The trek to the Rafflesia is near a little village about 12km from Gopeng, near Ipoh, Perak. To trek through the jungle to where the Rafflesia thrives, you need to engage the services of a Semai Orang Asli guide. The trek was hilly, some parts you really have to climb. Halfway up the hill, you can already see a Rafflesia. There were a few rotting carcasses here and there.
07.00AM: Morning Hotel pick-up (Kuala Lumpur areas only)
09.30AM: Pick up at Gopeng Toll Exit Plaza (Exit 135) who will then lead you to the parking area at Ulu River Lodge, then assemble there and transfer to Ulu Geroh (Starting Point) by lorry.
10.10AM: Arrive starting point. Briefing by guide. Start trekking to Ulu Geroh. Journey will take around 3 hours which one will pass by the area of Orang Asli settlement and some part of the treks is steep so a good hiking shoes and long socks is required to avoid leech bite. Rajah Brooke Butterfly area will be visited after the visit to the Rafflesia Center.
01.10PM: End of Rafflesia trekking. Depart to lodge area for lunch.
02.15PM: Freshen up then transfer to your hotel.
Note: Please inform your hotel to arrange your pack breakfast one day in advance.