Homestay in Perak

Staying with a foster family is the best, true and unforgettable experience of the Malaysian ‘kampung’ living. These villages or ‘kampung’ are typically scenic countryside away from the hustle bustle urban life. Majority of these villagers still maintain their heritage and traditional ways of life in terms of food, sports, dance and home-based industries. Sometimes the homestay program involves a few nearby villages that enhance the harmonious relationship amongst them. It also benefits the tourist to understand the local community. During a longer stay, you get to explore the sensational and interesting nearby places of interest.

 
Currently, there are 8 Homestays in Perak in various locations that offer different experience.

 

Name of Homestay, location & attractions

Activities with hosted family & villagers *

Homestay Klah

  • Located in the southern part of Perak in the district of Batang Padang and about 130 kilometers from Kuala Lumpur.
  • Initiated under the Federal Land development Authority (FELDA).

 

  • Demonstration of traditional food and handicrafts
  • Cultural performance
  • Village tour
  • Visit Sg Klah Hotsprings Park
  • Souvenirs

Homestay Maju Manik

  • Located in the southern part of Perak in the Hilir Perak district and about 10 kilometers from the Teluk Intan town.
  • Mainly Malay community
  • Main source of income are paddy fields and rearing fish

 

  • Visit Cottage industries
  • Cultural Performance
  • Paddy field activities
  • Village tour
  • Visit Pasir Salak Historical Complex  and Teluk Intan Leaning Tower
  • Souvenirs

Homestay Bagon Datoh

  • Located in the southern part of Perak at the estuary of the Perak River in the Hilir Perak district and about 150 kilometers from Kuala Lumpur.
  • The biggest homestay in Malaysia with involvement of 13 villages and 100 houses.
  • Home of local dance such as ‘Bubu’ Dance and ‘Lenggok’ Dance
  • Famous fishing spots for lobsters fishers

 

  • Aerobic dance
  • Visit Cottage industries
  • Demonstration of processing the Virgin Coconut Oil
  • Cultural Performance
  • Village tour
  • Visit ‘Beting Beras Basah’
  • Souvenirs

Homestay Gopeng

  • Located in southern part of Perak in the district of Kinta with an easy access from the Gopeng exit.
  • Mainly Rawa community
  • Unique attraction is a 120 years old steel water pipe that channels the water from the nearby waterfall to the village

 

  • Demonstration of ‘Bedak Sejuk’ and traditional food’Kelamai’
  • ‘Adat Berjojak’ and Cultural Performance
  • Village tour
  • Visit Tempurung Cave
  • Souvenirs

Homestay Pendiat

  • Located in the southern part of Perak along the banks of the Perak River in the Perak Tengah district.
  • Traditional culture of rebana performance, marhaban and ‘silat gayung’
  • Perak activities such as fishing, kayaking, rafting and others.

 

  • Visit Cottage industries
  • Cultural Performance
  • Village tour
  • Traditional games
  • Visit Terrapin Breeding Center
  • Souvenirs

Homestay Bukit Gantang

  • Located in northern part of Perak in the district of Larut Matang with an easy access from the Changat Jering exit.
  • Well known for its delicious Durians
  • Other nearby attractions are Kg Dew Fireflies and Kuala Sepetang Charcoal factory

 

  • Traditional games
  • Mock wedding
  • Village tour
  • Visit Taiping
  • Plant-a-Tree program
  • Souvenirs

Homestay Selama

  • Located in northern part of Perak in the district of Hulu Perak and at the foot of Bintang Hijau range where the 3rd tallest waterfall in South East Asia ‘Lata Putih’ is found.
  • Other activities are a visit to ‘Gigantic Well’, the Hadrah dance and fishing

 

  • Rubber tapping activity
  • ‘Silat Gayung’ and Malay Thai performance
  • Cultural performance
  • Village tour
  • Visit ‘Sungai Atas Sungai’
  • Souvenirs

Homestay Kg Beng

  • Located in northern part of Perak in the district of Hulu Perak
  • Main mode of transport is by boat.

