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Located off the northwest coast of Malaysia, Penang Island enjoys abundant natural beauty and a rich cultural heritage, earning it the nickname “Pearl of the Orient.” Here are some of the best Penang day trips for exploring the island and its surroundings.

Monkey Beach—14 miles (22 kilometers) from Penang City
Monkey Beach (Teluk Duyung) is part of Penang National Park on the northwest corner of the island. Named for its resident group of crab-eating macaques, the island is otherwise uninhabited—an ideal setting for a relaxing day of sun, sand, and sea. Tours to the island often include a barbecue lunch cooked right on the beach.

Pulau Payar Marine Park—about 40 miles (64 kilometers) from Penang City
The four uninhabited islands of Pulau Payar Marine Park, located a short ferry ride from Georgetown, are surrounded by clear waters teeming with large coral species and a colorful diversity of marine animals. If you want to explore Malaysia below the surface of the water, this is a great place to snorkel and scuba dive.

Orangutan Island—47 miles (76 kilometers) from Penang City 
Observe free-ranging orangutans in their forested habitat in Semanggol with a visit to the conservation facility Orangutan Island. Visitors are protected by a meshed-in path during guided tours with an island ranger.

Tempurung Cave—114 miles (184 kilometers) from Penang City
Tempurung Cave (Gua Tempurung), also known as Coconut Cave, ranks among the largest cave systems in peninsular Malaysia. Explore over a mile (2 kilometers) of subterranean passages filled with illuminated limestone pillars, stalactites, and stalagmites. Visitors can choose between a paved trail through the caves or a longer journey that involves getting a bit wet and muddy.

Hat Yai—134 miles (215 kilometers) from Penang City
Visit two countries in one day with a trip to Hat Yai on the southern tip of Thailand. The busy city is a cultural mishmash where Malaysian day-trippers mingle with Cantonese street vendors and expats from all corners of the globe. On a guided tour of the city, visit the Four Faces Buddha Temple, catch some rays on the white sands of Samila Beach, and sample Thai food from the Hat Yai floating market.
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Penang: Flexible 6-Hours Highlights

Penang: Flexible 6-Hours Highlights

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This tour let you go to all the attractions that you like, not like the can approach of a predetermined itinerary tour. Tour time starts from pickup point. For a 6 hours visit from ship or hotel or airport, you choose some 4-7 attractions to go from the list in "tour details". You choose the places and dictate how much time to spend at each attraction. Either you explore every nooks and corners, or you simply take pictures from the outside without entering the attraction, you call the shot. Go on famous attractions tour, or a city tour or go for a round island tour and take in the view from the comfort of air-conditioned car. If you do not have a clue where to go or to do, let our learned tour guide choose it for you. The tour guide cum driver, will accompany you into all attractions and give commentary on the go. You will be not be disappointed. Penang is a truly surprising hidden gem!
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.00
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Penang City & Temple Tour with Penang Hill(Fast Lane) & Kek Lok Si

Penang City & Temple Tour with Penang Hill(Fast Lane) & Kek Lok Si

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Even if you have only a short time in Penang, soak up the key sights in just half a day on this action-packed door-to-door tour. Ride the funicular to the peak of Penang Hill; explore the streets of George Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site; watch pewter craftsmen; taste white coffee; and check off religious monuments from Kek Lok Si Temple to Wat Chaiyamangkalaram and Dhammikarama Burmese Temple.
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  • 6 hours
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$97.90
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Private Tour : Penang Excursion Tour

Private Tour : Penang Excursion Tour

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed George Town with your own private guide when your cruise ship docks in George Town. Take in highlights such as Penang Hill, Fort Cornwallis, and the historic Pinang Peranakan Mansion, along with a variety of houses of worship including Kek Lok Si Temple, Sri Mariamman Temple, Kapitan Keling Mosque, and St. George's Church. Learn about Penang’s food, heritage, and history along the way.
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  • 8 hours
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$83.08
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Penang Full Day Tour including Penang Hill(Fast Lane) with Lunch

