• Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
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Get back to nature with a night away from Kuala Lumpur on a visit to Kuala Selangor. Tour a royal burial ground, an ancient fort and a local fishing village—where you’ll also enjoy a seafood dinner filled with fresh catch—and float through mangroves. Witness the wonder of thousands of glittering fireflies as the sun set and evening falls.


  • 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

What You Can Expect

Kuala Selangor Tour from Kuala Lumpur with Fireflies Boat Ride and Seafood Dinner

Kuala Selangor Tour from Kuala Lumpur with Fireflies Boat Ride and Seafood Dinner

Your friendly guide and professional driver will meet you at your hotel for this Kuala Selangor Tour from Kuala Lumpur with fireflies boat ride and seafood dinner. Travel by bus northeast of the city to Kuala Selangor. Once the royal capital of the state and home to Kampung Kuantan, this destination is home to one of the world’s largest firefly colonies.

Upon arrival, make your way to Kota Melawati near the mouth of the Selangor River. Venture into the ruins of this ancient fort with your guide and learn about the cannons and other remnants from the 1900s. You’ll also tour the Royal Mausoleum where graves of the first three Sultans of Selangor are buried. Climb the 100 stairs to the top of Selangor Hill and learn about the much-storied execution block.

After that, head to Kuala Selangor Nature Park and gaze up at migratory birds. Keep your eyes peeled for silver-leaf monkeys, rare butterflies and indigenous birds. As the sun sets you’ll head to a nearby fishing village for a typical seafood dinner before making your way to Kampung Kuantan. Set sail on a Malaysian rowboat and take in the quiet beauty that surrounds you as your oarsman rows upstream through picturesque mangroves. Once darkness falls you’ll bear witness to thousands of sparkling fireflies. Your magical boat ride will last between 30 and 45 minutes. Upon completion you’ll head to shore and make your way back to your Kuala Lumpur hotel in the comfort of your air-conditioned vehicle.

Customer Reviews

Lynda M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Excellent tour, guide BK was enthusiastic and keen to please. We saw and fed the monkeys . He got us to front of queue so minimal waiting fir the cruise, saw loads of fireflies. He also took us to a temple on the way back which was spectacular. Food good

Yasmine M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Loved every second, monkeys were the best part!

Abhijith B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Was a very nice experience. Absolutely loved the experience. Buffet dinner offered was awesome too. Highly recommended.

Emily L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Great Experience

Rodney R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

This was the best of our adventures in KL. The photos and videos we took would not do justice to the sight we had. The driver was great - good English and a good sense of humour mixed with excellent knowledge of the surroundings. The dinner was plentiful and a lot better than I expected after reading some of these reviews here - so at the very least they have improved their service. We travelled as family of 6 with wife, adult kids and a partner. We all agree this was the best of our holidays.

ar2 Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Another amazing tour. This was a shared tour where we met gorgeous people from around the world.
The experience of feeding and having a monkey sit on my shoulder will stay with me forever. What an amazing day! And then the serenity of the night in a boat looking at the wonders of fireflies. Amazing

Charles S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Excellent tour. Not only saw fireflies which is extremely unique, but also fed, monkeys and eagles and saw lots of wildlife in natural habitat.

William B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

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

Anthony B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Excellent trip would recommend it to anyone

sian682 Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

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.

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