• Tour code: 22744P7
  • Location: George Town, Malaysia
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Discover the natural side of Penang on a private tour to a fruit farm and botanic garden, as well as a stop at a batik factory. Fun fact: Malaysia is home to approximately 370 species of edible fruit. At the Tropical Fruit Farm, you can try several of these in-season fruits before heading to the Penang Botanical Gardens to admire lush scenery and exotic plant species. Select a morning or afternoon tour when booking.

Highlights

  • Private farm and gardens tour of Penang
  • Visit the Tropical Fruit Farm to taste seasonal varieties
  • Admire colorful blooms and verdant greenery at the Penang Botanical Gardens
  • Learn about the tradition of batik
  • Enjoy a more personalized experience with a private guide

What You Can Expect

After hotel pickup, your private tour begins with the drive to the Tropical Fruit Farm in Teluk Behang, located on a hill with a view of the Indian Ocean. Take a guided tour to learn about 140 species of local and regional fruit, and then enjoy the chance to taste the varieties that are in season.

Next, head to the Penang Batik Factory to learn about this Malaysian textile art where wax-resistant dye is applied to cloth in colorful patterns. Established in 1973, the factory was a pioneer of batik production on the island of Penang and is home to an art gallery, boutique and workshop. Set amid a landscape of tropical greenery, the factory features batik varieties from block prints to hand-drawn pieces, plus the patterns are printed on both sides of the fabric.

Continue your tour to the 72-acre (29-hectare) Penang Botanical Gardens, which sits at the foot of Penang Hill. A granite quarry site in 1884, the lush venue is now home to a collection of tropical flowers and vegetation, plus macaque monkeys, which you might spot among the gardens.

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