A small town on the eastern coast of Malaysia’s peninsula, Jerantut is easily accessible from most of Malaysia by bus or train. Travelers who are not driving or chartering taxi can expect to arrive into town either by bus or by train to Jerantut Railway Station
Once in the town, it’s easy to get around either by driving or using the public transportation system, which works fairly efficiently considering that this is such a small town.
Jerantut is most popular as the best starting point for trekking and camping in Taman Negara National Park
, Malaysia’s premier national park and rainforest, untouched for over one hundred years and spanning across several states. This park is, of course, a popular destination for eco-tourists who come from all over the world to trek through the untouched jungle.
There’s more to Jerantut’s outdoor fun attractions, although nothing else can top the sheer magnitude of Taman Negara. For activities such as river rafting and flying fox, head to Jeram Besu Recreation Park. Most of the hotels in Jerantut have staff who are very knowledgeable about the area, and can help their guests arrange tours or get in touch with guides who can navigate the town’s many natural attractions, so it’s a good idea to take advantage of that help and carve out the perfect time in Jerantut.
Find out where the rest of Jerantut’s hotels, attractions, and must-see destinations are located by exploring the interactive map on this page.