[Updated on 25 September 2021]
Can I travel to Langkawi?
Langkawi is one of the top destinations travellers visit when exploring Malaysia. And it's no surprise why. With its amazing bays of beautiful sandy white beaches, activities, attractions, and amazing food, it is definitely a must-visit destination! Now that it has reopened to fully-vaccinated domestic travellers, here's a 3D2N Langkawi itinerary for when you're planning a weekend trip to the beautiful island ?
P.S. Did you know that Genting Highlands, Melaka and Tioman Island will be reopening on October 1?
Day 1: Arrive in LangkawiVisit the Oriental Village
Located in Pantai Kok (on Langkawi’s Western side - just past the airport at Padang Matsirat), the Oriental Village is best known for being the home of the Langkawi Cable Car and Sky Bridge. This huge open-air themed complex that features a large lake, an art gallery, spas, animal exhibits, various retail stores and a good handful of local and international eateries. ?
Credit: Nursyazana Kahardy
There’s plenty of fun-filled activities available for people of varying ages (from bargain hunting or visiting the 3D art gallery to going on the sky bridge and cable car); making it the perfect destination if you’re travelling with friends or with your family! ?
Ride the Cable Car at Gunung Mat Chinchang
Also known as Mount Mat Chinchang, this famous landmark is a staggering 850 meters tall and is the second-highest mountain on the island. Once you’ve had your fill at the Oriental Village, you can head on over to the foothill of Gunung Mat Chinchang to take a ride on the highly popular cable car. ?
If you’re a fan of being up in high places, you’ll probably be thrilled to hear that the cable car stations are constructed at 709 metres above the sea level, giving you breath-taking views of the island – from the vast blue oceans and lush forests to the rugged mountainside of the Southern Thai border. Even those of you who had to brave your fear of heights will appreciate the picturesque sights. ?
Visit Art in Paradise LangkawiCredit: 3D Art Langkawi on Facebook
Once you’ve finished with your cable car ride up Gunung Mat Chinchang, don’t forget to stop by ‘Art in Paradise Langkawi’ right after. For those of you who are unfamiliar, ‘Art in Paradise’ is the largest 3D Art Gallery in Malaysia and the second largest in the world! ?
With 105 interactive art pieces contributed by 23 internationally renowned artists, the optical illusions found here will leave you stunned speechless and scrabbling for your cameras!
This place is amazing if you’re travelling with a group of friends or with your family (seriously, you’re going to need at least a second person to help you take some cool photos for your Instagram). And if you think that just because it’s an art gallery, all you can do is stand behind a red velvet rope and look at the pretty murals, think again! At Art in Paradise, you can run, jump, crawl and touch anything you see! ? It’s a hidden playground for both children and adults alike; plus it comes with a super cool and educational light show that you won’t want to miss. ?
Fuel your hunger at German Food CornerCredit: German Food Corner on Facebook
Replenish your energy after a day's worth of adventure at German Food Corner, a quaint eatery at the food court near the Cable Car. As one of the more unique cuisines offered in Langkawi, indulge in a nice German meal from a selection of their extensive menu. From sinful carbonara pasta to meat burgers and cheese schnitzel, you won't have any trouble with finding something you like here!
Day 2: See what Langkawi has to offerGet close to nature at Kilim Karst Geoforest Park
Start your second day with a little ‘meet & greet’ with Mother Nature. Spanning almost 100 square kilometres, the Kilim Karst Geoforest Park is a mere five-minute drive from Tanjung Rhu beach and is home to a variety of wildlife (which includes cute otters, huge monitor lizards, tree crabs and kite eagles), majestic limestone hills and pristine beaches. ?
There’s plenty of things to do here, like going on a little nature tour. Feel like you’re a part of a nature documentary as you take the mangrove river cruise; spotting interesting animals as well as taking in the dramatic landscapes and interesting limestone formation that took over 500 million years to form (with names like the ‘Temple of Borobodur’, ‘Elephant Stone’ and ‘Hanging Gardens’). You can even go exploring in Gua Kelawar bat caves – Batman not included, sorry! ?
Enjoy water sports at Cenang Beach
After thoroughly exploring the wonders of Kilim Karst, it’s time to hit the waves at Cenang Beach! From parasailing to banana boat rides, jet skiing and paddle boating, there’s bound to be a fun water sport activity for everyone. ?
Alternatively, you can also opt to go for a leisurely stroll by the beach; enjoying the sea breeze or playing in the sand and surf. ?️
Go Ziplining at Umgawa Legendary AdventuresCredit: Umgawa Legendary Adventures on Facebook
If you’re an adrenaline junkie who needs their fix, you’ll be pleased to note that Umgawa Legendary Adventures - a world-class ziplining eco-adventure park - is there to add a rush into your trip!
Credit: Umgawa Legendary Adventures on Facebook
Before visitors can even start on their amazing zip line adventures, someone from the Umgawa Operations team will give a detailed briefing on all the activities available followed by some general safety tips. You’ll also be assigned an experienced and knowledgeable guide to help you out as you zip line through the rainforest in order to enjoy some truly unique and spectacular views of the peak of Gunung Mat Chinchang, the Seven Wells Waterfall and the Andaman Sea. ?
Credit: Umgawa Legendary Adventures on Facebook
And if you’re worried about safety, rest assured that Umgawa ziplining courses were assembled by a team of some of the most experienced and advanced construction, equipment and safety engineers from throughout the world; making it safe for people of all ages to enjoy. ?
Dine at Santai @ Kuza & Luka Cafe
Satiate your hunger and take a break in the air-conditioned space of Santai Cafe. Located in a small village between Cenang Beach and Padang Matsirat town, this is a convenient eatery for you to take relax and enjoy the variety of dishes that range from Asian and Western cuisine. Whether you go for a lovely bowl of beef hotpot or delicious mee kari, you'll be guaranteed to leave the restaurant with a happy and full stomach ?
Day 3: Leaving LangkawiVisit the Langkawi Wildlife Adventure ParkCredit: Langkawi Wildlife Park on Facebook
Before the vacation comes to an end, make one last stop to visit Langkawi’s Wildlife Adventure Park. An animal lover’s paradise, this fully covered wildlife park features a beautify orchid garden, a walk-in aviary and hosts over 150 different species of adorable, easy to maintain animals and birds from different parts of the world – including South East Asia, Africa, South America, Australia, Russia and of course from Malaysia! ?
Credit: Langkawi Wildlife Park on Facebook
Unlike in regular zoo’s where visitors can only view the animals through a plane of thick glass, at Langkawi’s Wildlife Adventure Park, will be able to touch, hand-feed and even take photos with some of the animals too! From the colourful macaws and prickly porcupines to lithe civets and majestic eagles, this park is a place that everyone (regardless of age) can enjoy! ?
Credit: WIL on Flickr
And that concludes our article on a relaxed but fun-filled 3D2N itinerary in Langkawi. Blessed with stunning natural landscapes, pristine beaches and fun-filled attractions that are suitable for people of all ages, it’s no wonder why Langkawi is such a popular tourist destination spots. So, if you feel inspired to plan your next beach getaway trip to Langkawi, we hope this article will be able to help you out! ?