Co. Reg: 1043373-A (KPK/LN 7604) (MA4622)
Sit in Coach
No, you can't
1 to travel
450km by road
Batu Caves, is a limestone hill, which has a series of caves and cave temples, located in Gombak district, 13 kilometres (8 miles) north of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It takes its name from the Sungai Batu or Batu River, which flows past the hill. Batu Caves is also the name of the nearby village.
The Batu Caves is one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India, dedicated to Lord Murugan. It is the focal point of Hindu festival of Thaipusam in Malaysia.
Interior of Batu Caves
The limestone forming Batu Caves is said to be around 400 million years old. Some of the cave entrances were used as shelters by the indigenous Temuan / Besisi people (a tribe of Orang Asli). As early as 1860, Chinese settlers began excavating guano for fertilising their vegetable patches. However, they became famous only after the limestone hills were recorded by colonial authorities including Daly and Syers as well as American Naturalist, William Hornaday in 1878.
Batu Caves was promoted as a place of worship by K. Thamboosamy Pillai, an Indian trader. He was inspired by the ‘vel’-shaped entrance of the main cave and was inspired to dedicate a temple to Lord Muruga within the caves. read more.....
Elephant Sanctuary was established in 1989 by the Department of Wildlife and National Parks. A base for the Elephant Relocation Team which started in 1974.
Being the only centre in Malaysia, the team is dedicated to locating, subduing, translucent problem elephants from areas where their habitats are constantly being encroached by plantations, to Malaysia's National Parks such as Taman Negara.
Over the past 25 years the strong team has helped to prevent the further decline of the elephant population by relocating more than 300 wild elephants!
Elephant Riding is no longer be done at the Elephant Sanctuary Kuala Gandah
Kuala Gandah also aims to promote public awareness of the elephant's plight in Malaysia and to support research into elephant translocation and conservation. It also aims to educate the public about the importance of habitat and environmental preservation.
Bukit Melawati (Melawati Hill), Bukit Melawati overlooks the little town and is an ideal sight looking out at the Straits of Malacca. It was once used by the Sultan of Selangor, followed by the Dutch and British. Fort Melawati, a three-storey structure, on Melawati Hill was built on the 1780’s during the reign of Sultan Ibrahim. As it is a strategic mouth of the Selangor River, this place was once the scene where many fiery battles take place between the locals and seafaring invaders.
Fort Altingsburg - Kota Melawati, Sultan Ibrahmin - the Second Sultan of Selangor built this Fort during his reign from 1770-1826. Later it was taken by the Dutch for a short time and the name was change to Fort Altingsburg, named after the Dutch Governer of Malacca.
Silver Leaf Monkeys are also known as silvered langurs. There are quite a number of leaf monkey specie in tropical zones around the world and Bukit Melawati (Melawati Hill) is home for this particular species scientifically known as Trachypithecus cristatus of sub-family Cercopithecidae.
In Malay language, the leaf monkeys in general are locally known as "lutung" or "lotong" (not to be mistaken with "lontong" which is a type of delicacy) although it is rather hard to hear such name reference anymore.
These leaf monkeys are docile and adorable creatures, and should not be mistaken with the fearless long-tailed macaques which often seen raiding opened dust bins and scampering kitchen for leftover food. Leaf monkeys, as the name would suggest, are arboreal or tree-dwelling. They feed on young leaves, tree shoots and wild fruits. read more.....
Firefly or Fireflies are also called “Lightning Bugs”. Named as they are nocturnal luminous of the beetle family Lampyridae, consisting of about 1,900 ~ 2000 species that inhabit tropical and temperate regions. The common glow-worms is a member of this family. They shine in the night like fire to attract sexual partners.
Someone figured that the firefly hamlet as the eighth wonderful view. Why the fireflies only occur in the particular rendezvous?
The growth of the firefly must be mingled with the water of the runnels, woods and environment. The river must meet in the intersection of the fresh and salt-water. “Berembang” trees must be something that fancied fireflies a lot, in addition to this factors, the environment must be in its tranquillity besides free from contamination. read more.....
Tour Code: 11010
Day Tour (9AM ~ 10PM)
Tour Type: Sit in Coach (Group Tour)
Visit and timing is subject to change with or without prior notice due to traffic/weather conditions
Complimentary pick ups and drop offs from any hotel in Kuala Lumpur and residential areas in the City centre. Pick ups from residential areas outside the city centre and other areas can also be arranged for a small fee.
0915 ~0930 hours,Meet and Greet by MMAdventure staff, and transfer to Elephant Sanctuary Kuala Gandah enroute Batu Caves with a short visit (35 ~ 45 minutes).
T-shirt or shirt with sleeves is fine
Do not waer Short Pants or Hot Pants
Do not wear Short Skirts or Mini Skirts (above knee level)
Long Pants are fine
1045 hours, Depart to Kuala Gandah via East Coast highway, drive through mountain range and rainforest and the journey will take around 1 1/2 hours, enroute Deerland Park (private zoo).
1230 hours, Estimate arrival at Elephant Sanctuary for lunch (local cuisine) will be served.
1300 hours, on arrival at the Elephant Sanctuary, short briefing by our staff and a 30-minute video documentary about Elephant at the Visitors Information Centre.
