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Pulau Payar Marine Park

Pulau Payar, located in the north of the Straits of Malacca, is merely 19 nautical miles off the southern coast of Langkawi Island or only a 1 hour boat ride away with only two kilometres in length and a quarter kilometre in width and it is one of the four islands that have been collectively gazette as the Pulau Payar Marine Park.

Not only marine biologists, but you will be thrilled by it, but will fall in love with Pulau Payar Marine Park.

With expansive rainforest and luxuriant vegetation, calm and crystal clear waters, long and pristine beaches, rich and dazzling marine wonders ~ a trip to Pulau Payar is not only a voyage down to the underwater kingdom, it is a spring to the arms of mother nature. The other three are Pulau Kaca, Pulau Lembu and Pulau Segantang.

The other attraction on Pulau Payar is the floating reef platform–anchored about 100 metres off the island. Collectively, the marine park is known as a sanctuary for an extensive range of marine organisms and almost 100 species of fish, which include porcupine fish, ghost pipe fish, red-spotted sweet lips, rock fish, goat fish, pennant butterfly fish, lion fish, bat fish and banner fish, among others.

Pulau Payar offers 4 sandy beaches which combine to provide a total length of about 200 metres. Teeming with coral reefs, the waters surrounding the four islands have an average visibility of between nine to 15 metres, making the marine park an ideal place for scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming and picnicking for all.

It is one of the best spots for divers, offering spectacular views of multicolored and vibrant soft corals, lying on the south-western tip of Pulau Payar.

Getting There
The easiest way is to book a package tour, which offers services from Penang or Pulau Langkawi to Pulau Payar. The package includes hotel transfers and lunch aboard the floating platform.  

Cave Exploring in Langkawi

In Langkawi, caves are not hard to find. In fact, they can be found almost anywhere and everywhere in the world. However, great caves are a different matter altogether. The caves can be found in Langkawi too. They are home to local fruits, bats, birds, and beautifully sculpted stalagmites and stalactites. The best and most renown of them is the Cave of Bats, Cave of Legends, Cave of Porcupine and other more.

Langkawi was already ancient when man came into the world and would not yield its secrets so easily. It also houses the world’s largest cave passage, Cave of Bats, which houses bats. Furthermore, caves that go by the name have their own unique characters, thus making caves exploring in Langkawi an unforgettable experience.

Scores of other spectacular caves are a speleologist’s paradise. Although opened to tourist, the cave network still remains largely unexplored and the jungles around it still defy intruders. They are famous for their prehistoric paintings and luminous rock formations.

Getting There
The easiest way to explore caves is to book a package tour, which offers services at fair price.

Jungle Trekking in Langkawi

Langkawi’s primeval and largely unexplored rainforests offer intrepid trekkers endless opportunities to observe exotic and rare tropical flora and fauna. Striding through the forest, the lush vegetation parts before you offers glimpses of tapirs grazing in the undergrowth.

Crossing swaying hanging bridges will be a feat of balance, and there is nothing an energizing dip in a crystal clear rockpool next to a cascading Telaga Tujuh waterfall. Refreshed and re-inspired, push onward through the steaming vibrant ecosystem that stretches out before you, welcoming, embracing, and teaching you about nature at its most natural.

Getting There
Visit Langkawi Cable Car

Mangrove Kayaking in Langkawi

Quietly explore the protected estuaries of Langkawi. Easily paddle the lush mangroves to watch the abundant wildlife which includes hundreds of birds, coatis, and silky ant eaters.

Immerse yourself in indescribable beauty, where nature reveals its flawlessness. In the mangrove, everything flows harmoniously; the blend of fresh and salt water, the diversity of the most extraordinary plants and the wildlife in all of its splendor.

This tour will show you nature’s unparalleled wonders, Kilim River, just 20 minutes from Kuah town. The canals lead you on a ride through nature and time… let the current carry your kayak through this miraculous experience! Paddle protected inland waterways, a perfect place to learn this magical way of exploring coastal mangrove areas and seeing wildlife.

None of this trip is in the open ocean and the pace of this trip is according to your abilities. Lunch is at a great seafood floating restaurant.

Getting There
The easiest way to is to book a package tour, which offers services at fair price.