Horse riding in Langkawi offers a leisurely tour of the island’s verdant rainforest, hidden waterfalls, traditional villages, and pristine beaches. Operated by the Langkawi Horses Equestrian Centre, the riding sessions take place in the morning or evening with varying itineraries, time duration, and levels to suit anyone, from novices to experienced riders. Set within The Perdana Stables, Langkawi Horses Equestrian Centre is just a 10-minute walk from the Oriental Village Langkawi.
Its most popular (and challenging) horseback riding session is priced at RM440, where riders are guided through a 550 million year-old rainforest in Langkawi. This two-hour session takes you to the picturesque Telaga Tujuh Waterfall in Gunung Mat Cincang while an experienced guide tells of the jungle’s urban legends, wildlife, and traditional medicinal plants.
Horse riding in rural countryside
If you’re looking to explore Langkawi’s rural countryside, you can opt for the Kampung Rides horseback riding session (RM240). During the one-hour tour, expect numerous villages built in traditional Malaysian architecture, local farmers tending to vast paddy fields and rubber plantations, followed by a short visit to the rainforest to spot animals such as monitor lizards, macaques, and hornbills.
Quality riding gear such as saddles, safety hats, and tacks as well as hotel transfers to and from Berjaya Hotels and Mutiara Burau Bay are inclusive in all riding packages. Inexperienced riders or children can try the 15-minute (RM60) or 30-minute fun horseback ride (RM120), where they get a one-on-one session with the staff and horses are led on foot.