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.
Below is the standard timing for a 4. 5-hour tour:
- Meet up with tour guide. Cross the NEW Penang Bridge (24km) and travel to the mainland.
- Take a 10-minute ferry to Orang Utan Island from Bukit Merah Resort's jetty.
- Get to know the Orang Utans.
- 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.
* * Ferry/entrance tickets (US$10/person) NOT included.
* * A full-day 8 hours tour (click here) is available.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: For cruise ship arrivals: Please see the THIRD photo under VIEW GALLERY for the meeting point in Penang Cruise Centre.
Duration: 4 hours 30 min.
By car (Honda Civic 1800cc) for up to 4 guests. Air-conditioned car with ABS, air-bags & rear safety belts.
COMFORTABLE - SPACIOUS - LEATHER SEATS
ALTERNATIVES: Please see other types of vehicles available under the slideshow by clicking VIEW GALLERY link.
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
Estimated Local Cash Needed
80 RM$ - 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.
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
For NATURE TOURS, I am licensed to guide at:
+ Bukit Merah Orang Utan Island
+ K. Gandah Elephant Sanctuary
+ Langkawi mangrove cruise
+ Night firefly-watching cruise
+ Cameron Highlands
I DO NOT guide in any NATIONAL PARK, nor conduct any trekking tour.
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Lawrence was a brilliant guide. Great knowledge & extremely helpful . We highly recommended him . Gerald Furst London UK