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 
Kayaking Adventure & Jungle Pool Swimming

Kayaking Adventure & Jungle Pool Swimming

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Experience kayaking along  Mangrove Forest.
  • Bird-watching and Wildlife Observation
  • Enjoy delightful home cook lunch in a local family house
  • Jump in a Jungle Pool for a refreshing swim

RATES: 

  • Sharing trip available on WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY & SUNDAY at RM250 per person
  • Child price apply for children of ages 5 to 12 years old RM150 per child.
  • A minimum of One (1) adult is required to be eligible for child ticket prices.

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TOUR DESCRIPTIONS:

For the more energetic among us, we can head to Kubang Badak River for some Kayaking adventure. Depending on the tidal conditions, we will either begin at the coast and end up river or begin upriver and end down at the coast.

We kayak at slow pace to experience this serene river among the mangrove forest reserve and venture into its network of meandering river passages.  We will observe many exotic plants and animal species, that have adapted ingenious ways to thrive in a habitat dictated by the ebb and flow of the ocean tides.

We may get to see sea eagles and kites, kingfishers, herons, mudskippers, fiddler crabs and monitor lizards, then pass the local fishing station where the local fishermen gather to go to sea or return after a day out.

After about an hour and a half of this kayaking adventure, we travel to nearby local house for some home made prepared lunch and refreshments. Then we drive a short distance by van, to a nearby jungle trail that leads us to a jungle pool. Its clear, cool and refreshing waters are a refreshing respite from the heat of the midday sun. A while later we make the return journey back to your hotel.

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: 1 hour return transfers, 1.5 hrs hours on boat ride, 40 min lunch, 15 min hiking/walking, 40 min swimming  . 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: Hat, t-shirt, shorts or long pants, swimwear, sun protection, covered shoes or sport shoes, towel and a change of clothes.
  • Ensure to have water proof bag for camera and phone.
  • Required moderate fitness level, there will be a short 20 min hike/walking on hilly gradient

Note: Please wear swimming wear under your attire. No changing room available in the jungle area. 

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What's Included:

  • Return Transfers
  • English-Speaking Nature Guide
  • Kayaks and Equipments
  • Home Cook Set Lunch (please advise if you have any diet restriction)
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Bottle water

What's Not Included:

  • Any Items Not Mentioned
  • Gratuities 
  • Personal Expenses
Birdwatching Tour Halfday

Birdwatching Tour Halfday

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Enjoy observing Langkawi's wild birds in its natural habitat.
  • Immerse  in Langkawi natural landscape and surrounding. 
  • Good chance to check √  your list and achieve your target birds.
  • Get good photograph of Langkawi's birds and landscape in your lens
  • Birders can write in advance and let us know the target birds. 

RATES: 

  • Price at RM200 per person per session - 4hours
  • Minimum 2 adults per booking. Not recommended for children.
  • Choose either MORNING departure  at 7:30 am to 11.30am 
  • or AFTERNOON departure (3:30 pm to 7.30pm)
  • For serious birder, 2 days birdwatching trip (4 sessions) available upon request with minimum 2 persons per trip.

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TOUR DESCRIPTIONS: 

Langkawi is home to approximately 267 species of birds, of which about one third are migrants. These migrants winter here between the months of November to April. Outside these months, we will still get to see the resident birds. 

The most suitable time to observe birds at the equator is either early morning or early evening when they are most active. This tour is suitable for both the serious birder and the birding enthusiast. This half day tour is spread over two sessions. You can either do them both or the one you most prefer.

OPTION 1
Morning Session : Time: 7.30am - 11.30am

Habitat: Rainforest Corridor, Mangrove Forest, Plantation

The open corridor between the rainforest is best for observing rainforest 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 Hornbills.

Our next destination takes us to a mangrove forest to search out the Brown-winged Kingfisher, Collared Kingfisher, Black-capped Kingfisher, White-bellied Sea Eagle, Brahminy Kite, Common Sandpiper and Little Heron.

Finally we make our way to plantations where we may get to see Blue-throated Bee-eaters, Chestnut-headed Bee-eaters, Blue-tailed Bee-eaters, Peaceful Doves and Spotted Doves. Return to hotel before noon.

OPTION 2
Afternoon Session : Time: 3.30pm - 7.30pm
Habitat: Wetland, Disturb Forest, Mountain Rainforest 

We begin this session with 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.

Along the way we make a stop at Paddy field in search of birds associated with this habitat. We may get to see Lapwings, Pond Herons, Egrets, Bitterns, White-throated Kingfisher and Plain-backed Sparrows.

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

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Morning session pick up time by 7.30am.
  • Afternoon session pick up time by 3.30pm
  • Tour Duration: 4 hours approximately.
  • Recommended Attire: T shirts, shorts or pants, 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 below 12 years old.

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

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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