What we say:
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
Fauna Flora Eco Tours
T: (01) 2441 1568
Adults 100 ringgit, includes lunch and water
T: (01) 9590 2300
Adults/children 180/90 ringgit
More detailsHow to get there: Most of the mangrove tours leave from the Kilim River Terminal off of Jalan Ayar Hangat.
Last updated: 10th July, 2013
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