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Malaysia: eSIM Roaming Mobile Data Plan

1. Malaysia: eSIM Roaming Mobile Data Plan

Make your trip to Malaysia hassle-free with a convenient eSIM. Stay connected on your travels with high-speed coverage in Malaysia and other countries. Purchase and install your eSIM anytime and anywhere, and choose from a variety of data packages, validity options, and coverage in additional countries. Simply scan the eSIM QR code to access all your essential apps on your trip. Avoid the trouble of managing multiple SIMs with this zero-waste solution. Get one eSIM per device and top up by simply buying and activating additional eSIM plans as you go. Once activated, your coverage will begin according to your selected duration. Upgrade to coverage in 8 Countries including Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Hong Kong, and South Korea. All iPhone models launched after iPhone XS can support eSIM. For Android, if you are unsure, please check with the guideline photo for eligibility. If you can not connect to the internet after installing this eSIM, please follow the Self Help Troubleshooting Guide in your GYG voucher. APN (Access Point Name): internet Malaysia: Celcom/Digi The rest of the countries will be available in the voucher info in your GetYourGuide app after purchase.

Langkawi: Full-Day Mangrove Safari Boat Tour with Lunch

2. Langkawi: Full-Day Mangrove Safari Boat Tour with Lunch

Your 4-hour journey takes you on a voyage of exploration through the mangroves of Langkawi, to discover exotic plants and animal species. Many of them survive by ingenious methods in a dynamic environment of constant change, dictated by the rise and fall of the tides. Following a short drive to the jetty, get on board a boat and explore the mangrove forests and ancient limestone outcrops of the northeast of the island. Mangrove forests play an essential part in maintaining the ecological balance of the world. They influence the climate, provide shelter, and act as major nurseries for fish and shrimps. As you drift through the mangroves, look out for the bizarre land walking fishes. Watch out too for bright flashing kingfishers, and look up to see eagles and kites. If you are very lucky, you might see curious otters and playful dolphins. And don’t forget the little critters, however creepy and crawly they might seem. They are all playing a vital role in this unique environment. The optional lunch is a fixed menu comprising of chicken fried rice and iced drink of the day. The tour includes a 30-minute beach stop, dependent on sea and weather conditions. The total length of the tour is 6 hours, including the 2-hour round-trip transfer from your hotel.

Langkawi: Skycab 5-In-1 Entry Tickets with Express Lane

3. Langkawi: Skycab 5-In-1 Entry Tickets with Express Lane

Arrive at the Base Station which is conveniently located in the foothill of the Machincang Mountain. From here, ascend up the slopes via the cable car system admiring the spectacular flora and fauna that surrounds the area as you ride. When you reach the intermediate cable car station on the eastern ridges, admire the incredible 360-degree views over the eastern cliffs and the 3 vertical chimneys. The journey from the Base Station to Middle Station will cover 1,700 meters in distance. Upon reaching the Middle Station at an elevation of 650 m above sea level, alight and walk up to the viewing platforms. From here, enjoy the panoramic view of the main island as well as the many surrounding islands. Next, ascend to the Top Station where you will find 2 viewing platforms. Be amazed by the unfolding dramatic views that showcase the most unique and exciting features of Machincang. Marvel at the dominating rock tower peaks and spectacular panoramas of the Langkawi Islands and Southern Thailand. Soak up the dramatic views of the deep chasms, overhangs, cliff walls, and isolated pinnacles. Upgrade with the Express Lane option and save time with a skip-the-line ticket. Both options include access to a variety of attractions including Skydome, SkyRex, and 3d Arts Langkawi.

4-Hour Jet Ski Tour Dayang Bunting 8 Islands, Langkawi

4. 4-Hour Jet Ski Tour Dayang Bunting 8 Islands, Langkawi

Spend an exciting 4 hours exploring 8 beautiful islands of Dayang Bunting on your very own jet ski. Jet skiing is the most fun way to explore the islands and after a short tutorial you will be free to skim across the surface of the tranquil waters at your own pace. One of the islands is home to an active monkey population that you will see playing amongst the trees as you approach. Then, float along as you discover the island's fresh water lake- the largest in Malaysia. Pregnant Maiden lake is so-called because of the outline of hills and rocky outcrops resembling the shape of a pregnant maiden lying on her back. Then swim in its fresh water, which legend has it promotes fertility. During the 4 hours, you will have the opportunity to take part in a wide range of activities. Leave your jet skis and trek through the abundant jungle, or jump in a kayak to further discover the waters surrounding the island. Whatever you decide, you will be in awe of the stunning scenery that surrounds you.

Langkawi UNESCO Global Geopark Mangrove Cruise

5. Langkawi UNESCO Global Geopark Mangrove Cruise

Navigate an extraordinary maze of tree roots and mangrove forest created over millennia in the unique Langkawi UNESCO Global Geopark formed on 99 islands that make up the legendary Langkawi Archipelago. Encounter abundant wildlife, including land-walking fish, vivid kingfishers, eagles, otters, and dolphins. This delicately balanced ecosystem is responsible for the wide variety of species in the Andaman Sea. Depart the mangrove forest and marvel at the majestic limestone rock formations that rise dramatically from the ocean. This ancient coral thrust into the sky millions of years ago is home to a unique group of plants found nowhere else on earth!

