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Cherating River

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Address: Cherating 26080, Malaysia
Phone Number:
60132152708
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US$ 14.00*
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Fireflies Tour in Cherating
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US$ 562.50*
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3-Day Trip to Cameron Highlands and Taman Negara from Kuala Lumpur

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A Must - beautiful firefly cruise with Hafiz!

We booked our firefly cruise with Hafiz and it was simply amazing! The cruise was approximately an hour and it was priced reasonably. Our guide Hafiz is very knowledgeable and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We booked our firefly cruise with Hafiz and it was simply amazing! The cruise was approximately an hour and it was priced reasonably. Our guide Hafiz is very knowledgeable and have spent years studying them. Cruising Cherating River at night and being surrounded by these tiny beaming fireflies was absolutely unforgettable. Note to those who are keen to join the... More 

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Thank Margaret H
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The river cruise was 1.5hrs. We were made to sit in a small boat with life jackets. The water was very murky but could really feel and see the mangroves up and close. The guide showed us the black mangrove snake and the monitor lizard very closely. It was good to see their animals in their natural habitat. I was... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

This tour is the absolutely best place to take the firefly cruise. Hafiz spent years learning about the local fireflies and even developed his own method of talking to them and calling them over to the boat so they encircle you in their magical beams of light. This cruise is worth both the time and money and very educational.

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Thank SteveJ202
Muar, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Good for guests thatoves outdoor. A river trip up along Cherating river. Animal life is still present in this area, monkeys, snakes and otters. Quite relaxing trip in the mangroves

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George Town, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

Hafiz, a person who is very passionate and experienced guide who will walk you through the firefly tour for an hour. He has 4 different torchlights that can actually "call out" the firefly. When the boat stops near the mangrove trees, you will see the whole tree be lit up like a christmas tree. A truly wonderful experience!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

We tried their Firefly Cruise with Hafiz activities cherating...The cruise starts around 7.30pm and they were very puntual..We saw so many fireflies and they even flew very close to us...it was a magical evening..

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Brought my two kids to experience natural beauty on a boat cruise where we can see many small animals like otters, snakes, insects, birds, etc.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

Went for firefly tour with Hafiz's Cherating Activities. Very pretty. It felt magical because the firefires actually come to you and land on you. Worth every part of the RM30.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

The boat trips up the Cherating River were a very interesting part of my recent trip to Malaysia - I went with Hafiz's tour and consider it to be excellent. I know other tours also cover the same stretch of river, but from what I saw Hafiz is the man you want. His guides have eyes that would credit the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

I dont have much to talk about this place. Cherating is more popular with it beaches and resorts. The river? Who would want to bother with the river if the beaches is amazing.

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