FIREFLIES TOUR AND COUNTRYSIDE TOUR

Tour Name FIREFLIES & COUNTRYSIDE  TOUR
Tour Code AS10
Frequency DAILY DEPARTURE EXPECT MONDAY 
Duration 6HOURS APPROXIMATE
Start Time 1600 HRS

DESCRIPTION

The journey from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Selangor takes about 1 ½ hours. Kuala Selangor has the largest firefly colonies in the world. Throughout the way you can see palm oil trees, coconut and rubber trees, cows grazing grass and locally owned pottery kiln, road side fruit stalls and rickety general stalls.

You will then pay a visit to Bukit Melawati (Fort Altingsburg). The hilltop view offers a sweeping view of Straits of Malacca and the mangrove swamps of Kuala Selangor. A bird sanctuary park at the foot of Bukit Melawati is an ideal place for bird watchers. Silver-Leafed monkeys normally hang around for peanuts given by the visitors. The Silver Leafed baby monkeys have golden fur as compared to the adults with dull-ashen grey fur.

Next, we proceed to Pasir Penambang in Kuala Selangor, situated on the bank of Selangor River, which has amazing history and is well known for its fresh seafood. This is a place for dinner. At the restaurant, you can see the fisherman boat passing by and also view the sunset.

Our last stop is to see fireflies by night at Kampung Pasir Penambang. It is a small agricultural village and is widely known for its large firefly colonies. While enjoying a pleasant boat ride in the Selangor River, its noted the fireflies consistently patronized the serenity of the mangrove areas.

FIREFLIES (KELIP- KELIP)
Firefly is a type of insect from the beetle family. The ‘Pteroptye tener’ species are the largest species found in Kampung Kuantan. The fireflies here are unique because of its tail that produces light. The light flash by each insect is at an accurate interval of 3 seconds. Imagine watching thousands of fireflies flashing their light at an accurate rhythm. The fireflies are 6 cm in length. The male fireflies flash out brighter lights than the female counterparts. This is because the male must attract the female fireflies during the mating season. The lifespan of firefly is about 2-3 months.

BEREMBANG TREES
The ‘Berembang Tree’ or known by its scientific name ‘ Sonneratia Caselaris’ is a type of mangrove tress that grows wildly along the bank of Selangor River. It needs damp and swampy environment to live. ‘Berembang Tree’ is important to the existence of the fireflies as it provides food for these insects. The fireflies will consume the juice from the leaves. ‘Berembang Tree’ also act as the river’s water filter. It filters dirt and poisonous substance from the river and re-produces clean water. These ‘Berembang Tree’ that grow wildly along the Selangor Riverbanks has not only provided food source but also breeding grounds for the river creatures and fireflies

PHOTO GALLERY

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Palm Oil Tree Plantation (Drive Pass)
  • Rubber tree plantation (Drive Pass)
  • Bukit Melawati (Fort Altingsburg) (Visit Stop)
  • Fisherman Village (Drive Pass)
 
  • Seafood Dinner (Visit Stop)
    Vegetarian food is serve upon request. Please inform in advance.
  • Boat Ride to see fireflies (Visit Stop)

PRICE FOR BATU CAVES, SELAYANG HOT SPRING,DEERLAND,KUALA GANDAH ELEPHANT SACTUARY AND FIREFLIES

Adult 2 pax Adult 4 pax Adult 6 pax Adult 8 pax Child (3-12) Below 3 years
RM200 RM180 RM160 RM140 RM120  FOC
Per pax Per pax Per pax Per pax Per pax Per pax
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ITINERARY

1600 : Pick-up from any major hotel in Kuala Lumpur
1615 : Proceed to Kuala Selangor town in the quiet hamlet of Kampung Pasir Penambang. It is one of the largest firefly colonies in the world.
1730 : Upon arrival at Kuala Selangor, visit Bukit Melawati – The hilltop view offers a sweeping view of Straits of Malacca and the mangrove swamps of Kuala Selangor Nature Park. Also found there are Silver-Leafed monkeys and food will be provided for feeding of the monkeys.
1800 : Seafood Dinner / Vegetarian food served upon request (Halal food is served). This is a good place to view sunset.
1930 : Proceed back to Kampung Pasir Penambang, the place where you can see fireflies. The mangrove trees lining the river banks glow after dusk like Christmas trees. Witness the light and glow of the fireflies while enjoying a pleasant boat ride in the Selangor River. It is noted the fireflies consistently patronized the serenity of the mangrove areas.
2230 : Drive back to Kuala Lumpur.

Optional visit: Eagle Feeding – 45 minutes boar ride; per person RM 40.00

  • Type of eagle
  • Brahminy Kite – Helang Merah
  • Crested Serpent Eagle – Helang Indek
  • White Bellied Sea-Eagle – Helang Siput

TERMS AND CONDITION:

Minimum : 2 Adults
Others :
  • This package includes dinner, ticket for boat ride, insect repellant and peanuts for monkey feeding will be provided.
  • Firefly also known as “KELIP-KELIP” in Malay language
  • The final decision of the actual itinerary will be made by us on the day of tour. Due to the nature of the tour, the weather, road condition, local circumstances, prevailing safety factors, the route and itinerary may vary from those published but the content of the tour will be the same.
  • Vegetarian food is serve upon request. Please inform in advance.
  • They serve chinese tea in the restaurant.
  • Soft drinks, juice, beer & wine is at own expenses
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes.
  • Private Tour ~ car / van with driver.
  • Our tour pick up and drop off based in Kuala Lumpur/Petaling Jaya/Damansara area ONLY.
    Apart from these area we will charge for pick up & drop off service charge.
  • All price is nett.

 

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