is also home to the Big Red Strawberry Farm. It has more local steamboat restaurants, a night market, and a Mcdonald’s. My recommendation for accommodation in Brinchang is  Wan Alyasa Hotel .

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The hotel is situated in the center of the town, close to the Big Red Strawberry Farm, Centrum Mall, and Mcdonald’s. It offers 24hrs desk, clean, modern rooms, extra-large beds, and friendly staff. It’s also one of the highest-rated accommodation options in the area but still keeps reasonable prices.  Check the latest prices here

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Cameron Highlands Tours

If the Cameron Highlands itinerary seems like too much hassle for you, you can go the easy way and book a tour around the biggest highlights in the area. Of course, you won’t have the freedom you have when you explore independently, but it’s pretty convenient. Check the prices here

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If you want to see the beauty of the area but don’t want to add another stop to your Malaysia itinerary, you can go on a day trip from Kuala Lumpur or Penang. Again you won’t have the freedom, and you won’t see as much as you will see if you stay in the Cameron Highlands, but it’s the most convenient and time-saving way to enjoy the area. Kuala Lumpur Shared Day Trip Kuala Lumpur Private Day Trip Penang Day Trip

How to get around Cameron Highlands

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While getting around the towns and trekking can easily be done by foot, getting to all attractions on the Cameron Highlands itinerary would be quite challenging without transportation. If you’ve rented an inexpensive car from  Discover Cars , you are good to go and can skip that section.

If you have no car, you can either rent a motorbike (check with your hotel for the nearest place) or via taxi. Taxis can be rented by the hour (25 RM/5.50 USD) per hour) which is the most cost-efficient way to explore the area. If you want to check just one destination though (BOH Tea plantation, for example) and spend the rest of the day hiking or relaxing, you’re better with Grab. Grab is the Uber in Malaysia that shows you the price of your ride before you book it. Way more inexpensive than any taxi. You do have to have a Malaysian SIM with data and keep in mind that in some of the more remote locations, it would be hard to find a car.

There are some legends about a local bus that connects the villages and the attractions, but during my time there, I didn’t find or see one. I also asked my hotel, and they had no idea about such a bus.

The best time to visit Cameron Highlands is generally February (13 rainy days), June (16 rainy days), and July (15 rainy days). On the contrary, the wettest months are April (24 rainy days), October (27 rainy days), and November (25 rainy days). The temperatures are pretty much the same throughout the year ranging from 12°C/53°F to 23°C/73°F. The rainy months in Cameron Highlands typically present way fewer tourists and better accommodation prices, but the heavy rain may cause landslides and flooding, making certain activities and roads inaccessible. It does bring the greenery to extra lush levels while presenting breathtaking misty landscapes, but following my Cameron Highlands itinerary may become impossible due to heavy rains. It’s up to you to risk it or not. Check out the weather here

Cameron Highlands is generally a safe location with a very low crime rate. Of course, you still have to exercise caution, but most likely, you won’t have any problems there, no matter the kind of traveler you are. Be careful on the narrow mountain roads, though, especially during the rainy months. Accidents, there is sadly not that uncommon. Being a safe place doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get travel insurance. On the contrary, it’s one of the most must-do things before you travel. I currently use  HeyMondo  for my travels because they have proven themselves to me more than once over the years. The link above will give you a 5% discount, but If you have another favorite provider, that’s ok. Just make sure you have one because you never know what may happen.

The Internet quality in Cameron Highlands may not be as fast or reliable as in major cities, but it is generally available in most areas. And while the Wi-Fi mostly sucks, if you have a Malaysian SIM card, you shouldn’t have any problems, and you can follow the Cameron Highlands itinerary without worry you may get lost.

Compared to other destinations in Malaysia, Cameron Highlands can be slightly more expensive due to its remote location and the cost of importing goods to the area. However, it’s quite an affordable destination, especially if you come from a Western-priced country. Check some average Cameron Highlands prices here

Two full days are enough to enjoy the region. However, if you need a longer break from the heat and hustle of Malaysia, you may consider recharging your batteries with a week of tea and strawberries.

Cameron Highlands is absolutely worth the trip. You escape the Malaysian heat for a moment, relax your soul with the lush green fields and eat the tastiest strawberries in Asia. Combine that with the fact that the crowds there are not too dense, and you have one of the most extraordinary places to visit in Malaysia.

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Cameron Highlands Itinerary: Best Things To Do (2024)

Planning a Cameron Highlands itinerary in 2024? You’re in the right place! The Cameron Highlands is a beautifully unique area of mainland Malaysia and you can spend 2 to 3 days in the Cameron Highlands exploring the best things to do.

From visiting spectacular tea plantations to picking strawberrie s and hiking through the rainforest jungle . You’ll have a great time in the Malaysian highlands. Let’s find out what to do in Cameron Highlands and plan your itinerary!

Cameron Highlands Itinerary: Best Things To Do

The Cameron Highlands is one of the best spots to visit in Malaysia for many reasons. Its unique atmosphere makes it feel like you’ve stepped into a different country with a different climate. It’s one of the highest points in Malaysia with roads and Gunung Brinchang reaches an elevation of 2031m high above sea!

Some of the best things to do in Cameron Highlands are to take in the impressive tea plantations , taste the fresh highlands strawberries and appreciate the colder weather. Some locals come here to the Pahang District just for a break from the hot humidity of Malaysia.

Similar to other areas of Malaysia, the Cameron Highlands has a strong British history and one of the reasons is what makes the area so famous. Back in the colonial days, the British would use the Cameron Highlands as their resort town.

