Penang: Flexible 6-Hours Highlights

Duration: 6 hours
Destination: Malaysia, Penang, Penang
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  • 6 hours
  • George Town
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

This tour let you go to all the attractions that you like, not like the can approach of a predetermined itinerary tour. Tour time starts from pickup point. For a 6 hours visit from ship or hotel or airport, you choose some 4-7 attractions to go from the list in "tour details". You choose the places and dictate how much time to spend at each attraction. Either you explore every nooks and corners, or you simply take pictures from the outside without entering the attraction, you call the shot. Go on famous attractions tour, or a city tour or go for a round island tour and take in the view from the comfort of air-conditioned car. If you do not have a clue where to go or to do, let our learned tour guide choose it for you. The tour guide cum driver, will accompany you into all attractions and give commentary on the go. You will be not be disappointed. Penang is a truly surprising hidden gem!

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Penang Hill, Jalan Stesen Bukit Bendera Air Itam, George Town, Penang Island 11500 Malaysia

Since the British first settled here, they had always yearn for respite from the depressing heat, thus they set sight on the highest peak in Penang i.e. Penang Hill or locally known as Bukit Bendera. They built a railway up the hill and bungalows for retreat during weekend. Here we can see the legacy of the bungalows left behind by the British beside experiencing a colder climate compared to lowland. See 360 degree view of George Town, Love Lock, Ginger Garden and monkeys!

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Kek Lok Si Temple, 1000-L, Tingkat Lembah Ria 1, Air Itam, Penang Island 11500 Malaysia

During the British era the Chinese flourished and thrived. They practiced their religion steadfastly and built many temples that rivaled those in China, if not better! One of the better one is Kek Lok Si, better described as the largest Buddhist's theme park in South East Asia. Learn all about Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism at the temple. There is a saying here in Penang - "you have not been to Penang if you have not been to Penang Hill and Kek Lok Si".

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Penang Botanical Gardens, Jalan Air Terjun, George Town, Penang Island Malaysia

Penang Botanic Gardens are the Pride of Penang. This beautifully manicured lush 50 hectare park of tropical forest, also known as Waterfall Gardens. Penang Botanical Garden has been a feature of George Town life since it was established way back in 1884. One advantage that Penang Botanical Garden has over the others is its wonderful setting with Penang Hill as a backdrop and a cascading stream running through it to provide some welcome cooling breezes. Here see cannonball trees, agar wood, poisonous Ipoh tree, mahogany and long tail macaque monkeys.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: George Town, Malaysia

See the legacy buildings built during the British colonial era from 1800 to 1942. Here listen to stories about Fort Cornwallis and its virgin cannon, Penang war of WW1 at the War Cenotaph. Take a picture or two of City Hall and Town Hall, and take in the breeze at the Straits of Malacca, the longest straits in the world..

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Pinang Peranakan Mansion, 29 Church Street, George Town, Penang Island 10200 Malaysia

See the former house built by a Chinese Captain, Kapitan Chung Keng Kwee, called the Pinang Peranakan Mansion. This elite house full of antiques and collectibles from east and west, featured many recollection memories when the Chinese immigrants inter-marriage with the locals and created a fusion of east meets locals, hence a new tradition was borne. It is also a popular shooting location of choice for Malaysian, Singaporean and Chinese movies.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Street Art in George Town, Street Art in, Penang Island 10300 Malaysia

Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic is leaving his mark with beautiful wall painting of children all across historical Georgetown. The artworks are funny, fascinating, and very much open to everyone’s interpretations. See magical street arts created by Ernest like “Children on Bicycle”, “Boy on Motorcycle”, “Dinosaur” and “Climbing Wall”.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Batu Ferringhi Beach, Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island Malaysia

Have a stroll in the beach for the best sunset or sunrise experience. Take a picture or two, and then in the evening bargain for bargain in night markets.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram, 17, Lorong Burma, George Town, Penang Island Malaysia

Wat Chaiyamangkalaram is a Thai Buddhist temple that contains one of the world's longest reclining Buddha statues, as well as several coloured statues of Dragon (nagas) and other mythical creatures. See the beautiful and serene world 3rd longest reclining Buddha. Walk around the statue for more trivias like "Weekdays" Buddha, 12 Chinese animals zodiac Buddhas, and pay homage to the "Future Buddha" (Matreya).

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Dharmikarama Burmese Temple, 24 Lorong Burmah, George Town, Penang Island Malaysia

Dhammikarama Burmese Temple, built in 1803, is the sole and oldest Burmese Buddhist temple in Penang. The temple is situated directly across Thai Temple Wat Chaiyamangkalaram. See the great marbled Standing Buddha. Walk around it to see what are the Buddhist nations. At the back of the temple, count the number of animal's parts that make up the magical animal called Panca Rupa. Throw a few coins for good luck at the "Wheel of Life" fountain.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Pengkalan Weld 59A, Chew Jetty, George Town, Penang Island 10300 Malaysia

Busy, scenic destination featuring a traditional village of rustic houses on stilts over the water. Stroll on the plank walkway to see locals go about their daily life on the jetty, take nice pictures of harbor view, iconic Penang Ferry and Penang Bridge and buy a trinket or two.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Khoo Kongsi, 18 Lebuh Cannon, George Town, Penang Island 10200 Malaysia

The Khoo Kongsi is a large Chinese clan-house with elaborate and highly ornamented architecture, a mark of the dominant presence of the Chinese in Penang, Hidden in an enclave, the magnificent family house became a get together for festivals.


Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Tropical Spice Garden, Lot 595 Mukim 2 Jalan Teluk Bahang Teluk Bahang, Penang Island 11050 Malaysia

*. See Green Gold as it ws weigh their weight in gold in Europe once upon a time. See trees of Pepper, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Clove; and herbs like Coriander, Pandan, Curry leaves, Citronella, Lemongrass, and other palms, poisonous plant. Learn about the Tsunami Memorial and how there is one in Penang.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Entopia, 830 Jalan Teluk Bahang, Teluk Bahang, Penang Island 11050 Malaysia

Over 150 species of fauna and more than 200 species of flora are being showcased throughout Entopia’s entire exhibition, it is the world largest tropical butterfly park with 15,000 butterflies in a free flying enclosure. Check out Rajah Brooke – the world's costliest butterfly!

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Penang Batik Factory, 651 Jalan Teluk Bahang, Penang Island 11000 Malaysia

A real factory where you can see a master craftsmen transformed plain fabric into high quality hand painted or block-printed batik. Showrooms sells varieties of genuine Malaysian male and female batik of all designs, colours and sizes. A great souvenir from Malaysia to the world.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Snake Temple, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Bayan Lepas, Penang Island 11900 Malaysia

One of the few places where you can get up close to a bunch of venomous snakes and live to tell the tale. See live Pit Viper snakes coiled up at temple. Beware - they are poisonous! Learn how the snakes come to this temple and count the snakes in the backyard as they play hide and seek!.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Wonderfood Museum Penang, 49 Lebuh Pantai Near to Jettynext to CIMB Bank, George Town, Penang Island 10300 Malaysia

Taste charcoal- fried savory fire dancing fried flat noodle (Char Koay Teow), the tamarind and flake fish meat soupy sour Assam Laksa or the aromatic prawn soup base Hokkien Mee.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Gurney Drive, 10250 Malaysia

Dinner at the hawker center for Penang Famous Hawker Foods

Duration: 1 hour

Inclusions
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Professional Guide
  • Transportation by private vehicle
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Parking Fees

Exclusions
  • Foods and Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance Fees
  • Train/Lift fees
  • Entry/Admission - Penang Hill
  • Entry/Admission - Pinang Peranakan Mansion
  • Entry/Admission - Khoo Kongsi
  • Entry/Admission - Tropical Spice Garden
  • Entry/Admission - Entopia
  • Entry/Admission - Wonderfood Museum Penang
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • No Serious Medical Conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • We follow strictly the latest Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and guidelines from Malaysian National Security Authority and Ministry of Health Malaysia.
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from any hotel in Penang Island, from Penang Island bus station, from Penang Cruise Port and from Penang International Airport. Please enquire if your hotel/pickup point is outside of these localities. Tour time starts from pickup point.

Airports

  • Penang Intl Airport, Malaysia


Ports

  • Port Swettenham Penang

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

6 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

rogertheshrubber

01 Sep, 2022

Excellent private tour. Our guide James was extremely knowledgeable about Penang and all of the places we wished to visit. Despite having known Penang for many years, James still managed to show us many new places and experiences that I hadn't known about. We finished the tour feeling like we knew the island so much better than we did at the start of the day and would not hesitate to recommend James's services for a great private tour experience.

David F

31 Jan, 2020

Great day with our tour guide. Saw everything there was to see in Penang. Great lunch at the Hawker center.

Nicole_W

01 Aug, 2022

The tour with Tiger was one of the best parts of our trip to Malaysia so far. He was extremely knowledgable, giving us many insights into the history of Penang and all of the wonderful things to see here. It was fantastic to have a local to show us around and to recommend us some fantastic food and drink. We particularly enjoyed visiting the Buddhist temple. Thank you Tiger!

774savannahg

09 Feb, 2020

This was hands down - the highlight of our trip to Penang. A great company, we booked the day trip only 24hrs before, and received confirmation of our booking almost straight away. On the morning of the tour we were greeted by our tour guide, Lee, who was very friendly and approachable. Before heading off, we discussed our plan for the day, with Lee’s helpful advice. The first half of the day was spent exploring the streets of George Town, by car with some light walking. Lee knew the town so well, you could really tell as he went into detail on the history of Penang. We visited a Buddhist Temple and watched locals visit. Lee taught us about the history of the temple and an insight into Chinese Buddhism. It was all very interesting. Lee treat us to lunch with a local dish which was a great experience of something new. After lunch we visited the Chew Jetty, then went on a short drive by a few hidden gems before heading up to the Botanical Gardens. We did a short walk around the gardens (as the weather was so hot!) and learnt about the nature, visiting the spice garden and smelling and learning about the different spices which grow there. Lee was so informative. We then headed to Penang Hill, the last stop of the day. We were over our time by the time we had arrived however Lee was very patient, we didn’t feel rushed at all. By the time we were dropped off at our hotel we were almost 2 hrs over ! Thanks to Lee for his generosity and kindness. We highly recommend this tour, it was so informative and we learnt so much about Penang and it’s history. We now see Penang through a different pair of eyes. It was definitely our highlight of our stay in Penang. Thanks very much Lee for such a great, memorable day!

Roving36648127946

20 Jan, 2020

We chose this trip because it was private and flexible and the times worked well with our cruise itinerary during our stop in Penang. I planned our itinerary in advance with Max who was very informative . On arrival Jackie picked us up at the cruise pier and off we went in a comfortable air conditioned van. We visited the Kek lok Si temple, Batu Ferringhi beach and a Batik Factory where we shopped. Jackie was super informative and extremely flexible when we wanted to spend more time shopping than to drive in Georgetown to view street art which we didn’t care for . This tour was fabulous and all due to the amazing staff that helped plan this day with us based on our likes and our guide in the day of who accommodated our wishes.

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