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Penang: Flexible 6-Hours Highlights

By Active Dynamics
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Duration: 6h
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Live guide: Chinese, English
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  • Professional Guide
  • Transportation by private vehicle
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Parking Fees
What's not included
  • Foods and Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance Fees
  • Train/Lift fees
  • Entry/Admission - Penang Hill
  • Entry/Admission - Pinang Peranakan Mansion
  • Entry/Admission - Khoo Kongsi


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • We pick up from any hotel on Penang Island, Penang Island's bus station, Penang Cruise Port or Penang International Airport. Please enquire if your hotel/pickup point is outside of Penang Island e.g. in Butterworth or Bukit Mertajam or Kulim. Tour time starts from pickup point.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Airport pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
      • Penang Intl Airport, Malaysia
      Port pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
      • Port Swettenham Penang
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Pushchair accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 103531P9

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
        • No Serious Medical Conditions
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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        How much is Penang: Flexible 6-Hours Highlights?
        Penang: Flexible 6-Hours Highlights price starts from RM 376.51. Discover and book Penang: Flexible 6-Hours Highlights on Tripadvisor
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        • Active Dynamics
          241
          George Town, Malaysia
          Joined in October 2018
        • AnnaTch
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent food tour and guide
          This was a fantastic food tour and James made the whole experience fun and informative. There was so much amazing food along the route that it was hard to pace myself. James was happy to adapt the course to cater to our wishes which made it feel far more personal than other food tours I have been on. He even gave me an additional street art tour at the end which was most gratefully received.
          Written 22 May 2024
        • rosezoilr
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fun day in Penang
          My first time in Penang and CE, my tour guide was very friendly and I learned a lot from her. I particularly love the Penang hill, the street arts as well as the Kek Lol Si and green mansion. It was a relaxing and fund day with CE.
          Written 19 April 2024
        • kvoll
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great Penang tour
          The tour was perfect. Four hours worked well with a little one and the flexibility to do the things we were most interested in with suggestions from our guide was perfect. Having someone who is extremely knowledgeable about the area and the places we visited was great. Plus we were treated to some surprise local goodies along the way.
          Written 30 March 2024
        • Jörg B
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A must have tour
          We had a very exiting day full of decent views and places with Lester our guide. He was very nice and gave us so many informations and insights to all the places we visited. At the end of the day he sent us a link to all the pictures and movies he made of us at the stops. Great memories to watch and to show back home. We asked for a food recommendation for dinner. So he took us to a Hoka Food Market with some of the best local food, we had so far.
          Written 29 March 2024
        • TrueNorthTravels
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Wonderful food tour- overview of Penang’s food wonders
          Marvelous tour with James today. LOTS of food. Perfectly curated with plenty of cultural tidbits. James tailored the tour for us (I’m gluten free/light) and was able to eat almost all the food. The best part is tasting foods you maybe wouldn’t know to order or perhaps wouldn’t dare. Highly recommended
          Written 21 March 2024
        • 658katelynnj
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Best food tour in Penang!
          King was a wonderful host! He is very knowledgeable about the food, city, and history. We learned a lot about the culture and foods. Everything was DELICIOUS! We would recommend this tour for everyone!
          Written 25 February 2024
        • richardrR5099VH
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Perfect way to see Penang Island
          This was a tour for myself and my wife. Our guide Josh contacted us 24 hours before the tour. He arrived 15 minutes early at 9.45am but told us to take our time in joining him. He had a lovely spacious new air conditioned car for the two of us. We had a great day visiting many sites and Josh was very helpful in agreeing the itinerary. He took us to one of the local restaurants he goes to for lunch - we were the only westerners there. Good food and drinks were less than £4 a person. He dropped us back at our hotel at 6.15pm after a memorable day and he WhatsApp’d us the photos he’d taken of the two of us at various locations during the day. Can’t really fault the tour or his service. We’ll done Josh!
          Written 23 February 2024
        • 772liner
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Best food trip ever
          We had the best time ever, learning a lot about the different types of food in Penang. Where to go for the best food and also getting backstories about Penang. Highly recommend this trip and the guide as you get your money worth experience
          Written 15 February 2024
        • elisabethhN3219ZI
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Eat all the food!
