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Penang Tour Package
Even independent travelers find that sometimes there are activities they cannot or don't want to do by themselvesChiking, rafting, or other outdoor activities that require equipment, guides or access to remote locations.

While you may choose to work with a tour operator from your own country and book a trip before you arrive in your destination, it is sometimes cheaper and easier to work with a local tour operator, outfitter or guide and make your arrangements when you arrive. Working with local guides and outfitters is also a responsible way to support the local economy and community.
Penang Tours & Sightseeing
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 and most beautiful Buddhist temples, featuring a seven-tiered pagoda and a bronze statue of Guanyin. From atop Penang Hill you’ll enjoy sweeping views of Georgetown all the way to the mainland of Malaysia. Round-trip hotel transport by private vehicle is included.

- Enjoyable temple and gardens 4-hour tour of Penang
- Travel to the summit of Penang Hill by funicular railway
- Explore Southeast Asia's largest Buddhist temple, Kek Lok Si
- Stroll through the beautiful Penang Botanical Gardens
- Marvel at the statue of the Goddess of Mercy
- See hundreds of tortoises at the "Pond of Longevity"
- English-speaking guided tour
- Hotel pickup and drop off
Penang Hill and Kek Lok Si Buddhist Temple Afternoon Tour                     
Location: Penang, Malaysia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
From USD $46.66
Georgetown Sightseeing Tour                
Take a scenic drive by private car through historical Georgetown, the 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 colorful Little India - each a showcase of Penang's rich culture and heritage. Round-trip hotel transport is included.

- 4-hour private Georgetown sightseeing tour
- View colonial buildings in historical Georgetown, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Visit Fort Cornwallis and the Penang State Museum
- Ride a trishaw from the heart of Georgetown to Little India
- Stop at Khoo Kongsi, a famous Chinese clan house in Penang’s Chinatown
- Hear fascinating commentary about Penang’s culture from your private guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off by private vehicle included
Location: Penang, Malaysia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
From USD $48.13
Penang City Tour                
Penang has perhaps the largest and 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 stop at Wat Chayamankalaram to see the big reclining Buddha.

Take a drive through colonial Georgetown to Fort Cornwallis, the most prominent historical remains of Penang. Learn about the strait settlement history and rich heritage of Penang at the State Museum. Visit the colorful Little India and the bustling Chinatown before stopping at Royal Selangor to witness the unique art of Pewter craftsmanship. Then, head to Wat Chayamankalaram, which houses one of the world's largest reclining Buddha.

Finally, visit the Penang State Museum, a colonial era-building housing both a museum and an art gallery, showcasing exhibits about the history and heritage of Malaysia, China and Inda. Option to drop off for shopping at Gurney Plaza.
Location: Penang, Malaysia
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)
From USD $97.60
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 jewelry factory and a Malay Kampung (village). A great way to experience Penang in a nutshell!

You'll be picked up from your Penang hotel and taken to a Batik Factory to experience the traditional technique of batik printing using wax and dyes. Learn about the rubber tapping, spices and local Penang fruits on this discovery tour.

- Discover Penang on this four-hour Morning Tour
- Learn traditional batik printing techniques
- Discover the local fruits and spices of Penang
- Mingle with the locals at an old style Malaysian village
- Observe the art of gold and platinum jewelery making
- View the world's 3rd longest bridge
- English-speaking guide
- Hotel pickup and drop off
Location: Penang, Malaysia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 28.00
Butterfly Farm and Penang Botanic Gardens Tour  
Find yourself surrounded by myriad colors as beautiful butterflies flutter about at the Penang Butterfly Farm. This private half-day tour includes the Penang Botanic Gardens, located at the foot of Penang Hill. You’ll see more than 120 species of rare and exotic tropical butterflies, live tropical insects and unique reptiles. Then stroll with your private guide through a rich collection of tropical flora in gardens inhabited by long-tailed macaques. Round-trip hotel transport by private vehicle is included.

- Private tour of Penang Butterfly Farm and Penang Botanic Gardens
- Observe local varieties as well as rare and endangered butterfly species
- See scorpions and other fascinating insects and reptiles
- Spot long-tailed macaques that make the botanical gardens their home
- Learn about Malaysia’s native flora and other tropical wonders from your private guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off by private vehicle

Location: Penang, Malaysia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 28.00
Penang Night Tour from Georgetown with Malacca Strait Ferry Ride 
Soak up the dynamic atmosphere of historical Georgetown and watch the Penang capital come to life in a blaze of light at night. With a local guide, savor world-renowned Malaysian dishes (own expense) as you stroll among the many open-air food stalls at a hawker center. You’ll take a 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.

- 3-hour night tour of Georgetown in Penang
- Taste a variety of delicious Malaysian delights from food carts at a local hawker center (own expense)
- Enjoy a 15-minute ferry ride across the Malacca Strait along the Malay Peninsula
- Travel eight miles over the Penang Bridge by coach
- See the skyline of Penang lit up at night
- Hotel pickup and drop-off from selected Penang hotels included
Location: Penang, Malaysia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 46.66
Penang Day Trips & Excursions
Pulau Payar Marine Park Snorkeling Tour from Penang
Explore the colorful underwater world of the Pulau Payar Marine Park on this great day trip from Penang.

