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From Kuala Lumpur: Full-Day Tour to Taman Negara

1. From Kuala Lumpur: Full-Day Tour to Taman Negara

Depart Kuala Lumpur and journey to Taman Negara National Park following early morning pickup from your hotel. Enjoy the amazing views on the scenic drive past typical kampung (village) houses and stop for a local breakfast at Jerantut Town. Upon arrival at Kampung Kuala Tahan, cross the river by water taxi to the Taman Negara Resort, and take a quick trek to Teresek Hill. Discover amazing views from the fantastic viewpoint before braving the canopy walk over the treetops. Enjoy a sumptuous lunch at a floating restaurant, and get some time to relax before riding the river rapids on a longtail boat ride to Trenggan.

From Kuala Lumpur: Kuala Selangor Fireflies Tour with Dinner

2. From Kuala Lumpur: Kuala Selangor Fireflies Tour with Dinner

This tour will take you to Kuala Selangor in the quiet hamlet of Kampung Kuantan, where one of the largest firefly colonies in the world exists. When you arrive, you'll visit Kota Melawati, formerly known as Fort Altingsburg, with its old execution block, royal mausoleum and colonial buildings. You'll experience the highlight of the tour at Kampung Kuantan. At first, this sparkly display looks like an endless row of Christmas trees, but the synchronized, rhythmic flashing is actually produced by thousands of fireflies. Your skilled local oarsmen will make this experience a memorable and unforgettable one.

From Kuala Lumpur: Batu Caves and Firefly Watching Tour

3. From Kuala Lumpur: Batu Caves and Firefly Watching Tour

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. Dinner will be served at a local restaurant to allow where you can try local food. Choose from a aariety of favorite Malaysian food such as Bariani Rice, Roti Canai, Kaya Toast Bread, and Fried Noodle. Finally, drive to Kampung Belimbing Fireflies Park. 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.

Kuala Selangor: Fireflies Tour with Batu Caves & Dinner

4. Kuala Selangor: Fireflies Tour with Batu Caves & Dinner

Kuala Selangor, a small town conquered by the Dutch in 1784, is most famous for its fireflies sanctuaries. It is said that this is one of the biggest firefly colonies in the world. Another highlight is the delicious seafood in the most scenic location. It is located well off the normal tourist route and hence still maintains its traditional village atmosphere. This is your best bet for a long peaceful ride away from the busy city. In this tour, you will see the Bukit Melawati. This small peak was once a mighty fortress built to safeguard the state. The Altingburg Lighthouse continues to be the main attraction with an awesome view of the Straits of Malacca. You will also get the chance to meet the unique Silver Leaf Monkeys. The little baby monkeys are born with a golden color, which eventually turns black like the adults. 

Kuala Lumpur: Bird Park, Butterfly & Garden Private Tour

5. Kuala Lumpur: Bird Park, Butterfly & Garden Private Tour

KL Bird Park is reputed to be the largest walk-in free-flight aviary in the world. Watch colorful, melodic birds flying about freely in beautifully landscaped surroundings. There are bird shows scheduled every 2 hours for you to enjoy.  On this 3.5-hour tour you’ll continue with a visit to the Butterfly Park, home to 6,000 species of butterflies. Butterflies float past, and some will land on your clothing and hands! Stop at the nursery and breeding area, where you can see butterfly larvae emerging from cocoons.  Take a walk through the Orchid and Hibiscus Garden, where there are more than 700 varieties of orchid and hibiscus flowers. The hibiscus is the Malaysian national flower. Enjoy the lush greenery of the Asean Garden and the scenic beauty of the lake Garden on the return trip.

Kuala Lumpur: Aquaria KLCC Entrance Ticket

6. Kuala Lumpur: Aquaria KLCC Entrance Ticket

Discover Malaysia’s thriving marine life at the Aquaria Kuala Lumpur City Center, just a 10-minute walk away from the famous Petronas Twin Towers. With over 5,000 exhibits of underwater and land creatures to choose from, the vast aquarium offers a day of exciting activities for everyone. Journey through the 90-meter transparent underwater tunnel, where hundreds of fish, sharks, stingrays, and more surround you. Interact with starfish and sea cucumbers at the Gene Pool. Don’t miss out on the signature feeding shows scheduled throughout the day, where professional staff members will tell you all about the feeding habits of the sea creatures. Between immersive coral exhibits and thrilling nocturnal adventures, Aquaria Klcc will leave you with a new appreciation of life under the sea.