          James was a great tour guide. I enjoyed all the different foods we got to try, and he had a fun, informative spin on local history, religion and food. He took great care for those of us with food restrictions. I got to sample so much I would otherwise probably miss on my vacation here.
          Written 15 February 2024
        • Colin W
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Penang food tour
          Without doubt the best food tour we have ever done. Poh was brilliant, information about food and culture was excellent. Took the time to explain the local food and helped us understand what was on offer and gave us confidence to order local food.
          Written 13 February 2024
        • stianm2024
          0 contributions
          3.0 of 5 bubbles
          Word of warning
          Poh was great, very polite and good at keeping smiles up. We had a nice walk with some tidbits of knowledge on the way. Enjoyed the Taoist temple tour along the way. The places we went to eat certainly felt authentic and served a lot of local foods. That said, there is A LOT of food and rather than a refined ‘best eats’ it feels a bit like an overindulgence of many similar noodle dishes and broths. Alarmingly, there were drinks with ice cubes and some cold chicken wings which I inherently regret this morning as yesterday’s fun is pouring out of me like an Icelandic volcano eruption whilst my stomach is tying knots not even the most seasoned seaman could undo. I wish I could attribute this to anything else, but this food tour has been my only intake in the last 36 hours before feeling very unwell. It is always fun to try local food in a guided setting, but know the risk of limiting your holiday fun in the following days.
          Written 23 January 2024
        • denisb0nin
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great local food, drink and guided tour about Penang culture and food
          Poh was lovely and very knowledgeable and shared with us the history and culture of Penang, including a visit to a temple. It was a lovely afternoon even with a little rain. It was truly wonderful to experience the Penang food culture and eat and drink like the locals. Even though we had enough to drink, bringing some water (bottles) is a good idea. Great job Poh, we really enjoyed the walking food tour.
          Written 16 January 2024
        • tinmonkee
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Afternoon Food
          Did the afternoon our on the day we arrived with Jessie. It was a part food tour, part cultural tour where we tasted lots of great Penang local dishes while jessie also explained the history behind Georgetown.
          Written 9 January 2024
        • Extraordinary229838
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fabulous Foodie tour!
          This was truly an amazing journey with our guide Miss Pho. Pho was extremely knowledgeable and very enthusiastic about showing us different foods & the history of where certain dishes originated from. Pho answered all our questions that we were asking and it was lovely to sit and linger over our meals and chat about Penang, the food, life in Penang and the history. We certainly learned a lot. I would not hesitate in recommending this tour and you’ll be extremely happy to have Miss Pho as your guide. Don’t forget to start hungry and end up very very full!! 10/10
          Written 7 January 2024
        • Relax31539029345
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Tasty local food combined with interesting informations
          Very interesing and informative tour. Tasty local food combined wth lots of information about the live, history and coulture of Penang. You schould book this tour on the first day of your stay. We highly recoment it.
          Written 6 January 2024
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        Lauren D
        Essex, UK3 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2023
        We thoroughly enjoyed our Penang tour with our guide Vincent and would highly recommend this trip to others. Communication from him and his company was great prior to the tour and everything worked like clockwork. We were on a cruise and it is always a bit worrying when you book independent trips, but we were so impressed from booking to the end of the tour. Compared to what we could have booked via the ship this tour was excellent value for money and far more enjoyable, as we could go at our own pace and saw everything we wanted to and more. Vincent was so knowledgeable and accommodating, we had an idea of what we wanted to see and he took our list and turned it into the perfect day in Penang. His commentary was pitched just right for us and his friendly, intelligent conversation made the day we spent with him our favourite of our whole trip. An interesting, colourful, memorable day with a lovely man, thank you so much Vincent.
        Written 19 February 2023
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        Thank you Lauren. We are glad you enjoyed your tour with Vincent. We are proud to show Penang, our hometown, to tourists. We meet as stranger but departed as friend. Wish you a nice day. Cheers.
        Written 20 February 2023
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        Thepaybas5
        Toms River, NJ103 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        We booked this tour at the very last minute and was lucky enough to have Lester assigned as our guide. From the moment we were picked up from our hotel, he is all smiles and very informative about our plans for the day. From trip to Penang Hill on the funicular where he showed us where to get the best view , countless pictures that he took at the Habitat and then the fun stop at a cafe where we enjoyed some delicious coffee ,sandwiches and Ondeh cakes, Lester was full of energy and eager to provide us with as much information as possible. His passion and love for Penang is just infectious.
