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Langkawi is an explorer’s paradise with its abundance of pristine beaches, hills, jungles and natural as well as manmade escapades. The top rated activity among the best things to do in Langkawi is visiting the architectural wonders of Langkawi Sky Bridge and the sculpture of Dataran Lang or Eagle Square. The 15 minute cable car ride will take one to the top of mount Mat Cincang which offers great views of Langkawi’s beautiful rainforests, islets, and waterfalls. When in Langkawi, make sure you indulge in shopping as most souvenirs, chocolate and cigarette boxes are sold duty-free at this part of the country.
The strip of archipelago in the Malaysian Coast boasts of several diving hotspots making way for adventure water activities like diving and snorkelling. These water sports have gathered much interest of tourists and adventure enthusiasts in the past few years. Among other best adventure activities to do in Langkawi, trips like Sailing, Island Hopping tours, Safari Boat tours, Birdwatching and Eagle watching tours are quite popular among visitors. Jetskiing is also one popular water sport carried out in popular tourist beaches in Langkawi. Langkawi is dotted with jungle clad hills and in many such areas hiking and ziplining is a popular activity.
Sky Diving is an exhilarating adventure activity that is quite popular around Langkawi. Skydiving can be done with reputed and experienced tandem skydiving instructors in Langkawi who offer island beach landing with proper safety measures. Skydiving is commenced by taking people on a plane from the airport and then letting them free fall or skydive over and land on the soft sandy stretch of the picturesque Tanjung Rhu Beach. Skydiving is completely safe in Langkawi where each diver is fastened along with an expert co instructor to a parachute. Skydiving packages starts from 300 USD/INR 20,000 and goes up till 436 USD/INR 30000.
Langkawi is a hub for residents as well as migratory birds and rare species of birds which can be sighted at several birding sites spread across the archipelago in wetlands, rainforest, mangroves, reed lands and scrub forests. Head to the Geopark water area to witness eagle feeding and Gunung Raya Mountain is the perfect place to sight Great Hornbills and Wreathed Hornbills together. The dense rainforests in the Datai Bay area and the slopes of the mount Mat Cincang are the best places to spot birds like Flower Peckers, Hill Mynas, Woodpeckers, Oriental pied Hornbills, Dollarbirds, and more, between the months of October to April. Birds are also sighted at the Kilim area and along the Kilim River.
Jet Skiing is widely gaining popularity in Malaysia and Langkawi is not behind when it comes to such adventure sport. One can easily get a Jet Ski on rent from one of the beach counters of Pantai Cenang or Burau bay beach at the western coastline of the island and take an enthralling ride into the open sea. One can also hire Jet Ski from Tanjung Rhu beach on an hourly basis. Many operators also provide guided Jet Ski Tours encompassing several natural attractions like caves, limestone cliffs, lakes, tiny islands, lagoons, mangroves and many such breath taking sites. A standard Jet Ski Rental can be availed at 115 USD/INR 7600 and can go up till 170 USD/INR 11000.
Langkawi offers great cruising escapades across its 99 islands and islets. There are many operators who carry out Private full day cruise, Dinner and Sunset Cruises that explores Langkawi’s reserve of natural resources like caves, lagoons, limestone cliffs and prominent beach areas. Cruise experiences are always pre-booked and regular departures are taken place from prominent beach areas of Berjaya, Datai, Chawi Bay and Tanjung Rhu. Cruises also operate from the Awana Porto Malai Terminal at the southern end of Pantai Tengah and some from Kuah. Private catamaran rides takes its guests to various snorkelling spots where one can swim in calm waters and snorkel with colourful reef fishes.
The Banana Boat ride is a fun water activity that can be experienced by the whole family. Major cruise operators like Naam and Wavequest Watersports offer Banana Boat Ride packages for all tourists. A Banana Boat Ride involves a speed boat pulling the banana boat onto the sea where it spins until the passengers fall into the sea. Most banana boat rides are taken place at tourist beach areas in Langkawi like Pantai Kok, Pantai Tengah – Cenang & Beras Basah Island. Banana Boat Rides cost between 15 USD/INR 1000 to 23 USD/INR 1500 for two persons.
Langkawi is blessed with incredible deep diving sites where many tourists enrol themselves in with one of the many certified diving organisations to either learn scuba diving or try out a beginners diving trip that usually allow not more than two dives. SCL dive club located in Airis Sanctuary Resort, Pantai Tengah Langkawi and East Marine Holiday located in Payar Island Marine Park offer one day scuba diving packages to inexperienced tourists. Such Scuba Diving tours takes one on a boat upon the emerald waters of the Andaman Sea to diving spots where they provide one professional Instructor and all required equipment for Diving. A beginners diving package starts from INR 6500/100 USD.
Parasailing in Langkawi is very popular among locals and tourists alike and is taken place around beach areas of Tengah, Tanjung Rhu, Pantai Cenang and Kuah. Parasailing in Langkawi gives one breathtaking views of the archipelago and the Malaysian Coast and the experience garners for the sailor, high-octane fun in the air. Beach and Water Parasailing activities are offered by various adventure sport organisation in Langkawi where they provide all equipment like life vests and harnesses that help three people to safely fly side by side. A half an hour Parasailing experience involving a ten minute boat ride before the flight, a flight of about 10 min and the boat ride back of about 10 min costs INR 3000/46 USD for one person.
When in Langkawi, discover the joy to fishing as the archipelago boasts of a thriving fauna life where one can fish on exotic fishes like Snappers, Barracuda, Mackerel, Stingrays, Kingfish, Wahoo and more. Enjoy fishing in Langkawi at world class fishing destinations of Pekan Rabu, Teluk Baru, Kilim Karst Geoforest Park, Kuah and Cenang. Many tour operators provide private boats and arrange for daily fishing trips for tourist groups. A fishing adventure package takes one for a 5-hour fishing experience, swimming, and beach trip from Langkawi.
