8 Fun Activities In Janda Baik If You Want A Short Getaway From The City
We get it. You don't want to travel too far but you need a break from city life for a bit.
Janda Baik is less than an hour's drive from KL and offers more than just popular wedding venues.
This little village in Bentong district has plenty of activities if you need a breath of fresh air and a short trip that won't cost you a bomb.
1. Go for a dip in Lata Tampit Waterfall
Beat the heat and take a dip in one of Janda Baik's many waterfalls. Among these is Lata Tampit that is said to take about an hour to hike one way.
If you want more options, there's also Luroh Waterfall, Lata Hammer, and a seven-tiered waterfall called Ulu Tampik.
2. Play paintball with your friends at SWAT Paintball
Unleash your competitive side and shoot paint with (or at!) friends.
SWAT Paintball is a three-acre paintball centre just 40 minutes away from KL. They have a field that caters for beginners and can be tailored for smaller groups.
For those seeking a bit more of a challenge, they provide a jungle terrain with natural obstacles like trees and large boulders.
Lot 5269 Kampung Pulau Santap,
Kampung Janda Baik, Malaysia
3. Ride ATVs through streams, off-road slopes, and uneven terrains
Buckle up and get ready for a wild adventure on four wheels! Riding ATVs, also known as All-Terrain Vehicles, can be a thrilling activity to do with your friends or family members.
These are some of the ATV centres around Janda Baik:
— Black Pearl Adventure Janda Baik
— ATV Janda Baik Rimba Valley Motor Campsite
— FJ ATV Janda Baik
— Dinda ATV and Glamping
4. Book a staycation or go camping
There are several campsites all around Janda Baik. But if you're not into that, there are plenty of beautiful accommodations as well.
Whether you're a solo traveller or looking for a much-needed getaway with your friends/family, here are some places to stay:
— Happi Village
— Tanjung Hills Retreat (campsite)
— Santai Riverside (campsite)
— Sugeh Hill Eco Resort
— Danau Daun Chalets
— 100-year-old wooden Airbnb villa
— Plateau Farm Sustainable Treehouse Camp
5. Enjoy a meal with your loved ones in a peaceful setting at a little farm on the hill
Nestled on a serene six-acre hillside, a little farm on the hill began by cultivating vegetables, and has since blossomed into a key supplier of organic herbs, fruits, and vegetables to numerous shops and restaurants in the city.
They offer a Farmer's Lunch Club, designed for a minimum of two guests, seeking a farm-to-table weekend lunch experience.The Dining Room, which can accommodate up to 16 guests, provides an intimate setting for groups to get together and enjoy meals that are made with all the fresh ingredients grown on the farm.
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6. Ride horses at Bidaisari Stables
Located within a resort, Bidaisari Stables invites both novice riders and experienced equestrians on a range of horseback adventures. These include leisurely joy rides, scenic trail rides, and kampung rides tailored for pro horse enthusiasts.
In addition, they offer comprehensive horse riding classes, available as single lessons or package deals, catering to riders of all skill levels.
Joy ride — RM31.50 (10 minutes)
Single lesson — RM105 (45 minutes)
Jalan Cherengin 1,
Kampung Janda Baik
9am - 12pm; 3pm - 6pm (Daily)
7. Enjoy a cuppa at Pintô Coffee+ or Pineyard
If you just want to chill instead, these two popular cafés in Janda Baik offer the perfect atmosphere. Sip on a soothing cup of coffee or savour a yummy brunch, all while being surrounded by nature. It's the ideal choice for a peaceful weekend activity.
C1, Jalan Tanarimba Pine, Kampung Janda Baik,
28750 Bentong, Pahang
9am - 6pm (Daily)
Address (Pintô Coffee+)
5615 Jalan Cheringin, Kampung Janda Baik,
10am - 6.30pm (Tuesday to Friday, Sunday)
10am - 8pm (Saturday)
Closed on Monday.
8. Archery at Majnoon Archery & Campsite
Step into the shoes of Robin Hood or embrace the spirit of The Hunger Games as you take aim with your arrows at Janda Baik.
Majnoon Archery presents a range of packages:
— RM35 per hour (includes equipment), with RM15 for each subsequent hour
— RM70 for a three-hour experience, complete with equipment
For larger groups, special packages are available, catering to a minimum of 10 archers.
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