        We did spend more time than originally planned at the Penang Hill but Lester was so considerate that he still took us to enjoy some local dishes and showed us some fabulous local street arts even though it was past the time for our end of the tour, and still delivered us safely back to our hotel.
        All in all, we had a fantastic and fun day with Lester on this 6 hour flexible tour. And by flexible, they will cater the tour to your interests. So if you plan to visit Penang anytime soon, make sure you book this tour and ask for Lester !
        Written 21 March 2023
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        Thanks for your review. Yes indeed you need to spend some 2 to 3 days to thoroughly enjoy what Penang has to offer. Penang is also the top destination for local tourists, and many Malaysian take advantage of the school holiday to visiting Penang. We as tour guide, Lester included, wanted our guest to enjoy like a friend would. We will try our best to give the best service. Thanks and may you have a nice day. Cheers.
        Written 1 April 2023
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Evelyn V
        Hawthorn East7 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2020
        KS Lee our guide was great. We chose to visit Penang Hill which, whilst very interesting, used up a significant chunk of our 6 hours because we had to wait for 4WD transport to get up and down. On reflection, we would have kept Penang Hill as a separate visit. We visited the Botanical Gardens which was well worth it. KS had in depth knowledge of the rich history of the gardens and its flora, in particular the many spice trees growing there. It was fascinating! He showed us as much as we could fit in in the remaining time and had relevant stories to tell at each stop. Georgetown and its amazing history was the definite highlight for us and K.S demonstrated his depth of knowledge explaining everything along the way. In particular we loved Little India and its character. We could have spent a whole day just exploring that. Definitely worth another visit. Thank you KS
        Written 19 January 2020
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        Hi Richard and Evelyn. Thanks in taking the time to write the review. Glad that you enjoy the tour despite Penang Hill congestion on 4WD. Hope you go back to Little India and did some further exploration by yourself. Cheers
        Written 20 January 2020
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        Gillb1971
        Harrogate, UK43 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Nov 2023 • Couples
        Mr Eng was a brilliant tour guide. Knew exactly what we wanted, very knowledgeable and went the extra mile to make sure we had the very best experiences including front seats on the train down Penang Hill. The 6 hours flew by as we visited various temples, beautiful old houses, Georgetown street art and Chew Jetty. Mr Eng told us stories about traditions, cultures and pointed out notable buildings enroute. Thank you so much for a brilliant day. Do not hesitate to book this trip.
        Written 25 December 2023
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        Thanks for the review. We are proud that you chose our hometown as your vacation place and we wanted you to have a nice and memorable tour here. Glad that you like the tour. Have a nice day. Cheers.
        Written 27 December 2023
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        Helen W
        1 contribution
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2023
        The tour we had was great. The guide was very informative and had a plethora of knowledge of the area and history. Unfortunately, there was a lack of communication regarding cost. We wanted the Penang Hill funicular but it was closed which he knew and didn’t tell us so instead took us to the Jeep trail where it cost RM160 to get to the top which we wouldn’t have done had we known. He also took us to a mansion which was great but wasn’t on our list which was another RM50 we hadn’t accounted for. Overall, the tour showed us what we wanted to see but clearly stating those hidden costs would’ve been appreciated.
        Written 19 January 2023
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        Hi Helen, thank you for your review. We listed out those attractions that were free and those that needed entrance fees on pdf ticket when you booked this tour. Upon receiving your review, I had a discussion with the tour guide and was told that you listed 2 places to go i.e. Kek Lok Si Temple and Penang Hill and teh rest of time you leave it to him to plan out. Unfortunately Penang Hill funicular train (charges: RM80 for fast lane X 2pax foreigner = RM160, same price as jeep) was down for yearly maintenance (9Jan - 14Jan23). So, the tour guide took you guys to ride on the jeep since it was the same pricing. However I agreed that the tour guide should had let you know of the charges beforehand and you then decide. Also on the remaining of time time, he brought you to Pinang Peranakan Mansion where charges were RM25X2 = RM50. This was one of the best museum around town and it was well worth the visit albeit you over run your budget. Overall we want positive experience for our guests and we take the review as constructive feedback to further improve our service, in your case, on communication whether guests are OK with paid attractions or otherwise go to free attractions. Wishing you best days ahead. Cheers.
