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Located off the northwest coast of Malaysia, Penang Island enjoys abundant natural beauty and a rich cultural heritage, earning it the nickname “Pearl of the Orient.” Here are some of the best Penang day trips for exploring the island and its surroundings.

Monkey Beach—14 miles (22 kilometers) from Penang City
Monkey Beach (Teluk Duyung) is part of Penang National Park on the northwest corner of the island. Named for its resident group of crab-eating macaques, the island is otherwise uninhabited—an ideal setting for a relaxing day of sun, sand, and sea. Tours to the island often include a barbecue lunch cooked right on the beach.

Pulau Payar Marine Park—about 40 miles (64 kilometers) from Penang City
The four uninhabited islands of Pulau Payar Marine Park, located a short ferry ride from Georgetown, are surrounded by clear waters teeming with large coral species and a colorful diversity of marine animals. If you want to explore Malaysia below the surface of the water, this is a great place to snorkel and scuba dive.

Orangutan Island—47 miles (76 kilometers) from Penang City 
Observe free-ranging orangutans in their forested habitat in Semanggol with a visit to the conservation facility Orangutan Island. Visitors are protected by a meshed-in path during guided tours with an island ranger.

Tempurung Cave—114 miles (184 kilometers) from Penang City
Tempurung Cave (Gua Tempurung), also known as Coconut Cave, ranks among the largest cave systems in peninsular Malaysia. Explore over a mile (2 kilometers) of subterranean passages filled with illuminated limestone pillars, stalactites, and stalagmites. Visitors can choose between a paved trail through the caves or a longer journey that involves getting a bit wet and muddy.

Hat Yai—134 miles (215 kilometers) from Penang City
Visit two countries in one day with a trip to Hat Yai on the southern tip of Thailand. The busy city is a cultural mishmash where Malaysian day-trippers mingle with Cantonese street vendors and expats from all corners of the globe. On a guided tour of the city, visit the Four Faces Buddha Temple, catch some rays on the white sands of Samila Beach, and sample Thai food from the Hat Yai floating market.
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Orang Utan Island and Taiping from Penang

Orang Utan Island and Taiping from Penang

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Get an up close look at the endangered orangutan on this incredible tour of Orangutan Island, Taiping Zoo and Perak Museum from Penang. Experience some of the area’s most stunning natural highlights and learn more about local wildlife from your professional guide. You’ll walk through the Taiping Lake Gardens and wander the halls of Perak Museum, plus enjoy the air-conditioned comfort and convenience of your vehicle.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$133.85
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$133.85

Penang City & Temple Tour with Penang Hill(Fast Lane) & Kek Lok Si

Penang City & Temple Tour with Penang Hill(Fast Lane) & Kek Lok Si

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Even if you have only a short time in Penang, soak up the key sights in just half a day on this action-packed door-to-door tour. Ride the funicular to the peak of Penang Hill; explore the streets of George Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site; watch pewter craftsmen; taste white coffee; and check off religious monuments from Kek Lok Si Temple to Wat Chaiyamangkalaram and Dhammikarama Burmese Temple.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.26
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Penang: Flexible 6-Hours Highlights

Penang: Flexible 6-Hours Highlights

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This tour let you go to all the attractions that you like, not like the can approach of a predetermined itinerary tour. For a 6 hours visit from ship or hotel or airport, you choose some 4-7 attractions to go from the list in "tour details". You choose the places and dictate how much time to spend at each attraction. Either you explore every nooks and corners, or you simply take pictures from the outside without entering the attraction, you call the shot. If mobility is a concern, go for a round island tour and take in the view from the comfort of air-conditioned car. If you do not have a clue where to go or to do, let our learned tour guide choose it for you. The tour guide cum driver, will accompany you into all attractions and give commentary on the go. You will be not be disappointed. Penang is a truly surprising hidden gem!
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.00
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Penang: Flexible Full-Day Adventures

