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Boat Ride and Excursion of Tropical Lake Chini

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Key Highlights
  • Take an enchanted river boat ride through a hushed jungle
  • Learn about the practice of bowpipe hunting from an aboriginal tribe
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    Approx. 6 hours

    Start time

    8:00am - 9:30am

    Meeting Point

    Your hotel in Kuantan.
    (Please mention your hotel name and address at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)

    Ending Point

    Your hotel in Kuantan

  • Overview & Itinerary
    Overview Lake Chini, famous for its lush tropical forests and plentiful animal and bird life, attracts many visitors. It is also the habitat for numerous fish species. The chief attraction, is the lake, when it is covered with blooming lotuses.

    Kuantan lies on the east coast of peninsula Malaysia. The city is a stop-over for visitors heading north, south or across the peninsula. While the city has not much to offer, there are many terrific locations and interesting sights around that are worth a visit.


    This tour combines the scenic with the cultural and the natural. It is a satisfying mix for any visitor. You will be picked-up from your hotel in an air-conditioned private vehicle for this wonderful tour.

    The tour begins with a scenic drive through oil palm and rubber plantations interspersed with tropical jungle. On arriving at Belimbing Village, you will board a traditional river boat.

    The boat will take you on a 40-minute ride on the river that winds through the forest. Along the way you may spot monkeys, water monitor lizards and birds. With a "roof" of tree branches above and the forest all around you, the river cruise is an enchanting journey.

    A stop is included where the Jakun people – an Organg Asli (aborigines) will demonstrate the use of blowpipes that they use for hunting.

    The highlight of the tour is the serene and gorgeous Lake Chini (Tasik Chini). It is actually a series of 12 lakes linked by corridors of vegetation covered canals. The best time to go on this tour is generally between May and July when the lake is covered with lotus flowers in full bloom. The pink of the blooms contrasting with the green of the pads make the lake a truly beautiful sight.

    After this beautiful nature tour you will be taken back to your hotel.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • For less than 7 passengers, the group will be escorted by an English-speaking chauffer/ driver
    • For more than 7 passengers, the group will be escorted by an English-speaking guide
    • Boat transfers (wherever applicable)
  • Please note & Additional info
    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to reconfirm departure details.

    Please note that a surcharge of RM 30 (Approx. 8.57 USD) per person applies for pick-up from Cherating Hotel.

    The maximum capacity for Lake Chini boat ride is 4 persons.

    A 50% surcharge applies for all transfers after 1000 hrs or if pick-up is before 0800 hrs. A surcharge also applies during

    the following periods:

    24-27 Jun 2017 (eve and the first 3 days of Hari Raya Aidilfitri)

    17-20 Oct 2017 (eve and the first 3 days of Deepavali)

    15-18 Feb 2018 (eve and the first 3 days of Chinese New Year)

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have

  • reviews
    • Our trip to Lake Chini

      We were very content with this trip. We had a private driver who picked us up from the hotel and drove us to the boat. We were the only tourists on the boat so whenever we wanted...

      Wouter Slob, Netherlands, 04/Oct/2010

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