From Kuala Lumpur: Full-Day Taman Negara National Park

7. From Kuala Lumpur: Full-Day Taman Negara National Park

Your amazing full-day tour to Taman Negara will start after a pick-up from your hotel at 07:00. After a meet and greet with a professional English-speaking driver/ guide, your journey will begin with beautiful sceneries along the highways. Relax in an air-conditioned vehicle on this 3–hour journey and learn about Malaysian culture and history from your driver/ guide. In Taman Negara, you will walk across the world’s longest and tallest suspension bridge canopy walk and enjoy stunning views below while feeling closer to nature. Visit the gateway town to Taman Negara National Park, Kampung Kuala Tahan to have a lunch by the riverside. Have a typical Malaysian fruit tasting and Malaysian tea. While visiting the national park, you will get to enjoy many amazing activities  such as rapid shooting, playing the blowpipe and learning hunting skills from native tribe members.   Afterwards, have local tea in a floating restaurant and learn more about the local native tribes from your guide. In the late afternoon, drive back to Kuala Lumpur with scenic views and see kampongs (Malaysian wooden houses), local fishermen, monkeys and jungle vegetation.

From Kuala Lumpur: Full Day Tour to Taman Negara

8. From Kuala Lumpur: Full Day Tour to Taman Negara

Experience the scenic splendor and outdoor activities of Taman Negara National Park on a full-day private tour from Kuala Lumpur. Following a pick-up from your hotel, drive north to the park in the Titiwangsa Mountains. Taman Negara covers an area of approximately 4,343 square kilometers (over a million acres). Located in the states of Pahang, Terengganu, and Kelantan, it is the most extensively protected area of lush green rain forest in Malaysia. Commercial logging is prohibited providing protection to the indigenous flora and fauna. It is also home to Gunung Tahan, the highest peak (2,187 metes) in Peninsular Malaysia. Experience the enduring charm of one of the oldest rainforests in the world. Get away from the pressures of everyday life, normality, and go home with some fond memories.

Kuala Lumpur: Sunway Lagoon Admission Ticket

9. Kuala Lumpur: Sunway Lagoon Admission Ticket

Just a 45-minute drive from the bustling city of Kula Lumpur, your perfect getaway destination awaits. Visit Sunway Lagoon for the day and discover its six uniquely-designed parks: the water park, amusement park, extreme park, wildlife park, scream park, and the latest addition, Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon. Be afraid as you enter Lynton V Harris’ Scream Park, where great evil resides. You’re in for a spine-chilling and hair-raising surprise at this live-action scare extravaganza where fear is the name of the game. See the world upside down on the Tomahawk and Pirate's Revenge ride. Meet over 150 animal species or challenge your friends to the Congo Challenge. Don't forget to check out the water park and take a dip to cool down from the heat. Sunway Lagoon water park offers lots of fun activities for kids and adults alike. Enter the majestic gates of Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon and prepare to be enthralled by this lost civilization surrounded by lush, natural rainforest. To get the most out of your experience, opt for a skip-the-line ticket to avoid the hassle of waiting for attractions and rides.

From Kuala Lumpur: Private Fireflies Tour and Seafood Dinner

10. From Kuala Lumpur: Private Fireflies Tour and Seafood Dinner

You will be picked up from your hotel in central Kuala Lumpur and driven to Kuala Selangor, approximately 1.5 hours away. Kuala Selangor is a small village on the banks of the Selangor River. The village is well-known, as you can find millions of fireflies there.   Upon arrival you’ll visit Bukit Melawati, where Fort Altingsburg is located. A lighthouse strands on top of the hill, surrounded by tall trees. Look out for local birds, silvered leaf monkeys and long-tailed macaques. You’ll head to a nearby fishing village for a typical seafood dinner before making your way to Kampung Kuantan.   At around 6:30 PM you’ll board a boat and row along the river to see the fireflies. Millions of fireflies present you with a dazzling display of lights flickering in synchrony, that resemble twinkling electric lights on a Christmas tree. You will be dazzled at the sight. At 8:30 PM, you’ll depart from Kuala Selangor and drive back to Kuala Lumpur in the comfort of a private vehicle.

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based on 246 reviews

We had a really great time at Taman Negara National Park. Especially the hike through the jungle, the view points and the canopy walk where amazing. Also had the best time at river rafting. The only negative/improveable thing where the changing rooms after getting really wet at the rafting. We had to walk all the way from the river to the village (5 minute walk) to get ourselfs changed at a public toilet. But besides that the tour was amazing and totally worth the money.

our guide Mr Tan was very helpful and informative. the tour was well ran and well communicated. we were collected and dropped back to our hotels. the seafood dinner was really good food and plentiful. we were bit u lucky with the weather, it rained as we boarded the boat which ment we didn't get a great view of the fireflys but still saw plenty of them.

Unique fireflies viewing from the boat. We really enjoy the short trip to Kuala Selangor. Clean private car with Privin Raj as a driver / guide was great. Highlights of the trip were the monkeys encounters and the fireflies boat ride.

Fantastic experience, the driver, guides, and restaurant staff were all phenomenally welcoming and helpful. Would recommend to anyone.

My experience watching the fire flies was exciting. They pop out of the bush and appear like a Christmas tree