Private Tour: Ipoh Secrets Full Day Heritage Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    08:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    • Pick up from any location within Ipoh city limits. Let us know your preferred pickup location by filling the optional note for us.
    • If you've not booked a hotel.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Drop off at your hotel or bus/train/airport terminals in Ipoh
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


The private tour allows you full customization on your itinerary and flexible starting time, you will follow your own pace and with the power to plan your own itinerary. Each private tour will be a different experience as it will cater to suit the group and time allowing maximum versatility and convenience. The itinerary is just a suggestion and should you have other ideas and places to go, do discuss with us or after meeting your guide of the day

Let us know your plan after booking and your guide from Ipoh Secrets will share insights about this former tin mining settlement and discover unique spots in the capital of Perak State which will even surprise experienced travelers.

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This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Ipoh Secrets, Ipoh, Kinta District, Perak

Ipoh Full Day Heritage Tour starts with complimentary pickup from anylocation of your choice within Ipoh city. Breakfast at somelocal eatery called "Kopitiam" for some authentic Ipohdishesaway from the tourist trap.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ipoh Heritage Walk, Ipoh, Kinta District, Perak

Start the heritage trail in old town of Ipoh and get to know the origin stories and interesting facts about old town while admiring the heritage buildings along the way.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Ipoh Railway Station, Ipoh, Kinta District, Perak

"The Taj Mahal of Ipoh" and Ipoh Town Hall, the starting point of our heritage walk

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Birch Memorial Clock Tower, Ipoh, Kinta District, Perak

A hundred year old clock tower build by the British for remembering an assassination case happened during the early years of colonization

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Art of OLDTOWN, Ipoh, Kinta District, Perak

Stopping by some street art and wall murals to pose for some photos

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Concubine Lane, Ipoh, Kinta District, Perak

Learn about the hard life of a tin miner at the famous "Concubine Lane" and why it's called "The Second Wife's Lane" by the locals

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Ho Yan Hor Museum, Ipoh, Kinta District, Perak

Linking up the story of tin miners and herbal tea that started at this museum

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Sam Poh Tong Cave Temple, Ipoh, Kinta District, Perak

One of the oldest cave temple in Ipoh. As you step into the compound, you will be greeted by the serene award winning Chinese style landscape garden with fishes, turtles, and birds probably from the natural limestone hills around! As we head into the cave temple passing through the praying site, there is a hidden courtyard surrounded by mountains with a turtle pond with hundred of turtles and tortoises set free by devotees long long time ago!

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens, Ipoh, Kinta District, Perak

As a city famous for its cave temples, you surely will not want to pass this chance to visit the magnificent Kek Lok Cave Temple and admire its intricate stalactites & stalagmites. Follow your guide for an intro of the cave, letting you know the formation and the creatures hidden around you.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Kellie's Castle, Batu Gajah, Kinta District, Perak

The spooky Kellie's Castle*, an unfinished mansion of an eccentric Scottish planter, will be our last stop. This castle with combined Scottish, Moorish and Indian architecture was built by craftsmen from Madras, India. All the bricks and marble were imported from India. Do follow your guide as there are some little-known facts and hidden secrets lying around which are not shown on the information boards.

Duration: 1 hour


Private Guided Tour

Air-conditioned vehicle

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Entry/Admission - Ipoh Heritage Walk



Breakfast & Lunch

Entry/Admission Tickets

Limited boot space for luggages/suitcases

Entry/Admission - Kellie's Castle

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

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  • 09-Aug-2022

    Old city vers intéressant Witherspoon the House Tea. Temples too. Sympathique guide. Good explications.

  • 26-Jun-2022

    Fantastic! Customized tour starting with the Heritage Trail. Once John determined what I liked seeing, we went to place after place, filling my curious mind with answers. An outstanding host and adventure - highly recommend

  • 29-Dec-2021

    A great experience, relaxed, interesting, and totally flexible to our schedule. Felt like spending a day being shown around a friend’s hometown, going to many places we wouldn’t have found on our own. John was very patient with our two kids also, and they really enjoyed the day.

  • 11-Nov-2021

    I've been to Ipoh lots of times for food. So this is the first time I've availed a tour to get to know Ipoh on a different light! Our guide, John, was very knowledgeable and give details that only locals will know. he brings us to places that we usually passed by but he have insights that we've never known before... yet he says "can google lah". He also took us to restaurants that serves good food but really affordable. Told us interesting stories about places and spots. And he got good sense to manage our tour time well. Highly recommended tour and guide for Ipoh!

  • 08-Nov-2021

    Stumbled upon this tour on Tripadvisor after reading quite a number of great reviews. It did not disappoint. It was a private tour. We were picked up at our hotel by John (spacious MPV) and brought us to an authentic breakfast place (Curry Mee, Wantan Mee , Chicken Hor Fun and White Coffee of course). Then, we headed for the Ipoh Heritage Walking Tour. John was very knowledgeable and shared a lot of trivia along the way which we find very interesting. After the morning walk, we headed to the Sam Poh Tong Temple (stunning Japanese Garden) before heading for lunch (Chicken Rice - yummy and affordable), then went for Kellie's Castle after. Since it was already around 330 when we left Kellie's Castle, we assumed that we will head home already as the tour was only supposed to be for 8 hours (ending by 4pm), but John even brought us to Perak Cave Temple. We were supposed to go to Kek Long Tong but there was a long queue so we decided to opt out. The Perak Cave Temple was a good alternative. Amazing Cave temple with Stalactites and Stalagmites, too bad we didn't manage to climb to the Pavilion (as it was already late when we arrived - last entry was at 330pm). Overall, this is a highly recommended tour. We've been to Ipoh a few times and this was the first time, we've booked a tour. This was a good alternative to go around the city with a relaxed paced and with a local bringing you to hole in the wall eateries (everything was arranged for you :) ) Thanks to John for being flexible and accommodating.

  • 11-Feb-2020

    Die Tour ist sehr informativ und vielseitig dank dem Guide. John Lee hat uns sehr viel von der Ipoh und deiner Geschichte erzählt. Da wir die einzigen waren, die die Tour gebucht haben, wurde schnell aus der Gruppen-Tour eine private Tour. In allem kann ich diese empfehlen.

  • 20-Dec-2019

    Our family of seniors & children enjoyed our tour with John who shared so much history & culture with us. Thanks for an enriching day learning about Ipoh!

  • 23-Nov-2019

    This was a private tour. Our guide John, was fantastic. After an authentic breakfast it was a walking tour then onto a variety of sights. We sa so much and learnt about the history of Ipoh all in a friendly environment. Recommended.

  • 11-Nov-2019

    A fun day, good weather. Only spent time at temples and Kellie's Castle as I had done "Old Town" a few days before. Loved the slower pace. It allowed for a greater appreciation of the temples and their history. No rushing about trying to get it all in. Simon was an excellent guide and very willing to engage in conversation and answers all of my many questions and curiosities.

  • 09-Nov-2019

    A fun day, good weather. Only spent time at temples and Kellie's Castle as I had done "Old Town" a few days before. Loved the slower pace. It allowed for a greater appreciation of the temples and their history. No rushing about trying to get it all in. Simon was an excellent guide and very willing to engage in conversation and answers all of my many questions and curiosities.

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