Penang Suggested Itineraries Reviews
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I enjoyed the tour although it was shorter than I had expected at 2hours15mins. Penang Hill and Kek Lok Si were both worth the visit and the guide was well informed.
Enjoyed this but tram was very crowded
Great tour guide! Knowledgable about Malaysia. No problem modifying tour schedule for us.
The Penang Island Morning Tour was terrific. We'd never been to Penang before and the tour was an excellent introduction. The bas was clean and comfortable and well driven. Our tour guide, was very knowledgeable and gave us great insight into Penang and Malay history, culture and landmarks, flora and fauna. I would highly recommend this tour for those arriving in Penang wanting to know more about this beautiful island.
Reply by Viator, May 2012
Doing what: Pulau Payar Marine Park Snorkeling Tour from Penang
very nice trip. Clear water and lots of fish!
It was great. Well done.
This tour gave us an amazing feel for the entire island of Penang. The drive was beautiful and we enjoyed experiencing the various aspects of the island. All of the stops were interesting, but we definitely felt that they were a bit too "commercial" as the information parts were not as extensive as we would have liked and the "shopping time" allotted was often much longer.
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Our driver arrived on time and was pleasant, courteous and careful; the car was clean and comfortable. Particularly enjoyed Kek Lok Si. Since our driver was Buddhist he was able to explain everything which really enhanced our enjoyment of the visit. Only negative was that the local company insisted we hand over our entrance tickets. My daughter wanted to keep hers as a souvenir and I had to email the company to confirm that we had both visited the temple so that our driver would not have to pay some 30 RM. I thought this was petty. But, other than that, a very enjoyable afternoon.
While we enjoyed this tour the itinerary was less comprehensive than advertised. Our visit to the temple was fairly short and we did not see the pool of longevity with the turtles and the visit to the Botanic gardens simply did not take place. When we asked the guide about this he said the gardens were only visited when the hill railway was closed for maintenance.
Reply by Viator, March 2012
Doing what: Penang Island Discovery Morning Tour
My first time using aviator. It was a hassle to start. It was good I had a hotel staff call for confirmation. Our booking was unheard of, so she has to fax our prepaid ticket/voucher. Had to wait for hours to get a confirmation for our next day tour. Was really disappointing considering it was prepaid weeks earlier. We could have wasted our day waiting for nothing without confirming first. It should have been hassle free.
Our voucher states a pick up time of 9:30 but we were picked up at 8. It was just a mess to start.
However, the tour was great. Our tour guide was a walking creature of knowledge. Bus was clean.
A must to get an overview of the island. Helpful guide.
It is worth the money tour.
Reply by Viator, February 2012
Doing what: Penang City Tour
Good introductory tour of Penang.
An enjoyable tour, made even better by David, the tour guide. The snake temple suprised me, there were far less snakes than when I last visited in 1965!! It was a very pleasant morning's tour. The Batik factory was an eye opener, for the hard work involved in making the designs. It was interesting to see the Malay village, when one sees all the development with high rise accomodation on the Island now.
Reply by Viator, February 2012
Doing what: Penang Hill and Kek Lok Si Buddhist Temple Afternoon Tour
The journey up the hill is much more comfortable these days, though obviously crowded due to the attraction of the views from the summit. The Kek Lok Si Buddhist Temple is still an incomplete structure after all these years. You need your "walking feet" for this walk about. Again I was lucky to have david as the tour guide - such an incredible amount of information.