Cruise through a nature park of winding rivers, dense mangroves, isolated islands and limestone rock formations where you’ll observe bats in a cave, eagles feeding, and several species of Malaysian fish being farmed in the river. Drive across the ruggedly mountainous archipelago of rainforests, lakes and waterfalls of Langkawi before arriving at Kilim Jetty where you’ll board a boat and cruise through an ecosystem of winding rivers. Pass dense mangroves, isolated islands and limestone rock formations before reaching the Bat Cave.
You’ll walk along a wooden platform into the heart of this underworld where many fruit bats can be seen hanging from the ceiling upside down, as well as bizarrely shaped stalagmites and stalactites. A nearby fish farm that floats on a wooden platform allows you to see and even feed some of the harvested species including silver-colored shooting fish, black stingrays and horseshoe crabs. You’ll also watch an eagle feeding that offers a close-up look at some of the park’s raptors, such as the White-bellied Fish Eagle and Brahminy Kite.
Need to Know:
Note: This tour involves approximately 2 hours of moderate walking/standing with some to negotiate. Participants should be in good physical condition. Pathways can become slippery when wet. Flat, closed-toe, comfortable hiking or sport shoes with a non-slip sole are recommended. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; a towel from the ship; and binoculars are recommended.