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Discovering the Nature Gem of Penang - The River Trail

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Pass By: George Town, Malaysia

Most people know Penang for her world-renowned street food, UNESCO heritage sites and vibrant cultural scene. But you’ve probably seen all that before. There is only so many times you can visit the street arts, temples, and jetties before you are used to it all, and only head there for a food trip over the weekend.

There is another side of Penang that often go unnoticed, slowly unfurling with its pristine natural charm. Located at Seberang Perai, Tasek Gelugor on mainland Penang is filled with mangrove trees, fishing villages and river wildlife. Over the past few years, it has been marked for transformation into an agrotourism destination. Discovering the River Trail programmed is a not to be missed highlight of your trip to Penang!

Meet and greet your driver cum guide at hotel lobby and drive to the Mainland through one of the world’s longest suspension bridge - the Penang Bridge.

Upon arrival, enjoy a fascinating myriad and hop off at the fisherman jetties to discover more about local traditions and lifestyle. The river cruise will provide ample opportunities to witness fishing activities using traditional fishing methods, such as the cast net, rod and cage. You can even get close to them to see how they go about their daily lives – imagine seeing a fisherman casting his net right before your very eyes! Enjoy bird watching and the guided tour at an Educational Forest, which equipped with elevated walkway, canopy walk and watch tower will enrich your knowledge about the flora and fauna of the swamp forest. Some of the plants here include the Nipah Palm, Jejawi, Putat Darat, Pong-Pong Tree and Cotton Tree. As you explore the forest, you will be introduced to the diverse flora and fauna in the forest. You will also learn from the hosts about livestock rearing, gain insights into or participate in various traditional past-times, cooking demonstration and enjoy local food.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Time
7:00 AM
  • Breakfast - Local lunch, Boat ride
  • Alcoholic Beverages - Beverages during tour
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


About the operator

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By: Areca Travel And Tours
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Great little travel and tour agent
Great personal service from Areca travel agency based in Areca hotel. A very good variety of trips and
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London, United Kingdom
Half day trip
Dura arranged a half day trip for us to Penang Hill and the Kek Lok Si temple. Price of all tickets (PH funicular
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
We opted for the Penang Heritage Experience Walking Tour and had a blast! Dura arranged everything for us on
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Canberra, Australia
Food walking tour George Town
Our guide Nedu was superb: informative and so knowledgeable of everything 'Penang' as well as being intuitive and
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Singapore, Singapore
Airport transfer from airport to areca hotel penang
Excellent airport transfer. Driver was waiting during arrival and departure of the trip. Vehicle was well
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Gabby G
Manila, Philippines
Nice place, comfortable and good location
Conveniently they also offered good tours. We took the Georgetown heritage tour and had a great time!
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