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Batu Caves & Firefly Watching in Kuala Selangor

1. Batu Caves & Firefly Watching in Kuala Selangor

Enjoy an afternoon and evening tour to the dramatic 400-million-year-old Batu Caves and see hundreds of thousands of twinkling fireflies on a boat tour of the Selangor River. Continue to Batu Caves to roam in the prehistoric caves, after a climb of 272 steps. See some of the Hindu temples that have been established here since the early 1900s, such as the temples to Lord Murugan, Siva, and Ganesh. Next, you will go to Kuala Selangor, one of the most historic and conflicted areas during the early stages of the Malay Sultanate Selangor. It is also famous for its Seafood Restaurant, where you will enjoy dinner. But before dinner, stop at Bukit Malawati at the highest point in Kuala Selangor, and admire the fort that monitored ships along the Strait of Malacca and Selangor River. The area is home to some cheeky Silver Leaf Monkeys, which are more friendly and tame compared to the monkeys at Batu Caves. Dinner will be served at a local restaurant to allow where you can try local food. Choose from a aariety of favorite Malaysian food such as Bariani Rice, Roti Canai, Kaya Toast Bread, and Fried Noodle. Finally, drive to Kampung Belimbing Fireflies Park. Quietly float out to see the incredible twinkles of the largest fireflies colony in the world. Marvel at the ability of these amazing lightning bugs to synchronize their light patterns, before your return to Kuala Lumpur at approximately 21:30.

From Kuala Lumpur: Private Fireflies Tour and Seafood Dinner

2. From Kuala Lumpur: Private Fireflies Tour and Seafood Dinner

You will be picked up from your hotel in central Kuala Lumpur and driven to Kuala Selangor, approximately 1.5 hours away. Kuala Selangor is a small village on the banks of the Selangor River. The village is well-known, as you can find millions of fireflies there.   Upon arrival you’ll visit Bukit Melawati, where Fort Altingsburg is located. A lighthouse strands on top of the hill, surrounded by tall trees. Look out for local birds, silvered leaf monkeys and long-tailed macaques. You’ll head to a nearby fishing village for a typical seafood dinner before making your way to Kampung Kuantan.   At around 6:30 PM you’ll board a boat and row along the river to see the fireflies. Millions of fireflies present you with a dazzling display of lights flickering in synchrony, that resemble twinkling electric lights on a Christmas tree. You will be dazzled at the sight. At 8:30 PM, you’ll depart from Kuala Selangor and drive back to Kuala Lumpur in the comfort of a private vehicle.

Kuala Lumpur: Kuala Selangor Firefly Tour and Dinner

3. Kuala Lumpur: Kuala Selangor Firefly Tour and Dinner

See millions of fireflies light up the night sky on a half-day tour of Kuala Selangor, the only place in the region close to Kuala Lumpur where you can watch fireflies twinkling synchronously in the night air. Marvel at a wonder of nature on a boat trip, and enjoy a delicious seafood dinner. Following a pick-up from your hotel in Kuala Lumpur at 16:00, transfer by private vehicle to Kuala Selangor. Go to Bukit Melawati to see Fort Altingsburg and a lighthouse on a hilltop surrounded by tall trees that are a haven for local birds, silver leaf monkeys and long-tailed macaques. Next, go to a nearby fishing village for a typical seafood dinner, before making your way to Kampung Kuantan. Here, you will board a boat to be rowed along the river. Now it’s time to see the fireflies in all their dazzling glory, looking like twinkling electric lights on a Christmas tree. Depart Kuala Selangor at around 20:30, and transfer back to Kuala Lumpur for your hotel drop off.

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What people are saying about Kuala Selangor

We recently did this tour and had a brilliant afternoon with Bala, our guide. The Batu Caves, visiting the Silverback monkeys and seeing the fireflies made for a great tour and it was also really good to see some of the real Malaysia, outside of KL and more tourist-y areas. What made our afternoon though was our guide, Bala - he was professional, incredibly knowledgeable and friendly, but also self aware and very kind, going out of his way to make sure that we were comfortable. He helped us to order dinner in a local restaurant and we learned so much from him about Malaysia, it's culture and it's history. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend both this trip and Bala as a guide.

Such a great tour and would recommend to anyone. First stop was the batu caves, we were given a perfect amount of time to explore and the religious traditions were explained to us. Next up was a monkey sanctuary, got so many photos with the monkeys and was definitely an experience to remember. We then got great seafood at a local restaurant recommended by the host, but was given the opportunity to chose which cuisine we wanted. The highlight was the boat tour, to see the fireflies, we were wary it would not meet our expectations but they were in fact exceeded, was such a surreal experience seeing them light up the trees. Can fully recommend this tour.

We absolutely, 100%, enjoyed our tour with Anuar. The Batu Caves were amazing but feeding the monkeys and the fireflies will be a family favorite for a long time. Anuar was a great guide who made sure we learned about Malaysia along the way. He also happily answered our questions.

Really enjoyed this trip although it did rain the first trip but we booked the following evening for the monkeys and fireflies. Our driver was really nice and made the trip easy and enjoyable. Would highly recommend!!

It was a beautiful Exprerience we got to see monkeys and feed them and the fireflies look just like lighting up a Christmas tree!