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Kuala Selangor Fireflies Tour

Explore Kuala Selangor, renowned for its best known attraction – fireflies locally known as ‘kelip-kelip’. The journey from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Selangor is approximately one and a half hours drive. Learn about the city’s history and enjoy the lush green scenic view. The key attraction is undoubtedly the evening boat ride through mangrove woods with the dawn of the dusk as the sky lights up with beautiful twinkling fireflies!  

Starting From $20/Person

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What to Expect

The tour kicks off as you are be picked up from your Kuala Lumpur hotel in the afternoon to be taken far from the hustle and bustle to Kuala Selangor, the former capital of the state of Selangor and home to Kampung Kuantan, a calm town serving as the dwelling house of the world's biggest firefly colonies.   The first sight for visit is Kota Melawati (earlier known as Fort Altingsburg) located on Bukit Melawati(Melawati Hill), a hill at the mouth of the Selangor River and explore the ruins and remnants of the past and enjoy the encompassing view of the Selangor coastline .Here you can spot out Silver-Leafed Monkeys and Long-Tailed Macaques  and feed them and watch their activity. You also get to see the Batu Hampar or Execution Rock at Bukit Melawati, a site where traitors were beheaded and The Royal Mausoleum, a burial ground for the first three Sultan Of Selangor, the fabulous 100 staircase, which was made to move up Selangor Hill ,a legendary execution square.  With the advent of the dusk, you proceed to feast upon exotic seafood, flavored in style of Selangor.    After the flavorful supper, take a boat ride to Kampung Kuantan and delight yourself in the lavish view of nature as the rowers push upstream through mangroves. With the murkiness of the night, you'll witness one of nature's most miraculous phenomena – little twinkling lights of many fireflies swarming around the trees.    The boat ride will last between 30-45 minutes, and you'll be driven back again to your hotel a short time later with unforgettable memories.


Tour Schedule

Departure point Departs from your central Kuala Lumpur hotel Departure time 3:15pm Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time. Duration 8 hours (approx.) Return details
Returns to original departure point

Important Info

  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local guide
  • Dinner
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Boat ride
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional info
  • 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
Voucher info You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity. Local operator information Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.