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HOGA Gaharu Tea Valley Gopeng in Perak

Looking for a scenic spot to visit outside of Ipoh? About 30 minutes drive from Ipoh town is HOGA, Gaharu Tea Valley Gopeng. When in Gopeng, it is a recommended place to visit, whether you’re on the way to Ipoh or from Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur.

HOGA@Gaharu Tea Valley, Gopeng is Malaysia’s first and largest organic plantation of Gaharu or Agarwood – an endangered species.

How to get there

Address: Jalan Sungai Itek, 31600 Gopeng, Perak

Operating hours:

9:15 AM – 6:00 PM
9:15 AM – 6:00 PM
9:15 AM – 6:00 PM
9:15 AM – 6:00 PM
9:15 AM – 6:00 PM
9:15 AM – 6:00 PM
9:15 AM – 6:00 PM

As it’s outside of town, it is recommended to drive, Grab, or hire a van service. 

Since there were 15 of us in a group, we went in a hired van. We continued our journey for the day from Qing Xin Ling Leisure and Cultural Village to Gaharu Tea Valley. It was a 18 km or about 30 minutes ride.

HOGA, Gaharu Tea Valley

At the base level is the registration counter, assembly area, cafe, and souvenir shop.

There is a shuttle van ride up the hill to 3 featured attractions: viewing stage and hilltop cafe, hugging park, and lover’s park. The van ride costs RM10.00 for adults and RM5.00 for children.

Every 15 minutes, there’ll be a van to shuttle passengers to the next stop. The whole tour experience took about 45 minutes. 

The van took us to the first stop at the top: Viewing Stage and Hilltop Cafe.

At the Viewing Stage and Hilltop Cafe, you get to experience a beautiful panaromic view of the tea valley. See 300 acres with 200,000 of Gaharu Agarwood produced Aquilaria trees.

Then the second stop down was the Tree Hugging Park. There were painted animal-themed trees and trees with motivational quotes and signs. You can hug the trees to destress.

Finally, the third stop down was the Lover’s Park. A colourful staircase takes you down to the central attraction – lover’s tree. See if you can spot 2 trees hugging in love with one another.

Below is a YouTube video about my experience at HOGA Gaharu Tea Valley. Appreciate your support by liking the video and subscribing to my YouTube channel.

Gaharu Tea Valley Cafe

The cafe is back on the ground level where the assembly area and ticket counter are. 

The cafe serves meals and snacks. The chef’s recommendations for meals are Gaharu Platter, Keropok Lekor with Gaharu Sauce & Cheese, Gaharu Chicken & Mushroom Sauce Ramen, and Gaharu Tea Spaghettu with Brown Chicken Chop. Then, the recommended snacks and beverages are Gaharu Waffle, Gaharu Tea Egg, Gaharu Ice-cream, and HOGA Fruit Tea.

I had the Gaharu Ice-Cream Cup. Have a taste of Gaharu ice-cream filled with koko crunch and chocolate dips.


During our 3D2N trip in Ipoh, HOGA Gaharu Tea Valley was one of the 10 places we visited in 1 day. Watch YouTube Short below.

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