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Cherating River

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Address: Cherating 26080, Malaysia
Phone Number: 60179789256
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Amazing experience!!!

Hafiz, a person who is very passionate and experienced guide who will walk you through the firefly tour for an hour. He has 4 different torchlights that can actually "call out... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2016
RaymondYkChoong
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George Town, Malaysia
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George Town, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

Hafiz, a person who is very passionate and experienced guide who will walk you through the firefly tour for an hour. He has 4 different torchlights that can actually "call out" the firefly. When the boat stops near the mangrove trees, you will see the whole tree be lit up like a christmas tree. A truly wonderful experience!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

We tried their Firefly Cruise with Hafiz activities cherating...The cruise starts around 7.30pm and they were very puntual..We saw so many fireflies and they even flew very close to us...it was a magical evening..

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Brought my two kids to experience natural beauty on a boat cruise where we can see many small animals like otters, snakes, insects, birds, etc.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

Went for firefly tour with Hafiz's Cherating Activities. Very pretty. It felt magical because the firefires actually come to you and land on you. Worth every part of the RM30.

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Thank Myra135
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The boat trips up the Cherating River were a very interesting part of my recent trip to Malaysia - I went with Hafiz's tour and consider it to be excellent. I know other tours also cover the same stretch of river, but from what I saw Hafiz is the man you want. His guides have eyes that would credit the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

I dont have much to talk about this place. Cherating is more popular with it beaches and resorts. The river? Who would want to bother with the river if the beaches is amazing.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

We loved Hafiz' Cherating Fireflies cruise! Hafiz is very informative and knowledgeable about fireflies. He has a deep passion for them, and he manages to pass that flame to his visitors. Totally recommend his cruises on the Cherating River, whether it is to see the fireflies (night) or the mangrove cruise (day).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

We did the tour with the Hafiz organization. At first it seemed like he learnt by heart the whole story he gave us, but you quickly forget there are other people with you on the boat when he calls the fireflies to land on you. It was a magical experience!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

The tour starts at 4 pm ( subjected to change according to the tide ) so advice to call beforehand . The tour is not so informative but more of a boat ride to view the mangrove trees up close and if you are lucky , some animals eg snakes, crabs, squirrels , monkeys etc. The boatman has a really... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

The River cruise is new and exciting for children, especially those from urban area. We get to see mangroves, snakes sleeping on the tree branches, lizards, spider crabs and birds such as king fisher during the 1-2 hour river cruise. Something new for a change. The organizer also told us they have a small team of people studying the fire... More 

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