With two days in Langkawi, you’ll have enough time to visit the island’s star attractions, spend some time out on the water, and get off the beaten track to experience a bit of the rural countryside. Read on for tips on how to plan your ultimate 48 hours in the Langkawi archipelago.
Day 1: Island Sightseeing
Morning: Kick off your trip with an early morning visit to two of Langkawi’s most popular attractions, the SkyCab cable car and the Langkawi Sky Bridge. Ride one of the world’s steepest cable cars to soak up the 360-degree views across the archipelago from high above the jungle canopy. Choose a guided tour for hassle-free hotel pickup and drop-off.
Afternoon: Now that you’ve seen Langkawi’s star attractions, get off the beaten path this afternoon with a tour of the island. Visit rice paddies, rubber plantations, rural villages, and art galleries as you make your way through the countryside. Many tours include visits to notable landmarks, such as Mahsuri’s Tomb and Eagle Square.
Night: This evening, take a walking tour of Kuah Town, the Langkawi capital and a hub of activity on Pulau Langkawi. Snap some photos in Eagle Square, watch the sunset over the Andaman Sea, then do some shopping in this commercial center known for its duty-free goods.
Day 2: Outdoor Adventure
Morning: Discover the beauty of Langkawi’s underwater world with a full day of snorkeling or scuba diving in Pulau Payar Marine Park. Alternatively, hop on a Jet Ski for a guided tour of the Langkawi archipelago with a stop at Dayang Bunting Island to swim in Malaysia’s largest freshwater lake.
Afternoon: If you’re not out enjoying a day of snorkeling, spend your afternoon kayaking through Langkawi’s mangrove forests, parasailing high above the sea, ziplining through the jungle canopy, or bird-watching in the Langkawi rain forest. Families might consider a visit to Langkawi Underwater World and Crocodile Farm.
Night: For your last night in Langkawi, set sail on the Andaman Sea for a leisurely sunset cruise. Enjoy tropical cocktails from an open bar, and feast on a barbecue buffet dinner as you watch the sun dip below the horizon.