Travel by ferry to Pulau Payar, the only Marine Park off the West Coast of Peninsular Malaysia. The park is made up of four un-inhabited islands and the crystal clear water is home to a multitude of colorful fish and large species of corals. Relax on one of the small sandy beaches, or take to the water and snorkel amongst the reefs. Lunch is buffet style and served at the platform.

- Spend the day snorkeling and swimming in the colorful marine park of Pulau Payar
- Enjoyable ferry ride between Penang and Pulau Payar
- Buffet lunch
- Use of snorkeling equipment
- English-speaking guided tour
- Hotel pickup and drop off
Location: Penang, Malaysia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 136.66
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. Enjoy a spot of fishing or an invigorating jungle trek followed by a delicious barbecue lunch.

Take a 30 minute boat ride from Penang to an uninhabited white sandy beach fringed with coconut trees and frequented by monkeys from the nearby jungle. Enjoy the sun, the sea and the barbecue lunch by the beach.

For those who love fishing, you can try your luck with the equipment provided and if your into adventure, take a short jungle trek in the surrounding foothills.
Location: Penang, Malaysia
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 74.02
Penang Outdoor Activities
Penang National Park Half-Day Trek
On this half-day adventure, explore the hidden natural beauty and habitats of Malaysia’s tropical rainforest at Penang National Park. Trek around the park and discover various trails leading to lush forests, and dive into the cool water of some of the best beaches on Penang Island. Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch and relax by the pristine Monkey Beach before your return trek.

- Half-day tour to Penang National Park
- Trek around the lush forests and discover the unique flora and fauna
- Enjoy a complimentary lunch of sandwiches, sausages and soft drinks at Monkey Beach
- Walk along the Canopy Walkway and see elevated views of the verdant rainforest
Location: Penang, Malaysia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 66.93
Traditional Clay Pottery Tour with Firefly Watching Cruise in Penang
Experience Penang’s culture and nature on a pottery and firefly-watching tour. Travel across one of the longest bridges in the world from the island of Penang to neighboring Seberang Perai, and watch traditional artisans create beautiful clay pots. Then, after dinner at a local restaurant, take a river cruise to see fireflies glow at night. With hotel pickup and drop-off included, this tour highlights the local food, culture and natural beauty of the Penang region.

- Clay pot tour and firefly cruise from Penang
- Watch artisans making traditional clay pots
- Learn about the potters’ lifestyle and craft
- Enjoy a sumptuous Malaysian dinner at a local restaurant
- Take an evening river cruise and see fireflies glow in the dark

Location: Penang, Malaysia
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 126.79
Traditional Clay Pottery Tour with Firefly Watching Cruise in Penang
Bring the family to ESCAPE Adventureplay Theme Park, Penang’s world-class eco-theme park, for a day of adventure amid natural surroundings. A full-day entrance ticket gives participants of all ages the opportunity to climb and swing through the trees, slide downhill, zipline across a ravine, and pan for treasures. With at least 16 amazing attractions to choose from, including exciting games and activities for younger kids, it’s one destination not to be missed! One-way transport by air-conditioned minivan from your Penang hotel is included with your admission, with optional return transport (if upgrade selected).

- ESCAPE Adventureplay Theme Park full-day admission ticket
- Ride a tube downhill on the Tubby Racer or zipline through the canopy on the Flying Lemur
- Balance above the trees on a ropes course called Monkey Business
- Climb the Gecko Tower and take Atan’s Leap through the air
- Hotel pickup by air-conditioned minivan included
- Hotel drop-off included (if upgrade selected)
Location: Penang, Malaysia
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 45.00
Experience Malaysia: Authentic Malaysia Cooking Tour
Learn to cook authentic Malaysian dishes in a natural garden setting in Penang! Your 6-hour class takes place in the Tropical Spice Garden with expert chefs. You’ll visit a market in the fishing village of Teluk Bahang to find fresh ingredients before a hands-on cooking lesson. After preparing a delicious meal from scratch, sit down for a scrumptious lunch and enjoy the fruits of your labor. Numbers are limited to 8 people, ensuring an intimate experience with a small group of fellow food lovers.

- 6-hour Malaysian cooking class in Penang
- Search for fresh ingredients at the market in Teluk Bahang
- Learn the art of Malaysian cuisine with an expert chef
- Discover the many culinary influences of traditional dishes
- Cook a delicious lunch in the Tropical Spice Garden
- Hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Small-group class limited to 8 ensures a personalized experience
Location: Penang, Malaysia
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 139.99
Penang Transfers & Ground Transport
Penang Arrival Airport to Hotel Transfer
Save time and money and book your transfer services before you go! You'll be met by a representative at Penang Airport and transferred to your hotel. This is the ideal way to start your holiday or business trip.

When making a booking, you will need to advise your flight details and your accommodation details. Your transfer will be confirmed within 24 hours and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver.
Private Transfer: Penang Arrival Airport to Hotel Transfer
Penang Shared Arrival Transfer: Airport to Hotel
Private Transfer: Penang Departure Hotel to Airport Transfer
Private Arrival Transfer: Penang Railway Station to Beach Hotels
Private Arrival Transfer: Penang Railway Station to City Hotel
Location: Penang, Malaysia
From USD
$ 14.66 - $32.00