Twinkling Kuala Selangor Firefly Boat Tour from Kuala Lumpur

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16 reviews   (4.25)

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Duration: 8 hours

Departs: Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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See millions of fireflies light up the night sky on this 8-hour 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 at a local fishing village.

• 8-hours tour of Kuala Selangor from Kuala Lumpur
• Visit a colonial-era fort
• Enjoy fresh buffet seafood dinner
• Explore the mangroves in a traditional boat
• See thousands of fireflies in their natural environment
• Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
• Family friendly

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

Boat ride

Firefly Admission Ticket

Hotel pick-up & drop-off (within KLCC areas)

Seafood Dinner Set

What's Not Included

Alcoholic Beverages


Personal Expanses & Insurance

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 1
  • CHILD: Age: 2 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 99

Additional Info

  • Make sure to wear comfortable walking shoes and bring insect repellant
  • Make sure to wear comfortable walking shoes and bring insect repellant

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Kuala Lumpur
The fully air-conditioned vehicles will be manned by your own personal driver with pick-up times from 3.30 pm. Inclusive in the tour is a nice seafood dinner and the boat ride along the river in Kuala Selangor.

• Admission Ticket Free

Sungai Buloh
Sungai Buloh is a city and mukim in Petaling District, Selangor. The name itself means "bamboo river" in the Malay language. It is located along the Kuala Selangor highway.
Make your way towards the Sungai Buloh exit from to North-South Expressway and arrive to Kuala Selangor.

• Admission Ticket Free

Bukit Melawati
Bukit Melawati or Melawati Hill is a hill in Malaysia near Kuala Selangor. Bukit Melawati is a popular tourist attraction. The hill overlooks the Strait of Malacca and has a lighthouse as well as the remains of the Kota Melawati fort.
The fort was built in the late 1700s by Sultan Ibrahim of Selangor to protect against Dutch invaders but the Dutch captured it a renamed it Fort Altingburg. Sultan Ibrahim recaptured the fort in 1785 but it was eventually destroyed during the Selangor Civil War.
To go up to Bukit Malawati, tourist can take tram or they call it the tourist train. Tourist train is only operational on weekends and public holidays from 9.00am to 6.00pm. If we visited on weekdays, we will drive our car up to visit Bukit Malawati. The tram ticket for adult is RM 5 and for children is RM 3.
The cannons at Bukit Malawati,This build because in the late 18th and early 19th century, Bukit Malawati is a stronghold of the Selangor Sultanate. In order to fight against the Dutch, Sultan Ibrahim built this heavily fortified fort.
Poisoned Well Bukit Melawati
The well contains water poisoned from a maxture of latex itchy bamboo shoots. Poisoned Well was used to torture traitors where they were placed inside the well with the water level reaching their chin.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Originally, there was a well which contain seven springs that were never dry even during the droughts. Now, only a few remain and the rest lay buried. Some visitors use water from the well to fulfill their vow.

• Admission Ticket Free

Kuala Selangor District Historical Museum
Basically, there are many historical items from the reign of Selangor Sultanate such as old coins, armor, weapons, keris etc.
Photography is not allowed inside the museum

• Admission Ticket Free

Altingsburg Lighthouse
Formerly named Altingsburg Lighthouse, after a Dutch governor. Built in 1907 and started operating in 1910.
Beautiful lighthouse on the top of bukit melawati, kuala selangor. It's a good place to take photo. However, tourists are not allow to enter in the lighthouse.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Sri Shakti Temple
Sri Shakti Temple rises majestically as a unique beacon of Hindu architectural excellence in Malaysia.Note: There are specific time only temple open and most of the time we just stop for photo stop only.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Kuala Selangor
For maximum visibility, the best time to experience Kuala Selangor’s fireflies is slightly after 8pm on a clear, moonless night. Any later than that, and the fireflies may have found a mate, causing them to stop flashing.There are three places to catch this rare, natural phenomenon: 1) Pasir Penambang ,2) Kampung Kuantan Firefly Park,3) Kampung Bukit Belimbing Firefly Park.Note: on the day, as per whether condition, driver will decide which park to proceed. We will be visit only one location from below mentioned place.

