Batu Caves, Elephant Sanctuary and Firefly Private Tour





Customizable
Yes

Duration
12 Hours

Tour Code
11007

Batu Caves with its 272-steps, limestone caves and outcrops, said to be around 400 million years old, caves filled with images of deities and murals depicting scenes of the Hindu Scriptures, and see the many monkeys living in and around the caves. One of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India, dedicated to Lord Murugan. The Elephant Sanctuary was established in 1989 by the Department of Wildlife and National Parks. Watch how these wondrous creatures live in harmony and if you're lucky, you might be able to play with some of the baby elephants, ride the adult elephants, feed them and even bathe with them in the river. Learn all about the importance of habitat and environmental preservation as you fall in love with these gentle creatures.

Visit 'Kota Melawati' formerly known as 'Fort Altingsburg', built by the Dutch in 1909, is a lighthouse here which is still standing. Feed rare silver-leafed monkeys which are quite tame that live in the forest surrounding the hill. Row upstream in a small un-motorized boat in the quiet darkness to witness the blinking trees, a scintillating display of fireflies. The synchronized, rhythmic flashing is produced by the thousands of fireflies found in the mangrove swamp. The skilled local oarsmen make this experience a memorable and unforgettable one.

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Brief Itinerary




Visit stops and timing are subject to change with or without prior notice due to traffic and weather conditions.

09:30 AM
Pick up, meet and greet with our MM Adventure driver guide.

The tour begins with a visit to Batu Caves, one of the most popular Hindu Shrines outside of India, dedicated to Lord Murugan, for a 30-45 minute visit stop. After which you will proceed the 1 1/2 hour journey to Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary, via the East Coast Highway, driving past mountain ranges and rainforest. Along the way, lunch of local cuisine will be served at Lanchang town, Pahang and following that, there will be an enroute stop at Deerland Mini Zoo.

Upon arrival at the elephant sanctuary there will be a short briefing from the staff and a 30 minute video documentary about elephant relocation at the Visitors Information Centre. Activities begin with the elephant feeding, watching the adult elephant bathing in the river, and elephant grooming. Water activities with the baby elephants is subject to water levels and the weather. Once the water activities end, you will be given time to clean up and change out your wet and dirty clothes.

After which you will proceed to Kota Melawati, formerly known as Fort Altingsburg, where you can feed silver leaf monkeys and see the Melawati Hill Lighthouse while enjoying the view of the Straits of Melaka. Along the way, enjoy enroute stop at a Malay Traditional House, rubber and palm plantations and a tropical fruit orchard. Dinner will be served overlooking the Kuala Selangor river where you will be able to watch the sunset while enjoying fresh seafood. Finally you will proceed to Kampung Kuantan for the firefly river boat cruise.

09:30 PM
Estimated time of arrival at the drop off location and end of tour.


Tour Highlights




Photo Stops / Visit Stops
Elephant Feeding
An aboriginal house
Silver leaf monkey feeding
Elephant Bathing and Grooming
Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary
Former Dutch Fort, Fort Atlingsburg
Batu Caves and Hindu Cave Temples
Melawati Hill Lighthouse (Circa 1907)
106-year old Malay Traditional House
Deerland Mini Zoo (Closed on Fridays)
Video Presentation about Elephant Relocation
View of the Straits of Malacca from Melawati Hill
Boat cruise on Kuala Selangor River to see Fireflies (best in the world)
Malaysian history, culture, cuisine and much more!

Drive Through / Drive Past
The Malaysian Rainforest
Malaysian Country Side
Rubber and Palm Plantations
and much more!


Prices and Terms




1 Adult Travelling

RM 925
PER PAX

2 Adults Travelling

RM 625
PER PAX

3 Adults Travelling

RM 525
PER PAX

4 Adults Travelling

RM 475
PER PAX

More Adults Travelling

RM 450
PER PAX

Children (2 - 12 Years)

10% Off
PER PAX
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Deposit Payment Terms
A deposit of RM 100.00 per pax is required to book this tour.
Without the correct deposit payment, no arrangements can be made to confirm the tour.

