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Location: Tanjung Rhu Jetty or Sungai Kilim Jetty, Langkawi Mangrove

Overview

Escape in the wonders of serene surroundings unique to this corner of the world on a visit to Langkawi’s coastal mangrove forest. This journey takes you from a charming fishing village through a wealth of natural beauty as you explore the best sights of the islands.

After pickup from your hotel, you head to the village of Tanjung Rhu and meet a friendly captain for the boat journey into the thick mangrove forest. Here also known as the Kilim Karst Geoforest Park. The approach to the Kilim Geopark is through the Kilim river.

The whole area is administered and protected by the Peninsular Malaysia Forestry Department. It is part of the larger Langkawi Geopark and one of the biggest hot spots of Eco tourism in the entire region. This 100 square kilometer area in Langkawi is a nature reserve and a collection of geo-sites full of amazing flora & fauna, and stunning geological formations like mammoth limestone rocks, fossils, caves, lagoons, beaches and seascapes.

So what do you get to experience?

The boat ride will initially take you along the Kilim river with dense green mangroves (also known as wetland mangroves) on one side and gigantic limestone rocks on the other rising from the river bed. Some of these limestone rocks that look like mountains, have been formed some 500 million years back. The mangroves serve to protect the shoreline from the sea and prevent soil erosion by forming a barricade.

As you cruise past limestone caves and hidden canyons, keep an eye out for monkeys, kingfishers, monitor lizards, and mud crabs. Get a chance to see at least 3 different species of eagles being fed for a photo scene not to be missed.

There also a Bat Cave which is located quite close to the Kilim Jetty. Other than awesome sight of large colonies of bats hanging from the ceiling and flying all over your head, Bat Cave showcases stunning formations of limestone. In one such formation, the stalactites and stalagmites have joined to form a single column. There are also many plants in the area that are centuries old and one of them is called “Living Fossil”

 

Highlights

Tropical experience of the flora & fauna at mangrove forest

Engaging opportunity for eagle watching and feeding

Intricate network of streams — home to unique wildlife

Cave exploration of impressive limestone formations

Insightful visit to the fish farm with lunch

 

What is Included?

  • Guided tour of mangrove forest
  • Roundtrip transportation to and from your Langkawi Hotel by coach
  • Licensed & professional guided tour
  • Lunch
  • Commentary in English

 

Things to Note

  • Carry enough sun lotion
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes, contton T-shirts, a hat and shorts.

 

Price

  • RM 150 per adult
  • RM 100 per child