Orang Utan Island, Taiping Zoo
& Perak Museum Tour
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Pickup from Penang hotel only, travel with your private driver cum guide to the mainland and drive two hours south to Bukit Merah. Once there, take a 10-minute boat ride out to Orang Utan Island. Walk along paths where you can get a close look at the orang utans that roam this section of the island. Learn about the plight of these endangered apes and the efforts to save them and their habitat. You'll likely see baby orangutans in the nursery - so cute!

After spending time on Orang Utan Island, hop back in your vehicle for a visit to the nearby city of Taiping, one of the best-preserved colonial towns in Malaysia. After a stop for lunch (own expense), you'll head to Taiping Lake Gardens, former mining grounds that have been transformed into a stunning 160-acre (64-hectare) park dotted with lakes, trees and flowers. Stroll along paths lined by tall leafy angsanatrees and take in the tranquil beauty of the gardens and lakes.

After a refreshing walk in the Taiping Lake Gardens, check out the Taiping zoo to observe elephants, otters, and stump-tailed macaques (monkeys) among many other animals that can be seen. After an hour at the zoo, take off to find more Malaysian natural history at the Perak Museum. It is the oldest museum in Malaysia, located in a beautiful Art Deco building that was built in 1883. Its three galleries boast nature dioramas, animal skeletons, weavings, handicrafts, pottery work and tribal artifacts. Your guide will return you to your hotel to conclude your tour.

  • Day trip to Orangutan Island, Taiping Lake Gardens, Zoo Taiping, and Perak Museum from Penang with a private guide
  • See endangered orangutans at the conservation center on Orangutan Island
  • Visit the highlights of Taiping, a well-preserved colonial city with a gorgeous mountain backdrop from the Bintang Range
  • Stroll through the tranquil Taiping Lake Gardens and learn how it was once a mining area
  • Visit the Taiping zoo and see a variety of exotic animals
  • Check out the extensive and unusual natural history collections at the Perak Museum, Malaysia's oldest museum
  • Learn from your private driver + guide about Malaysia's wildlife and the challenges of conservation

Tour Charges


  • Penang Hotel pickup and drop-off only
  • English-speaking driver-cum guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle


  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees


  • Adult - RM350 Nett per pax
  • Child - RM280 Nett per pax


Approximately 8 hours


Minimum 2 person