What Maya Said about Endemic Guides (2007);
I did the Kuala Gandah/Deer Park tour in May this year, with my husband
and 4 year old daughter, Nina. The tour was definitely one of the
highlights of our trip, which says a lot as we were on a 2.5 month
round-the-world trip which included stops in Europe, USA and French
Polynesia. Lee is a great guide - friendly, easy to talk to and is very
knowledgeable. I grew up in KL, and had been to Kuala Gandah before, so it
seemed strange to be booking a tour when I could've organised it myself....
but it was much easier having someone else organise everything and, as there
were just the 3 of us on our tour, it really just seemed like we had a good
friend showing us around.
We enjoyed both of the main attractions: holding a
python and feeding sun bears, ostriches, rabbits, Javanese deer and mouse
deer at Deer Park; and feeding, riding on and bathing elephants at the
sanctuary - being able to get so close to all those animals was truly a
magical experience. I agree with your previous clients that some of the
animals (especially the adult sun bears, and the monkey) at Deer Park need
larger cages, and we thought the elephant rides could've been a bit longer,
but the great thing about both places is how low-key and relaxed they are,
and we hope they stay that way. We also enjoyed the documentary on the
elephant relocation programme.
We will definitely do more tours with you when we are next in Malaysia,
and will recommend you to our friends and family. Everyone who sees our
photos is amazed. Thanks to Lee for such a fun day, and also for taking
some great photos of us (and to Jen Ney for sending us the photos on CD).
Maya - Australia 2007