Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Penang Island Discovery Morning Tour. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
The tour was without a guide,only a driver with broken English,interested only in the property market in the island.Print factory,Fruit market,and Coffee beans factory were commercial breaks,Nevertheless the latter was a good compromise,as the group members were desperate for free coffee drops.
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.
Interesting trip to batik factory something new. A small shop showing rubber tapping, spices & fruits, a bit disappointing. Visit to malay kampong with nobody around for you to mingle. Snake temple got to pay for entrance fee just to see the different species but nobody is there to explain so got to walk around yourself. Interesting tour to jewellery factory but everything is expensive. Didn't stop to see the penang bridge just drive pass so didn't manage to take a picture of this 3rd longest bridge in the world.
Couple of shopping stops was a bit of a dampener. I can't fathom why Georgetown is not included in the itinerary. The guide was quite knowledgeable. Snake Temple is quite incredible.
KAI LEUNG T
Not much to be seen. If you did not join the tour, you lost nothing.
The island of Penang is very beautiful and this tour drives you around the island. I felt that more opportunities to take photos would have been nice, and I would have loved to see the spice farm instead of the drivers friends roadside stand, but all in all it was okay. I was with two others and our tour was in a small car. The driver was pointing and talking while trying to drive a small car, and I felt in danger at times on the small crowded roads. We made it back safely though and the guide was pleasant enough.