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The Firefly Watching & Kuala Selangor Kampung Tour, from Kuala Lumpur

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Key Highlights

  • Explore the traditional fishing village of Kuala Selangor, on a tour from Kuala Lumpur
  • Watch thousands of luminescent fireflies blinking in the dark, a truly magical experience
  • Kuala Selangor has the largest firefly colonies in the world
  • Visit the historical attractions, spend time in a bird sanctuary and soak in the scenic beauty
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of city life
  • Enjoy the convenience of hotel pick-up and drop-off from Kuala Lumpur
  • A wonderful tour for both nature lovers and history buffs
  • Overview

    Enjoy a trip to the traditional fishing village of Kuala Selangor, on a tour from Kuala Lumpur. The Firefly Watching & Kuala Selangor Kampung Tour gives you a taste of history, scenic beauty and a unique fireflies experience that is sure to be the highlight of the tour! Visit attractions like Kota Melawati, a bird sanctuary park and Kampung Kuantan where you can enjoy a surreal experience of watching thousands of fireflies blinking in the dark!

    Enjoy the convenience of hotel transfers from Kuala Lumpur, included in the package.

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?



    8 hours

    Start time

    The tour starts at 3:30pm.
    Hotel pick-up starts at 3:00pm.

    Meeting Point

    You will be picked up from major KL City Centre Hotels (0.5km radius from KLCC).
    (Please mention your hotel details 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

    You will be dropped off to your hotel.


    You will be picked up at the scheduled time in the afternoon to be taken to Kuala Selangor, a traditional fishing village with one of the largest firefly colonies in the world. Kuala Selangor is a 2-hour drive from Kuala Lumpur.

    On arrival at Kuala Selangor, visit “Kota Melawati” formerly known as “Fort Altingsburg” and see the execution block, royal mausoleum and colonial buildings. A popular weekend attraction, Bukit Melawati (Melawati Hill) was once a stronghold for the Selangor Sultanate and has a fascinating history. The hill also affords a fabulous view of the Selangor coastline.

    The bird sanctuary park at the foot of Bukit Melawati is an ideal place for bird watchers to watch migratory birds. Also found are silvered – leaf monkeys, butterflies etc. Next proceed to Kampung Kuantan – the highlight of the tour.

    Row upstream in a small un-motorised boat (tongkang) in the quiet darkness to witness the ‘blinking trees’. Take in the breathtaking spectacle of thousands of luminescent fireflies blinking in the darkness of the mangrove swamp of Kampung Kuantan. The skilled local oarsmen make this experience a memorable and unforgettable one.

    After the fireflies experience you will be taken back to Kuala Lumpur and dropped off at your hotel.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Hotel transfers
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • English-speaking driver/guide
    • Admission


    • Gratuities
    • Meals
  • Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all departure details.

    Minimum 2 persons are required for this tour to operate.

    Voucher Information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
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