How To Get To Belum

The closest town to Royal Belum State Park is Gerik, Perak. Gerik is accessible by road (car, buses, taxis) from Ipoh (either through Sungai Siput or Kuala Kangsar), Jeli (Kelantan) or Pengkalan Hulu (Perak) or from Kulim (Kedah – through new highway).


Journey from Kuala Lumpur will take aproximately 4.5 hours by car. Toll charges will apply from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Kangsar. You can take bus ride from Hentian Duta Kuala Lumpur which will cost about RM30. Please visit Transnasional bus service for more details.

Trip from Jeli, Kelantan will take about 3 hours through scenic route between Perak and Kelantan. Watch out for crossing wild animals like elephants, tigers and local animals like cows and buffaloes.

Travelling from Pulau Pinang will take approximately 3.5 hours through Kulim and scenic route after Pengkalan Hulu.

Please take extra careful when driving because there are lots of small villages along the way. No doubts they are very friendly, but please watch out for the crossing pedestrians.

In case of emergency, you can dial 999 from any location. Tow truck services are also available 24hrs.

Our office can also arrange your trip to Royal Belum State Park from Kuala Lumpur. Please call us for details.

What to wear?

If you are planning into the jungle, wear light, loose clothing; comfortable long-sleeved shirts and long pants for protection from insects and abrasions. In certain conditions, the forest can be very cold. Bring a waterproof jacket for comfort. When jungle trekking, choose a trail that you can complete before dark and do let someone know when to expect you back. It is best to stay on the marked trails in the jungle.


If walking around town and neaby villages, the best is to wear comfortable outfit and not over exposed. Being in a muslim country can raise uncorfortable feelings among the locals. The best is to ask the guide or get BOA office to accompany you during the visit.

Permit to Enter Royal Belum State Park

Permits are required to enter Royal Belum State Park can be arrange by Belum Outdoor Adventure team by giving minimum 7 day notice prior to your visit. Details can be found at

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