Set out on an extraordinary tour that will bring you closer to nature
Meet many colossal beasts at the elephant sanctuary and be friends with them on this tour
Play with the notorious elephants, take a bath with them and create priceless memories
Learn how the rescued elephants that have lost their native home are cared by the Mahout keeper
Pickup & Drop Location: From & to your hotel centrally located in Kuala Lumpur
Activity Timings: 9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
About the Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary Tour from Kuala Lumpur with Fireflies Night Cruise & Seafood Dinner:
Visit one of the world’s most renowned conservation centres for elephants, the Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary. This sanctuary is situated near the ancient limestone caves known as the Batu caves in the Pahang state of Malaysia. Established in 1989 by the Malaysian Department of Wildlife and National Parks, the sanctuary provides a safe haven for elephants who were displaced from their natural habitats due to deforestation and other human activities. The area around the elephant sanctuary is known for a night cruise in firefly town and local seafood. Book the Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary Tour and learn more about the commendable conservation efforts taken up to save these magnificent animals from being endangered.
About the Activity:
The Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary is a conservation center in Malaysia that rescues and rehabilitates orphaned, injured, or displaced elephants.
Learn about elephants: The sanctuary is home to around 20 rescued elephants, and visitors can learn about their behaviour, diet, and habitat. The staff at the sanctuary are knowledgeable about the elephants and are happy to answer any questions you may have.
Feed the elephants: You can also feed the elephants at the sanctuary. Visitors can purchase baskets of fruits and vegetables to feed the elephants, which is a unique and memorable experience.
Bathe with the elephants: One of the most popular activities at the sanctuary is the opportunity to bathe with the elephants. Visitors can help the elephants cool off by splashing water on them and scrubbing them with brushes. This activity is both fun and educational, and it's a great way to get up close and personal with these gentle giants.
Watch elephant shows: The sanctuary also offers daily elephant shows where the elephants perform tricks such as painting and playing football. While some may argue that these shows are not in the best interest of the elephants, they can be entertaining for visitors.
Go on a jungle trek: The sanctuary is located in the midst of lush greenery, and visitors can take a guided trek through the surrounding jungle. The trek takes you through the forest and along the river, offering stunning views of the natural landscape.
Visit the museum: The sanctuary has a small museum where visitors can learn about the history of elephants in Malaysia and the efforts being made to protect them. The museum is informative and interesting, and it's a good place to learn more about the sanctuary's conservation efforts.
The Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary is located approximately 2 hours away from Kuala Lumpur.
It is recommended to wear comfortable and modest clothing, as well as closed-toe shoes suitable for walking. It is also recommended to bring insect repellent, sunscreen, a hat, and a reusable water bottle.
The best time to visit the Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary is during the dry season, which is from March to September. However, the sanctuary is open year-round for visitors.
The Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary is located about 160 kilometers east of Kuala Lumpur city center. There are two main ways to get there from Kuala Lumpur:
The Fireflies Night Cruise usually starts around 7-8 pm and lasts for about 45 minutes to an hour.
Yes, cameras are allowed on the Fireflies Night Cruise. However, it's important to be mindful of the other passengers and avoid using flash photography, as it can disturb the fireflies.
You can easily book the Fireflies Night Cruise online. It's recommended to book in advance, especially during peak tourist season.
The best time to go on the Fireflies Night Cruise is during the dry season, which is from late May to early September. During this time, the fireflies are more active and easier to spot.
There are several other attractions in the area around the Fireflies Night Cruise, including the Sky Mirror, Bukit Malawati, and the Kuala Selangor Nature Park. It's recommended to plan ahead and make the most of your visit to this beautiful part of Malaysia.
The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 1 business hours of successful booking.
In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking before confirmation and a full refund will be processed.
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Cash Refunds: Once initiated, usually take around 3-5 business days to get transferred to the same account through which the payment is made.