7 Mar 2015 – Pelepah Falls & Firefly Cruise Day Trip [Completed]

Date: Saturday, 7 March 2015

Meeting Point: 630am at Lavender MRT Station Exit A

Group Size: 16

Status: Closed

Pelepah Falls, also known as Lumbong Falls, is made up of a series of waterfall cascades.  It is located at the outskirts of Kota Tinggi just 56km north of Johor Bahru. Offering a challenging yet relatively short river trek (~5 hours return), the trip is suitable for beginner to intermediate hikers.  We will end the day with a dinner and firefly cruise along Johor River.


Photo courtesy of Nan


630am – Assemble and pick up from Lavender MRT Station

700am – Stop for breakfast in Johor Bahru

945am – Arrival at Pelepah Falls trail head and meet our trekking guide who will conduct a safety briefing.

1000am – Start of trek

1230pm – Reach Pelepah Falls, lunch and have a dip in the pools

(Please bring your own lunch)

200pm – Start trek back

430pm – End of hike, transfer to Kota Tinggi Waterfall (bathing facilities are available here)

530pm – Proceed to Firefly Valley (10 mins drive from Kota Tinggi town) for dinner and firefly cruise.  Kongming lanterns are available here.

830pm – Depart Kota Tinggi for Singapore

1100pm – Reach Singapore Lavender MRT Station

Please note that all timings are estimated and subjected to actual ground conditions.


Moderate fitness is recommended for Pelepah Falls.  Hikers should be comfortable with getting wet, walking waist deep in water (short durations) on slopes and uneven riverbed with stones for a duration of around 5 hours.

Package includes:

  • Transport from Singapore to Kota Tinggi/Pelepah and back
  • Park permit, trekking guide fees and firefly cruise
  • Kota Tinggi Waterfall Entrance fees
  • Tips to trekking guide and driver
  • Dinner (Restaurant does not serve beef and pork but is not halal-certified due to sale of alcohol. But we will not be having alcohol at our table.)

Package excludes:

All items not mentioned in the above inclusion list but not limited to:

  • Travel insurance*
  • Breakfast and lunch
  • All expenses of a personal nature

*AIG Travel Guard Insurance can be arranged on your behalf.


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