Orangutan & Charcoal Factory Tour

Day Trips & Excursions in Malaysia

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Enjoy a scenic drive to the Mainland through one of the world’s longest suspension bridge - the Penang Bridge, to the state of Perak. You will take a short boat ride to the island to see the Orang Utans - face to face.  Orang Utan literally means man of the forest and they are among the most intelligent mammals and considered to be endangered. After that visit, carry on to the Charcoal Factory, established since the 1930s. Learn the interesting process of how mangrove wood are turned into charcoal. This is a place filled with character where you’ll see the preserved techniques of producing charcoal - exactly the same methods used since the start of the factory.
Enjoy a scenic drive to the Mainland through one of the world’s longest suspension bridge - the Penang Bridge, to the state of Perak (1hr 45 mins’ drive). You will take a short boat ride (20 - 30 minutes) (ferry departs every 45 minutes) to the island to see the Orang Utans - face to face.  Orang Utan literally means man of the forest and they are among the most intelligent mammals and considered to be endangered. The Foundation is setup on an island which is accessible by boat across a beautiful calm lake. A guided tour with comprehensive commentary on the work undertaken and facilities available for the orangutans is provided, as you view the orangutans in their natural habitat.  In this place, we humans are the ones in a caged area for safety sake, as the orangutans roam free outside. (60 minutes inclusive return boat journey)After that, drive on for 45-minutes to have your  lunch at a local restaurant.  After lunch, proceed to the Charcoal Factory, established since the 1930s. Learn the interesting process of how mangrove wood are turned into charcoal. This is a place filled with character where you’ll see the age old techniques of producing charcoal – a fascinating insight into a dwindling industryProceed back to Penang. (1 hr 45 mins)Your tour ens when you are dropped off at your hotel.(Travelling time provided as a guideline only as is subject to traffic conditions) 

What’s included

  • English-speaking driver/guide
  • Boat ride to the island to see the Orang-Utans
  • Set Lunch (Exclude beverages, bottled water and snacks)
  • Local taxes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch

What’s not included

  • Drinks during lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
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