Wetland and River Cruise
Geo Park: Life on the Brink. This tour takes us to the south of Langkawi where we take a boat and explore some of the most beautiful seascapes Malaysia has to offer. Join our Geopark guide on this most memorable outing of the best Langkawi has to offer and take home lasting impressions of this magical place.
Our guide will take us on board to explore the Kubang Badak river. We may have chances to observe the White-bellied Sea Eagles, Brahminy Kites, Kingfishers, Herons, Mudskippers, Fiddler Crabs and Monitor Lizards and if we are lucky the resident otter family. We will then join a local family for a delightful home cooked lunch. Next we head to a nearby jungle trail for a short 450m trek leads to a quite jungle pool for a refreshing swim before returning to the resort.
Next proceed to Kampung Kuantan – the highlight of the tour. Row upstream in a small unmotorised boat (tongkang) in the quiet darkness to witness the blinking trees. This scintillating display of fireflies portrays an image of a flashing Christmas tree.
On arrival at Pulau Ketam, take a leisurely stroll to see how an entire fishing community lives in a village where even the roads are build on stilts. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. After lunch, catch the ferry for return trip to Port Klang. Drive up to view the fabulous palace of the Selangor Sultan.
Explore estuarine/tidal forests and mangrove waterways, quaint fishing villages and unique mangrove flora and fauna; sample freshly caught seafood cooked in fresh ingredients
Visit fireflies sanctuary by the riverside. Mangrove swamp are along both side of the river, see display trees Sonneratia caseolaris (Berembang). Paddle with sampan (boat) and witness one of the nature’s wonders fireflies staring their light and developed striking synchronous flash pattern.
Shahbandar river taxi jetty, Cruise to the picturesque Pulau Duyung (Mermaid Island) fishing village, dot with brightly paint fishing boat. Visit a unique boat building at the fishing village of Duyung Island, beautifully squeeze in the middle of Terengganu River mouth
River Cruise has become an increasingly popular way of exploring and appreciating a fascinating aspect of the beauty of Sabah nature, especially the wildlife in the biodiversity-rich mangrove ecosystems and also the very rare species Proboscis Monkeys which can be found only in Borneo
Just an hour from Kota Kinabalu, cruising along the Tempasuk River will give you a glimpse of one of Sabah’s icons, the Proboscis Monkey! Along the cruise, you can observe the life of the local villagers there. A dramatic view of the sunset also awaits you at the end. Then, end the day with an unforgettable sight of the riverbanks glowing in the dark, lit up by hundreds of fireflies.
The Irrawaddy or snubfin dolphin inhabits rivers, estuaries and shallow coastal areas. The Santubong area is one of the best places in Sarawak to view this unusual looking marine mammal.
The Kuching Wetlands National Park a designated RAMSAR site (www.ramsar.org) is one of the most bio-diverse national parks in Sarawak. Cruise the picturesque Santubong and Pasir Pandak coastlines and try to spot the resident pods of rare Irrawaddy Dolphins barrel rolling in the surf. Then go in search of Proboscis Monkeys, Silver Leaf Monkeys, Macaques and be intrigued by the strange mudskippers at low tide.
Loagan Bunut National Park , that takes about two and a half hours from Miri City. Visit includes a stop at a small town Beluru, and the Berawan’s longhouse. Upon arrival at Loagan Bunut National Park, we take a boat trip to explore the lake and the surrounding forest to appreciate the magnificent scenery.
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