Arrival in Penang
For two nights, you’ll stay in the centre of Georgetown, Penang’s most atmospheric and happening area and a recognised UNESCO World Heritage site. Here, the streets are lined with pastel-painted Chinese shopfronts, fragrant street food stalls and swinging paper lanterns. It’s nothing short of foodie paradise, near to several outdoor foodcourts, lively hawker centres and traditional Nyonya restaurants.
Guided Bike Ride & Departure
There’s no better way to get to know Penang’s heritage and food scene than to hop on a bike and explore with a local guide. You’ll be collected from your hotel and transferred to the starting point where you’ll be given your bike, helmet and safety jacket. From here you will cycle with your guide in a small group around the city, discovering hidden temples and learning about the history of this area.
For breakfast you will stop to try a variety of different Indian breads alongside a local ‘teh tarik’, and lunch will include a selection of local dishes to share from a hawker centre including local favourites such as Assam Laksa and Char Keow Teow. At the end of this half-day tour you will be transferred back to your hotel and the rest of the day is free.
Optional day trip
Orangutan Island & Mangrove Forest
Early this morning your driver will collect you and take you to Bukit Merah where you will take a short ferry ride to Orang Utan Island. The Orang Utan Island runs an intensive breeding program and works closely with other rehabilitation centres in Malaysia & Indonesia. Afterwards, your day continues with a trip to Kuala Sepetang mangrove forest where you can take a leisurely walk along the 800-metre board-walk.
|£148 - per person|
Optional day trip
Cooking Class in Penang
If you’re interested in Malaysian cuisine, this is the perfect place to learn more about it! Penang is renowned for its cuisine and multicultural dishes and on this trip you’ll make some of these delicious dishes for yourself. In the morning there’s a guided tour of the spice terraces and you’ll learn about the spices used in local cuisine. Then, under the guidance of experienced and professional chefs you’ll learn to cook local favourites such as Nasi Lemak, Assam Laksa and Chicken Tandoori.
|£85 - per person|
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