Penang: Flexible Full-Day Adventures

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This guided tour is flexible tour for 8 hours meaning you can customize your own tour in Penang from ship or hotel or airport. You choose some 5-9 attractions to go from the list in "tour details" and dictate how much time to spend at each attraction. Either you may indulge in details in the attractions, or kind of "touch and go" or you simply snap pictures from the exterior without going in, you call the shot. If heat is a concern, go into more indoor attraction or go up the hill. If mobility is your concern, then go for a round island tour with the comfort of air-conditioned car. If you like shopping then your American dollars are stretch 4 X versus Ringgit Malaysia as everything is a bargain. If you do not have a clue where to go or to do, no problem, let our learned tour guide choose it for you. The tour guide cum driver, will accompany you into all attractions and give commentary on the go. You will be surprised what Penang has to offer.
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  • 8 hours
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$100.00
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$100.00
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Penang Full Day Tour including Penang Hill(Fast Lane) with Lunch

Penang Full Day Tour including Penang Hill(Fast Lane) with Lunch

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Experience the sights and sounds of Penang in one day on a 6-hour guided tour. The well-rounded itinerary is perfect for travelers who want to get an overview of the vibrant Malaysian city, but don’t want to fuss over taxis, public transit, and limiting guide books. Thanks to all-inclusive transportation from your hotel, you're able to comfortably visit the reclining Buddha, Dhammikarama Burmese Temple, Penang Hill, and more.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$94.88
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$94.88
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Penang City Private Half Day Tour With Khoo Kongsi & Kek Lok Si

Penang City Private Half Day Tour With Khoo Kongsi & Kek Lok Si

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This tour will give you a full tour of Penang main highlights. You will experience and get a chance to witness the different cultures and architecture of Penang. We will also get a chance to visit the Penang Street art, the heritage buildings, local temples as well as Penang history. This is a perfect city tour for couples or families visiting for the first time.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$40.33
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$40.33
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Guided Hatyai (Thailand) Day Tour from Penang (Malaysia)

Guided Hatyai (Thailand) Day Tour from Penang (Malaysia)

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Visit two countries in one day during a day trip to Hat Yai in Thailand from Penang. Taking a private day trip to Hat Yai ensures that you receive the undivided attention of your guide and enjoy the flexibility to customize your itinerary according to your interests.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$197.44
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$197.44
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Orangutan & Charcoal Factory Tour

Orangutan & Charcoal Factory Tour

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Even if you don’t have time to visit Borneo, see orangutans swinging, feeding, and playing in a forest habitat at the Bukit Merah Orang Utan Island Foundation. Forget piecing together public transport: relax with a driver/guide to escort you from your hotel to the island and back. After you’ve admired these fabulous primates, enjoy lunch and a visit to the Kuala Sepetang Charcoal Factory. An excellent day out with kids.
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  • 8 hours
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$153.85
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$153.85
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Penang Full Day Tour

Penang Full Day Tour

See the sights of Penang while avoiding stuffy tour buses or public transport turmoil on this small-group tour. Visit significant spiritual sites like Dhammikarama Burmese Temple and Wat Chayamangkalaram, home of the city’s immense Reclining Buddha. Stroll along the boardwalk at Batu Ferringhi Beach and take a drive around the ruins and colonial remnants of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Georgetown neighborhood. Get from destination to destination in an air-conditioned small-group transport, with your own driver to tell you the stories of the city.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$57.44
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Penang Nature Tour with Penang Hill(Fast Lane), Kek Lok Si & Botanical Garden

Penang Nature Tour with Penang Hill(Fast Lane), Kek Lok Si & Botanical Garden

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On the surface, Penang appears as a historical city but if you look deeper, you’ll find a whole host of natural wonders. Spend the day discovering the best of Penang’s nature during a tour that covers Penang Hill (Flagstaff Hill), Batu Ferringhi Beach, and Kek Lok Si Temple, and provides an easy way for first-time visitors to orient themselves. Plus, hotel pickup and drop-off mean that you don’t have to worry about finding a meeting point.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$84.62
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Penang: Round Island Full-Day Discoveries

