Skytrail Jungle Trek Overview

Skytrail Jungle Trekking provides a one-of-a-kind experience of going up Gunung Machinchang, Malaysia's oldest mountain range and home to one of the world's most ancient rainforests. The 45-minute hike allows you to see Langkawi's magnificent rainforest with an expert guide and take an exciting cable car ride. Once on the top, you can catch spectacular panoramic views of the rainforest, Andaman sea, and the whole Langkawi island, worth cherishing forever.

Skytrial Jungle Trek is a jungle as well as mountain trekking route where you have a rendezvous with nature. During this trip, trekkers will get to explore Langkawi's mystic rainforest. You will trek from the forest up to the mountain called Gunung Machinchang that is the oldest mountain range in Malaysia.

This tour attracts many trekking lovers every year due to the adventure it offers. After completing the trekking course trekkers are presented with the remarkable picture of Langkawi. An experienced nature expert guide will be with you throughout the trip to unravel all the secrets behind this incredible forest.

The basic trip for this geo forest park begins at Oriental Village with the Cable Car ride that will drop you at the middle station. During this ride you will enjoy the mesmerizing aura of the surrounding dense jungle. Further, you will trail the sky bridge, proceeding up to the top station, i.e. mountain peak. But if you want to make it more thrilling you can ditch the cable ride and start the hiking trail right from the village itself to all the way on the summit.

However, this option is apt for expert and physically fit trekkers. Verdant forest, Andaman sea landscape, and roaring cliffs surrounding all around the trekking course will act as the rewards for your rough trekking journey. The trekking at Machinchang Cambrian Geoforest Park is no doubt a dream come true for nature and trekking lovers alike.

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• Get on the steepest cable car ride in the world and enjoy magnificent panoramic views of the Langkawi rainforest and the Gunung Machinchang mountain peak in the comfort of your seats.
• Cross the fascinating sky bridge, situated at a height of 650 metres above sea level, while admiring the breathtaking scenery of Langkawi island.
• Explore the dense Langkawi rainforest and learn about over 1,500 distinct species of vegetation, including the Malaysian healing tree, Tongkat Ali.
• Observe the vibrant fauna inhabiting the forest, including squirrels, monitor lizards, monkeys, bats, birds, snakes, macaques, and vipers.
• On the summit, witness the charming collection of flowering orchids, butterflies, and rock formations.
• Capture images of the amazing scenery of Langkawi’s beaches, rainforests, and the entire surrounding area from the top of the Gunung Machinchang mountain.
• Challenge yourself by completing either a half-trek or an entire trek on foot!

How To Reach

The Skytrail Jungle Trekking experience begins from the Oriental Village, from where you need to travel in the cable car and arrive at the middle station. Oriental Village is well connected to the rest of Langkawi and is approximately a 20-minute drive from Pantai Cenang Beach. You can take a taxi or rent a car to go to the village. Although there are many cabs in the vicinity, it is best to hire a cab for the entire day during high tourist season because you may not locate one on your way back.

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Best Time To Visit

The best time to trek this jungle is from November to March. During these months, the weather is pretty comfortable as the forest is dry with about 32 degrees Celsius temperature.

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Places to Stay near Skytrail Jungle

1. Alamanda Minang Villa- The villa is situated in the tropical regions of Langkawi Island. During your stay here, you will enjoy the enchanting view of mesmerizing mountains and paddy fields.

2. Alamanda Hilltop Villa- Here three guests can comfortably accommodate one bedroom that has an attached 1.5 bathroom. There is an on-site infinity pool to relax your tired muscles after trekking. Also, you will find the lounge area just 80 m away from the premise where you can relish lip-smacking meals with a blooming garden landscape.

3. Favehotel Cenang Beach Langkawi- Favehotel is constructed on one of the fascinating beaches of Malaysia, Cenang Beach. The hotel offers furnished bedrooms with an attached bathroom. 

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Places to Eat near Skytrail Jungle 

1. The Cliff Langkawi: This restaurant is the top-notch one in the category. Here you can relish your meals with tranquil Andaman Sea views. It serves tasty Malay and Western cuisines. The most adored dishes include Crab Cannelloni, Slow-cooked Beef, etc.

2. Kayu Puti: It is an Asian based elegant restaurant, situated at the St. Regis Langkawi. You can cherish the beautiful panorama of the Andaman Sea, feeling all cozy on their sunbeds in the bar department.

