Langkawi Tourism, Malaysia 2020 (53 Tours & Activities)

Welcome to this quintessential paradise, and be prepared to explore the tourist places in Langkawi. An archipelago of 104 magical islets– a part of the state of Kedah, adjacent to the Thai border. 'The jewel of Kedah' as Langkawi is known is situated at the western coast of Malaysia – one of the most beautiful islands in the Andaman Sea with breathtaking views right enough to make you never forget any bit of it. Not just the place, even the name has the essence of its serenity. Langka being a Sanskrit word meaning "beautiful" while wi means "many".

In here, you can go on exploring an extravaganza of spectacular wetlands, lush green rainforests in full bloom, limestone caves and secluded coves by boat and encounter natural oasis teeming with wildlife. Amid nurseries for reef creatures and marine birds, you might even catch-up furtive otters, happy-go-lucky dolphins and hanging bats. Love tourist places in Langkawi, and wondering what to cover? Love trekking or camping? Langkawi is the answer. Want Eco tours? Horseback Riding tours? Nature & wildlife tours? Looking for Aerial adventure activities or water activities? Activities like skiing, sailing, Kayaking, Surfing, Fishing charters, Boat tours, Scuba & Snorkeling, Langkawi is all here for you!

But what if you are into Aerial adventure stuff? There is Paragliding, Ziplining Rappelling, Aerial and Adventure Parks for you. Name it and Langkawi will not fail to excite you with its treasure trove. With an ecosystem offering unexpected surprises and then oh! the delicious mouth watering Malay food that it has to offer. Langkawi is all worth falling in love.
You want a chilled beach vacay or just a little adventure? Well, well, well! Just name it and this place has it all. There is something for everyone here at this paradise.

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Waterfall Zipline, Langkawi Geopark, Rare wildlife. What not in this amazing package. Totally worth it.
Totally in love with this place. Must visit here. Highly recommended! Very well maintained and the staff is very kind!
It was a fun-filled ride across the forest and rice fields...the guide is really professional and supportive..nice experience!
outstanding pilot. Beautiful views. i was delighted with the experience. We will ride again sometime. This is a must do
Super fun and enjoy activity. Worth the money you pay.
It was a lovely experience. The speed of the cruise was just nice for participants to enjoy the view.It's the best way to have a view of entire landscape.
the tour was amazing , the staff was so amazing looved every bit of it
If you are really into water sports and have riden a jetski before this is totally a wonderfull tour...i would really recommend everyone to go for this experience once in life.
The place has much to offer in terms of both marine and non-marine life, there were large aquatic species like penguins and sealion.
What a awesome experience to explore the jungle, as we climb up we learn more about the nature. Special Thanks to our tour guide.

People Also Ask About Langkawi

  1. Travel Advice

    • In Langkawi and in Malaysia as a whole, the taxi drivers are a little canny. They are seeking a chance to deceive you. So, if they get to know that you are an uninformed tourist, they’ll leave no chance to overcharge you. Hence, it is a good idea to know about the destination you are traveling to, its approximate fare and other important things. You must either sit in a metered taxi or cab or negotiate the fare before sitting in the taxi. This will prevent a case of over charging.   

    • Thefts are a routine affair here. So, make sure you keep your valuables and cash in a safe place. Never flash your important stuff or valuables in public.

    • Do not go to crowded places with too much cash in your pocket.

    • Avoid keeping your wallet in back pocket of your denims.

    • Traffic is a common site in Langkawi. So, always have patience whenever you are riding with public vehicle.

    • In case you have rented a vehicle for self drive, make sure you follow the local rules. Sometimes the rules prevalent maybe different from the ones prevalent in your country.

    • Keep the beggars and touts at bay.

    • Have a copy of your ID with you always.

    • Do not over indulge in alcohol.

    • Always drink bottled mineral water. Check the seal before purchasing a bottle.

    • Never let anyone mislead you.

    • Monkeys are notorious beings here. They tend to snatch away the eatables and even mobile phones sometimes. So, make sure you put everything in your handbags when you see a monkey around.

    • Do not indulge in narcotics of any form. It can land you in a deep soup.

    • If indulging in street food, check the quality.

  2. Drinking Laws

    For Non Muslims, the legal age for drinking in Langkawi is 18 years. On the other hand, there is no legal age for drinking for the Muslims as it is against the law.

  3. When is the best time to visit Langkawi?

    The best time to visit Langkawi is between January to April. It's sunny and warm and is favourable for those seeking sun bath and snorkel tours. Also, the ocean is pretty calm at this time of the year making it perfect for water based activities like surfing, boat tours etc.

    • A good inflow of tourists starts from the November end and continues till mid April. People acquire their bookings prior to their trips before weeks and many-a-times before months as well. But also remember that this is the hottest time of the year here and temperatures rises up to 34°C.
    • If you love to see the lush green landscapes in full bloom and like it in the rains then September to October is the best time for you. It rains about 2 hours usually in the late afternoon and the night but the rest of the time is sunny.
    • Tourists also visit Langkawi between April and August when there are occasional rains, thunderstorms and cloudy sky pushing the temperatures below thirties.
  4. How to reach Langkawi?

    There are umpteen ways to reach Langkawi. But the shortest way is taking a direct flight from Kuala Lumpur.

    • International Airport is about 20 kilometres from the town of Kuah and around 8 kilometres from Pentai Cenang.


    • If you have enough time taking a train to Butterworth is recommended. You will then have to catch a ferry to Georgetown across the strait to the Island of Penang. From there you can rent a car or ticket a train's journey to Langkawi. You can Also take a train from Kuala Kedah, Kuala Perlis and Pentai to Langkawi.


