Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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clock-o6 to 8 hrs (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
ticket-oMobile ticket
commentOffered in: English

Overview

When the sun goes down at Kuala Selangor, twinkling fireflies light up the berembang trees along the Selangor River. Experience the natural display on a 8-hour tour from Kuala Lumpur that includes a boat trip, seafood buffet, and round-trip transport from your centrally-located hotel.
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Buffet dinner included
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Popular choice with kids
  • Family friendly
Begin with pickup at your Kuala Lumpur hotel, or at the Malaysia Tourist Centre, then travel to Kuala Selangor, a 1-hour journey towards to the coast. Take a break along the way to see Fort Altingsburg at Bukit Melawati, where you’ll get views of a hilltop lighthouse, and see a thriving population of silver leaf monkeys, long-tailed macaques, and tropical birds.

Visit a nearby fishing village for a Malaysian-style seafood buffet, then continue to Kampung Kuantan, a launch point on the Selangor River. Travel along the river in a quiet, eco-friendly rowboat so you don’t disturb the fireflies, or kelip-kelip, and watch them glow in the evening air. Discover the fireflies’ mysterious synchronicity: though each firefly flashes at its own rhythm, the lights slowly align until thousands of bugs light up in unison, and coastal Malaysia is considered the best place in the world to see the phenomenon.

After your boat tour, return to shore for return transfer to your Kuala Lumpur hotel, with drop-off at roughly 10:30pm.

Reviews

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s
, Jul 2018

The firefly boat tour left us in awe. Its like a subtle Christmas bush show. The lights given off by the fireflies feel sweet and beautiful. The kids enjoyed it so much! They even got to touch/hold the fireflies that were let into boat. Dinner was pleasant and next to the water so we watched the sunset. Beautiful.
Our tour guide, Nasen, was AMAZING! It was just our family of 5 3kids 6 and under. He made it so memorable for the kids, showing us the monkeys, golden babies of the silver leaf monkeys. He made sure our very independent and adventurous son was always nearby. Told us all kinds of stories and information like about bird nests and palm oil extraction. We even got to go to a temple which was a bonus! My oldest still remembers his name! It was like being on a tour with a good friend. He even took us to the store so that we could buy floaties for our kids to swim the next day. Nasen truly went above and beyond to give us a fantastic experience.

R
, Feb 2018

The entire experience as overall an excellent evening. the only negative I would have was the dinner. It was very chaotic and some of our dishes were not delivered. The actual experience of the fireflies on the river was truly one the most wonderful and impressive natural phenomena we had ever seen. I grew up in the southern United States and was familiar with fireflies but what I witnessed on this tour was beyond anything I had imagined. Truly a great experience.

S
, Dec 2017

Driver was good and guided us well.

K
, Oct 2017

This trip was amazing and more than what we expected. Our guide,Halim, picked us up on time. He was friendly and informative.The car he took us in was very comfortable. We really enjoyed feeding the monkeys and sitting quietly watching their antics. When we arrived at the Firefly departure point prior to dinner we were given the opportunity to buy an extra trip to feed the eagles. This was an amazing experience. Dinner was tasty but due to the busyness of the restaurant we had to keep asking for our meal. After 40 minutes we finally got our dinner which was tasty. This was no fault of Halim as our meal kept getting delivered to other people- poor organisation on the restaurants part. The boat trip was fun and we enjoyed the fireflies but not really the highlight of the trip. Would recommend this to anyone who loves nature

V
, Aug 2017

Our driver was very punctual and friendly. Came to pick us up on time, went straight to the monkey interaction part of the tour. He left us there to buy our tickets for the eagle feeding tour optional against a small fee. So we strolled around and took the opportunity to learn S few things about ethe region. Eagle feeding was ok, and mini safari was not bad. Following that and while waiting to get dark we went for the traditional dinner, more of a Chinese buffet. The food was exquisite, comprised mainly of seafood.
We then finally got back on the boat for the firefly tour. This was one of the most amazing experience of my life, the show put together by nature here was magical. Unfortunately all photos and videos taken there do not convey the real beauty of the moment but still a very wonderful memory to share with your friends back home.
To summarize, all previous parts of the tour are ok but the finale is totally worth the wait, hence I would highly recommend this tour.

A
, Jul 2017

information from guide was extremely limited - it was just driving and having the stops.
Very disappointed with the dinner provided - it says malaysian-style seafood buffet with basic drinks included. It was NOT a buffet and driver/guide said it was an individual set-menu. After I complained, we were brought 5 dishes to share that we could not choose from and which was not enough for the group. Plus, water was not included and we had to pay for our own. For the price we paid for this private tour, I expected more.

S
, Apr 2017

This was just magical ! Our driver also took us to the eagle feeding which was optional and had to be paid for, but was really worth it. dinner was an interesting experience and my kids learnt to break up crabs. Highly recommended.

J
, Dec 2016

We were lucky enough to be the only people on this tour so had the driver all to ourselves. We were picked up from our hotel and drove out of the city on our way to Monkey Hill. As we were ahead of schedule the driver asked if we wanted to stop at a temple which we did to kill some time. Then next to Monkey Hill. We parked at the bottom and catch a bus to the top of the hill. When you are getting out of the bus these men come up to you and try to push sacks of fruit into your hands which you have to pay for to feed the monkeys. I didnt want to feed the monkeys, and as there were so many tourists there, we walked away from the crowds and just observed. Next stop was to a riverside restaurant where we had a seafood dinner while watching the sunset. I am not keen on seafood but my husband enjoyed it. Next was to get the boat to see the fireflies. We were lucky to have a Malaysian couple with us on our who interpreted what was being said. It was magical. One recommendation would be to lather up with insect repellant before you go on the boat as I was bitten to death and it took a few days for the bites to disappear.


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