Tours in Penang, an island-state off the coast of Malaysia, present you with a multi-cultural treat. Chinese, Malay and Indian influences should be good news for all you food lovers.
SIGHTSEEING AND ACTIVITY TOURS IN AND FROM PENANG
This 3-hour private walking tour will give you an opportunity to explore different cultures and religions within a perimeter of one kilometre. Visit St. George’s Church, Taoist Goddess of Mercy Temple, Sri Mariamman Temple, Khoo or Cheah Kongsi, and Kapitan Keling Mosque, as you get to know Penang.
PRIVATE HALF-DAY GEORGE TOWN CULTURE AND HERITAGE TOUR
Explore George Town city with our English speaking local guide.Learn local history and sample local food during your holiday in Penang. Appreciate the wealth of different cultural and architectural influences that make up Little India and explore the nooks and crannies for local living heritage craft. Round-trip transport from George Town area hotel included.
PENANG HOP ON HOP OFF TOUR
The Hop-On-Hop-Off tour gives you the flexibility to choose where and when you travel. Service runs daily on a 20-30 minutes service schedule between 9:00 am until 8:00 pm.
Each bus is designed uniquely with half-open top. The open deck is a favourite with tourists for a better view of the city. This is based on first come first served sitting arrangements. Meeting Points: Any Stop: CITY ROUTE: STOP 01- 13 / BEACH ROUTE: STOP 14-22. Note: Choice of voucher/ticket valid for 24 hours or 48 hours from date / time The interval between buses is around 20 to 30 minutes, and there is pre-recorded English commentary.
PRIVATE FULL DAY ROUND PENANG ISLAND TOUR
Join this Private tour with your friends or family members to explore Penang most important sightseeing. Such as Tropical Spice Garden, Batik Craft, Monkey cup at the Teluk Bahang roundabout and lots more.
HALF-DAY GUIDED BICYCLE TOUR OF PENANG COUNTRYSIDE
This guided bicycle tour provides the rare opportunity to explore the southwestern side of Penang Island at Balik Pulau. Ride through the charming countryside past rice fields, fishing villages, vegetable farms, and a mangrove forest not often visited by tourists. Light refreshments are included.
HALF-DAY PENANG KEK LOK SI TEMPLE PRIVATE TOUR
Visit Kek Lok Si with our experienced local guide on this half-day tour from your hotel in George Town area. Kek Lok Si is one of the biggest, most important Chinese Buddhist temples in South East Asia. Discover the temple and see the bronze statue of Kuan Yin and Kek Lok Si pagoda with its layers of architectural style. If time permits, try the famous Penang hawker food, Penang Laksa, before heading back to hotel.
EARTHQUAKE AND TYPHOON PAVILION EXPERIENCE AT PENANG HILL
Experience the major earthquake, tornado and tsunami effects now at Earthquake and Typhoon Pavilion located at Penang Hill. It was superbly done with 3D technologies which allows you to experience the major earthquake, the collapses of high-rise, storm winds, avalanches, attacks of a storm in a cruise and unstoppable tornadoes which hit you.
LOCAL MARKET AND FOOD WALKING TOUR IN PENANG
We share culture and history through creating one of a kind dining experiences for anyone. Eat your way through the city as our guides share stories behind the food. Taste, see and smell the art, culture and history of the city you are in. Our tours include popular spots as well as off-the-beaten-track areas to showcase each city’s diversity and beauty. The best conversations are formed over a table full of great food.
HALF-DAY PENANG HILL AND KEK LOK SI TEMPLE PRIVATE TOUR
Enjoy the bird’s eye view of beautiful George Town and experience the unique funicular train ride to Penang Hill.
Visit Penang’s notable landmark, Kek Lok Si Temple to see the world’s largest bronze Kuan Yin statue, and to take beautiful photos. Try delicious and famous Penang Assam Laksa before heading to Pulau Tikus for temples tours. Then visit Reclining Buddha Temple, Burmese Temple and Guardian of the World before heading back to your hotel safely.
PENANG HERITAGE EVENING FOOD TRAIL
Your accompanying experts Jason & Ling were born and bred in Penang and have worked on Penang Food Conservation Project with the Ministry of Tourism Malaysia, (MOTOUR), to inventories for the locally unique hawker street food and ethnic dishes. We bring you to taste the yesteryears’ flavours, and story telling the interesting Food History and evolution’s of the dishes that you will be sampling throughout the tour.
