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Batu Caves & Firefly Watching in Kuala Selangor

Batu Caves & Firefly Watching in Kuala Selangor

From US$ 77 per person

Watch hundreds of thousands of fireflies in their natural habitat on the Selangor River, feed Silver Leaf Monkeys, and visit the 400-million-year-old limestone Batu Caves to see the tallest statue of Lord Murugan in the world.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Hotel pick-up in Kuala Lumpur only. For hotels outside Kuala Lumpur, such as Putrajaya, Petaling Jaya, or Shah Alam, an additional charge of RM 80 will apply. Please wait at the hotel's main entrance a few minutes before pickup time.
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Experience

Highlights
  • Tour the Hindu temples of Malaysia's Batu Caves
  • Paddle out onto the Selangor River to see the amazing spectacle of one of the world's largest firefly colonies
  • Say hello to the friendly Silver Leaf Monkeys of Melawati
  • Watch the sun set on the Selangor River as you dine at the famous Seafood Restaurant
Full description
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 of the Hindu temples that have been established here since the early 1900s, such as the temples to Lord Murugan, Siva, and Ganesh. Next, you will go 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 Seafood Restaurant, where you will enjoy dinner. But before dinner, stop at Bukit Malawati at the highest point in Kuala Selangor, and admire the fort that monitored ships along the Strait of Malacca and Selangor River. The area is home to some cheeky Silver Leaf Monkeys, which are more friendly and tame compared to the monkeys at Batu Caves. Sit down to a delicious dinner at the Seafood Restaurant and enjoy wonderful sunset views over the Selangor River. Vegetarian and chicken options are available in addition to the seafood specialties. Finally, drive to Kampung Kuantan Fireflies Park, and climb aboard a manual paddle boat. 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 at approximately 21:30.
Includes
  • Air-conditioned transportation
  • English-speaking guide/driver
  • Set dinner at a seafood restaurant, with choice of fruit juice or soft drink
  • Boat rental for fireflies tour
  • Mineral water
  • Beer or alcohol
  • Travel insurance
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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  • Please bring insect repellent
  • Tourists are advised not to pat or touch the Silver Leaf Monkey at Malawati Hills. But if a monkey jumps on your shoulder, just relax
  • Female visitors must wear long trousers or a skirt below the knee
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 245 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Fantastic combination! You see many different things in the time of the excursion (about 7 hours). You must see batucaves when you are in KL, monkeys were really super cute, the food was delicious and the fireflies sports from one rowboat was a really nice experience! Our guide, Zach, was fantastic!

February 13, 2020

We had a fantastic day! The Batu Caves are amazing, a must see for anyone visiting KL. Anuar was a wonderful host, who provided us with a fantastic and memorable day. The silver leaf monkeys were adorable, I could have strayed with them all day. Make sure you bring an easy change of clothes, because the monkeys will jump onto your shoulders and you will get dirty. The fireflies were lovely and Anuar went above and beyond to try and avoid the large tourist crowds.

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February 8, 2020

We had a nice and exciting tour with our guide Norman. He responded to our needs and was very accommodating. The Batu-Caves were very impressive. The dinner was authentic and flavorful. We were very impressed by the play of lights of the fireflies, as it is the only thing that can be seen from the boat. The silence on the river was a great contrast to the hustle and bustle in Kuala Lumpur. We were not disappointed.

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February 2, 2020

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