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The Fireflies Boat Ride trip from Kuala Lumpur did not disappoint. Having asked the Concierge to phone the travel company on the ground to confirm our trip we were told the exact time of pick up. We were then picked up at our hotel on time. The driver was our guide also - a very good knowledgeable and informative guide, with patience for any questions the tourists threw at him. On our way to Selangor we stopped at a place to see and feed little monkies on the road. That was good fun! On arrival for our boat ride we were taken to a local restaurant for our dinner, which was very tasty, as sundown approached. Then it was time for the highlight of the evening - first we were each given a life jacket for the boat trip. Then the magic happened! Our oarsman rowed us across the river to the mangroves where the fireflies were congregated. You couldn't see the actual flies, only the fire bit. It was like Christmas trees with tiny twinkling lights all over - in the dark. Pure magic! That alone would have made the trip, but both the scenery, and the other attractions on the way made it one great evening. A trip to remember! Thanks Viator
Excellent trip would recommend it to anyone
We had a lovely afternoon and evening. Dinner was good. It was raining gently, we were supplied with umbrellas and gorgeous little fire flys lighting up the trees. Amazing.
This tour didn't start very well as an hour after were to be picked up we were still sitting in our hotel lobby. We asked the hotel staff to call our contact information we had from our Voucher and were told the driver went to the wrong hotel and had picked up all his guests and has already left the City. With that we were asked to hold on.
Fifteen minutes later we were told someone else is coming to pick us up.
Admittedly an hour and a half after we were supposed to be picked up my wife and I were not very happy.
We got picked up and were told we were going to be driven out to Selangor to meet up with the other group which I expressed an issue with, meeting up with them means we will have missed the first two hours of the tour. The driver made some phone calls and as we don't understand the language I assume quick change of plans were made. We were driven to the palace instead where we picked up Arul, a tour guide who would ultimately accompany us on the evening trip.
We figured out through listening during the drive and asking some questions that the gentleman who finally picked us up is a Supervisor with the tour Company and he had already worked the day, as had Arul who had just got home from a previous tour and was about to have his dinner.
We were driven to a personal home over 100 years old and built without a single nail, for both my wife and I this was a highlight. We saw the old fort and had plenty of time to spend feeding the monkeys, enjoyed an incredible meal and the firelies experience was something I'll never forget. Arul was very personable, professional and knowledgable and along with the Supervisor gentleman turned a very negative experience into an amazing evening. We didn't feel rushed and feel very satisifed with the was the evening turned out. The Tour Company sub contracted for this tour from Viotor was ASIAN OVERLAND - make sure you use this Company whenever possible. They will make it right and ensure you're happy!
Excellent. Our guide put every effort into making sure we had a good time. Dinner was great!
Guide/Driver was excellent. Very interesting and good value. Did exactly what it said on the tin.
Even though we had rain fall the entire day, the food and the tour were worth seeing and the time with others from other countries around the world was priceless. Be prepared for a seven hour day by the time they pick you up from the hotel to the time you get back.
One of the best excursions. Great value for money. Very romantic for couples. 9/10.
A day trip to Kuala Selangor was made most enjoyable all, due once again to the tour guide,this time it was Gobi who kept my wife and I and a second couple enterained. A stopover at an Indian temple and on to Bukit Melewati to visit the historic lighthouse and spend an enjoyable 45 minutes being entertained by the Silver Leaf monkey's that reside there, very enjoyable. Unfortunately,and to the disappointment of our tour guide heavy rain prevented us from enjoying the Fire Flies but Gobi made up for this with an informative commentary throughout,thank you Gobi for an enjoyable day out.
Victoria and Wayne NSW Australia
The monkeys were hands-down the highlight of this tour. The food was good. As for the fireflies, make sure you have your special someone with you as it's quite romantic to witness.
Loved the silver leaf monkeys and the fireflies were romantic :)
Was a great trip and the guide was brilliant, knowledgable and funny
It was great and up to my expectations.
Great trip especially the Fireflies experience which was outstanding.
This is a really good tour. There is a two hour bus journey from KL to Kuala Selangor, but once you get there, there is a lot to see, not just the fireflies. Kuala Selangor is a nice place, the Butik Melawati has a great view of the Straits of Malacca and the lookout has a great view. The river is lovely. You will have dinner at the riverside then go to the Fireflies Resort, which is marvellous. It is so peaceful and really enjoyble - the silence is lovely. Then you can rest while the bus brings you back to KL. It's a great trip.
vety nice amazing
Excellent guide was a star very knowledgeable the extra stops on way via monkeys and chocolate factory was a bonus. The fireflies were just amazing overall a truly exceptional experience we will do this again for sure
Nice seafood dinner and boat ride. And loved feeding the monkeys too. Lots of fun.
Excellent trip- the food was lovely - great experience for the children- Guide was very knowledgeable
Nice place to dine and good seafood. Fireflies are magical.
There was a group of 14 with people from Australia and the Middle East - all got on well. The guide was informative, the dinner very good and the short boat ride an experience to remember. The organisation was first class, even considering KL's traffic
This tour highlighted our vacation. The boat right between masses of fire flies was like magic. The Chinese dinner was superb. Watching monkeys in the wild was very exciting. Every thing was just PERFECT
Trip was great. I saw so many monkeys and the fireflies was very nice. Sad I could not take pictures since it was not allow. Seafood was great!
Lovely tour, did so much in one day couldn't tell you all of it but definitely do this, so good to see the real Malaysian way of life in the countryside, rice fields and local fishing village. Fireflies were really spectacular, take mosquito repellent!!
Fireflies boat ride was OK.
Food was great.
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