Houses, bungalows and retirement homes started to be built. In 1929, a man named John Archibald Russell started a tea plantation which is now the famous Boh Tea Plantation !

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Best Time to Visit Cameron Highlands

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The best time to visit Cameron Highlands is in the dry season which is January to April and June to October. However, if you want to see the highlands fully green then November to December could also be a lovely time to visit.

It will definitely be colder in these months, but it’s an opportunity to gear up and get cosy! It’s also completely possible to plan your Cameron Highlands itinerary all year round.

The Weather in the Cameron Highlands

As Cameron Highlands is high above sea level, it can get pretty chilly! We recommend you bring a rain jacket and a warmer jacket whilst visiting here because even on sunny days it’s cold early morning and in the evenings.

Rain can come at any time which means you may be out on a hike with wet shoes and wet clothes. If you can, bring hiking shoes (although not completely essential)!

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Bring along a lightweight tripod to get beautiful photos of yourself or your group when there’s no one around – We love our Joby GorillaPod and used it throughout our Cameron Highlands itinerary. There’s also a Joby Phone Tripod to get amazing videos too!

How to get to Cameron Highlands

Rent a car – You can rent a car for your Malaysia trip to enjoy the things to do in Cameron Highlands. We recommend Paradise Rent-A-Car as we’ve heard great things about this company! The journey takes around 3 hours from Kuala Lumpur. Here’s the link – Paradise Rent-A-Car Website. Alternatively, browse prices on Discover Cars !

Bus – Buses in Malaysia are amazing! You can buy bus tickets at the station or book online with 12Go , EasyBook or RedBus . You may have to get your ticket validated at a station if you book online, however, tickets may sell out if you purchase your ticket at the time of your bus. A bus ticket from Ipoh costs around 25RM and a bus ticket from Kuala Lumpur is around 40RM per person.

How to get around the Cameron Highlands

  • Car – If you have your own car or a rental car this will be the perfect way to get around for the day! Beware of the weekend traffic as it gets super busy from many Kuala Lumpur day trippers!
  • Scooter – There are a few scooter rentals in the Cameron Highlands! If you’re staying in Tanah Rata, we recommend using Cameron Highlands Motorbike Rental ( location here ). The prices are 40RM for half-day and 70RM for 24 hours. Petrol was around 2RM to fill up again after exploring.
  • Tours – If you don’t want to drive your own vehicle, you can hop on a day tour! They’re popular in Cameron Highlands as you can’t reach every spot by bike or private car. We recommend Discover Camerons as a great tour company for your Cameron Highlands itinerary!

BOH Tea Plantations: Best Things to do Cameron Highlands

Day 1 – Tea Plantations, Mossy Forest & Tanah Rata

Finally. we’ll show you what to do in Cameron Highlands! So day one of your Cameron Highlands itinerary will be a great introduction to the life up here in the highlands. You can visit these places by car, bike or tour, however, Mossy Forest is only by a tour in 2024.

BOH Tea Plantations & Cafe

Visiting BOH Tea Plantations is one of the best things to do in Cameron Highlands! It’s the largest black tea manufacturer in Malaysia and spans over 465 hectares! Boh means precious in Mandarin and also ‘Best of Highlands’.

Cameron Highlands Itinerary: BOH Tea Plantations Cafe

Mossy Forest & Mount Brinchang

The Mossy Forest is sometimes described as the Lord of the Rings of Malaysia. It’s home to ancient trees, beautiful viewpoints and of course lots of moss! The forest is said to be around 200 million years old, which is unbelievable. Private vehicles are no longer allowed to drive to Mossy Forest, so you have to book a tour with a 4×4.

Mossy Forest Hike

Cameron Highlands Half-Day Tour

  • BOH Sungai Palas Tea Centre (free entry)
  • BOH Cafe (tea from 4RM)
  • Mossy Forest (entry fee: 30RM for internationals / 10RM for locals)
  • Mount Brinchang Viewpoint (included in the Mossy Forest ticket)

Cameron Highlands Half-Day Tour Experience

The half-day tour was amazing! We booked the tour through our hostel Bricks Cameron Hostel and they booked us on a tour with Discover Camerons . We couldn’t recommend our guide and driver enough, he was so thoughtful about everything and pointed out so many plants for us!

The day started at 8 am when we were picked up by our driver and taken to BOH Tea Plantations ( BOH Sungai Palas Tea Centre ). There were 8 of us in total and everyone was super friendly! Our guide told us information about the tea plantations and showed us a path to walk for amazing views. We then reached the cafe around 9 am as it started to get busy – the queues for this cafe can be so long in the afternoon!

Boh Tea Plantations: Cameron Highlands Itinerary

Tea prices range from 4RM to 6RM with various cake options (no vegan options for food) There’s also a shop to buy tea and a short movie to watch with more info about the tea factory. Drinking tea overlooking the tea plantations is one of the best things to do in Cameron Highlands!

After the tea plantations, we headed to Mossy Forest ! It was around 10:45 am at this point and we were given an hour to climb through the rainforest which is actually more than enough time! Our guide pointed out different types of plants and offered to take more photos of us. He also helped us out with paying a local price for the entrance fee of Mossy Forest (although we can’t guarantee it will happen in the future!).

Mossy Forest was so interesting! There are a few viewpoints where you can admire the mountains and feel the highland wind. The walk up and down was all by steps and wooden bridges, it took us around 40 minutes.

Mossy Forest Half-Day-Tour

On the way back our guide stopped at the tea fields to show us a beautiful view and we took some more photos of course! You pass through the tea plantations on the way back to town. He also stopped off at a market so we had the option to buy some fresh produce or snacks!

