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2-day 1 night trek in Taman Negara National Park

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We were within one final hour's stagger of the river bank, at the base of one of Taman Negara's many animal viewing hides, and Guatamalan Santiago glared into the towering trees' canopy. "There's something there but I can't see it!" Amen Santiago.

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Our squad of seven -- Santiago, two Brits, two Canucks, an American and myself, along with head guide Aa (pronounced Ah Ah) and his assistant Ali, have been tramping -- okay staggering actually -- through the wilds of Malaysia's premier patch of greenery, Taman Negara National Park. The river, and the boat home, were within earshot. We were all exhausted and it seemed like what were most likely macaques were taunting us, but to be honest we've more than had our fair share of highlights.

Morning at Kuala Taham looking across to Taman Negara National Park. Photo taken in or around 2-day 1 night trek in Taman Negara National Park, Taman Negara, Malaysia by Stuart McDonald.

Morning at Kuala Taham looking across to Taman Negara National Park. Photo: Stuart McDonald

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