• 11 things to do in Langkawi to get an adrenaline rush!

11 things to do in Langkawi to get an adrenaline rush!

Langkawi has SO much to do while you’re there. It’s very tourist friendly and many people from KL come here for vacation to find a little adventure in nature.

11 things to do in Langkawi

  1. Jet Ski island tour

langkawi jet ski tour This was my favorite part of Langkawi! You can go to 8 islands and see a lot of major natural attractions at once through Mega water sports at Chenang beach. I wrote a whole article about it here: Jet Ski Langkawi

Price: $125 USD for two people on one Jet Ski

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  1. Rhino 4WD tour waterfall stop

11 things to do in Langkawi to get an adrenaline rush!

11 things to do in Langkawi to get an adrenaline rush!

11 things to do in Langkawi to get an adrenaline rush!No, there aren’t rhinos in Langkawi… Oh wait, was I only one who thought maybe there were? Rhino is the type of 4-wheeler that you can take a tour of the mangroves on. It’s such a blast riding around the rivers, jungle, paddy fields, and is a unique way to sight see. With our tour we got to go to a waterfall during the middle and learn more about the rubber trees that are all around the island. Tip: wear sunblock and mosquito spray.

Price: 249 ringgit for 2 people in one car, 1 hour tour ($60 USD)

Location: Naam Paku Pakis Activity Center at Tanjung Rhu beach

  1. Parasailing

11 things to do in Langkawi to get an adrenaline rush!

11 things to do in Langkawi to get an adrenaline rush!

11 things to do in Langkawi to get an adrenaline rush!

11 things to do in Langkawi to get an adrenaline rush!

11 things to do in Langkawi to get an adrenaline rush!I hadn’t been parasailing since I was a kid but thought it wouldn’t be that great since it’s not a huge adrenaline rush. It still wasn’t such a rush, except when you first kick off from the boat, BUT the reason this is a must in Langkawi is the view! There are 99 islands making up Langkawi and you can see the islands, white sand, and different shades of blue water from up high. It’s quite a view! Take a goPro up with you around your wrist.

Price: 245 ringgits ($60 USD) for 10 minutes for 1 person, 358 for 2 people

Location: Naam Paku Pakis Activity Center at Tanjung Rhu beach

  1. Go Karting at Morac

11 things to do in Langkawi to get an adrenaline rush!

11 things to do in Langkawi to get an adrenaline rush!Ben and I go-kart whenever we see a new place! We love the one in Goa. This one kicked Goa’s butt though! It’s a professional track (who knew they had those?) and was really long.

Price: 38 ringgits for 10 minutes ($9 USD)

Location: Morac International Karting Circuit Sdn. Bhd. Lot 67, Jalan Pantai Cenang, Mukim Kedawang

  1. Mangrove Tour

11 things to do in Langkawi to get an adrenaline rush!

11 things to do in Langkawi to get an adrenaline rush!

11 things to do in Langkawi to get an adrenaline rush!

11 things to do in Langkawi to get an adrenaline rush!

11 things to do in Langkawi to get an adrenaline rush!

11 things to do in Langkawi to get an adrenaline rush!With this tour you’ll go down Tanjung Rhu river and through manmade channels in the mangroves. You’ll start at Kilim river to see the HUGE bat caves which are quite stinky but very cool. You can see the area where all the eagles eat, go in “crocodile cave” which apparently no longer has crocs, and end with lunch at Mangrove Fish Farm. The fish farm has sting rays and you can actually feed them… just by sticking your hand hear their slimy mouths- such as weird ass feeling but loved it! We didn’t have lunch here because it was only 11 am but most people did. Tip: There is a chance to swim at Long beach so pack a swimsuit! 

Price: 165 ringgits ($40 USD) for 3.5 hour tour, 350 per boat

Location: Naam Paku Pakis Activity Center at Tanjung Rhu beach

  1. SkyCab & SkyBridge

11 things to do in Langkawi to get an adrenaline rush!

11 things to do in Langkawi to get an adrenaline rush!

11 things to do in Langkawi to get an adrenaline rush!The SkyCab is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Langkawi since it’s steepest on earth, 708 meters high on Mt Machincang. It is the longest single robe cable car in the world – 950 meters! At first I wasn’t really sure what the appeal was since the cable cars go slow… but it’s not so much about the ride as it is the view you get from the ride.

11 things to do in Langkawi to get an adrenaline rush!

11 things to do in Langkawi to get an adrenaline rush! The views were 10x as cool as parasailing and I was bummed Ben was afraid of the height and didn’t come. The water was so blue against the white sand and seeing all the islands spread out was pretty damn cool, you can actually see Thailand. I know I sound like Sarah Palin here, but you really could.

11 things to do in Langkawi to get an adrenaline rush!

11 things to do in Langkawi to get an adrenaline rush!

11 things to do in Langkawi to get an adrenaline rush!I didn’t go across the SkyBridge (which is 100 meters off the ground and the longest curved bridge in the world) because it was about 4 pm and I’d been in the sun all day with a pretty bad burn. Tip: Pay extra for the VIP cab for nice seats, or ones with glass floors. Check out the SkyDome video before hand, which is 3D-ish and really neat. 

Price: SkyCab for adults 30 ringgits ($7 USD), or 85 for glass bottom, 20 for childen. SkyDome is 15 ringgits. Pay 50 ringgits to get in express no wait lane.

