Jerantut is a small town in Pahang Darul Makmur located on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia. The town is the main transport hub for visiting the Taman Negara National Park and there are many public cabs available to any location from local district to other district and inclusive to Kuala Lumpur or Kuantan (capital city of Pahang). Jerantut is a dead town at night except for Saturday night when a local night market (Pasar Malam). On Sunday, a flea market is famous for its local food which is plain rice with silver catfish in durian paste or locally known as "Ikan Patin Masak Tempoyak". It is a popular and very savory dish and is in fact a traditional dish in the state of Pahang. The popular Patin fish is found in the inland riverine areas as the Patin fish is found in abundance in the rivers of Pahang, especially in the Sungai Pahang.
From Kuala Lumpur city centre, you can take a taxi or drive to Jerantut for 2 hours and 30 minutes by using E8 and Route 98 to Jalan Tahan in Kampung Sungai Jan, Jerantut.
Taman Negara National Park is the first and the oldest official Protected Area in the country, originally named King George V National Park. The park was renamed Taman Negara after the nation gained independence in 1957 and was declared in 1938 by the Sultans of Kelantan, Pahang and Terengganu (during King George's Silver Jubilee). It acts to preserve the land's nature in perpetuity and the most popular activities at Taman Negara are river cruises and jungle trekking. The canopy walk is also a must-see, offering a fantastic close up view of activity in the rainforest canopy. Nesides that, there are also activities such as climbing the highest mountain in Peninsular Malaysia, caving, fishing, camping, observing wildlife, and visitors can start tour from 4 pick-up points which are Kuala Lumpur, Jerantut, Kuala Tahan and Sungai Relau. On top of that, there is activity where people can stay overnight in one of the wildlife observation hides, adventurous cave explorations at Gua Telingga, Gua Kepayang, Gua Luas, Gua Landak and Gua Tumpat) river cruises, Lata Berkoh with its waterfalls, fishing, enjoy the scenic views after climbing to the summit of Mount Tahan and visiting the Orang Asli (Batek and Semokberi) people in their villages.
Overlooking the Tembeling and Tahan Rivers, the hotel is just a five-minute drive from Kuala Tahan and three hours from Kuala Lumpur. Fitted with tiled or wooden flooring, rooms and chalets are made of natural timbre and come with living and dining areas and a kitchenette. Mutiara Taman Negara gives its guests the opportunity to glimpse at the flora and fauna species estimated at 10,000 plants, 150,000 insects, 25,000 invertebrates, 675 birds, 270 reptiles, 250 freshwater fish and 200 mammals. The 3-star hotel provides guests with an endless amount of activities such as swimming in Lata Berkoh, boat rides, cave exploration, jungle treks, and visiting the night market of the local settlements. Both nature lovers and thrill seekers will enjoy the fascinating sights, sounds, and smells of the surrounding hotel as this resort is only 9- minute walk from the beach. As for dining options, Seri Mutiara Restaurant serves a buffet spread of Malaysian delicacies and international favourites. Other dining options include light snacks and refreshing beverages at Cricket Bar.
Holiday View Inn Taman Negara has rooms furnished with top-class amenities with private bathrooms. Besides that, Holiday View Inn Taman Negara is a 15-minute boat ride from Kuala Tahan Jetty. From the jetty, it is a 20-minute drive to the nearest town, Jerantut. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations. Guests of the hotel also can enjoy on-site features like 24-hour front desk, family room and free parking on site as well as restaurants that serves local and international cuisines. Besides that, it is surrounded by natural greenery and occupies a peaceful spot in the rainforest and offers fishing and hiking activities.