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Penang: Orang Utan Island & City Flexible Full Day Tour

Penang: Orang Utan Island & City Flexible Full Day Tour

By Active Dynamics

Ages 0-99
Duration: 8h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Chinese, English

  • Parking Fees
  • Professional Guide
  • Transportation by Private Vehicle
  • Tolls
  • All Fees and Taxes
What's not included
  • Entrance tickets
  • Foods and Drinks
  • Gratitude
  • Train/Lift Tickets
  • Entry/Admission - Orang Utan Island
  • Entry/Admission - Pinang Peranakan Mansion
  • Entry/Admission - Khoo Kongsi

Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up from any hotel on Penang Island, from Penang Island bus station, from Penang Cruise Port and from Penang International Airport. Please enquire if your hotel or pickup is outside of these localities e.g. Butterworth, Bukit Mertajam or Kulim. Tour time starts from pickup point.
  • Airports:
  • Penang Intl Airport, Malaysia
  • Ports:
  • Port Swettenham Penang
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.

  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Stroller accessible
  • Not wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 103531P21

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • 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.

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 103531P21

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  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Orang Utan Island
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission excluded
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  • 2
    Chew Jetty
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 3
    Pinang Peranakan Mansion
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 4
    Khoo Kongsi
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 5
    Street Art in George Town
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 6
    Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 7
    Dharmikarama Burmese Temple
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • You'll return to the starting point
About the operator
Active Dynamics
George Town, Malaysia
Joined in October 2018

#1 of 77 Shopping in George Town
  • HTabz
    Interesting and so much food to try
    Our guide was Beatrice who was enthusiastic about the culture and food. She gave us some information about buildings, Penang history and of course the food (if Chinese origin). We had a few dishes at the start to quell our hunger, then a bit of walking with nibbles on the way and finished with loads of food to fully satisfy us. Don’t worry about spicy food as she can alter to suit your taste. Great experience which allowed us to be braver when trying the local food
  • Hol2013
    A fabulous social evening, experiencing amazing street food/Penang history/interesting George Town landmarks
    My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this social and very interesting tour, lead by Poh. We tasted so many delicious dishes, enjoying Poh’s company and appreciating her extensive knowledge about the food, culture and history of Penang. We loved the fact that in addition to the delicious street food dishes (we were SO full - def go with an empty stomach), we also learnt so much about George Town itself, as we strolled the streets, Poh pointing out interesting landmarks. We also visited a Tao temple which was very interesting. All up, we had a great time and would highly recommend.
  • Erica H
    Erica H
    Great local tour
    Poh was a fantastic guide. I learnt so much and tasted SO much delicious local food. Make sure you come hungry. I highly recommend the tour.
  • A2302PHmaryo
    Refund my Money
    Never went on this tour yet my credit card was charged. Fraudulent company. REFUND my money. Terrible.
  • L3120YCdaver
    Excellent tour and delicious food
    Our trip was great and Beatrice was a great guide and host. We were late due to a flight delay and Beatrice was very helpful letting us catch up with the tour. The food was delicious and the other history/info was very interesting and entertaining.
  • ClaraG0816
    Best tour guide
    From the moment Lester picked us up at our hotel he made us feel welcomed! He is a wealth of knowledge and his honesty was appreciated. We learned a lot about penang history and about the orangutans. Such wonderful animals with personalities. We thoroughly enjoyed tasting the different “street food” that Lester suggested. Everything was delicious!!!! Highly recommend this wonderful tour guide!!!
  • notagain123456789
    Great trip for a wet (or dry!) day
    Despite the pouring rain, we had a wonderful tour. Our tour guide Josh really helped look after our kids and explained everything in a manner that engaged them. We weren’t sure if the kids would last the six hours but they were actually wanting to stay longer at the end of it
  • nicolegrib
    A must do when visiting Penang!
    What an amazing experience! James Ling was our host and did an incredible job at showing us around Penang and talking us through all it has to offer. Not only did we have heaps of delicious food, but we also learned so much about the city’s history and cultural influences. He is truly knowledgeable and clearly passionate about what he does. I would highly recommend the tour (and James) to anyone visiting the area, and already can’t wait to try more. Thank you!
  • scooter4000
    Highlight of my Georgetown trip
    I did this tour on my first evening in Georgetown and what a great introduction to the town! Beatrice was an excellent tour guide with amazing passion and energy. She was also really thoughtful and made sure dietary restrictions were considerations. We ate SO much... go into this hungry. Highly recommend as a great way to sample the culinary delights of Penang
  • Y1981BGmattl
    Wonderful tour of Penang’s culinary delights
    Our thanks to King for a fabulous food tour. A sampling a many delicious dishes and great to get insights into local history and culture. Highly recommended.
  • gentman
    Love it.
    I loved the food in Penang. Whether it's traditional or fusion, these are some photos for you to judge. I was there for 2 days and I am only there for food.
  • derekcD9943DJ
    Very good Penang tour with very good tour guide
    The whole family had a very good time yesterday. Saw a lot and learnt a lot about Penang. Our tour guide Lester is very knowledgeable and is among the most proactive and passionate tour guides we have come across throughout all these years when we travelled the world. Really appreciated the services provided!!!
  • alisonbZ7078VU
    You choose what you want to see
    Have 3 or 4 things you really want to see & you’re off. I chose Penang Hill - with the Funicular train ride. Need a clear day for this. And some general sights around George Town, including Chew Jetty. The architecture is stunning but the surprise highlight for me was the street art. It’s amazing! Thanks to tour guide Ching for going the extra mile & giving me some invaluable Penang tips. 4 hours well spent…
  • Meander828561
    Great day with our guide Jeff
    Our tour guide Jeff was fantastic. He made sure we saw the best views and didn't miss any important highlights. He helped us see so much in a short time. He was fun and caring with lots of knowledge and a sense of humor. The habitat was super cool, more than I expected. And the temple gorgeous and interesting.
  • 733evem
    A perfect day
    I'm very late in writing this review (almost a whole year!) but now that I have gotten round to it, I wanted to say how much we enjoyed our day with tour guide Tan Choon Eng. A truly knowledgeable and lovely lady who collected us from the airport bright and early in the morning, drove us to a range of wonderful places all the while explaining their cultural and historical significance. Very good value for money!
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7 reviews
Very good

