Langkawi, Malaysia

Langkawi comprises a group of 99 tropical islands lying off the northwestern coast of Peninsular Malaysia. The main island is known as Pulau Langkawi. The islands are shrouded with an intriguing heritage of myths and legends that feature ogres and gigantic birds, warriors and fairy princesses, battles and romance. Langkawi has been accorded the Geopark status by UNESCO, for its beautiful geological heritage of stunning landscapes, karsts, caves, sea-arches, stacks, glacial dropstones and fossils. With a geological history dating back 500 million years, the islands contain unique rock formations that stir the imagination and baffle the mind.

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Points of Interest

  • Kilim River/Mangrove Cruise
  • Cable Car
  • Budaya Craft and Cultural Complex
  • Laman Padi (Rice Museum)
  • Galeria Perdana
  • Eagle Square
  • Underwater World
  • Langkawi Forest
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  • Kilim River/Mangrove Cruise

    A cruise through the twists and turns of the Kilim River unveils the wonders of Kilim Nature Park's marine ecosystem, flora and fauna and mangrove forest that hugs the coastline.

  • Cable Car

    A popular tourist attraction, the cable car system takes you to Langkawi's second highest peak. As a bonus, it takes you over jungle waterfalls and a thick carpet of virgin rainforest.

  • Budaya Craft and Cultural Complex

    This one-stop arts and crafts center celebrates the rich cultural heritage of Malaysia. The complex includes a museum with an assortment of craftwork items and a workshop that explores craft techniques.

  • Laman Padi (Rice Museum)

    Established in 1999, the Rice Museum is the most comprehensive exhibition center displaying artifacts, charts, photographs, and actual rice-planting tools.

  • Galeria Perdana

    A display of the 2,500 awards, souvenirs and gifts received by the former Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, and his wife, are displayed in this grand, two-story building.

  • Eagle Square

    Langkawi's most prominent landmark, situated near the Kuah Jetty, the main attraction of the square is the magnificent statue of the reddish brown eagle majestically poised for flight.

  • Underwater World

    Get to know brilliant coral-dwelling creatures at Asia's premier marine and freshwater aquarium. Walk beneath a shark tank and venture to both sub-Antarctic and tropical rainforest environments.

  • Langkawi Forest

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Langkawi On Your Own

4.5 hours | Langkawi | LGK-285
  • Eagle Square

A shopper's paradise, Langkawi's main town, Kuah Town, is a vibrant little enclave that has stores galore specializing in a wide range of duty-free shops and products. Enjoy free time to explore and visit Eagle Square, where an enormous statue of the bird stands guard over the picturesque harbor.

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Rice Museum, Cable Car, Craft & Cultural Complex

5.5 hours | Langkawi | LGK-200
  • Cable Car
  • Budaya Craft and Cultural Complex
  • Laman Padi (Rice Museum)

This half-day tour unveils Langkawi's breathtaking beauty and rich heritage. Ride a cable car to the summit of Mat Cincang for sweeping views of Langkawi, and take a tour of the Rice Museum. Also on your itinerary is Budaya Craft & Cultural Complex, where you'll witness Malaysian handicrafts and shop for gifts.

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Underwater World, Mahsuri Tomb & Eagle Square

4.5 hours | Langkawi | LGK-215
  • Eagle Square
  • Underwater World

Enjoy a half-day tour absorbing Langkawi's cultural heritage, folklore and lush, tropical beauty. The legendary fair maiden Mahsuri Tomb is on your itinerary, as are Underwater World & Eagle Square.

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Sea Eagle & Mangrove Cruise

6 hours | Langkawi | LGK-245
  • Kilim River/Mangrove Cruise

Explore an ecosystem of winding rivers, mangrove forests, isolated islands and limestone rock formations aboard a motor launch. Cruise into the fabled Bat Cave where thousands of bats slumber during the day. Witness three species of wild eagles and visit a fish farm, then cap off this half-day tour with an international buffet lunch at a local hotel.

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Rainforest Nature Walk

5 hours | Langkawi | LGK-385
  • Langkawi Forest

Nature lovers unite on this wonderful exploration of the lush, tropical rainforest of Langkawi. A picturesque drive to Datai Bay starts your two-hour guided walking tour that journeys deep into this natural habitat with trails flanked by exotic flora and fauna. Lunch at a local hotel concludes the scenic day.

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Kilim Marine Kayak Adventure

6 hours | Langkawi | LGK-770
  • Kilim River/Mangrove Cruise

Spend the day exploring Kilim Marine Park on an individual kayak. Paddle into the Bat Cave and get close-up to the ecology of the mangroves while gliding with your kayak through the mangrove jungle away from the larger rivers. Pause to enjoy a local lunch in the fishing farm village among the mangroves.

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