Kuala Lumpur

Glowing Kuala Selangor Firefly Tour

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

From $49.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 5 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Experience the natural phenomenon of the Kuala Selangor fireflies on an evening tour from Kuala Lumpur. You’ll heighten your chances of spotting the most concentrated areas of fireflies as you cruise along the river with your guide, and will enjoy the undivided attention of your private guide as you explore.
  • Admire the dazzling display of fireflies on a hassle-free trip to Kuala Selangor
  • This private tour means you'll enjoy undivided attention from your guide
  • Don't worry about navigating public transport late at night on this tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off mean you don’t have to find a meeting point

What's Included

  • Firefly Boat Ride Tickets
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Dinner
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Personal Expenses

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • THE FACE Suites
    1020, Jln Sultan Ismail, Kampung Baru, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Pickup points

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Start time

04:00 PM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Sri Shakti Temple

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Bukit Melawati

25 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Kampung Kuantan Firefly Park

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Featured review
Loved seeing the fireflies and the blue plankton and the boat ride was fun. They are things i have never had an opportunity to see. The tour guide was friendly and it was fun overall. The monkeys were interesting! definitely recommend for something you dont normally get to see!


78 reviews
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The tour guide was...
mietra_n, Jun 2023
The tour guide was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. The money experience was amazing and the architecture of the template took my breath away!
Special experience
Ada_N, May 2023
The driver is very good. He is knowledgeable and gives us tips in where to sit on the boat to get the best view. He drove us to see the Indian Temple and the silverleave monkeys. Architecture of the Indian Temple is incredible. Climbing 137 steps to see the light house is a bit challenging for seniors, like us 😅.
Worthwhile tour, fireflies are worth seeing.
John_O, May 2023
Good tour, accurately described in the information provided through Viator. Fireflies were impressive. Viewing of bioluminescent plankton is available at extra cost, paid at the firefly place. Although dinner can be bought there, the restaurant advised that we would not have time before the firefly trip to have dinner. The guide did not pick me up from my hotel, although it was centrally located, he contacted me and directed me to another location, however he did drop me off at my hotel after the tour.
Nice evening activity
Kendra_R, May 2023
Very nice evening of activities. The 3 stops before the boat ride were great, the temple during prayer time super special, and the monkey play time adorable. Nice short walk to the lighthouse. Boat ride was comfortable and a nice way to explore nature. Driver / guide LG was a good driver and kept us well informed, very good! Overall nice evening activity, which even allowed time to eat at the pier for those who wanted.
Great way to get out of the city
Ceri_J, Apr 2023
Great tour where we were taken to see a hindu temple, silverleaf monkeys and the firefly cruise. Friendly guide and comfortable transport!
fun and interesting
Nadia_D, Apr 2023
Loved seeing the fireflies and the blue plankton and the boat ride was fun. They are things i have never had an opportunity to see. The tour guide was friendly and it was fun overall. The monkeys were interesting! definitely recommend for something you dont normally get to see!
Took our money and stranded us on water
Jing_L, Mar 2023
The tour boat broke down a few minutes into the viewing. The captain turn the internal lights on and they remained on for the next 40 minutes till the rescue boat came. With the lights, we were attached by misquotes. The captain didn’t care to explain what was wrong. We got no apologies. We were not even offered refund. The boat tour company should be investigated for their poor safety and disastrous customer service.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Dear tour Guest, our sincerest apologies for your unpleasant experience during boat ride on behalf of the boat company. The incident happened unexpectedly. We will pass your feedback back to the boat company management regarding the captain. As the boat engine malfunction in middle of mangrove area, a replacement boat was sent as soon as possible. We sincerely apologize again for the boat engine malfunction in middle of mangrove area. If you need further assistance please contact me thru email at lgtravelntour@gmail.com and have good day. Thank you
Temples, monkeys and fireflies!
Bev_W, Mar 2023
