Langkawi is definitely a great place to be if you want the perfect getaway vacation. There are so many attractions on this small island that tourists would be spoiled for choices when they think of what to do in Langkawi. For those who are more adventurous, you may consider air trekking in Langkawi jungle treetops. Now, just what is air trekking? Even for the more seasoned jungle trekkers may not be familiar with the activity or even the term. Air trekking involves many activities that include abseiling and sailing over the forest’s canopy top with a secure cable system. Sounds like fun? Definitely.
Air trekking, known as ‘flying foxes’ in many countries is one of the best ways to experience the beauty of the rainforest. What better way than to see the glorious Langkawi jungle from the canopy top. As denote by its more famous name, trekkers will ‘fly’ (or glide) from point A to point B in the tree’s canopy. The trekkers will be guided by steel cables with specially-designed runners which are attached to the trekkers with a safety or climbing harness.
If you are a beginner or have no idea what air trekking entails, do not worry because you will be provided with a training session before you start. This is to ensure that you have the basic skills to complete the activity. Your guide will ensure that you have the chance to do a series of simple canopy runs, and also abseil traverses and descents that would help you to learn the basic techniques to maneuver while air trekking. Trekkers should also expect to walk across a ravine on a single cable at some point in the day.
When you are ready, you will be asked to climb up a tree via a ladder. Once you are up on the tree, you will be hooked to a safety harness and also the cables. As you leap from the platform, the cables will glide you from your starting point to the next tree, and you will continue this for a few more platforms until the last tree. You will be able to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the rainforest and also observe the beautiful Langkawi coastline from afar. This Langkawi adventure ends when you abseil from the last tree to the ground. The unique chance of looking over the rainforest from the canopies would make this adventure worth your while and effort even though this may be a lot to take in.
While you are out in the jungle, do abide with the principles of ecotourism and be responsible with your rubbish and do not leave them in the jungle. The wild animals may think that the plastic wrappers are food and eat them. Let’s keep the rainforest clean for its inhabitants and also for the next trekkers. So, the next time you are wondering about what to do in Langkawi? Help Langkawi promote its ecotourism and do include air trekking in the itinerary for your next Langkawi adventure.