Explore the hidden charms of Penang island on this round the island trip traversing through traditional local and fishing villages, idyllic beaches, lush green rainforests, ocean scenic views, rolling hills, private cottage industry, family-own garden and agricultural lands.

Along the way we’ll stop at the enchanting Tropical Spice Garden, learn how Malaysian batik is made at the Penang Batik Handicraft centre and visit the world class insect and butterfly farm, Entopia.

We will stop for a light local snack travelling through hilly terrains of rainforest, fruit and spice plantations. Along the way we’ll stop at a private secret garden and shop at a roadside fruit stand, if you wish to buy some local fresh fruit to take back to your hotel.

We will then head to the agricultural township of Balik Pulau, which in Malay literally means “the back of the island.” On the west side of this laid back township is a long stretch of coastline, fishing villages and rice fields with stunning views from the opposite surrounding hills. We will have a sightseeing tour of Balik Pulau, speak to the locals who have been producing Penang unique ingredients for four generations!

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Key Highlights

  • Experience the eco-tourism destination with exotic flora and fauna of Tropical Spice Garden
  • Visit the enchanting world of the metamorphosis of butterfly at Entopia
  • Learn how wax resist dyeing technique is used in Malaysian batik
  • Appreciate the beautiful artworks at a private garden
  • Learn how local ingredients are harvested and produced for generations
  • Discover the countryside with plenty of photography opportunities

Inclusions

  • Pick up and drop off at hotels in Batu Ferringhi, Tanjung Bungah, Tanjung Tokong, George Town and cruise ship terminal
  • Fluent English speaking local host
  • Private air-conditioned car, includes fuel and parking
  • Complimentary bottled water

Exclusions

  • Entrance fees at the major tourist attraction sites
  • Food and beverage, including alcoholic drinks
  • Personal expenses

Important Information

What to bring:

  • Sunglasses, hat, sunscreen to protect from the sun
  • Umbrella if it is raining
  • Wear good walking shoes and light clothing
  • Camera if you wish to take photos
  • Photo ID (eg drivers licence)
  • Some cash (approx $100 ringgit) if you wish to make any purchase along the way as most vendors and shopkeepers only accept cash

Price: MYR $450 per person

Duration: Full day 9:00am – 5:00pm (subject to traffic conditions)

Please contact us if you wish to shorten this tour itinerary as a half-day program

 

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