I am travelling with my 5 year old nephew to Langkawi! We are staying for 5 days 4 nights. Our itinerary is as follows and I would love your comments
Day 1 arrive 12 noon
Day 2 - island hopping
Day 3 - mangrove
Day 4 - Cable car/waterfall
Day 5 -depart 5pm
We would like to include the underwaterworld, market/town visit, pasar malam, a little souvenir shopping and ANY OTHER suggestions you may have would be soooo valuable
Thank you RAJ!
Alvin Yapp (April 2018)
Your itinerary is fine. You can visit Underwater World on day-1 in the afternoon. Depending on the day of the week, you can visit Kuah town on day2 or 3 for Pasar Malam (night market) although it sets up in Pantai Cenang as well. Souvenir shopping can be done in Pantai Cenang itself at the plenty of roadside shops or when you visit Kuah town (at one of the shopping malls).
Raj (Langkawi-Insight.com) April 2018
Kudos to you for doing such a great job. I will be visiting Langkawi from 15th to 18th May with my wife & two children (7yrs & 6 months). I will be reaching at 2pm on 15th.I have booked Berjaya resort. I have planned my itinerary as follows:
15th- Pantai cenang beach
16th- Mangrove tour
17th- cable car & kuah
Is it ok if I skip island hopping tour since we have an infant with us? please give your valuable suggestions with regards to this.
Thanks in advance.
Piyush Jain (May 2018)
Hi, yes you should skip the Island Hopping with a 6-month old infant.
Raj (Langkawi-Insight.com) May 2018
Kudos for doing this wonderful work !!
We (2 +2 kids aged 13 and 8 yrs) would be visiting Langkawi for 4 days arriving on 10.30 am : 15th May and leaving on early morning on 19th May. We are staying at Wu Senses sanctuary (about 6 km from airport). Here is what I plan to do. Please suggest improvements.
Day 1 (Tue) : Cable car + Sky bridge. Evening at Cenang beach. May do some beach activities + shopping at Zon/Coco valley and Dinner at Cenang.
Day 2 (Wed): Mangrove tour from Kilim Jetty + Dinner at Cenang
Day 3 (Thu): Island hopping tour from Teluk Baru + Duck Tour + Eagle square + Lagenda Park. Dinner at Cenang.
Day 4 (Fri): Datai Bay + Please suggest some local experience.
Plan to hire car for Day 3 and Day 4.
Narendra (May 2018)
Hi, the duck tour is in Oriental village and you should do it after cable car ride. Datai bay beach is not a public beach. You can however visit the Crocodile Adventure near the Datai area. For local experience, visit a Night Market at Kua or Cenang (check the day of week and venue for the night market).
Raj (Langkawi-Insight.com) May 2018
Your website has been a great help for me in planning my trip with my wife. We plan to visit from 28 Aug to 30 Aug(flying out on the 30 Aug evening). I've come up with a simple itinerary but just need a small advice on my 3rd day activity as below:
Day 3 - Check out of hotel around 9.30am
-Visit the cable car and the attractions there.
-Fly out airport(by 4 pm)
My question is can the above be covered around 4hours? I plan to rent cab for 4 hours(this is mainly due to the fact i need to carry my luggage around and i read in your website that we can leave the bags with the cabby). Should i rent for an extra hour or two just to be safe? by the way my flight departure is at 5pm so im planning to be at the airport by 4pm.
Cheers and thanks for your advice!
Mohd Fadhil (July 2018)
Hi, yes you should ideally hire the cab for 5-6 hours because it may take a while at the cable car if there is a long queue, Oriental village at the base of cable car too has several attractions, you might take some time out for quick lunch, and there are several places to go in Kuah town.
Raj (Langkawi-Insight.com) July 2018
We are a group of 4 young adults, 2 guy 2 girls. We will be traveling to Langkawi from 25-28 September. We are looking to have fun and chill for this 4day 3 night tour. Could you give us advice on our itinerary? Thank you.
Arrival and Check in hotel 11am
Oriental village for lunch
Full day tour at pulau payar marine park
Kilim geoforest Mangrove tour
Drive to Tanjung rhu beach, shark bay Ewa jetty temerun fall
Nightmarket Night market at pantai cenang
Island hopping tour
Looking forward for your advice. Thank you
Vincent (September 2018)
Hi, your plan needs some tweaking... on day-1 you might not have time for Seven Wells (it's a short drive from Oriental Village)... it requires 2-3 hours if you like to go up to the top of the waterfall and spend some time there swimming. You may also keep the parasailing for day2 if you can't accommodate that on day-1. On Thursday, finish off the Kilim Geopark tour by 2pm so that you have enough time for the rest including lunch. Rest is good.
Raj (Langkawi-Insight.com) September 2018
We will be planning to visit Langkawi for 3 nights. And 1st day we will be landing around 2.45pm. below is my tour plan. Please advise whether it is good or need any amendment. We are planning to stay in Pantai Cenang.
Day1: Cenang Beach Walk. And shopping.
Day2: Parasailling at Cenang Beach. Underwater world and do duty free shopping at Zon. Evening at Kuah for Eagle square.
Day3: Cable car, sky bridge, orient village tour.
Day4: Travel to KL.
