Perhentian Islands

The Perhentian Islands (Pulau Perhentian in Bahasa Malaysia) lie approximately 10 nautical miles (19 km) offshore the coast of northeastern Malaysia in the state of Terengganu, approximately 40 miles (64 km) south of the Thai border. The two main islands are Perhentian Besar (“Big Perhentian”) and Perhentian Kecil (“Small Perhentian”). Popular for it’s beaches, snorkeling and driving. Like a real postcard.

Cherating

Cherating is the only real backpacker hub at the east coast of the peninsula on the mainland. Offering plenty of affordable chalets and a relaxed atmosphere, it is good place to stop for a night or two on the way up or down the east coast. The beach itself is not that spectacular and misses the palm directly at the beach. But it has a good vibe and few things you can do like taking a tour or renting a kayak up the river into the mangroves. There is also an active surfer scene when the waves are right. Cherating is located about 30km or 1h by local bus north of Kuantan.

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Cherating, Malaysia

Mangrove River Tour

Mangrove River Tour, A must-do in Cherating is a boat tour into the mangrove forest. The guides are good in spotting various animals, includings snakes.
A must-do in Cherating is a boat tour into the mangrove forest. The guides are good in spotting various animals, includings snakes.

- 2 trips a day (morning/afternoon, depending on the tide)
- duration about 1 1/2 hours
- RM25 per person

The “Cherating River Activity” place is just passed the Payung Guest House.
Office: 09-581 9126
Hafiz: 017-978 9256 (24h Hotline)
other available services:
- firefly watching trips
- river fishing trips
- crabs trapping
- river kayaking

- snorkeling trips to snake island
- sea fishing trips
- sight seeing to Snake Island



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Hotels in in Cherating
HOSTELS
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