The main attraction on this trip is Langkawi’s mountain-scaling cable car. To start the day, though, you’ll spend time at the Rice Garden Museum. View the traditional tools that are used to tend paddies, and learn about the island’s history of rice cultivation. Next, you’ll visit the Oriental Village – an entertainment and shopping complex that’s themed like a local settlement. It shares the same postcode as the cable car’s base station, so you won’t have to walk far to start your ascent. Take a seat in one of the gondolas, and you’re ready to begin the steep climb up Machinchang Mountain. The sweeping panoramas are only bettered by the views from the top, so remember to pack your camera. You’ll be able to see the tree-blanketed hills melt into the Strait of Malacca from up here, and when you’re back at ground level, there’s a wedge of free time to grab a bite at the Oriental Village.
The cable car ride is subject to weather conditions, in the event the cable car can't be operated, it will be replaced by a visit to Underwater World Aquarium. There is approximately 1.5 hours of walking during this tour including uneven steps at the Rice Garden and steps at the Cable Car. Flat, comfortable shoes are recommended. This is currently the steepest cable car on earth, guests suffering from Acrophobia or Altophobia should not participate on this excursion. Queues should be expected for the cable car and the actual ride is 15 minutes each way. This tour does not include a visit to the Skybridge at the top station of the Cable Car, guests who wish to do this will have to do so in the free time if possible.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.