Orangutan Sanctuary, Street of Harmony and Heritage George Town
A full day visit, starting with a visit to Orangutan Sanctuary Island on mainland Peninsular Malaysia. See Orangutan up close and personal. By the way we, the human, are being enclosed, not the orangutan. They can weigh up to 200 kilogram and be careful, they have the strength up to 7 adults! By the way they shared some 97% of human DNA too! No wonder they are fun to watch.
Followed by a visit to George Town's heritage enclave - heritage houses, clan houses and best of all, people are still living and thriving in these heritage sites. Visit them to understand why this city, together with Malacca were inscribed into UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in 2008. Understand George Town's diverse multi-racial cultures, their living styles, past and present, that live harmoniously side by side of each other along the same street. Sample some exotic and fusion local food and in the afternoon enjoy some cool moment in museums beside some street arts and the unique house on water - the jetty clan house.
~ Pick-up from hotel / cruise ship / airport.
~ Cross the harbor using the famous Penang ferry.
~ Visit Orang Utan Sanctuary Island* on mainland peninsular Malaysia.
~ Return to Penang via Penang Bridge.
~ Lunch* local hawker center/Moslem Nasi Kandar/restaurant of choice.
~ Penang Heritage area - Victoria Clock, Fort Cornwallis, City Hall, Town Hall, Esplanade Field and Cenotaph
~ Upside Down Museum*
~ Penang Famous Local Products shop
~ Street of Harmony - St George Church, Goddess of Mercy Temple, Kapitan Kling Mosque and Acheh mosque (Drive through)
~ Street Art Murals
~ Back to hotel / cruise ship / airport
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: ~ For cruise ship stop-over passengers: Pickup @ Penang Cruise Center (Swettenham Port).
~ For free travelers: Pickup @ hotel lobby.
~ Or pickup at any location as agreed (e.g. airport or bus station).
I will be holding a ToursByLocals placard displaying your name, pax and my name.
End location: ~ For cruise ship stop-over passengers: Send off @ Penang Cruise Center (Swettenham Port)
~ For free travelers: Send off @ hotel lobby.
~ Or any other drop-off location as agreed (e.g. airport or bus station).
Duration: 8 hours
Duration may varies depending on weather, traffic, attraction open hours or late arrival of customer's cruise ship or plane.
~ Car - Toyota Rush MPV (maximum 7 seats, but I limit it to 4 for comfort) or Toyota Vios or Honda City (both maximum 4 passengers) - all air conditioned and great condition. See picture of car in "View Photo".
1. 8-hour Full-day tour *INCLUDING* tour guide fee, transportation, fuel, toll and parking fee.
2. Car transport for 1~4 tourists + 1 tour guide (driver)
If larger vehicle or 5-40 pax or longer hour is required, extra charges will apply. Contact me to send you a quote with a customized link.
Price indication for 5 or more people:
> Tour Van for 5~9 tourists + 1 tour guide + 1 driver (PRICE = 600 USD)
> Tour Bus for 10~40 tourists + 1 tour guide + 1 driver Bus (PRICE = 1,000 USD)
Estimated Local Cash Needed
100 Malaysian Ringgit - Prepare some 100 Malaysia Ringgits per person (Exchange rate: USD1 = MYR4) for souvenirs, drinks, meals, beer and for tipping if you take trishaw ride.
The base price EXCLUDES all entrance ticket fees and meals. You pay the entrance fees on the day of arrival to the tourist attraction places directly.
The entrance fees for the SUGGESTED standard itinerary in this page is about USD15/person which includes tickets to Orang Utan Sanctuary Island, Upside Down Museum, etc.
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Excellent. Looked after us very well. Customised our tour to our interests and was very knowledgeable , friendly and helpful. All you would want a tour guide to be. Highly recommended.