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Kuala Selangor

Kuala Selangor

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From Kuala Lumpur: Batu Caves and Firefly Watching Tour

1. From Kuala Lumpur: Batu Caves and Firefly Watching Tour

Enjoy an afternoon and evening tour to the dramatic 400-million-year-old Batu Caves and see hundreds of thousands of twinkling fireflies on a boat tour of the Selangor River. Continue to Batu Caves to roam in the prehistoric caves, after a climb of 272 steps. See some Hindu temples established here since the early 1900s, such as the temples of Lord Murugan, Siva, and Ganesh. Before dinner, visit the Silver Monkey in Kuala Selangor Nature Park. The area is home to some cheeky Silver Leaf Monkeys, which are more friendly and tame than the monkeys at Batu Caves. Head next to Kuala Selangor, one of the most historic and conflicted areas during the early stages of the Malay Sultanate Selangor. It is also famous for its local Chinese food Restaurant, where you will enjoy dinner. A simple set dinner will be served in the restaurant situated on the Selangor riverbank. Finally, drive to Kampung Belimbing Fireflies Park. Quietly float out to see the incredible twinkles of the largest fireflies colony in the world. Marvel at the ability of these amazing lightning bugs to synchronize their light patterns before your return to Kuala Lumpur..

From Kuala Lumpur: Kuala Selangor Fireflies Tour with Dinner

2. From Kuala Lumpur: Kuala Selangor Fireflies Tour with Dinner

This tour will take you to Kuala Selangor in the quiet hamlet of Kampung Kuantan, where one of the largest firefly colonies in the world exists. When you arrive, you'll visit Kota Melawati, formerly known as Fort Altingsburg, with its old execution block, royal mausoleum and colonial buildings. You'll experience the highlight of the tour at Kampung Kuantan. At first, this sparkly display looks like an endless row of Christmas trees, but the synchronized, rhythmic flashing is actually produced by thousands of fireflies. Your skilled local oarsmen will make this experience a memorable and unforgettable one. •Pickup is included from Hotels/Residences/Suite in Kuala Lumpur City's Golden Triangle area (except Pudu area) •Arrive at Kota Melawati (formerly known as Fort Altingsburg) ** Weekday by walking tour (15-20 mins to Bukit Melawati), Weekend with Tram service ** •Depart to restaurant in Kuala Selangor •Enjoy local seafood set dinner •Depart to Jetty for registration •Boarding & observe fireflies •Depart back to Kuala Lumpur •Hotel drop off Hotels/Residences/Suite in Kuala Lumpur City's Golden Triangle area (except Pudu area) •The itinerary is subject to change based on weather or traffic conditions of the day

Kuala Lumpur: Fireflies & Blue Tears Tour with Seafood Meal

3. Kuala Lumpur: Fireflies & Blue Tears Tour with Seafood Meal

Kuala Selangor is a district in the state of Selangor which was captured by the Dutch in the 19th century. It has now become one of the largest firefly colonies globally. The Fireflies and the Blue Tears Tour in Kuala Selangor is a renowned eco-tourism activity that offers visitors the opportunity to observe the enchanting display of numerous fireflies illuminating on the mangrove trees. This natural phenomenon is a captivating glimpse into the marvels of the marine world which attracts thousands of tourists worldwide. We will commence the pick-up process from your hotel located in the City Centre at approximately 3:30 pm. Upon reaching, your first destination will be the Sri Sakthi Temple, which is meticulously carved out of granite stones. Sited on elevated land of 1 acre, the temple rises up majestically to stand as a unique and shining beacon of Hindu architectural excellence Next, move to Melawati Hills, which was formerly a formidable stronghold constructed to protect the nation. Here, you will witness the Altingburg Lighthouse, offering a magnificent vista of the Straits of Malacca. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to encounter the distinct Silver Leaf Monkey, which is an Old-World monkey species, primarily found in Southeast Asia, particularly in Malaysia. The infant primates are first born with a golden colour, which gradually changes to the same black shade as the mature monkeys. Upon concluding your excursion to Melawati Hill, you will be indulged with a delectable Seafood Set Dinner comprised of Chinese Fried Rice, Corn Flakes Prawns, Sweet Sour Fish Fillet, Omelette, and Soy Sauce Chicken. Around 7:45 pm, we will start the fireflies tour which occurs along the riverside of the Selangor River. You will partake in a river excursion, accompanied by experienced boatmen. The boats are outfitted with silent electric motors in order to prevent any disruption to the firefly. You will cruise through the mangrove forest with the opportunity to observe the stunning spectacle of fireflies lighting up the trees looks like a sparkling Christmas Trees in the forest. These amazing creatures attract thousands of people from all around the world to witness them. Then after, you will advance to the Blue Tears encounter. Blue tears, or bioluminescent plankton, are a natural occurrence in which specific forms of phytoplankton generate a blue glow when they are agitated. Observing these bioluminescents can be a remarkable and captivating encounter for tourists desiring to establish a connection with the natural world. The Fireflies and Blue Tears tour in Kuala Selangor offers a distinctive and unforgettable experience, enabling tourists to feel the nature and observe one of the most captivating natural occurrences in the area. Upon completing the blue tears, you will be transported back to your hotel by 10:00 pm.

