Our tour was confirmed for hotel pick up @ 2PM but no one turned up !!!! After some upsetting, stressful time and many phone calls we were finally sent a (private) bus and driver/guide @ 4PM. :o) There were 2 highlights listed on the tour that we did not get to see at all : #1-Stroll through the beautiful Penang Botanical Gardens with the free roaming monkeys. #2- See hundreds of tortoises at the "Pond of Longevity"
Apart from all that, Penang Hill and Kek Lok Si were beautiful. Wish we had more time there instead of rushing through.
We booked this tour on a weekend day thinking we could visit the Butterfly Farm instead of the jewelry factory as per tour description on the web page. Were a bit disappointed when informed that the tour no longer visits the Butterfly Farm even on weekends.Apart from that, very pleasant tour overall : pick up on time, very friendly and knowledgeable and accommodating tour guide and driver, comfortable bus, great group etc... The tour tends to be on the "commercial" side though.
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