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Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary Tour from Kuala Lumpur with Fireflies Night Cruise & Seafood Dinner

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Will be open from 10:30 AM to 03:30 PM
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Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary Tour from Kuala Lumpur highlights

  • 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

  • Have some delicious sea food at a restaurant and enjoy its savour

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Timings: 10:30 AM to 03:30 PM

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From your Hotel centrally located in Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary Tour from Kuala Lumpur cancellation_policy

  • If cancellation are made 1 days before the date of travel then 0.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
  • If cancellation are made 0 days to 1 days before the date of travel then 100.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
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Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary Tour from Kuala Lumpur overview

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:

  • Embark on a journey to explore the famous Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary, a conservation centre dedicated to protecting the Malaysian Elephant.
  • Visit the ancient Batu Caves and take some memorable pictures with your friends and family.
  • Have a unique experience of seeing elephants roaming around freely as you take a stroll through the sanctuary’s lush greenery.
  • Indulge in the interactive activities offered by the conservation centre where you can feed and spend some personal time with the baby elephants.
  • Attend the documentary and film screening where you can learn about the elephant conservation efforts taken up by the Department of Wildlife and National Parks of Malaysia.
  • Enjoy the exciting bathing session where you can see elephants taking baths and join them for a swim. 
  • See one of the world's largest firefly colonies as you ride down the Kuala Selangor River to the beautiful village of Kampung Kuantan.
  • Book the Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary Tour from Kuala Lumpur and enjoy a lovely dinner in a local seafood restaurant.
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Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary Tour from Kuala Lumpur faqs

What is the Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary?

The Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary is a conservation center in Malaysia that rescues and rehabilitates orphaned, injured, or displaced elephants.

What to do at Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary?

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.

How far is the Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary from Kuala Lumpur?

The Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary is located approximately 2 hours away from Kuala Lumpur.

What should I wear and bring to the Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary?

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.

What is the best time of year to visit the Kuala Gandah Elephant sanctuary?

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.

How can I get to the Kuala Gandah sanctuary from Kuala Lumpur?

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:

  • By Bus: Take a bus from the Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS) bus terminal in Kuala Lumpur to Lanchang Bus Station. From Lanchang, you can take a taxi or hire a private car to the elephant sanctuary. The journey takes around 3-4 hours and costs around RM 25-30 per person for the bus ticket.
  • By Car: You can also drive from Kuala Lumpur to the elephant sanctuary. Take the Karak Expressway and head east towards Kuantan. After passing the Bentong exit, take the Lanchang exit and follow the signs to the elephant sanctuary. The journey takes around 2-3 hours depending on traffic conditions.

What time does the Fireflies Night Cruise start?

The Fireflies Night Cruise usually starts around 7-8 pm and lasts for about 45 minutes to an hour.

Are cameras allowed on the Fireflies Night Cruise?

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.

How do I book the Fireflies Night Cruise?

You can easily book the Fireflies Night Cruise online. It's recommended to book in advance, especially during peak tourist season.

What is the best time of year to go on the Fireflies Night Cruise?

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.

What else can I do in the area around the Fireflies Night Cruise?

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.

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