From Kuala Lumpur: Batu Caves and Firefly Watching Tour

Activity provider: Kuala Lumpur Travel

From Kuala Lumpur: Batu Caves and Firefly Watching Tour

Activity provider: Kuala Lumpur Travel
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Watch hundreds of thousands of fireflies in their natural habitat on the Selangor River, feed Silver Leaf Monkeys, and explore the 400-million-year-old limestone Batu Caves.

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Duration 6.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Malay, Indonesian
Pickup included
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Private or small groups available


  • See the Hindu temples of Malaysia's Batu Caves on a private or shared tour
  • Paddle on the Selangor River to see one of the world's largest firefly colonies
  • Say hello to the friendly Silver Leaf Monkeys of Melawati
  • Sit down to enjoy a simple seafood dinner with a soft drink or juice
  • Choose the private tour option to explore on a private rowing boat
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 Hindu temples established here since the early 1900s, such as the temples of Lord Murugan, Siva, and Ganesh.

Before dinner, visit the Silver Monkey in Kuala Selangor Nature Park. The area is home to some cheeky Silver Leaf Monkeys, which are more friendly and tame than the monkeys at Batu Caves. Head next 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 local food Restaurant, where you will enjoy dinner. Choose from a variety of favorite Malaysian dishes. 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..

  • Air-conditioned transportation
  • Guide/driver
  • Shared or private boat (depends on option selected)
  • Set dinner at a local restaurant
  • Mineral water
  • Beer or alcohol
  • Travel insurance
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen
  • Rain gear
  • Insect repellent
  • Face mask or protective covering

Not allowed

  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Alcoholic drinks in the vehicle

Know before you go

  • 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 298 reviews

Review summary

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Amazing experience shared with my partner in Kuala Lumpur, with Mathew, really kind, polite, knowledgeable and really fun person. We started with the fantastic Batu caves where could wonder around with freedom, really nice experience where you can see many monkeys walking around, after that we went to visit a temple on the way, that was rebuild recently, the details and all traditions are still there. After we went for the fisherman village on the river where we had a nice dinner with breath taking view of the sunset, the dinner was based on fresh seafood, and we loved it!! As last we went on the boat for the firefly watching, really amazing experience. Mathew brought us right home in the city centre in front of our hotel, really great person and experience, the value for money is incredible!

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March 24, 2023

When I travel I want to think I am doing the best thing to do in that country or city: for sure this experience gave me this feeling totally. Well organised, perfect time and a lot of informations shared during the trip by our guide (Bala). At the end of the day we wereso tired we slept in the home way route with a big smile on our face.

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August 8, 2022

We absolutely, 100%, enjoyed our tour with Anuar. The Batu Caves were amazing but feeding the monkeys and the fireflies will be a family favorite for a long time. Anuar was a great guide who made sure we learned about Malaysia along the way. He also happily answered our questions.

July 31, 2022

Product ID: 27270