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

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

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.
  • 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
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Local guide
Dinner
Air-conditioned vehicle
Boat ride
Gratuities
Additional beverages during meals

Departure Time

3:30 PM

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

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.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Bukit Melawati
Upon arriving Kuala Selangor, head to Kota Melawati (formerly known as Fort Altingsburg) located on Bukit Melawati, a hill at the mouth of the Selangor River. Explore the ruins of this old fort and see cannons and other artifacts from the early 1900s that overlook the expansive wetlands at the base of the hill. Here, you’ll also see the Royal Mausoleum -- a royal burial ground containing the graves of the first three Sultans of Selangor -- as well as the legendary 100 staircase, which was created as a means to climb up Selangor Hill but is also a fabled execution block.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Kuala Selangor Nature Park (Taman Alam Kuala Selangor)
Head to Kuala Selangor Nature Park at the foot of Bukit Melawati, where your guide will help point out migratory birds. If you’re lucky, you may spot silvered-leaf monkeys and rare species of bird and butterflies native to this region.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Kampung Kuantan Firefly Park
At dusk, proceed to a nearby fishing village for a seafood dinner. After dinner, take a short drive to Kampung Kuantan to board a typical Malaysian wooden row boat. Relax and enjoy the lush scenery as your skilled oarsmen row upstream through mangroves. As you enter the darkness of the night, you’ll witness one of nature’s most incredible phenomena – tiny twinkling lights of thousands of fireflies swarming among the trees. This is truly a magical sight! Your boat ride will last between 30-45 minutes, and you’ll be driven back to your hotel afterward with an amazing story to tell.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Asian Overland Services Tours & Travel Sdn. Bhd
Tour Operator
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved; comfortable walking shoes and an insect repellant are recommended
  • Please note that hotel pickup and drop-off service operates only for hotels within the Kuala Lumpur central city limits. If you are staying at the following hotels, please either make your own way to a hotel in central Kuala Lumpur or contact the local tour operator after booking to arrange pickup service for an additional fee (contact info will be provided on your confirmation voucher):
  • Greater Kuala Lumpur: Le Meridien, Hilton, Cititel, Boulevard MidValley, Pearl International, Eastin Hotel Petaling Jaya, Crystal Crown, Armada, Holiday Villa Subang, Grand Dorset Subang, Petaling Jaya Hilton, Sunway Lagoon, One World Damansara
  • Sri Kembangan: Palace of the Golden Horses
  • Shah Alam: Holiday Inn Glenmarie, The Saujana, all hotels within the Shah Alam area
  • Putrajaya & KLIA: Putrajaya Shangrila, Putrajaya Marriott, Cyberview Lodge, Equatorial Bangi, Pan Pacific KLIA, Concorde Inn KLIA
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking (i.e. vegetarian)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Asian Overland Services

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What is the maximum group size during Kuala Selangor Tour from Kuala Lumpur with Fireflies Boat Ride and Seafood Dinner?
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This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

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  • "The drive from KL to the Fireflies is very long at least one hour, it was a bit boring as we were on the motorway." See review

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Outstanding. Everything we expected and more.
Tollerance
, May 2019
Firstly, we had an excellent driver who was really friendly and knowledgeable about many things. We really enjoyed travelling with him. All parts of the trip were fabulous from walking along the mango swamps to seeing the fireflies. The boatman placed a firefly in my wife's hand and she was delighted. We really could not recommend this trip more, or this driver, or this company. From the pick up to the drop off, it was fabulous.
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Safari29543625725
, May 2019
The driver was on time to collect us at the hotel. The drive from KL to the Fireflies is very long at least one hour, it was a bit boring as we were on the motorway. The dinner was interesting. The Fireflies were beautiful.
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Great day with an awesome guide
Andyroobob
, Jul 2018
BK our guide picked us up on time from the hotel in a small air conditioned van and kept us entertained and informed with facts and knowledge about KL, Malaysia and surrounding countries. First stop was an Indian temple which was very impressive craftmanship, then to the monkeys on the hill which was the best part, they were so numerous, docile, friendly and climbing up on our heads. There was also a nice view from the hill. After that we went for the tasty seafood dinner by a river and then continued on to the fireflies. We had to queue about 40 minutes for the sun to set and get on the boat as expected but we saw many twinkling xmas tree like bushes which was a great experience. The whole day was nice, but it was made fantastic by the tour guide BK, highly recommend him!
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looooooved this. really calm and...
Beverley u
, May 2018
looooooved this. really calm and lovely. the fireflies were beautiful.
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Thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Our...
Simone R
, Apr 2018
Thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. The seafood dinner was very delicious and we were lucky enough to see the fireflies up close. All in all an enjoyable evening.
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Dirty river unispiring guide and a few...
4dddimitri
, Mar 2018
Dirty river unispiring guide and a few fireflies.... horrible lunch....
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Great tour, lovey driver and lovely...
gemmab6
, Mar 2018
Great tour, lovey driver and lovely experience. Really enjoyed this trip and the river was so calming and quiet. Little shop for gifts as well. Highly recommend this tour!
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The fireflies boat tour only went...
russ7471
, Mar 2018
The fireflies boat tour only went for about twenty minutes would have been good if it was longer. Dinner was poor, certainly not a buffet more like four dishes put on the table which you could select from. Compared to the large menu items at the restaurant youre given whats clearly the cheapest options designed to feed the most for the least dollars. For the price paid for the tour was definitely expecting more for dinner
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This tour was also great. The guide...
Anita.morrall
, Mar 2018
This tour was also great. The guide was friendly and very accommodating. The only think I would change is the bush walk due to the amount of mosquitoes.
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The dinner was meh. Our guide who we...
Maria M
, Mar 2018
The dinner was meh. Our guide who we had before was a bit rude and wanted to up sell the group on everything. I've been to Asia several times now and I get this is part of the business that tours and shops run together, but this guy put SO much pressure on us to purchase other stuff that it ruined the experience. The fireflies and boat was pretty, but I wish we had just taken an uber.
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