Langkawi: Island Hopping Tour

6. Langkawi: Island Hopping Tour

Your tour begins bright and early, your guide picking you up between 8:30 and 9:00 AM, en route to the Langkawi jetty. As you head to Pulau Dayang Bunting, the first island on your itinerary, you’ll stop along the way to feed Langkawi’s famous eagles, who will dive majestically into the water to retrieve pieces of chicken that your boatman chucks off the side of the boat. After the 20 minute ride, you’ll arrive at the unspoiled paradise of Pulau Dayang Bunting, known for its vast freshwater lake, surrounded on all sides by forested mountains. Rent some paddle-boats, snorkel, or just have a leisurely dip in the lake — it’s up to you. After exploring the area and taking in the lush vistas, head back to the boat, bound for Pulau Singa Besar. One of the more untouched islands in the Langkawi archipelago, keep your eyes peeled for freely roaming peacocks, monkeys, and prehistoric monitor lizards as you wander the verdant beach. The last stop on your tour is Pulau Beras Basah, a tiny island prized for its soft sand beach, replete with palm trees and crystal clear waters. Relax during your hour of free time, or wander down the pier for a better view onto the tropical sea. Afterwards, you’ll hop back onto the boat, reflecting on the island splendor of Langkawi as you head comfortably back to your hotel.

Langkawi: Mangrove Kilim UNESCO Geopark & Cave Tour

7. Langkawi: Mangrove Kilim UNESCO Geopark & Cave Tour

Start the tour with a hotel or port pickup by the local driver and transfer to the jetty. Travel by boat through the twists and turns of the Kilim River through the maze created by aerial roots and thick fleshy leaves of the mangrove trees. Keep your eyes peeled for animals that make their home in this delicately balanced ecosystem which is responsible for the health and wide variety of species in the Andaman Sea. Also, see how the mangrove area is a perfect environment for cottage industries such as fish farms. Make your first stop when the boatman stops the engine and throws some chicken pieces out into the water to invite the eagles. Marvel as eagles dive down just next to you and claw up the chicken pieces as they soar into the sky. Then, venture out of the mangroves to admire majestic limestone rock formations and sea stacks that rise dramatically from the ocean. This ancient coral thrust into the sky millions of years ago is home to a unique and ancient group of plants found nowhere else on earth. After this, set off to explore darkened bat caves and seeped in fabled tales of mysteries and romance. Visit a floating fish farm in a secluded cove surrounded by high vertical limestone and granite cliffs. Spend a wild time hand-feeding the rays and be surprised by the other sea creatures who inhabit the tanks. After this, the boat will make your way back to the jetty and the driver will drop off from where you started from.

Malaysia: eSim Mobile Data Plan

8. Malaysia: eSim Mobile Data Plan

Make your trip to Malaysia hassle-free with a convenient eSIM. Stay connected on your travels with high-speed coverage in Malaysia and choose a plan that works in other countries as well. Buy and install the eSIM anywhere and start using it straight away, without a physical SIM. Pick your favorite data package that suits your needs, and decide if you want coverage in 8 other countries, including Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Hong Kong, and South Korea. Scan the eSIM QR code to start surfing and access your apps. Once you activate it, your coverage will begin for the selected duration of time. Top up and purchase an additional SIM plan if you need it. Remember to choose the carrier in Malaysia, which varies depending on the plan. It is usually Maxis, Celecom, or Digi. Most devices released after 2019 are compatible with eSIM (e.g. iPhone XR, XS of models beyond, Google Pixel 4 and beyond). If you are unsure, please check the compatibility guideline photo to confirm eligibility.

Private Guided Island Tour of Langkawi

9. Private Guided Island Tour of Langkawi

Langkawi, one of Malaysia's most picturesque areas has been designated as a UNESCO Global Geopark, Southeast Asia's first. This cluster of 99 islands offers beautiful beaches, world-class infrastructure, ultra-cheap duty-free shopping and fascinating myths and legends. Explore this amazing part of the world as you want to on this private guided tour. Head up to the thrilling cable car ride to the summit of Mount Matchinchang - Langkawi's second highest mountain - for an incredible view of the entire main island and beyond. You can also visit the Saltwater Hot Spring, Telaga Tujuh (The Seven Wells) and the Blacksands Beach. Or if you're more outdoorsy, why not go trekking through the pristine rainforest that blankets most of Langkawi or take a boat tour of the mangroves at UNESCO Kilim Geoforest Park All of these options are available to you - you decide where you want to go and we'll take you there!

Mangrove Safari along Kilim River: 4-Hour Kayaking Tour

10. Mangrove Safari along Kilim River: 4-Hour Kayaking Tour

Depending on the tidal conditions, you can begin the tour at the coast and make your way upriver through the lush Kilim Karst Geopark, or begin upriver and float down to the coast through a network of meandering river passages. Along the way, stop to explore the mysteries of the Bat Cave, or to observe some of the many exotic plants and animal species adapting ingenious ways to thrive in a habitat dictated by the ebb and flow of the ocean tides, including kingfishers, herons, mudskippers, and monitor lizards. After about 1.5 hour into your kayaking adventure, arrive at a local fish farm/floating restaurant where you can enjoy an optional lunch (if you select the option with lunch). Savor locally prepared ingredients including seabass and refreshments. Once you've finished your lunch and had a short rest, begin the leisurely journey back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Langkawi

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4.5
(332 reviews)

Our guide and boat skipper very good with information. They cared for the environment which is definitely a must for the area. Recommend this tour, only two half hours, but see everything, boat ride back in the ocean was a great fun way to finish.

Well worth the money - 4 hours on a jet ski and visiting islands, with a freshwater lake, limestone formations and eagle watching spot on the way. Our guide, Shadow, was humorous and shared many interesting folklores. Would recommend!

Thanks a lot to Ram, our driver. Very friendly and informative. We highly appreciated his island tips.

Excellent! Fauzan definitely knows how to entertain the crowd. Great tour.

The pick up was slightly late but after that it was a fabulous day