Private Driver Guide - Full Day
Travel in the comfort of your own privacy on this eight-hour Penang guided tour. On this private shore excursion, a professional guide will take you on a personalized journey to notable and popular Penang attractions. You control the pace of the tour and where to go. This private guided tour is ideal for families, small groups, or individuals looking for an intimate experience of Penang's best destinations for a low price.
Penang has many popular and attractive destinations for you to visit. Your professional guide will provide top recommendations of where to spend your time. To begin, you can travel to Air Itam, a scenic town at the center of the island. Once there, you can walk through a wet market for a close look at where local residents shop for fresh vegetables, meats, and seafood. You could also check out Kek Lok Si Temple, the largest Chinese Buddhist Temple in Malaysia. Admire the striking seven-story Pagoda of Rama, showcasing ten-thousand stunning alabaster and bronze statues of Buddha, and delight in the picturesque Chinese, Thai, and Burmese architectural elements of the sanctuary.
Your Penang private tour can take you to Wat Chayamankalaram, a beautiful Thai temple. Photograph the incredibly decorative and colorful entrance before heading inside, where you'll witness the grandeur of a gold-plated reclining Buddha measuring over 100 feet in length. The adjacent Dharmikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple is also worth a visit.
If you're feeling hungry, your private guide can stop for you to enjoy a lunch break at Gurney Plaza, Penang's premier shopping and dining destination. Lunch is an additional cost.
Your professional tour guide can then take you to Fort Cornwallis, a British-built fortification from the late 1700s, where historic canons decorate the grounds. Afterward, you can drive past the Queen of Victoria Memorial Clock Tower and down the "Street of Harmony" while observing Penang's various places of worship. If you choose to see the majestic and ornate Khoo Clan Ancestral House, you'll marvel at the intricate carvings and woodwork inside.
Want to get some shopping done? You can visit any popular shopping destination, but make sure to stop by "Little India" to see bustling colorful shops and stalls selling spices, elegant cloths, brassware, and jewelry. If you want more scenery, visit Chew Jetty, a gorgeous waterfront society. Small homes rest on wooden stilts over water in this this century-old village, which provides a captivating view of the Penang Bridge, the second largest bridge in Malaysia. Your private guide will return you to your port at the end of your eight-hour tour. Book this shore excursion now for a personalized private adventure into Penang's wonderful culture.