Welcome to Kuala Selangor


If you have your own vehicle, the town is an easy jaunt from Kuala Lumpur (70km southeast), with plenty of pretty countryside to explore nearby.


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$63.25 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Selangor: Fireflies Boat Tour and Dinner

You’ll be picked up from your Kuala Lumpur hotel in the afternoon for a tranquil escape from the busy city. Your knowledgeable guide will take you 1 hour northeast to Kuala Selangor, the former royal capital of the state of Selangor and home to Kampung Kuantan, a quiet village housing one of the world’s largest firefly colonies. When you arrive, head to Kota Melawati (formerly known as Fort Altingsburg) located on Bukit Melawati, a hill at the mouth of the Selangor River. Explore the ruins of this old fort and see cannons and other artifacts from the early 1900s that overlook the expansive wetlands at the base of the hill. Here, you’ll also see the Royal Mausoleum -- a royal burial ground containing the graves of the first three Sultans of Selangor -- as well as the legendary 100 staircase, which was created as a means to climb up Selangor Hill but is also a fabled execution block. Head to Kuala Selangor Nature Park at the foot of Bukit Melawati, where your guide will help point out migratory birds. If you’re lucky, you may spot silvered-leaf monkeys and rare species of bird and butterflies native to this region. At dusk, proceed to a nearby fishing village for a seafood dinner. You’ll dine on the fresh catch of the day, giving you a taste of authentic Malaysian flavors. After dinner, take a short drive to Kampung Kuantan to board a typical Malaysian wooden row boat. Relax and enjoy the lush scenery as your skilled oarsmen row upstream through mangroves. As you enter the darkness of the night, you’ll witness one of nature’s most incredible phenomena – tiny twinkling lights of thousands of fireflies swarming among the trees. This is truly a magical sight!Your boat ride will last between 30-45 minutes, and you’ll be driven back to your hotel afterward with an amazing story to tell.

$175 Day Trips & Excursions

Kuala Lumpur Nature Tour with Batu Caves and Elephant Center

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Batu Caves, Batu Caves, SelangorThe iconic Batu Caves is a limestone outcrop and home of Hindu Deity Lord Subramaniam who is honored during the Hindu festival of Thaipusam every year. Devotees come in big numbers to give thanks to their deity for vows fulfilled. Ladies to be properly attired to enter the temple - knees and shoulders must be covered. This is only at the temple premises.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary, PahangThe National Elephant Conservation Center at Kuala Gandah was established in 1989 as a base for locating, subduing and trans locating elephants where their habitat has been encroached upon. The Center educates and creates public awareness on endangered species. On reaching the Elephant Sanctuary, photo shoot session of the baby, orphaned and rogue elephants in their enclosures. You will love them. WWF and MNS work closely in the conservation of these endangered species. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Bukit Melawati, Kuala Selangor, SelangorKuala Selangor is a fishing village and the drive passes through scenic countryside arriving at Bukit Melawati - home of the Silvered leaf monkeys. They are slender, intelligent, with silvered/grey hair and live in social groups of 10. They live on young leaves and shoots, fruits and nuts. They are found in coastal mangrove forests. The infants are orange in color and after 3 months turn silver. Photo shoot and watch them as they forage for food. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Kuala Selangor Nature Park (Taman Alam Kuala Selangor), Kuala Selangor, SelangorAfter a frolicking time with the monkeys, adjourn to a riverside restaurant for a sumptuous seafood dinner. Catch a boat to watch fireflies as in a Christmas tree. Fireflies are called Lightning Bugs as they shine brightly at nite to attract a suitable partner. They come out at dusk for feeding, resting and mating. They make love daily. And they flash synchronously and the light is produced by a biochemical reaction in their light organs situated on the underside of their bottoms. A sight to behold ! Kuala Selangor boasts the largest fireflies colony in the world. Return transfer to Kuala Lumpur arriving approx. 2000hrs. . Duration: 2 hours

$25 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Selangor: Firefly Boat Tour with Dinner

This Full-Day trip starts with a hotel pickup at Kuala Lumpur around 3.30 pm by a private vehicle and head to Kuala Selangor. Quick-stop will be Indian Temple and follow by palm tree plantation area. Around 5.30 pm, we will straight to Bukit Melawati to see Fort Altingsburg and a lighthouse on a hill top surrounded by tall trees that are a heaven for local birds, silver leaf monkeys and long-tailed macaques. Other than that, you will be mesmerized by the sunset on the top of the hill. Around 7:00pm you will proceed to a nearby fishing village for a typical set seafood dinner by river side before making your way to the boat. Embark on a boat & enjoy the nature along the river. Now, it’s time to see the fireflies in all their dazzling glory and splendour, like twinkling electric lights on a Christmas tree. Your driver will transfer you back to your hotel and you will arrive in Kuala Lumpur around a proximity 10:30pm after a wonderful and unforgettable tour.

$90.29 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Batu Caves, Kuala Selangor Firefly Cruise from Kuala Lumpur

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Batu Caves, Batu Caves, SelangorBatu Caves - A trip to the eastern suburbs of the city to observe the local way of life and traditional cottage industries. Make a short stop at the Royal Selangor Pewter factory and proceed towards the Batu Caves, a huge limestone outcrop housing an elaborate Hindu temple. The caves are a popular place of worship for Hindus and each year, during their auspicious celebration of Thaipusam, hundreds of thousands of Hindus throng the temple. Itinerary: Jalan Ampang, Embassy Row, Royal Selangor Pewter Factory, Batu Caves .Duration: 1 hourStop At: Royal Selangor Visitor Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah PersekutuanROYAL SELANGOR is one of the most well-known names in the pewter industry. ROYAL SELANGOR has an impressive workforce of close to 300 skilled craftsmen and offers over a thousand different tableware and gift items, from traditional tankards and elegant tea sets, to captivating photo frames and desk accessories. Since 1885, our designers and craftsmen have expressed their love and understanding of the material by continuously pushing the envelope in pewter design while staying true to our heritage of craftsmanship. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Bukit Melawati, Kuala Selangor, SelangorSilver-Leafed Monkeys - and long-tailed macaques are the main draw to the Melawati Hill. The significant difference between the silver-leafed babies as compared to the adults is that these babies have golden fur while the adults have dull grey colours. These monkeys are a delight; they are gentle and playful. The long-tailed macaques, on the other hand, are generally a little more mischievous and if you turn your back for a second - you'd never know what they might do. A gentle reminder to exercise precautions with these lovely and wild animals, which can be quite erratic at times despite having so much human interaction.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Kampung Kuantan Firefly Park, Kuala Selangor, SelangorFirefly Tour - Proceed to Kuala Selangor town in the quiet hamlet of Kampung Kuantan, which is known as one of the largest firefly colonies in the world. On arrival at Kuala Selangor, visit 'Kota Melawati' formerly known as 'Fort Altingsburg', its colonial buildings, silvered-leaf monkeys, butterflies and etc. To make this experience a memorable and unforgettable one, enjoy local Set Seafood Dinner and boat ride.Fireflies - are also called “Lightning Bugs” and they belong to the nocturnal luminous beetle family Lampyridae. Within quiet and serene surroundings, these fireflies live very happily in the “Berembang” trees and shine like fire in the night to attract a mate. Come on down and enjoy the “Malaysian Version of Xmas”!Duration: 1 hour

$70 Kid Friendly

Kuala Selangor Firefly Tour including Seafood Dinner

You will be picked up from Kuala Lumpur City Centre Hotel and transfer to Kuala Selangor that will take approximately 1.5 hours. Kuala Selangor is a small village that well-known for attraction alongside the Selangor River that flows through the village. Here you can find millions of fireflies. Upon arrival you'll be visiting to Bukit Melawati where Fort Altingsburg is located. The hilltop is capped by a lighthouse surrounded by tall beautiful shady trees which are a haven for local birds, silvered leaf monkeys and long tail macaques.You’ll head to a nearby fishing village for a typical seafood dinner before making your way to Kampung Kuantan.Around 6:30pm you'll visit to Malay Village which is Kampung Kuanatan, where they will board a boat. Life jackets are provided and the boatman would row the boat along the river. As mentioned earlier, here millions of fireflies present us with a dazzling display of lights flickering in synchronous that resemble twinkling electric lights on a Christmas tree. Definitely you'll will be bedazzled and the sight will take your breath away! Once complete the tour, you'll be depart from Kuala Selangor around 8:30pm and back to Kuala Lumpur with sweet memories in the comfort private vehicle.

$63 Kid Friendly

Fireflies and Kuala Selangor Tour Including Dinner

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Bukit Melawati, Kuala Selangor, SelangorAn ancient fort build by the Malacca Sultanate during the early 16th century.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Kuala Selangor Nature Park (Taman Alam Kuala Selangor), Kuala Selangor, SelangorAn eco friendly rowing boat , a local boatman will escort you.Duration: 2 hours