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Cherating River

Address: Cherating, Malaysia
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Cherating
Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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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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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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 via mobile

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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Singapore
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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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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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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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