At this point, it was almost 2 pm and he dropped us back off in Tanah Rata where our accommodation is. We thought the tours finished at 12 pm so maybe we were given extra time!

Cameron Highlands Half-Day Tour Review

Overall, it was definitely worth it on our Cameron Highlands itinerary! We usually love exploring places by ourselves but as Mossy Forest isn’t possible to drive to, we had to book a 4×4 tour anyway. For the price of the half-day tour, it just made so much sense to go with this option!

We were lucky the weather was on our side all day unlike the day before. We 100% recommend booking with Discover Camerons or at least at Bricks Cameron Hostel .

Find their details here – Discover Camerons Facebook & Bricks Cameron Hostel

What to do in Cameron Highlands

Browsing around Tanah Rata

After a busy first day of your Cameron Highlands 2 day itinerary come back to relax in your accommodation or town. Tanah Rata means flat ground in Malay, which is exactly where the town is located. There are many Indian & Malay restaurants to grab some food and you can even find lovely cafe’s here too.

The Lord’s Cafe is a cafe highly recommended by other travellers (unsure of vegan options!) ( location )! They have some of the cheapest scones in the Cameron Highlands and many other cakes and drinks. It’s a perfect spot if you need a rest or if it’s raining outside.

Spend your evening browsing around the markets and shops in the area before grabbing some dinner at Singh Chapati ( location !)

Tanah Rata: What to do in Cameron Highlands

Day 2 – Hiking, Tea Plantations & Strawberries

So Day 2 of your Cameron Highlands itinerary will take you strawberry picking, to a different tea plantation and on a hike of your choice!

Are you still wondering what to do in Cameron Highlands? Did you think hiking would be on your list?! The highlands are full of wonderful hikes from beginner to advanced! Remember that the weather in Cameron Highlands is unpredictable so be extra prepared for sun or rain. Here are a few hikes for you to choose from:

Trail 10 into Trail 6 – Tanah Rata to Gunung Jasar to Cameron Valley

This hike is one of the best things to do in Cameron Highlands and is very recommended by many travellers! As we mentioned, you have to be prepared for the weather and unfortunately, if it’s raining a lot the path may get too slippery.

This hike is listed as moderate to hard, if you’re worried about the hard part, you may want to stick with just Trail 10 and return to Tanah Rata. You also don’t need a guide to do these trails. There’s an accurate map of the trail on Maps.Me.

How long does it take? From Tanah Rata to Cameron Valley will take you around 3 hours one way. Trail 6 is the steeper part of the trail, so be extra careful!

If you decide to go complete trail 6 you will end the trail in a lovely tea plantation – Bharat Tea Plantations ( location here ) and then you’ll need a ride/taxi back up to Tanah Rata.

Best Things to do in Cameron Highlands

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Jungle Trekking

At certain times of the year, you can go on jungle hikes searching for the biggest flower in the world – The Giant Rafflesia ! The blooming of this flower is very unpredictable, which means you’ll have to ask around if it’s possible to see one at the moment.

The Giant Rafflesia can take up to one year to grow and only blooms for 3-5 days. As it’s pretty rare it’ll be hard to plan to see this flower on your Cameron Highlands itinerary.

You can still hike in the jungle, even if these flowers aren’t in bloom! The jungle in Cameron Highlands is full of many plants and amazing species. Hiking boots would be perfect for these hikes as they can be pretty muddy, however, trainers may be okay!

Visit Bharat Tea Plantations

Just south of Tana Rata is one of Cameron Highlands tea plantations. It’s slightly less busy than BOH Tea Plantations and you can still get amazing views of the hills with tea plants. Definitely worth adding to your 2 day Cameron Highlands itinerary.

It costs 3RM to walk around the tea plantations and 10RM to do some tea tasting. There is also a cafe selling desserts and tea!

Bharat Tea Plantations Cameron Highlands Itinerary

Pick Your Own Strawberries at Big Red Strawberry Farm

Another one of the best things to do in Cameron Highlands is to go strawberry picking! How to get to the strawberry farms?

If you don’t have a rental car, the only way to reach strawberry farms is to ask your accommodation for a taxi, book yourself onto a Full-Day-Tour or rent a scooter (details above on renting a scooter on your Cameron Highlands itinerary) !

If you pick your own strawberries at Big Red Strawberry farm – the prices are 25RM for 500 grams and 50RM for 1KG. You have to spend a minimum of 25RM and your basket will be able to fit 1KG, so be careful if you don’t want to spend 50RM on strawberries!

Other ways to find strawberries in Cameron Highlands:

More Strawberry Farms:

  • Raju’s Hill Strawberry Farm ( location )
  • 200 Seeds Cafe & Farm ( location )
  • Kasimanis Strawberry Farm ( location )
  • Healthy Strawberry Farm ( location )

Strawberry prices at markets : The best price we found was 10RM for a small box of strawberries (pictured below) and the more you buy the higher the price. There were big boxes for 40RM.

Strawberry Picking in Cameron Highlands

Other Things to do in Cameron Highlands

Time Tunnel Museum – A museum with a lot of collectables & nostalgic items from Malaysia’s past. (8RM per person) Find the location here !

Lavender Gardens – A small garden with rows of lavender! Very unique in Malaysia. (15RM per person) Find the location here !

Sam Poh Temple :  A large Buddhist Temple with a peaceful environment. Find the location here !

Golden Hills Weekend Night Market : Only on Fridays and Saturdays! The place to find clothes & snacks! Find the location here !

We are not recommending the butterfly, sheep or bee farms here in Cameron Highlands as we don’t believe they’re very ethical. There are many other things to do on your Cameron Highlands 2 day itinerary to keep you busy!

