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Per Person (Based on 2 passengers) $311 USD
Per Person (Based on 3-4 passengers) $270 USD
Per Person (Based on 5-6 passesngers) $226 USD
Per Person (Based on 7-14 passengers) $192 USD
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This tour will show you some of the highlights of Penang but really focuses more on the culture and the people of the area.

Upon your arrival into the Swettehham Penang port, you will meet your guide and together experience a traditional funicular train ride to the Goddess of Mercy Statue from Kek Lok Si Temple. This Buddhist temple situated in Air Itam in Penang faces the sea and commands an impressive view and is one of the best known temples on the island. It is said to be the largest Buddhist temple in Southeast Asia. Here you will have a tortoise encounter at the pond, which holds hundreds of tortoises.

Follow this experience with a visit to the cool hill, simply named Penang Hill, which sits about 2750 feet above sea level and is the oldest hill resort in the country. It is known for its cool, unpolluted air and historical significance. You will take a funicular train which dates back to 1923, and has since been upgraded, to bring you to the top. The train ride is an experience in itself, coupled by colorful flora you’ll see as Penang Hill sits above the very forested and hilly lowlands which creates a beautiful background.

Your other stops during your tour will be the Fishing Village, Chowrasta Bazaar and Lorong Kulit Flea Market. Your time at each will be determined by your interest. Throughout the journey, you’ll pass by Batu Feringghi, a winding road where many beach resorts are located and Penang Bridge.

  • This Tour Includes:
  • Roundtrip transportation
  • Local English speaking guide
  • Visit to the Kek Lok Si Temple and see 7-Tier Pagoda of 10,000 Buddhas
  • See the Bronze Statue of the Goddess
  • Funicular train to the top of Penang Hill - scenic views
  • Visit to the local fishing village, Chowrasta Bazaar, Lorong Kulit Flea Market, Batu Fereingghi and Penang bridge
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch (included in tour cost)
  • Additional Languages Available
  • French($)
  • German($)
  • Mandarin($)
  • Spanish($)
  • *Possible upcharge at checkout for languages denoted with ($) symbol.

Days of Operation

Mon - yes
Tue - yes
Wed - yes
Thu - yes
Fri - yes
Sat - yes
Sun - yes

Departures (local time)

  • 9:00 AM (8 hrs)

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• Lunch is included in the tour cost.
• Entrances are included in the tour cost.
• Beverages, and gratuities are not included.


• Please note there is surcharge pricing for all National and New Year holidays as well as peak season. You will be notified of any increased costs prior to confirmation. Contact ShoreTrips with any questions.
• The order of the tour may change.
• Traffic is a major issue and may impact some of the stops to protect your return to your ship.