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Johor: Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark Entry Ticket

1. Johor: Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark Entry Ticket

Visit the Adventure Waterpark on Desaru Coast, set against the backdrop of a traditional Malaysian fishing village. The waterpark offers abundant facilities for relaxing, and various exciting rides for thrillseekers within a space designed to accommodate up to 12,000 visitors. Experience exciting attractions such as the first-ever water coaster in the region and one of the biggest wave pools in the world. Use over 20 wet and dry slides, or simply relax in the cabanas. Enjoy a day out with the entire family, with facilities catered to all ages.

Malaysia: Gunung Panti Forest Reserve Guided Nature Tour

2. Malaysia: Gunung Panti Forest Reserve Guided Nature Tour

Trek around the Malaysian rainforest in Gunung Panti Recreational Forest reserve. See the natural habitat of the Malayan Tiger, Asiatic Elephant, and Malayan Tapir. Arrive early at the Bunker Trail and hear the dawn chorus. Travel along a 14 km dirt road by car on the lookout for wildlife. Meet at Desaru Coast as you are picked up by your driver. Go to the rainforest in the morning to hear the birds singing and the whooping calls of the white-handed gibbons. Board a vehicle at the Bunker Trail and slowly drive on this dirt road to see the wildlife. Stop to hike on a jungle trail. Listen to your nature guide teach you about the plants, insects, and small mammals that you may see. Finish up by returning to Desaru Coast where you will be dropped off.

Johor: Desaru Beach Wildlife and Habitats Guided Tour

3. Johor: Desaru Beach Wildlife and Habitats Guided Tour

Embark on a guided tour of the Desaru Coast at low tide and discover the abundance of sea life there. As you explore, learn about the ecosystems and habitats from your guide, and enjoy round-trip transfers from Johor. After being picked up from one of the selected addresses in Johor, take a guided walk along the picturesque coast of Desaru. Observe sea life that has come ashore to feed and interact as you scout out hidden rock pools. With your guide, identify the myriad of native creatures, including limpets, barnacles, sand anemones, rock crabs, bi-valves, brittlestars, sea worms, gobies, blennies, bulldozer prawns, sea sponges, and more. Marvel at the patterns created on the beach by the sand bubbler crabs, moon snails, and other crustaceans and mollusks. Learn about the rich biodiversity in the area from your naturalist guide. At the end of your tour, you will be returned to the departure point.

From Desaru Coast: Sungai Lebam River Cruise with Pickup

4. From Desaru Coast: Sungai Lebam River Cruise with Pickup

Discover the animal and plant life along the Sungai Lebam river on a cruise with a live guide. Learn about the forests you pass by and hear how the mangrove trees adapted to live in this ever-changing environment. Begin your tour with a pickup from your Desaru Coast hotel. Head to the Sungai Lebam river and board your family-friendly cruise. Sail along this wide, calm river, surrounded by a lush mangrove forest. As the boat gently meanders along the river, learn about the area's fascinating ecosystem from your guide. Hear about the old mangrove trees and how they adapt to live in this dynamic environment dictated by the ebb and flow of ocean tides. Pass by new-growth forests and areas cleared for palm oil production and agriculture. Keep an eye overhead for soaring birds, including black-shoulder kites, herons, and Pacific swallows. Cruise past a jetty with a view of a small fishing settlement and a floating restaurant.

Johor: Desaru Coast Birdwatching Tour

5. Johor: Desaru Coast Birdwatching Tour

Embark on a guided hiking tour along the Desaru Coast in search of native birds. Enjoy transfers from selected addresses in the Desaru Coast area and admire a variety of birds, including the Red Junglefowl, Oriental Pied Hornbills, and Blue-winged Pittas. After being picked up in the morning from one of the available addresses, join your naturalist guide and get introduced to the variety of native birds. Breathe in the fresh morning air and take in the coastal views. As you hike, your guide will point out the different species of birds and describe their habitat. Enjoy the rare opportunity to see roughly 100 species of bird native to Desaru, including White-bellied Sea Eagles, Bhraminy Kites, Black-shouldered Kites, Crested Serpent Eagles, and Changeable Hawk-Eagle. Look out for the Collared Kingfisher, White-throated Kingfisher, and Common Kingfisher, as well as the Blue-throated Bee-eaters, Blue-tailed Bee-eaters, Crimson Sunbirds, Ruby-cheeked Sunbirds, Brown-throated Sunbirds, Purple Heron, Grey Heron, Yellow Bittern, and many more.  At the end of your tour, enjoy a return transfer to the departure point.

Johor: Riverside Garden Walking Tour with a Naturalist

6. Johor: Riverside Garden Walking Tour with a Naturalist

Explore the Desaru coast on this guided walking tour along the river, complete with hotel pickup and drop-off. See Asian glossy starlings, keep an eye out for a Sunda-pygmy woodpecker, and learn about the area's ecosystem from your naturalist guide. Begin your tour with a pickup from your hotel and head to the Desaru coast. Stroll along the river, stopping to identify the many garden birds in the air. See Olive-backed sunbirds, yellow-vented bulbuls, Asian glossy starlings, white-throated kingfishers, and common kingfishers. Keep an eye out for the harder-to-spot colorful coppersmith barbets and Sunda-pygmy woodpeckers flying from tree to flower. As you stroll, learn fun facts about the plants and animals you see from your naturalist guide. Stop to get a look at the native plant species, including the Pandanus, Fish-Tail Palms, Gingers, and Candle Bush. Sneak up to the colorful flowers to see the beautiful butterflies and pollinating bees before returning to your hotel.

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