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

From US$ 77 per person

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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Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • Tour the Hindu temples of Malaysia's Batu Caves
  • 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
  • Try a variety of Malaysian foods and drinks
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
  • English-speaking guide/driver
  • Set dinner at a local restaurant
  • Boat rental for fireflies tour
  • 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 280 reviews

Review summary

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We (2) were picked up on time by Anuar and then we started. We have seen so much in this time, Anuar has made so much effort to explain everything to us and to show as much as possible. He is very personable and funny. We would recommend the tour to everyone. The best of Kuala Lumpur in one day.

October 23, 2022

Had an amazing driver. Punctual, funny and with a story ready for everything :) The caves were incredibly impressive, even if I think it's a shame that there is a lot of rubbish lying around in some places. I don't think that does it justice. The food was great and you should see the fireflies too!

September 25, 2022

It was just perfect I have no other word! Private visit of the batu caves, then we fed monkeys, then visit a temple, local dinner and finally walk on the water to see the fireflies. Our ANJAR guide was more than incredible knowing how to be discreet to let us visit together. Always a little anecdote and story to tell. Go there with your eyes closed you will not regret this day!

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September 7, 2022

Product ID: 27270