The fireflies of Kuala Selangor - Orangutravel
Get to Kuala Selangor at short distance from Kuala Lumpur to explore the mangrove vegetation of coastal rivers, observe the local fauna and admire a spectacular show of thousands of fireflies lighting up the river at dusk!
  • Hike in Selangor and spot the local fauna
  • River boat cruise through mangroves
  • Watch thousands of fireflies at dusk
What's included
  • Round trip from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Selangor
  • Riverboat cruise in Kuala Selangor National Park
  • Dinner and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Entrance fees
The fireflies of Kuala Selangor
Any amount of people can join.

      This half day trip is travel idea suitable for nature lovers who want to see something different without driving far from Kuala Lumpur.

      Despite the country has taken steps in becoming an industrialised country, it’s still possible to see wild animals in Malaysia when moving out of inhabited areas and cities, and while driving from one place to another, alongside the rivers or countryside roads.

      During this trip you’ll probably spot many langur monkeys, a species of monkey which are common to see in Kuala Selangor National Park. Once arrived at the Selangor River, a powerboat will take you to explore the river and its mangroves forest – you will see the eagles approaching your boat up close when the boatman will throw some fishes at them, and possibly the rare white-bellied sea eagle.

      When back to the pier you will be served a fish dinner before taking a second river cruise. This is going to be the real highlight of your half day trip experience, when the river will be well-lighted by thousands and thousands of fireflies moving between mangroves in the river, creating a unique and unforgettable sight.

      Once back again to the pier the driver will leave back to Kuala Lumpur, ending the tour.

      Please note that the tour leading to see fireflies is organized in groups by the local fishermen who are also the owners of the boats used for that part of the trip. Hence you may not be alone during the excursion to see fireflies. Although it’s a rare chance that there will be little or no fireflies, it can’t be guaranteed that you will see them or their amount can’t be predicted. Be a responsible visitor and do not harm the fireflies environment. We recommend to have with you: a waterproof backpack, a pair of comfortable shoes (or sandals if preferred), suitable outfit, a hat or sunscreen to protect you against the sun, a raincoat in case of rain, water and tissues.


      1 Kuala Selangor
      This trip assumes you are in Kuala Lumpur at departure - if you are in a different location you should notify us at the time of booking. The driver will come to meet you in your hotel lobby in the capital. Once arrived in Kuala Selangor your tour will start and proceed as in the itinerary description. Seafood dinner will be served before leaving back to Kuala Lumpur, where the driver will send you at your hotel.
      20150213 16:00Pick up from your hotel lobby in Kuala Lumpur.
      20150213 16:45Watch monkeys along the roadside.
      20150213 18:00River cruise to spot eagles and other fauna of Kuala Selangor.
      20150213 19:00Seafood dinner.
      20150213 20:00Second river cruise to spot the fireflies.
      20150213 22:00Time of arrival back to Kuala Lumpur (estimated).
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