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GUA MUSANGRafting on the Nenggiri River
The Nenggiri River flows from the backcountry of Kelantan. From the highlands it meanders its way through a series of rapids and later joins the Kelantan River at Kuala Krai. A section of the river, from Kuala Betis to Kuala Setelu, has become the playground of adventure and nature lovers. This remote area will probably remain unchanged for some years to come. Vast tracks of virgin jungle line both sides of the river broken occasionally by an orang asli settlement and limestone outcrops. Some of Malaysia's richest archaeological caves are to be found along the river: Gua Cha, Gua Chawan and Gua Jaya. These caves are archaeologically important as unlike other caves throughout the Peninsula, they have been undisturbed by guano collectors.


Your adventure begins after your arrival at the timber town of Gua Musang (Pahang/ Kelantan border); from there, you travel by off-road vehicles to Kuala Betis, the usual Put-In-Point.
Here you 'board’ the inflatable rafts for some white-water actions.

You raft along the 53km of the little known Nenggiri River that flows from the backcountry of Kelantan.
En-route you stop to visit GUA CHA Archaeological Site with its mysterious cave and imposing limestone.
Rafting down the river either on bamboo raft or rubber inner tubes is the best form of traversing this section of the river.
Just float down, or paddle if you want to go faster.

A trip of 2/3 days and 1/2 nights will be adequate to cover this section.
Just savour the atmosphere while being accompanied by cacophony of sounds from animals and birds in a jungle environment.
If you are lucky, you may be able to sight them because they are mostly nocturnal creatures.

You spend a night camping in a jungle environment and here you will be sleeping by the ever-present cacophony of the sounds of insects, frogs, birds and an occasional hooting of monkeys.
The river trip ends at Kampong SETAR from when you return by land to Gua Musang, the end of the river journey and adventure to remember.

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