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Gopeng Rainforest Resort
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Gopeng
Reviewed 18 September 2012

The small van took us through the windy road and we arrived at GoPeng Rainforest Resort. There are no furnitures in the malay house except mattress for sleeping on the floor and a small fan for ventilation.
Nice home cooked food served and you even get to eat supper. As the resort is situated within the forest, you get to see different insects/ bugs.
Good experience with no aircon and away from the busy city life.

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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 March 2012

Feeling hemmed in and looking for a place to unwind? A place where you can be one with nature & feel the fresh vibrant mountain air caressing your soul? Look no further for Gopeng is the one. Only a stone throw from Ipoh & a world of difference lies this rustic town. From the main trunk road, Gopeng may seem to be another small town but the world transforms once you venture further in as this lovely place is the gateway to adventure in the wilderness.

Gopeng sits at the foot of the Titiwangsa Range & up in the hills of the enchanted forest is the Gopeng Rainforest Resort (GRR). This resort is run by David Foon & his wife, Janice. Tucked in a cozy corner of Kg. Geruntum, GRR is surrounded by orchards & 2 large fields where one can feel as though in the movie, “The Sound of Music”.

GRR may not be a 3, 4 or 5 star resort, but it is value for money. It is clean & the amenities provided are good. One can have a choice of accommodations like staying in a traditional Malay house, cozy chalets, long house or even camping on the grounds. Food, recreations & activities can be arranged. Janice is a good cook & with advanced notification, she can whip up a storm. Do try her Indian style curry which just pops in your mouth.

GRR caters to a wide age range. The young can have a field day studying nature within the resort while the more adventurous can venture out into the evergreen forest which is rich in flora & fauna. Senior citizens can relax by the creek, sipping Gaharu tea or even go for a round of board games. Beautiful dragonflies, Rajah Brooke butterflies & colorful birds can be seen within the orchard.

To spike your fun with a dose of adrenaline, activities like white water rafting, caving, rafflesia trail, wet abseiling, jungle trekking, night walks & trans Cameron trails can be arranged. One can even try out the natural Jacuzzi by the waterfall. Visits to the homes of the indigenous friends aka ‘orang asli’ to learn about their culture can be requested for if it fancies you. Don’t miss the Kinta Valley Outback Trail where David, a very knowledgeable guide, will show & explain to you the sites visited.

When the sun sets behind the hills, one can listen to the symphony of different colonies of insects. At dawn, do get up early to see the hills shrouded by mist & listen to the beautiful echo of nature.

Though having visited GRR a few times, I still look forward to returning to this resort whenever I have the time. It’s within my budget & this place oozes a rustic charm of its own.

For further information, visit: - http://www.gopengrainforest.com
- allmalaysia.info/2009/03/14/the-enchanted-rainforest/

Room Tip: During fruiting season & should you not enjoy the heavenly smell of durians, do request for the...
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with family
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38  Thank LWYoon
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Reviewed 15 January 2012

My group of 12 pax (teeanagers, late 30s, 40s, and 50s) stayed at Gopeng Rainforest Resort at Gopeng Malaysia from 30 Dec 11 to 2 Jan 12. We enjoyed the hospitality of the owners, David and Janice, very much. They went to great lengths to ensure that we have a most enjoyable stay. Janice is an excellent cook, and all of us over-ate! They also asked us to help ourselves to the endless supply of durians, rambutans and pudu-san, freshly obtained from their resort! Mango juice and durian cakes made by Janice were the best we have ever taken. They also brought us to Gopeng town to enjoy the famous food of the town - too many to state, but you can see them all in the video on you-tube. We felt very much at home and everyone feels really like one big happy family!

Before you think this is a eating only trip, I must tell you that we did adventure caving, water rafting, trekked Gunung Chante, enjoyed 'spa' at the waterfall, toured the tin-mining town to appreciate the history of the place, visited the nature reserve where even the birds and otters decided that they too will put up a perforamce for us. As if that is not enough, even 2 buffaloes decided they will come by to greet these 12 cityfolks from Singapore! The experience is not complete until we discovered that there were many 'hidden talents' in us when we got into the mood to 'party' through new year's eve with karaoke, dancing, games, jokes, etc... At 12 midnight, some people from a neighbouring resort capped our experience with fireworks display! What more can one ask for!

One more thing.... we were very pleasantly surprised that David knows so much about the history of the place, and we soaked in every piece of information he was filling us in on the Japanese invasion of Gopeng etc in the 1940s?

It is also a very satisfying feeling for me to be surrounded by mountains and forest, breathing fresh air and hearing the various sound of the cockerels, birds, cats, dogs, geese etc, including the lizards in the early morning, when one can just sit and soak in the beauty of nature, and watch the mist covering parts of the mountains. I found my 'peace', communicated with my God in the stillness of the morning, and revelled in the quiet time I spent in the resort compound while my friends struggle to wake up!!

When we trekked Gunung Chante, we are very comforted that David and jungle Leong are very conscious of safety. They ensured we do not hurt ourselves unnecessarily. When a member of our group found the trek too tough, David accompanied 2 of our friends down the gunung, but not only that, he took them to trek a gentler part of the gunung, so they too enjoyed the 'amended' trek and feel really great too! Jungle Leong made sure safety is foremost for the 10 of us still tackling the gunung chante, so when the going gets too steep and slippery, he will throw us a rope to help pull us up! We greatly appreciate that safety is always foremost in both David and Jungle Leong's minds. This is admirable! I respect them for being so responsible.

We enjoyed ourselves so much, we are returning to the Gopeng Rainforest Resort a couple of months later this year when we will also challenge ourselves to do the Trans Gopeng-Cameron trek!

Thanks again, David and Janice. My friends and I have never had such a fun-filled time before. The experience is totally great! See you guys soon.

Linda Teo + 11 friends, Singapore

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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with friends
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41  Thank EasytrekkersSpore
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Reviewed 3 April 2017
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  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 September 2014
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Gopeng Rainforest Resort

Address: Kampung Geruntum Jalan Gopeng, Gopeng 31600, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Perak > Kampar District > Gopeng
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Gopeng
Price Range: RM137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We Provide Eco And Adventure Activities Like White Water Rafting, Wet Abseiling, Caving Adventure, Jungle Trekking, Rafflesia Jungle Trail, Etc. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Gopeng Rainforest Resort Perak

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