What is Langkawi mangrove tour and Kilim Geoforest Park
The Kilim Geoforest Park is fully protected by Forestry Department of the Peninsular Malaysia. This is also a part of the bigger Geopark in Langkawi and one of the largest Ecotourism hot spots in the entire region.
The other two are the Machinchang Cambrian Geoforest Park where the Langkawi Skycab located and The Dayang Bunting Marble Geoforest Park which you can visit by island hopping tour.
Langkawi Geopark comprises the whole of Langkawi Island, which is one of the districts of Kedah State, Malaysia. Kilim itself used to be a fishing village but now its emerge as one of top Ecotourism industry in Malaysia.
Langkawi was endorsed as the 52nd Global Geopark by UNESCO , making it the 1st geopark in Malaysia and the South East Asia region. This endorsement was given due to its significant geoheritage features like landscapes, caves sea arches and sea stacks, dropstones, fossil and local community involvement.
Mangrove tour in Kilim Geoforest Park
If you take Langkawi kilim mangrove tour through private boat or a sharing boat, you will discover its amazing ecology for sure. Kilim Geoforest Park serves as the habitat for different types of animals like the herons, red eagles, long-tailed macague, reptiles, squirrels and more.
There are also about 40 species of saltwater fishes with highly extensive mangrove in Langkawi forests ecosystems, lovely coastal wetlands and beaches as well as two islands-the Dendang and Langgun which are considered also as spectacular and wonderful nature parks.
Individuals can also enjoy observing white-headed eagles as they are being fed while at the same time cruising a boat and exploring abundant types of uncovered wildlife in the Langkawi Kilim Geoforest Park mangrove forest.
While touring the nature park in the afternoon, individuals can also dine in and have a taste of delightful lunch of delicious and fresh seafood from the local fish farm restaurants. So if you are planning for your next Mangrove Tour Langkawi, book with us!
“Mangrove tour is a must in Langkawi. The blue waters, great views, mangrove trees with monkeys. Eagle feeding, passing through crocodile cave. High speed boat ride, the experience is just WOW. Cannot be explained in words. One has to visit to capture the beauty”
Best time to go for the mangrove tour
You can start your morning with the harmonious mangrove tour. Get ready for the most scenic boat ride to the wetlands where numerous types of greenery and mangrove trees will greet you in your journey. The calmness and freshness is the best way to kick start your day.
In addition, the temperature is a bit low as compared to the afternoon plus langkawi is located in tropical climate area with a high humidity. However, once you step in the boat and as the boat cruising along the river. The cool breezes will make you feel so relax and trust me, you will love it.
Where is the mangrove tour langkawi starts
Mangrove tour Langkawi starts from Kilim Geoforest Park jetty or Tanjung Rhu Jetty on the northern Langkawi. If you check on the map, you can spot the area on the top of the map. I would recommend to go to Kilim Geoforest Park jetty instead of Tanjung Rhu because the price is much cheaper, This is because Tanjung Rhu Jetty is a private area meanwhile Kilim Geoforest Park belongs to local government organisation.
If you are staying in Cenang area which it is the famous tourist spot, it takes around 45 minutes to arrive at Kilim Geoforest Park Jetty. You can use a local E-hailing service like a Grab car for around RM40 for one way transfer.
However, you can always talk to us if you need a pickup and drop off service so you experience a smooth tour starts from your hotel
Private tour or sharing tour? Which one works best?
For a sharing package, the tour is going to cost you around RM90 to RM120 per person depending on the itinerary. I would personally recommend the full package as hotel transfer, tourist guide and lunch are included in the package. This package is great if you are a less than 4 person.
However if you want a privacy, you can opt for a private tour. The rate for a private tour varies depending on tour hours. You can choose for 1 hour or up to 4 hours tour as each package cover a different route. Compare the packages available here.
For the private tour, it doesn’t include hotel transfer, tourist guide and lunch at the floating restaurant. You can request for a hotel transfer and tourist guide from the operator with an extra charge. Meanwhile ,for the lunch you can order directly from the floating restaurant during your tour.
Standard size boat for a private tour can fit up to 8 passengers comfortably but if you have a big group. Let the operator knows and they will upgrade it to the bigger boat.
Is it safe for elderly, Pregnant ladies and babies?
It is absolutely safe for them to join the tour because this is a leisure tour and sightseeing. Most of the time, you will be staying on the boat and for every stop over like at the bat cave and fish farm, its easy to reach the platform from the boat.
You are advise to join a private tour so you can have a more flexibility during the tour. If you need help, just spoke to the boatmen.
What are the exciting activities during langkawi mangrove tour
There must be a very good reason why this mangrove tour has been highlighted by most of the tourist that visited langkawi as a must do tour. The amazing retreat to the nature and getting closer to the beautiful landscape are the main reason people all over the world joining this mangrove tour.
Let me guide you through all the exciting activities happened during mangrove tour langkawi
Kilim Geoforest Park Jetty
As you arrived at the Kilim Geoforest Park Jetty, you can park your car in the designated parking area. Next to the parking lot, there are a few local food stalls where you can have a local food if you haven’t take your breakfast. Stop by the shop selling merchandise before you headed to the jetty. Public toilet is available next to the food stalls.
In order to get to the jetty you need to walk about 150 meters with a greeny mangrove view on the both side. You can see a close-up structure of the mangrove tree, just make sure you don’t step in the muddy area.
