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5 Best Walking Trails and Tours in Penang

Penang Walking Trails and Tours

One of the ways to discover the hidden gems of Penang is on foot with guided walks and tours. From a casual nature or street walk to a grand historical tour, you will be amazed at what you can find in Penang. Suitable for people of all ages, these five enthralling walking tours are as fun as they are educational.

1. Lacala Discovery Walk

Address: George Town World Heritage Incorported, 116 & 118, Lebuh Acheh, 10200 George Town, Penang
Phone Number: +6 04 261 6606 
Opening Hours: 9:30am to 11:00am. Every last Saturday of the month.

In this guided walk, you will learn about the streets of George Town, such as Acheen Street, Armenian Street, and Cannon Street, and discover amazing stories of its unique social heritage. Organised by George Town World Heritage Incorporated, this complimentary walk takes place every last Saturday of the month from 9:30am to 11:30am. Participants will also receive reading materials.

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2. Night Walks at Tropical Spice Garden

Address: Tropical Spice Garden, Lot 595, Mukim 2, Jalan Teluk Bahang, Teluk Bahang, 11050 George Town, Penang
Phone Number:  +6 04 881 1797 
Opening Hours: 8:00pm to 10:00pm. Every last Friday of the month.

With more than 500 species of flora and fauna, the Night Walks at Tropical Spice Garden reveals the garden‘s nocturnal collections.  This walk is conducted by a well-trained guide who introduces the tropical rainforest eco-system.  The Victoria Amazonica plants and a sleeping tropical songbird, Bulbul on a palm leaf can be spotted at this tour.  Torchlight will be provided and hot cup of tea and refreshments will be served at the end of the tour.

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3. Francis LIght Cemetery Tour

Address: : Little Penang Street Market/Upper Penang Road
Phone Number:  +6 04 264 2631 
Opening Hours: 2:00pm to 3:00pm. Every last Sunday of the month.

Take a Francis Light Cemetery Tour to discover the in-depth history of Penang. The one hour tour is to honour Captain Francis Light, the founder of British colony in Penang.  It is a significant site within the UNESCO World Heritage Site of George Town.  This complimentary tour is only on every last Sunday of the month. Prior registration is required. Please contact +60 4 246 2631 or email info info@pht.org.my.

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4. George Town Night Trail

Address: Tourist Information Centre, 10 Ground Floor, The Whiteaways Arcade, Lebuh Pantai, 10300 Penang
Phone Number:  +6 04 263 1166 
Opening Hours: 7:30pm to 9:30pm. Every last Friday of the month.

Explore the inner city of George Town during the night with George Town Night Trail. This guided walking tour focuses on George Town’s architectural and cultural environment during the night, just as it has much to offer in the day. Held on every last Friday of the month, each walk is themed differently to suit every individual’s interest. This walk is complimentary and prior reservation is required. For registration please contact +60 4 263 1166 or email info@penangglobaltourism.com.

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