From Kuala Lumpur: Private Fireflies Tour and Seafood Dinner

4. From Kuala Lumpur: Private Fireflies Tour and Seafood Dinner

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.

Kuala Lumpur: City Sights, Batu Caves and Fireflies Day Trip

5. Kuala Lumpur: City Sights, Batu Caves and Fireflies Day Trip

Embark on a mesmerizing journey through Kuala Lumpur’s most iconic sights, venture into the historic Batu Caves, and end your day with a magical firefly boat tour in Kuala Selangor. The adventure begins with a complimentary pick-up from your hotel in Kuala Lumpur by our friendly driver guide. Upon pickup, you set off to the King’s Palace as the guide points out noteworthy locations along the road. When you arrive at the enormous King’s palace, you stroll outside to admire its majesty and intricate Islamic architecture, and imposing gates guarded by the royal guards. After the photo stop at King’s Palace, the guide will bring you to the National Mosque of Malaysia, where you’ll admire the delicate details and capture the mosque's beauty against the backdrop of the clear blue sky. From the National Mosque, you will be brought to the Old Kuala Lumpur Railway Station, where you will learn about the station's history and its significance as a transit center in the early days of Kuala Lumpur. After a quick photo stop, you get back into the vehicle for the next stop, Independence Square. Arriving at the Independence Square, you will be surrounded by colonial-era buildings and a renowned English-styled cricket pitch. Next, you walk your way to the KL Gallery, where you'll get a unique view of the city's model. Arriving at the gallery, you're intrigued by the miniature replica of Kuala Lumpur's skyline. You will have a photo stop at Masjid Jamek to admire the confluence of the Klang and Gombak Rivers right in front of the Jamek Mosque. After driving past the Golden Triangle, you will arrive at the majestic Petronas Twin Towers, which will captivate you with their 88-story towering height and sophisticated design. After exploring the city, you embark on a 30-minute drive to Batu Caves, one of Malaysia’s most famous attractions. Climb the 272 colorful steps to the main temple, nestled within ancient limestone formations. Discover the many Hindu shrines and statues, and enjoy breathtaking views from the top. The Batu Caves offer a unique blend of natural beauty and spiritual significance. As the sun starts to set, head to the charming village of Kuala Selangor and travel up to Bukit Melawati, where you'll witness the famous Altingsburg Lighthouse with panoramic views of the surrounding area and encounter the adorable Silverleaf Monkeys and get the chance to feed them. Moving on, you get to enjoy a delicious seafood dinner, savoring the fresh flavors of the local cuisine. After dinner, board a boat for a magical journey along the Kuala Selangor river. Watch in awe as thousands of fireflies and blue tears light up the mangrove trees and the river, creating a mesmerizing display of natural lights. After the enchanting firefly tour, return to your hotel in Kuala Lumpur, concluding your day filled with incredible sights and unforgettable experiences.