3. The Pavillion: The restaurant is known for Thai cuisine that is worth experiencing. The must-try dishes include stir-fried beef with garlic, chili, and Thai basil leaves. The lambent glow of candles on each table, white orchids, and Thai music in the background all create a perfect ambiance.

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Tips for visiting Skytrail Jungle Trek 

1. Travel light and pack only necessary items.

2. Avoid crunchy snacks that make noise as they can grab the attention of wild animals. Also, do not carry fruits as they can attract monkeys. 

3. Do not wear bright colored clothing and shorts. Rather wear clothes in natural hues that will blend well with the jungle background like green and brown.

4. Do not put perfumes as animals have an intense smelling sense.

5. Make sure to cover your arms as well as legs.

6. Ensure to check your body occasionally for mites, and leeches.

7. Wear cotton tee, trek pants, joggers, or pants, cap, and sunglasses for trekking.

8. Also, wear an excellent pair of trekking shoes.

9. It is advisable to avoid the Skytrail Jungle trekking from June to October. It is a wet season, and the forest will be slippery.

10. Do not litter the forest.

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Skytrail Cable Car

Skytrail Cable Car

The cable ride at Skytrail Jungle ride is your chance to get bestowed by the marvelous panoramic view all through the journey. The cable car ride is the steepest cable car ride on the planet and covers a distance of 1,700 m. It is also known as a gondola ride that runs daily. This ride is an excellent choice for the beginner level trekkers.

With this, you can enjoy all the spectacles of the forest and mountain peak without putting a strenuous effort. You will take a ride up to the middle station, which is at an altitude of 650 m above sea level. After that, you can trek to the sky bridge till the top station. During your trip, you will admire the remarkable scenes of Langkawi. Also, the surrounding lush forest creates an absolutely fantastic aura. No doubt, it is a worthwhile experience for every visitor.

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See Vibrant Flora & Fauna

See Vibrant Flora & Fauna

The woodland boasts over 1,500 different species of flora that includes a plethora of great medicinal plants, umbrella trees, and trees that produce aromatic resins utilized in scents. The Skytrail Jungle trekking also lets visitors experience the unusual trees growing in the forest.

The trees with strange structures are the feature of this trek. For instance, trees looking like a beast with a wide open mouth and teeth like formations bulging out of it is a sight to behold. Additionally, you get to view a native Malaysian therapeutic tree called Tongkat Ali that consists of many roots around it. Moreover, during your ascend and descend on the mountain, you can also see diverse species of wildlife in the woods, such as bats, giant squirrels, birds, vipers, monitor lizards, and monkeys.

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Enjoy Marvelous Views

Enjoy Marvelous Views

Going all through a rainforest, you will track up to the incredible mountain summit. Finally, when you reach the peak, you will get a charming display of flowering orchids, fantastic rock formations, vivid butterflies, and other natural wonders. Also, the summit is an ideal spot to admire the panoramic view of the whole encompassing area. 

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Choose From Various Trekking Options

Choose From Various Trekking Options

There are 3 trekking options available for this jungle trekking ground based on the different fitness level of the person. Skytrail Basic Package is the simplest and shortest route with 900 meters distance suitable for beginner fitness level people. You will reach the top station through cable car and trek downhill till the middle station.

Another is Skytrail Intermediate Package, for which one must have good stamina as it covers the 1.3 km of trail. In this, trekkers will hike from the base station up to the middle station. The third option is the Skytrail Extreme Package, as the name implies, it is the most challenging trail that is suitable for highly experienced and excellent fitness level people. The whole course is 2.2 km, in which you will start the trek from the base level and will trek up to the summit.

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Skytrail Jungle Trek FAQs

What is the best time to visit Skytrail Jungle Trek?

The best time to visit Skytrail Jungle Trekking is from November to March. During this season, the temperature pleasantly varies around 32° C. It is quite comfortable to explore the Jungle in the dry surroundings rather than in the wet rainy season, which could get dangerous due to the slick surface.

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Can I buy souvenirs at Skytrail Jungle Trek?

You can buy souvenir shops only near the Oriental Village from where you will get the entry for the forest.

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What is the entry fee for Skytrail jungle trek?

The Skytrail jungle trekking won't charge you much and still would let you cherish the best of the treks ever. The fee depends on the tour service provider you are choosing that includes the guide's fee. If you want to include the pick-up service, then it will cost you around INR 4800 (RM 250) per person. If you can travel by yourself and the pick up is not included, then it will just cost you around INR 3500 (RM 200) per person.

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