• Admission Ticket Free

Kuala Selangor Firefly Park
Just 2.5km from Kuala Selangor Nature Park and Bukit Melawati, Pasir Penambang is a main starting point for firefly tours.This boat tour will let you see the fireflies hovering on the river in Kuala Selangor. It takes about half an hour to complete the tour while you’re in the middle of the tour the boat stops at a station where you can observe the light show. Start Time: 7.30pm (30-45 minutes).Boat: Speedboat.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Kampung Kuantan Firefly Park
Here, visitors get to enjoy a ride on a sampan (traditional, non-motorized wooden boat) along the great bends and curves of Selangor River to witness up-close the fireflies’ mesmerizing displays.Run by the district council, this is one of the most popular choices for visitors.Start Time: 7.45pm (15-20 minutes).Boat: Sampan (max. 4 pax per sampan) .Note: Please note this location is based on customer special request as well on the day whether condition as well customer physical condition. (details are given only for information) Our first preference is Kuala Selangor Firefly Park (Pasir Penambang).

• Admission Ticket Free


A great all round excursion
Bill_W, 27-02-2020
This was an excellent trip and very good value for money. Our guide whose name sounded like Juan (forgive me if I got that wrong) was very considerate and efficient. We stopped for a photo opportunity at a Hindu Temple, then we stopped off to feed some monkeys which was an "interesting" experience, then we went out on a boat to feed eagles and seagulls, literally hundreds of them swarming around the boat.

On the way back we saw a number of large lizards and on our return we had our included dinner at a Thai restaurant with chicken, calamari, prawns, fish, vegetables and fried rice, all of which was very good. Suitably watered and fed we went back out on the water again at dusk to see the fireflies. This was fascinating but almost impossible to photograph, an experience for your mind's eye rather than your camera. All told a very interesting and varied trip which I would thoroughly recommend.
Review of our tour February 16, 2020
ryanscanlan1, 18-02-2020
This tour is a great option for a night.

Sri Shakti temple was a cool temple to visit, different from Sri Mariamman and Batu Caves that you'll see in other tours. Uniquely, it is not brightly painted like other Hindu temples. Very interesting to see.

Feeding/petting monkeys was a lot of fun; they are adorable and friendly. Costs maybe 1 or 2$ to buy food for them.

The restaurant was a Thai restaurant on the waterfront. We had sweet and sour fish, some kind of pork and vegetables, and fried rice (I'm guessing with Jasmine). Very, very good. It also allowed a fantastic view of the sunset.

We did not visit the lighthouse on Bukit Melawati. I'm not sure if it was from time constraints or some other factor. However, it hardly mattered as from the description of the tour, you can't go inside anyway.

The highlight of the tour was (of course) seeing the fireflies and the glowing water at night. I've never seen so many fireflies, nor have I seen water that glows as it goes into motion. I still don't know (and havene't researched) why it glows like that, but it's sure cool to see.

Finally, our tour guide Hery/Harry (not sure how to spell it, since we received emails from someone spelling it Hery) was a fantastic tour guide. Very funny and always joking. Excellent guide.
Fireflies and monkeys
Lorrella_L, 22-01-2020
We had a private tour arranged and is was very good. Our driver Rajan was very informative and gave us lots of advice - he was very kind and patient. The monkeys and fireflies made everyone happy
Great evening
Freja V, 18-01-2020
The guide was super nice, it was so much fun feeding the monkeys and the fireflies were beautiful! Would definitely recommend you doing this trip if you’re looking for a fun evening outside of KL’s city center. Also, the seafood dinner was really tasty :-)
improvement needed
singnamk2020, 15-02-2020
The scene of mangrove at nightfall was really beautiful. However, a brief introduction to the Indian temple and recommendation to major spots in Melawati Hill were not given. It is easy to miss the feature of the tour.

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