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Cape Rachado Lighthouse Tours

Cape Rachado Lighthouse
The Cape Rachado Lighthouse, also called the Tanjung Tuan Lighthouse, stands within the Cape Rachado Forest Reserve, which has been a haven for migratory birds and turtles since it was established in the 1920s. A fun excursion for some exercise and beautiful views, visiting the lighthouse requires a short uphill hike along a path surrounded by jungle.

The Basics
The Cape Rachado Lighthouse was first built in the 16th century to help ships navigate the Straits of Melaka. The structure that exists today mostly dates from the 19th century, but the lighthouse is generally considered the oldest in Malaysia. On clear days, the beautiful sea views reach all the way to Sumatra (Indonesia).

Some travelers visit the nearby town of Port Dickson, lighthouse, and reserve independently, staying at comfortable resorts along the coastline or in the town. It’s also possible to join a guided day trip from Kuala Lumpur, which typically include time to enjoy the beaches and hike to the lighthouse along with round-trip transportation.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • There is a small entry fee for adults to enter the Cape Rachado Forest Reserve. Kids get in free.
  • Stick to the marked, pedestrian-only paths to avoid getting lost.
  • The lighthouse itself isn’t open to the public.
  • Other trails through the reserve lead to beautiful beaches, so it’s worth spending a bit of time here.
  • While the trail is not overly challenging, it is steep in parts so best-suited to moderately fit travelers.

How to Get There
The Cape Rachado Forest Reserve is 11 miles (18 kilometers) from Port Dickson, a popular day or overnight trip south of Kuala Lumpur. It’s best to drive here yourself, or you can get a taxi from Port Dickson. If you plan to stay for just a couple of hours, you may be able to arrange for your taxi driver to return to pick you up later. Alternatively, you can stay at a resort near the park, or camp at the park, to enjoy the natural area longer.

When to Get There
The Cape Rachado Forest Reserve is open daily from early morning until early evening. March is the best time to visit the nature reserve, as this is when many migratory birds arrive.

Visit Fort Kempas

Travelers who want to spend a bit of time in this area should also visit Fort Kempas, about 21 miles (35 kilometers) from Port Dickson. The town used to be an important and thriving port, and fishermen still work here. History enthusiasts will want to visit the 15th-century Islamic tomb here, which has a carved megalith and is a site of importance to the local people.
Address: Malacca, 71050, Malaysia
Admission: Varies
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Private Tour : Port Dickson Full Day Exploration from Kuala Lumpur

Private Tour : Port Dickson Full Day Exploration from Kuala Lumpur

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Enjoy a day at the beach with round-trip transport from Kuala Lumpur to Port Dickson, where you’ll have free time to sunbathe, walk to the Cape Rachado Lighthouse, or try fun beach activities. Pre-arranged transport to Port Dickson from Kuala Lumpur lets you get an early start on the day for even more beach time and relaxation, without the hassle of navigating complicated public transit.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$62.83
Price varies by group size
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$62.83
Price varies by group size
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Dickson Dragon Amazing Sunset Cruise

Dickson Dragon Amazing Sunset Cruise

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Itinerary: 3.30 pm - Pick up from hotel at Kuala Lumpur (option with transfer only) 5.30 pm – Assemble at the boarding area. (for self arrival option) 6.00 pm – Board Dickson Dragon. Fish Feeding on board Dickson Dragon. 6.15 pm – Departure of Dickson Dragon followed by Welcome Announcement and Safety Briefing. Dickson Dragon will sail south towards Teluk Kemang and Blue Lagoon. Salt Water Jacuzzi net is lowered into the sea. We recommend guests to soak themselves in the Salt Water Jacuzzi while the boat is moving. Karaoke is available on board and it is Free of Charge. 7.00 pm – Dickson Dragon makes a turn back to the Marina. 7:15 pm – Prepare your camera for Sunset pictures. 7.30 pm – Dickson Dragon arrives back at the Marina. NOTE: If any customers book option with return hotel pick up, please get ready at Kuala Lumpur hotel lobby at 3.30 PM.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$23.59
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$23.59
Price varies by group size
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