Top 29 Things to do in Penang, Malaysia

Come visit Penang! Expedia makes it easy to book Penang tours and find the best attractions. We have a broad selection of things to do in Penang for you to browse through and learn about all the most popular activities. It’s easy to find all the must-see Penang sights by looking though our list of all the most popular Penang attractions.

Whether you travel to Penang in the spring, summer, fall or winter, Expedia makes it simple to find endless Penang vacation ideas for any season. You can explore local things to do and popular tourism spots in Penang, then book a flight, rental car and hotel all with ease.

Botanic Gardens & Tropical Spice Garden Tour
Leave Georgetown and experience Penang's natural landscapes and beautiful gardens. Take in fresh air while visiting the enchanting garden with variety of tropical herbs and spices at Penang Tropical Spice Garden. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$26
per adult

City Half-Day Tour
Discover the heritage of Georgetown and understand the history behind the colonial buildings and bustling streets. Visit the many historical buildings and pass by the Street of Harmony, Little India, and Chinatown. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$29
per adult

Eat, Pray, Love & Art Experience
Discover the spiritual, artistic, and delicious sides of Penang on a half-day adventure. Find the balance between pleasure and introspection as you sample local delicacies, visit religious sites of many faiths, and explore the UNESCO-listed Georgetown. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$64
per adult

EZhopper Sightseeing Bus Pass
Explore the historic sites of George Town from a comfortable, air-conditioned, 14-seater van. With this 24-hour pass, you’ll enjoy an unlimited amount of rides on 3 different routes with 24 stops at downtown attractions and famous murals, plus benefit from... Read More

$10
per adult

Georgetown by Night Tour
See how Georgetown comes alive at night, with streets that never sleep and a skyline unique to the Pearl of the Orient. Taste local delicacies and enjoy a trishaw ride along the busy streets of Penang. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$31
per adult

Heritage Trishaw Tour
Take a leisurely ride on an enchanting beca (or trishaw in Malay) and immerse yourself in Penang. Experience the sights, sounds, and scents of Georgetown while passing by many attractions, including UNESCO World Heritage buildings. Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

Free cancellation

$31
per adult

Historical & Nostalgic City Tour
Discover the history of Penang on a tour of the city's immersive historical museums and innovative art exhibitions. Get a new perspective on Penang's vibrant past as you study antique photographs and pose for pictures in life-sized scenes taken from... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$48
per adult

Island Half-Day Tour
Enjoy a tour outside of Georgetown and see what the outskirts have to offer. Discover different parts of Penang in this comprehensive tour—batik and jewelry factories, fruit plantations, and villages. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$17
per adult

Japanese Dining Experience at Matsu - Lone Pine Hotel
Treat yourself to an evening of Japanese dining at the sophisticated Matsu Restaurant. Your meal features fine dishes of quality traditional Japanese food, with your choice of succulent meats or fresh seafood served in the modern setting of the grand... Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Restaurants & Nightlife

5 hours

Free cancellation

$19
per adult

Lost World of Tambun Tour
Travel to the state of Perak to visit the thrilling theme park, Lost World of Tambun. Spend your day exploring the Wet Park, Dry Amusement Park, Tiger Valley, Lost World Hot Springs & Spa, and the Petting Zoo. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$87
per adult

Monkey Beach Tour & Barbecue Lunch
Embark on a relaxing boat ride through the calm, blue sea to idyllic Monkey Beach. With the wind in your hair, sail along the pristine coast, and then cast your line out as you try your luck at fly fishing.... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$64
per adult

Orangutan & Mangrove Forest Tour
Discover endangered orangutans and explore Matang Mangrove Forest on this full-day tour. Stop by Taiping Lake for panoramic views—and to see the process of transforming mangrove wood into charcoal at a local factory. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$83
per adult

Pañpuri Indian Organic Massage
Pamper yourself with a relaxing massage at the majestic Pañpuri Organic Spa, where organic products are carefully chosen to benefit your skin and rejuvenate your cells. Select from the following 2 options to renew and revitalize your spirit. Read More

Categories: Spas & Beauty

1 hour

Free cancellation

$75
per adult

Pañpuri Organic Body Treament
With an expertly trained therapist, stimulate your circulation system with a relaxing body treatment in a cocoon of luxurious comfort and tranquility at Pañpuri Organic Spa. Choose from the following revitalizing options and unwind with an organic beverage. Read More

Categories: Spas & Beauty

1 hour 15 minutes

Free cancellation

$96
per adult

Pañpuri Organic Package
Surrender your worries as you walk through the doors and enter the warm, opulent, peaceful environment of Pañpuri Organic Spa Penang. With your choice of 6 packages, you leave feeling invigorated, rejuvenated, and refreshed. Read More

