Amphawa Firefly Watching

Amphawa Firefly Watching

The night-time boat trip on the Mae Klong River provides the opportunity to enter the enchanting world of fireflies swarming in the trees along the river bank. It is considered the best place for firefly watching in Thailand. The best time to visit is all year round.

Destination : Thailand (Samut Songkhram)

Start City : Bangkok End

City : Bangkok

Tour Type : Private

Duration : Night Tour

Depart : Monday-Sunday

Rating : 4 Hit : Mostly

Condition : Easy

Notice : summer and Rainy Season

Itinerary

18:00 hrs.Depart for Samut Songkhram, a coastal province at the mouth of the Mae Klong River, is 74 kms.  Southwest of Bangkok.  Samut Songkhram is the province of fertile land, of plants and food grains, the production source of vegetables and fruits, as well as a vast variety of seafood products.

19:30 hrs.Take a 1 hour comfortable long-tail motor boat trip on the Mae Klong River provides the opportunity to enter the enchanting world of fireflies swarming in the trees along the river bank. It’s an unbelievable sight, as entire trees are aglow with flashing, yellow lights. Thailand has over 100 species of firefly, and the fireflies on the Mae Klong blink in unison, as though someone is flipping a light on and off.

Fireflies are actually beetles. Fireflies are not really ‘Flies’ as entomologists know them, but are beetles in the family Lampyridae. ‘Flies’ have one pair of wings (Like Houseflies) while all other winged insects have two pairs of wings or four wings altogether. Most known firefly species are bioluminescent as adults. However, all known firefly larvae are bioluminescent, as are firefly eggs. Thus, the ability to glow as an adult insect is not characteristic of this group of beetles.

20:30 hrs. Dinner at local restaurant. (Pay on spot)

21:30 hrs. Transfer back to your hotel.

Inclusions:

  • Air-conditioned vehicles with experienced driver
  • English speaking licensed guide
  • All admission fees as mentioned in the program
  • 1 hour boat trip along the river

Exclusions:

  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tips or Gratuities to guide and driver

Child Policy:

  • For children under 2 years old will be Free of charge
  • For children 2-12 years old we charge 70% of adult price
  • For children over 12 years old we charge normal price

Cr.:  http://www.orientalescape.com/thailand/sightseeing/samutsongkhram/amphawa-firefly.html

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