Lovely evening trip spent at a beautiful temple and in the company of wonderful silver leaf monkeys and fireflies. Our tour guide and driver (LG) was great, he gave lots of information about KL and Malaysia in general, took photos of us with the monkeys and even dropped us off at our favourite restaurant on the way back! Tour lasted approx 5 and a half hours and was money well spent!
Amazing tour and guide
Natalie_R, Mar 2023
Magical and wonderful tour with a really great guide We saw fireflies and fed monkeys! The whole tour was fun
Nice trip and recommend
Chan_K, Mar 2023
The tour guide was nice and friendly and introduced the places with detailed information. It had enough time for the dinner or let us choose other activities such as eagle feeding. The firefly view was beautiful. Overall, I will recommend the tour to everyone.
Misleading and disappointing
Natalie_S, Mar 2023
This is not a small group tour, nor do you have a private guide outside of the car ride. Picked up one hour early and arrived 90 minutes late. Trip included three unlisted stops that made us late to the river and unable to eat dinner until 9:30pm. Despite active thunderstorms in the area, we departed with roughly 30 other passengers. It began pouring rain immediately and we stopped in the middle of the river, rolled down the sides, and sat in the dark with no windows. Eventually tour proceeded in the rain and lightning. Slowed briefly along one bank to see a few fireflies - they don’t come out in the rain. Entire boat ride lasted less than an hour, despite advertised 5 hour duration and no other stops listed. Finally had dinner at a riverside restaurant chosen by our driver that charged significantly more than the menu prices. Even the strangers in our van felt we had been catfished. If better details and pictures had been provided I never would have booked.
Nice tour.
Andreas_R, Mar 2023
The schedule was quite tight (just 15 min for dinner for example) although the pick up was at 3.40 in the city centre. The change was communicated very early so one could plan. The tour itself was as described. Magical thing to see the fireflies in the mangroves out of a boar.
Nature, views and local flavors
Razvan_C, Mar 2023
Well organized, punctual, good mix of experiences (temple, monkrys, Malaka view) and surely gotta try one of the seafood restaurants near the boat jetty.
You won't be disappointed
Victor_T, Mar 2023
The main activity, the fireflies, is really matical, something you should see, but the rest of the activities was also beautiful and fun. Our driver LG, was really nice and explained us a lot of interesting facts. 100% recommended!
William_P, Feb 2023
Boat ride was excellent but fireflies was a bit disappointed was not was expected after seeing photo on viator page
Great and fun tour with Simon
Chiara_M, Feb 2023
We had a very good time at this tour! :) We were only two couples in total driving in a regular car, which is great. Simon, our tour guide, was very nice and kind. While driving from spot to spot, he was always giving us insights into different places and buildings. At each spot, he made sure that we have the best experience and again provided us with all information we need. Throughout the tour, you have the opportunity to pay for two more attractions if you want to. In our case, we did not, so Simon made sure we spend the time otherwise. In our case, we took the time to hike on the Malawati Hill. We highly appreciate the flexibility! And most importantly, we did not only see millions of fire flies but adorable monkeys as well. We can only recommend this tour! You will have a good time. Thank you Simon! :)
Quick review 🤍
Irina_B, Feb 2023
Everything was perfect. Pick up and drop off at hotel, super eas. I would advise to book additional eagle feeding tour (they will offer you) it was so beautiful and peaceful. Whole tour was amazing but the birds and fireflies were my favorite part.
My kids and I were really...
alice_z, Feb 2023
My kids and I were really fascinated by the birds and eagles, fireflies and blue tears! We loved the boat ride and it was a great opportunity to teach the kids about nature.
Get this tour!
Helene_R, Feb 2023
I chose this tour based on the very good reviews online compared to other companies and was not disappointed. I had the best afternoon thanks to LG, who was incredibly knowledgeable, polite and helpful to me and the other 2 travelers on this tour. We travelled in a clean car with excellent VC, pick up and drop off were both included and worked like a charm. The sights were pretty (though would not recommend getting the optional plankton add on tour which you can book on sight at the last stop), however it was LG’s insights both on the various sights we visited but also Malaysian culture in general that were the highlight for me. He even made sure to discuss our itinerary for the next few days to give us tips about Dos and Don’ts in Malaysia, when to avoid the crowds, etc. Wish I was staying in KL longer to do another one of his tours with him. Thank you for a lovely afternoon and all the best!
Thanks LG
Thomas_S, Jan 2023
The whole experience was very positive. Getting picked up from the hotel was a great start. We went by and visited an Indian Temple and afterwards fed the monkeys near a lighthouse overlooking the Strait of Malacca. The dinner at the chinese seafood restaurant was very good. The firefly boat tour was fun and unique. Our driver LG was very friendly and super informed about everything, thanks very much for the fun outing