HALF-DAY EXCURSION TO WONDERFOOD MUSEUM PENANG
Discover and enjoy the feast of local delicacies ranging from the various ethnic and fusion Malaysian dishes. We visit the Wonderfood Museum Penang to discover some of Malaysia’s and the world’s most amazing foods in Penang – the food capital of Malaysia! And be on the lookout for the famous street art paintings and wrought iron caricatures.
GUA TEMPURUNG CAVE EXPLORATION TOUR: FROM PENANG
Join us to explore Gua Tempurung, one of the largest caves in Peninsular Malaysia, on this day tour from Penang. Prepare to be amazed by the wonder of this natural site as you explore the cave system with a ranger-guide. Your lunch and hotel transport is included.
HALF-DAY PENANG COUNTRYSIDE CYCLING TOUR
Away from the busy Georgetown, the colourful sights and smells of the local villages, the fascinating life of locals and bountiful green environment, Penang countryside is another essence that makes this small island one of Asia’s most captivating cities. Join a half-day cycling tour for locals and tourists who want to experience a different side of Penang, Balik Pulau is the place for you.
3-HOUR HERITAGE ON A PLATE LUNCH HOP
There’s more to food than just the taste. Join us for a walk through the heart of George Town as we explore the rich history and diversity of this city through its food.
We will “hop” from one delicious treat to another, discussing people, communities and events that have shaped our food culture and traditions. The food selection is curated by your host and includes dishes from different Penang communities, and drinks (non-alcoholic). We believe every recipe has a story, and we’re excited to share them with you.
PRIVATE TOUR: ORANGUTAN ISLAND, TAIPING ZOO AND PERAK MUSEUM: FROM PENANG
Get a close-up look at endangered orangutans in the wildlife reserve at Orangutan Island and see a variety of animals at the Taiping zoo, then take a stroll through the lovely Taiping Lake Gardens and the fascinating Perak Museum on this day trip. You’ll travel in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle and get a great overview of Malaysia’s animal life and natural history.
PENANG NATIONAL PARK HALF-DAY TREK
Explore the hidden natural beauty and habitats of Malaysia’s tropical rainforest at Penang National Park on this half-day adventure. Trek an easy path around the park with your informative guide and discover various trails leading to lush forests housing tropical birds, monkeys and monitor lizards.
Dive into the cool water of some of the best beaches on Penang Island, enjoy a box lunch and relax by the pristine Monkey Beach before a return boat ride. Round-trip hotel transport from Penang is included.
PENANG ISLAND DISCOVERY MORNING TOUR
Explore Penang, the ‘Pearl of the Orient’ from its sandy shores to the quaint countryside. Visit a traditional Batik Factory, Snake Temple, International jewellery factory and a Malay Kampung (village). A great way to experience Penang!
MONKEY BEACH EXCURSION INCLUDING BBQ LUNCH: FROM PENANG
A white, sandy tropical island off Penang is today’s calling. Take a short boat trip to an uninhabited island for a day of fun in the sun, sand and sea. You can enjoy a spot of fishing or an invigorating jungle trek followed by a delicious barbecue lunch.
PULAU PAYAR MARINE PARK SNORKELLING TOUR: FROM PENANG
Take this snorkelling opportunity to explore the colourful underwater world of the Pulau Payar Marine Park on this fabulous day trip from Penang.
PENANG NIGHT TOUR WITH MALACCA STRAIT FERRY RIDE: FROM GEORGETOWN
Soak up the dynamic atmosphere of historical Georgetown as the Penang capital comes to life in a blaze of light at night. With your local guide, you can savour some of the world-renowned Malaysian dishes (own expense) as you stroll among the many open-air food stalls at a hawker centre.
You’ll take a nice ferry ride across the Malacca Strait to the mainland for fantastic views of Penang’s illuminated skyline and return by coach across the Penang Bridge.
