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Description Delve into the unspoilt nature of Penang: surrounded by the lush nature of the hill overlooking Georgetown, we discover the rich tropical flora and fauna that characterise Malaysia in an adventurous fun tour among suspended bridges, walkways among the trees and observation towers to admire overhead views of the capital. This tour is a true antidote against stress!

What we will see
  • Funicular ride to Penang hill
  • Spectacular views over the island and Georgetown
  • Wide range of native trees and plants, numerous bird species
  • Guided walking tour along “The Habitat” trail and Curtis Crest walkway
  • Suspended bridges, and observation towers: tropical flora and fauna

What we will do
  • We start our tour on a comfortable coach headed to Penang Hill, locally known also as “Bukit Bendera” (in the Malay language, bukit means “hill”). It reaches a height of 833 metres, is made up of granite and is home to a thick jungle.
  • Once at the foot of the hill, we get ready to board the funicular railway, opened to the public in 1923 after almost 20 years of construction. It is one of the oldest functioning funiculars in all of Asia. We reach the top of the hill in just a few minutes and enjoy spectacular panoramic views over most of the island, including the capital of Georgetown, the bridge connecting it to the mainland and the Strait of Malacca.
  • From a naturalistic point of view, Penang hill is home to a wide range of native trees and plants. In addition, most of the bird species that inhabit the island can be observed here.
  • We make a brief stop to take a few photos before getting on a buggy to reach the entrance of “The Habitat”, a winding nature trail on Penang Hill made up of circular walkways such as that of Curtis Crest, suspended bridges, and observation towers. We start with a walk accompanied by an expert guide who will illustrate the tropical flora and fauna and explain the preservation work done to preserve and safeguard the forest and its vegetable and animal species, including the black giant squirrel and gray langur, a type of monkey typical of southern Asia.
  • After our walk, we get back to the buggy and reach the funicular station to descend Penang hill.
  • We then board the coach taking us back to our ship.

What you need to know
  • In the event of adverse weather conditions, the walk on Curtis Crest may not be possible.
  • Recommended to wear insect repellent.
  • This excursion is not recommended for guests with mobility problems.