Private Penang City Sightseeing Tour - Penang Hill

From USD 83.77
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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 7 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    9am Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    Departs from your Penang hotel
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Overview

If youd like to experience a bit of everything Penang has to offer, this grand tour of the island is for you! A private guide will accompany you by private vehicle to Penangs top attractionsfrom Malaysian batik and pewter factories to Buddhist templesand offer expert commentary along the way. Stop at a fishing village and a fruit plantation on your way to the Snake Temple and Kek Lok Si Temple. Ascend Penang Hill aboard the funicular railway and take a pewter-making workshop at the Royal Selangor Visitor Centre.

Highlights

  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Great overview and orientation of the city

Know More about this tour

Meet your guide upon hotel pickup in Penang and set out on your full-day private tour by comfortable private vehicle. Enjoy the morning drive along a famous stretch of Batu Ferringhi beaches and take in the panoramic views of the ocean. A brief stop is made at a traditional fishing village before heading out to a batik factory. Here, youll learn the intricate techniques of producing this exquisite Malaysian textile as you watch artisans use wax and dye to create their designs.

After driving past a working dam and fruit plantations, stop at a fruit stall for an introduction to local fruits and spices such as nutmeg and clove. Then continue to the famous Snake Temple, also known as the Temple of the Azure Cloud. Here, youll find venomous pit vipers coiled around the altars and various other parts of the temple, which was built in 1850. Considered harmless by the smoke of burning incense, the snakes venom has been removed for safety, but they still have intact fangs.
Learn about the 19th-century Buddhist monk who gave shelter to the snakes of jungle. Then stop to purchase a local lunch (own expense) in preparation for a religious journey to the fascinating Kek lok si Temple. One of the largest Chinese Buddhist temple complexes in Southeast Asia, its also known as the Pagoda of Ten Thousand Buddhas. Multiple prayer halls, pagodas and bell towers built in varying stylesfrom Burmese to Chinese to Thaicomprise the temple complex. Your guide will point out a bronze statue of Guanyin, goddess of mercy, located on a hillside above the pagoda.

Finally, head to Penang hill (Bukit Bendera) and hop on the funicular railway to ascend to the top2,625 feet (800 meters) above sea level. At Malaysia's oldest hill station, enjoy panoramic views of the island and the mainland beyond. On your way back, stop at the Royal Selangor Visitor Centre for a 30-minute workshop in pewter-smithing. With basic hand tools, you will manipulate the versatile metal into a simple pewter bowl, using similar techniques to those used in the late 19th century.

Your private day tour ends with return transport to your hotel, but you may opt to be dropped off for some shopping at the Straits Quay Mall.

Inclusions

  • All taxes, fees and handling
  • Entrance fees
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Exclusions

  • Lunch
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Not wheelchair accessible

Please be ready to go at least 15 minutes prior to departure time

Please advise that to avoid delays and the heavy traffic on weekends and public holidays, it is preferred to book this tour on weekdays

In case of the Penang Hill Train not operating, it will be replaced with visit to Penang Colonial Museum or Botanical Garden