One of its kind in Malaysia. Understand the elephants. Help them.
### FOR CRUISE TRAVELLERS: Only make booking if your ship departs at 7:30pm or after ###
Kuala Gandah Elephant Conservation Centre was established in 1989 to rescue Asian elephants whose habitats are being lost to cultivation or development. The centre also aims to raise public awareness and support research.
It is estimated that there are only 1, 200 wild Asian elephants, also known as Elephus Maximus, left in Malaysia. In the past 25 years, the staff have helped to prevent the further decrease of the elephant population by relocating over 400 wild elephants back into the wild.
Tour recommended to passengers of:
Oceania Cruises, Royal Caribbean, Princess Cruises, Celebrity Millennium etc.
REMEMBER: Please watch the one-minute movie clip on this page about the sanctuary.
> 8-hour tour guide service + Licensed tour van for up to 14 travelers.
> No entrance fee involved.
* DIFFERENT VEHICLE OPTION: A luxury MPV (Toyota Alphard) for 4 VIPs is also available .
Book two full-day van tours (eg. Penang 1 day & Kuala Lumpur 1 day OR Kuala Lumpur 2 days) and receive free entrance ticket vouchers worth US$40 on the day of tour.
### FOR CRUISE TRAVELERS: ONLY MAKE BOOKING IF YOUR CRUISE SHIP DEPARTS AT 7:30PM OR AFTER ###
Below is the standard timing for an 8-hour tour starting at Port Klang Cruise Centre:
9:30am - Meet the tour guide and travel to Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary.
### Visit BATU CAVES (sacred Hindu shrines built in huge natural caves) & NATIONAL PALACE (if time is sufficient).
12:00pm - Arrive at the sanctuary.
12:15pm - Registration (free).
1:00pm - Documentary video introduction.
1:30pm - Elephant feeding.
2:00pm - Elephant show & elephant bathing.
3:30pm - Travel back to the port.
6:30pm - Arrive at the Port Klang Cruise Centre.
### Please watch the one-minute movie clip on this page about the sanctuary.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: IF YOU ARE ARRIVING BY CRUISE: 90% of the cruise ships embark at Port Klang Cruise Centre (a.k.a Boustead Cruise Centre). I will wait for you in the arrival lobby holding a paging board showing your name. In case your ship is unfortunately directed to embark at the West Port, South Port or North Port, I and the vehicle are not allowed to enter these cargo ports due to security reasons. In this case, you will need to take the FREE shuttle bus to come to the main gate. I will meet you here.
Duration: 8 hours
IMPORTANT NOTE: THE TOUR IS UP TO 12 PEOPLE even if the maximum number of travelers is indicated here as 10.
The same tour package by a LUXURY MPV for up to 4 persons is also available at US$790.
The same tour package by a VIP TOUR COACH for up to 44 persons is also available at US$1,200.
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 RM$ - This tour package EXCLUDES meals and entrance tickets. The tour guide will advise you the amount you need to pay (at the ticket counters) on the day of tour. He can also pay for you in advance and you may later pay back in USD.
* Usually for Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary tour, there is no entrance fee involved.
You are also advised to prepare some small cash in RM$ for drinks or souvenirs. For small amount, you may exchange with the tour guide.
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
For NATURE TOURS, I am licensed to guide at:
+ Bukit Merah Orang Utan Island
+ K. Gandah Elephant Sanctuary
+ Langkawi mangrove cruise
+ Night firefly-watching cruise
+ Cameron Highlands
I DO NOT guide in any NATIONAL PARK, nor conduct any trekking tour.