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Kuala Lumpur Natural Wonders: Kuala Selangor Fireflies

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Key Highlights

  • Enjoy a peaceful cruise on the Selangor River
  • Glittering fireflies light up the night
  • Overview
    Kuala Selangor is located about an hour’s drive away from Kuala Lumpur along a muddy coastline fringed with mangrove swamps. What makes this place spectacular is the opportunity to witness fireflies lighting up the river at night. Cruise on a boat along the Selangor river in the night to capture the beauty of this natural wonder. Unlike all other beetles, fireflies have a remarkable ability to produce a synchronous flashing light from their lower abdomen during the night time.

    In a matter of moments, the darkness is punctuated with the fabulous display of thousands of fairy like lights of the fireflies lining the shore. Fireflies are found in abundance in the Mangrove (Berembang) trees, along the lower reaches of Selangor River. Nearly thousands of fireflies group together on a tree, beginning their synchronized display about one hour after sunset. A really bright display can last for about two to three hours, continuing at lower levels until dawn.

    Enjoy the spectacle of whole trees being lit up like ‘Christmas trees’. Watch this spectacular natural display and see the stars descend on earth and yourself clicked in this moment!

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    8 Hours

    Start time

    Start Time: 1515h (3:15pm)
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meeting Point

    Your hotel in Kuala Lumpur.
    (Please mention your hotel name and address at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)

    Ending Point

    Your hotel in Kuala Lumpur

    Itinerary

    You will be picked up from your hotel in Subang/Kuala Lumpur Central and taken to see the famous fireflies of Kuala Selangor.

    A scenic drive will lead you towards the Selangor beach. On the way to the boat jetty, you may have the opportunity to see the Silvered Leaf Monkeys also called the Silvered Langoor.

    Reach the jetty by sunset. Board a boat from the jetty to go upstream to the mangrove of Berembang trees. Nearly thousands of fireflies group together on a tree, beginning their display about one hour after sunset. A really bright display lasts for about two to three hours, continuing at lower levels until dawn. Enjoy the spectacle of whole trees being lit up like ‘Christmas trees’. Don't miss the chance to see this unusual nighttime phenomenon which is also makes for some interesting photography

    Return to the jetty by boat. You will be transferred from the jetty back to your hotel in Subang/ Kuala Lumpur Central.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • English-speaking guide
    • Dinner
  • Please note

    Please call the tour operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to reconfirm the departure details.A surcharge of MYR33.00 per person is applicable for pick-up and drop-off at Sunway Lagoon Resort & Spa, KL Sentral, (Hilton KL & Le Meridien), Cititel Midvalley and the Boulevard (pick up time shall be advised at the time of booking)..

    Like many nature’s great events, the display of the flashing fireflies is influenced by weather conditions. Mosquitoes come out more in the evening and at night, so it is essential that you bring along insect repellent.

  • Customer Reviews
    • The fireflys where amazing

      Great tour we where the only family on the bus, great to see the country side out of KL. Watch out for the monkey's, our 14 year old got biten by a large male, so then we had to...

      Michelle Knight, Australia, 02/Jun/2011