About Langkawi

Langkawi, Malaysia

Langkawi,officially known as Langkawi, the Jewel of Kedah is an enchanting archipelago of 100 islands in the Andaman Sea and is the country’s best-known exciting holiday destination. Langkawi is a sunny, hot and humid, tropical climate with an average annual temperature of about 32 degrees Celsius.  The nature-lovers will find the island just as agreeable as the shoreline is fringed by powder-fine sand and swaying coconut trees. Being an island densely populated with tropical rainforest, Langkawi has some amazing wildlife and fascinating greenery to show.

Getting There
By plane

Langkawi International Airport (IATA: LGK | ICAO: WMKL) has direct connections to Penang, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, plus some long-haul international flights in the high season. The modern terminal building provides basic facilities including ATMs, money exchange, and a range of transport services. Most flights are with one of four airlines:

  • AirAsia - operates 5 flights daily from/to Kuala Lumpur. (Services to Bangkok have been terminated.) Cheap and efficient.
  • Malaysia Airlines - fly several times a day from/to Penang and Kuala Lumpur. They are not the cheapest, but prices are still normally reasonable. Direct flights to London have been terminated.
  • Silk Air fly - from/to Singapore twice daily. This is a short-haul version of Singapore Airlines. The prices are reasonable.
  • Firefly is a newly launched airline which flies from/to Penang twice daily. This is a short-haul, lower service version of Malaysia Airlines. Prices start from RM9 excluding tax. Aircraft used are the Fokker 50 and ATR 72-500.



By boat
From Malaysia
  • But many still prefer the more adventurous crossing by fast air-conditioned boats from Kuala Perlis or Kuala Kedah on the mainland. Some even take the special ferry services from Penang Island. The usual jump-off points are from Kuala Perlis (approx. 45 mins.) and Kuala Kedah (approx 90 mins.). The one-way fare from Kuala Kedah is RM23.00.
  • From Penang to Langkawi - Ferry trips average 3 hours each way. From Penang, 8.15 am and 8.30 am ferry trips but ask if the ferry stops at Pulau Payar to pick/drop passengers. Avoid the Pulau Payar one as it saves about 15-20 mins. From Langkawi, the ferry trips to Penang are at 2.30pm and 5.30pm. Price for return trip (you can have an open booking for the trip back - confirm while you are on Langkawi island later) is RM105 per person. You can park your car at the parking space in front of the Penang Clock Tower for RM12 for the 1st day and RM6 for subsequent days. It is safe to do so - guarded at night by the Chinese who take the parking fee from you.
From Southern Thailand
  • Four ferries daily between Satun and Kuah. Operated by Langkawi Ferry Services, Tel: +60-4-9661125/9661126 in Langkawi; +6674-730513 in Satun.

Interesting Places/Activities
  • Islands Hopping - For about RM40 (about USD12) you can join the islands hopping. You will be brought to several islands around Langkawi, usually the Pregnant Maiden Island and Pulau Beras Basah. You will also have the chance to feed the eagles along the way. The island hopping takes about 6 hours.
  • Birdwatching - there are over 200 species of birds to spot.
  • Take the Cable Car to the summit of Gunung Mat Cincang at 700m for a spectacular view of the islands including neighbouring Thailand. RM25 per adult. Doesn't operate in bad weather, so call 04-9594225 to check if they are open.
  • Countryside Biking. You may rent bicycles in many of the hotels. Expect to pay between RM10 to RM30 per day
  • Sailing - popular activity with first-class marinas providing berth for many international yatchs.
  • Jungle trekking.
  • Mangrove Cruise. They have special group tour to the mangrove area. Ask around the hotel you are staying, mostly will offer between RM60 to RM100 per person.
  • Mangrove River Safari & Dinner.
  • Mangrove Kayaking.
  • Scuba diving and snorkeling around Pulau Payar Marine Park (20km south of Langkawi) - there is a viewing platform for relaxation between underwater adventures.
  • Feed the sharks.
  • See the island from a bird's eye.
  • Walk above the clouds - walking across the suspension bridge is scary but great fun. Go-Kart - Morac Int. Go-Kart, near the airport. RM34 for 10mins.
  • Underwater World 604-955 6100. Every day 10AM-6PM. Try to catch all the feeding time.
  • Feed the Eagles - near Tanjung Rhu.
  • Relax on one of many beaches!.
  • Airtrekking-flying through Langkawi's rainforest!.
  • Seven Wells (Telaga Tujuh) - This waterfall is named after the seven natural pools along its path. Legend has it that fairies used to come down to the pools to bathe and frolic. There are 2 viewing areas at Telaga Tujuh. The lower area is at the base of the waterfall and the higher area is where the 7 pools are. Be warned, to get to the 7 pools, you would have to climb 300+ steps which can get quite slippery when wet.
  • Play Smart-Free playland for kids at Harbour Park.

More Details
Map of Langkawi
wikitravel.org/en/Langkawi
www.langkawi-geopark.com
www.langkawi-online.com

 

Cars Rental Langkawi Island
·  Toyota Vios – USD 70 Per Day
·  Nissan Sentra – USD 70 Per Day
·  Nissan Almera – USD 70 Per Day
·  Toyota Avanza (A) MPV 7 Seater :- USD 80 Per Day
·  Toyota Innova MPV 7 seater: - USD 80 Per Day
·  Nissan Grand Livina (A) MPV 7 seater:- USD 80 Per Day
·  Nissan Urvan  (M) Van 14 Seater- USD 90 Per Day
·  Kia Preggio Van (M) 12 seater – USD 90 Per Day

  • All Booking  need 3 weeks before event days

MANGROVE RIVER CRUISE
Price: USD 50 Include Transport
Description:
Mangrove river cruise is are more  nature place can visit

1) Bat cave
2) Crocodile Cave
3) Fish Farm
4) River Cruise
5) Open Sea Round Island
6) Lunch at flooting Restaurant
7) Swimming at island

 

ISLAND HOPPING TOUR

Price: USD 30
Description:
This packages we bring my  our guest to :
1) PREGNANT LAKE MAIDEN
2) SINGA BESAR ISLAND (EAGLE FEEDING)
3) BERAS BASAH ISLAND

This packages Take 4hr
9.am  /  2.pm

  • All Booking  need 3 weeks before event days

 

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