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Which firefly tour is better?

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Which firefly tour is better?

I have been advised by a travel agent that there are 2 different firefly tour choices in KK. The usual being the proboscis monkey and firefly tour and a newer option being the little kinabatangang wildlife and firefly tour. This other one is suppose to be at a less touristic area. As anyone tried any of these? Or advise which is better?

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1. Re: Which firefly tour is better?

G,DAY.

We have been looking at the new river trip, it is north of KK near Kota Belud, the other is about 2 hours south of KK. We will be in Sabah next week if we decide to take this trip i will post a report. We have done the normal river cruise a few times but it has become very crowded.

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2. Re: Which firefly tour is better?

Thanks! Hope to read your review! Enjoy your trip!

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3. Re: Which firefly tour is better?

The most popular spot for Fireflies + Proboscis Monkey trip is at Klias Wetland. There are many operators currently base here and it can get crowded and busy with tourist activities at the River.

You can see our review at ilovesabah.info/2013/…

The other spot mentioned as Little Kinabatangan is actually Kawa Kawa river at Kota Belud. There are currently only 2 operators base here and the feedback we collected from our friends is that it is better and more fireflies. This spot is nearer to KK.

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4. Re: Which firefly tour is better?

Hi I've booked the firefly tour via our hotel the Rasa Ria for next month as was told it books up in advance. Has anyone tried this out? Also should we cover up from Mozzies etc in the evening?

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5. Re: Which firefly tour is better?

There are two firefly tour.

One is Klias Wetland River Safari and the other is Tamau River Safari

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6. Re: Which firefly tour is better?

There are also Garama River, same area as Kilas, but different river and starting point, and Weston Wetlands.

Edited: 12 July 2014, 06:11
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7. Re: Which firefly tour is better?

We finally took the one at Kota Belud. It was fantastic! The fireflies covered the entire banks of the river. Truely beautiful like Christmas lights! They even flew towards our boat and we were able to catch them in our hands! A fantastic experience that we will never forget.

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8. Re: Which firefly tour is better?

Which operators run the Kota Belud trips please? Had discounted the Klias trip because of the poor reviews about overcrowding, but this looks more positive. Of course, by the time we go next August 2015, everyone might have got in on the act and it be crowded again!

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9. Re: Which firefly tour is better?

G,DAY.

Amazing Borneo Tours go to Kota Belud for the fireflies and proboscis monkeys, $170RM.

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10. Re: Which firefly tour is better?

Thank you. Will check it out. :-)