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Cherating River

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Address: Cherating 26080, Malaysia
Phone Number: 60132152708
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Fireflies Tour in Cherating
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Exciting river boat trip

Good for guests thatoves outdoor. A river trip up along Cherating river. Animal life is still present in this area, monkeys, snakes and otters. Quite relaxing trip in the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Muar, Malaysia
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Muar, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good for guests thatoves outdoor. A river trip up along Cherating river. Animal life is still present in this area, monkeys, snakes and otters. Quite relaxing trip in the mangroves

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George Town, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 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 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 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 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 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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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 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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1 Thank Road_Kiwi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 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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10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 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 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 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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kuching
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 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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