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Orangutan Island and Mangrove Forest Day Trip


Orangutan Island and Mangrove Forest Day Trip

This full-day, private tour to Orangutan Island, mangrove forests and a charcoal factory, is an unforgettable family day out. Around an hour from Georgetown and across the Penang Bridge (the third longest bridge on earth) live 25 stunning orangutans on an island within the lake of Bukit Merah. They are currently part of an orphaned primate rehabilitation program before being released back into the jungle.

The tour offers hotel pick up from locations in Georgetown and at the beaches at 9 a.m. After arriving at the small island, guests will get to watch friendly primates in their natural environments, swinging from trees and showing off their climbing skills. The next stop is the Taiping Lake Gardens, one of the most beautiful parks in Penang.

Lunch will be provided before the group heads to Kuala Sepetang Mangrove Forest to watch and learn about the forest’s ecology and the local wildlife, which includes mud crabs and migratory birds. Lastly the tour will stop at a charcoal factory to demonstrate how mangrove wood is transformed into usable black charcoal.