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“Tinkerbell and all her friends. ”
Review of Cherating River

Cherating River
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Fireflies Tour in Cherating
Ranked #1 of 9 things to do in Cherating
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

The first time my Dylan, only 2 then saw the trees light up in the dead of night, as we slowly move up Cherating river in a ‘sampan’ on one of their fireflies excursions; she tightened her grip and said “Daddy look its Tinkerbell and her friends.” She was so thrilled. All wide eyed, full of wonder and amazement it was contagious.

The brilliant thing about these guys at Cherating is that they have somehow manage to summon the fireflies to the boat at will. They do this if I’m not mistaken, by flashing the trees with a dim torchlight that has a red filter on it a couple of times. This, we were told does not bring harm to the firefly population at all. The flashing red light apparently mimics the mating call of these insects. Triggering a natural response from any potential mate, attracting them to the source of the light.

It was magical.

1  Thank Joshua F
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Reviewed 23 December 2017

Hafiz Cherating Activities offers a lot of good activities and nice experiences such as mangrove river cruise, fireflies watching trips, river kayaking, snorkeling trip, ATV ride at jungle trail. My kids loved it. We went there for river cruise and continued with ATV ride. Staff were friendly and they are good at what they do. Awesome. Recommended.

Thank shukorys
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Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

There were 3 boats during our cruise. One group with about 20pax.
Trip was about 1.5hour. We booked our cruise earlier at noon. There are 2 cruises daily, 9am and 4pm. There are boats for 6 to 18pax.
Can buy tickets at the counter. After registering our names, we were allocated our seats according to our names in the register. We were given life jackets to be worn all the time during the cruise. Even smalls kids are not exempted, as safety is of utmost importance.
It was a different cruise compared to cruises at Taman Negara Pahang. We were fortunate to see monkeys, monitor lizards, snakes, birds and crabs on trees. Our guides were important to share with us where to see the animals. Great experience to show the importance of mangrove trees. Thank you Hafiz and team.

Thank CeBadr
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Reviewed 6 July 2017

There is already a lot of coverage on Hafiz River Activities. Simply put the Cherating River is beautiful and there is still a lot of mangrove forest up river. You can choose the easy way, that is, the river cruise. But if you are looking for time by yourself and a friend, kayaking is the way to go and it is much cheaper at RM40 for two persons for three hours.

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Reviewed 20 June 2017

Awesome place to see the fireflies. Managed to catch few and release them back.
What a ride in the dark and all you could see are the fireflies. Simply beautiful

Thank Shekhar_Sean
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