    • Cheapest way is taking a bus from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Kedah or Kuala Perlis and then reach Langkawi. Taking a bus is suggestively a better option than a train.
  5. What are the different things/activities to do in Langkawi?

    You can visit the following and engulf yourself into the activities the places offer -

    Lagkawi Cable Car (SkyCab): It takes visitors on a vertiginous 15 minute ride to the top of mount Mat Cincang, offering breathtaking views of Langkawi’s rainforests, islets and waterfall.

    Price range - RM35 for adults and RM20 for kids.

    Langkawi Sky Bridge : This 125 metre-long curved bridge offers an exhilarating (and sometimes terrifying) view of verdant Gunung Mat Cincang, Telaja Tujuh waterfalls and several islets surrounding Langkawi. Set 700 m above sea level, it is only accessible via Langkawi Cable Car Ride.

    Underwater world : Set on Pantai Cenang Beach town, it houses more than 500 species of sea creatures. It is known for its 15 m walkthrough underwater tunnel, where you can enjoy close-up view of sharks, giant stingrays and turtles.

    Price - RM40(adults) and RM30(children)

    Pulau Payar Marine Park : 30km south of Langkawi Island, it is a prominent spot for snorkelling and diving. Its Coral Garden is an eye candy.

    Kilim Karst Geoforest Park : Ranked #01 among langkawi’s attractions, it features a breathtaking landscape of limestone formations, mangrove forests, caves and beaches.

    Parasailing : If you wanna take a bird’s eye view of the white sandy coast and aquamarine blue water, then parasailing is a must try.

    Admiring arts in 3D Museums : It has 200 impressive artworks that appear lifelike when photographed. Hailed as the largest 3D art museum in the Malaysia and second largest in the world, should be there on your list if you’re willing to really explore the place.

    Street food at night markets : You must try super delicious and relatively cheap local food, especially at night.

  6. Which are the best resorts to stay in Langkawi?

    Here is a list of the Ideal hotels and resorts to stay at Langkawi :
    Tanjung Rhu Resort - an excellent five star resort situated at Kedah provides free breakfast, currency exchange, Library, Free WiFi, a private beach, spa, Sauna etc.

    Charges Rs.35000 a night for two.
    The Andaman - a 5 star hotel situated at Datai Bay, Kedah. Facilitates you with free breakfast , free wifi, Pool, Spa, Parking etc.
    Room for two for a night- Rs.23000
    The Frangipani Langkawi Resort-
    Is a 4 star hotel with facilities like free wifi, pool, spa, parking and so much more. It is situated at Pentai Cenang, Kedah.
    Charges for a night for two- Rs.10000
    Aseania Resort Langkawi
    A 3 star hotel situated at Pentai Tengah, Kedah. Provides facilities like Pool, parking, AC etc. Charges Rs.6000 for a night for two.

  7. What are the best public transport modes to commute around Langkawi?

    The Lush green islands of Langkawi are connected by Langkawi Jetty Point which also connects it to other destinations like Kuala Perlis, Kuala Kedah, Penang and Tamalang. To commute around the islands, you get ferries and rentals of Motorbikes, Scooters and Bicycles at very cheap rates. Apart from these there are Taxis and rental cars as well. There are buses running too connecting different parts of the islands.

  8. Which are the best places for shopping in Langkawi?

    It's one of the best places to find handmade souvenirs. Langkawi also hosts a night market in different areas on a weekly basis where you can find a variety of things. Apart from these, here's a list of places where you can go around spending on yourself :
    Langkawi Fair Shopping Mall
    Situated at Langkawi, Kedah
    Opening hours: Daily 10:00— 21:00
    Element Mall
    At Langkawi, Kedah
    Opening hours: Daily 11:00— 21:00
    Zeno Duty Free Shopping Centre
    At Langkawi, Kedah
    Opening hours: Daily 10:00— 22:00
    Langkawi Parade
    At Kuah, Kedah
    Opening hours : Daily 10:00 — 21.00

  9. Where can one enjoy Sky diving in Langkawi?

    Asia's ONLY beach skydive is at Langkawi.
    You can visit Tandem Skydiving, Skydive Langkawi or Harga skydive for your call. Visit the place, meet up a Tandem Master.
    Leave the rest on the team each of which has a licence and are pretty experienced. Some of them are even full time sky divers. They will definitely make you feel relaxed and safe with their professionalism.

  10. Where can one enjoy Boating in Langkawi?

    There are so many places you can get on board at with your family and head for an amazing journey to Langkawi Islands. Here are some of those :

    Langkawi Boat Sales & Services Sdn.Bhd.

    Location - Rebak Island Marina Hardstand, Kuah

    Price - Rs.5000 onwards

    Pippen Marine (M) Sdn Bhd

    Location - Batu Ara Jalan Pantai Kok, Kuala Teriang

    Price - Rs.6000 onwards

    UNESCO George Park Tour

    Location -Tanjung Rhu jetty

    Prices - Rs.2000 onwards

    Damai Indah A Day in Paradise
    Location - Jalan Dato Syed Omar
    Price - Rs.7300 onwards

    Duration - 5 hours

  11. How is Langkawi for Honeymoon couples?

    Langkawi is considered one of the best for vacations. It is nevertheless equally interesting and jovial for newlyweds & honeymooners.

    Langkawi has it's own charm in its peace and calm for the couples. Apart from beaches and resorts, Langkawi’s sightseeing will add more to your romantic trip.

    There are Romantic Spas, Dinner Cruises at Sunset, Nightlife of Langkawi, Bars, Hotels offering candle light dinners, waterfalls and water based activities and marine life at The Underwater world, Langkawi promising the two of you your dream honeymoon.

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