As one of Malaysia’s primary Andaman Sea travel destinations, Langkawi island offers a little bit of everything. Set in an archipelago of 99 islands (plus five only visible at low tide) of the same name, it might not be as undeveloped as it was 10 years ago, but Langkawi still has coconut trees, sandy beaches and rice fields as far as the eye can see. Langkawi – the main island – has been featuring more and more on traveller’s bucket lists and rightly so. View more
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Experience the beauty of mystical Langkawi with its centuries-old rainforest, interesting geological formations and deep blue Andaman Sea. Following a scenic 30-minute drive through the island's western part, arrive at the foot of Mount Mat Cincang, site of the cable car station.
Cable Car Ride
Board the clear, bubble-shaped gondola and enjoy a ride up the mountainside on a 42-degree incline. Explore the summit of 2,300-foot (700-metre) Mount Mat Cincang, and marvel at the spectacular views of the Andaman Sea and numerous islands that make up the Langkawi archipelago.
Tg Rhu Resort
After your descent from the summit, continue driving to the north-eastern tip of mystical Langkawi and the 5-star accommodation of Tg Rhu Resort. It is nestled in the cool shade of rustling Casuarina trees on a 2.5 km white-sand beach kissed by the aquamarine waters of the Andaman Sea. In every way, a true haven of romance, privacy, and tranquility. Enjoy morning tea in a charming setting commanding a spectacular view of the beach at The Sands Pool area
After tea, travel back south toward Kuah, where an orientation drive acquaints you with the island's small capital. A stop at Eagle Square allows for photographs of the brown eagle monument, Langkawi's stunning symbol. Then, conclude your outing back at the jetty.
Please Note: This tour involves only brief periods of walking; however, there are approximately 35 steps to climbs at the cable car. We recommend wearing lightweight cotton clothing and a sun hat. Long lines should be expected at the Cable Car ride, we appreciate your understanding. If the cable car cannot operate due to unfavourable weather, a visit to the Crocodile Farm will be substituted.
Tropical Langkawi offers adventurous guests the opportunity for an outing off the beaten track by exploring the mangrove swamps and the natural habitats of local wildlife.
Depart the pier and begin your tour with a 40-minute drive to Kelim Jetty - located at the north-eastern tip of the island. En route, your journey will take you past Malay kampongs (villages), rice fields, rubber plantations and fruit orchards. Upon arrival, view the delta of the river that feeds the mangrove swamps' ecological system.
River Safari Cruise
Board your motorised, eight-seater boat for a cruise along the Sungei Kelim. Stops will be made to visit a fish farm established by the local people, to observe the wild eagles and for a walk through a limestone cave, known for its stalactites, stalagmites and bats.
Rejoin your coach for a relaxing drive back to the Awana Star Cruise Jetty.
Please note: Guests must be able to enter and disembark the local boats, making the tour unsuitable for anyone with physical disabilities. We recommend wearing lightweight clothing and flat, rubber-soled shoes. Remember to bring a hat and sun protection. Boats have canopies for shade and carry life jackets.
Experience the pristine natural beauty of Langkawi in a unique new way during this picturesque, half-day kayaking excursion through the island's mangrove forests.
Scenic Drive and Kelim Jetty and River Delta
Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 40-minute drive to the Kelim Jetty, located at the north-eastern tip of Langkawi Island. En route, pass by Malay kampongs (villages), rice fields, rubber plantations and fruit orchards. Upon arrival at Kelim Jetty, view the river delta that feeds the mangrove swamps' ecological system.
River Safari Cruise and Limestone Cave
Next, embark your kayak and begin a guided kayaking tour through the mangrove forest. Along the way, hear the sounds of the forest's denizens, and marvel at the surrounding flora and fauna. Stops are made for a visit to a local fish farm, and a guided walk through a limestone cave known for its stalactites, stalagmites and bats. Upon returning to the Kelim Jetty, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 40-minute drive back to the pier.
Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of activity and walking for approximately 656 yards (about 600 metres), at times over uneven surfaces and inclines, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and embark/disembark the boat, 16 steps at the jetty and steps at the limestone cave. This tour is recommended for guests who are in good physical condition and able to kayak. This tour is not suitable for guests prone to seasickness, guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, rubber-soled walking shoes, and bring sun protection, insect repellent and a towel from the ship. Guests must be at least 15 years old to participate on this tour. Space on this tour is very limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment.
Spend a full day exploring Langkawi at your leisure. In the comfort of your own private van, discover the city and its surrounding areas with a knowledgeable guide. Create your own itinerary, see sights at your own pace with friends and family if you wish, and learn about this fascinating part of the Far East.
Your full-day outing includes an air-conditioned van with your driver and English-speaking guide. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.
Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in Langkawi. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 6 guests per van. Price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party need reserve this program. Please see the Tour Office on board to arrange your individual itinerary.
For those guests interested in touring independently while in Langkawi, we are pleased to provide this opportunity for a full day's discovery of the city and its surrounding areas at your leisure, in the comfort of your own private van. Enjoy the flexibility of creating your own itinerary in which to explore this fascinating region of the Far East with friends and family, if you wish.
Your full-day outing includes an air-conditioned van with your driver and an English-speaking guide. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.
Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in Langkawi. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 6 guests per van. Price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guest. Only one person in the party need reserve this program. Please see the Tour Office on board to arrange your individual itinerary.
Discover Langkawi's scenic attractions and get acquainted with the island's cultural and artistic heritage. From the pier, take a drive to the Oriental Village - a resort-style, duty-free shopping centre.
Cable Car Ride
Upon arrival at the Oriental Village, board the bubble-shaped gondola and enjoy a ride up the mountainside on a 42-degree incline. Explore the summit of 2,300-foot (700 metre) Mount Mat Cincang, and marvel at the spectacular views of the Andaman Sea and numerous islands that make up the Langkawi archipelago. Following your descent, proceed to Atma Alam.
Batik Art Village (Atma Alam)
At this village you can observe the traditional art of beautiful fabric designs being created by accomplished artists using wax and dyes.
Rice is the bread of Asia, and a staple dish at every meal. On your way back to the ship, pause for a visit at this place resembling a delightful park. Visitors cross a bridge over mini-rice fields into a square with a museum and exhibits on display. The Rice Garden Museum is dedicated to the humble grain and its cultivation.
Leaving Laman Padi, head back to Tanjung Malai and the Star Cruise Jetty.
Please note: We recommend wearing lightweight clothing. To enter the gondola of the cable car, a short flight of steps must be climbed.
In case the cable car cannot operate due to unfavourable weather, a visit to the Wildlife Park will be substituted.