Langkawi Island Tours & Packages

 
Following are some of the most popular island tours by road. There are usually two different half day packages offered, each for four hours and covering a number of top attractions of the island. If you want, you can combine the two and make a full day round the island tour by road. 
 
 
 
Package-1 (Half Day) 
This tour usually starts with a visit to Oriental Village in Pantai Kok area where you take the famous Cable Car Ride to the top of Mount Mat Cincang and get a wonderful birds eye view of the rain forests, the islands on Andaman Sea below and the Seven Wells waterfall. You will also get the opportunity to walk on the Sky Bridge - one of the highest suspended bridges in the world on top of mount Mat Cincang and soak in the wonderful panoramic view of the mountain forests and the islands below. 
 
The tour continues to Telaga Harbour Park where the Perdana Quay boardwalk complex is located full with boutique shops and upscale restaurants. Here you will also see a beautiful marina where many yachts and large sail boats are moored. Walk along the boardwalk by the side of the harbor and soak in the view of the water area. Take some time to visit some of the shops and have some snack or beverages at one of the many great restaurants here. If you decide to have some food or snacks, choose one of the waterside eateries to enjoy the views. 
 
The final destination is the Atma Alam Batik Art Village which is a treasure trove of batik art and paintings. There are resident artists creating amazing batik artwork. There is a workshop and demonstration room where you can learn and even try your hand in Batik painting. 
 
Usual Tour Schedule: 9am - 1pm (4 hours) 
Indicative Operator Rate: RM65 per adult (includes guide, but no food or entry fees) 
 
Package-2 (Half Day) 
A tour starts with a visit to Mahsuri's Tomb &áCultural Center in Padang Matsirat where you will see the tomb of beautiful legendary lady Mahsuri and know about her story of how she was falsely accused of adultery and executed by the villagers. In the complex you will also see an old &átraditional Malay house made of wood, a musical room where folk instruments are played by Malay women, a museum depicting Mahsuri's life story, souvenir &ágift store etc. 
 
The tour continues to the popular family attraction - Underwater World in Pantai Cenang, a huge indoor complex having over 5000 fresh &ásalt water fish and other marine creatures in over 100 large aqua tanks. Key attractions here include the rock hopper penguins, fur seal show and feeding session, great tunnel tanks full of sharks, sting rays and lot of other marine life. 
 
The next visit is at a Gamat Healing Oil factory where you can collect samples of healing oil made from sea cucumbers that is supposed to work magic on both external and internal body problems like aches, wounds, ulcers etc. Gamat means Sea Cumber in Malay. Malaysians have been firm believers in such traditional treatments using Gamat which has proven to be very effective. 
 
The final visit is to Eagle Square at Kuah Town where a 50-foot tall structure of golden brown eagle stands majestically facing the waterfront. This is the main symbol of Langkawi and an important landmark of the island. 
 
Usual Tour Schedule: 2:30pm - 6:30pm (4 hours) 
Indicative Operator Rate: RM65 per adult (includes guide, but no food or entry fees) 
 
Note: If you decide to combine the above two packages by taking one in the first half and the other in the second half, then you will need to plan for lunch. There are cafes or restaurants in most of the places you would be visiting like in Oriental Village/Cable Car, Atma Alam Batik Art Village, Mahsuri's Tomb, Perdana Quay, Underwater World, Eagle Square etc. In Kuah Town, you will also get the options of Mc Donald and KFC. There is a Mc Donald outlet right next to Underwater World in Pantai Cenang as well. 
 
 
 
How to take the Island Tours 
There are several ways you can take the tours. The easiest and cheapest is by hiring a taxi from any taxi stand by the hour (4 hours or 8 hours). The usual taxi hire rate is RM25 per hour. If you are in a group larger than four persons, you can take a van taxi which can accommodate up to seven persons. 
 
There are also plenty of good Land Tour Operators in the island. You can book a tour through them as well. Most hotels also organize these tours. However the rates would be higher for these. but you are likely to get an experienced and knowledgeable driver or guide if you go through a well known operator or a hotel. Not all taxi drivers are good guides and most can't speak English. There are numerous travel stalls along the road of Pantai Cenang who too offer such tours. 
 
If you are a foreigner and going through an operator, always check out if the guide or the driver can speak English. The tours do not usually include food or entry fees. 
 
 
 
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