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Elephant Sanctuary Kuala GandahSilver Leaf Monkeys feeding

A wildlife tour starting with a short visit to Batu Caves, visiting an Elephant Sanctuary for orphaned elephants and going to see Fireflies in their natural habitat which will also include interacting, observing and feeding  wild Silver Leaf Monkeys and all this is done in a one day tour.

Elephant Sanctuary Kuala Gandah

Elephant Sanctuary centre was established in 1989 by the Department of Wildlife and National Parks. A base for the Elephant Relocation Team which started in 1974.

Being the only centre in Malaysia, the team is dedicated to locating, subduing, translucent problem elephants from areas where their habitats are constantly being encroached by plantations, to Malaysia's National Parks such as Taman Negara.

Over the past 25 years the strong team has helped to prevent the further decline of the elephant population by relocating more than 300 wild elephants!

Kuala Gandah also aims to promote public awareness of the elephant's plight in Malaysia and to support research into elephant translocation and conservation. It also aims to educate the public about the importance of habitat and environmental preservation.

Batu Caves

Batu Caves first discovered over 125 years ago, Batu Caves has never ceased to attract visitors. Only 13km from Kuala Lumpur's central business district and just outside the city limits, these famous caverns are easily accessible. Formed within the framework of an imposing limestone outcrop about 400 million years ago, Batu Caves actually consists of three main caves and several smaller ones. The best known of these is Temple or Cathedral Cave.first discovered over 125 years ago, Batu Caves has never ceased to attract visitors. Only 13km from Kuala Lumpur's central business district and just outside the city limits, these famous caverns are easily accessible. Formed within the framework of an imposing limestone outcrop about 400 million years ago, Batu Caves actually consists of three main caves and several smaller ones. The best known of these is Temple or Cathedral Cave.

Temple Cave has a ceiling looming over 100 meters overhead and features ornate Hindu shrines. To reach it, one has to climb 272 steps, a feat performed by many Hindu worshippers on the way to the caves to offer prayers to their revered deities.

Leaf Monkeys

Silver-Leaved Monkeys, Several families of Silver-Leafed Monkeys and Long-Tailed Macaques hang around here for peanut handouts from visitors. The Silver-leafed babies have golden fur as compared with the adults of dull-ashen grey. These Monkeys are a delight - they are gentle and seem to always have a thank you for every morsel of food given. The long-tailed macaques, on the other hand, are generally a little more mischievous and if you turn your back for a second - you'd never know what they would do. Always be careful when feeding the monkeys. Although they have had many interactions with humans, we must remember that they are wild and wild animals tend to be erratic sometimes

Elephant Sanctuary and Firefly with Batu Caves Day Tour Itinerary

Tour Code: KLTT-5007

  Day Tour (Meals --/ L /  D /) local cuisine

Kuala Lumpur > Batu Caves > Elephant Sanctuary > Firefly

Distance Travelled by Road
15KM (Kuala Lumpur > Batu Caves) (Time 0.20 hours)

128KM (Batu Caves > Elephant Sanctuary (Time 1.30 hours)

225KM (Elephant Sanctuary > Kuala Selangor - Firefly) (Time 2.30 hours)

78KM (Kuala Selangor > Kuala Lumpur) (Time 1.15 hours)

Dress Code for visiting Batu Caves (Batu Caves is a Holy place for Hindu faith, PLEASE respect)
(Wear comfortable (not over expose your body)

T-shirt or shirt with sleeves is fine

Do not wear Short Pants or Hot Pants

Do not wear Short Skirts or Mini Skirts (above knee level)

Long Pants are fine

Itinerary

0915 hrs, meet and greet by our staff at your pick up point (hotel) and transfer to and transfer to Elephant Sanctuary enroute Batu Caves.

0945 hrs, Departure for Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary, on the way we stop at Batu Caves for 45 minutes and proceed to Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary.

1145 hrs, Arrival at Lanchang town for lunch (local cuisine) will be served & drive through Rubber / Palm oil plantations and Malay Traditional House

1300 hrs, Briefing & a 30-minute National Geographic documentary at the Visitors Information Centre

1410 hrs, Feeding  the elephants & Elephant grooming and bathing (if weather / waterlevel in the river permits).

1500 hrs, Clean up (shower) for those goes into the river with the elephants

1530 hrs, Proceed to Kuala Selangor town in the quiet hamlet of Kampung Kuantan, site of one of the largest firefly colonies in the world.

1730 hrs, On arrive at Kuala Selangor, visit 'Kota Melawati' formerly known as 'Fort Altingsburg', the execution block, royal mausoleum and colonial buildings. A bird sanctuary park at the foot of Bukit Melawati is an ideal place for bird-watchers to watch local any migratory birds. Also found are silvered-leaf monkeys, butterflies and etc.

1830 hrs, Dinner will be serve by river view (set Malaysian dinner)

1930 hrs, Next proceed to Kampung Kuantan. The highlight of the tour. Row upstream in a small un-motorised boat (tongkang) or to Bukit Belimbing (battery operated motor boat) in the quiet darkness to witness the blinking trees. This scintillating display of fireflies portrays an image resembling a flashing Christmas tree. The synchronized, rhythmic flashing is produced by the thousands of fireflies found in the mangrove swamp of Kuala Selangor River.