Malini Silva (October 2018)
Nice relaxed plan. On day-3, if you complete cable car etc in the first half, you can visit Tanjung Rhu Beach, Shark Bay Beach and Complex Craft (all on north shore)
Raj (Langkawi-Insight.com) October 2018
Amazing initiative!! Thanks a lot for all this credible info. Sharing our plan for Langkawi trip. Kindly advise best itinerary/best sequence for following things to do. I have given things to do starting from 1 to 6. May be you can just sequence them out according to what you think would be best way. And please add if we are missing something MUST have in Langkawi tour.
Day 1 - 3 jan 2019, Thursday
We land in langkawi at 1.15pm, 3 Jan, Thursday, afternoon. Maybe we should head straight to check-in in ombak villa. Need to fill up the remaining day with some activity. Maybe we can bring activities from Day 2 or 3 listed below to Day 1. Please guide.
Day 2 - 4 jan, Friday
1. Island Hopping Tour Langkawi - 4hrs
2. Eagle square
3. Underwater world - 2hrs
4. Duty free shopping at kuah - mostly chocolates, electronics, cloths & souvenirs
Day 3 - 5 jan, Saturday
5. Cable Car- Sky bridge - skydome - skyRex - SkyBridge (RM5.00 PP) - F1
simulator(RM15 PP) - oriental village - 3D Art Langkawi ( 38RM PP)
[ Bottom glass gondola (105RM PP) - does it makes really big difference in the
experience as compared to normal gondola? ]
[ Also, Maybe we can go cable car-skybridge later in the day after kilim geopark
tour so that we could witness sunset from there. Is it advisable? ]
6. Kilim Geo Park and Mangroves Tour -
[ how much time is sufficient for this - is going by kayak good idea? ]
Day 4 - 6 Jan, Sunday
Hotel check out time 12PM noon. Flight to KL at 1:50 PM
Please suggest if we should check out early and do something that we missed in previous days itinerary.
1. We both are non-alcoholic and mostly eggetarian people. wife might have non-veg. It would be really really helpful if you could tell us where should we slot-in the meals in above itinerary.
2. Is it advisable/safe to take rental bike and do the above itinerary? Any suggestions from where we should rent bike that are close to ombak villa as we will be living there?
3. Will it make difference if we book a whole langkawi package from local tour operators? Any suggestion that you deem trustworthy for a couple on honeymoon?
Vivek Kulkarni (November 2018)
Hi, here is the sequence you should follow... 1, 3, 2, 4, 5, 6. On day-1 after you check in to your hotel, you can fix up the bike rental or a taxi tour (taxis can be hired by the hour... minimum 4 hours a day). There are not many bike rental outlets near your hotel, you can check out a couple of them at the junction of the roads Jalan Telok Barau (#113) and Jalan Telaga Tujuh (#272). However, taxi would be more comfortable and it's not prohibitively expensive either. Once you have done that, you can set out to visit some north shore beaches (like Tanjung Rhu and Shark Bay Beach) along with Complex Craft (opposite to Shark Bay Beach), alternatively come down to Pantai Cenang beach and watch the sunset (can be crowded though).
On day1 you can have lunch at Cenang area (there are several restaurants near Underwater World). On day2, take your lunch at Oriental Village (several restaurants and eateries there). I don't think the Bottom Glass Gondolas are great value for money as you share one with others (6 passengers in total) at a heavy cost. The only advantage is you can skip the long queue when there is one and of course you get nicer views. You need minimum of two hours for the Kilim Geopark Tour if you want to see the fish farm, fossil island, mangroves, eagle feeding etc. You should charter a small boat at the Kilim jetty. Since your time is short, avoid Kayaking. You can not really do much on your last day. Try to visit Atma Alam Batik village and/or Galleria Pardana.
Raj (Langkawi-Insight.com) November 2018
I along with my family (total 07 adults and 02 children) are planning to visit Langkawi from 06 May to 09 May 19. We would be reaching at 0840 on 06 May 19 and leaving Langkawi AM 09 May 19. I would be staying at Zen Cenang Hotel at Pantai Cenang. My probable itinerary is as follows:-
06 May 19 - Reach airport, hire a car for 03 days, check in at the hotel. Then visit cable car and oriental village followed by duck tour.
07 May 19 - Full day Kilim Geopark and Mangrove tour
08 May 19 - Island Hopping tour, Underwater world, crocodile farm, eagle square and shopping.
09 May 19- Check out and Flight to Singapore
I would like to know the following:-
(a) If the itinerary is doable and am I covering all important places of Langkawi or missing something.
(b) For 9 pax, is it feasible to rent a car for the entire duration or taxi would be more feasible
Please advice and let me know your valuable comments so that I can modify the itinerary accordingly.
Salin George (November 2018)
Hi, there are several other great attractions and what you want to visit depends on your priorities. Full day Mangrove tour usually gets over by 4pm. You can visit Eagle Square and do shopping on that day. You don't seem to be panning on beach visits. On day-3 since you are visiting Crocodile Farm, you can as well visit some of the north shore beaches like Tanjung Rhu and Shark Bay Beach (opposite to that is Craft Complex which is great too). You won't usually get a 9-seater car on rent. I suggest you check with a rental company in Langkawi and make the booking in advance. Alternatively you can contact a taxi tour company (mentioned in my site) and book two taxis. You can of course get taxis from the stands as well and hire them by the hour.
Raj (Langkawi-Insight.com) November 2018
1) Day trip to Langkawi: You can even plan a one-day trip to Langkawi from places like Penang, Kuala Perlis etc.