Packages Offered :
x 4 Adventure Endau Rompin
x 4 Adventure Lata Kijang Day Trip
4 x 4 Gopeng Off Road Adventure
x 4 2D 1N Endau West
4 x 4 Gopeng Sg Sat/ Jeram Batu Kapor Day Trip
Images of 4 wheel driving in Endau
The extensive network of logging trails in the rugged,
densely forested interior of Malaysia offers a whole range of offroad
driving experiences. Beginners can opt for easy family-type trails that
require no special equipment modifications, and for the intermediate driver
there are moderately challenging trails with some obstacles. The
highly-skilled driver looking for thrill-and-skill rides will not be
disappointed either, as the rugged terrain in the mountainous interior
presents some extreme challenges.
For the casual driver, the dry months between March and
October are best, but the determined off roader will welcome the extra
challenges brought bymonsoon rains between November and February.
If you want to explore Malaysia's back country, it's
probably best to go with one of the several 4WD tour specialists, as the
terrain is difficult to negotiate without the help of a seasoned driver. He
will have local knowledge of the trails, weather conditions, camping
locations and scenic attractions to make your 4WD tour a holiday to
remember. Some specialist operators also offer comprehensive courses
suitable for beginners, through to more advanced levels.
Some of the best offroad driving in Peninsular Malaysia
can be found in the remoter regions. A premier site is Gua Musang in
Kelantan, which is connected byhundreds of kilometres of logging tracks to
Cameron Highlands in Pahang and Lasah in Perak. The Kenyir Lake area in
Terengganu, and Endau-Rompin, Chini Lake and Sg. Lembing in Pahang are also
popular offroad routes. But there are also good offroad driving sites
near major cities. Kuala Kubu Bahru, just two hours' drive from Kuala
Lumpur, offers mild to moderate off road routes in a delightful rural
An offroad adventure into the remote interior of Borneo
offers a rare insight into a lifestyle that has remained essentially
unchanged for centuries. In Sarawak, the logging tracks pass through some
stunning rainforest scenery and offer access to the previously inaccessible
upriver communities. A visit to the communal longhouses of the indigenous
Iban, Kayan or Kenyah people who inhabit this pristine area is an
unforgettable experience. In Sabah, the Kinabalu Park area is popular with
Several offroad jamborees and competitions are held each
year, and every major city has a 4WD club. One of the largest gatherings
of 4WD enthusiasts is seen every year in the Rainforest Challenge, an
offroad competition lasting 10 days that takes participants through the
magnificent tropical jungle of Peninsular Malaysia.
Things to Always Carry on Trips
Basic recovery gear (snatch straps, 'D' shackles,
shovel, axe, jack and jacking plate; winch and chainsaw are optional).
First-aid kit (antiseptic, burn cream, scissors, eye
drops, bandages, dressing).
Tools (ring and open spanners, hacksaw, file, wire
cutter, tyre gauge, pump and repair kit, battery jumper leads, spray
Spare parts (radiator hoses, fan belt, fuses, spark
plugs, coil, condenser, tyre tube).
Extra water, map of area, compass, torch, knife,
General Offroad Driving Tips
Observe all rules and regulations pertaining to the use
of public land.
Avoid areas which are easily damaged such as swamps and
vegetated sand dunes.
Carry out all the rubbish you brought in.
Always ask permission before entering private land.
Leave gates as you find them.
Driving in Tricky Sections
Don't change gear in the middle of a tricky section.
If in doubt, always use a lower gear.
A low second or third gear is generally best for going
uphill, a low first gear is best for steep downhills. If your vehicle
begins to slide sideways, a very slight acceleration and steering into
the slide will normally straighten your descent. Use your footbrake
sparingly and avoid touching the clutch.
Move the steering wheel rapidly from side to side to
improve traction in mud; if you become stuck, rock the vehicle forwards or
backwards byalternating between first and reverse gears.
To get through sand, lower the tyre pressure to 140 kpa
(20 psi) and avoid sudden changes in direction or acceleration. Fitting
specialist desert tyres may help.
When descending a dune, avoid braking, but don't go so
slowly that the wheels stop rolling.
Before entering a water section, loosen the fan belt,
and spray electrical equipment with lubricant. In the water, use a low
second gear, keep the speed down but fast enough to create a bow wave, and
keep the engine running. Avoid changing gears or disengaging the clutch.
If the engine stops, do not restart it but winch the vehicle out.
ROAD DRIVING TIPS
light but absorbent natural fiber clothing
- Nights in
the rainforests may bet cooler than expected so bring
along water-proof jacket to keep you warm as well as
protected from the rain.
shoes are a must especially in competition events. Bring
a pair of thongs or sneakers to let your feet breathe
and relax when you make camp.
- Socks are
a must to keep your feet dry and unchaffed.
- A pair of
heavy duty gloves are also advisable.
- Bring a
sleeping bag and a camping tent for overnight shelter.
check vehicles before starting out on a drive. Pay
special attention to tires which can develop punctures
from the rough terrain.
- Carry a
first aid kid with elastic bandages, surgical dressing,
antiseptic, burn cream, eye drops, scissors and tweezers
TO DRIVE AND WHEN
The East Coast offers the best
terrain in Peninsular Malaysia for off road driving. Gua Musang
in Kelantan and Tasik Kenyir in Terengganu, Endau Rompin in
Johor, Tasik Chini and Cameron Highlands in Pahang are the
routes most often used for the sport. The are around the
Kinabalu National Park in Sabah and Bintulu in Sarawak are
places of off road enthusiasts in East Malaysia.
There are also some good places
to drive closer to Kuala Lumpur and the Peninsular. The most
notable are Pertak in Kuala Kubu Baru, Selangor which is two
hours drive from Kuala Lumpur. The route is especially scenic
with fruit plantations and fresh produce stalls fringing the
Pahang and Terengganu still
remain the favourite off road driving destinations. The Sungai
Lembing mines in Pahang are a safe though challenging route and
anglers may like to pack their rods for some fishing as well.
The Endau Rompin are in Johor is a more trying route and a group
expedition is strongly recommended since a lone vehicle may
Kenyir Lake, Kuala Berang,
Sungai Loh and Sungai Kelamin in Terengaanu are also great spots
for off road adventures. The proximity of these places to small
towns make it easy to get provisions or fuel.
Because of the ruffed terrain
and jults and bumps sustained during a drive, participants need
to be of a sound body and constitution.
Off road driving
is a year round activity, but depending on the level of
expertise of the drive, some months are better than others.
The dry season from March to October make for firmer terrain
and less mud. Visibility is also much better without the
slashing November – February monsoon rains and so the dry
months are recommended for the Casual driver.
The casual driver
as well as the contestant must always bear in mind that off road
driving seeks to unite man and nature. It is never a test of
wills of one against another. Internationally accepted practices
are to be abided bywhen traveling and camping.
Always remember to
take your garbage with you. No burying of thrash is allowed.
Carry out bodily functions at least 100 meters away from
campsites and well away from water. Keep to marked trails and do
not drive over vegetated sand dunes while on beaches.
Never run over or
flatten any living undergrowth or saplings if your vehicle can
safely go around it. Attempt also to move fallen obstructions
blocking your track rather than trying to drive over them.