Top Land Tour Operators in Langkawi
If you search the net with 'Top Land Tour Operators in Langkawi', all you will probably get are some online booking agents who are nothing but agents having tie ups with some local operators in Langkawi.
So why can't you find a land operator in Langkawi directly? That's because there is no single tour operator in the island who specializes only in land tours. Most if not all actually offer different kinds of tour packages including land and water based tours.
More over, you actually do not need any operator if you are planning to go around the island for a Day Discovery Tour or the Island Day Tour. Just hop into a taxi, hire it by the hour (minimum 4 hours required) and then get around the island. This is the easiest and the cheapest. This of course works if you are in a small group or a family. There are taxis which are mini vans that can accommodate 6-7 persons. Normal taxis can take 4 persons (one in front and three at the back).
But if you must for some reason go through a tour operator, come down to Pantai Cenang. You will find numerous tour operators and travel desks on both sides of the street. They all offer standard land tours along with many other boating tours and water activities.
In most cases, these are actually commission agents. They do not have transport of their own. They have backend tie ups with bigger companies who provide the vehicles. They will always go to one who offers them the highest discount for the day.
So what do you do? Well there is no harm in booking a chauffeur driven car or a van or even a coach through them. The only issue is, in most cases although they might include a guide on your request, it often turns out to be the driver himself who doubles up as the guide. But unfortunately, most drivers in the island can not speak English.
So unless you understand Malay, this arrangement may not be of any use to you. You will face the same problem with taxi drivers as well. While they know all the places and can take you quickly to such places, most neither have any knowledge about the places nor can communicate any information about it.
So if you must go through an operator, then I guess the best option is to go through the bigger players who have vehicles of their own and can provide a knowledgeable English speaking guide. But it all might come at a bit of a higher cost though. However most will be willing to customize a local tour for you if you so want and offer you a good price.
Here are some of the well known operators offering land tours. You can just call or email them for inquiry & booking. Once confirmed, they will send the vehicle to your hotel for pick up and finally drop you back. You can also ask them if and when they conduct group land tours of Langkawi on a per person rate. That would be cheaper than a private land tour.
Langkawi Island Taxi Service
They are a small group of taxi drivers who offer Langkawi Round The Island Tour packages and also organize several other tours. Their package includes pick up and drop at hotel, airport, ferry jetty or cruise terminal. Email: [email protected]
; Phone: +6012-4899969; +6019-4170949
Langkawi Lovely Holiday Sdn Bhd (Located in Kuah)
No. 71, Pusat Dagangan Kelana Mas, Persiaran Mutiara, Kuah, 07000 Langkawi
Gemilang Holidays Sdn Bhd (Located in Kuah)
T-2S, Satelit Building, Jetty Point, Kuah, 07000 Langkawi
Landcons Travel & Tours Sdn. Bhd. (Located in Pantai Cenang)
Lot 2616, Persiaran Pantai Cenang, Mukim Kedawang, 07000 Langkawi
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