Langkawi offers some truly unforgettable sights and experiences on this tour to the Kilim Nature Park; an escape to another world. Spread over an area of 100 sq km, the Kilim Nature Park features a beautiful mix of well-protected green mangrove forests, isolated white beaches and blue lagoons. As you cruise down the calm, winding river, you will observe the wonders of the park’s marine ecosystem, its flora and fauna and the natural inhabitants such as the over-hanging ‘Bogak Trees’, Brown Eagles, Tree Crabs, Monitor Lizards and Macaques.
Also enjoy the scenic and spectacular views of unique limestone rock formations emerging from the floor of the mangrove swamp and seabed. These fascinating geological wonders have been given various names such as the Temple Of Borobodur, the Elephant Stone and the Hanging Gardens. Explore the Gua Kelawar (Bat Cave) and seeped in fabled tales of mysteries and romance. Finally, enjoy watching the farming of fish in specialised farms in the open sea.
Langkawi Mangrove Tour Activities Packages
Trek the mangrove forest reserve via boat and learn about its ecology, medicinal plants, migratory birds and role in nursing juvenile marine life. Langkawi’s coastal zone are fringed with extensive mangrove forests sprawling over 3200 ha. Mangrove habitats mammals as long tailed macaque, duskly leaf monkey, squirrels and others. Bird such as eagles and herons, reptiles such as lizards, crocodiles and reticulated python and fishes ranging more than 40 species including crap.
Visit floating modern fish farm and local fish farm . Our boat will drop you at the floating fish farm in a secluded cove surrounded by high vertical limestone and granite cliffs. You will have a wild time hand-feeding the rays. There are also a number of sea creatures kept in the ‘tanks’ but we shall not reveal too much – it’s well worth the trip.
Bats and Crocodile Cave
Gua Kelawar – Bats Cave
Visit the Bats Caves (Gua Kelawar) where you will have the chance to experience one of the freakiest experiences of your life! The experience of watching the bats around and close to you, the wind of flying bats, the sound of nervous laugher, bats squeaking and much all make the more intense sense experience you will ever have.
Gua Buaya – Langkawi Crocodile Cave
The Gua Buaya, which means Crocodile Cave, is a unique cave through which the Kilim River actually flows. It is accessible by a small boat during low tide. Though named after its early inhabitants, the cave is not influenced by crocodiles anymore. You can check out the brilliant limestone formations and colonies of bats here.
Hole In The Wall Restaurants – Restaurants and Fish Farm
The Hole In Wall Restaurants
The Hole in the Wall is a floating restaurant located inside the fish farm at the Kilim estuary on the northern part of the Langkawi Island. It is the only floating restaurant in the island of Langkawi.This fish farm lies within the vicinity of the verdant mangrove forests and the striking limestone structures formations along the Kilim River. Interestingly, the Hole in the Wall Fish farm got its name from a little opening in a long line of limestone hills at the outskirts of the Andaman Sea.
The Hole in the Wall Fish farm & Restaurant housed in this fish farm is an excellent eatery where you can relish a sumptuous sea-food lunch or dinner under the open sky.
In fact the specialty of this restaurant is that they serve the freshest seafood cooked in authentic Malay style in Langkawi. You can savor the traditional Malay dishes consisting of King crabs, prawns, stingrays, snappers, garoupas and lobsters. The delightful experience of alfresco dining with the backdrop of Kilim river and mangrove trees is worth cherishing! The seafaring yachts anchored around also imparts a different charm to the place. After you finish eating you may indulge in one or a two drinks or cocktails at the floating bar of this restaurant.
Eagle feeding and Fish feeding activities
Eagle feeding is one of the must do thing in Langkawi . It will be your best magical moment .
During a tour of the mangrove forest, your tour may enter a small cove set aside for eagle feeding. The feeding starts with the boat circling the cove while revving its engine. This apparently translates to a dinner bell for the eagles, who associate boat engines with fishermen, who often discard small fish caught in their nets, which the eagles easily catch.
Once the eagles start circling, our guide began tossing chicken entrails on to the water. After the boat had moved off a little, the circling eagles began swooping down across the water to grab up the food. At one point, it appeared that there were at least 20 eagles circling and feeding.
Eventually, some larger sea eagles moved in on the action and joined the competition for what was left. The eagles continued feeding until all the chicken pieces were gone from the surface of the cove.
As we left the cove, we could see some eagles perched in the mangrove trees and got a couple of good pictures of them.
For other activites like fish feeding .. visit Dangli Island and experiencing the excitement of fish feeding …