Mangrove boat tour on Langkawi through Kilim Geoforest Park

What to know about Kilim Geoforest Park

The Geoforest Park is an area that spans three connected river arms of the Kilim River from the village of Kisap to Tanjung Rhu. This geoforest park covers 100 square kilometers of area. There are two other Geoforest Parks in Langkawi, the Machinchang. Cambrian Geoforest Park and the Dayang Bunting Marble Geoforest Park.

The title Geopark corresponds to the definition of UNESCO, which gives the title to specifically protected areas. These are characterized by a special geological structure, which is exemplary for the Earth’s history. The landscape in Kilim Geoforest Park was formed circa 490-370 million years ago. It is a unique mangrove landscape, which meets limestone rocks in a karst landscape. Besides the geological value of the landscape, the protected area also has ecological, archaeological and cultural benefits. Primarily due to the fact that many of the small fishing communities in the park have been involved in its preservation, efforts are being made to make the expand the geopark as a destination for ecotourism.

Tourist Boat in Geoforest Park
Tourist Boat on Mangrove Tour

Cost of mangrove boat tour in Langkawi

The cost of the mangrove boat tour differs enormously, depending on where you book it. On the Internet, for example, you can find offers with the following providers:

The prices for boat tours online vary widely. Partly you pay per boat, partly per person. With some mangrove Tours the collection is inclusive. Also the duration of the boat tours in the Kilim Geoforest Park varies greatly. Some tours last only one hour. Most tours last two hours. Other tours are advertised as half-day tour, but last only three hours. In addition, one should note which goals you want to visit on the tour. Some tours are rather an island hopping for visitors who like to swim, other tours offer it to eat in the numerous fish restaurants. What is mostly not included in the tours not included are additional entrance fees, such as 2MYR for the bat caves. Furthermore, there are boat tours through the Kilim Geoforest Park but also kayak tours, for those who want to row themselves.

We did not book a tour, but went by scooter to the Tanjung Rhu Beach. There is a small jetty there. Already when parking the scooter we were asked if we would like to make a Boat tour would like to make. We have a private 3 hour tour without Bathing stop (we had no swimming things thereby) for 200MYR for 4 persons. negotiated. The price was per boat, which means also as a larger group would have we probably paid no more. You will probably not find this price online not find.

OUR TIP: Do not book tours online, but directly on site. On site.

Pier with boats
Pier at Tanjung Rhu Beach

Sights in Kilim Geoforest Park

Geological sights

According to the definition for Geopark, already the Landscape in Kilim Geoforest Park in Langkawi is well worth seeing. Lush green Mangrove forests stand between karst rocks. Deep caves are found in the limestone, some of which can be entered by boat when the water level is right. Other caves can be explored on foot. In many of these caves have also Dripstones formed as graceful stalactites hanging from the ceiling.

  • Kelawar Cave: Bat cave, where. hundreds of the animals hang from the ceiling. In addition, dripstones hang from the Ceiling. The entrance fee is 2 MYR (Note: Please be quiet and animals not too intensively illuminate with the flashlight)
  • Crocodile Cave: cave tunnel with stalactites, which can be passed by boat at low tide (there are no Crocodiles)
  • Langsir Cave: water-filled cave with Petrified shells, which can be navigated by small boats.
  • Cherita Cave: Two-cave system with fossilized underwater creatures and prehistoric cave paintings.
  • Dedap Cave: Cave tunnel that connects a bay With a brackish water lake connects.
  • Anak Tikus Island (also Baby Rats Island): Limestone rocks with numerous fossils
  • Langgun Lake: Langkawi’s second largest freshwater lake. on Langgun Island can be reached with a 45-minute hike.
  • Mempelam Bay: Bay with typical. Limestone formations and fossils that are witnesses of a prehistoric sea level rise are.
  • Tanjung Rhu: Largest sandy beach in Kilim. Geopark
Crocodile Cave

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