Deposits are 100% refundable if we are fully booked on your prefered date and no alternate can be arranged. Deposits become 100% non-refundable once the Tour Confirmation or the Proforma Invoice has been issued.


Balance Payment Terms
The balance payment must be paid to our driver guide when we pick you up on the tour date and can be paid in either cash or with credit / debit card. In the event that you refuse to pay the full balance payment when requested by our driver guide, we reserve the right to not let you board.

Balance payments made in cash should be paid in Malaysian Ringgit. For payments in other currencies, please let us know at least 24 hours before the travel date so that we can check the rates and confirm the exact amount.

Balance payments made through credit / debit cards are subject to a 2.5% surcharge. For payments made through credit / debit card, please let us know at least 24 hours before the travel date so that we can make the necessary arrangements. The charge on your credit /debit card will read "MM Adventure Travel and Discovery SDN BHD".


Additional Peak Charges
Check out the Malaysian Seasonal Calendar here.
RM 0.00 during Peak Season.
RM 50.00 per group during Super Peak Season.


Complimentary Items
Does not affect cost if removed or not used.
Return transfer in an air-conditioned vehicle to any location within Kuala Lumpur City and Petaling Jaya areas.
Plain bottled drinking water throughout the journey.


Meals Provided
Vegetarian or special allergy options are available in the booking form.
Lunch of local cuisine with soft drinks or fruit juice.
Malaysian seafood set dinner with soft drinks or fruit juice.


Cost Includes
Your very own, good English speaking driver guide throughout the journey.
Elephant Sanctuary Indoor Guide ( Subject to availability ).
Entrance fees for all stops stated in the itinerary.
Food for feeding the elephants and silver leaf monkeys.
Trams for weekends and public holidays.
Sightseeing and visits as stated in the itinerary.


Cost Excludes
Any alcoholic beverages.
Any personal expenditure.
Additional stops or tours not mentioned in the itinerary.


Other Pick Up and Drop Off Locations
For pick up and drop off at any other location not within the Kuala Lumpur City or Petaling Jaya area, there will be an additional surcharge. Please provide us the full addresses when you fill the booking form and we will send you a quote with the updated prices.

Other locations include, but not limited to:
Kuala Lumpur International Airport ( KLIA / KLIA 2 )
Subang International Airport
Subang Jaya
Mont Kiara


Take Note




What to Bring
Extra cash for personal expenditure.
A change of clothes (Wet or dirty clothes are not allowed in the vehicle).
Your camera, a sense of fun, adventure, humour, enthusiasm and a pleasant and flexible attitude!

What to Wear
Casual, comfortable clothes and shoes.
Bring along sunglasses, caps or hats and sunscreen for hot days, and umbrellas and a jacket for cold days.

Dress Code for Places of Worship
T-shirt or shirt with sleeves and long pants are fine.
No sleeveless tops. No shorts or hot pants (above knee level).
No short skirts or mini skirts (above knee level).

Issues on Your Trip
This tour does not include any shopping or local produce store stops. This is not a "tourist-trap" or a "scam" tour.

Due to the nature of the tour, the weather, road conditions, local circumstances and prevailing safety factors, the route, timing and / or itinerary may vary from the brief itinerary above. The final decision on the actual itinerary will be made by us on the day of the tour.

While we always endeavour to provide the best possible holiday experience for all our guests, due to the nature of eco-travel and the areas we visit sometimes things can and do go wrong.

Should any issue occur while you are on your trip, it is imperative that you discuss this with our driver / guide straight away so that they can do their best to rectify the problem and save any potential negative impact on the rest of your trip.

Basic Terms and Conditions
No refunds will be entertained in the case of any "UN-USED" services, activities or tours, and / or for any "NO SHOW" situations. All bookings are to be made online through our website. No phone bookings are allowed.

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