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

Discover Langkawi on a half-day motorcoach tour that showcases the island's excellent duty-free shopping and includes a photo stop at the beloved landmark of Eagle Square, also known as Dataran Lang. You'll want to have your camera ready for the enormous statue of a red eagle taking flight. With beautiful fountains, bridges and a spectacular view of the harbor, Eagle Square is the perfect place to snap some postcard-perfect photos. From here, enjoy a short ride to vibrant Kuah Town, a shopper's paradise, where you will have two hours of free time to walk and explore. The variety is amazing, and duty-free shops can be found everywhere. Langkawi is a tax-free island, and many items, such as alcohol, chocolates and perfumes, are especially good deals here. Be sure to take a break and sample the local cuisine, especially the fresh seafood. A scenic motorcoach ride returns you to the ship.

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AUD$59.95

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 and folklore. Your tour begins with a scenic drive to Mahsuri Tomb. Langkawi's most famous legend is that of Mahsuri, a tragic tale of a woman falsely accused of adultery and a curse that singed the prosperity of the island and its people for seven generations. Next on your itinerary is Underwater World Langkawi which features the island's rich treasure trove of marine life. Located at the popular Cenang Beach, this aquarium features more than 5,000 types of aquatic life, exhibited in more than 100 tanks of different sizes. The last stop on your tour is Langkawi's most prominent landmark - Eagle Square. Situated near the Kuah Jetty the main attraction of the square is the magnificent statue of the reddish brown eagle majestically poised for flight.

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AUD$89.95

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. Your tour begins with a scenic drive southwest to Pantai Cenang, a white-sand beach lined with picturesque chalets and coconut trees, overlooking the waters of the Andaman Sea. You'll continue to Laman Padi. Translated "Rice Garden," the museum is a tribute to the staple diet of rice in almost all of Asia. Here, you'll experience a sampling of anything that goes into the cultivation, nurturing and harvesting of rice ("padi"). Next, you'll make your way to Oriental Village for a cable car ride to the Mount Mat Cincang, Langkawi's second highest peak, soaring over 2,000 feet above sea level. After your high-flying adventure, you'll travel to the Budaya Craft & Cultural Complex along the northern coast of Langkawi see the local handicrafts and shop for gifts and souvenirs.

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AUD$89.95

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. This half-day tour begins with a scenic drive to Kilim Marine Park, where you will board the launch for a cruise through geological wonders of this sprawling 38-square-mile park which features a beautiful melange of protected green mangrove forests, isolated white beaches and blue lagoons. With your guide, you will explore Gua Kelawar, the Bat Cave, and keep watch for brown eagles, tree crabs, iguanas and Macaque monkeys (wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed). Your tour concludes with an international buffet lunch and duty-free shopping.

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Moderate Activity, Shopping Opportunities, Includes meal

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AUD$119.95

Rainforest Nature Walk

5 hours | Langkawi | LGK-385
  • Langkawi Forest

The archipelago of Langkawi consists of 99 tropical islands containing spectacular natural wonders. Embark on a guided walking tour of Langkawi's tropical rainforest for dramatic views and an introduction to the plants and animal wonders on these islands. Bring your camera, some comfortable walking shoes, and a sharp eye for spotting some of the amazing residents of the forest. Board your motorcoach for the scenic drive to Datai Bay. Then, walk with your knowledgeable guide along the jungle path and through the lush rainforest. The area blooms with colors thanks to the 300 different butterfly types that live in the region. Keep an eye out for great hornbills and the rare colugo. You may see monkeys, wild boar, or even a tiny mouse deer. After the two-hour walk, return to the motorcoach for a ride to a local hotel for lunch. Refreshed, you'll have just a short drive back to the ship.

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Strenuous Activity, Shopping Opportunities, Includes meal

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AUD$119.95

Kilim Marine Kayak Adventure

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

Spend the day exploring Kilim Marine Park on an individual kayak. Your tour begins as you board your motor launch for a 45-minute cruise to your departure point in Kilim Marine Park. Upon arriving, you'll set out on a leisurely paddle through this ecosystem of tidal mangroves, lagoons and isolated islands. The sprawling 39-square-mile park features a beautiful melange of protected green mangrove forests, isolated white beaches and blue lagoons. Explore the Gua Kelawar or the bat cave via boat where thousands of bats slumber during the day by clinging upside down on the ceiling of the cave. During the kayaking tour you might be lucky enough to see monkeys, snakes, eagles, otters or monitor lizards. You'll also witness the fish farm, and discover how fish are bred and farmed before feeding the fingerlings. Here, you'll enjoy lunch served among the mangroves. Your tour concludes with a return cruise to the departure point, and a relaxing drive back to the pier.

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AUD$149.95

Geopark Day Cruise

6.5 hours | Langkawi | LGK-680

Surrounded by the turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea, Langkawi is a picture-perfect island, just waiting to be explored on a luxurious yachting adventure. Equipped with everything you need for a relaxing cruise on the calm waters, the boat will make its way out among the islands. Imagine yourself sipping a cool drink and relaxing with views out to sea as your backdrop. Scout the area for flying fish or dolphins, or even try your hand at the helm with some help from the crew! After a sun-filled morning of cruising the islands, your yacht will arrive at a secluded beach, where a scrumptious gourmet barbecue lunch will be set up for you. Feast on local seafood, vegetables, poultry and salads. Refreshed, walk through the tropical rainforest, relax in a hammock, swim or sunbathe on the quiet beach.

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Moderate Activity, Shopping Opportunities, Includes meal

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AUD$259.95