 

 
  • Rubber tapping activityCultural performance
  • Village tour by boat
  • Visit ‘Lata Tok Muda’
  • Souvenirs

There are more photos of Homestay Gopeng and Homestay Bukit Gantang in our Facebook page ~ Leisure & Incentive Tours Sdn Bhd

Lorry ride to Homestay Gopeng

Market            : Local Malaysian (with a minimum of 20 persons)

Package price based on per person (ex-Kuala Lumpur)

Duration

Package A

Package B

Day trip

RM 100.00

RM 180.00

2D1N

RM 180.00

RM 335.00

3D2N

RM 280.00

RM 440.00

Package A (with own transport) includes welcome drink upon arrival, full board meals (breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner) throughout the day, accommodation at hosted family home and activities with hosted family and villagers.

Package B includes air-conditioned coach from Kuala Lumpur with tour coordinator, welcome drink upon arrival, full board meals (breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner) throughout the day, accommodation at hosted family home and activities with hosted family and villagers.

Traditional house at Homestay Bukit GantangMarket            : Foreigner

Package price based on per person (ex-Kuala Lumpur)

Duration

Package A

Package B

Package C

Day trip

RM 230.00

RM 245.00

RM 310.00

2D1N

RM 415.00

RM 430.00

RM 580.00

2D1N

RM 610.00

RM 630.00

RM 810.00

 Minimum: 20 persons

Package A (ex-Kuala Lumpur) includes air-conditioned coach from Kuala Lumpur, English speaking tour guide, welcome drink upon arrival, full board meals (breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner) throughout the day, accommodation at hosted family home and activities with hosted family and villagers.

Minimum: 20 persons

Package B (ex-Kuala Lumpur) includes air-conditioned coach from Kuala Lumpur, foreign speaking tour guide, welcome drink upon arrival, full board meals (breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner) throughout the day, accommodation at hosted family home and activities with hosted family and villagers

'Adat Berjojak' at Homestay GopengMinimum: 5 persons

Package C includes air-conditioned car / van with English speaking driver-cum-guide, welcome drink upon arrival, full board meals (breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner) throughout the day, accommodation at hosted family home and activities with hosted family.

Terms and conditions

1.       Activities with hosted family & villagers depend on duration of stay and special request (at additional cost)

2.       Package price is subject to change without prior notice.

3.       Booking must be make minimum 7 working days before departure date

* Program will differs with choice of Homestay and group size

Example of 2 Days 1 Night itinerary at Homestay Maju Manik

Day 1 ~ arrives at Maju Manik Community Hall for a brief welcome ceremony of ‘rebana perak’ and welcome drink of ‘Rindu’ coffee. Briefing and video presentation before the hand-over to foster family. After dinner, cultural performance of ‘Pukung’ / ‘Nasyid’ / ‘Marhaban’/ Children dance / ‘Ghazali’ party

Day 2 ~Breakfast with the foster family. Visit cottage industries of ‘kerisek’, coffee and ‘bahulu’. Paddy field activities. Return to foster family for lunch and packed. Proceed to Community Hall for farewell reception and homeward bound.

Wedding dias at Homestay Bukit GantangExample of 3 Days 2 Nights itinerary at Homestay Bagan Datoh

Day 1 ~ at 12noon, you arrive at Bagon Datoh Community Hall for a brief welcome ceremony, hand-over to foster family and proceed to the foster family home for lunch. Interact with the foster family with activity organized by them.

Day 2 ~ Breakfast at foster family home. Visit the historical place ‘Beting Beras Basah’ where it is the sacred spot for the royal family of Perak during the installation of the crown. Return to the foster family for lunch and rest. In the evening, visit the cottage industry of processing Virgin coconut oil and sightseeing the Bagan Datoh jetty. Return to the foster family for tea and rest. After dinner, proceed to the Community hall for a Cultural dance performance of ‘dabus’/’zapin’/’lenggok’/’bubu menari’ or Martial Art ‘Silat Banten Betawi’ or Karaoke.

Day 3 ~ Breakfast at foster family home. At 9am, participate in the optional choice of telematch or traditional fishing. Return to foster family for lunch and packing. At 3.30pm, farewell reception at the Community Hall and proceed for homeward bound.

If you have any query regarding the above packages and any other special request regarding the Homestay program in Perak, please feel free to contact Miss Wan at 03-2260 2667 / 3667 / 4667 or email leisureincentivetours@gmail.com