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Cameron Highlands 2D1N Road Trip

Although I have travelled to all the 13 states and 3 federal territories of Malaysia, but still there are few places that are on my bucket list. One of them are Cameron Highlands. We decided to extend our trip after watching Westlife concert in Axiata Arena (always and forever big fan of Westlife).  

A night before our trip to Cameron Highlands, we overnight in Bidor, a small town in the southern state of Perak. The journey from Bidor to Cameron Highlands takes nearly a two-hour drive. If from Kuala Lumpur, it will takes at least 3 hours of driving. 

#1: Our first and quick pit stop - Lata Iskandar Waterfall Tapah. There are few food vendors nearby where you can stop and grab some snacks and fruits before continue your journey.  

Our main intention for this trip is purely just to visit the tea plantations only - trip to Cameron Highlands is incomplete without doing so. So if you are looking for most comprehensive itinerary for trip to Cameron Highlands, sorry guys to let you down as this post might not be the one. 

The first tea plantation we dropby is Cameron Valley Tea House. Apparently there are three tea houses but because we're pretty lucky to find parking in Tea House 1, hence we decided to have our brunch there. Tea House (TH) 1 and 2 sit along the way from Ringlet to Tanah Rata whereas Tea House 3 sits Kuala Terla. TH 1 has less parking than TH2 but it's less crowded at the open aired cafe. In case you unable to find parking in TH1, you can continue to drive to TH2 which is less than 5 minutes drive away. 

#2: Cameron Valley Tea House 1

#2: Their strawberry scones are must try here

#3: Food menu 

#4: Entrance and tram ride fee for exploring the estate 

#5: We managed to catch a quick glimpse of Tea House 2 before proceed to Tanah Rata and Brinchang

Opening Hours for Cameron Valley Tea House 1:
Monday to Thursday 9am to 6pm
Friday to Sunday 8am to 7pm
[Less parking and not many seats available at the open air cafe but this gives you a quiet environment]

Opening Hours for Cameron Valley Tea House 2:
Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 6pm
Fridat to Sunday 8am to 7pm
[Plenty of parking spaces and many seats available at the open air cafe. But because of that, it's overcrowded with visitors] 

#6: We dropby Cameron Centrum, the new town in Brinchang for Pepperlunch. This place is pretty new but you can find shops like Tealive, Starbucks, ZUS Coffee and look, we spot the unusual Family Mart signboard in black and white. 

#7: We stayed in The Cocoon Capsule Hotel because it's more nearer to BOH plantation.   

#8: Tried the famous popstick - we picked the strawberry yogurt and it's quite good. 
My husband almost finished the whole popstick.

#9: Most people will have steamboat when overnight in CH but for us, we had BKT at Xin Teh Bak Kut Teh. Not just their food were great, the bosses are super friendly too. We really enjoyed this dinner. 

On the next morning, we departed to BOH Sungai Palas Tea Centre, which is less than 15 minutes drive from our hostel. I have to say that driving into the teahouse is kinda nerve-racking experience cause the road is significantly narrow that only allow 1 car to drive through at a time. Fortunate, they have ample of parking spaces for the visitors and it's free of charge.  

#10: BOH Sungai Palas Tea Centre. The nicely paved of stairs that lead up to the cafe, small gallery and shop.  

#11: We ordered Nasi Lemak Pandan, BOH Green Tea Tiramisu, Chicken Pie and Classic Scone. 

#12: Scenic view of the BOH tea plantation 

#13: Must take photo with BOH tea signage before saying goodbye 

Opening Hours for BOH Sungai Palas Cafe:
Tuesday to Sunday 9am to 4.30pm
Closed on every Monday

Will I return to Cameron Highlands? Definitely yes but not too soon. There are few attractions that we miss out this round such as Cameron Highlands Flora Park, Cameron Lavender Garden and more. Furthermore, I would like to experience staying in the English cottage house.

My advise? If possible, try to avoid going to Cameron Highlands during the weekend or even public holiday cause the traffic jams are seriously terrible. And if you are planning to overnight in Cameron Highlands, do bring along thick jacket cause we're underestimated with the weather during the night time. We didn't expect it can be as low as 16 degrees. So cold!  

By the way, do you know that Sabah has its own tea plantation too? Here's my blog about Sabah Tea Resort.
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