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Round Penang Island Tour

George Town, Malaysia
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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English


Experience the beauty of the “Pearl of the Orient” on this Penang Island Discovery Morning Tour. Venture to the sandy shores and picturesque countryside as you make your way through some of the area’s most incredible sites. Visit a traditional batik factory, wander through the grounds of the famous Snake Temple, see handmade wonders at a local jewelry factory and interact with locals at Malay Kampung—an old-school Malaysian village. This four-hour morning tour hits all the highlights and insures you’ll leave Penang having seen the best of the best.
  • 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
Your friendly driver and professional guide will collect you from your Penang hotel and transport you to a traditional batik factory where you’ll learn the age-old technique of fabric painting using wax and dye. Your knowledgeable guide will also share information and insight about rubber tree tapping and local fruits, vegetables and spices as part of this unique tour.

You’ll experience old-world Penang on a visit to Malay Kampung, a traditional Malaysian village, where locals will great you with friendly faces before you venture to the Snake Temple, where statues of poisonous serpents decorate the alters. 

Next, make your way to OE Design, where you’ll see artisans crafting jewelry in the Free Trade Zone. Learn how fine adornments are created using some of the world’s most valuable materials. 

Finally, travel across the world’s third longest bridge, connecting Penang Island to the mainland. Make your way through scenic Georgetown, where your guide will point out historical highlights before you return to your hotel.
Stop At:  
Teluk Bahang
Teluk Bahang is a busy fishing village in the northwest corner of Penang. There is a jetty and a shallow inlet where small fishing boats are moored.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Penang Batik Factory
Penang Batik Factory is one of the pioneers of batik manufacturing on the island. The complex is divided into three sections - an art gallery, boutique and workshop. Surrounded by lots of tropical greenery, it is one of Penang's well known sightseeing spots and offers a wide variety of quality batik, from block prints batiks to hand-drawn pieces. Here, unlike the usual one-sided print, each piece features patterns and colours on both sides of the fabric.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Teluk Bahang
Stop at countryside for introduction of tropical spices like clove and nutmeg, local fruits in season and try rubber tapping.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Balik Pulau
Photo stop at a typical Malay village, admire the street arts in the small town of Balik Pulau.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Snake Temple
Snake Temple was built in 1850, dedicated to Chor Soo Kong, a Buddhist priest and healer. It is one of the few places where you can get up close to a bunch of venomous snakes and live to tell the tale.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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What is the maximum group size during Round Penang Island Tour?
This activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers.

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Island tour
, Dec 2019
We were lucky enough to have Lawrence drive us around the island of Penang! He is very friendly, very informative and knowledgeable . The car was comfy which is important if u are in it for 4 hrs!!!! We travelled thru Batu Feringgi, up and around the top of the island and down again, making a few stops along the way - batik factory, fishing village, snake temple , spice garden - all were very interesting. The tour gave us a great overall insight into Penang. It was an excellent tour with an excellent tour guide. Thankyou Lawrence And Viator!
Our guide John was very entertaining...
Mardi W
, Sep 2018
Our guide John was very entertaining and knowlegeable. We enjoyed exploring Penang Island and thouroughly recommend,
Loved this tour. Guide was excellent...
Peter M
, Feb 2018
Loved this tour. Guide was excellent picked me up at my hotel early. We drove all the way around the island, and I got to see the northern beaches, the western fruit farms, and a western Muslim village, Great overview of Penang Island. The guide was excellent about pointing out a lot of extras such as architectural marvels, and back in George Town he let me out at a food market to try a local specialty and with directions for the short walk back to my hotel.
I would recommend this tour. Though...
Divya M
, Jan 2018
I would recommend this tour. Though I feel It is a little overpriced It gave us a good overview of Penang. Our guide Lawrence in-depth knowledge of Penang and it's history gave us an good insight into the history and working of this beautiful island.
Our guide Lawrence was excellent...
Jacqueline N
, Dec 2017
Our guide Lawrence was excellent. Very knowledgable, fantastic English communication and funny. Very enjoyable tour.
This is just a drive around penang...
John-john G
, Dec 2017
This is just a drive around penang island with only a driver acting as the tour guide.
Excellent tour. Value for money. The...
, Nov 2017
Excellent tour. Value for money. The Driver/Guide was very knowledgeable highly recommended.
Lawrence, our guide, was excellent...
Veronica E
, Sep 2017
Lawrence, our guide, was excellent! He was very knowledgeable and he selflessly shared everything to us. Very professional! He made a big positive difference in this tour.
Great tour very informative and...
Bronte M
, Aug 2017
Great tour very informative and entertaining due mainly because of our tour guide Philip now this guy should be considered a national treasure of Malaysia The best I have come across. C and B.
t was the most wonderful experience...
, Aug 2017
t was the most wonderful experience. Perfectly planned and executed tour. Our driver cum guide Lawrence was the best ever. Courteous polite enthusiastic and very friendly and affable. Thank you, Viator. You are awesome

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