• Location: Penang, Malaysia
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
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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.

Highlights

  • 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

What You Can Expect

Penang Island Discovery Morning Tour

Penang Bridge

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.

Customer Reviews

Peter M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 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.

Jacqueline N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Our guide Lawrence was excellent. Very knowledgable, fantastic English communication and funny. Very enjoyable tour.

ta10ent

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Excellent tour. Value for money. The Driver/Guide was very knowledgeable highly recommended.

Veronica E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 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.

Bronte M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 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.

JAYALAKSHMI S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 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

miltonpres

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Excellent tour, the guide was very knowledgeable about Penang and its history. Without asking he also took lots of pictures of us together. Would definitely recommend this tour.

Alicia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

Lawrence picked us up at the hotel and drove us around the island with a running commentary. This tour was excellent, the highlight was the batik factory where we were able to see the craftsmanship and skill involved in making batik fabric. We were also shown where nutmeg was grown and various nutmeg and mace products were made. This was also very interesting and informative. Driving through the various locations gave us ideas about what other sites to visit during our stay in Penang.

MICHAEL J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

We found this Tour truly excellent , due in very great part to the delightful personality of our driver/guide Philip Oh . Within a half hour of his collecting us . from Mansion One , we were chatting away like old friends as he drove us around the Island in the saloon car provided for the Tour . Philip was cheerful , knowledgeable and informative ,, providing us with a wealth of interesting information . The scenic aspects of the drive were memorable , and we were particularly pleased to see something of the ''true'' Malaysia that exists outside the urban and ''touristy'' locations . The stops at the Spice Farm , the Snake Temple and Serpentarium , and the specialist Tea and Coffee Sellers were all fascinating in their different ways . Philip , who had always been at great pains to fall in with our every wish , finally dropped us off at Gurney Plaza , where we wanted to go for lunch , We were genuinely sorry to lose his companionship , which had done so much to make this Tour so thoroughly enjoyable .

Charlotte P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

Brilliant tour. Guide was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and professional. Great overview of the island.

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