        Written 19 January 2023
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        RogerTheShrubber
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Aug 2022
        Excellent private tour. Our guide James was extremely knowledgeable about Penang and all of the places we wished to visit. Despite having known Penang for many years, James still managed to show us many new places and experiences that I hadn't known about. We finished the tour feeling like we knew the island so much better than we did at the start of the day and would not hesitate to recommend James's services for a great private tour experience.
        Written 1 September 2022
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        Thank you Hugh for your review. Penang has undergone so many changes, but the real Penang, the people, does not change. Thanks for visiting and stay safe. Cheers.
        Written 2 September 2022
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        avwtravel
        Canada155 contributions
        3.0 of 5 bubbles
        Our guide was friendly and had a good balance of giving us free time and staying with us and sharing information. Unfortunately we didn’t follow the plan we came up with ahead of time and we missed some key things we wanted to see. Since we had a plan we didn’t come as prepared and when the tour went off schedule we were scrambling to reschedule on the fly.
        Written 16 February 2023
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        Hi Anika, The itinerary in the website listed some 18 attractions in Penang which will takes some three-full-8 hours time to complete due to the distributed manner of these attractions on Penang Island. Your tour was a 6 hour tour and definitely there will be some attractions that you may not able to cover in that time frame. All in you visited some 5 top attractions in Penang within a full 6 hours tour time frame before going back to the port. Maybe if the tour guide know of the places you like to cover at the beginning of the tour, it may turn out to be better. We apologise that your tour in Penang did not meet your 5* expectation and will learn from it. Thanks for the review and have a nice day. Cheers.
        Written 17 February 2023
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        Traveler60047800252
        6 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2024 • Family
        My extended family (parents, brothers, relatives) all had a good time on our tour hosted by Active Dynamics. Mr. Eng was extremely engaging, knowledgeable, humorous, and personable. He looked out for our group's needs and requests. He was professional and on time. This was our first time visiting Penang Island, and we really appreciated having him guide us around the island just shortly after New Years.
        Written 3 January 2024
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        Thank you so much for your glowing review! We're delighted to hear that you and your extended family had a wonderful time exploring Penang Island with Mr. Eng who met you as stranger but departed as friend. We appreciate your kind words! Have a nice day. Cheers.
        Written 5 January 2024
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        fee2012023
        Kurten, Germany1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Apr 2023 • Family
        We had a great with Josh. We started with Kek loh si Temple followed by Penang hill then oriental spices Garden and buttlerfly Garden. Though our 6 Hours were over Josh took time for the butterfly garden as our Kids really wanted to Go there . Josh is extremely nice and knowledgable , could answer all questions and always took time and explained everything. Even After the butterfly Garden Josh tool the time to introduce us to the white coffee and some Malaysian food. It was great and highly recommended .
        Written 11 April 2023
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        Thank you for the review. We are glad you liked your tour. We are a group of enthusiast local tour guides, Josh included, who are keen to share stories and tales of Penang for guests who made the journey to our hometown. Wish you a very nice day. Cheers.
        Written 12 April 2023
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        Irene
        Pakenham, Australia20 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Must do tour! We were lucky to get Lester as our guide and he was amazing. He was very knowledgeable and very friendly. He talked all the time about different things and we learnt so much. We spent time at Penang Hill. He walked with us the whole time and told us about the history. He also took lots of photos for us. He is a great photographer.
        We then went to Kek Lok Si temple and spent just a small amount of time there. It was good to see - but you don’t need long there. Lester then took us down to Chew Jetty area and drove us around showing us different sights. He also took us to a very good hawker market where we had lunch.
        At the end, he gave us a map and drew out areas that we should see.
        Highly recommend this tour. It saved us time and we learnt more than we would have doing it on our own.
        We have two older teenagers and they enjoyed it too. Sometimes it’s hard keeping them entertained with tours - but they did it enjoy this one as we kept moving around.
        Written 28 June 2023
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        Thank you Irene for your review. We are a group of tour guides who will go all out to ensure that all our guests enjoyed what our small island can offer in terms of foods, culture, people, nature and many more. Have a very nice day. Cheers.
        Written 7 July 2023
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