1410 hours, Activities starts by Feeding the Orphanage elephants / watching bathing the adult Elephants in the river and Elephant grooming and bathing by the tourist (if weather and river water level permits).
1515 hours, Clean up (need to shower and change attire for those had gone into the river), we must leave Kuala Gandah around 1530 hours, as the next destination will take around 2 1/2 hours by road
1530 hours, Proceed to Kuala Selangor
1545 hours, Proceed to Kuala Selangor town in the quiet hamlet of Kampung Kuantan, site of one of the largest firefly colonies in the world. On the way we will drive through villages and plantations.
1730 hours, On arrival at Kuala Selangor, visit 'Kota Melawati' formerly known as 'Fort Altingsburg', the execution block, royal mausoleum and colonial buildings. Also found are silvered-leaf monkeys, butterflies and etc. al at Kuala Selangor, visit 'Kota Melawati' formerly known as 'Fort Altingsburg', the execution block, royal mausoleum and colonial buildings. A bird sanctuary park at the foot of Bukit Melawati is an ideal place for bird-watchers to watch migratory birds.
1830 hours, Transfer to fishing village for your dinner (set dinner), dine by river view and watch the sunset.
1930 hours, Next proceed to Kampung Kuantan. The highlight of the tour. Row upstream in a small un-motorised boat (tongkang) or battery operated motor boat in the quiet darkness to witness the blinking trees. This scintillating display of fireflies portrays an image of a flashing Christmas tree. The synchronized, rhythmic flashing is produced by the thousand of fireflies found in the mangrove swamp of Kampung Kuantan. The skilled local oarsmen make this experience a memorable and unforgettable one.
2130 hours, Estimated arrival in Kuala Lumpur. END OF TOUR.
Prices and Booking
Prices for Year 2016 / 17
(if you are looking for Quality, Uniqueness and a Personalized touch with a USP, you may consider buying the Batu Caves / Elephant Sanctuary and Firefly Private Tour)
Prices shown above are excluding 6% for GST (Good Services Tax)
Credit or Cash
Card Payment / deposit via PayPal will be based on Malaysian Ringgit
A 4.0%e-commerce chargee-commerce charge and RM5.00 service charge will be applied on all payments made by Credit or Cash Card, via PayPal
Prices published are for Online Booking Only - NO Booking over the Phone as we need your details for Tour Confirmation and Billing
Deposit (RM100.00 per person is required), is required when you book this tour. After submitting the reservation / booking form online, the deposit paid is for us to use your deposit to allocate a vehicle for you or your group, you will be taken to the payment page (deposit must be paid via Credit Card / Debit Card) and the balance can payment be paid in CASH in Malaysian Ringgit or if you want to pay with this denomination US$ / Euro / SG / AUS$ / Pound or Credit Card (T & C apply), please let us know a day before departure, so that we can workout the exchange rate for you) when we pick you up on the tour day.
In the worst case scenario, after your booking and deposit is made, and there is no place/s available for your requested date/s, we will inform you of an alternative date/s and if it is not possible for you to change the date, we will refund the deposit (100%) within 30 minitues to 24 hours from the time you made your deposit.
Deposit paid is non-refundable once the Tax Invoice and / or Tour Confirmation or by email is issued by us.
Elephant grooming and bathing (if weather permits).
Feel of Rainforest
Feeding Silver Leaf Monkeys
Dutch Fort (formally)
Lighthouse in Melawati Hill, was built in 1907 by the British and the lighthouse was named after the Dutch Governor of Malacca at that time
Strait of Malacca (view from Melawati Hill)
Boat cruise on Kuala Selangor River Boat cruise on Kuala Selangor River to see Fireflies (best in the world)
Drive through Rubber / Palm oil plantations / Aboriginal Village / Country Side
What to Bring & Do:
Bring extra cash for other purchases during the tour. Change of clothes (for changing after elephant activities (only if you bath with the elephant) - please take note, after the Elephant activities, all guest are require to clean up (shower & change clothing) before boarding), Sarong, Personal medication and cravings, River sandals or sport shoes with laces. A pair of socks is recommended if using sport shoes, Straps for spectacles or goggles for contact lenses, Towel, Shoes, Slippers, Sun block Personal toiletries and don't forget to bring a sense of adventure / fun / humor / enthusiasm and a flexible attitude
Take Note (fine printt),Due to the nature of the tour, the weather, road condition, local circumstances, prevailing safety factors, the route & itinerary may vary to those published but the content of the tour will remain the same. The final decision of the actual itinerary will be made by us on the day of the tour..
What to Wear
Wear comfortable, Sport shoes or Sandals, T-shirt, long or short pants, sunglasses and hat.
What's includes in this Trip
Entrance Fees for Firefly and Elephant Sanctuary (as stated in our itinerary)
Donation to Elephant Sanctuary
Boat cruise on Selangor river to watch fireflies (best in the world)
1 lunch and 1 dinner (local cuisine / set meal) and meals are complimentary from MM Adventure Travel)
What's excluded in this Trip
Any Alcoholic Beverages
Any Additional Stops / Tour/s
Entrance fee for Deerland at RM10.00 per person
Indoor guide at RM30.00 per booking for Elephant Sanctuary is required
Soft Drink / Fruits Juice are excluded in your Dinner
Others which are not mentioned in itinerary.