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From Kuala Lumpur: Private Fireflies Tour and Seafood Dinner

4.3 / 5

58 reviews

Activity provider: Travelvago

From Kuala Lumpur: Private Fireflies Tour and Seafood Dinner

Activity provider: Travelvago

From £86.76 per person

Watch thousands of fireflies light up the night on a 6-hour trip from Kuala Lumpur with a seafood dinner. Enjoy views of a historic fort as you travel to a fishing village for a delicious meal, then board a river boat as the stars and fireflies come out.

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Duration 6 hours
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Pickup included
Your hotel in Kuala Lumpur or Petaling Jaya.


  • See millions of fireflies light up the sky in Kuala Selangor
  • Travel by boat to Kampung Kuantan
  • Enjoy a seafood dinner near Bukit Melawati
  • Look for indigenous wildlife, such as macaques and silvered leaf monkeys
Full description
You will be picked up from your hotel in central Kuala Lumpur and driven to Kuala Selangor, approximately 1.5 hours away. Kuala Selangor is a small village on the banks of the Selangor River. The village is well-known, as you can find millions of fireflies there.   Upon arrival you’ll visit Bukit Melawati, where Fort Altingsburg is located. A lighthouse strands on top of the hill, surrounded by tall trees. Look out for local birds, silvered leaf monkeys and long-tailed macaques. You’ll head to a nearby fishing village for a typical seafood dinner before making your way to Kampung Kuantan.   At around 6:30 PM you’ll board a boat and row along the river to see the fireflies. Millions of fireflies present you with a dazzling display of lights flickering in synchrony, that resemble twinkling electric lights on a Christmas tree. You will be dazzled at the sight. At 8:30 PM, you’ll depart from Kuala Selangor and drive back to Kuala Lumpur in the comfort of a private vehicle.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya
  • Set seafood dinner (basic & simple)
  • Boat trip
  • English-speaking driver/guide
  • Transportation by private car
  • Additional food
  • Drinks during dinner
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Hotel pickup is only included in the tour price from Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya
  • There will be an additional surcharge for pickup services for locations not within Kuala Lumpur or Petaling Jaya
  • You will be notified of any additional transportation costs via email after receiving your booking confirmation
  • You can arrange your own transportation to the local partner’s office, located at Binjai 8, Premium Soho, Lorong Binjai, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
  • Unfortunately this tour is not wheelchair accessible
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 58 reviews

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I enjoyed watching fireflies and feeding silver monkeys very much. And the seafood dinner was very good. Besides, my guide, MK(sorry I forgot his proper name) was very kind and good at snuggling up to my feeling. Only thing I was disappointed is the smell of sweat of life jacket during boat riding.

1 September 2019

Nice experience and fascinating activities that

It was a nice ride characterized by fascinating activities and places. First the Hindu temple, then a lot of fun also meeting the monkeys by feeding them. Finally, the visit to the fireflies along the river, after a typical dinner, ended the day with a flourish. Our driver proved to be very competent and helpful.

21 August 2019

Due to the traffic in KL, we were being picked up half an hour earlier. Luckily we were free that day if not we might be in a hurry. The Monkeys were very enjoyable for us. The food was below average. The fireflies were interesting too but we queued for 45mins and there were lots of mosquitos.

20 August 2019

Product ID: 201736