5 Places To Go Paragliding In M'sia So You Can Forget Your Worries 100M High In The Sky

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1. Bukit Bubus (Besut, Terengganu)

Bukit Bubus Paragliding Park (formerly known as Kota Putera Paragliding Park), located 90 minutes away from Kuala Terengganu city, is a popular paragliding spot on the East Coast for its breathtaking views by the sea.

With its take-off point at about 300m above sea level, you will get to enjoy views of Besut's beaches, sea, hills, and nearby islands such as Pulau Perhentian.

Duration of flight: Five to 10 minutes
Cost: RM250 (The park currently has a RM150 pandemic promotion)
Elevation: 300m

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2. Bukit Batu Pahat (Kuala Kubu Bharu, Selangor)

As the closest location to capital city Kuala Lumpur and only a 90-minute drive away, Kuala Kubu Bharu Paragliding Park is a common place to paraglide in Malaysia. Besides their tandem flight packages for weekend thrill seekers, the site also often holds paragliding competitions and courses for professional paragliders.

Paragliders will be taking off at about 430m into the air and have views of rolling hills and luscious green forests as far as the eye can see.

Duration of flight: Five to 10 minutes
Cost: RM250 to RM350
Elevation: 430m

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3. Bukit Jugra (Banting, Selangor)

Also about a one-hour drive away from Kuala Lumpur, Bukit Jugra is another popular site for tandem paragliding in Malaysia.

At a mere 120 meters above sea level, the hill is not immediately an obvious take-off location for paragliding, but when you're up in the air, be ready to take in dramatic sights of Jugra town, its famous lighthouse, and Langat river sitting between endless canopies of green forest.

Duration of flight: Five to 10 minutes
Cost: RM240 to RM250
Elevation: 120m

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4. Bukit Kokol (Kota Kinabalu, Sabah)

At about 45 minutes away from Kota Kinabalu city centre, Bukit Kokol provides a calm and cooling environment and is a favourite spot among locals and avid hikers as a quick escape from the heat.

As for paragliding, it is one of the highest take-off points in the country at an impressive height of 800m above sea level. You will get to enjoy dramatic views of the city, its coastline, nearby islands, and the surrounding mountain ranges.

Duration of flight: 10 to 15 minutes
Cost: RM380 to RM400
Elevation: 800m

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5. Bukit Lohan (Ranau, Sabah)

About 110km away from Kota Kinabalu city is the gorgeous Ranau highlands. Tourists and locals alike often flock here to enjoy the lush green landscapes and serene weather.

Bukit Lohan is about 800m above sea level, however, as a take-off point among the highlands, you will only be gliding at about 230m in the air. Worry not though, the New Zealand-esque views make up for the lack of flying height and are definitely sights you'll never find in West Malaysia.

Duration of flight: 10 to 15 minutes
Cost: RM380 to RM400
Elevation: 230m

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All the prices listed are for tandem paragliding packages

However, many of the sites also offer paragliding courses and equipment for more experienced paragliders to rent.

Here are other things to take note of:
– Most tandem packages offered include insurance, equipment, a GoPro video, and transport to the take-off point (but be sure to confirm!).
– Flight durations are generally five to 10 minutes, and are subject to weather conditions.
– You do not need any experience to try tandem paragliding.
– The weight limit is minimum 40kg to maximum 80kg. Additional weight will incur additional costs.
– Make sure to wear long pants and covered shoes for the activity.
– Be ready to pay a deposit of RM50 to RM100 to confirm your bookings with the operators.
– Also, take note that some sites do not operate in certain months due to the monsoon season.

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