2D/1N NATURE PARK & FIREFLY EXTRAORDINAIRE

SIC Departure: Daily
Minimum: 02 paxs

 

The rural road through palm oil plantations and villages leads to Kuala Selangor. This small coastal town is synonymous with fresh seafood and the natural display of fireflies. These luminescent-winged beetles commonly known as ‘lighting bugs,’ are famous for their yellow-green intermittent twinkling glow. These nocturnal insects thrive in both warm environments and temperate regions. In Kuala Selangor, the fireflies are found living in mangrove forests lining the Selangor River. Each blink is an optical signal that helps fireflies find their potential mate as well as acting as a defense mechanism. There are estimated to be about 2,000 types of different firefly species and each pattern of flashes is unique to each species. After a delicious seafood dinner, visitors will ride in small boats along the river to take in this natural spectacle.

Highlights:
 

  • Visit Malaysia’s most sacred Hindu cave temple (open all year round except on religious festivals such as Thaipusam).
  • Fort Altingsburg or Kota Melawati – great view of the famous Straits of Malacca.
  • The forests around the fort are home to silver-leafed monkeys (sightings are not guaranteed).
  • Have lunch in a local Malay house and enjoy the opportunity to mingle with the locals.
  • Dine on a sumptuous seafood dinner in a fishing village.
  • Take a boat ride to see fireflies.
  • Explore a nature park which is a well known bird sanctuary.
  • Walk nature trails through the park.

 

 

 NATURE PARK & FIREFLY EXTRAORDINAIRE

 

(2 DAYS/1 NIGHT)

 

TOUR CODE: AO-NPFE-01 

 

 

Minimum : 2 Pax (SIC. Daily)

Start/End : Kuala Lumpur

  

Experience and enjoy the unique firefly phenomena, an interesting mangrove forest NaturePark, which is a haven for a wide variety of flora and fauna and a Malay village cultural experience.

 

 

DAY 01: KUALA LUMPUR - KUALA SELANGOR (-/L/D)

At 0900hrs, depart toward Kuala Selangor in the morning. Enroute stop at Batu Caves. A flight of 272 steps will lead up to the sacred Hindu temple cave where the shrine of Hindu deity, Lord Murugah lies. Another cave, called the museum cave, is filled with images of deities and murals depicting scenes from the Hindu scriptures.

Upon arrival at Kuala Selangor, visit “Kota Melawati” formerly known as “FortAltingsburg”. The second Sultan of Selangor had a fortress constructed on Malawati hill to protect the state from intruders. From the top of the ruined fort, you will have a great view of the famous Strait of Malacca. If you are lucky, you may spot the Silver-leaf monkeys roaming around the area. The fort has an old lighthouse that was built by the British for the passing ships as a navigation point on the Strait of Malacca.

Proceed to a Malay village. Local lunch in one of the villager’s house. Eat with your hands, the villagers will show you how. After lunch embark on a village discovery where you will be able to witness the villagers going on with their daily activities, which becomes part of their daily livelihood. Mingles with the locals, learn and experience their customs. Depart to hotel and check in.

At dusk – 1830hrs, transfer to a local restaurant for a sumptuous dinner. After dinner, embark on a boat trip along the SelangorRiver. Here, thousands of fireflies present itself with a dazzling display of lights, flickering in synchrony resembling twinkling Christmas trees in the darkness of the night. Enjoy the wonder of nature with its night serenity before returning to your hotel.

Overnight in Inn (Basic 2* accommodation).

 

DAY 02: KUALA SELANGOR - KUALA LUMPUR (B/-/-)

Breakfast. A short drive to KualaSelangor Nature Park, which shelters secondary forest, mangrove forest at the estuary of the SelangorRiverand mud flats which in turn supports different species of wildlife adding to the richness of the Park. It is also well known as a bird sanctuary, as 156 resident and migratory birds have been recorded so far.

Enjoy walks along the nature trails available. There are many look out points and high hides to spot different animals and birds. If you are lucky, you may see the silver leaf monkey and the Brahminy Kites eagles. Return to Kuala Lumpur.

 

 

TOUR CODE : AO-NPFE-01  
All prices are per person  
Minimum 2 persons  
Valid From 01-Apr-11 to 31-Mar-13  
Per pax on twin share $450
Per pax on triple share $355
Single supplement $70
Meals : 1 Breakfast, 1Lunch and 1 Dinner.  
A:Available - This tour is available for booking.
R:On Request - This tour is on request only
All prices are per person.
If you are interested, please contact your local agent to make the booking or alternatively email us at reservations@toursite.com.au