Tour Price per pax RM 449

Kuala Selangor Firefly, one of the fascinating beetle that abound in Malaysia at one time and is now fast disappearing due to the fast pace of development. Fortunately, there are still fireflies to be seen in Kuala Selangor, about 90 minutes drive from Kuala Lumpur.

Travel expenses:
5 hoursKLFIRE5H
RM 449,- p.P. (min 2 Persons)

The two locations where visitors can go to are Kampung Kuantan and Kampung Bukit Belimbing in the district of Kuala Selangor.The mangrove trees called “berembang trees” by the local grow along the riverbanks of Kuala Selangor river. These ares the trees where the fireflies or “kelip kelip” in the local language stay and feed on its leaves. During the day, they retreat to the grasses near the mangrove trees.

When night falls, the fireflies will feed on the nectar of the leaves and attract mates with their synchronised flashing green light. The thorax of the insect produces a green grow that flashes at a frequency of 1/3 Hz, or 3 flashes in one second. Each of the berembang tree has different groups of fireflies and each group has flashes that are synchronized.

The best time to visit the park is after nightfall at approximately 7:30pm to 7:45pm. It is also advisable to go when it is not full moon and not during raining evening. Usually the place is quite packed during the weekends hence try to go during weekdays. One should take note that once the kelip kelip has found its mate, the flashing would stop, usually by 11.00 pm.Make sure that you do not go too late as the park is opened from 7:30pm and closes at 10:30pm.

Fireflies Trip Schedule

16.00 hours : Kuala Selangor is only 1 ½ hour’s drive from Kuala Lumpur and yet it has much to offer, especially to those who wish to take a peek at Malaysian rural life. Fishing and farming are the main occupations here, although a large part of the area has also been cultivated with both palm oil and rubber.

17.30 hours :Upon arrival, you will visit Bukit Melawati. An ideal site for monitoring shipping in the Straits of Malacca, Bukit Melawati once contained two forts. Continue your tour to Taman Alam Kuala Selangor. With almost 150 sighted species of birds, makes this an ideal nature park for bird watching

18.30 hours : This is followed by a sumptuous local seafood dinner, after which you will be treated to the highlight of the evening.

20.00 hours :Firefly watching. You will be rowed upstream to watch thousands of fireflies flickering like Christmas lights in mangrove trees which line the banks of the river.

21.00 hours :Transfer back to hotel.

Travel expenses:

5 hours
RM 449,- p.P. (min 2 Persons)
RM 299,- p. Child *

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