Discover Malaysia’s Tropical Culture

Penang Harbour, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
3 Nights
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About Your Trip

  • Arts & Culture

  • Platinum Experiences

Journey to Penang and discover some of Malaysia’s ancient and culturally significant landmarks. Start at a tropical fruit farm, home to more than 250 types of fruits. Learn about the art of batik painting, then make your way to the Clan Jetties in George Town to marvel at an interesting collection of stilted houses with narrow wooden walkways. Along the way, take in the street art where painted murals and wirework can be seen on the sides of buildings and houses. Your next stop is the Khoo Kongsi, a large Chinese clan house. Pass through the streets of Little India before heading to the Blue Mansion for a glimpse at a typical Chinese-style courtyard house.

The next day, take a cable-car ride up Penang Hill. Visit the Kek Lok Si, one of Southeast Asia’s largest and oldest Buddhist temples — known for its impressive architecture that took 20 years to build. Upon returning to your hotel, enjoy your leisure time and further explore the city on your own.

What we love:
• Batik is popular throughout Asia and can be seen on many textile products, from skirts to tablecloths.
• Early 20th-century Chinese settlements on Weld Quay, known as the Clan Jetties, formed a water society that exists to this day 7 clans still reside in these houses on stilts.
• Themed heritage walking tours available throughout George Town enable visitors to explore the city’s culture and history at their own pace try the Food Trail or Heritage Building Trail.



What's Included
Your DreamTrip includes 4 days and 3 nights in Penang, Malaysia, as well as:
• Full-day tour of Penang; includes transportation.
• Half-day Penang Hill and temple tour; includes transportation.
• 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner.
• An In-destination Support team member will be provided on this trip. Their goal is to ensure you have a great DreamTrips™ experience from landing to liftoff. They host a welcome reception on arrival day, attend scheduled activities throughout the trip, notify the group of itinerary updates and more.


Transportation

Airfare is not included in the trip price! The closest commercial airport to the hotel is Penang International Airport (PEN). We highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance for any trip.

Airport Transfers

Round-trip airport transfers are included from:
Penang International Airport (PEN) to the hotel on March 16 at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m. or 6 p.m.
The hotel to Penang International Airport (PEN) on March 19 at 7 a.m., 9 a.m., noon or 3 p.m.

To arrange your airport transfers, please submit flight details HERE by March 1.

Restrictions apply based on flight date(s), transfer times and the arrival and destination airport(s); refer to the Policies section for more information.

 


 

This trip will close by February 22.

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Hotel Details
The newly opened G Hotel Kelawai is adjacent to Jalan Kelawai, a busy George Town thoroughfare. Guests are encouraged to walk to nearby attractions — from temples and restaurants to shopping venues — or to use the hotel’s bicycles for exploring Penang. The 23rd-floor Gravity Bar offers the perfect place for relaxing and enjoying the sunset and nighttime city views.

Hotel features:
• 1 restaurant, 1 lobby lounge and 1 bar.
• 1 rooftop infinity pool and 1 fitness center.
• Complimentary welcome ice cream treat.
• Complimentary minibar drinks and snacks.

Deluxe Room accommodations with:

• 1 double or 2 single beds.
• Maximum occupancy 3 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child.
• Bathroom with hairdryer.
• In-room safe.
• Complimentary guest-room refrigerator.
• Coffee macine.
• 55-inch high-definition LED smart television.
• Complimentary Wi-Fi.

Check-in: 3 p.m.
Check-out: noon.
Minimum check-in age is 21.

G Hotel Kelawai
2 Persiaran Maktab
Penang 10250, Malaysia

Please note: The hotel requires a security and incidentals deposit upon check-in. The deposit is 300 Malaysian ringgits per room, per night. You will be required to provide the hotel with a debit or credit card to cover the deposit amount. This deposit and any incidental charges at the hotel by individual members are the member’s responsibility. Any such incidental charges may result in a charge by the hotel against the debit or credit card you provided to the hotel. If you have additional questions or concerns regarding the security and incidentals deposit, please contact the hotel.

  • Destination
    Penang, known as “The Pearl of the Orient,” is located on the northwest coast of Malaysia and is spread between a mainland and Penang Island. It boasts world-heritage architecture, sandy beaches, lush rain forests, colonial-era churches and ancient temples. Add to this an abundance of dining options, and Penang is among the most popular travel destinations in Malaysia.