Penang Full Day Tour including Penang Hill(Fast Lane) with Lunch

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Experience the sights and sounds of Penang in one day on a 6-hour guided tour. The well-rounded itinerary is perfect for travelers who want to get an overview of the vibrant Malaysian city, but don’t want to fuss over taxis, public transit, and limiting guide books. Thanks to all-inclusive transportation from your hotel, you're able to comfortably visit the reclining Buddha, Dhammikarama Burmese Temple, Penang Hill, and more.
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  • 8 hours
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$135.10
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$135.10
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Guided Tour & Transporters

Guided Tour & Transporters

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All Our product are brands and premium quality Vehicles. Best trained, friendly and responsible driver.
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  • 4 to 12 hours
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$200.00
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Half-Day Penang Countryside Cycling Tour

Half-Day Penang Countryside Cycling Tour

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Escape to the countryside of Penang without the risk of getting lost on the way out of George Town on this action-packed half-day cycling tour. Your guide leads you down lesser-explored paths and through rural areas and villages that only the locals know about. Cycling is a much better choice than walking, as you are able to see so much more!
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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$28.93
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Penang Hill Funicular Ticket

Penang Hill Funicular Ticket

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Secure tickets in advance to ride the funicular railway up Penang Hill. Glide around 1.2 miles (1,996 meters) up to the peak, where you can soak up sweeping views of the island from the viewing deck or admire the colonial-era bungalow Bel Retiro. Upgrade for skip-the-line access via the fast lane.
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  • 1 to 8 hours
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$8.35
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Penang: George Town City Half-Day Attractions

Penang: George Town City Half-Day Attractions

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Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of George Town on a private 4-hour tour. Highlights include visits to the Reclining Buddha, Pinang Peranakan Mansion, and Clan Jetty. You also enjoy a driving tour through vibrant Little India where Christians, Taoists, Hindus, and Muslims live in harmony. The comprehensive snapshot of the multicultural town is a great opportunity to orient yourself to the area for future exploring.
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  • 4 hours
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$55.00
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3-Hour Heritage on a Plate Dinner Hop in George Town Penang

3-Hour Heritage on a Plate Dinner Hop in George Town Penang

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Food makes the perfect introduction to any city—especially Penang. Slurp, sip, and snack as you discover the highlights of the city’s historic center, Georgetown, on a small-group foodie walking tour with a guide. Enjoy the sorts of insights you can only get from a local as you visit vendors and hawkers, and taste the fare of the generations of migrants who have made the island their home.
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  • 3 hours
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$62.00
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4-Hour Georgetown Food Tour
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4-Hour Georgetown Food Tour

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Feast your senses on the sights and smells of George Town on a half-day culinary tour, ideal for food lovers with limited time in Penang. In a small group, explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of George Town in the early evening, a cooler and less-crowded time to visit, on a tour that combines its rich culture with numerous local delicacies. Plus, taking a food tour at the start of your trips means you receive ample culinary recommendations sure to enhance your vacation.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$88.00
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Penang Night Tour including Trishaw Ride & The TOP Komtar

Penang Night Tour including Trishaw Ride & The TOP Komtar

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See Penang in a different light on this intimate after-dark tour. Instead of piling into a crowded tour bus, travel the streets of this coastal city in a comfortable small-group transport with a driver to show you the sights. Drive through neighborhoods like Little India and Armenian Street and take a trishaw through the ancient colonial streets of George Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After all your exploration, enjoy the view from the rooftop of the city’s 816-foot tall KOMTAR Tower.
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  • 5 hours
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$112.70
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$112.70
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Penang Full Day Tour

Penang Full Day Tour

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See the sights of Penang while avoiding stuffy tour buses or public transport turmoil on this small-group tour. Visit significant spiritual sites like Dhammikarama Burmese Temple and Wat Chayamangkalaram, home of the city’s immense Reclining Buddha. Stroll along the boardwalk at Batu Ferringhi Beach and take a drive around the ruins and colonial remnants of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Georgetown neighborhood. Get from destination to destination in an air-conditioned small-group transport, with your own driver to tell you the stories of the city.
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  • 6 hours
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$81.00
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Penang: Flexible Full-Day Adventures

