Kilim River Cruise (Langkawi Mangroves)
|| Bandar Kampung Kilim,
07000 Langkawi Kedah, Malaysia
The Mangrove tour or Kilim River Cruise is located along Kilim River in Bandar Kampung Kilim.
Kilim River that is filled with mangrove trees along the river at both sides is located
in Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia. The Kilim Nature Park has a size of 100sq.km. The park is
located on the northeastern side of Langkawi. It is about 13km away from Kuah Town.
Kilim River Cruise is a must to be performed while visiting Langkawi or your
vacation there will never be complete. Kilim Nature Park is definitely the best
destination to visit as a getaway from the concrete jungle. There are various
packages offered according to your own preference and time available for the
river cruise. They are a 1 hour trip, 2 hours trip, 3 hours trip and 4 hours
trip available with different sizes of boats all depending on the capacity you
wanted. Of course, the prices are different. Still, some are negotiable.
There are a few stopping points along the cruise. First of it's the Bat Cave.
There, you have the chance to explore the cave with guided tour from the boatmen.
There are uncountable bats in the cave. After the exploration, one can feed the
eagle by throwing the food into the water. Within minutes, eagles will be flying
near you while feasting. Besides, there are more activities including mangrove
sightseeing and fish farm in the shortest trip. Of course, more places and
activities are available in longer duration trips.
Accommodation in Langkawi is nothing different than that in other places. There are
a wide range of hotels and resorts around ready to be pick by guests. Ranging from budget
hotels to luxurious 5 stars resorts, you can make reservations before checking in to
make sure you have your accommodation settled. Popular hotels are the Sheraton Langkawi Resort,
Villa Beach Resort and Langkawi Lagoon Resort, just to name a few. Apart from the
Kilim River Cruise, one should too go for island hopping where you have the chance to visit
other islets of the Langkawi Island. You will be brought to 3 different islands on the trip
and various activities are offered along the way. The last thing you have to do before
departing from Langkawi is shopping. Langkawi is too, famous for its duty free shopping
other than its beautiful scenery. Wine, alcohol and chocolate are all to be found during
your shopping spree.
To reach Langkawi, you can either go by air or by ferry. Daily flights are available
by Malaysia Airlines (MAS) and Air Asia from the capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur.
The ferry operates only four routes from Kuala Kedah, Kuala Perlis, Penang and also Satun,
in Thailand. In Langkawi, the boatmen or the hotels' employee will mostly settle your
transport to send you to and from your cruise.