An Afternoon Birdwatching on Langkawi

An Afternoon Birdwatching
on Langkawi

Langkawi’s rich diversity of ecosystems and habitat types ensures a correspondingly rich diversity
in birdlife on the island. This is a wonderful excursion for future ornithologists or
a quest to mark new species for the more avid birder in their diary.

WHY THIS TOUR?

Langkawi’s World Geopark status has put this 99-island large archipelago on the map as an all-inclusive tourism destination, ideal for both beach seekers and those who enjoy nature and the abundance of wildlife present.

The extensive jungle landscape, entwined with rice paddy fields and rivers that meander through the ancient rainforest has become the new hotspot for ornithologist – avid birders have now recorded close to 230 species, some of them indigenous to Langkawi. Under the guidance of an experienced birder cum guide, a late afternoon exploration of watching colourful birds near Gunung Raya will be a colourful feast for the eyes.

TRAIL ITINERARY

An Afternoon Birdwatching on Langkawi

15:30 - 19:30

Blocking your afternoon off is a requirement to get the most of this educational day’s end of bird exploration. Together with your local birding expert and driver, you will set off from your Langkawi resort to the Gunung Raya, the highest mountain.

Along the way, plenty of natural corners, streams and open areas where bird tend to nest and find food pass by but with a clear goal in mind, our aim will be spotting some of the mountain birds. With your binoculars in your hand, your guide will lead the way in finding some spots where the largest chances are to spot species such as the Great Hornbill in their natural habitat. Armed with your list of confirmed birds spotted on Langkawi, you will head to various spots around the mountains where customers, on average, spot up to 40 species in the 4-hour touring.

This tour is not limited, to certain seasons. The constant flow of birds coming from all wind directions makes this a very educational and fun-filled exploration year-round. Many migratory birds head to the island between November until April when the temperatures are the most ideal for escaping the cooler climates. But with a permanent base of feathered friends even outside these months, we can assure you that Langkawi has grown in popularity throughout the year for bird watching.

During the afternoon, there will be time to enjoy coffee, tea and water. Just before dinner time, we will make our way back to the car and back to your resort.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

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INCLUSIONS

  • A joint half-day tour with a professional English-speaking birding guide.
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with professional driver
  • Use of binoculars
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
  • Two small bottles of drinking water during the trip
  • Local insurance coverage

EXCLUSIONS

  • Tours, inclusions of any kind and other services that are not outlined in the tour description
  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Compulsory Christmas, country-specific festival and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
  • Single supplement charges for single travelers, where applicable
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Supplements for transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
  • Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)

GOOD TO KNOW

  • This joint/seat-in-coach tour is operated with an English-speaking driver-cum-guide i.e. there is no private guide assigned.
  • The driver acts as the guide on this tour. Return transfers for this excursion apply only / are inclusive for customers staying along the most popular Langkawi regions i.e. Kuah Town, Cenang, Tengah and Kok. Transfers outside these areas, including any accommodation outside this area such as The Datai, The Andaman, Tanjung Rhu, Four Seasons & St. Regis and from/to Langkawi International airport are excluded. Supplements apply for customers who want to join this excursion outside one of these regions.
  • Tours and transfers are commonly operated by an English-speaking guide cum driver for smaller individual travellers.
  • A minimum number of guests are required on tours to have a separate guide and driver confirmed for privately-booked tour options.
  • Due to the nature of this tour, we regret to inform you that this excursion is not suitable for wheelchair users
  • As we trek through pristine parts of the rainforest, we are obliged to inform you in advance that there are no sanitary facilities en route to your final destination available.
  • We always will make efforts to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour.
  • Please note pickup and drop-off services may not be confirmed for customers staying at private residences, apartment complexes, or other non-registered tourism accommodations. Customers may be asked to meet at a nearby hotel for pick-up and drop off.
  • Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment. It the customer’s own responsibility to ensure that any camera, mobile telephone or other device is properly wrapped and protected against these elements. We cannot be held responsible in any way for negligence and/or not following suggestions for any damage related to this.
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sunrays still have an immense power.
  • We reserve the right to make necessary changes to the excursion in case of unfavourable weather conditions or situations where we are forced to make alterations to guarantee the safety of our guests.
  • The protection of the country’s flora and fauna is of immense importance for us. We will not pursue any activities for guests that are not in line with our animal, wildlife and environment protection principles.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours may be on request.
  • During this half-day birding expedition, guests will experience the jungle for a period of 3 hours.
  • As we travel through jungle and often have to wander into nature, it is recommendable to bring good, closed walking shoes, wear light cotton clothing (preferably earth-tones and green) and don’t forget your binoculars.
  • We are unable to guarantee seeing some of the island’s most famous birds during this tour. This tour is operated only in the afternoon.

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