Where to stay in Cameron Highlands

What to do in Cameron Highlands at night?

At night, the Cameron Highlands is on the quieter side. But you can still find a few things to do! If you pick a good accommodation you hang out in the common area and play games with other travellers.

Check out any of the markets in Tanah Rata or spend your evening at a restaurant with food and drinks.

Where to stay in the Cameron Highlands

There are 3 main towns to stay in Cameron Highlands – Tanah Rata , Brinchang and Ringlet . They all have a range of accommodations for you to choose from and if you have your own vehicle it’ll be easy wherever you stay.

We recommend staying in Tanah Rata. Tanah Rata has great restaurants and you can get budget accommodation here. It’s a great spot for travellers and you can book tours and rent motorbikes in the town or simply browse the area. Here are a few places we can recommend that are close to the things to do in Cameron Highlands:

Cameron Highlands Hotel, Hostels & Guesthouses

Bricks Cameron Hostel : $ (Tanah Rata) – We highly recommend this hostel , they have various different rooms to suit any traveller! Dorms, double rooms or triple rooms! A great location and a very great price! – Find here on Booking.com !

EagleNest at Iris House Resort $$-$$$ (Tanah Rata) – A whole apartment in between Tanah Rata and Brinchang! Feel a bit of luxury by having the whole place to yourself – Find here on Booking.com !

Where to stay in Cameron Highlands

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Best places to eat in Cameron Highlands

  • Singh Chapati – ( Location ) – Indian Restaurant
  • The Lords Cafe – ( Location ) – Tea & Scones (no vegan cakes)
  • Restoran Sri Brinchang – ( Location ) – South Indian Restaurant
  • Restoran Bunga Suria – ( Location ) – Indian Restaurant

As you can see, we’ve recommended a lot of restaurants serving Indian cuisine! We eat plant-based, so we have to find the best spots for us! There are a few western restaurants in Cameron Highlands, serving pizza or sandwiches and there are even a few fast-food joints.

You can also find Malay food all over Cameron Highlands serving rice or noodle dishes! You won’t be too stuck for choice here. Although we do highly recommend Singh Chapati on your Cameron Highlands itinerary!

Cameron Highlands Itinerary: Strawberries

Is Cameron Highlands worth visiting?

Yes!! The Cameron Highlands is so unique compared to other areas of Malaysia. It’s close and easy to get to from Kuala Lumpur , Ipoh or Penang and there are many things to do in Cameron Highlands. We hope this Cameron Highlands itinerary has been exciting to read! We definitely recommend visiting here if you have 1 or more weeks in Malaysia!

How many days should I spend in Cameron Highlands?

We think 2-3 days is the perfect amount of time to spend in Cameron Highlands . If you want to go on more hikes, add an extra day or two just in case the weather is bad. So we do recommend at least 2 days in the Cameron Highlands.

If you only have one day, it’s possible to still see the main attractions here! Now you know what to do in Cameron Highlands, you can visit without having to worry!

What to do in Cameron Highlands in one day?

The most popular activity in Cameron Highlands is to see BOH Tea Plantations, this is where you’ll see the postcard pictures of Cameron Highlands and you can try the tea for yourself.

You can book yourself on a half or full-day tour to visit all the popular sights such as tea plantations, strawberry farms and Mossy Forest!

Travel essentials for a Cameron Highlands Itinerary

Wondering what to pack for Southeast Asia ? Find everything you need to pack in our Southeast Asia packing guide .

  • Amazon Basics Packing Cubes – Packing cubes are a must when travelling with a backpack or suitcase!
  • The Little Bodhi Microfibre Towel – A lightweight towel that dries fast after it rains in the Highlands!
  • Rain Mac in a Bag and a Backpack Cover are two more essentials we need in rainy weather!
  • Anker Power Bank – A portable charger is always useful for those long journeys around Malaysia. Make sure to bring one on your Cameron Highlands itinerary!
  • Stainless Steel Water Bottle – A bottle that’s better than plastic, we love our metal water bottles.
  • Joby GorillaPod 3K Pro Kit – GorillaPods are a great little tripod to carry on a Cameron Highlands itinerary, they’re lightweight and they capture some of the best photos when there’s no one around. We love our Joby GorillaPod and use it for our Sony A600 . There’s also a phone version for those TikTok’s or Instagram Reels – Joby Phone Tripod .

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So green, lavender, strawberries and tea! What was your favourite tea, did you try a few?

We are not big tea drinkers so I had a classic peppermint tea and Dan had an Iced lemon tea! haha, they were both good though!

Is it ok for a 3 night trip with young kids, fed up of hot weather on singapore!

Hey! Yes, this is a great trip to do with young children! They will love the strawberry farms and the tea plantations! You can even drive from Singapore 🙂

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Cameron Highlands  offers a breathtaking view of the natural scenery in the area. Tourists can pick strawberries, roam around teal plantations and honeybee farms or go inside an authentic English cottage. You can breathe in the fresh highland air on the hill station or opt to take a walk around the cool and serene environment.

Visitors will also find beautiful vegetable gardens, butterfly farms, a rose garden and small strawberry farms here. The place is popular for its plantations and jungle walks.

Tour Starts     : 7:00am Monday to Friday

                          :5.00am Saturday Sunday & Public Holiday

Full Pricing

  • Tea Farm – (Visit Stop)
  • Rose Garden -Self Picking (Visit Stop)
  • Strawberry Farm- (Visit Stop)
  • BOH tea Plantation – (Visit Stop)
  • Butterfly Park – (Visit Stop)
  • Lata Iskandar Water Falls – (Photo stop)
  • Bharat Tea Farm – (Visit Stop)
  • BOH Tea Factory (Visit Stop) (closed on Monday)
  • Aborigines Village (Visit Stop) – Blow Pipes Demo
  • Vegetable Farm (Visit Stop)
  • Vegetable Market (Visit Stop)
  • Honey Bee Farm (Visit Stop)
  • Cactus Garden (Visit Stop)

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Bulk discount adult, included/excluded.

