Perak is the second largest state in Malaysia, situated in its Peninsular region. Even though it is primarily a commercial and manufacturing area, its natural beauty gets many people to opt for a Perak tour every year.
If you are looking for some natural wonders while touring Perak, the best options are the beaches that flaunt white sand, marine life, thousands of years' old natural caves, rainforests, etc.
Perak bus services provide transportations to and from its capital city Ipoh to all the major tourist attractions in this area. You can easily book a bus ticket online on the redBus mobile application and website.
How to Reach Perak
Perak is connected with the other parts of Malaysia through air, car, and buses. One can easily reach Ipoh from major cities in the country.
- How to Reach Perak from Kuala Lumpur
Upon arriving at the Kuala Lumpur International airport, one can easily take a bus to Ipoh or take a cab. The other alternative is to book a flight to the Sultan Azlan Shah Airport and take a bus or taxi to reach the destination. Buses are available directly from KLIA terminals to Ipoh, Perak.
- How to Reach Perak from Malacca
There are two ways to reach Perak from Malacca. One, hop on a bus where the travel time is approximately 6-7 hrs depending on whether the bus to Perak goes via Kuala Lumpur or not. The second option is to take a cab. There is a third option which involves taking a train halfway at Bandar Tasik Selatan. This journey would take approximately 6 hrs.
You can check for all the available buses to Perak from Kuala Lumpur and Malacca online on the redBus platform.
Top Bus Routes to Perak
- Kuala Lumpur to Ipoh, Perak buses are available both from the city as well as from the airport terminals. The travel time is 3.15 hrs. More than ten bus operators provide service on this route.
- KLIA1/KLIA2 to Ipoh buses are available regularly with comfortable seats and amenities for travellers. A return bus from Ipoh to the airport is also available.
- Cameron Highlands to Ipoh is one of the most popular bus routes in the area. Tourists get to see the green valleys of the highlands topped with tea leaves and other natural scenery when travelling along this route. The total travel time is just over 2 hours.
- Gerik to Ipoh is just a 2 hr travel. The bus arrives at the Amanjaya Terminal at Ipoh at an average rate of RM 20.
You can find details about all the routes for Perak buses online on the redBus platform.
Top Bus Stops Around Perak
The most popular bus stops around Perak are -
- Ipoh Town Hall
- Ipoh Old Town
- Gopeng town
- Panglima Kinta Mosque
- HSBC Concubine Lane
- Pamelo Orchard
- Sam Poh Tong
- Sunway Lost World of Tambun
Average Bus Ticket Price to Perak
The average ticket rate for a bus to Perak is RM 20 from Kuala Lumpur. There are plenty of bus operators that operate from Kuala Lumpur and other major cities around. Most of the bus services are available daily, and only a few bus operators have limited services.
Visiting Hours and Entry Details for Perak Tour
For tourists' convenience, the Perak tour may include trips that take them to various famous tourist spots in and around the area. Here are the top 3 Perak tours for you to try.
- Orang Utan Island tour is a one-day tour that usually starts at 8 am and lasts up to 8 hrs. The entry fee of RM 30 for adults and RM 18 for the kids is usually included within the tour package. People can avail concessions on the family fee for a family of 2 adults and 2-3 kids.
- Cameron Highlands day tour is another whole day tour that lasts up to 8 hrs. There is no entry fee to the forest. The tour bus also provides pick-up and drop-off services from and to the hotel or airport.
- White water rafting takes 20 minutes to reach the rafting area from Ipoh. The fee for rafting is not included in the package and is charged separately. The thrilling 22 rapids take 2 hours to complete.
Best Time to Visit
Ipoh, Perak has a pleasant climate that does not go beyond the tolerable range. The best time for a Perak tour is from June to September, the summer season.
Though the area often sees rainfall, March, April, and October happen to be the rainy season. It is not an ideal time to visit. The winter season from November-February can be chilly with a temperature drop to 20 degrees.
Things to See and Do at Perak
During your Perak tour, you can visit the following places -
- Ipoh Old Town has the buildings and monuments built during the British Colonial time. The town is known to be blooming since the tin-mining gained momentum. Today, it has developed into one of the busy places in this area.
- Perak Tong Cave Temple is popular for its 40 ft high Buddha statue. The cave walls inside are adorned with Chinese calligraphy and colourful frescos. The entry is free, and it opens from 9 am till 4 pm.
- Gunung Lang Recreational Park is more than 30 hectares in size with lakes and other entertainment options. There is an artificial waterfall from the limestone hills, long boardwalk areas, play areas, activities for the kids, etc. Entry to this park is charged, and it is open on all days with some change in the timings.
- Pangkor Island is situated between the off coast of Perak and Kuala Lumpur. It's a collection of 5 islands, where you can enjoy some time hiking, roaming around the sandy beaches, indulging in water sports, visiting Chinatown on the island or Foo Lin Kong Temple, etc. The place also has multiple options for accommodations.
- Orang Utan Island serves as the natural habitat, conservation, and rehabilitation for the primates on the verge of extinction. The park is open to the public every day from 9 am until 5 pm.