Estimated arrival time in Kuala Lumpur would be around 9.30PM ~ 10PM

Optional drop off to Airport can be arranged and the cost can be seen in the online booking form.

Prices for Year 2016 / 17

  Tour Prices shows below are for Online Booking Only

RM325 Per Person

Per Adult

RM250 Per Person

Children

Minimum two adults traveling
Prices shown above are excluding 6% for GST (Good Services Tax)
additional bank surcharge of 5% based on total tour cost for Payment via Credit or Debit card
or Payment on arrival can be arrange at no additional charge

Hassle Free Booking

Now, sit back and wait for our simple text email within the next 30 minutes to an hour, whether the tour is comfirmed or otherwise. Just Book Online!

Deposit Not Required at the time of Booking
Upon receving your Online Booking Form, our Reservation Department will check to see if the requested date/s are avaliable or not. If the date/s are avaliable, we will then send your a Proforma Invoice with a payment link via PayPal by Cash Card or Credit Card. Upon receiving our email, you have 24 ~ 48 hours to make the payment. (if the said deposit is not paid within the said time frame, your booking will be automatically released). Upon receving your payment, your tour will be confirmed and a Tour Confirmation will be sent to you via email.

Balance Payment
Balance payment must be paid in CASH (Malaysian Ringgit) only.


Price in Ringgit Malaysia (Ex. Kuala Lumpur or Petaling Jaya) & pick from other destination can be arrange.

Pick up from Golden Palm Tree Sea Villa & Spa in Sepang will cost additional RM400.00 for transport (return transfer is included), per vehicle (seats 9 pax).

What to Bring

Bring extra cash for other purchases during the tour. Change of clothes (for changing after elephant activities (only if you bath with the elephant) - please take note, after the Elephant activities, all guest are require to clean up (shower & change clothing) before boarding), Sarong, Personal medication and cravings, River sandals or sport shoes with laces. A pair of socks is recommended if using sport shoes, Straps for spectacles or goggles for contact lenses, Towel, Shoes, Slippers, Sun block Personal toiletries and don't forget to bring a sense of adventure / fun / humor / enthusiasm and a flexible attitude

What to Wear
Wear comfortable, Sport shoes / Sandal, T-shirt, long / short pants, sunglasses and hat.

What if I need to change or cancel my booking?
That's ok. We will try to be as flexible as possible. But you must inform us by email of the change or cancellation as soon as possible. The appropriate amount will be credited back to your credit card account. Contact our Customer Service for help with changes or cancellations. Or read our Cancellation Policy.

Take Note (fine print), Due to the nature of the tour, the weather, road condition, local circumstances, prevailing safety factors, the route & itinerary may vary to those published but the content of the tour will remain the same. The final decision of the actual itinerary will be made by us on the day of the tour.

Basic Terms, No Refund will be entertained in case of "UN-USED" Service.

Issues on your trip

While we always endeavour to provide the best possible holiday experience for you / your family / your love one / your friends, due to the nature of travel and the areas we visit sometimes things can and do go wrong. Should any issue occur while you are on your trip, it is imperative that you discuss this with our driver guide straight away so that they can do their best to rectify the problem and save any potential negative impact on the rest of your trip.While we always endeavour to provide the best possible holiday experience for you / your family / your love one / your friends, due to the nature of travel and the areas we visit sometimes things can and do go wrong. Should any issue occur while you are on your trip, it is imperative that you discuss this with our driver guide straight away so that they can do their best to rectify the problem and save any potential negative impact on the rest of your trip.

Batu Caves, Elephant Sanctury and Firefly Day Tour Highlights

  • Batu Caves

  • Feel of Rainforest

  • Cave Temples

  • Driving through Country Side

  • Elephant feeding

  • Elephant grooming and bathing (if weather permits and the river level is low).

  • Video Presentation of Elephant Relocation

  • Feeding Silver Leaf Monkeys

  • Watching Firefly on the Selangor River (best in the world)

  • Ducth Fort

  • Feeding Silver Leaf Monkeys (one of the main highlight)

  • Driving through Country Side, bypass villages, malay tradition house, rubber and palm plantation (stop by if time or weather or road conditions permits)

  • Light House (build by the English in 1907)

  • Strait of Malacca (over looking from Bukit Melawati)

  • Boat cruise on Selangor River to see Fireflies

  • History / Culture and much, much more.....

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What this trip includes

  • MiniVan (Air-Cond) driver guide

  • All land transfers as stated in itnerary

  • Meal (Lunch / Dinner) (set meals)

  • Drink are included in your lunch and Dinner

  • All plain bottle drinking water (small)

  • Entrance fees in Elephant Sanctuary and Firefly are included in tour as per itinerary

What's excludes in this trip

  • Personal Expenditure

  • Any Additional Tour/s or stop/s

  • Personal Expenditure

  • Any Alcoholic Drinks

  • Indoor guide at RM30.00 per booking for Elephant Sanctuary

  • Any Alcoholic Beverages

  • Others which are not mentioned in itinerary.