Top Tour Operators In Langkawi
If there is one thing that Langkawi is superfluous with, that would be the number of tour operators in the island, and the number is growing almost everyday. If you come to Pantai Cenang, every few yards there would be a travel stall either on the beach or on the road offering all sorts of tours and rides.
But most of then are only booking agents and do not have infrastructure and guides of their own. And in some cases there are unscrupulous ones who would try to lure you into a cheap offering but eventually will fail far short of your expectations and even their own commitments.
Secondly, one of the constraints with the tour operators in Langkawi is the language barrier. So if you are a foreigner, you will most likely have problems conversing in English. So it's important that even if you need to spend a little more, you should go through a reputed and well established tour agency who have experienced and English speaking guides, and have made a name for themselves by offering well designed tours.
Over the years, we have availed many operators in the island, and like most, we too had good and bad experiences. I have therefore picked up those operators in my list, who are authentic and passionate about providing great experiences to the tourists.
There are several categories of tour operators in the island who specialize in their respective areas. Categories include boating tours, watersports, land based tours by cars or vans, nature tours & treks, yacht cruises, snorkeling & diving tours and so on. You will find all the best operators of Langkawi in their respective categories below:
Top Boat Tour Operators
: Island Hopping and Geopark/Mangroves are arguably the most popular boat tours in Langkawi. The first one takes you to three different island and the second one takes you through the Kilim river showing you the amazing geopark with limestone cliffs & mangroves. There are several other short boat trips like an island drop or visiting an island beach etc. In most cases you only need to hop into a boat from the jetty. However, if you need great service, good amenities, on-board English speaking guide, refreshment etc, you should consider a credible tour boat operator.
Top Land Tour Operators
: While in most cases the popular taxis in the island will serve the purpose of getting around the island for the local land tours, in some cases when you are in a group it makes sense to go through an operator. You can then get a vehicle of a size that you want, customize your package and have a proper English speaking guide on board. Here are all such best options for land based tours in Langkawi.
Top Sailing Cruise operators
: Know all about the top operators who offer regular shared and private yacht sailing cruises including sunset, full day, romantic, overnight and other cruises. You will know about their complete offerings, yachts, rates, and contact information.
Operators for Nature Tours, Treks & Walks
: They operate some of the top tours, treks and hikes in the island to explore the nature including mountains, rainforests & jungles, villages, geoparks, animal & bird life and more.
Culture & History Tour Operators
: Know about the operators who offer half day packages to explore the history, heritage, culture, lifestyle and legacies of the island.
Snorkel & Diving Operators
: The top operators who offer snorkel and diving cruises that take you to offshore locations for exploring some of the best corals and marine life Langkawi offers.
Jet Ski & Watersports Operators
: The best operators in Langkawi offering Jet Skis on rents, guided tours on Jet Ski as well as many other water sports like para sailing, banana boating, wake boarding etc.
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