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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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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

My family and I decided to go with Hafiz as his business was close to our B&B. We booked the 7.30 pm cruise. We got there 5 minutes to. Signed my name, paid RM$25 each adult and RM$15 for kids. There was one other couple waiting. Minutes later a bus filled with Chinese tourists arrived and the briefing room was... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

to those who visited cherating, must not missed the experience cruising the river for mangroving and firefly watching. we went for firefly only. take us around 1 hour plus a pep talk by the owner, hafiz. some tips given, no picture, no flash, no torch light, no light at all. visitors are given life jacket. at first, it's quite boring... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Went for mangrove river cruise (around 2 1/2 hour day trip) and firefly watching (around 1 hour dusk trip) while at Cherating. Very interesting and fun for kids and adults alike. Saw several snakes and monkeys hanging from the branches during the river cruise which was a plus. The best was the firefly watching. The boat conductor (Hafiz from Hafiz's... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013 via mobile

Firefly watching definetely exceeded our expectations. The price was 25RYM pp but we would definetely pay more if we should. Hafiz is a wonderful and passionate person. Loves what he does abd spreads it. Definetely a must :)

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singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

it is strongly recommended for nature lovers. you should take up both tours (mangrove At 4pm & fireflies at 8pm). you will be amazed by good knowledge of Hafiz and his passion especially when he uses his magic torch to attract the fireflies.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

RM 20 adult RM 10 child. 1 1/2 hours. Saw iguana, monitor lizard, snakes, birds, frogs, crabs, fish, squirrels. Kids (4,8,10) loved it! I loved it. Would've taken fire fly cruise if I had time. Lots of other activities including see and river fishing plus snorkelling and surfing available. Great!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013 via mobile

We took the firefly river cruise with Hafiz as our guide. After getting a small presentation on the lical fireflies, we went of on the river with Hafiz to see the real firefly life. It was really amazing how these fireflies light up and interact with Hafiz. Hafiz is really passionate about the fireflies and gives a lot of information... More

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Take a ride in a boat in this river ..... you will not get tired even after hours from the river and its companionships.,... Once can see amazing views, peaceful touch of nature and if you go deep in a certain part of the river you can track from there to a small waterfall amidst the forests.

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

This tour was indeed one of the highlights of our stay in Malaysia. Hafiz is passionate about fireflies and has the skills to share this passion with his audience. Before the actual boat trip there is a plenary lecture by Hafiz about fireflies, their life cycle and explanation about the flashing patterns. We were one of the first to register... More

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Peoria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Hafiz' tour is pretty crowded. There were four boats, with 18 passengers each on the Monday night that we went. We were the first ones to arrive, around 7:30 for the 8:00 tour, but we were not included on Hafiz' boat. The cashier told me that people wanting to travel with Hafiz have to call ahead of time and request... More

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