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Address: Cherating, Malaysia
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Fireflies

It was one of the most educational trip for my family. It was worth the drive to cherating at night. Fireflies were simply awesome. And the guide, encik hafiz, was eager to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It was one of the most educational trip for my family. It was worth the drive to cherating at night. Fireflies were simply awesome. And the guide, encik hafiz, was eager to answer all our questions about fireflies. Note that the trip is not advisable for children below 6 or 7. We were not allowed to carry torch light, no... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Very interesting to learn about the wildlife. The guide we had DinBadger was excellent and he really knows his stuff, passionate and super friendly.

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Took the Cherating River Cruise with Hafiz's Cherating Activities. Took the evening tour at 4:30pm. Tide was low and easy to see the riverbank. Not many animals though. Mainly snakes, lizards, and some birds. Tour guide says its better in the morning with other jungle wildlife having a drink along the river.

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

On our first day in Cherating we went to Mr. Hafiz to check the available activities. We booked for the fireflies watching trip at 9pm and the mangrove river cruise on the next day at 4pm. On our fireflies watching we just saw 50's of fireflies coz it was high tide that night and we cannot cross under the bridge... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Hafiz' firefly tours was amazing. I have seen fireflies before but never like this. It was like lights on a Christmas tree. This tour is cheap, extremely well organised and educational. The first attempt to see this spectacle was cancelled due to wet weather and our money was refunded without any trouble. We persevered and returned and glad we did.... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We took the river cruise at about 8 o'clock, in the evening so it was pretty dark. The boat trip organisers are passionate and have strict rules about your behaviour on the trip but rightly so. As we travelled down the river the leader got out a torch and began shining it towards the trees, with that 100's of fireflies... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Hafiz is a passionate nature lovers, and having him as our fireflies guide, was one amazing experience. We have been on the usual fireflies tour in Kg Kuantan or even Kg Belimbing...etc, but Hafiz's method of fireflies guiding is magical. With his accidental discovery, he had found a way to "call" the fireflies to us. We had a great time... More 

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

There isn't much we can do in Cherating, Mangrove boat trip is a must do activity there. During the ride, we caught glimpse of mangrove snakes, Iguanas, Crabs and exciting new variety of birds. On the way back, we enjoyed one of the fastest boat ride we ever had. My kids, esp. my son enjoyed a lot. Hafiz's Cherating Activities,... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I wish it didn't rain non stop as we'd have loved to do some more tours of the river - kayaking, boat tour, fishing etc. Fireflies is a must. When in Cherating not much came up on tripadvisor so remember to ask around!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

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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