- Kuala Selangor Tour from Kuala Lumpur
- Marvel at the beautiful twinkling lights of the thousands of fireflies at night – a truly magical experience!
- Explore a royal burial ground and Kota Melawati, an ancient fort
- Enjoy a relaxing, scenic evening boat ride through the mangroves of Kuala Selangor
- Dine on a fresh seafood dinner at a local fishing village
Recent Photos of This Tour
Firefly showPhoto by: Parvinder S
Me at boat JettyPhoto by: Parvinder S
Fireflies experience boatPhoto by: Ross C
Indian tea time snacksPhoto by: Leonie H
Flower marketsPhoto by: Leonie H
Indian foodPhoto by: Leonie H
monkey on a treePhoto by: Nahed
What You Can Expect
When you arrive, head to Kota Melawati (formerly known as Fort Altingsburg) located on Bukit Melawati, a hill at the mouth of the Selangor River. Explore the ruins of this old fort and see cannons and other artifacts from the early 1900s that overlook the expansive wetlands at the base of the hill.
Here, you’ll also see the Royal Mausoleum -- a royal burial ground containing the graves of the first three Sultans of Selangor -- as well as the legendary 100 staircase, which was created as a means to climb up Selangor Hill but is also a fabled execution block.
Head to Kuala Selangor Nature Park at the foot of Bukit Melawati, where your guide will help point out migratory birds. If you’re lucky, you may spot silvered-leaf monkeys and rare species of bird and butterflies native to this region.
At dusk, proceed to a nearby fishing village for a seafood dinner. You’ll dine on the fresh catch of the day, giving you a taste of authentic Malaysian flavors.
After dinner, take a short drive to Kampung Kuantan to board a typical Malaysian wooden row boat. Relax and enjoy the lush scenery as your skilled oarsmen row upstream through mangroves. As you enter the darkness of the night, you’ll witness one of nature’s most incredible phenomena – tiny twinkling lights of thousands of fireflies swarming among the trees. This is truly a magical sight!
Your boat ride will last between 30-45 minutes, and you’ll be driven back to your hotel afterward with an amazing story to tell.
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.