Gua Kelawar Cave

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Time Required : 2-3 hours

Entry Fee : RM 200 - RM 500 for boat and tour guide

Timings : 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM every day

Kilim Karst Geoforest Park, Langkawi Overview

A stunning landscape around three interconnected estuaries is the Kilim Geoforest Park, located near the Tanjung Rhu Beach. The 100 square kilometre nature reserve is known for exotic beauty of its beaches, caves, limestone formations and mangrove swamps.

The only place where coastal karsts and mangrove ecosystem coexist, main attraction of Kilim Karst Geoforest is its rich variety of wildlife - long-tailed macaques, tree crabs, monitor lizards and otters can be spotted here. The Geopark is a also a haven for bird-watchers. Kilim Karst is home to Gua Kelwar, a popular well-maintained bat cave.

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River Boat Cruise at Kilim Karst Geoforest

A riverboat cruise accompanied by a nature guide is the best way to explore the pristine beauty of the landscape. 
  • The tour starts off with pick-up from the hotel and heading off to the northern part of the mangroves island in a long-tailed covered boat. While in the boat, one is able to view a rich variety of wildlife like the monitor lizard, monkeys and mud-crab.  Look out for an amazing variety of birds too.
  • The first stop in the tour is the Floating Fish Farm where feeding the stingrays is altogether a different experience.
  • Next is the Eagle Feeding Spot which is the highlight of the tour.
  • Further is the Fossil Island which is a tiny island housing 480 million years old fossils on the rocks.
  • Next is the Gua Langsir cave. The cave is hidden under the mangrove roots, and hence, is also known as the Hidden Cave. Climbing a flight of stairs here and crossing a footbridge takes one to a beautiful lake called the hidden lake.
  • Next, the high-speed boat takes one to the open sea to view the Shoe Island, named so because of its resemblance to the shape of a shoe.
  • The next part of the tour is a visit to the soft white sands of the Tanjung Rhu Beach.
  • Lunch at the 'Hole in the Wall' floating restaurant also forms a part of the tour.
  • After lunch, one is taken to the Crocodile Cave followed by the Bat Cave which is the final stop. Apart from the spectacular sight of bats and unique limestone formations, the 'Living Fossil' (a centuries-old plant) is the highlight of the cave.
Gua Cave, Kilim Geoforest Langkawi
The Gua Cave (Source)

Best Time to Visit

Although Kilim Geoforest is open throughout the year, the best time to visit it is during the migratory season from September to March.

Need to Know

Boat rides are available on both private and sharing basis. Private boats, jet ski rentals and kayaks are also available.

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