The ecotourist will find much to delight him were he to take an upriver cruise
of Sungai Kelantan into the virgin rainforests of Kelantan. The secrets of the
jungle will unfold itself if he looks and listens; and the little villages along
the bank is an added bonus.
Take Bus No. 5 which leaves the main terminal at 7.45 every morning for Kuala
Krai. At Kuala Krai, take the boat which leaves at 10.00 am for Dabong. The 2-hour
boat ride affords ample time to take in the grandeur of the rainforests.
Upon reaching Dabong, you have about three hours to while away before
catching the boat back to Kuala Krai at 3.15 pm. Take a stroll around
the village and observe the villagers at their daily chores.
Alternatively, you can venture up to Jelawang to stay the night in one of the
chalets (RM25.00 including meals). A one and a half-hour jungle trek brings you
to the Jelawang Waterfall, spectacular and every bit worth the effort.
If you decide to return to Kuala Krai on the same day, you can catch a taxi from
Kuala Krai to Kota Bharu. Please note that there are no boats available on Fridays.
The southbound train from Dabong brings you to Gua Musang in two and a half hours.
Here is where the majestic Lata Beringin is located. Gua Musang also lies within
the National Park ami st the splendour of the world's oldest rainforests. Explore
the many limestone caves, cascading waterfalls or enjoy a river boat safari.
There are similar trips organised by the Tourist Information Centre in Kota Bharu.
You are advised to book in advance.