Penang: Round Island Full-Day Discoveries

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Time-pressed travelers can check off a wealth of Penang sights on this action-packed private door-to-door tour. Discover religion at Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram, Dharmikarama Burmese Temple, and the Snake Temple (Fu Xing Gong); taste Malaysia at the Tropical Spice Garden and a nutmeg factory (or fruit stall); watch batik underway at a workshop; and enjoy butterflies at Entopia. Tour includes transport and guiding only: Entrance fees are at your expense.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.00
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$100.00
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1 Day Balik Pulau dept from town area by motorcoach

1 Day Balik Pulau dept from town area by motorcoach

Explore Penang Island’s food and scenery on this all-day excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup, hop on a bicycle—it’s included in the tour price—and pedal past farms, mangroves, and villages. Savor a delicious complimentary lunch at Audi Dream Farm in Balik Palau, and enjoy activities that may include animal petting, riding, and feeding.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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$79.49
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$79.49

Orang Utan Island & Charcoal Factory Tour

Orang Utan Island & Charcoal Factory Tour

Even if you don’t have time to visit Borneo, you can still see and observe the natural habitat of Orang Utans living at the Bukit Merah Orang Utan Island Foundation. These primates are orphans undergoing rehabilitation for future release into the wild.
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  • 6 hours
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$107.34
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$107.34
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Guided Tour & Transporters

Guided Tour & Transporters

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  • 4 to 12 hours
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$200.00
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$200.00
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Penang: Orang Utan Island & City Flexible 6 hours Fun

Penang: Orang Utan Island & City Flexible 6 hours Fun

A 6 hours day tour, starting with a visit to Orangutan Sanctuary Island on mainland Peninsular Malaysia to see some 17 Orangutan up close and personal. Get to know them by names - BJ (Alpha), Adam, Hiroshi, Manu and others. We, the human, are being enclosed, not the orangutan. They may weigh up to 300 kilogram and be careful, they have the strength up to 7 adults! They shared some 97% of human DNA too! No wonder they are fun to watch. Upon returning to Penang Island, the afternoon is flexible itinerary. Among others you can visit a wet market to see unique produce and sample some exotic and fusion local foods. Enjoy street arts and view the unique house on water at clan jetty. Drive through George Town's World Unesco Heritage enclave - heritage houses, clan houses with people still living in. See George Town's diverse multi-racial cultures who live harmoniously side by side of each other along the same street. Talk to your tour guide on the options for the rest of the available time.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$130.00
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$130.00
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Half Day Penang City Tour with Time Tunnel 3D Museum from Penang Island-5 Hours

Half Day Penang City Tour with Time Tunnel 3D Museum from Penang Island-5 Hours

Explore George Town’s top attractions on this guided excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup on Penang Island, visit landmarks like Wat Chaiyamangalaram temple, enjoy a scenic drive through George Town’s historic, UNESCO-designated streets, visit Penang’s 3D history museum, learn about George Town’s multicultural history from an informative local guide, and sample delicious complimentary tea.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$47.83
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$47.83
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 Experience the Real Cameron Highland from Penang

Experience the Real Cameron Highland from Penang

Experience Real Cameron Highland Day Trip with Jaies Chauffeur Service and Tour Assistant. I am not going to promise to bring you to Bee Farm,Butterfly Farm,Strawberry Farm or other attraction place that required ticket and souvenirs.This tour is fully for travelers that looking forward towards nature and cultural instead of high end restaurant and souvenir shop. The price for the tour not include the Jeep Service at Mossy Forest and the entry permit ticket as well. Jeep Price For Mossy Forest:RM$80 Jeep Service need to wait because sharing not private if going to use personal need to charter that will cost you $RM 500 Ticket Price:RM$30
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$166.16
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$166.16
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Coral Island Escapade - ex-Penang