Brussels, Belgium3 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
We had a wonderful day with Lester, our driver and guide for the day. Pick-up was on time and we were friendly greeted by Lester. On our way to the Orang Utan Island we already had nice conversations with Lester about the region, Malaysian culture and habits, so we felt immediately at ease with our host of the day. On our way we stopped at a gas station were we bought some orange juice as advised by Lester, because apparently orang utans love to drink this. Lester himself had already brought along 2 bags of coconuts, also to give to the orang utans. Once we were at the island we were greeted by a friendly ranger, and we were lucky to witness already at the entrance a mother orang utan, named Kate, with her small baby, together with another female, which appeared to be a good girlfriend of the mother. Also Lester appeared to be very knowledgeable about the orang utans and it was clear that he also loves them. We got all the information about the animals, their names, their relationships and their origins. We were also lucky that we could see and meet almost the whole family at the island... and they were happy to taste our coconuts and orange juice. It was a wonderful experience. From there we drove to the Penang Kek Lok Si Temple. Also there Lester gave us more insights about the Buddhist religion and habits and also about the influences that were introduced the Chinese. And everywhere he made pictures of us that he will share on Google Drive with us. Finally we went to a covered street food market, were he also introduced us to some nice local foods.
Time was really flying by as Lester was such a nice and friendly guide, with lots of knowledge and experience.
So, if you ever go to Penang, ask for Lester!
Written 10 May 2023
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Thank you Rudy for taking the time to write this review. We are a group of like-minded local Penang tour guides who wish to give a local splendid experience to all of our guests who came to our hometown. Wish you great time ahead, and hope to see your friends in Penang soon. Cheers.
Written 11 May 2023
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Julie W
Airlie Beach, Australia55 contributions
Apr 2023 • Friends
Booked this trip for 4 people. We had Lester as our driver and he was 5 Star Fabulous!!

Contacted me straight away via WhatsApp to confirm pick up. There was 4 of us on the tour and he arrange for us to pick up fruit for the Organutans. He is so knowledgeable about these wonderful animals and we had a fabulous spot to feed them and see them.

After we finished at the island he took us to Penang Hill. Had such a brilliant afternoon here. He is so much fun and has so much local knowledge, best day out we had on our Malaysian Trip. Also took lots of photos and videos of us and sent them on to me afterwards.

Thanks Lester!!!! 🦧😘
Written 28 April 2023
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Hi Julie, thanks for the review. A trip to Orang Utan Island on mainland Peninsular Malaysia is always a refreshing break with lots of greenery, ferry ride, highway travel, bridges crossing and playful Orang Utan. Seeing them is a break from city life and the highlight of the day. Glad you liked it. Also you can easily spend some 2-3 days in Penang, a truly hidden gem. Lots of time we got comment from guests like "If I have known, I will allocated more tour days in Penang". Have a great day ahead. Cheers.
Written 28 April 2023
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Adrian S
6 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
We were so lucky, we were the only two people on the island so we had the whole time with the Orangutans. Our guide was superb, very knowledgeable and passionate. We fed the family and gave them drinks, overseen by the ranger. Could not have asked for a better trip.
Written 30 March 2023
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Thank you Adrian. It was fun able to see Orang Utan up close and personal. We loved to share what Penang and its surrounding areas has to offer and Orang Utan tour comes up top. I hope more of your friends and relatives will pay a visit to Orang Utan (namely BJ, Cha Cha, April, Hang Li Po, Manu, Hiroshi etc). Have a nice days. Cheers.
Written 31 March 2023
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