Take flight over the Terengganu landscape
There’s hardly a better way to view a place than to see it from above. That’s why we adore the window seat on an aeroplane, and why we search for tall places to get a bird’s-eye view, right?
If you’d like to turn it up a notch and attempt something more exhilarating, then tandem paragliding is the way to go.
Ready, set, FLY at Bukit Maras Tandem Paragliding
Photo by @brendylim96
Adrenaline junkies will get a hit at this experience in Terengganu. The hilltop of Bukit Maras is flat and wide, lending the perfect terrain for paragliders to use as a runway. The best part? You can join in on the fun too!
Don’t worry, you won’t need a license of any sort for tandem paragliding as you will be accompanied by an experienced pilot. Aside from a few very simple attractions during take-off and landing, there’s nothing else you’ll need to do except marvel at the sweeping views below (and hang on for dear life!). Everything else – from the steering and controls – will be managed by the pilot harnessed safely to you.
Photo by Bukit Maras Paragliding and Recreational Park
Our recommendation, bring a GoPro along! Raw feelings of excitement like this come few and far between in our mostly stagnant lifestyle. So do whatever you can to capture the moment for future #throwback reminiscence.
Though we won’t get in the way if you’d rather just fly and relax without the obstruction of devices.
Sweeping sights over beautiful Terengganu
We get that some of you may have the jitters just thinking about paragliding. But trust that you’ll be in safe hands all the way through. A 1 hour briefing and preparation will be conducted prior to your flight, by the end of which you will be ready for the full 10 minutes of paragliding.
Once you’ve taken that leap of faith: your rewards are majestic views of the surrounding landscape. You will sail over one hill peak to another, sweeping over jungles that lead right up to crystal seas.
Around you are the surrounding townships of Bukit Maras. You can bet there will be residents looking up towards you as you streak across the skies!
Photo by @brendylim96
Not up to paragliding? How ‘bout a little camping and hiking?
So maybe you’re not as gung-ho as your thrill-seeking friends are, or perhaps you’re looking for a something else after your paragliding experience.
Whatever the case is, you can always opt to prolong your trip with an overnight camp on the summit of Bukit Maras. The site presents a lovely view of the township below, and glittery starry views of the night sky.
For an extra RM11, you can also fit in a day or night hike around the surrounding regions of Bukit Maras with an experienced guide.
Bukit Maras Tandem Paragliding is a 3-in-1 experience not to be missed by any thrill-seeking adventurers. Safety assured and fun more than guaranteed, the only question remaining is…are you ready for take-off?
Paragliding Activity Duration
Flight time: 10 minutes
Entire experience time (including briefing & preparation): 1 hour
Trail Hiking Times:
Day hike: 6:00am – 7:00pm
Night hike: 8:00pm – 12:00pm
Trail trekking is only allowed with guide.
Bukit Maras, 21020 Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu.