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Balok, Malaysia
Fireflies Tour in Cherating

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icon50 minutes to 1 hour  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Adults and children alike will be enchanted by this firefly tour, departing from Cherating in the evening. Step aboard a boat for a 1-hour ride through the mangroves of the Cherating River. Your knowledgeable guide is passionate about these charming insects — winged beetles whose bioluminescence glows after dark. Watch while hundreds of little flying lights fill the trees!
  • 60-minute firefly tour in Cherating
  • Ride a boat through the mangroves
  • Let a guide shine a light on hundreds of fireflies
  • Learn about the behaviors of these bioluminescent creatures
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Jalan Kampung Cherating Lama , Jalan Kampung Cherating Lama, Kampung Cherating, 26080 Balok, Pahang, Malaysia

Take the road of cherating beach and you will found our big bord of cherating fire fly and the parking of our place.

7:30 PM
This activity will end right where it started.
Meet your enthusiastic guide in the beach village of Cherating and receive a safety briefing before embarking on a riverboat cruise after twilight. You’ll learn all about the behavior of enchanting fireflies that inhabit the Cherating mangroves during this 1-hour family-friendly boat ride.

After you travel down the river, watch your guide shine a flashlight toward the trees while hundreds of fireflies illuminate the night sky and fly toward your boat. Children and adults will be charmed by the magical experience of seeing so many tiny lights glide across the water.
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Cherating River
Before embarking on the boat, you will have a briefing about fireflies and our safety measures. You will then take the river cruise at about 8pm, when it's pretty dark. You will travel down the river and the leader will shine his torch towards the trees and with that 100's of fireflies will slowly fly towards the boat. The leader will also share with you all about the behavior of fireflies, watching the little lights glide across the water to the boat is almost mystical. Join this tour and have a wonderful night with your family and kids!
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Cherating Fire Fly
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Nice tours.
, Aug 2020
The guide was expert and they have knowledge how to gather firefly from trees to our boat. so, It was very nice experience, In particular for children that getting special memory. Moreover, we could see many stars above the trees Because of the situation was quite dark for see firefly.
Wonderful tour
, Feb 2020
Amazing! Must join. It’s hard to get this experience in other places. Guides are very professional and helpful.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2020
Thanks for your review and very happy that you enjoyed our Tour !
Excellent tour
, Sep 2019
Hafiz is a national treasure, period. I joined his firefly tour and it was an eye opening experience, even for a local. He was passionate about fireflies and that is important for the conservation of the mangrove forest nearby. Highly recommended.
Absolutely wonderful experience. The...
Sufyan A
, Oct 2016
Absolutely wonderful experience. The enthusiasm of the tour guide was amazing.
, Jun 2019
ツアーの前の説明でガイドのおじさんが、「蛍とコミュニケーションがとれるので蛍を集めることができる」と豪語していて、本当か?と思っていたが本当に蛍が集まってきたのにはびっくりした。 チュラティンに行くなら一見の価値あり。

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