  • Private tour & transfers
  • Fully Air-Conditioned Vehicle
  • Professional driver cum guide service
  • Bharat Tea Plantation
  • BOH Tea Factory visit (closed every Monday)
  • Pick your own Strawberry
  • Local fruit plantation and industry
  • Butterflies and Insect Garden – entrance fees
  • Fruit & Vege Market
  • Local Lunch with Soft Drinks
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses

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  • Set Lunch for non veg food, ala carte menu for veg food
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Cameron Bharat Tea Estate
  • Entry/Admission - Cameron Highlands Butterfly Garden
  • Entry/Admission - Time Tunnel Museum
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Please gather at the Hotel's/Air BnB or private resident's main entrance 5 minutes before pickup time.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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  • You'll get picked up See departure details
  • 1 BOH Sungai Palas Tea Viewpoint Stop: 60 minutes See details
  • 2 Cameron Bharat Tea Estate Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included See details
  • 3 Cameron Highlands Butterfly Garden Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included See details
  • 4 Time Tunnel Museum Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included See details
  • 5 Lata Iskandar Stop: 20 minutes See details
  • You'll return to the starting point

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  • Q608KFkeiths 0 contributions 5.0 of 5 bubbles Reliable and would recommend. I found Anur on line and booked trip from KL to Tanah Rata before going on holiday, always nervous with this. However, we were contacted 36 hours beforehand, which confirmed pick up etc. Anur was on time to pick us up despite heavy traffic in area. He was a good driver and shared lots of interesting information on journey and stopped to see sights. Read more Written 27 February 2024
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Breathtaking Landscape of Cameron Highlands

Cameron Highlands is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Malaysia . Cameron Highlands is 1500 meters above the sea level, and the temperature is low throughout the year. The largest 274.97 sq mi scenic hill station is located in Pahang and worth to visit for all. I loved my one day trip to Cameron Highlands from Kuala Lumpur. I was surprised to explore many farms to lush green tea plantations all around Cameron Highlands.

Cameron Highlands is almost 300 km away from Kuala Lumpur. It takes 3 hours to reach the Highlands by road. I made a group tour with IVY Holidays and arranged by Hotel Sentral Pudu. At early morning we started our journey and took the Tapah route to reach Cameron Highlands. All together it was almost 12-13 hours long day trip and cost me 350 RM.

The route is scenic and loved the mountainous sunrise view from the taxi window. On the way had breakfast from Pak Tam with Nasi Lemak and Lemon Honey juice. The whole trip was interesting. Details inside.

Table of Contents

  • 1 When To Visit
  • 2 How To Reach
  • 3.1 Lata Iskandar Waterfall
  • 3.2 Visit Scenic Tea Plantation
  • 3.3 Pick Your Own Strawberries
  • 3.4 Pick & Buy Cactuses
  • 3.5 Enjoy A Walk at Rose Valley
  • 3.6 Have Good Lunch From Tanah Rata
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Many lush tea plantations are the main attractions of Cameron Highlands. The cool temperature of Cameron Highlands is also perfect to grow many vegetables, fruits, and flowers. Ringlet is the main agricultural hub of this hill station. Tanah Rata is the main and popular town in the Cameron Highlands and best for budget hotels and restaurants. Another popular town among tourists is Brinchang for good food and shopping.

When To Visit

As the weather is cooler, so the popularity of Cameron Highlands is high always among tourists. The average temperature is 18 °C and dropped at night. To avoid more tourists better not to visit in the peak season. During weekends students visited more for educational tours. Mainly locals do visit Cameron Highlands during local holidays. If you want to escape from too cold, then visit during summer time (June-July). I visited in August, found a few tourists and the weather was fine enough.

How To Reach

A road trip by car is the best way to explore Cameron Highlands. Either you can take the west (Tapah/Ipoh) or east (Gua Musang/Kuala Lipis) route to reach Cameron Highlands. Public transport service by bus is also standard. Buses stopped in almost all towns of Cameron Highlands. The rental taxi service is also not a bad idea to take. It depends on your choice and interest.

Top Things To Do & See

Lata Iskandar Waterfall

Visit Scenic Tea Plantation

Some of the popular tea plantations in the Cameron Highlands are BOH Tea Plantation, Cameron Valley Tea Plantation, Sungai Palas Tea Plantation, and Bharat Tea plantation. I visited BOH Tea Plantation. BOH is a famous tea brand in Malaysia and established in 1929. This oldest tea garden and tea centre was worth to visit for many reasons.

The main attraction of BOH Tea Estate is the BOH View Point. The beauty of BOH plantation and blue mountains is simply breathtaking from 4787 feet above the sea level. You’ll enjoy a short trek to reach the view point. Then you can visit the tea center to see the whole tea processing of BOH Tea Plantation. There is one nice tea outlet to purchase BOH tea products.

And one cup of fresh BOH tea is must drink from BOH Restaurant. BOH Heritage Tea Centre is closed on Monday and the opening hour is 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Pick Your Own Strawberries

Cameron Highlands is the main hub to grow and harvest strawberries in Malaysia. There are many strawberry farms and open for all visitors to visit and buy fresh strawberries. Many farms offer to pick your own strawberries and sell different strawberry food products. After tea plantations, strawberry farms are the main attractions for tourists in the Cameron Highlands.

