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Cherating River

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Address: Cherating, Malaysia
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A must in Cherating!

It was magical indeed! We went for a firefly watching activity at 8 o'clock, cruising the small Cherating river, with the local expert, Mr. Hafiz. He is very knowledgeable about... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

It was magical indeed! We went for a firefly watching activity at 8 o'clock, cruising the small Cherating river, with the local expert, Mr. Hafiz. He is very knowledgeable about the surroundings as well as passionate about the fireflies! I would not explain much because you must try it for yourself! :)

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Managed by a great and experienced nature lover, Hafiz, the Mangrove River Boat cruise (day) and the fireflies cruise (night) along the Cherating River is nothing but delightful. Our group of young children and adults were mesmerised by the beauty of nature.

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Kuantan, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I went there with my wife last month. It's a genuinely fascinating trip that can be undertaken anytime, but some considerations apply: Try to visit on a moonless night. It's okay if the Moon comes out after 9:30 pm, because by then you're back. Remember, this river is connected to the South China Sea, so check the tides before you... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

We bought our children here to see the fireflies and weren't disappointed. There was a bit of a talk before we got onto the small boats, Hafiz gave just the right amount of information about the beautiful fireflies. Once on the boat and we started to see these little creatures this turned into one of the most magical experiences I... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

All within walking distance (birding areas and boats for fishing) Locals are more informed and prepared for fishing and surfing - not much help when it comes to birding

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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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London, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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