13 Nature Getaways Within 2 Hours From Kuala Lumpur

Eunis Ong
Eunis Ong
11 Aug 2020
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Time To Escape The Hustle And Bustle Of The City

Tiarasa Escapes Glamping Janda Baik Malaysia
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At times, when you feel stuck, frustrated, and dissatisfied especially when it comes to your job, a quick break might be the answer you’re looking for. Allowing stress to build-up can be toxic not only in your career but also in your interpersonal relationships. Having a short getaway helps to rejuvenate as well as recharge the mind, body, and soul. Thankfully, you don’t have to travel far just to escape the concrete jungle. Many of the staycation spots in this list can be reached within 2 hours from KL!

1. Tiarasa Escapes, Janda Baik

Tiarasa Escapes
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Tiarasa Escapes
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Distance from KL: 45-minute drive
If camping isn't your thing, it's time to try glamping! Spend a night in safari-style tents or treetop villas at Tiarasa Escapes, nestled in the heart of the Janda Baik Rainforest. This is a perfect nature escape great for families, couples, friends, or even corporate retreats.
#KlookTip: Enjoy 26% off when you book your staycation package on Klook.
Address: Persiaran Enderong, Kampung Janda Baik, 28750 Bentong, Pahang
  • Usual Rate: RM827.00
  • Klook-Exclusive Rate: RM800.00 
Package includes:
  • 1-night accommodation
  • Breakfast/lunch set
  • Nature walk
  • Bonfire experience
  • Moonlight cinema

2. Gopeng Glamping Park

gopeng glamping park staycation malaysia
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Gopeng Glamping Park Staycation
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Distance from KL: 2-hour drive
Located an easy drive from KL, Gopeng Glamping Park is bordered by the beautiful and tranquil village of Kampung Chulek, offering a rustic local experience in the heart of nature. There's so much to explore in its surroundings including cultural heritage sites, beautiful caves, and a forest with paths for trekking. Sleep in a tent beneath a starry sky and cycle out to explore the glamping site's beautiful surroundings the next morning!
Address: 0846, Jalan Besar Kampung Chulek, 31600, Gopeng, Perak
Book your staycation at Gopeng Glamping Park on Klook that comes inclusive of an adrenaline-pumping white water rafting experience! The package includes:
  • Gopeng Glamping Park admission ticket(s)
  • Meals and beverages
  • 1-night accommodation at Gopeng Glamping Park
  • Use of all facilities
  • Shower room
  • White water rafting activity

3. The Haven Resort, Ipoh

The Haven Resort Ipoh
The Haven Resort Ipoh
Distance from KL: 2-hour drive
The Haven Resort is a beautiful resort hotel in Ipoh naturally framed with the beauty of limestone, forests, and lakes! This one-of-a-kind resort allows guests to live by a forest and in the city at the same time, offering a charming experience that's hard to find elsewhere. Facilities here include a signature-designed infinity pool, a fully-equipped gym, spa, steam room, poolside bar, and all sorts of sports facilities!
The Haven Resort Ipoh
#KlookTip: Enjoy up to 60% off when you book your staycation package on Klook.
Address: Jalan Haven Persiaran Lembah Perpaduan Tambun, 31150 Ipoh, Perak
Enjoy up to 60% OFF when you book your staycation package on Klook:
Family Lakeside Suite for 4 pax
  • Original Price: RM2030
  • Klook Price: RM913 (55% OFF)
  • Comes inclusive of 1-night stay, breakfast, lunch, dinner, welcome drinks, complimentary late check-out at 2PM, and complimentary light refreshments & snacks
Couple Lakeview Suite for 2 pax
  • Original Price: RM1218
  • Klook Price: RM495 (59% OFF)
  • Comes inclusive of 1-night stay, breakfast, lunch, dinner, welcome drinks, complimentary late check-out at 2PM, and complimentary light refreshments & snacks
Spa Packages also available!

4. Hijau @ Gopeng

Hijau @ Gopeng Glampung Decks
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Hijau @ Gopeng White Water Rafting
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Distance from KL: 2-hour drive
Hijau Adventure in Gopeng is a unique recreational center with eco-friendly accommodation (for instance, a glamping space made with recycled old kampung wood!) and tons of fun outdoor activities where you can get up-close and personal with nature.
Fill your staycation itinerary with fun activities of your preference, you can embark on a sunset hike, a cave tour, or our favourite - white water rafting.
Address: Lot 13319, Kebun Ulu Gerumtum, Perak, 31600 Gopeng, Perak
Accommodation options available:
  • Bougain Villa [2-4 pax]
  • River Cabin [4-6 pax/10-20 pax]
  • Glamping Loft [4-8 pax]
Conveniently add on activities of your preference:
  • Sunset Hike
  • White Water Rafting
  • Waterfall Abseiling
  • Aboriginal Cultural Programme
  • 3 Meal Package
  • BBQ Meal

5. Sekeping Serendah

sekeping serendah staycation
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sekeping serendah staycation
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Distance from KL: 50-minute drive
Sekeping Serendah is probably not an unfamiliar name to most Malaysians. Located a mere hour's drive from KL, this private retreat space is located near the sleepy one street town of Serendah. This spot is perfect whether for couples, family, or friends - reconnect with nature and each other, have a BBQ party, and simply spend time lazing by the pool.
Address: Serendah FS, 43300, 48200, Selangor

6. The Dusun, Negeri Sembilan

The Dusun Seremban
The Dusun Seremban
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Distance from KL: 1 hour & 15 minutes drive
This nature haven is located smack in the middle of a forest reserve, allowing visitors to catch a glimpse of the Mantin hills at a distance. Spend some quality time with your loved ones while being surrounded by calm and lovely sceneries - it's perfect for those looking to recharge and escape the hustle and bustle of the city for a short while.
Address: 3437, Jalan, Mukim, Kampung Baru Pantai, 71770, Seremban

