Premium Rainforest Package

Penang, Malaysia

1.5 hours
1 - 10 travelers
Booking notice
1 day
Standard price
RM 360.00

The Habitat
I speak English, Malay

A few minutes’ away from the Top Station of Penang Hill Funicular Railway marks the starting point of the 1.6km long The Habitat nature trail. A trail that meanders below three of the hill’s oldest historic bungalows, and through the entire stretch of The Habitat themed park. Framed lookouts have been carefully created to bring back “The Forgotten Views” of the rolling hills and The Andaman Sea beyond. These framed views conjure the romance and magnificent spectacle of Penang Hill.

This enchanting realm allows visitors to experience Penang Hill’s rainforest at its very best. Several themed gardens charmingly line the way and include the Fern Garden, Butterfly Bank, Fragrant Garden and Ginger and Palm Grove. Planted with a view to delight your senses, visitors are invited to touch, smell, see and hear the wonders of jungle completely undisturbed.

Educational signs are positioned unobtrusively along the way in such a way to educate you on the flora, fauna, and history of the pathway, but not in such a way as to spoil your experience.

Kancil walks are nature guided tours are provided. The tours are conducted by award-winning naturalists and visitors will be in awe of a large amount of knowledge they can acquire at The Habitat.

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The Kancil Walk

• Guests will be greeted at Rimba Café, situated at Lower Station Penang Hill by our guide. Here, they will be treated to a welcome drink.

• Guests will then enjoy fast lane access (next available train) up the historic furnicular train.

• Throughout their journey from the train to the entrance of the Habitat, our guide will provide a narrative of the storied Penang Hill and bring them to spots that provides spectacular views of Penang

• Once at The Habitat, guests can opt to enjoy a customizable selection of food and beverages or begin a 1.5hour tour around the park first.

• Our 1.6km trail sits on the fringes of protected rainforest believed to be 130 millions years old. Guests will also be able to experience the Curtis Crest Tree Top Walk (The highest accessible viewing point in Penang) as well as the Langur Way Canopy Bridge (the longest bridge of its kind in the world). Our naturalists will also provide context to the many species
that inhabit our rainforest.

• The experience ends with a shuttle ride through a scenic pathway back to the main square atop Penang Hill.

Travel notes

Last guided walk at 5.00 p.m.

Where we will meet

The Habitat Penang Hill, Jalan Bukit Bendera, Bukit Bendera, Penang, Malaysia

How to get there

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1 Reviews
  • Lisa
    Reviewed in November 2019

    The walk itself was nice. Unfortunately, there were some downsides. First one is that they did not really know you could book the tour through lokalocal, so they had to check that and for a moment I thought it would not work out. Another downside was that it started pouring just about 15 or 20 minutes into the walk. Which was no ones fault but might be worth considering if you are planning to do this walk during the rainy season. Except that, there were some misunderstandings on my side. It turned out that the tour actually starts at the top station of the train - which I was somehow not aware of even though that info is provided - and that it does not start before 7 pm. However, this was my fault as I misunderstood or didn't see the information.

Standard price
RM 360.00 /Pax
Booking details
Total MYR 0.00
Price including
Guided tour
Kancil Walk Tickets
Express Lane Train Tickets
Signature Herbal Welcome Drinks
Buggy Service Back to the Main Square
How to get there

The Habitat Penang Hill is on a hill accessible via the Funicular train from Air Itam, Penang or Botanical Gardens, Penang.