Langkawi Unesco Geopark Mangrove Cruise

Langkawi Unesco Geopark Mangrove Cruise

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Mangrove ecology.
  • Wildlife observation
  • Cave exploration
  • Places to visit are: Tanjung Rhu River, Kisap River, Kilim River, Unesco Geopark Site, Crocodile Cave or bat cave (depending on tide) and Fish Farm. 

RATES: 

  • Sharing trip available daily RM180 per person
  • Child price apply for children of ages 5 to 12 years old RM120 per child.
  • A minimum of One (1) adult is required to be eligible for child ticket prices.
  • Private trip available Daily at 8.00am, 10.00am, 12.00pm and 2.30pm departure at RM800 per boat - maximum 8 people per boat 

 

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TOUR DESCRIPTIONS:

This excursion is the most highly recommended trip in Langkawi. Join our guide on this most memorable outing of the best Langkawi has to offer and take home lasting impressions of this magical place.

Sheer limestone cliffs, fiords and sea stacks majestically rise like ancient temples out of the ocean. The porous nature of limestone that is continually exposed to the dehydrating sun, wind and salt from the oceans have resulted in the growth of a unique flora some of which cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Rain and the tidal movements will weather and shape these stunning Karst formations giving rise to numerous caves, crevasses and canyons.

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.Our journey takes us on a voyage of exploration to discover exotic plants and animal species; many of them surviving by gifted methods in a dynamic environment of constant change dictated by the rise and fall on the tides.

We may have opportunities to observe the bizarre land walking fishes, kingfishers,kites and if we are very lucky, dolphins and otters too. Let our experienced guide take you back into time for a tour surely not to be missed.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Pick up time for sharing trip: 9:30 am to 10:00 am, depending which hotel you are staying at.
  • Tour Duration: 4 hours approximately: 2.5 hrs hours on boat + 1.5 hour transfers. Back at the hotel by 2:00pm-2:15pm. 
  • Transfer duration estimated, subject to traffic and weather condition, and not inclusive of any sightseeing.
  • Recommended Attire: T-shirts, shorts or pants, sandals or walking shoes and some sun protection.
  • Ensure to have water proof bag for camera and phone.
  • Fitness Level : Easy

 

NOTE

Similar tours are offered by various Langkawi operators. However, our tours are unique, fun and informative. Our well trained and knowledgeable nature guide will share his insight to the importance of the geopark and watching wildlife in their natural habitat. We don't need to include any gimmicky activities such as eagle feeding, monkey feeding and monitor lizard feeding. These are extremely harmful, unhealthy and unsustainable ecological practices - we do not condone such practices and advise you not to support such activities.

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What's Included:

  • Return Transfers
  • English-Speaking Nature Guide
  • Boat Ride on Explorer boat with Bimini cover
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Bottle water

What's Not Included:

  • Any Items Not Mentioned
  • Gratuities 
  • Personal Expenses
  • Meals 
Birdwatching Tour – 2 Days

Birdwatching Tour – 2 Days

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Enjoy observing Langkawi's wild birds in its natural habitat.
  • Seeing and experiencing Langkawi's endemic birds.
  • Immerse  in Langkawi natural landscape and surrounding. 
  • Good chance to tick √  your list.
  • Get good photograph of Langkawi's birds and landscape in your lens
  • Birders/photographer encourage to write in advance and let us know if you have any target birds. 

RATES: 

  • 2 days trip (4 sessions) available upon request/availability at RM1500 for minimum 2 persons. 
  • Not recommended for children
  • Please write to us at least 7 days in advance.

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TOUR DESCRIPTIONS:

Langkawi has a rich diversity of ecosystems and habitat types. This includes lowland broadleaf rainforest, mangrove forest, reed beds, rice paddies, orchards, scrublands and mudflats. This therefore ensures a correspondingly rich diversity in birdlife on the island. This tour is suitable for serious birders between November to April only.

There are 3 species of Hornbills including the Great Hornbill, 8 species of Kingfishers including the Brown-winged Kingfisher, 20 species of birds of prey including the Mountain Hawk Eagle, 6 species of owls including the Brown Hawk Owl, 4 species of woodpeckers including The Great Slaty Woodpecker, 4 species of munias including the White-headed Munia, 5 species of sunbirds including the Crimson Sunbird along with many species of rails, crakes, plovers, egrets, herons, snipes and sandpipers.

Day 1 - Session 1: Pick up time: 7.30am
Itinerary: Rainforest Birds and Mangrove Forest Birds

The open corridor between tracks of  rainforest is best for observing these birds. Among the birds we may see are Flower Peckers, Hill Mynas, Dollarbirds, Green Pigeons, Drongos, Tailorbirds, Babblers, Bulbuls, Sunbirds, Eagles, Woodpeckers and Oriental-pied Hornbils

Our next destination takes us to a mangrove forest to search out Brown-winged Kingfishers, Collared Kingfishers, Black-capped Kingfishers, White-bellied Sea Eagles, Bhraminy Kites, Common Sandpipers and Little Herons. Return to hotel at 11.30am

Day 1 - Session 2: Pick up time: 3.30pm
Itinerary: Mountain Birds and wetland birds

A short drive to a local village pond that is frequented by Lesser Whistling-Ducks, Little Egrets, Little Herons, Moorhens, Little Grebes, Pond Herons, Needle-tailed Swifts and Striated Swallows.

We drive to the highest peak in Langkawi to see the Great Hornbills and Wreathed Hornbills. These amazing birds will be the highlight of the trip. The Great Hornbills, measures at 1.3meters (4 feet) from tip of beak to tip of tail, are the largest birds in Langkawi. Return to hotel at 7.30pm

Day 2 - Session 1: Pick up time: 7.30am
Itinerary: Scrubland, Disturbed Forest, Mudflats and Plantations Birds.

Depending on the tide, we might start at the mudflat area where we get to see Pacific Golden Plovers, Sand Martins, Sand Pipers and Artic Warblers. We then continue on to scrubland rainforest in search of Black-hooded Orioles and continue on to plantations in the hope of seeing Chestnut-breasted Malkohas and Blue-wing Pittas. Return to hotel at 11.30am

Day 2 - Session 2: Pick up time: 3.30pm 
Itinerary: Paddyfield Birds

We make our way to the paddyfields in search of birds associated with this habitat. We may get to see Sandpipers, Plovers, Lapwings, Pond Herons, Egrets, Bitterns, White-throated Kingfishers, Peaceful Doves, Spotted Doves and Plain-backed Sparrows. We will use this day as last chance to get any target birds that we have not seen yet. Return to hotel at 7.30pm

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Pick up time by 7.30am for morning trip and 3.30pm for afternoon trip.
  • Tour Duration:  16 hours approximately spread over 2 days.
  • Recommended Attire: T shirts, shorts, walking shoes, hat and good sun protection, keep to earth colors like green brown or black and avoid bright colors like red, yellow, and white.
  • Required moderate fitness level, there will be some short walk.
  • Not suitable for children.

Note: Junglewalla subscribe to the Birdlife International Guidelines for Best Practices on Bird Tourism for this tour. We promise to do our very best to get your target birds but we will not participate in feeding, bait and bird calls. 

Download Langkawi Bird list 2018
Read Trip Report on this Birdwatching with BIG thanks to Mat Wilson
Pictures below taken and credited by: Dr. Ho Min Lim taken on June 2007

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What's Included:

  • Return Transfers
  • English-Speaking Nature Guide
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Bottle water
  • Binocular to use (we advise to bring your own)

What's Not Included:

  • Any Items Not Mentioned
  • Gratuities 
  • Personal Expenses