7. Sekeping Tenggiri, Bangsar

Sekeping Tenggiri KL Staycation
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Sekeping Tenggiri KL Staycation
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Sekeping Tenggiri was once an art warehouse but has been transformed into a charming little getaway space located in the suburbs of Bangsar. With rustic concrete and brick walls, large glass windows that bring in ample natural sunlight, and a pool surrounded by leafy greens, this spot is perfect if you're looking for a laid-back staycation without having to leave the city.
Address: No. 48, Off Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Tenggiri, 59100, KL

8. Villa Samadhi

Villa Samadhi KL Staycation Malaysia
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Villa Samadhi KL Staycation Malaysia
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Villa Samadhi KL Staycation Malaysia
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You wouldn't think a peaceful green oasis like this would exist in the heart of KL. Villa Samadhi is a 4-star hotel inspired by traditional Malay architecture, located just minutes away from KLCC. The 21 distinctive villas here are designed with a raw, rustic, yet sophisticated charm. Our favourite part of this place is definitely the outdoor lagoon pool that weaves through the entire resort - you can hop straight into the pool or simply sunbathe on your balcony.
Address: No. 8, Jalan Madge, Off Persiaran Madge, Jalan U-Thant, 55000, KL

9. Dusuntara Jungle Retreat

Dusuntara Jungle Retreat
Distance from KL: 1-hour drive
Lovingly built by husband and wife, Kamal and Hawa, the Dusuntara Jungle Retreat is situated at the foothills of Genting Highlands which is just an hour from KL by train or car. Upon arrival, visitors get to enjoy a scenic ride on a 4×4 before reaching the magnificent lodge.
The jungle retreat is encompassed by lush greenery which urbanites don’t often get to see. There are orchards, tropical rainforest, and river streams nearby. If you’re looking for an adventure, you can choose from various activities such as jungle trekking and fishing. If you prefer to chill and recharge, you can soak in the saltwater pool or make full use of the karaoke machine available at the lodge.
Address: 48200 Batang Kali, Selangor

10. Templer Park Rainforest Retreat

Templer Park Rainforest Retreat
Distance from KL: 30-minute drive
Just 30 minutes away from Kuala Lumpur, you can immerse yourself in the wonders of what Templer Park Rainforest has to offer. Spanning over a 3-acre land, the owner has built 2 chalets, one old and new, from Merbau and Teakwood. Visitors are able to fully utilise the amenities such as the jet spa, outdoor kitchen as well as the infinity pool which is overlooking the majestic Bukit Takun.
Despite its remoteness, you can still scroll through your Instagram or Facebook as the retreat provides free Maxis WiFi. You’ll never run out of things to do as the area is home to various famous natural landmarks in the vicinity such as Kanching Falls, Batu Caves, Selayang Hot Springs and many more that are worth the visit.
Address: 22, Jalan 3/2, Templer Height, Templer Park, 48000 Rawang, Selangor

11. The Shorea

the shorea
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Distance from KL: 1 hour drive
Feeling a little boujee? Why not head over to The Shorea which is just slightly over an hour drive from the city. As a matter of fact, The Shorea is neighbours to The Dusun. This architectural wonder is set on natural terrain with meandering paths that lead down to beautiful nature.
Perfect for family vacations, the main villa spans over 2,000 square feet with magnificent views encompassing the area. Take a plunge into the saltwater infinity pool which features a cave-like design overlooking the forested terrains. Located nearby are various recreational activities for the whole family to enjoy.
Address: Village Kolam Air, Mukim Pantai,, Jalan Jelebu, 71770 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan

12. Kuang Kampung Retreat

Kuang Kampung Retreat
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Distance from KL: 40-minute drive
Experience the lush kampung life with the three-storey bungalow resort at Kuang Kampung Retreat in Sungai Buloh which is just a stone’s throw away from the city centre. Surrounded by trees and herbs, visitors get to enjoy the beauty of nature inside as well as outside of the bungalow. Fully recharge your batteries before heading to the hectic work life with the lazy lounging set up of the place.
Address: Lorong Orkid, Kuang, 47100 Sungai Buloh, Selangor

13. Sekeping Jugra, Old Klang Road

Sekeping Jugra KL Staycation Malaysia
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Sekeping Jugra KL Staycation
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Located in a quiet neighbourhood along Old Klang Road, Sekeping Jugra is a hidden gem waiting to be explored. This single-storey house was built in the 1950s and is split into a few living and working spaces interconnected via narrow alleyways, courtyards, and gardens. The rustic space is simple yet serene, our favourite part is the rooftop garden where you can harvest your own food!
Address: 3, Jalan Jugra, 58100 Kuala Lumpur

Bonus: Belum Rainforest Resort

Belum Rainforest Resort
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Belum Rainforest Resort
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Distance from KL: 4-hour drive
The Belum Rainforest Resort is your gateway to nature set in the midst of a tropical paradise. Expect complete relaxation and serenity here while being surrounded by stunning views of the vast rainforest.
Depending on your preference, you can book a comfortable stay at the resort or even a camping experience (comes inclusive of camping equipment, a guide, a BBQ dinner, a full-day excursion of the Royal Belum State Park, and more!).
Address: Pulau Banding, 33300 Gerik, Perak
Comes inclusive of:
  • English-speaking guide
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • 1-night accommodation at Belum Rainforest Resort
  • Half-day excursion at Temenggor nature reserve