Langkawi Mangrove Safari Boat Tour
- Pickup available
- Duration: 4 hours
Depending on the tidal conditions, you can begin the tour at the coast and make your way upriver through the lush Kilim Karst Geopark, or begin upriver and float down to the coast through a network of meandering river passages. Along the way, stop to explore the mysteries of the Bat Cave, or to observe some of the many exotic plants and animal species adapting ingenious ways to thrive in a habitat dictated by the ebb and flow of the ocean tides, including kingfishers, herons, mudskippers, and monitor lizards. After about 1.5 hour into your kayaking adventure, arrive at a local fish farm/floating restaurant where you can enjoy an optional lunch (if you select the option with lunch). Savor locally prepared ingredients including seabass and refreshments. Once you've finished your lunch and had a short rest, begin the leisurely journey back to your hotel.
Your 4-hour journey takes you on a voyage of exploration through the mangroves of Langkawi, to discover exotic plants and animal species. Many of them survive by ingenious methods in a dynamic environment of constant change, dictated by the rise and fall of the tides. Following a short drive to the jetty, get on board a boat and explore the mangrove forests and ancient limestone outcrops of the northeast of the island. Mangrove forests play an essential part in maintaining the ecological balance of the world. They influence the climate, provide shelter, and act as major nurseries for fish and shrimps. As you drift through the mangroves, look out for the bizarre land walking fishes. Watch out too for bright flashing kingfishers, and look up to see eagles and kites. If you are very lucky, you might see curious otters and playful dolphins. And don’t forget the little critters, however cree...
Everything except the floating fish lunch was good. The guide had a passion that made the tour well worth it!
On this tour, you will be able to see spectacular kingfishers, sea eagles, kites, plovers, herons, fiddler crabs and mud skippers. Pass a local fishing station where local fishermen go out to sea or return after a day out. Depending on the tidal conditions, you'll begin at the coast and head upriver or begin upriver, and head for the coast as you kayak with the flow of tidal currents. The kayak journey lasts about 1.5 hours, followed by a short drive to a Malay house for a delicious lunch. You will then drive to another location which has an easy 500 meter hike to a secluded rainforest trail for a swim in a cool jungle stream.
Get back to nature on the Kubang Badak River, dominated by the low-lying estuary of the Sungai Kubang Badak. Explore the mangrove forest, full of wonderful flora and exotic wildlife. Look for native white-bellied sea eagles, brahminy kites, kingfishers, herons, mudskippers, fiddler crabs, and monitor lizards in their natural habitat. Marvel at the scenery of this beautiful area, and keep your eyes open for the resident otter family. Then, join a local family for a delightful home-cooked lunch. Walk off the calories with a short, 450-meter trek through the jungle. Hike to a quiet pool and can cool down with a refreshing swim before the return journey to your resort.
Discover the islands in the Malacca Strait on a heart-pumping jet skiing ride. Beginners will receive a full safety briefing before speeding across the open seas on high-performance, fuel-efficient jet skis. Once you’ve arrived at the fascinating local sites, get ready to stroll and discover the historical and magical local atmosphere. Start with a swim at the Lake of the Pregnant Maiden before watching eagles from their habitat. Next, see incredible limestone formations on the Langkawi Islands and learn how the Echo Channel got its name.
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Great guide and beautiful area with lots to see. Great value for everything we got to do and see. And excellent lunch included. Loved the caves, eagles and time on one of the most beautiful beaches in Langkawi. Guide super knowledgeable with great information.
Very nice, varied & interesting tour with Ike, lots of cool side facts & all in all a few very nice hours! Thank you!
Our Guide Arp with the boat guide Ismael were just great! I would take the trip again at any time with the two companies.
Incredibly informative, perfect timing! Highly Recommended!
incredible! don't forget to bring your bathing suit.