MalaysiaLangkawi $$$$$ All Year Outdoor
Horse Riding

Island Horses Langkawi (Perdana Stables)

There's no doubt Langkawi is the perfect tropical getaway, but for a horse lover, no vacation is 'perfect' until they feel the wind in their hair on the back of a steed.

Island Horses offer 3 unique riding trails, 1 along pristine white beach sands overlooking the island-dotted turquoise sea, 1 through the lush rainforest among rare hornbills and cheeky macaque monkeys, and 1 through a traditional Malay village.

Island Horses makes safety a priority and assess the capability of each rider before allowing more experienced riders to ride without a guide and rope. Riding lessons are available for those who've never ridden before or want to refresh their skills before cantering along the idyllic shore.

Horses here are highly trained and responsive, making Island Horses the perfect place to learn, practice, or simply enjoy the ride.

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Price

Half hour jungle ride: RM60 (USD$14.47), jungle or beach rides: one hour: RM150 ($36.17), ninety minutes: RM200 ($48.23), two hours: RM300 ($72.34), three or four hour Kampung (village) ride: RM880 ($212.20)

Time Spent

1-3hours

Fitness level: Some effort

Hours

8:30am-12pm, 2pm-5pm, Tuesday-Sunday

Look Around

Stables entrance Stables entrance
Horse in training ringHorse in training ring
Interaction opportunitiesInteraction opportunities
Waiting patiently Waiting patiently
Medals & awardsMedals & awards
Around the stables
Horses being led outHorses being led out
Safety briefingSafety briefing
Instructor demonstrationInstructor demonstration
Helmet fittingHelmet fitting
Mounting the horseMounting the horse
Ready to goReady to go
View from the topView from the top
Preparing for the ride
Walking through the jungleWalking through the jungle
Crossing the parking lot at Seven Wells WaterfallCrossing the parking lot at Seven Wells Waterfall
Guides help untrained ridersGuides help untrained riders
Returning to the stablesReturning to the stables
Happy customersHappy customers
Rainforest trail
New riders can use stepsNew riders can use steps
Success!Success!
Disembarking
Galloping in single fileGalloping in single file
Mid-airMid-air
The horses change direction on commandThe horses change direction on command
Training ringTraining ring
Horses galloping in the training ring

Who Will Like Island Horses Langkawi

Nature Lover

Admire Langkawi's lush rainforest or scenic coastline as you feel the horse gently sway beneath you. Rainforest routes venture through the ancient Machinchang Cambrian Geoforest Park, one of the 3 main sections within the Langkawi UNESCO World Geopark.

Recreational Athlete

Let your horse-riding prowess shine on a 1 or 2 hour beach ride as you canter along the shore.

Fun Expert

Take your group on a half-hour fun ride through the rainforest or book horse riding lessons for your kids to learn from some of Malaysia's best.

Culture Buff

Try the Kampung ride to see a local Malay village via horseback. Admire traditional stilted architecture and see rice fields and rubber tree plantations before returning through the rainforest.

Insider Tips For Island Horses Langkawi

  • Staff assess riding capability of each rider. Those who cannot ride will be led gently by a staff member via a short rope.
  • Horse riding lessons are available for children and adults upon request.

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Where Is It

Seven Wells Waterfall, Lot No. 1666, 67 & 68, Jalan Telaga 7, Mukim, 07100 Langkawi, Kedah

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How To Get There

Car

Free • Ample parking for cars alongside main building.

Driving directions...

Motorbike

Free parking for scooters and motorbikes.

Rideshare

Drivers drop off and pick up at main entrance.

What To Bring

Do:
  • Long pants like riding pants or jeans.
  • Enclosed toe shoes like riding boots or sneakers.
  • GoPro or another action camera.
Don't:
  • Large bags as you won't be able to take them on the ride. Leave them in your car.
  • Valuable belongings that could easily be dropped from horseback.

Tech & Photography

Wifi

Public wifi access: None

Photography

Photography allowed: Yesflash is not allowed

Tripod allowed: No

Selfie sticks allowed: Not encouraged

Best time to shoot: Late Afternoon

Tips: It's easier capturing a great shot of these gentle creatures before mounting the horse. Take a walk around the complex to see some of the horses in their stables. For a group shot, just ask one of the team members to capture your snap.

Drones

Drones allowed: No

Bags

Backpacks allowed: Yes

Secured bag lockers available: No

Food & Drink

The closest food and drink stands are located within the Seven Wells Waterfall complex. Parking costs RM2 (USD$0.48) for cars and RM1 (USD$0.24) for scooters and motorbikes. Additional dining options are available around Pantai Kok and Telaga Harbour, a 5-minute drive from the stables.

COVID-19 Response

In response to Malaysia's Relaxed Movement Control Order (RMCO) and to encourage social distancing, Island Horses is only open upon request for bookings made in advance.

Backstory

Island Horses, also known as the Perdana Stables, opened in 2004 on a 4-acre complex at the foot of Gunung Mat Cincang, next to Seven Wells Waterfall. Owners and horses alike have competed nationally and internationally, having won many awards. The complex is home to champion Al Bariq, owned by the former Prime Minister of Malaysia.

Etiquette

Do:
  • Inform staff of your riding ability and history at the time of booking.
  • Listen to staff instructions at all times.
  • Wear a helmet while on the horse.
  • Wait for staff to assist you getting on and off the horse.
  • Sit straight to avoid straining the horse.
  • Always keep a safe distance between horses.
Don't:
  • Stand behind a horse.
  • Feed or touch a horse without permission.
  • Hit, poke, or provoke a horse in any other way.

Scorecard

Best Parts:
  • High safety standards providing guides to lead each rider by rope unless riding competency can be proven.
  • Horses are very well trained.
  • In-depth knowledge of staff on local wildlife and plants.
  • Availability of different routes through the rainforest, village, or along the beach.
  • Availability of lessons for those unable to ride.
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