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Nature Tour - Butterfly Farm and Botanical Gardens, Penang

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Key facts

Where: Penang , Malaysia Duration: 4 hours

Highlights

  • Harlequin butterflies color the air at the Penning Butterfly Farm
  • The Botanical Gardens are an arcadian paradise

Overview

The visitor to the Penang Butterfly Farm will be surrounded by myriad fluttering butterflies. The Farm is the first to be set up in the tropics. It is now a “must-see” for visitors since its opening in 1986. It is known and respected internationally as a breeding centre for these beautiful creatures.

The Botanic Gardens, opened in 1884, is popularly known as the “Waterfall Gardens”. Set in 29 acres of lush greenery it is Penang’s natural heritage. Besides being the storehouse for Malaysia’s unique flora it also serves as the ‘green lung’ for urban Penang.

Penang is an island and is also the second smallest state in Malaysia. The place offers memorable sights and sounds and activities. It is the oldest British settlement in Malaysia.

Itinerary

This tour is available in two options – coach and private. The private option offers you greater flexibility and convenience to do the tour at your own pace.)

You will be picked-up from your hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle for this interesting half day tour designed for the nature lovers including a visit to the world's largest Butterfly Farm and the Botanic Gardens.

The Butterfly Farm is located right at the end of Batu Ferringhi and is in Teluk Bahang, about 17km from Georgetown. It houses an average flying population of about 4000 strikingly beautiful Malaysian butterflies of 120 different species. Visitors can inspect the butterflies at close quarters as they flit around their favourite nectar plants. There is also an exhibition of selected insects and reptiles, which are also very popular.

Then move onto the Botanical Gardens, created in 1884 as a nursery for the planting of tropical plants. The Botanic Gardens on Penang are located at the end of Waterfall Road; about 8 kilometres form the Georgetown city centre. You'll be fascinated by the many interesting tropical plants across this 72-acre garden, but do watch out for the free-roaming, long-tailed Macaque monkeys!

At the entrance of the Gardens you will see the Rain Tree also known as the “5 o’clock Tree” because its leaves droop in the evening. The many green houses in the Gardens house a variety of plants. The best is the Orchid House where you will be amazed with the number of dazzling orchids of countless shapes, colours and sizes.

At the end of this nature tour you will be dropped off at your hotel.

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Daily

Duration

4 hours

Start time

01 Apr 13 - 31 Mar 14: Start time: 0900h (09:00am)/ 1400h (02:00pm)
01 Apr 14 - 31 Mar 15: Start time: 0900h (09:00am)
Duration: 4 hours

Meeting point

Your hotel in Penang.
(Please mention your hotel name and address at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details)

Ending point

Your hotel in Penang

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Inclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • For less than 7 passengers, the group will be escorted by an English-speaking chauffer/driver
  • For more than 7 passengers, the group will be escorted by an English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fee included

Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to reconfirm departure details.

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have
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Cancellation policy

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