Langkawi Mangrove TourThis experience will take you on a fascinating journey to explore the park's natural inhabitants as well as its natural limestone caves. There will be opportunities to swim, explore ancient limestone bat caves, and observe Brahminy Kites Eagle and White Belly Sea Eagle feeding and optional visit to the Cave of Legends.
Keep cruising the calm, winding river, you will be able to observe the wonders of the park's marine ecosystem, its flora and also their fauna and the natural inhabitants like the over-hanging 'Bogak Trees'. You will be able to see the fish farm in specialized farms in the open sea. You can learn and appreciate this complex ecological system with a nature class conducted in the boat along the way. You may enjoy the scenic and spectacular views of unique limestone rock formations emerging from the floor of the mangrove swamp and seabed. Finally, the boat reached at the jetty of Kilim River where it ends your experience.
It's called 'Mangrove Experience' located in Village of Kilim, Langkawi is actually a river cruise by boat, is an adventurous trip which may take up from two to four hours to finish. The boat will cruise along the river (Kilim River) which will make a stop at few places.
There is also a bat cave within the Geo forest Park, a favorite stop for experienceists. At Bat Cave, you may explore the cave where hundreds of bats hanging at the cave roof, silently. You can't see bats but if you bring camera, you could photograph them with a flash. No worry, they will not fly on your head. And then you will be able to see the individual bats clearly.
Along the cruise, you can feed the eagle too, which called 'eagle feeding' activities. Eagle feeding is not difficult but very interesting activities. In minutes, you will see a dozen of eagle flying over your head. The boatman will do his trick to call the eagle (Brahminy Eagles) from the mangrove forest or the hill side nearby. Maybe those eagles familiar with the sound of the engine and as well as the food thrown in the water, so they come near you.
As you cruise down the calm, winding river, you will observe the wonders of the park's marine ecosystem, enjoy the scenic and spectacular views of unique limestone rock formations emerging from the floor of the mangrove swamp and seabed.
At the Fish Farm
This area actually consists of three river estuaries that stretch from the Kisap village approximately 10 km to Tanjung Rhu and they are all interconnected. They are rich in wildlife and you may see hairy nosed sea otters, brown winged kingfishers, monitor lizards and swimming macaque monkeys.
Limestone, inherently porous, forms caves and there are several in the mangroves. Technically this is a collapsed cave (hong) consisting of a cave entrance from the sea emerging into a hidden lagoon with towering, limestone escarpments and smaller caves.
Not to miss, enjoy yourself with varieties of fish in cages, floating restaurant, fish farm restaurant or some says Hole in the Wall. Whatever it is, they have a nice chef that cook good food for you. The fish is of course from the farm. Very mouth-watering meal indeed.
The Langkawi Geopark is made up of 99 tropical islands off the north-western coast of Peninsular Malaysia covering an area of 478 square kilometer. These rocky tropical legendary islands are rich in geo diversity, many of which have scientific value of national and regional significant. Langkawi Geopark highlights the region's most complete Palaeozoic geological history and outstanding beauty of tropical island karst landscape. The Palaeozoic rocks of Langkawi Geopark contain among others the oldest strata in the region, complete Palaeozoic succession from Cambrian to Permian, and best sedimentological and palaeontological evidences affiliating Langkawi and the surrounding region with Gondwanaland.
Langkawi Geopark portrays a rich mixtures of surface water, ground water and ocean wave originated karstic landscape including some rare formation of islands and hills, ridges and pinnacles; gorges, wangs and doline lakes; caves, tunnels and their diverse cave deposit landforms; and sea-notches, sea-caves, sea-tunnels, sea-arches and sea-stacks. Langkawi Geopark geoheritage sites are mostly protected within the Malaysian holistic nature conservation concept of Geoforest Park where rock conservation is equally treated as biological conservation and other nature conservation components.
Three geo forest parks of Langkawi are the Machinchang Cambrian, Kilim Karst and Dayang Bunting Marble Geoforest Parks, each of which highlighting its own unique geology and geological landscape. Other smaller conservation areas are the Recreational Forest and State Permanent Forest Reserves, which hosted several protected geoheritage sites and geological monuments outside the geo forest parks.