A Discovery of Charming Penang

A Discovery of
Charming Penang

Behind the sandy beaches and the marvel that is called George Town lies a different Penang.
Filled with nature, culture and religion, visitors will be in awe when we just take
a few hours in the morning to shine a different light on this fabulous island.

WHY THIS TOUR?

Penang’s historical trails date back generations. Over the centuries, the island’s tropical climate, stunning beaches, pristine rainforest and a perfect trading post for seafaring nations resulted with various cultures settling permanently.

After the British colonised Penang, leaving numerous historical buildings behind, it became a cultural hub for visitors who wanted to explore the entwining of nations, the culinary galore with a touch of the untouched. A relaxing half-day discovery of natural treasures, culinary delights, and seeing with your own eyes that there is plenty to discover, away from the sandy shores and thriving George Town, beckons.

TRAIL ITINERARY

A Discovery of Charming Penang

09:00 - 14:00

Your driver-cum-guide will be waiting for you at your booked hotel to take you and your travel companions on a tour that will leave you surprised in the end. Handicraft has always been held in high regard; skilful artists still carry over passed-on traditions to the younger generation to uphold their cultural values, with batik taking a leading role.

By using a combination of wax and dyes to make stunningly beautiful fabric, the often intricate end results are still widely seen in the daily lives of the Malaysians. Our tour continues driving uphill into the mountainous heart of Penang. This particular region is pleasantly cool, ideal for growing crops, fruits and spices. You will get an insight into how residents keep growing, year after year, the juiciest produce.

Street stalls are among the most preferred places to sample some of the fruits that are harvested around here; your guide will ensure that you will gain access to the most mouth-watering samples that will be in season that period. Penang is also known as a centre for rubber tapping; an agricultural art form where you may get an up-and-close view on how tree saps turn in such common, everyday material.

Surrounding by gentle rolling hills, we follow the road that traverses along with Malay communities that still use authentic means of planting and harvesting. Undoubtedly, one will enjoy the serenity here as a sharp contrast compared to other places on this happening island. On our final stop during these exploratory hours on Penang is dedicated to a unique temple. One of the older religious shrines is home to pit viper snakes, believed of casting away the evil and bringing in the good.

Before we head back to your hotel, one final refreshment, and a quick stop to sample and perhaps buy some local coffee products, rounds off these leisurely hours on Penang.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

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INCLUSIONS

  • A half-day tour with a professional English-speaking guide cum driver. Other languages are on request and may be subject to supplementary charges
  • A refreshment en route
  • All applicable taxes and service charges

EXCLUSIONS

  • All entrance fees for visits as mentioned in the description
  • Tours, inclusions of any kind and other services that are not outlined in the tour description
  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Compulsory Christmas, country-specific festival and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
  • Single supplement charges for single travelers, where applicable
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Supplements for transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
  • Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)

GOOD TO KNOW

  • This tour is operated both on private basis as well as on joint / Seat-In-Coach basis.
  • Joint tours are operated with an English-speaking guide-cum-driver only. Other languages are on request / subject to availability and supplementary charges may apply (private tours only).
  • Return transfers for this excursion apply only / are inclusive for customers staying on Penang Island. Transfers outside these areas (inclusive of George Town, Tanjung Bungah and Ferringhi Beach), including any accommodation on Penang mainland, cruise terminals, and from/to Penang International airport are excluded. Supplements apply for customers who want to join this excursion outside one of these regions.
  • Tours and transfers are commonly operated by an English-speaking guide cum driver for smaller individual travellers.
  • A minimum number of guests are required on tours to have a separate guide and driver confirmed for privately-booked tour options.
  • Due to the nature of this tour, we regret to inform you that this excursion is not suitable for wheelchair users.
  • Guests are advised that some walking and stair climbing is required during this excursion; we always ensure that we take the most comfortable ways from the entrance of the sight to the sight itself.
  • We always will make efforts to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour.
  • Please note pickup and drop-off services may not be confirmed for customers staying at private residences, apartment complexes, or other non-registered tourism accommodations. Customers may be asked to meet at a nearby hotel for pick-up and drop off.
  • Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment. It the customer’s own responsibility to ensure that any camera, mobile telephone or other device is properly wrapped and protected against these elements. We cannot be held responsible in any way for negligence and/or not following suggestions for any damage related to this.
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sunrays still have an immense power.
  • We reserve the right to make necessary changes to the excursion in case of unfavourable weather conditions or situations where we are forced to make alterations to guarantee the safety of our guests.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours may be on request.
  • This tour is operated only in the morning.

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