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.
Thailand (Samut Songkhram)
Easy Moderate Strenuous
The seasonal of firefly: Usually, the fireflies are available throughout the year. The Summer and Rainy Season. Particularly the rainy season from May to October.
Amphawa Firefly Watching
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.
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.
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 VAT 7% and all Government taxes (no service charge)
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 the price that calculate from a total number of adult pax. For children over 12 years old we charge normal price.