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I visited Raaju’s Hill Strawberry Farm and enjoyed to taste fresh strawberries. Some other popular strawberry farms are Healthy Strawberry Farm, Big Red Strawberry Farm, and Kasimani’s Strawberry Farm. April to June is the best time to visit strawberry farms in the Cameron Highlands.

Pick & Buy Cactuses

First time preferred to give more love over flowers to cactuses. It was worth to visit Cactus Point Cactus Farm in the Cameron Highlands. There are huge collections of many cactuses here. I had no idea about colorful cactuses and they look like flowers only. You can pick and buy cactuses from this farm.

Enjoy A Walk at Rose Valley

There are few rose collections at Rose Valley. The admission fee is 5 RM per person. Rose Valley is like a garden and not that worth besides enjoying some moments and walking through the walkway. But remember not to pick any flower by mistake.

Have Good Lunch From Tanah Rata

There are many Asian restaurants particularly Indian restaurants at Tanah Rata. I had a quick lunch with Arab Salad and French Fries from Cameron aa Curry House Restaurant. This particular spot beside this restaurant is perfect for hangouts, less crowded and you can have good food at a reasonable price.

Besides, there are Bee Farm, Kea Farm, and Butterfly Farm to visit in the Cameron Highlands.

However, for staying some days in the Cameron Highlands, you should book hotels before a tour. Mostly in the peak season, all hotels are booked very fast, and the price became high.

Undoubtedly Cameron Highlands is one of the scenic holiday destinations in Malaysia. A delightful and pleasant hill station to lose you in nature.

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19 Best Things To Do In Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

Going on a Cameron Highlands trip and want to know all the best things to do in Cameron Highlands? We have you covered! Below you will find our guide to all the best places to visit in Cameron Highlands, Malaysia to plan your ultimate trip.

With its lush landscapes reminiscent of the English countryside, sweeping tea plantations, hiking trails and a touch of colonial nostalgia, Cameron Highlands manages to entice young families, culture lovers and travellers from all around the globe.

BOH Tea Center, Cameron Highlands

Located 1200-2000 meters above sea level, this place offers you a different side of Malaysia with its respite from the heat in its cool climate.

It’s also easy to get here from the cities located on the west coast of peninsular Malaysia and Kuala Lumpur. From Kuala Lumpur, there are buses that ply directly to Cameron Highlands which take approximately 4-5 hours. Alternatively, you can hire a private car or van.

Below, you will find our things to do in Cameron Highlands blog with everything you need to know about what to do in Cameron Highlands, Malaysia, as well as the best places to stay for your ultimate holiday. There is also a Cameron Highland tourist attraction map.

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Top 19 Things To Do In Cameron Highlands

If you’re wondering where to go in Cameron Highlands and what to do in Cameron Highlands, we’ve compiled a list of the best attractions and activities to do in the area. The different altitude of Cameron Highlands to much of Malaysia leads to different experiences.

This Cameron Highland attraction blog will walk you through the must-see places, provide you insight on the best places to go in Cameron Highlands and finally, give you a peek of the Cameron Highland Malaysia attractions.

Here are the Cameron Highlands, Malaysia things to do. Read through and select the ones that fit your interests and timeframe.

Visit The Boh Tea Plantation

Boh Tea Estate, Cameron Highlands

If you’re looking for what to do in Cameron Highlands in one day, head over to Boh Tea Plantation. Founded in 1929, the Boh Tea Company is one of Malaysia’s famous tea brands. This Cameron attraction place is a must visit to see and experience Cameron Highland’s iconic tea plantations.

One of the top places to visit in Ringlet Cameron Highlands, take in the sweeping views and the lush green terraces while learning the process of how tea is harvested and grown. There’s also a tea shop where you can taste a couple of signature brews and even buy a couple of packets as a souvenir.

The vistas nestled across the plantation are also where you can soak in the breathtaking scenery. To witness the plantation in its full glory, the best time to visit is during the mornings as the clouds can roll in during the afternoons and evenings. Without a doubt, it’s one of the top places to see in Cameron Highlands Malaysia.

Harvest Your Own Fresh Strawberries

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There are lots of strawberry farms in the Cameron Highlands, so make sure you visit one and pick your own! You can also save some money and time and buy a fresh punnet, although it is fun to wander round the garden picking your own.

Strawberry farms are among the top attractions in Cameron Highlands, and some farms you can visit are Kok Lim Strawberry Farm, Raju Hill Strawberry Farm and Big Red Strawberry Farm.

Revisit History At Time Tunnel Museum

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This history museum is known to be the country’s first memorabilia museum. It houses over 4,000 relics that range from antiques, black and white photographs and old posters.

Check out their Aboriginal Section to know more about the Orang Asli, the country’s indigenous people, as well as their mysterious lifestyle. You can see a timeline from 1885 about the developmenet of the region and much more.

If you’re a culture lover and want to know more about the region’s history, then this is one of the best Cameron Highland place to go.

Take Time To Smell The Roses (Mrs. Robertson’s Rose Garden)

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Can’t get enough of flowers, roses in particular? If you’re searching for Cameron Highlands things to see and do, why not take your time to smell the roses in Tanah Rata and Brinchang.

A well-known garden in the area is Mrs. Robertson’s Rose Garden. This garden is located on a hilltop, and it has amazing views from its ten-level terrace. It’s beautiful/

Visit The Sam Poh Temple

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Sam Poh Temple is an atmospheric place to visit. You can find it on the outskirts of Brinchang. It is home to one of the largest Buddhas in the country. There’s also beautifully hand painted tiles and huge statues.

