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“A Very Very Memorable Day”
Review of Open Sky Unlimited

Open Sky Unlimited
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: OpenSkyUnlimited brings you to trails with breathtaking scenery of mountains, beautiful waterfalls, pristine and clear river streams near Kuala Lumpur. A choice of 1-hour hikes to waterfalls, or 2 to 8-hour hikes up a mountain, trails are less than 2-hour drives from Kuala Lumpur City. Of course, every hike is different, from terrain to landscapes to scenery and even sounds you will hear. Those who enjoy trails may also choose trails with waterfalls, camping, rock-climbing, abseiling or river-trekking. Trips are guided by chatty & experienced guides with Wilderness First Responder qualifications.
windsor,canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A Very Very Memorable Day”
Reviewed 13 August 2011

My wife and I and our 2 teen girls spent a very memorable day with Kevin and Amos in July. From our first contact with Open Sky, both Kevin and Amos were quick in their replies to all our questions re: our excursion.

We had originally booked to do the Dragon Back trek with them, however, given that there were forest fires in Indonesia causing smog like effects on the KL region, Amos suggested the day before our trek that we change our excursion to a waterfall trek instead. We couldn't have been happier with his decision.

The trek began by them arriving punctually at the designated time in our hotel lobby. On our way to the hike, Kevin and Amos had asked if we had tasted the local Roti Chanai in KL. As we hadn't, they found a place for us to have a light breakfast before we headed out.

We would say that we are in reasonable physical shape, and this trek was perfect for us as it challenged us physically enough to enjoy it without being either dangerous or outrageously physically taxing. Both Amos and Kevin were professional and informative during the 45-60 minute trek through little travelled pristine forest to get to the waterfall. Along the way they thought of our safety first while always asking if everyone was comfortable in the pace of the trek. Numerous calls were made throughout the hike for us to "watch your head" or " watch the hole".

Once at the waterfall, we were just blown away by how beautiful the little beach area and natural pool were at the site. Kevin and Amos got busy making a make-shift change area for our girls to change into their swimsuits. We spent the next few hours swimming/jumping in our very own private waterfall pool . They came prepared with refreshments and sandwiches for a nice lunch, and afterwards, a little more exploring of the area before we headed back to the SUV for our return to our hotel.

On our way back, they realised that we had yet to have tasted the Durian fruit that was in season, so they made another diversion, which they didn't have to, so we could taste Durian and other fruits at a local roadside market. We thought that that was a very kind gesture ,given that they were under no obligation to do this as part of the tour.

By the end of our day, both Amos and Kevin felt not like our guides but rather friends that hadn't seen us in a long time and were just interested in catching up on lost time. We spent a total of 29 days in Southeeast Asia with over 15 excursions done with other guides and tour groups. This day was by far the most memorable and exciting adventure we had in all our travel vacation.

If you have a chance to use this company for an excursion while in KL, we have confidence that both Kevin and Amos will make it a day filled of fun, laughter and memories.

Visited July 2011
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“Wonderful hike just outside KL”
Reviewed 29 July 2011

My husband & I [moderate to below-average physical fitness levels & (me) slightly afraid of heights/climbing] had the great pleasure of trekking the Dragon Back ridge w/ Open Sky in June. Amazing experience whilst visiting KL - a must do w/ this team.
The Trek itself was quite spectacular and rewarding. Amazing views of the KL skyline to one side & the mountains/national park to the other. Flora & fauna were incredible [gibbons and macaque seen/heard]… unbelievable amounts of unique quartz formations on display throughout the hike enhancing nice plant life. The guides were incredibly professional, knowledgable & personable. We can't say how many times they (as second nature) warned to "watch your head" &/or indicated where to best place feet for scaling the rock faces. Their safety level and preparedness are great, from ropes, harnesses, gloves, etc. - everything is thought of. While their website speaks of dangers of the ridge hike, their professionalism left me completely assured of every step.
If you at all love the outdoors - this is a must do while in KL with the Open Sky team.

Visited July 2011
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“A great outdoors experience”
Reviewed 27 June 2011

We went as a group of three on the abseiling waterfall tour. It was well organized, starting with a pickup at our house, followed by breakfast and transport to the waterfall. The location was very nice and quite pristine. We spent a couple hours abseiling down the waterfall, which was great fun. We were even able to get into the waterfall itself a bit. Afterwards we spent some time swimming in some pools upstream from the waterfall. On the way home we also stopped for lunch.

Amos and Kevin were very helpful and professional. They have great pride in their safety and service. I would definitely recommend them and will be using their services again.

Visited June 2011
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evokko, Owner at Open Sky Unlimited, responded to this review, 29 June 2011
Thank you! You guys were great sports! We also enjoyed having to cannonball after the abseil! I hope you got to see the photos. They turned out really good! Drop us a line soon, will ya?!
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