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Orang Utan Island and Taiping from Penang

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    What to Expect
    Your tour of Orangutan Island, Taiping Zoo and Perak Museum from Penang kicks off with hotel pick up by your friendly and professional guide. Travel across South East Asia's longest bridge as you head south from Penang Island. Look out as you pass through palm plantations and pineapple fields to Bukit Merah in the comfort of your vehicle.

    Upon arrival, you’ll follow your guide on a 10-minute boat ride across calm waters to the stunning Orangutan Island. This quiet sanctuary is home to these endangered animals, as well as a staff of individuals charged with protecting and preserving them. Wander the paths with your friendly guide and learn about the efforts to protect their habitat as you keep your eyes peeled for roaming orangutans and maybe even some of their playful babies!

    Leave the island head to Taiping, where you’ll visit a well-preserved tin-mining town and visit Perak Museum, one of Malaysia's oldest museums. Enjoy lunch (own expense) before returning to your Penang hotel via the Penang Bridge. Enjoy epic views and snap some memorable photos along the route before your journey ends. 

    Please note: In case the Bukit Merah Laketown Orangutan Island is not open, you'll visit the Kuala Sepetang mangrove forest and see a charcoal kiln where charcoal is produced.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Departs from your Penang hotel
    Departure Time
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Entrance fees (Orang Utan Island) 
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (within Penang Island)
    • English-speaking driver cum guide
    • Round-trip ferry ticket (to/from Orang Utan Island) 
    • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
    • Gratuities (optional)
    • Food and drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A moderate amount of walking is involved; comfortable walking shoes and insect repellent are recommended
    • 2 passenger minimum per booking required
    • In case the Bukit Merah Laketown Orangutan Island is not operating, we will replace with a visit to Kuala Sepetang mangrove forest and a charcoal kiln where charcoals are produced
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    August 16, 2019|
    Response from Bronwen D |
    We booked a trip on line through Viator. Our guides name was cal Herrick. We were picked up at our hotel and returned us there so I imagine it could be done from the cruise terminal. Just make sure you are back in plenty of... More
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