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Cherating River

Cherating, Malaysia
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Cherating
Type: Bodies of Water
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

En Hafiz was the tour guide... took 3 of us through the calm and quiet river... and it was worth to what we have paid... we saw many many fireflies and En Hafiz used a type of torchlight to attract the fireflies to fly to us. My 5 years old son said it is AMAZING... we will definitely come back... More

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petaling jaya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

They were synchronizing fireflies. They were flying towards us when Hafiz called them. It was magic. My daughter thought it looked like fair y dust n expected tinkle bell to appear

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Calm and peace to sit and watch firefly flying over to us when the boat man use some kind of light to call it. They charge us RM20/per head for 1 hour journey.

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Schoten, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

An easy way to discover a little bit of local nature is to go on a firefly tour (evening) and/or a wildlife trip on the river. Don't expect an abundance of big animals on the river safari, but within an hour our guides spotted bambu snakes, dusky leaf monkeys, macaque monkeys, crab, a lizard and a kingfisher. The firefly tour... More

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Rena, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We took the firefly tour with Hafiz. I think I had expected more fireflys than what we saw. But the tour was magic. My childres was very fascinated about the fireflys especially when they flew out to the boat among us. For the price I think it is worth it if you are in the area.

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Johor, Malaysia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

There are many positive comment towards Hafiz activities (especially the firefly tour), I personally join 3 tours with Hafiz, the turtle and mangrove tour are fine but for the firefly I think is NOT worth at all. We total 6 persons to join the firefly tour yet none of us are satisfy with it. I think most probably is due... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Do a firefly tour down the river at night. Do the FireFly tour (25 MR, around $8) . You’ll be taken down the river at night on a boat to see the fireflies. At the risk of sounding corny, this was actually a really magical experience. It’s like little fairies are flying towards you. Unfortunately I forgot I was wearing... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We took two tours on the river, one during the day to learn about the mangrove swamps, and the other the firefly tour which was magical- we learned a great deal about fireflies in the short lecture ahead of time, and then were amazed to see the fireflies gather round us when "called". very knowledgeable and passionate owner of the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

The river cruise was good fireflies was not to many ... I enjoy going on the river cruise ...the full moon was amazing directly shining... Such a thick jungle and it was so bright .. Kiddos really enjoy this cruise and the.....

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Kihei, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

This was a nice way to get to know Malaysia a bit more.....life on the river....peaceful. It gave me more of a feeling of the tropics and the land of inner Malaysia. Kids will love it as well as if you want something to do with nature.

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