Coral Island Escapade - ex-Penang

Escape the city and discover the wonder of Pulau Payar Marine Park, the only marine park in west Malaysia, on a day trip from Penang. A great choice for lovers of nature, this excursion includes a visit to the four uninhabited islands that comprise the park, as well as activities such as snorkeling and scuba diving. A buffet lunch and convenient hotel pickup and drop-off make for a seamless experience.
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  • 10 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$112.83
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$112.83
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Discovering the Nature Gem of Penang - The River Trail

Discovering the Nature Gem of Penang - The River Trail

There is another side of Penang that often go unnoticed, slowly unfurling with its pristine natural charm. Located at Seberang Perai, Tasek Gelugor on mainland Penang is filled with mangrove trees, fishing villages and river wildlife. Over the past few years, it has been marked for transformation into an agrotourism destination. Discovering the River Trail programmed is a not to be missed highlight of your trip to Penang!
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$201.06
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$201.06
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Penang City Tour With Entopia Butterfly Farm Admission Tickets

Penang City Tour With Entopia Butterfly Farm Admission Tickets

Kickstart your time in Penang on a sightseeing tour that covers famous attractions and includes an admission ticket to Entopia Butterfly Farm. Exploring with a guide means that you'll benefit from local knowledge and skip the stress of navigation, which can sometimes be difficult on the unpaved streets of Georgetown, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$62.70
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$62.70
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Penang: Orang Utan Island & City Flexible Full Day Tour

Penang: Orang Utan Island & City Flexible Full Day Tour

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A full day (8 hours) tour, starting with a visit by driving over Penang bridge to Orangutan Sanctuary Island on mainland Peninsular Malaysia to see some 17 Orangutan up close and personal. Get to know them by names - BJ, Adam, Hiroshi, Manu and others. We, the human, are being enclosed, not the orangutan. Alpha may weigh up to 300 kilogram, so be careful, they have the strength up to 7 adults! They shared some 97% of human's DNA; no wonder they are fun to watch. Upon returning to Penang Island, the afternoon is flexible itinerary. Among others you can visit a wet market to see unique produce and sample some exotic and fusion local foods. Visit a temple with poisonous snakes or enjoy street arts, Clan jetty, Clan-house, a Captain's house, George Town's World Unesco Heritage enclave or Thai temple. Experience George Town's diverse multi-racial cultures living harmoniously side by side along street of harmony. Talk to your tour guide on the options for the rest of the available time.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$155.00
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$155.00
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Penang Grand Tour with Lunch

Penang Grand Tour with Lunch

This tour covers the main highlights of Penang Island. It includes Chew Jetty – the early Chinese migrant settlement in Penang, the intricate stone carvings and woodworks of the Khoo Kongsi (Clan House), the colourful Little India, the iconic 720-metre high Penang Hill by funicular train and the Kek Lok Si – Southeast Asia’s largest Buddhist temple with its 30-metre high statue of the Goddess of Mercy. Lunch en-route at a local restaurant, optional stops include Coffee Tree and Royal Selangor Pewter.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$96.16
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$96.16
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Penang Half Day City Tour Including Tropical Fruit Farm

Penang Half Day City Tour Including Tropical Fruit Farm

Explore George Town’s colonial heritage, colorful neighborhoods and craftsmanship on a half day tour to some famous attractions in Penang. Learn about local traditions and cultural, we make sure you see the best of Penang.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$62.12
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$62.12
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Penang Round Island Tour With Tropical Spice Garden & Entopia Butterfly Farm

Penang Round Island Tour With Tropical Spice Garden & Entopia Butterfly Farm

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Penang, located at north west of Peninsular Malaysia, is a small island but it is compact with interesting and intriguing places. It is the first British Settlement in Malaysia and it flourished and thrived to became the busiest port in the region then. Penang is best known as a melting port for many ethnic groups with the most prominent trade was spices; which the early European paid dearly for these "green gold". Indulge yourself with a round island tour with many places to be seen and great memories!
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$88.47
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$88.47
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