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Firefly and Batu Caves Day Tours

Interacting with Leaf monkeys

Elephant Sanctuary


Fireflies are also called “Lightning Bugs”. Named as they are nocturnal luminous of the beetle family Lampyridae, consisting of about 1,900 ~ 2000 species that inhibit tropical and temperate regions. The common glowworm is a member of this family. They shine in the night like fire to attract sexual partner.

Someone figured that the firefly hamlet as the eighth wonderful view. Why the fireflies only occur in the particular rendezvous?

The growth of the firefly must be mingled with the water of the runnels, woods and environment. The river must meet in the intersection of the fresh and salt-water. “Berembang” trees must be something that fancied fireflies a lot, in addition to this factors, the environment must be in its tranquility besides free from contamination.

Batu Caves

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.

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.

Visit and timing is subject to change with or without prior notice due to traffic/weather conditions. Please note that while we operate successful trips in this part of the world throughout the year, some changes may occur in our itineraries due to inclement weather and common seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for modifications to the route.

Batu Caves and Firefly Day Tour Itinerary

Tour Code: KLTT-5003

  Day Tour (Meals --/ L / --/ ) local cuisinee

Kuala Lumpur > Elephant Sanctuary

Distance Travelled by Road

13KM (Kuala Lumpur > Batu Caves) (Time 0.30 hour)
128KM (Kuala Lumpur > Kuala Selangor) (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


1445 hours, meet and greet by our staff,,and transfer to Kuala Selangor enroute Batu Cavessfor 30 ~ 40 minutes and proceed to Kuala Selangor

Pick-up service
Complimentary pickup service will be provided from all hotels / residential areas in Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya and please wait at the lobby or main entrance based on the pick up time given.
Hotels outside Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya will be charged a transportation fee based on the location.

1545 hours, proceed to Kuala Selangor town in the quiet hamlet of Kampung Kuantan / Belimbing, site of one of the largest firefly colonies in the world. On the way we will drive through malay / indian villages and rubber and palm plantations

1730 hours, on arrival at Kuala Selangor, visit 'Kota Melawati' formerly known as 'Fort Altingsburg', the execution block, royal mausoleum and colonial buildings are found around the hill. 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. al 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 hours, Dinner will be provided by the river side and the dinner comes with a pot of Chinese Tea, after spending about an hour, after dinner tranfer to near by jetty to watch firefly.

1930 hourss, Next proceed to Kampung Kuantan or Belimbing. The highlight of the tour. Row upstream in a small un-motorised boat (tongkang) or battery operated boat in the quiet darkness to witness the blinking trees. This scintillating display of fireflies portrays an image of a flashing Christmas tree. The synchronized, rhythmic flashing is produced by the thousand of fireflies found in the mangrove swamp of Selangor River. The skilled local oarsmen or boatman make this experience a memorable and unforgettable one.

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

1 adult
Cost RM350.00

2 adults
Cost RM210.00

3 adults
Cost RM195.00

4 adults
Cost RM180.00

5 adults
Cost RM175.00 P/P

6 adults
Cost RM165.00

P/P* (Per Person)
Children (age from 3 to 11) cost RM135.00 per person
Hassle Free Booking

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 hours to make the deposit of RM50.00 (if the said deposit is not paid within the said time frame, your booking will be automatically released). Upon receving your deposit, 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, 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 and don't forget to bring a sense of adventure / fun / humor / enthusiasm and a flexible attitude!

Batu Caves and Firefly Day Tour Highlights

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