There are few islands in Langkawi that offer unmatched experience of oceanic life and many sites of fresh water lakes surrounded by mountains are great areas to try out snorkelling. The Pulau Payar Marine Park in Langkawi offers the best snorkelling experience in Langkawi as it boasts of soft sandy beaches, clear waters and great reefs where one gets the opportunity to observe marine life up close and personal. Snorkelling Packages of the park includes Hotel transfer, 2 snorkelling sessions, packed lunch, Snorkelling equipment and the Marine Park fee. Such snorkelling packages starts from 114 USD/INR 7400.
The best destination for Kayaking in Langkawi is at the Kilim Mangrove Forest Reserves, which features a beautiful well protected green mangrove forests. Kayaking adventures are conducted by experienced operators where passengers are picked from Kilim jetty for a boat ride to the bat cave from where one can paddle through the mangrove forests in a kayak. A standard 4-hour Kayaking adventure package costing 69 USD/INR 4500 includes a fish-feeding show at the local fish farm, Kayak ride, refreshments and transportation back to the hotel.
Langkawi is an incredible honeymoon destination where one can indulge in stays at a Romantic Resort like the Berjaya Langkawi Resort and refresh and Rejuvenate at the Tara Spa, which is built within the Berjaya Langkawi Resort. For a fun day outing, the Sunset Dinner Cruise is a popular activity among honeymoon couples where the cruise sails around the famous attractions of Langkawi and in many cruises couples can relax at the inbuilt saltwater Jacuzzi. The Paradise 3D Museum offers astonishing Langkawi Art in display, perfect for a romantic sightseeing option. Hiking to the Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls is a perfect activity for the adventurous kinds.
Langkawi is an archipelago formed by 99 small islands and islets which boasts of verdant jungles, limestone formations, caves, lagoons and mangrove forests. Although most islands around Langkawi is still uninhabited, there are some islands that has been developed for tourism and attracts a lot of visitors from world over. The best islands to visit in Langkawi are Pulau Payar Marine Park, Rebak Island, Pulau Beras Basah Island, Pulau Dayang Bunting Island and Pulau Singa Besar Island.
Embark in an offbeat adventure experience by visiting the Skytrex Adventure Park in Langkawi offering surreal views of the landscape of Gunung Mat Cincang set as the backdrop of the park. Located within the enclosure of Burau Bay, the park offers heart pumping canopy adventures and unique challenges found along the 3 courses within the park. The adventures involves the participants standing, climbing, walking, swinging and zipping as high as 30 metres off the ground. There are 3 different levels and 2 circuits to choose from in the park and the entry fees vary from INR 700/11 USD to INR 1000/16 USD.
Langkawi boasts of world class beaches where one can swim, sunbathe, snorkel, and engage in many water-sport activities like Jetskiing, water parasailing, snorkelling, scuba diving and boat rides. Most beaches are long stretches of beautiful white sand offering great views of the islands in the ocean. The Tengkorak beach or the Sandy Skulls Beach named for the legend associated with it, is a secluded and desolate beach on the northern shoreline of Langkawi which is very beautiful and is much frequented by tourists. The famous Pantai Cenang Beach boasts of crystal clear waters, spectacular view of the bay and connected parkland which is filled with shaded trees. Other famous beaches in Langkawi are .Pantai Tengah Beach, Tanjung Rhu Beach, Shark Bay Beach (Teluk Yu), Pantai Kok Beach, Black Sand Beach and Burau Bay Beach
Wakeboarding is an enthralling and fun water sport that is a combination of water skiing, snowboarding and surfing. The islands of Langkawi are very scenic covered at sides by jungle clad hills and the archipelago offers great views of limestone formations, caves and lagoons that make water sports like wakeboarding a rewarding experience. For Wakeboarding the right amount of pressure, speed and balance is required and such instructions are given out before a session. Wakeboarding is majorly conducted by expert professionals. Pantai Tengah is the best beach to try your hand in wakeboarding and one ride can cost up to INR 4000/62 USD.
Langkawi is an archipelago that is characterised by its unique geological formations and thus the islands are blessed with an abundance of stunning caves. The caves in Langkawi are UNESCO World Heritage Geoparks and the accessible ones are completely safe for explorations. The accessible caves features intriguing limestone formations overhanging from the ceilings and such caves can be explored on foot but to visit a few distant caves, one has to avail boat rides. The famous caves in Langkawi are Bat Cave - Gua Kelawar, Crocodile Cave - Gua Buaya, Porcupine Cave - Gua Landak, Porcupine Cave - Gua Landang, Gua Pasir Dagang and Gua Langsir - Cave of Banshee among many others.
Ziplining in Langkawi is a great adventure activity that lets one zip through the treetops of the oldest rainforest in Malaysia. Umgawa’s Zipline Eco Canopy Tour is the only Zipline circuit in Langkawi that offers 12 ziplining circuits of lengths up to 200 meters soaring over Seven Wells waterfall, through the towering trees of the rainforest canopy. The 2.5 hour long Zip line circuit lets one soar sky high grasping enchanting views of the Andaman Sea and the famous Langkawi Sky Cab.
The Langkawi Wildlife Park is a tropical rainforest boasting of several species of birds, reptiles and mammals. The wildlife park is located in Kilim area and is a short drive from Kuah Town. The park is equipped with roofed and covered walkways all the way from the entry to exit for the convenience of the visitors who can enjoy the park and its exhibits without any worries. Tourists can also participate in feeding sessions with various animals and birds at a nominal fee. The entry to the park costs INR 430/7 USD and the park stays open daily from 8:30am - 6:00pm.
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