Perfect Itinerary: Langkawi Travel Bubble and Beyond

Visitors looking to return to Southeast Asia can take advantage of Langkawi’s travel bubble and explore Malaysia with EXO Travel, a Malaysia-based tour operator.

Guests begin their trip upon arriving at Langkawi Airport where they are transferred to their hotel after meeting their English-speaking guide. The next day is theirs to explore with the chance to relax and enjoy all the resort has to offer: sun and beach fun, pool, spa and more.

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Travelers are taken on a private boat trip on day three, enjoying a river cruise through the mangrove forest of the Kilim Geoforest Park where they can marvel at the impressive limestone rock formations, sea stacks and ancient plants pushed to the surface millions of years ago. . The cruise takes passengers along the river to the Andaman Sea for a beach stop before lunch at a floating restaurant.

The fourth day is also free for travelers. They can explore the local town with their guide or simply choose to relax at the resort.

The following day, guests have the chance to see what Langkawi is like from an aerial perspective. Guests board Malaysia’s longest cable car and ascend Mount Machinchang where they can also stroll along the curved SkyBridge. The day ends with a sunset cruise from Resorts World Langkawi. Guests sail aboard a catamaran with cocktails in hand as the sun sets. On board, visitors can cool off in the saltwater jacuzzi while keeping an eye out for dolphins and enjoying a barbecue dinner.

Cable car ride in Malaysia. (photo via Tourism Malaysia)

Days six and seven are also free with time to explore with a local guide or enjoy the resort. This is also the last day to enjoy Langkawi before continuing to Kuching.

On the first night in Kuching, you can sample local Dayak cuisine at Lepau Restaurant or explore a local dining venue, Top Spot, on your own.

The next day is dedicated to exploring Bako National Park. A 30-minute cruise along the coast brings visitors to the park, one of Sarawak’s oldest national parks. It is also home to 275 rare proboscis monkeys, found only in Borneo. Visitors will also see silver langurs, bearded pigs and monitor lizards.

Travelers can explore the vast park on a variety of walking trails. It is also a paradise for bird lovers with the rufous-backed kingfisher, stork-billed kingfisher, rufous-crowned barbet, white-bellied woodpecker and many more.

Kuching Heritage Trail Night View
Kuching Heritage Trail Night View (photo via Tourism Malaysia)

On Day 10, guests visit Lake Batang Ai where they board a rowboat and travel upstream to Nanga Sumpa, for a stay at the Borneo Adventure lodge.

The next day, guests continue upstream on the rowboat to the scenic Enseluai Waterfall where there is swimming and a barbecue lunch.

Guests return to the lodge for dinner and can then spend time with local Ibans at the Nanga Sumpa longhouse.

On the final day, guests travel downstream to the jetty at Batang Ai Lake and, on the way back to Kuching, stop at the Semenggoh Orangutan Rehabilitation Center where they watch rangers feed the orangutan -utan.