Mangrove trips

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What we say: 4.5 stars

If you've grown bored of the beach, a tour through the inlets and estuaries of Langkawi's protected mangroves is a fun and peaceful way to spend a day.

Tours last around five to six hours and are offered both by kayak or mangrove boat. A typical day includes a slow and steady cruise through the calm streams of the Kilm GeoForest Park along with stops at a bat cave, a private beach and a local restaurant that doubles as a ramshackle aquatic museum. Trained guides will point out elusive wildlife, including snakes, frogs, lizards, crabs and rare birds, though the monkeys aren't quite so shy.

We've listed a handful of the Langkawi tour companies that offer a mangrove boat trip experience. Expect to pay between 100 and 200 ringgit per person for a shared tour, with kayaks being more expensive than mangrove boats.

Dev’s Adventure Tours
T: (01) 9494 9193
Adults/children aged 5-12 160/100 ringgit, includes lunch and water
Daily 09:30 plus Mondays and Fridays 10:30
www.langkawi-nature.com/

Fauna Flora Eco Tours
T: (01) 2441 1568
Adults 100 ringgit, includes lunch and water
www.facebook.com/FaunaFloraEco

Junglewalla
T: (01) 9590 2300
Adults/children 180/90 ringgit
Daily 10:00
www.junglewalla.com

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How to get there: Most of the mangrove tours leave from the Kilim River Terminal off of Jalan Ayar Hangat.
Last updated: 10th July, 2013
Last reviewed by:
Vanessa eventually based herself in Langkawi and settled into the island lifestyle. The location offered a gateway to Southeast Asia, from where she continues her exploration of Malaysia, Burma, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Indonesia, Hong Kong and other destinations on her 'to-do' list.

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