Cherating has a variety of natural attractions suitable for the whole family. The duration of the excursions range from just one hour to a full day, so there's no reason for you to miss out on exploring Cherating's natural wonders.
Firefly River Cruise - Cruise on the Cherating River and watch the magical fireflies light the mangrove trees and sky around you. You'll also get to learn all about fireflies, thanks to your friendly and knowledgable guide.
Mangrove River Cruise - Discover Cherating's mangrove river flora and fauna with a day time cruise on the river. Besides enjoying the silence of the river, you can see unique fauna such as snakes, monkeys, otters, and tropical birds.
Turtle Watching - Visit Cherating during the turtle nesting season, from May to September and you can watch mother turtles lay their eggs. You can then help the local turtle sanctuary collect the eggs so they're protected till they hatch.
Baby Turtle Release - One of the top Club Med Cherating activities, you can release baby turtles right in front of the resort from June to October. While releasing them into the sea, you can learn about these magnificent creatures at the same time.
Turtle Hatching - From June to October, you can watch the magical moment when baby turtles dig their way out of the sand and head into the sea. What's more, you can help them while they scurry to the water.
Taman Negara National Park - Go on a nature adventure at the world-famous Taman Negara. There are numerous activities to do here including jungle trekking, climbing the canopy walk, and white water rafting.
Elephant Sanctuary - The Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary is where rescued elephants are taken care of. It's a great place for the whole family as you can interact with baby elephants and even bathe with them in the river.
Cherating and its surrounding area have a rich culture and history. Here are some places you have to visit to soak in the local culture.
Visit Kuantan - The capital of Kuantan, this town is famous for its batik factory and historical landmarks such as the Sultan Ahmad Shah Mosque. You can also go shopping and sample local delicacies here.
Night Market - The Pasar Malam in Cherating offers a myriad of local food, goods, and souvenirs. You can find people from all walks of life and various interesting items here, so don't miss it.
Sungai Lembing Mines - An historical tin mine from pre-independent Malaya, this mine is one of the deepest mines in the world. Go on a tour of the tunnels and maybe continue your outing to the nearby town.
Mangrove River Cruise and Explore Kampung Life - After an hour's boat ride through the mangrove forest, you can visit the local village and experience the kampung life.
If you're wondering what to do in Cherating other than relaxing on the beach and exploring the local culture, you're in luck. You can join adventurous Club Med Cherating activities such as below.
Hop on a Quad Bike - Explore the mangroves of Cherating like never before. Go on an adrenaline-filled adventure and ride a quad bike through the forest in the safety of a group.
Jet Ski Adventure Tours - Besides hopping on a jet ski for a short ride in front of the resort, you can also opt to join jet ski tours that take you as far as Snake Island. Club Med Cherating offers four exhilarating tours, so be sure to check them out.
There's no shortage of fun excursions that you can choose from at Club Med Cherating. Besides a host of activities, we also provide a vast menu of local and international cuisines and all the amenities you need to have a great vacation. Planning to visit Cherating? Book a stay with us.