It’s a distinctive yellow and red colour and the location is peaceful and serene, surrounded by hills.

The structure was built in 1972 in honor of Zheng Ho, a well-known medieval Chinese eunuch admiral.

Have A Taste Of The Lavender Ice Cream At Cameron Lavender Garden

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A Cameron Highland new attraction is Cameron Lavender. You can wander in the gardens and discover different varieties of lavender flowers from various countries. It’s a great opportunity to admire the beautiful lavender blooms.

The Cameron Lavender Garden is one of the top things to do in Cameron Highlands and has a bee history gallery, a shop and a cafe and tea room where you can stop and take in the views. Finally, don’t leave without trying their lavender ice cream!

Enjoy Your Afternoon Tea At Jim Thompson Tea Room

If you go to Cameron Highlands, you’ll hear a lot of stories about Jim Thompson, an American businessman who was successful in reviving the Thai silk industry back in the 1950s and 1960s. His disappearance in the Cameron Highlands became one of the biggest land searches in the history of Southeast Asia and remains a mystery until today.

Inspired by the same name, Jim Thompson Tea Room, one of the top Cameron Highland Malaysia attractions, is nestled against a backdrop of rolling hilltop landscape and a golf course. Their afternoon tea is a popular choice for guests. They also sell a wide-selection of mini-pastries, fresh strawberries and sandwiches.

Enjoy The Butterflies At The Cameron Highland Butterfly Farm

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The Cameron Highland Butterfly Farm is found near Kea Farm in Brinchang and houses a variety of butterfly species such as the Raja Brooke.

If you’re searching for a Cameron Highland good place to visit, witness these colorful butterflies fluttering around a garden filled with breathtaking flowers and lush greenery. This is an excellent stopover, and a great place to put on your list if you have children.

The farm offers guided tours as well and is home to other animals such as tortoises and ducks. There’s also a restaurant and a gift shop on the premises. It’s one of our favourite Cameron Highlands what to do.

Tour The Sri Thendayuthapani Swami Temple

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The Sri Thendayuthapani Swami Temple is definitely a Cameron Highland must go attraction. This temple was built by early Indian settlers and is known to be the biggest Hindu temple in the area.

Found in the main stairway and the walls of the temple are vibrant figures that represent different Hindu deities.

Visit The Night Market

When it comes to what to do in Cameron Highlands at night, on a Friday or Saturday, you should definitely head to the night market at Golden Hills in Brinchang. It opens around 5pm and runs late.

You’ll find several native products being sold here such as tea blends, strawberries and other notable souvenirs.

You can also find local produce and street food here, and it’s a place where you can put your bargaining skills to test.

Shop At Cameron Square

You wouldn’t expect to find a shopping mall in the highlands, but Cameron Square is the first and only mall in the area. This Cameron Highland attraction is popular among local and international tourists.

Don’t expect it to have crowds like in the city though. It’s a one-stop place where you can find several retail outlets, restaurants and cafes.

Explore The Mossy Forest

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Still wondering what to visit in Cameron Highlands? The Mossy Forest is a natural environment that you can explore at one of the tallest elevations in the Cameron Highlands. It’s located on Gunung Brinchang (mountain). It’s the perfect place for a hike.

It’s the oldest forest in Malaysia at around 200 million years old. Low-level clouds blanket the forest. The mist and moisture in the air make it an ideal location for moss, ferns, orchids and lichen to grow and thrive.

It’s also quite stunning with Lonely Planet listing it as the 5th most Instagrammable forest in the world!

The road up here is steep and tricky and it’s best to do this on a tour. Once there, there is a boardwalk and hiking trails.

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Relax At Lata Iskandar Waterfall

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Lata Iskandar Waterfall, notably one of the most interesting places to visit in Cameron Highlands, is nestled in a well-known park when you’re on your way to the Cameron Highlands from Kuala Lumpur. It’s by the main road after Tapah.

Take a relaxing dip in the pool, near a stream of refreshing water that cascades into multiple tiers. You can also find several food stalls and vendors near the attraction.

Visit A Bee Farm

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Another recommend activity in this what to do in Cameron Highlands blog is to visit a bee farm in the area, the Ee Feng Gu Honey Bee Farm.

This traditional apiary offers some interesting attractions inside such as an indoor maze. It’s an excellent choice for families because you can admire the colorful bees and enjoy the maze. There’s also a gift shop that offers a different variety of honey-assortment souvenirs.

Play Golf At Sultan Ahmad Shah Golf Club

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If you’re wondering what to do in Cameron Highlands Malaysia and playing golf is your thing, then make sure you drop by Sultan Ahmad Shah Golf Course. Sandwiched in between Tanah Rata and Brinchang, this 18-hole golf course is the only one that you can find in the area. You can rent the equipment on-site.

Breathe in the chilly air, and you’ll feel as if you’re in a completely different continent. This golf course also provides you with sweeping views of mountain ranges and tea plantations.

Check Out Cactus Valley

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Searching for a nice place to visit in Cameron Highland? Nestled close to Brinchang on a forested hill is the beautiful Cactus Valley, known for its different varieties of cacti. Witness a plethora of vibrant species, little spiky ones to towering specimens in this attraction place in Cameron Highlands.

You can also spend some time taking photos of other kinds of plants and flora such as wildflowers and apple orchards.

Admire History at the Mah Meri Art Gallery

Art lovers should make their way to Mah Meri Art Gallery. This Tanah Rata Cameron Highland attraction is packed full of indigenous art. There are many wooden carvings made by the Mah Meri. They are an indigenous tribe in the Carey Islands, Malaysia.