    The region’s cuisine is unique and varied, thanks to a mix of Chinese, Malay, Indian and Peranakan cultures. Food is available on nearly every street corner — not just confined to restaurants and cafes — and is cooked in small batches ready to eat on the spot. Try assam laksa, a spicy noodle soup that combines Chinese and Malay cuisine, or sambal udang, a well-known Peranakan dish of prawns in chili.
  • Platinum Inclusions
    On this DreamTrip to Penang, Malaysia, Platinum Members are also treated to a relaxing farewell dinner at Garden Cafe in the Golden Sands Resort on Day 3 (6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.), followed by an excursion to the famous night market at Batu Ferringhi. Life is great when you’re a Platinum Member!
  • Itinerary
    Day 1

    Arrive at the airport.
    Transfer to the hotel at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m. or 6 p.m.
    Check into the hotel any time after 3 p.m.
    9 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Visit the welcome table in the hotel lobby.
    7-10 p.m.: Welcome dinner at the hotel. Dinner will be a private buffet served in the hotel’s function room, or a Western-style, set-menu meal in the hotel’s coffee house, depending on the number of guests.

    Day 2

    6:30-8:45 a.m.: International buffet breakfast at the hotel.
    9 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Full-day tour of Penang; includes lunch and transportation.
    • 9 a.m.: Pickup from the hotel and transfer to Tropical Fruit Farm.
    • Learn the art of batik painting.
    • Transfer to George Town.
    • Enjoy Nyonya-style, set-menu lunch at a local restaurant.
    • In George Town, tour the Clan Jetties.
    • See murals and street art.
    • Visit the Khoo Kongsi clan house.
    • Stroll through Little India and visit the Blue Mansion.
    • 5 p.m.: Return to the hotel.
    The rest of the day at your leisure. Suggestions include walking along Gurney Drive, which is a popular seaside promenade, and trying the city’s famed hawker food.

    Day 3

    6:30-8:45 a.m.: International buffet breakfast at the hotel.
    9 a.m. – noon: Half-day Penang Hill and temple tour; includes transportation.
    • Pickup from the hotel and transfer to Penang Hill.
    • Enjoy a 1-way cable-car ride on the way up Penang Hill.
    • Visit Kek Lok Si.
    • Transfer back to the hotel.
    The rest of the day at your leisure.

    Day 4

    6:30-10:30 a.m.: International buffet breakfast at the hotel.
    Check out of the hotel by noon.
    Transfer to the airport at 7 a.m., 9 a.m., noon or 3 p.m.

    Itinerary subject to change.
  • Additional Information
    Adult and children’s pricing may vary depending on the travel date. Click BOOK IT for detailed pricing information.

    We base children’s pricing on their age at the time of travel. Their reservation has to be booked and paid for in order for you to check them in.

    Please remember to book a reservation for everyone you’re bringing along on your DreamTrip before you travel. Otherwise, they’ll be charged the hotel’s prevailing rate, not the trip price.

    Please note: The hotel requires a security and incidentals deposit upon check-in. The deposit is 300 Malaysian ringgits per room, per night. You will be required to provide the hotel with a debit or credit card to cover the deposit amount. This deposit and any incidental charges at the hotel by individual members are the member’s responsibility. Any such incidental charges may result in a charge by the hotel against the debit or credit card you provided to the hotel. If you have additional questions or concerns regarding the security and incidentals deposit, please contact the hotel.
  • Policies

    Cancellation Policy*: If you cancel 36 days or more before the start date of your trip, you’ll get a full refund. If you cancel within 35 days of the start date of your trip, your trip will not be refunded.

    *This cancellation policy is subject to rules and regulations in applicable jurisdictions in which our travel supplier is based. Therefore, in the event of conflict between the cancellation policy displayed here and cancellation terms in supplier booking terms, the provisions of the booking terms will prevail.


    Name Change Policy: If you change any name(s) on your booking 30 days or more before the start date of your trip, you’ll be charged a fee of US$50 per name change. Name changes are not permitted within 30 days of the start date of your trip.

    Members can’t combine DreamTrips Points. Your membership level determines the maximum amount of DreamTrips Points you can use. If you have more than 50 Rovia Bucks, you can apply them in the checkout process.

    Contact Travel Support if you have special requests regarding bedding, meals or medical needs, or any other questions about this trip.

    At the time of booking, you will see a page with your order number and trip cost. This is your confirmation. Please retain and bring this information with you on your trip.

    Hotel/resort credits and/or discounts cannot be converted to cash, and any not used during your stay will expire immediately upon your departure. Member is responsible for paying any taxes that may be added to items purchased with hotel/resort credit.

    In the unfortunate event that an activity or excursion is no longer available, we will substitute a similar activity of equal or greater value.

    Make sure that your passport and visa, if applicable, are up-to-date before you leave! It’s important to double check that you have all the identification and other documentation required by the specific country you’re traveling to. In many countries, passports and visas must be valid for 6 months or longer after the trip end date. If you are unable to obtain the required identification and other documentation, the Cancellation Policy for this DreamTrip will apply.

    Please note: Due to contractual supplier policies, we may not be able to confirm requested name or room changes to existing bookings for trips that are scheduled to travel within 30 days of your request.

    Members with additional people in the room, not booked prior to travel, will be charged the hotel’s prevailing rate, not the trip price.

    Pricing shown is for each person, and is based on 2 adults per room.

    Please don’t consider your change requests official until you receive a confirmation email from us.


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