3 Days | 2 Nights The Habitat Penang – Malaysian rainforest experience

The Habitat, a recreational forest park on Penang Hill, is a short drive from George Town.

WHY THIS TOUR?

The Habitat, a recreational forest park on Penang Hill, is a short drive from George Town. It provides an authentic, diverse and educational Malaysian rainforest experience and is ideal for the family to enjoy and learn about Malaysia’s rich natural assets.

Asian Trails Malaysia’s 3-day package includes exploring the island to discover traditional handicrafts, visiting fruit orchards and spice gardens and tasting its famous hawker food.

Then it is up to The Habitat to spend a thrilling afternoon high above the forest floors traversing the Langur Way Canopy Walk and the climb down from the Curtis Crest Tree Top Walk.

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TRAIL ITINERARY

Day 1 of 3 Days | 2 Nights Family Fun around Penang’s The Habitat

Day 1

ARRIVAL PENANG – PENANG                                                                                   [-/-/-]

In line with the program, customers are strongly advised to spend the night prior to the start of this package in Penang in case an early morning arrival is not possible. The outlined package can start from Penang’s International Airport.

Depending on your starting point on this first day, your driver cum guide will welcome you (again) to Penang. This package suits both customers arriving with an early morning flight or are well-rested and ready to check out from their pre-booked Penang hotel. No visit to Penang is complete without taking a spin around its fabulous landscape, seeing its handicraft traditions from up close and breathe in the o so recognisable hues and smells of this award-winning cuisine. We commence the morning with an introduction to the arts and crafts industry: dying fabrics using wax and trained hands have put Malaysia on the map as a leading country when it comes to thematically crafted material. The colours and patterns of this art form still carry a lot of weight in the local fashion and souvenir industry…and for good reasons!

Next, Penang’s jungle is calling. Intertwined with fruit orchards and spice fields, the green core of Penang Island has been for generations the fertile, agricultural heart and soul for the farming community. Meandering roads take you along fields of some of Malaysia’s finest and sampling some of these local goodies can be found right along the main road. Street stalls selling local produce to both locals and visitors has been a long, outstanding forte and makes Penang such a high-in-demand culinary destination. Where there is farm land, there are villages and Penang forms no exception: while continuing your journey through the lush landscape of paddy fields and tiny settlements, we make our last morning stops at the centuries-old Snake temple. A religious landmark of some importance, the temple has an intriguing story, and your guide explains the ins and outs of this Penang institution of spiritual importance.

No lunch included on this day, on own arrangement

The ‘Coffee Tree’ is one of the main centres on Penang where local produce form all around the island, and even from the mainland, are for sales and to try out. The residents of Penang have developed a unique and distinguished way to create some of the country’s finest products, ranging from clothes and accessories to ingredients and snacks, for sale. Before we bring you and your family to your overnight address, time to try on, taste and be tempted to test the limit of your credit card complete this first day.

In the late afternoon, we arrive at your booked accommodation.

No dinner included on this day, on own arrangement

Overnight at your booked accommodation on Penang

Day 2 of 3 Days | 2 Nights Family Fun around Penang’s The Habitat

Day 2

PENANG – PENANG                                                                                                        [B/-/-]

Breakfast is included for the whole family

Time for a leisurely morning after day filled with new impressions, and let these all sink in, is the best way to capture all what’s been explored. Your family-friendly accommodation on Penang does not only serve a great start of the morning with a varied breakfast: it also ensures that you will spend quality time with your children before going on a new quest, deep into the heart of the Pearl of the Orient – Penang.

No lunch included on this day, on own arrangement

The Habitat is a fabulous nature-based project, designed to bring flora and fauna closer to the people with the aim to educate. Said to be both innovative and informative, The Habitat focusses bringing forward and authentic Malaysian rainforest experience, guided by a local expert in the field of what’s actually happing high above in the canopy and below the leaves of its nature trail. Founded on the principle that knowledge is power, you and your travel companions will spend an afternoon walking 30 to 40 metres above the forest floors and seeing the rainforest from new perspective. The Langur Way Canopy Walk is a wonderful connection of wooden walkways and bridges, connecting tree tops with tree tops and assures more than 200 metres of amazement and exhilaration.

Following this heightened experience, climbing down to ground floor levels of conifer trees, 800 meters above sea level, offering panoramic views across all corners of Penang. The so called Curtis Crest Tree Top Walk ends with arriving at one of the giant swings where you and your family enjoy the scenery and magnificent views, complemented with coffee, tea, and an assortment of cakes and pastries. Unveiling the secrets of the rainforest and learning the importance of taking care of this will be a learning experience one will not easily forget.

As the day draws closer to an end, we thank the people at The Habitat for sharing their knowledge and head back to your hotel with your guide cum driver

No dinner included on this day, on own arrangement

Overnight at your booked accommodation on Penang

Day 3 of 3 Days | 2 Nights Family Fun around Penang’s The Habitat

Day 3

PENANG – DEPARTURE                                                                                               [B/-/-]

Breakfast is included for the whole family

Matching breakfast with your scheduled departure time from your booked Penang accommodation to our next destination will be something worth considering on the final day of this family package. Following the resort’s check-out times and conditions, your air-conditioned vehicle will be waiting for you at the resort to bring you in comfort back to Penang’s International Airport or to your next destination on the Malaysian Peninsula.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

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INCLUSIONS

  • A full day tour with a professional English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request and may be subject to supplementary charges
  • Transportation by car / mini-van with professional driver.
  • All entrance and donation fees for visits as mentioned in the description.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
  • Lunch at a local restaurant is included (food only)

EXCLUSIONS

  • 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 on full private basis with English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request / subject to availability and supplementary charges may apply.
  • Transfers are only operated within the downtown Chiang Mai areas and restricted to main hotels only.
  • Regions outside the central business district such as Mae Rim, Hang Dong, Doi Saket, Mae Taeng and Chiang Mai International Airport are excluded and supplementary charges apply.
  • We regret that are unable to provide pick-up and drop-off transfer services from and to apartment complexes, local guest houses or private apartments. We advise you kindly to head on your own arrangement to the nearest hotel inside the downtown Chiang Mai area.
  • We will do all possible to comply with any dietary requirements during this excursion; it may not always be possible to confirm your wishes in advance based on the choice of local restaurant.
  • 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 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.
  • The road up and down Doi Angkhang is not suitable for large coaches; for group travel, note that the group needs to be split up into mini-vans. 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.
  • Due to the absence of ATM machines and credit cards payment portals, we highly recommend to bring sufficient cash with you. 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 recommendable to bring a jacket / sweater with you as temperatures on Doi Angkhang are often much cooler than around Chiang Mai.
  • 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 48 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 48 hours may be on request.

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