Penang: Flexible Full-Day Adventures

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This guided tour is flexible tour for 8 hours meaning you can customize your own tour in Penang from ship or hotel or airport. Tour time starts from pickup point. You choose some 5-9 attractions to go from the list in "tour details" and dictate how much time to spend at each attraction. Either you may indulge in details in the attractions, or kind of "touch and go" or you simply snap pictures from the exterior without going in, you call the shot. If heat is a concern, go into more indoor attraction or go up the hill. If mobility is your concern, then go for a round island tour with the comfort of air-conditioned car. If you like shopping then your American dollars are stretch 4 X versus Ringgit Malaysia as everything is a bargain. If you do not have a clue where to go or to do, no problem, let our learned tour guide choose it for you. The tour guide cum driver, will accompany you into all attractions and give commentary on the go. You will be surprised what Penang has to offer.
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  • 8 hours
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$100.00
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History Walk Around George Town

History Walk Around George Town

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The Harmony Street, is a short street about 300meter, but you can find different religious structures such as Anglican Church, Buddhist Temple, Hindu Temple and Mosque next to each other. I grown up in this wonderful city experience the harmony of different religion and culture come with tolerance and respect. Some of the culture have even blended and create an uniqueness to George Town. Is my passion to bring friends around during my free time.
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  • 5 hours
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$45.00
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$45.00

Food Tour at George Town 5 hours - Eat Like a Local, Feel Like a Local

Food Tour at George Town 5 hours - Eat Like a Local, Feel Like a Local

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Penang is the food capital of Asia, the cultural diversity here have contributed to a wide variety of food option. Chinese, Malay, Indian and Even Western Cuisine just popping out every where around the whole island. Either you looking for a High Class fine Dining option to Heritage Culture Vibe Cafe, you will be amaze with the amount of option you will be flooded with. However, the best food of Penang came from the street side. Street Hawker that being operating for tenth of years and some inheriting from the cooking skill from their fore parents. These Stalls on the street side might look simple, it may not provide you the comfort of seats but the taste of food might be comparable or better to those Michelin Star Restaurant. Lets join me to explore the wonders of this street food and learn on how to be a local foodies.
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  • 5 hours
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$83.08
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Penang Nature Tour with Penang Hill(Fast Lane), Kek Lok Si & Botanical Garden

Penang Nature Tour with Penang Hill(Fast Lane), Kek Lok Si & Botanical Garden

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On the surface, Penang appears as a historical city but if you look deeper, you’ll find a whole host of natural wonders. Spend the day discovering the best of Penang’s nature during a tour that covers Penang Hill (Flagstaff Hill), Batu Ferringhi Beach, and Kek Lok Si Temple, and provides an easy way for first-time visitors to orient themselves. Plus, hotel pickup and drop-off mean that you don’t have to worry about finding a meeting point.
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  • 6 hours
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$118.20
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$118.20
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Guided Hatyai (Thailand) Day Tour from Penang (Malaysia)

Guided Hatyai (Thailand) Day Tour from Penang (Malaysia)

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Visit two countries in one day during a day trip to Hat Yai in Thailand from Penang. Taking a private day trip to Hat Yai ensures that you receive the undivided attention of your guide and enjoy the flexibility to customize your itinerary according to your interests.
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  • 12 hours
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$240.70
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Private Tour: Full Day Penang Heritage Tour

Private Tour: Full Day Penang Heritage Tour

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Cover ground you couldn’t hope to cover by self-drive or taxi on this private door-to-door tour of George Town, Penang’s historic capital. Start at the Penang State Museum, then explore the UNESCO World Heritage area: the Street of Harmony, Khoo Kongsi clanhouse, Pinang Peranakan Mansion, Made in Penang Interactive Museum, Chew Jetty, and plenty of street art. Tour includes lunch but excludes entrance fees.
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  • 8 hours
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$128.21
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$128.21
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Penang City Private Half Day Tour With Khoo Kongsi & Kek Lok Si

