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Penang: Round Half Island Half-Day Gems

Penang: Round Half Island Half-Day Gems

By Active Dynamics

Ages 0-99
Duration: 4h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Chinese, English

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Parking Fees
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance tickets
  • Entry/Admission - Entopia

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.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 103531P6

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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: 103531P6

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  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 2
    Penang Batik Factory
    Stop: 40 minutes
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  • 3
    Tropical Spice Garden
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 4
    Teluk Bahang
    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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3 reviews
Very good

Daniel E
1 contribution
Nov 2022 • Couples
We booked a half day tour, but ended up doing a full day tour with James Ling as we couldn’t fit all we wanted to in the time frame. We couldn’t ask for a better tour than james, he is a wealth of knowledge and has a good sense of humour. He also gave us advice on our future travels which was very much appreciated. Thanks Dan and Charlotte
Written 1 November 2022
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Thanks Dan and Charlotte for your review. We as tour guides are proud to be able to show our guests around Penang, a place we called home. We hope more people will visit this little gem and go back with blissful memory. Cheers.
Written 2 November 2022
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4 contributions
Dec 2019 • Friends
Had a spectacular guide that started with a bit of local trivia and geography. He pointed out highlights as we drive to each stop and offered to detour along the way if we saw anything of interest to us. The day was just right. We left feeling that we met a friend, saw some of Penang’s highlights and understood a bit mare about the people, the culture, and the island.
Written 8 December 2019
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Thanks. Great that you are able to enjoy Penang highlights and hope more people know what Penang has to offers. Have a nice day. Cheers.
Written 9 December 2019
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