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Nature Tour - Tropical Spice Garden and Botanical Gardens, Penang

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Key Highlights

  • Harlequin butterflies color the air at the Penning Butterfly Farm
  • The Botanical Gardens are an arcadian paradise
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    4 hours

    Start time


    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

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Discover local spices and herbs during a leisurely-paced nature walk at the beautiful Tropical Spice Garden, an enchanting spice paradise. Get up close and personal with over 500 species of tropical flora and fauna, some you have never seen before.

    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.


    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 Tropical Spice Garden and the Botanic Gardens.

    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. The only one of its kind in Southeast Asia, the sub-tropical landscaped garden also features lush vegetation, shrubs and aromatic plants, each a delight to the senses.

    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.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • 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 & Additional info

    Please note

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

    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