KOTARO_S, Jan 2023
because of the heavy rain we had to give up some experiences.we couldn't see monkeys and beautiful landscape.even in firefly experience as the main we could barely do it. Driver was great I admit it But I don’t recommend to this tour with the rain weather.
Unforgettable tour
Jacob_V, Jan 2023
Very good organised , tourleader and driver took good care of us. Very unforgettable experience. The monkeys , fire flies and eagles will be never forgetten. Thanks for the nice tour.
Amazing evening tour
JeanLouis_S, Jan 2023
This tour was fantastic with our friendly guide LG. We stopped at several different interesting places. Few fireflies on the trees but it was an amazing experience with our helpful guide.
Great trip
BRUNO_A, Dec 2022
Nice and relaxing trip The blue tears not worth the money but the firefly is very interesting to see The driver was very nice and overall a great trip
Wonderful trip with LG!
Paul_H, Nov 2022
Wonderful tour! LG is a fantastic guide, very knowledgeable and full of interesting insights and stories. The car was very comfortable and the drive was over much faster than expected. The boat ride was stunning (make sure you also do the sea trip to see the glowing plankton!). All in all, thoroughly recommended!
Great tour guides
Zulaikha_C, Nov 2022
The tour guide was very informative we didn’t get to see much but that was not the tour guides fault the rain was really bad and it was thunderstorm we didn’t see much but the tour was informative
Amazing tour!!!
Barbara_P, Oct 2022
This was a fantastic tour. We visited a beautiful Indian temple, got to feed monkeys, and took a boat ride to see the fireflies. Our driver/guide was punctual, friendly, and informative. He even took some awesome photos of us which he shared through WhatsApp after the tour. He made this trip an unforgettable one. 100% recommend.
Fantastic Four Guide!
Luke_P, Oct 2022
Our tour guide definitely made this trip worthwhile - LG was very knowledgeable, kind and had excellent English. He gave us a very deep insight into Malaysian culture and answered plenty of questions we had! The firefly experience was certainly interesting to see however it wasn't exactly what I expected and they are fairly dim so the photos are arguably not that accurate. We opted to upgrade and do the "Blue Tears" trip as well which added an extra 30 minutes to the journey and we went out to sea to see the luminescent plankton - I would definitely not recommend this. The photos were completely different to what we saw and we felt a little cheated. I was assured that this could have been a result of a poor evening for viewing however our experience was drastically different to the images advertised. If you are in KL and are looking for something different to do then I'd recommend this tour as we made a few stops along the way to a temple, monkey feeding and an excellent viewpoint along with the fireflies which are worth seeing.
Excellent !
Farah_O, Oct 2022
It’s very good activity. LG is a good guide, everything is well explained, very well organized. love it 🥰
Firefly tour good - this tour not as described
Emily_L, Oct 2022
While the firefly tour (and blue tears tour which was extra) was good, this tour was not as described. Our guide was LG. This tour was supposed to be a private tour, but there were two other groups with us. What was not listed was a monkey feeding, which was just a bunch of tourists giving monkeys food (some monkeys got in a fight and some other guides went after the monkeys), which was not great. We made a stop but were not able to watch the sunset at Bukit Melawati because we had to get to the firefly tour. The firefly tour is NOT what is shown in the photos - it is a motorized boat with about 30-40 people on board and they take you up the river for 5-10 minutes and spend about 10-15 minutes going along the banks (about 10 feet or 3 meters away from shore) looking at the fireflys. The blue tears tour (bioluminescent plankton) was not included, but everyone decided to do this in the group. This was very cool and the boat took more time looking at it than the fireflys (it was also much closer to the dock than the fireflys). A couple of us on the tour voiced our displeasure in it not being as advertised (he did say that the boats had changed to the motorized boat quite a while ago so they did have plenty of time to change the photo). Because of the complaints, he stopped and showed us the King's Palace at night (it was on the way back to the hotels). Overall it was a good tour, but was not as described or what we paid for. I recommend the fireflys and blue tears tour, but maybe not with this operator.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Dear Emily, I'm sorry to hear that your Firefly tour experience fell short of your expectation. Regarding the firefly watching old boat pictures, we have take it down. For motorised boat its run by Boat operators in Kuala Selangor to ensure the safety and comfort for guests who are taking boat ride to see the Firefly. Hope this clarifies the issues. Have a good day Emily.

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