In the carpark of Tanjung Rhu, there’s some little desks where you can book your mangrove tour. We just booked an hour one but I believe you can book a 4 hour one too. It was very well priced and we had our own boat, with our own driver and on we hopped. We drove round past the magnificent islands and headed round the corner, we stopped at a little hut in the water to pick up some food. Ahead of us was a boat that was stopped with eagles swarming over it – as we got a little closer, our driver threw our bread out and the eagles were above us. I can honestly say have never seen that many eagles that close at one time, it was amazing!
After a few moments of enjoyment, we kept going and got to the real mangroves – heading down the river with all of the beautiful lush trees either side, rock cliffs ahead of us and peace and serenity. Then we spotted them – monkeys! Everywhere – all in the trees, hanging off, running around! I believe this was my first time seeing monkeys in the wild and so close up ( I saw them from the bus in Penang but much further away). They were so cute! We carried on going to ‘the crocodile caves’… now I couldn’t work out whether he was joking and there were no crocodiles or whether it was literally home to the crocodiles… we shall see!