Categories: Spas & Beauty

2 hours

Free cancellation

$144
per adult

Pañpuri Organic Spa Treatment for Men
Take a timeout at the majestic Pañpuri Organic Spa, where Pañpuri organic products are carefully chosen to benefit your skin and rejuvenate your cells. Select from the following 2 options—specifically designed for men—and feel renewed and rejuvenated. Read More

Categories: Spas & Beauty

1 hour

Free cancellation

$84
per adult

Pañpuri Reflexology & Neck, Head & Shoulder Massage
Enjoy the relaxing experience at the majestic Pañpuri Organic Spa, located in the beautiful Eastern & Oriental Hotel. After you indulge in a revitalizing organic tea tree foot ritual, unwind at the experienced hands of your massage therapist as they... Read More

Categories: Spas & Beauty

45 minutes

Free cancellation

$57
per adult

Pañpuri Signature Facials
Purify and protect your skin from free radicals using only the purest skincare from Pañpuri. Feel your skin radiant from the inside out while you preserve your skin’s youthful appearance at the end of your facial. Read More

Categories: Spas & Beauty

1 hour 15 minutes

Free cancellation

$96
per adult

Pañpuri Thai Organic Massages
Relax as your body is massaged and your spirit is renewed with a refreshing treatment at Pañpuri Organic Spa. Indulge in your choice of signature massages, which use pure organic blended oils and expert techniques that work in synergy to... Read More

Categories: Spas & Beauty

1 hour

Free cancellation

$84
per adult

Penang Hill & Kek Lok Si Temple Tour
Leave Georgetown behind you and take a spiritual journey to Southeast Asia's largest Buddhist temple. Enjoy the view of Georgetown from Penang Hill and relax in the many recreational areas available. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$26
per adult

Plaza Premium Lounge at Penang International Airport (PEN)
Kick up your travel-weary feet with a first-class relaxation experience in the Plaza Premium Lounge. This peaceful oasis offers a convenient escape from the airport bustle. Plus, get access to amenities that run the gamut from useful to luxurious, from... Read More

Categories: Tickets & Passes

3 hours

Free cancellation

$38
per adult

Private Botanic Gardens & Colonial Penang Museum Trip
Visit the Botanic Gardens and Colonial Penang Museum with your guide for a chance to learn about the country’s unique plants, spot bees, beautiful flowers, and monkeys, and get a sense of how merchants of old Penang lived. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

Free cancellation

$64
per adult

Private Evening Delight Street Eats Tour
Leave the fast-paced modern world behind for a trishaw ride through Penang's beloved George Town that introduces you to some of the tastiest eats in the city. Dine on an enthralling array of local and international cuisine amid the city's... Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Restaurants & Nightlife, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

Free cancellation

$169
per adult

Private Half-Day Living Culture Excursion
See one of the few places in Malaysia where traditional trades are kept alive with this guided tour through George Town, the multicultural heart of Penang. Explore the modern city filled with skyscrapers and malls mixed with traditional culture and... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

Free cancellation

$48
per adult

Private Island Discovery Excursion
Get a taste of Penang Island’s cultural sites and history on this private half-day tour. Stop by countryside villages for a truly unique experience. Watch how locals process batik (art on textiles), taste tropical fruits, attempt rubber-tapping, and visit the... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$41
per adult

Shared Shuttle: Penang International Airport (PEN)
Enjoy convenient and cost-effective shared transportation between Penang International Airport (PEN) and your hotel aboard a shuttle. For transfers to and from Penang International Airport, the zones to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

1 hour

Free cancellation

$7
per adult

Small-Group Tastes & Traditions Walking Tour
Taste your way through Penang, savoring your favorite dishes of authentic Malaysian cuisine. From traditional rice and soup dishes to exotic fruit and seasonal vegetables, this tour is a treat for those who love to tickle their taste buds with... Read More

$55
per adult

Traditional English Afternoon Tea at the Eastern & Oriental Hotel
Experience the quintessential 17th-century British ritual of afternoon tea. Admire the classic white marble of the Eastern & Oriental Hotel, enjoy a selection of savory and sweet treats, and choose from an array of teas such as Earl Grey, Chamomile,... Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Restaurants & Nightlife

2 hours

Free cancellation

$17
per adult

Tropical Spice Garden Cooking Class
Unearth the secrets of Malaysian cuisine and gain insight into the country’s food culture. During this hands-on experience, learn how to make some of the country's most popular dishes from professional chefs. Plus, have a chance to walk through the... Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Restaurants & Nightlife, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$60
per adult

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