There are waiting bay for you to sit for a while as the operator arrange your boat. Normally it takes less than 10 minutes. During low tide, the platform to get down to the boat is a bit steep. Make sure to hold the hand rail when you are getting on the boat. Don’t forget to take a great photos.
Explore the Bat Cave
The Bat Caves (Gua Kelawar) is one the one of a kind cave situated close to the Kilim Jetty point and this place can be reached through watercraft. The Bat Cave is actually an exciting part of the Mangrove Tour Langkawi in Kilim Geoforest Park.
The majority of the bat population within Gua Kelawar includes the Malaysian Fruit Bats. But don’t you worry as these bats are sleeping and continue clinging to the cave ceiling. You can hear the squeaking sound and it’s the sound that these flying warm-blooded animals make. The bats utilize echolocation by means of catching with their ears the echoes that return once the sound waves they deliver bounce off the things found within their surroundings.
As you stroll along the 100-meter pontoon or footbridge which actually goes across the cave, you are requested to be silent; smoking would be destructive for them. The bigger caves with high roof are around 750 sq. meters. So high, you would see the bats like a specked fine art over the ceiling of the cave. There is additionally an intriguing area of the Gua Kelawar wherein you need to duck slightly due to the low section clearance which is approximately about 1 to 3 meters in height over the head.
Eagle feeding in Langkawi is a great activity you need to take when you are in a Langkawi Mangrove Tour. Feats start as the boat hover around while revving it’s motor. This is a way to ensure the chicken skin will properly be scattered around and eagles flying around will be able to grab the coasting chicken skin.
The reason the eagle is regularly around when they hear the revving watercraft motor is because, the fishermen frequently discard small fishes caught on their fishing nets that made for easier eagle picking.
If you are fortunate, there are hundreds of eagles waiting to be chased after and these will have hunting show to be displayed for the visitors. The Brown-winged Kingfisher or the Pelargopsis amauroptera, the Burung Pekaka Emas Bakau is the most highly anticipated bird within the mangrove in langkawi . Closely debilitated winged creature of Langkawi, Malaysia and Red Eagle or the Brahminy kite Red eagle is nowhere to be spotted except in Langkawi, Malaysia, Australia and Indonesia. This is one the reasons nature lovers need to come here and get a sight of The Red Eagle of Langkawi during their Mangrove Tour Langkawi.
Fish Feeding in Dangli Island
Aside from being awarded as the World Heritage Geopark title to Langkawi by UNESCO, Dangli Island is one of the 99 islands in Langkawi Kilim Geoforest Park.
Dangli Island offers delightful and perfectly clear water along the shoreline. You can see a great deal of coral formations all over this island and also with lovely wild fish lived in the territory effortlessly from the vessel.
If given the chance, you went there and the ocean level has subsided down, the boat ought to be far from the island to have the capacity to safely snorkel without actually hitting and damaging the corals. Different fish species here including butterflyfish, damselfish, the very rare rabbitfish, pink anemone fish, Moorish idols, and more can be found here. The real fun starts once fish feeding begins with a few crackers in the hands. Instantly, you have a wide range of wonderful fishes that surrounds you wanting some bite. By experiencing this activity, you can surely say that the feeling is indeed out of this world.
Swimming at the Private Beach
Unwinding under the sun and delighted in the cool ocean breeze of the Andaman Sea will make you feel free. It will take you just about 15 minutes from the Dangli Island, to encounter the stunning ocean view and swim along the private island. About 99 of the islands in Langkawi Geopark Tour are untouched by developments and advancements and you will have the opportunity to experience one of them. Leave your worries behind as this island is private and unoccupied however open for all vacationers and adventurers.
This is perfect for individuals who are looking for quiet, private and relaxing destination. All things considered, this is proven to be a very good value for money and a brilliant experience with us for your once in a lifetime Langkawi Geopark Tour
Langkawi's Crocodile cave
It is the Crocodile Cave, also called the Gua Buaya. The passageway or the entrance resembles a completely developed crocodile starting with the nose up to the tail. There are likewise similar formations like the crocodile mouth and teeth when you passed the exit.
One of the famous caves of the Kilim Geoforest Park’s, The Crocodile Cave or Gua Buaya is a one of a kind cave by which the Kilim River seamlessly flows. This is only accessible during low tide and this connects the river system in order to get through. There are rumors that crocodiles used to stay inside this cave. These days, you can online discover and see limestone formation as well as bat settlements residing in in the Gua Buaya or Crocodile Cave.
The Floating Fish Farm and Restaurant
Set your fee and explore the local floating fish farm in Langkawi Kilim Geoforest Park’s that works as modern fish-farming and proficiency system. There is a Fish Show performed by the staff of the Geoforest Private Fish Farm and Restaurant.
You likewise can hand feed the stingray named Ali, Abu and Ahmad,.3 Males in a similar net. Other fascinating fish that you can discover here is shooting archer that hop far out of the water to take away the piece of bread from your fingers.
The fish show takes around 15 minutes then you can proceed to the restaurant for lunch. Their mainly dishes are seafood and its fresh. You can pick any groupers or lobsters with the provided net from the farm and weight it. You will be ask to choose what kind of cook do you want and your meals will be ready by 15 minutes.
Another recommended activity regarding nature
If you still can’t move on from the beauty of langkawi mangrove tour, you may want to consider doing Island Hopping Langkawi on another day. I promised you a spectacular view as you exploring Dayang Bunting Geoforest Park. You can read my blog entry about mangrove tour vs island hopping later to better understand.