PRIVATE PENANG ISLAND TOUR INCLUDING SNAKE TEMPLE
On this private half-day tour, explore Penang Island, known to sailors and traders worldwide as the ‘Pearl of the Orient’. Your private guide will take you from the sandy beaches along Batu Ferringghi Road to the charming countryside full of fruit and spice plantations. Visit a traditional batik factory and the famous Snake Temple, where live pit vipers adorn the altars. Round-trip hotel transport by private vehicle is included.
PENANG HILL RAILWAY RIDE AND DINNER
Enjoy the unique experience of dining at colonial Penang Hill with the incredible panoramic night skyline of Georgetown below. After getting there by way of the world’s oldest funicular railway system, the Penang Hill Railway, you’ll be delighted by the old charms of the colonial-inspired David Brown’s restaurant. Hotel pickup and drop-off and your own personal professional guide are included.
PRIVATE TOUR: PENANG HILL AND KEK LOK SI TEMPLE
Visit Kek Lok Si Temple, Pagoda of Ten Thousand Buddhas, and ride the funicular railway up Penang Hill (Bukit Bendera) on this private half-day tour. Suspended above a hillside is one of Southeast Asia’s largest, most beautiful Buddhist temples, featuring a 7-tiered pagoda and a bronze statue of Guanyin. From atop Penang Hill, enjoy sweeping views of Georgetown all the way to the mainland of Malaysia. Round-trip hotel transport by private vehicle is included.
EAT LIKE A LOCAL: PENANG STREET FOOD TOUR
Brown-sugar biscuits. Spiced pork rolls. Fresh guava. Taste these Malaysian treats and more on this private 3.5-hour tour of Penang’s best street food. A foodie guide takes your group to the streets of Georgetown when food hawkers roll out their carts. Learn local know-how about Penang’s gastronomy as you savour 15 to 18 tastings on this customised private tour. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to eat like a local as you nibble on fritters, noodles, seafood and tropical fruits!
HIGH TEA ON PENANG HILL WITH PRIVATE TRANSFERS
Take your afternoon tea at the colonial-inspired David Brown’s Restaurant and Tea Terrace, tucked away on Penang Hill. A private guide accompanies you on this 3-hour tour, including a ride on the world’s oldest funicular railway to the summit of Penang Hill. Enjoy English high tea in the cool, refreshing air above Georgetown and the magnificent view of the city below. Round-trip hotel transport by private vehicle is included.
PRIVATE GEORGETOWN SIGHTSEEING TOUR
Take a scenic drive by private car through the historical Georgetown, capital city of Penang, now protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On this private half-day tour you’ll visit the most prominent buildings of the colonial era such as Fort Cornwallis and the Penang State Museum.
Enjoy a trishaw ride past Georgetown’s charming architecture, the modern skyscrapers of bustling Chinatown and colourful Little India – each a showcase of Penang’s rich culture and heritage. Round-trip hotel transport is included.
HALF-DAY PENANG HERITAGE TRAIL
This Penang Heritage Trail tour with local English speaking driver in an air conditioned vehicle gives you a glimpse of a different part of George Town, and highlights some of its most popular attractions. This tour is designed so you can get to know a few streets at a time. See the colonial buildings and prewar houses, which come with history on Penang Island.
PENANG AMAZING RACE
Imagine yourself dashing through the heritage streets of Penang on a 3-hour Amazing Race. Every stop and checkpoint promises an abundance of exciting activities that will let you experience the rich culture that UNESCO-listed George Town has to offer. You’ll ride a bike from Fort Cornwallis to Made in Penang Interactive Museum, Pinang Peranakan Mansion, Khoo Kongsi Temple, Little India, and more.
PENANG HARMONY FOOD TRAIL
Join a small group as you venture through the Georgetown Heritage area on the trail for delicious local food. Make sure you’re hungry for food and knowledge as your local Penang-born food guide walks you through each step of the way on this food tour. Experience the tangible and non-tangible heritage of Penang, and savour delicious local cuisine, as we unveil the history of Georgetown.
PENANG CITY TOUR
Penang has perhaps the largest, well preserved colonial-era old town, with excellent examples of Chinese clan houses, colonial homes, public buildings and private mansions. Visit Little India and exciting Chinatown, and make a stop at the world famous Royal Selangor and the Penang Museum. Before the day is over we will make a stop at Wat Chayamankalaram to see the big reclining Buddha.