Location: Oriental Village, Burau Bay

  1. Interactive 3D Museum

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langkawi 3d museumBrand new to Langkawi, and the biggest 3D museum in Malaysia this is actually a LOT of fun. I didn’t even know what a 3D museum was, but we went through taking all kinds of silly pictures. I think only the photos can explain what this place is all about. I have a whole post: Photo Gallery 3D museum (Coming soon, I know you can’t wait ;))

Price: 30 ringgits for adult ($7 USD), 28 for child, and free for child under 2.

Location: Oriental Village, Burau Bay

11 things to do in Langkawi to get an adrenaline rush!

  1. Mardi fruit farm

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11 things to do in Langkawi to get an adrenaline rush!This is an agrotechnology park where fruits are grown without pesticides. Ben and I had seen much of this in Goa, but I can imagine if you come from somewhere less tropical this would be a big learning experience. You can try new fruits like star fruit, dragon fruit, water apple, and yellow watermelon.

Price: 25 ringgit per person

Location: Jalan Padang Gaong, Lubuk Semilang

  1. Ayer Hangat Spa Village

11 things to do in Langkawi to get an adrenaline rush!

11 things to do in Langkawi to get an adrenaline rush!This complex has the only salt water hot spring in Langkawi and hosts a spa and private jaccuzi’s you can rent out. The hot springs are great for soaking your feet then going for a walk on the “reflexoloy path”.

I only lasted about 30 seconds because I have such sensitive feet walking on stones. I went for a foot scrub & massage here which was heavenly; read more on my article spas in Langkawi. They also have stingless bees making honey… something I never knew existed.

Price: $something… I can’t remember!

Location: 16 Jalat Air Hangat, Mukim Air Hangat

  1. Sunset dinner cruise

11 things to do in Langkawi to get an adrenaline rush!

11 things to do in Langkawi to get an adrenaline rush!

11 things to do in Langkawi to get an adrenaline rush!

11 things to do in Langkawi to get an adrenaline rush!I think a lot of companies offer something like this – but not all of them can say Pitbull took their cruise ;)

11 things to do in Langkawi to get an adrenaline rush!

11 things to do in Langkawi to get an adrenaline rush!

11 things to do in Langkawi to get an adrenaline rush!

11 things to do in Langkawi to get an adrenaline rush!Really! This was Ben’s favorite part of the trip. The food was great, the boat was really cool and there were only 6 of us on the trip. They treated us great with cold towels, free booze, ponchos at the end when it rained, and lots of laughs. I have to say that the photo above was taken by Ben, or he will feel used as my photographer haha.

Price: 200 ringgit per person ($48 UD)

Location: boat takes off from main Naam office in Kuah.

  1. Night Market

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best restaurants in langkawiThe market can move around, but there are two big ones (Wed. and Sat.) in Kuah that are really nice. It’s half food, half clothing. Most of the food is very unique and not westerinized. Go with an open mind and try new things! I tried a few, but to be totally honest I didn’t love the food- I am not a very adventurous eater. I like lots of the snacks but not the fish ones which are frequent, because I’m not much of a fish eater. Check out my post on what to eat in Langkawi.

Price: free to enter

location: Kuah

More fun things to do in Langkawi

You could try aintball, horseback riding, helicopter rides, dirt bikes, zorbing, paintballing, Craft Complex for souvenirs, Eagle square, snorkeling at Pewar island where there are sometimes reef sharks. Just and see all the tours they offer. They have tours for every budget – just filter to adventure ones!

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About the Author:

Rachel Jones left a career in nursing and lived on the beaches of Goa, India for the five years. Now she lives in Mexico where she gives advice on the 40+ countries she’s visited in the last 10 years. She’s the author of two India travel e-books: Guide to India and Insider’s Guide to Goa. Her blog, Werkenntwen, like its name, is a contradiction combining off-beat adventurous places with glamorous and bespoke travel. Werkenntwen has been featured in ELLE, Marie Claire, Grazia, and Cosmopolitan magazines. She’s a writer for Bravo TV.

9 Comments

  1. Tim UrbanDuniya August 19, 2015 at 9:13 pm - Reply

    3D Museum and SkyCab for me!! Great ideas – would love to visit :)

    • Rachel Jones August 20, 2015 at 10:37 am - Reply

      I’m surprised you chose 3d museum! It is very cool though

  2. Courtney February 13, 2016 at 4:54 am - Reply

    So many great ideas!! Where would you recommend is the best place to stay in Langkawi to have access to all these activities?

    • Rachel Jones February 13, 2016 at 6:55 pm - Reply

      Hmmm the best place… it really is up to you, it’s such a small island you could stay anywhere!

  3. [email protected]@rediffmail.com October 21, 2016 at 6:18 pm - Reply

    I would like to make a travel with my wife and sons ( 21 yrs and 14 years) Like to spend around 8/10 days in Malayasia. Could you kindly plan a detailed itinery, and break up of cost per day basis.

  4. Diana November 21, 2016 at 10:06 pm - Reply

    Hi, you didn’t mention which company’s sunset cruise you guys went on

  5. Jen Sims December 8, 2016 at 4:41 pm - Reply

    Great advice throughout the article. Disappointed that you would recommend elephant riding at the end.

    • Rachel Jones December 8, 2016 at 6:08 pm - Reply

      Hi Jen, when I was reading through all my pamphlets on things to do it was listed so I typed it – but you’re right it’s not good and I don’t recommend it, I actually wrote about my feelings on that in another post about sea world and will remove that from the end.

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