There are hundreds of masks, sculptures and statues out of the local mangrove hardwood. The craftmanship and quality lead to this receiving the Seal of Excellence by the UNESCO authorities.

This is one of the top places to visit in Tanah Rata Cameron.

Explore the Orang Asli Native Villages

Orang Asli Malaysian aborigine village in a jungle near Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

Orang Asli directly translates to “original people” and is used to describe the indigenous people of the area. One of the Cameron Highland interesting place to visit is an Orang Asli village.

You can visit the Semai tribe, known for their blow-pipe hunting techniques and for practising “shifting cultivation” in a short drive from the central Cameron Highlands.

On a visit, you can see their traditional bamboo huts and learn how they are built, learn about medicinal plants the tribe use, how to use a blow dart and more.

To visit, you need a guide who can tell you all about the local Orang Asli traditions and customs as well as information on the surrounding forest.

Enjoy A Steamboat Dinner

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Steamboat restaurants are popular in the Cameron Highlands with locals loving a steamboat dinner. It’s also great for anyone as it’s quite delicious and you can tailor it to your taste buds.

Steamboat is a Chinese style of cooking where you’ll have a big pot of soup cooking at your table. You can order and add various ingredients of your choosing. This can be types of meat, vegetables, noodles, egg or tofu.

It’s another of the top things to do in Cameron Highlands at night, and it works well in the cooler climate of the highlands.

Try Restoran Taman Apple Cameron Steamboat & Grill in Tanah Rata.

Cameron Highlands Tourist Attractions Map

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Best Place To Stay In Cameron Highlands

Take a breather from the hustle and bustle of the city as you soak in the cool climate and peaceful atmosphere of Cameron Highlands.

If you’re planning to visit Cameron Highlands in Malaysia, there’s definitely something for everyone in this laid-back portion of Malaysia-from stylish hotels, to sprawling resorts that reflect Cameron Highlands’ colonial past.

BEST – The Lakehouse Review

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Lakehouse is a colonial-style boutique hotel with its own historic charm. Nestled in a hillside overlooking the Sultan Abu Bakar Lake, this Tudor-style country home offers 19 stylish rooms and suites filled with antique decor, colonial-era furnishings and modern-day amenities such as an espresso machine.

The area also has beautifully manicured grounds coupled with wicker lounge chairs and beautiful wrought-iron tables and chairs under the shade facing the lake. Guided hikes are available every morning.

Keeping with the colonial vibe of the place, there’s a restaurant and bar that serves mouthwatering British food. The hotel features a spa that offers Malaysian massages as well.

Click here for the latest prices.

MID-RANGE – Heritage Hotel Cameron Highlands Review

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This breathtaking Tudor hotel is nestled 1,500 meters above sea level, being surrounded by the vistas of Tanah Rata. It offers guests 238 rooms and suites with a Tudor-style theme that fuses modern concepts with a more traditional design for a warm and cosy ambiance.

Amenities include a minibar, LCD TVs, complimentary tea and coffee making facilities and a private balcony. Suites range from Superior, Deluxe, to Presidential Suites.

They have an on-site restaurant that’s open daily and serves delectable continental and oriental dishes. The hotel also has a traditional English pub offering a pleasant ambiance for drinking pints. It’s ideal for anyone seeking comfort, while enjoying the full line of on-site facilities.

BUDGET – Ria Cameron Hotel Review

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If you’re traveling on a budget, Ria Cameron Hotel is a great mix of value, comfort and convenience, offering a wide array of amenities like a 24-hour front desk, free wifi, free parking and an on-site restaurant.

There are double, triple and family rooms. As you would expect at this price point, they are quite basic.

It’s also conveniently located to popular attractions in the area like the Big Red Strawberry Farm, Cactus Valley and Sam Poh Temple.

Read our full guide to where to stay in Cameron Highlands here .

Cameron Highlands With Kids

Holiday Park, Cameron Highlands

I have visited Cameron Highlands with kids and without them. It’s great in either case!

It’s a good destination for all ages as many of these attractions are perfect for families. Kids will love picking strawberries, going to the bee and butterfly farms and much more.The Cameron Highlands seems almost tailor made for kids!

When we last visited, there was also a small amusement park called Holiday Park located next to the Nova Highlands Resort and Residence. There’s a small range of rides undercover and it was a great way to unwind at the end of the day.

How To Get To The Cameron Highlands

It’s easy to get to the Cameron Highlands by bus or car. If you have your own car, great! You are good to go.

If you need to take a bus, click here for the latest timetables and bus prices.

You can also hire a car to get you there by clicking here .

Your other option (the best one!) is to take a taxi. We can book a taxi to the Cameron Highlands from KL or anywhere else in Malaysia. Click here for more information and prices.

You can also read our full guides to getting to Cameron Highlands from:

  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Taman Negara

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Final Words

Located approximately 1500 meters above sea level, Cameron Highlands is nestled in a mountain plateau above the river valley.

With a plethora of exciting activities, stunning hotels and attractions in the area, it manages to lure both locals and globetrotters from all around the world. Hopefully, our review of places of attraction in Cameron Highlands will help you plan your next trip!

Read more Cameron Highlands guides here . You can also listen to our full podcast about visiting the Cameron Highlands here.

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By Sharon Gourlay

Sharon is a certified Malaysia travel expert and can't get enough of travelling and talking about Malaysia since she first visited 21 years ago. She travels around Malaysia multiple times a year both alone and with her kids. She used to call Penang home and especially loves this food paradise. Sharon also has a Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies, a Certificate III in International Travel Sales and has been certified by Tourism Malaysia as a Malaysia Travel Expert. Through this site, she'll help you have the perfect trip to this amazing destination.

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