Penang: Flexible 6-Hours Highlights | La Vacanza Travel

Penang: Flexible 6-Hours Highlights

Duration: 6 hours
Destination: Malaysia, Penang, George Town

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  • 6 hours
  • George Town
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


(Take note that Penang Hill's rain will be down for maintenance from 5Jun to 11Jun, and one cannot go up the hill by train)
This is a private tour with only you or your group in this tour. This tour lets you go to places that you like, unlike the canned-approach of predetermined itinerary tour. Tour time starts from pickup point. For a 6 hours visit, you choose some 3-5 attractions anywhere on Penang Island. For example, choose from:
Penang Hill
Kek Lok Si
Tropical Spice Garden
Batik Craft
Pinang Peranakan Mansion
Khoo Kongsi
Clan Jetty
Reclining Buddha
Botanical Garden
Street Art Murals.
You choose the places and dictate how much time at each places (The time indicated does not include travelling time). You can explore in depth, or simply take pictures and move on. Go on city or hill or temple or nature tour. If you do not know where to go, let our tour guide plan out for you. The tour guide will accompany you into all attractions and give commentary.

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

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: Chaiya Mangalaram Thai Buddhist Temple, 17, Lorong Burma Pulau Tikus, George Town, Penang Island 10250 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: 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

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

  • Foods and Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance Fees
  • Train/Lift fees
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • No Serious Medical Conditions
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from any hotel on Penang Island, Penang Island's bus station, Penang Cruise Port or Penang International Airport. Please enquire if your hotel/pickup point is outside of Penang Island e.g. in Butterworth or Bukit Mertajam or Kulim. Tour time starts from pickup point.


  • Penang Intl Airport, Malaysia


  • Port Swettenham Penang

Voucher info

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


6 hours

User's Reviews


14 May, 2024

Penang tram- great view! The best part was Eng our guide was very entertaining, knowledgeable and service oriented.


07 May, 2024

Flexible tour itinerary, friendly and informative guide Josh. No rushing us, explaining in detail the history and culture of the landmarks we visited. Very clean, comfortable vehicle. Josh’s choice for lunch was on point!!


07 May, 2024

Everything! Penang Hill, Kek Lok Si temple, Chew Jetty where we had local lunch and the street art tour. Goh is very nice and knows a lot about Penang. The tour is customised and her car very comfortable. I recommend!


02 May, 2024

Mr Eng speak our dialect and explained very detail about the culture and history of the site. He wil follow our pace.


27 Apr, 2024

What a fantastic way to spend the day exploring the sights and attractions of Penang. Our tour guide and driver Mr Eng was absolutely fabulous . He was very informative , helpful and our personal photographer taking photos for us on our phone. Eng made our day more pleasurable because he was such a great guy with a good sense of humour. Thank you Eng for a memorable day. 🙏👍😊

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