We visited Colmar Tropicale – The French Village in Malaysia, during the first week of October 2022. We went there as a DIY day tour only. And here are the things you need to note before putting this place into your itinerary.
We saw this place during our research itinerary for the places we must visit on our Kuala Lumpur travel. We immediately put it on our list because we were fascinated by all the photos and videos about this place.
This place reminds me of Mondstadt if you are playing Genshin Impact. It is actually a replica of one of the most beautiful places in the world in Colmar, France.
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About Colmar Tropicale
Despite its appearance as a town, Colmar Tropicale is a hotel located within the Berjaya Hills Resort. The hotel’s main structure is a short pedestrian walkway surrounded on either side by a series of vibrant buildings that hold the hotel’s amenities and rooms.
A French village cloaked in Malaysia exists here! At Colmar Tropicale, Berjaya Hills, you may enter a setting that feels like it could have been taken straight out of the Medieval era, nestled 2,700 feet above sea level in the middle of West Malaysia’s natural rainforest.
There are nine dining establishments at Colmar Tropicale, each offering food from various cuisines that will satisfy even the pickiest diners. Authentic French gourmet cuisine, roasted chicken, a Japanese restaurant, a French bakery, an Italian restaurant, two cafés, and more, including a Starbucks outlet!
Transport Schedule Inside Berjaya Hills
Berjaya Hills offers tranport service in their major attractions because most of them are kilometers away from each others.
- Colmar Tropicale
- Rabbit Park
- Japanese Garden
How to get to Colmar Tropicale?
We did a lot of research on how to get to this place in a DIY form because we wanted to save some money, but unfortunately, the latest blog about how to get to Colmar Tropicale we read was outdated, like it was a decade ago.
We even called the receptionist of Colmar Tropicale, she told us that they no longer operate the shuttle bus from Kuala Lumpur to Colmar Tropicale, and the only transportation is to rent a taxi or via private car; she even said to us that the fares would range from MYR150-180 going to Colmar tropical and MYR300-350 going back to Kuala Lumpur.
Luckily we met Ramesh, a taxi driver in Batu Caves. We bargained for a taxi rental to go to Colmar Tropical and Japanese Garden. Both attractions are located in Berjaya Hills, and we agreed to pay MYR200 fare.
Here is our route from Batu Caves (where we met Ramesh) to Colmar Tropicale then we went to the Japanese Village. After our Berjaya Hills tour, Ramesh dropped us at Petronas Twin Tower. It is a half-day tour, and it’s hassle-free. Remember that Berjaya Hills is 60 kilometers from Kuala Lumpur City center, and it’s a mountainous drive with a zigzag road.
Ramesh is always available if you want to rent his taxi too, you can check him at the entrance gate of Batu Caves his contact number is 016-6485827.
You can also book via Klook if you want a hassle-free trip to Colmar Tropicale:
All guests arriving at the resort must pay the admission fee to Colmar Tropicale.
Children between the ages of 4 to 12: MYR 7
Adult: MYR 14
This entry ticket provides access to the Botanical Garden, Rabbit Park, and Japanese Village.
Mistakes You Need to Avoid
As DIY travelers, we always look for exciting places to explore within the area, or its neighboring states or towns, which is not popular enough to be identified by foreign travelers.
Some DIY’ers have encountered mistakes while traveling, so here are a few mistakes to avoid if you plan to go to Colmar Tropicale.
- We encountered some people in Colmar Tropicale who rode a taxi to go there but had a hard time waiting for a cab returning to Kuala Lumpur.
- Do not take public transportation methods like trains or buses. Berjaya Hills is private property and does not have public transportation access to it.
- Bring cash always – you need it to pay for the taxi and tips.
How was the Experience?
Since Colmar, France (the real one) is too far, going there will cost us a fortune. Colmar Tropicale in Berjaya Hills, Malaysia, will make you feel that you went to one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Since it is a new place and experience for us, this place is a must-visit.
We enjoyed it a lot. Even though it’s raining and cold, thanks to the Starbucks coffee, it warms our bodies, and we still capture great memories.