Cherating is the most popular beach resort town in Kuantan, the state capital of Pahang. It is mostly popular for its exotic beaches, lush and dense rain forests, mangrove jungles and the wide array of flora and fauna.
The major attraction of Cherating is the giant leatherback turtles which migrate yearly to reside on the beaches here. The showstopper, however, are the mystical fireflies which reside on the trees along the banks of the rivers.
Tour fee: RM 35 per adult; RM 25 per childLake Chini Tour: The Malaysian Peninsula has only two natural lakes, both of which flow through Pahang and Lake Chini is one of them. It is Malaysia’s second largest lake and is made up of a series of 12 smaller lakes. This tour takes one on a calm, serene ride through the lake with the tour guide reminiscing about the stories of the mythical dragon who lives in the lake and is the guardian of the lost city of gold which was once located underwater.
Duration: About 6.5 hours starting from any time between 8:00 AM and 9:30 PMLimbong Art: Limbong Art is a family run Batik making class where they teach you how to make and process the Batik. Batik is a traditional Malay cloth dyed using a wax-resistant solution on which you can print your own funky designs using copper stamps. The family who runs the class will show you how to make the Batik cloth right from the scratch and will patiently guide you through the steps. The best part is that you get to take away your very own masterpiece.
Tour fee: 270 RM to 355 RM per child; and RM 520 to RM 757 per adult
Duration: 5 hours (However, it’s not necessary that you attend the entire duration of the class)ATV Ride in Cherating: The ATV ride lets you jump into one of the all-terrain vehicles and breeze through the beautiful sand beaches of Cherating. This is one of the most entertaining ways in which children and adults can get acquainted with the beauty of Cherating.
Fee: RM 30 per person
Ride Fee: RM 90 (prices may vary)Surfing: Don’t miss out on the perfect opportunity to surf on the beautifully crested waves of Cherating. There are many beachside surf clubs open for all which rent out surfing boards and surfing safety minikits.
Duration: 3.5 hours to 4 hoursMangrove Cruise in Cherating River: This hour and a half long cruise gives you the chance to learn about the importance of mangroves in the ecosystem and ways to protect them.
Tour Fee: This tour is free of cost, however if you want to set up a tent to observe their daily behaviour, the fee is RM 30 per person.
Duration: 1.5 hours
Tour Fee: RM 35 per adult; RM 25 per child