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Ride an elephant into the foothills of Mt. Machincang–the 550 million year old mountain–in the only elephant ride into a Global UNESCO Geopark in the world.

Langkawi Elephant Adventures operates daily from 10AM to 6PM and is open regardless of whether Langkawi Cable Car is operating (due to weather conditions).

For bookings, visit Langkawi Elephant Adventures.

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Getting There (from Kuala Lumpur)

From Kuala Lumpur, visitors will have several travel options, including flight; and rail or road followed by ferry transfers.

By Air

Langkawi is best accessed by Air as it is serviced by a number of airlines including Malaysia Airlines, Air Asia, Firefly, Silk Air and other chartered flights.

From Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Airlines flies out of KLIA; Air Asia from the LCCT and Firefly from the recently refurbished Subang Airport. Flight times: 60 minutes from KLIA/LCCT and 75 minutes from Subang.

Book online at Malaysia Airlines, Air Asia or Firefly

Over Water

Visitors to Langkawi may also approach the island over water from three ports in Malaysia and one other in Thailand.

From Kuala Lumpur, visitors ought to find their way to Weld Quay on Penang; Kuala Kedah or Kuala Perlis to board ferries to Langkawi. Visitors travelling from Thailand can board a ferry from Satun to Langkawi. Ferry times: 2 3/4 hours from Penang; 90 minutes from Kuala Kedah and 45 minutes from Kuala Perlis

From Satun, ferry rides last about 30 minutes.

For more information, contact Langkawi Ferry Services.

By Road (Car)

Geographically, it would be impossible to "drive to Langkawi," obviously, but if you're planning to drive to a ferry terminal from anywhere other than Penang Island, we recommend you drive towards either Kuala Kedah or Kuala Perlis.

Furthermore, there are only two ferries out of Penang (at 8:15AM and 8:30AM), while there are more frequent (and therefore more flexible) ferries out of Kuala Kedah and Kuala Perlis.

Reecommended: Drive to Kuala Kedah. Exit at Alor Star (South) and look for signs to "Langkawi" or "Ferry Terminal."

By Road (Bus)

When opting the bus route, the most important factor is the choice of bus companies. Opt for bigger companies instead of smaller ones that often have you switch buses at smaller towns, sometimes leaving you stranded.

Take a bus to Butterworth (and then onto the Penang ferry to Weld Quay) but again, due to the timing of ferries, take a bus to Kuala Kedah or Kuala Perlis instead. The bus terminal at Kuala Perlis is adjacent to the ferry terminal. To get to Kuala Kedah, you will have to take a bus to Alor Star and a 20-minute taxi transfer to the ferry terminal from the bus terminal.

Recommended: Take bus to Kuala Perlis for convenience to the ferry terminal.

By Rail

Getting to Langkawi via rail would involve taking the train (KTM) to Arau, followed by a 20-minute taxi transfer to Kuala Perlis ferry terminal.

Recommended: Take a flight.

Once on Langkawi

Once on the island, we recommend you rent a car and head towards the north-western quadrant of the island that is also referred to as Pantai Kok or Burau Bay Other terms for reference would include "the Oriental Village," "Langkawi Cable Car" or "the Seven Wells Waterfalls."

Free maps of Langkawi are distributed at the airport and ferry terminal in Kuah, they come in handy.

A taxi ride to/fro the Oriental Village from most places on the island is equivalent to the rental price of a small car on the island.

Contact Langkawi Elephant Adventures

Langkawi Elephant Adventures
The Oriental Village
Burau Bay
07100 Langkawi
Kedah, Malaysia

Tel: +60.12.512.9200
Fax: +60.4.959.4959

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Updated December 29, 2010


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