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“Dev's adventure tour”

Dev's Adventure Tours
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Dev's Adventure Tours is an eco-friendly company with a dedicated group of nature guides who will give you an introduction to Langkawi's natural wonders. Experience the flora and fauna of Langkawi in a kayak, in a boat or on a bicycle and you will be amazed what this island has to offer. All trips will start with a minimum of 2 guest and there are many last-minute options, especially for single travellers.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed July 1, 2009

Hi! My family of 4 -- 2 adults and 2 boys, aged 6 and 8 went on the Mangrove Boat Tour with Dev on 13th June 09. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The boys were thrilled to see garfish, archer fish, sting rays, a huge garoupa, many brahminy kite eagles, a family of monkeys, a green viper and a whole cave of bats!!

We adults found it highly educational and it was a joy listening to Dev describe the features of the local wildlife.

Highly recommeded to all who love nature and the wild.

3  Thank boo321
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Reviewed June 29, 2009

We took the mangrove tour which turned out to be fabulous ... our tour guide, Selva gave us lot of useful n interesting info abt the importance of mangroves n wildlife which most of us r not v well aware of n tend to ignore in r day to day hustle bustle .. evry part was exciting from the bat caves, the wild life , the ride into the sea where it wz raining on da beach ... n the best wz when new mangroves were planted at the end .. not to forget the great lunch at the fish farm where stingrays were wonderful to watch being fed .. i wish v saw dolphins too but better luck next time ... overall a MUST for anyone visiting langkawi ... it really helped me to enjoy sumthing new n refresh my geography :)) Keep it up !!!

Thank shamylla
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Reviewed June 18, 2009

Just returned from a one-week holidays in Langkawi. As expected there is nothing much to do in Langkawi, just relaxed. We hired a car and finished all the attractions in a day. The next day was our highlight, something we normally don't do at home, ie a mangrove boat trip with Dev's Adventure Tours. We booked the trip via the internet, very hassle-free. We had made up our mind to join Dev's tours though it is priced higher as we believed it is value for money. It saved us the trouble of entertaining the touts at the airport since we had all arrainged made before we arrived (we booked the car on arrival, quite confused when so many operators keep yelling to attract your attention at the airport counters. But they are very professional and trustworthy, no problems of being fleeced).

Back to the mangrove boat trip. We were all prepared for the "adventure". The van picked us up at the hotel and it was a 30-min drive to the Kilim Jetty. There we were met by the friendly and jovial Selva. He gave an introduction on the itenerally and we proceeded to have lunch at the floating restaurant (ours is the 1 pm trip). While waiting for our foods, we had a tour of the fish farm and a close encounter of the mangrove forest by walking through the suspension bridged. Lunch was simple and delicous. After lunch we immediately set off.

Selva was eloquent and knowledgable. We enjoyed the ride and the surrounding scenery, which came alive after he explained to us. First stop was at the Bat Cave, where we had a close view of the bats and monkeys. The boat took us through the river where we spotted many birds. Selva said we could find snakes, but luck was not with us as there were none, probably because of the hot weather. Selva didn't give up. He promised to take us to another location where we could find snakes. Yes, at the place we viewed the eagles, the boatman actually spotted a snake and we took a photo of it.

The trip also brought us to visit a discarded charcoal factory, past a ikan bilis factory. we also spotted a dolphine en route to view the eagles. Haven't seen so many eagles at one place and the sight was amasing.

On the way back, Selva asked my daughter to plant a mangrove seedling he took during his explanation to us earlier. We'll back next year to visit the tree that we planted.

Once again, thank you Dev's and Selva for organising this trip for us.

1  Thank Ponggol21
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Reviewed June 16, 2009

My husband Ben had already contacted Dev prior to the trip, as he is very interested in spiders! Dev responded promptly and informatively to all his emails.
Once we arrived at the Berjaya, we undertook the morning tour - which was very informative and interesting. A few days later we then did the evening tour with Dev himself, he is extremely informative, educational and entertaining!! He is also interested in learning from others as well ( my husband is a tree surgeon) - which is refreshing to see!
A few days later we undertook the mangrove tour by boat (kayaking looked like too much hard work!) Dev was our guide - it was an excellent trip, saw an amazing amount of wildlife (snakes, dingoes, birds, monitors etc etc!) and learnt so much about the wildlife and the local ecosystem. Lunch was delicious as well and catered to my husband food issues!
All I can say is that Dev's adventures tours is a must do for any visitor to Langkawi!!!!!

Thank Junglebugs
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Reviewed June 6, 2009

We booked the evening jungle trekking tour which very convemiently left directly from our hotel the Berjaya Resort. The guide Aida was really excellent and passionate about the jungle. We learnt so much about the local flora and fauna and and the entire tour was fascinating. Special moment was when we saw the flying lemurs just after sunset... unforgettable.

We booked a kayaking tour through the mangrove swamps the next day. This is far better than booking a boat tour because the kayaks can get right into narrow trails through the swamp which the larger boats are not able to. Although a complete beginner at kayaking we found the pace nice and steady with plenty of time to rest. It was a tiring few hours though but well worth it.

Thank lm1066
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