Orang Utan Island (half-day tour). Car transportation (Honda Civic 1800cc) included.
The Orang Utans are the three (Borneon, Sumatran & Tapanuli) exclusively Asian species of extant great apes. Native to Indonesia and Malaysia, Orang Utans are found only in the rain forests of Borneo and Sumatra.
The Bornean Orang Utans population declined by 50% in the past 60 years. The Sumatran Orang Utans populations declined by 80% in 75 years. Their habitat has decreased rapidly due to logging and forest fires, fragmentation by roads as well as the conversion of vast areas of tropical forest to palm oil plantations in response to international demand.
The trip involves crossing of the NEW Penang Bridge (24km) to Bukit Merah's Orang Utan Foundation and the OLD Penang Bridge (13. 5km) on the way back to Penang Island.
Tour recommended to passengers of:
-- Oceania Cruises, Silversea, Royal Caribbean, Princess Cruises, Celebrity Millennium etc.
4. 5-hour tour guide service + Car transportation (Honda Civic 1800cc) for 1 ~ 4 travelers.
Below is the standard timing for a 4-hour tour:
- Meet up with tour guide. Cross the NEW Penang Bridge (24km) and travel to the mainland.
- Board the ferry (US$9) at Bukit Merah Resort's jetty.
- Arrive at Orang Utan Island. Tour commentary to be conducted by the staff of the sanctuary.
- Back to Bukit Merah Resort's jetty.
- Cross the OLD Penang Bridge (13. 5km) and travel back to port/hotel.
### REMEMBER: Please watch the one-minute movie clip on this page about the Orang Utan Island
* All prices of entrance/ferry tickets are excluded and they are indicated in brackets.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: For passengers of cruise ship stop-over: Pickup @ Penang Cruise Centre (Swettenham Port).
Please see the 2nd photo of this tour package (after the Honda Civic car photo) for the exact MEETING POINT.
For free travelers: Pickup @ hotel lobby.
Or pickup at any location as agreed.
End location: For passengers of cruise ship stop-over: Send off @ Penang Cruise Centre (Swettenham Port)
For free travelers: Send off @ hotel lobby.
Duration: 4 hours 30 min.
By car (Honda Civic 1800cc).
> 4.5-hour half-day tour *INCLUDING* tour guide fee.
> Petrol, toll and parking fee included.
> Car transportation (Honda Civic 1800cc) for up to 4 guests.
> 1 bottle drinking water per person.
> Free WIFI internet connection up to 4 devices at the same time.
+ Once booking is done, I can also be easily reached 24X7 via Whatsapp or Facebook Messenger using my mobile number shown on booking confirmation.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
80 RM$ - This tour package EXCLUDES all meals and entrance/train/trishaw/ferry tickets (if any). All prices of possible tickets involved are indicated in the itinerary on this page. You may pay by yourself at the ticket counters. The tour guide can also pay for you in advance and you may later pay back in USD.
You are also advised to prepare some small cash in Ringgit Malaysia for drinks or souvenirs. For small amount, you may exchange with the tour guide.
* All meals (on own expenses).
* The based price EXCLUDES all entrance/train/trishaw/ferry tickets (if any).
* Please pay for the tickets yourself at the ticket counters.
I am a licensed city guide. Although I do not conduct forest trekking tours, I am also specialized in tours at Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary, Bukit Merah Orang Utan Island and night firefly-watching river cruises at Nibong Tebal (Penang).
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