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Kuala Gula Wetlands Day Tour


Kuala Gula Mangrove Bird Watching (2D1N)

Departure : Daily 11:00am (Duration : 9 hours)


11:00 - Waterbirds Interpretation Center [Perhilitan]

12:00 - Visit Belachan factory
             [processing, quality control and packaging]

13:00 - Lunch

14:00 - Visit charcoal factory. Introduction of
              charcoal processing, Matang management

15:00 - Visit Hua Seng Temple

16:00 - Slide show [ Introduction to waterbirds,
              mangrove and fireflies

17:00 - Boat ride  along river estuaries, bird
             watching...cockle farming

19:30 - Seafood dinner

20:15 - Night walk  Fireflies watching , wildlife spotting



Departure : Daily 13:00pm (Duration : 2D1N)


13:00 - Arrive at charcoal factory. Introduction of charcoal processing, Matang mangrove management system

14:00 - Visit HuaSeng Temple

15:30 - Tea time / Check-in

17:00 - Boat ride along rivers estuaries, birdwatching

19:30 - Seafood dinner

20:00 - Slide Show - Introduction to fireflies, waterbirds and mangrove

21:00 - Night walk - Fireflies watching, wildlife spotting
Free and easy and Good Night.



08:00 - Breakfast

08:30 - Mangrove trail walk. (Learn about flora and fauna at mangrove ecosystem)

10:00 - Waterbirds’ Intepretation Center (PERHILITAN) Video show of Kuala Gula

11:00 - Visit Belachan Factory  (Processing, quality-control and packaging)

12:00 - Lunch

13: 00 - Back to hostel. Check-out. Goodbye and see you again 


Per Person  

Inclusive :
* 1 Lunch
* 1 Dinner
* Boat fee
* Tour guide fee

Note :
* Minimum person required or join group, please
   contact us to reconfirm.


Per Person (40 pax and above)  
Per Person (30 pax and above)  
Per Person (20 pax and above)  
Per Person (10 pax and above)  

Inclusive :
* 1 night accommodation
1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Seafood dinner, 1 Tea time
* Boat fee
* Tour guide fee

Note :
* Minimum person required or join group, please
   contact us to reconfirm.




Geographical location and natural characteristics of Kuala Gula

Kuala Gula is a small fishing village located in the Kerian district in the state of Perak, about 50 km west of Taiping town and 80 km south of Penang. The local community shifted to Kuala Gula about 70-80 years ago from Teluk Rubiah. In earlier days, the main agricultural crop was the sugarcane which supported the local sugar industry. Hence, “Kuala Gula” as the name of the village was established viz. a coastal village that produces sugar.

The current population in Kuala Gula is about 6,500 people. The Chinese form the majority, followed by Malays and Indians. Local people are mainly involved in the fishing industry (fish, shrimp and crab catches), cockle culture, and associated cottage industries related to shrimp paste and dry shrimp making.

Due to its strategic location and rich natural resources, Kuala Gula is a popular ecotourism site. The vast mangrove forest, scenic river and sea views, traditional fishermen lifestyle and culture, rich coastal biodiversity, various rare and threatened bird species, are the few attractions Kuala Gula can offer to people who wants to get away from the buzz of city life.

For plant lovers, Kuala Gula is home to 17 true and associated mangrove plant species. For wildlife enthusiasts, you can see a number of wildlife species. For bird watchers, Kuala Gula is a haven for about 200 bird species. At night, you can observe owls hunting for preys in oil palm plantations and also hundreds of fireflies on the mangrove trees. Kuala Gula is really full of wonders !

Introduction to Kuala Gula Ecotourism Association

The Kuala Gula Chinese Ecotourism Association (also known as CETA) was established in October 2003, with the assistance of Wetlands International under the Kuala Gula wetland conservation and wise use project. The mission of CETA is to protect the natural resources of Kuala Gula and improve the understanding of the importance and functions of mangroves among the local community and tourists.

At the same time, CETA also creates job opportunities that provide alternative income for the local community. CETA members are made up of a group of qualified nature eco-guides arising from the local community. They have received a series of nature training courses conducted specifically by Wetlands International.