Langkawi Organised Trips

Langkawi – Step Back in Time

Feel as though you’ve stepped back in time with a visit to an authentic Rumah Rimba: ‘Home in the Forest’. We’ll head off on a scenic journey past paddy fields, keeping our eyes peeled for eaglets and water buffaloes, on the way to a traditional wooden house where you’ll be welcomed into the heart of Langkawi. Go for a short walk on the fringe of paddy fields, soak up the views, and get a glimpse of the village lifestyle. You’ll see traditional artefacts as you enjoy a homemade welcome drink, then help to prepare some delicious local dishes. Tucking into your meal on the terrace, you can gaze out at the flora and fauna and listen to the local people share their stories of history, myths and legends. This is a mesmerising experience that takes you back to the island’s roots.

• Departing daily from Langkawi
• Operates ear round
• Group experience

Duration:

Evening

Start time: 4pm
End time: 10pm

Langkawi Jungle Trek

Unleash your inner adventurer and head deep into the tropical rainforest on a nature trek. You’ll be trekking with an experienced nature guide, who will introduce you to Langkawi’s beautiful biodiversity. The region has more than 400 species of tree – some reaching as high as 70 metres tall – as well as birds, butterflies and mammals. If you choose the evening trek, you’ll also have the chance to experience the jungle after dark, when nocturnal animals including flying lemurs and flying squirrels come to life. This jungle trek is the ideal opportunity to escape city life and spend time in nature.

• Departing daily from Langkawi
• Operates year round
• Group experience

Good to know
The morning experience is a 3-hour jungle trek, while the late afternoon experience is a 2-hour jungle trek plus a 1.5-hour evening walk to see nocturnal wildlife. We recommend wearing long trousers and closed shoes such as hiking boots. Please also bring a small backpack. This tour is not suitable for children.

Duration:

Half day

Start time: 9am or midday
End time: 5pm or 8pm

Padi Fields of Langkawi

Get a better understanding of your surroundings on a visit to Laman Padi in Pantai Cenang. In Malay, ‘Laman’ means ‘field’ and ‘padi’ means ‘rice’, and at this open complex of rice fields, herb gardens, galleries and museums, you’ll get to experience the process of rice cultivation and harvesting. We’ll spend time among the lush greenery, learning how rice (Malaysia’s primary export product) is cultivated. We’ll also be shown the ropes on a guided tour of the padi planting process and padi museum.

• Daily departures
• Operates year round
• Private experience

Duration:

Half day

The Birds of Langkawi

This is the ultimate day in Malaysia for serious birders, travelling around Langkawi’s diverse habitats to spot many different species. Langkawi has more than 260 types of bird – about a third of these are migrants, who flock here between September and April. There’s an early start and an evening finish, as the best time to observe birds at the equator is either early morning or early evening when they are most active. In the rainforest, birds to look out for include flowerpeckers, hill mynas, dollarbirds, babblers, eagles and oriental pied hornbills. We’ll head on to a mangrove forest to spot the brown-winged kingfisher, collared kingfisher, white-bellied sea eagle and little heron. Our final stop for the morning is at the rice paddies to see paddy field birds such as sandpipers, lapwings, egrets, chestnut-headed bee-eaters and spotted doves. After re-energising with some lunch, we’ll travel up in the hills to a local village pond frequented by lesser whistling ducks, little herons, needle-tailed swifts and striated swallows. Afterwards, a drive to Langkawi’s highest peak holds the highlight of the experience: spotting the great hornbill, which measures 1.3 metres from the tip of beak to tip of tail.

• Departing daily from Langkawi
• Operates year round
• Group experience

Good to know
You’ll return to your hotel for lunch before the afternoon session.

Duration:

Full day

Start time: 7.30am
End time: 7.30pm