Kuala Lumpur: Kuala Selangor Firefly Tour and Dinner

6. Kuala Lumpur: Kuala Selangor Firefly Tour and Dinner

See millions of fireflies light up the night sky on a half-day tour of Kuala Selangor, the only place in the region close to Kuala Lumpur where you can watch fireflies twinkling synchronously in the night air. Marvel at a wonder of nature on a boat trip, and enjoy a delicious seafood dinner. Following a pick-up from your hotel in Kuala Lumpur at 16:00, transfer by private vehicle to Kuala Selangor. Go to Bukit Melawati to see Fort Altingsburg and a lighthouse on a hilltop surrounded by tall trees that are a haven for local birds, silver leaf monkeys and long-tailed macaques. Next, go to a nearby fishing village for a typical seafood dinner, before making your way to Kampung Kuantan. Here, you will board a boat to be rowed along the river. Now it’s time to see the fireflies in all their dazzling glory, looking like twinkling electric lights on a Christmas tree. Depart Kuala Selangor at around 20:30, and transfer back to Kuala Lumpur for your hotel drop off.

Sky Mirror - Kuala Selangor and Sekinchan Paddy Field Tour

7. Sky Mirror - Kuala Selangor and Sekinchan Paddy Field Tour

Sasaran Beach is located 1.74 nautical miles off the coast of the fishing village of Jeram, Selangor, in the middle of the Straits of Malacca Sea. When the tide is just right, the sand bar emerges, Malaysia’s own Salar de Uyuni.  Sasaran Beach is better known as Mirror in the Sky as the shallow waters of this “Secret Island” reflects the sky, creating a unique photography and selfie opportunity for all. The island is also a habitat for marine agriculture. The most common animals you can see are the sea and baby clam scattered abundantly in the sand.  After the photoshoot, indulge in local fresh seafood at one of the restaurants before you depart to Sekinchan Paddy Field. Sekinchan Paddy Field is the main producer of rice in Malaysia, where you can also get to learn more about rice farming. Before departing, drop by the Paddy Gallery and Redang Nan Tian Temple to enjoy the breathtaking view of the rice fields. • Pickup is included from Hotels/Residences/Suite in Kuala Lumpur City's Golden Triangle area (except Pudu area) **【 Pick up time shall update upon booking confirmation or 1 day before tour 】** • Depart for Kuala Selangor • Arrival at Kuala Selangor and proceed to jetty • Boat ride to Sky Mirror (2-7 person per boat) (approximately 30 minutes) • Arrive at Sky Mirror and take pictures (approximately 45-60 minutes) Depart for jetty • Lunch at a local seafood restaurant (Dinner if evening tour) • Depart for Bagan fishing village and Sekinchan paddy field area • Visit the paddy processing factory and gallery • Visit the Nan Tian Temple • Depart for Kuala Lumpur End of tour, drop off at hotel in Kuala Lumpur City's Golden Triangle area (except Pudu area)Hotel drop off in Kuala Lumpur City's Golden Triangle area (except Pudu area) The itinerary is subject to change based on weather or traffic conditions of the day

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What people are saying about Kuala Selangor

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The total trip was really amaizing. Thé guide was verry friendly, and told us a lot of verry interesting, funny and historical stories. Besides that, he know when to adapt if thé weather is not as expected, but make thé tour as interesting as it should always be. The food was really good, and you had a beautyfull sunset vieuw while eating. We also had an unexpected visit of otters at that moment! wauw! Thé fireflies tour we're also beautyfull. You got thé idea of how thé jungle would feel like because of it; Thé silence around thé lake combined with a few monkey and bird noises made it pritty special. Totally worth it. 👌

Good day trip. Mr Sundram was informative and attentive and provided an excellent afternoon for us. His car was comfortable. Heavy rain prevented us from seeing the caves. The sights we were shown were of great interest especially the temple. Dinner was interesting and we enjoyed being in the restaurant that was over the riverside. Firefly cruise was good as well. We recommend this day trip and Mr Sundrum.

Our guide Bala was great. Very knowledgeable and happy to answer all our questions. We enjoyed each stop, and the firefly tour option that was used seemed much better than many of the others (quiet boat, small group, quiet stretch of river, lots of fireflies).

We had a such a great time! it was a tour jam packed with different attractions. Our driver / tour guide Norman is extremely knowledgable, friendly and has a sense of humour. I highly recommend this tour for those hoping to see the "other" side of Malaysia.

This was so amazing and Noorman was the best guide ! I can’t believe how much we managed to do and see in just one day! Cannot recommend this enough !!!