Discover Penang's heritage. First, have a photo-stop at Fort Cornwallis, where Captain Francis Light first landed. Then proceed to Chew Jetty, an old Chinese Waterfront settlement. View the majestic and ornate Khoo Clan Ancestral House and the massive Reclining Buddha Temple. Next, proceed to the Royal Selangor Pewter to see the art of pewter craftsmanship before escaping from the hustle and bustle of city life in favor of the tranquil green surroundings of the Botanic Gardens, where you may just catch a glimpse of the wild monkeys.
Hill and Temple Tour
A fascinating tour of the island's central area. Explore the renowned Kek Lok Si Temple, one of the Far East's most splendid temples, with its Pagoda of 10,000 Buddhas and tortoise sanctuary. Ascend Penang Hill by funicular railway and enjoy a panoramic view of Georgetown, the capital of Penang.
Around The Island
Drive along the scenic north coast, calling at a fishing village. Visit a handicraft factory for a wonderful demonstration of Malaysian Batik Printing. Wind through durian cloves and nutmeg plantations before stopping at a farmer's fruit stall. Travel through unspoiled countryside, quaint Malay kampongs, and visit the unique Snake Temple. Continue driving past the longest bridge in South East Asia, returning to your hotel through the suburbs of Georgetown city.
Full Day Penang Highlight
Begin the day by driving to the seaside districts of Teluk Bahang to visit the Butterfly Farm, a sanctuary for over 120 species of exotic butterflies. Next, stop at Batik factory to observe traditional batik printing using wax and dyes. In Georgetown city, learn about the history of the island at the State Museum and Fort Cornwallis facing the Esplanade. By Trishaw (Penang's "King of the Road"), take a leisurely ride to Khoo Kongsi Clan House and admire the intricate carvings and woodwork of this heritage building. In the afternoon, ride the funicular railway up Penang Hill, 830 meters above sea level, for a panoramic view of Georgetown, the capital of Penang.
Georgetown By Night
A pleasant evening in the city. Enjoy an outdoor meal under the stars at one of Penang's many eateries in 'Glutton Square,' where you can sample the delicious local cuisine, like the ever popular 'satay,' while watching how they're prepared. After dinner, enjoy the sights and sounds of the city by taking a trishaw ride through the city of Georgetown.
Penang Sunset Tour
Experience Penang at dusk. Drive through residential areas, passing the State Mosque on the way to the foot of Penang Hill. Ascend to the summit and stroll to the quaint Bellevue Hotel to admire its exotic birds. Enjoy the spectacular view of the city at dusk over a steamboat dinner. Then proceed to Gurney Plaza located along the seafront for night shopping.
Full Day Pulau Payar Tour Excursion
Full day outing to Malaysia's first marine park, Pulau Payar. An hour-and-a-half ferry ride from the island of Penang, you will arrive at Langkawi Coral Reef platform. Here there is an underwater observatory, glass-bottom boats, snorkeling, and diving equipment to permit a close-up look at the colourful marine life. Transfers, snorkeling mask, fins, and buffet lunch are included.