Penang City Private Half Day Tour With Khoo Kongsi & Kek Lok Si

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This tour will give you a full tour of Penang main highlights. You will experience and get a chance to witness the different cultures and architecture of Penang. We will also get a chance to visit the Penang Street art, the heritage buildings, local temples as well as Penang history. This is a perfect city tour for couples or families visiting for the first time.
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  • 5 hours
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$40.33
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Penang Round Island Tour With Tropical Spice Garden & Entopia Butterfly Farm

Penang Round Island Tour With Tropical Spice Garden & Entopia Butterfly Farm

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Penang, located at north west of Peninsular Malaysia, is a small island but it is compact with interesting and intriguing places. It is the first British Settlement in Malaysia and it flourished and thrived to became the busiest port in the region then. Penang is best known as a melting port for many ethnic groups with the most prominent trade was spices; which the early European paid dearly for these "green gold". Indulge yourself with a round island tour with many places to be seen and great memories!
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  • 5 hours
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$88.47
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Penang City Tour with Tropical Fruit Farm Admission Ticket

Penang City Tour with Tropical Fruit Farm Admission Ticket

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If you're visiting Penang for the first time, get a comprehensive introduction to the city on a sightseeing tour—a great choice for visitors with limited time. As well as traveling between dispersed Penang attractions in air-conditioned comfort, without having to worry about navigating or getting lost, you'll visit a tropical fruit farm and benefit from the insider knowledge of your guide.
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  • 5 hours
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$78.80
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$78.80
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Penang Full-Day Private Customizable Tour with Pick Up

Penang Full-Day Private Customizable Tour with Pick Up

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This tour allow you to choose the attractions that you like, not like the can approach of a fixed itinerary tour. For a 7 hours visit from ship or hotel or airport, you choose some 5-8 attractions to go from the list in "tour details". You choose the place and decide on the you time needed. Either you go deep into selected location, or you can just stop by the corner to take photos from the outside not needing enter the attraction, you made your own decision. If mobility is a concern, you can choose to circulate the Penang Island and take in the view from the comfort of air-conditioned car. If you could not decide on where to go or what to do, let our licensed tour guide choose it for you. The tour guide cum driver, will accompany you into all attractions and give commentary on the go. Penang is Marvel for you to discover.!
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$120.00
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$120.00
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Penang: Orang Utan Island & City Flexible Full Day Tour

Penang: Orang Utan Island & City Flexible Full Day Tour

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A full day (8 hours) tour, starting with a visit by driving over Penang bridge to Orangutan Sanctuary Island on mainland Peninsular Malaysia to see some 14 Orangutan up close and personal. Get to know them by names - BJ, Adam, Manu, April and others. We, the human, are being enclosed, not the orangutan. Alpha may weigh up to 300 kilogram, so be careful, it has the strength up to 7 adults! They shared some 97% of human's DNA; no wonder they are fun to watch. Upon returning to Penang Island, the afternoon is flexible itinerary. Among others you can visit a wet market to see unique produces and sample some exotic and local fusion foods. Visit a temple with poisonous snakes or enjoy street arts, Clan jetty, Clan-house, a Captain's house, George Town's World Unesco Heritage enclave or Thai temple. Experience George Town's diverse multi-racial cultures living harmoniously side by side along street of harmony. Talk to your tour guide on the options for the rest of the available time.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$155.00
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$155.00
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Entopia Butterfly Farm & Tropical Spice Garden Tour

Entopia Butterfly Farm & Tropical Spice Garden Tour

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Meet thousands of magnificent butterflies in the specially designed natural environment of the Penang Butterfly Farm. With over 15,000 free flying butterflies at any one time, this is the largest butterfly and dragonfly garden in Malaysia. Witness over 120 species of rare and exotic tropical butterflies flickering and flitting around you and check out the most unique live tropical insects and small reptiles including scorpions, frogs and other fascinating species. Next is to Tropical Spice Garden. This living garden also features more than 200 species of plants with waterfalls, ponds, caves and other artistic garden features. There is also a hatchery and a 'Preserved Butterflies of the World Museum' to explore! At the end of the tour, you will be dropped off to your hotel.
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  • 5 hours
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$80.65
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