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Batu Ferringhi's Hidden Gems

Batu Ferringhi, Malaysia

Experience hosted by Peter

4 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people

What you'll do

Explore the superb legacy that the colonial British left in the hills of Penang. Until today, Penang’s waterworks are among the best in the country. The jungle trail will lead guests upwards to the Batu Feringghi dam and an aqueduct, which is among the few which are still working till today, and end with a refreshing swim in the Batu Ferringhi river. Suitable for families with children, the duration of this hike is 3 hours, including the swim.
Other things to note
Shorts and t-shirt are sufficient. Walking or sport shoes (no sandals). I advise to bring a small camera (cell phone would do), big cameras might be damaged.

As our hike starts at a small Indian restaurant this is also a good place to enjoy a small lunch afterwards.
Explore the superb legacy that the colonial British left in the hills of Penang. Until today, Penang’s waterworks are among the best in the country. The jungle trail will lead guests upwards to the Batu Feringghi dam and an aqueduct, which is among the few which are still working till today, and end with a refreshing swim in the Batu Ferringhi river. Suitable for families with children, the duration of this hike is 3 hours, including the swim…

Meet your host, Peter

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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There are many hiking trails in Penang. I am one hiker who explores trails without GPS. This way I have explored dozens and dozens of trails including many not marked on any map (a book of my hikes will be released in 2020) and many are unknown even to seasoned hikers.

I'll bring you to a wonderful and very unspoiled and unseen part of Penang's jungle.

Trails can be as short as 2 hours and as long as 10-12, I have walked them all. Wild life as tortoises, giant black squirrels, wild boar, snakes, monitor lizards, langur monkeys, scorpions, huntchman spiders and many more might cross our path. You haven't seen Penang without seeing the jungle and the orchards.
There are many hiking trails in Penang. I am one hiker who explores trails without GPS. This way I have explored dozens and dozens of trails including many not marked on any map (a book of my hikes will be released in 2020) and many are unknown even to seasoned hikers.

I'll bring you to a wonderful and very unspoiled and unseen part of Penang's jungle.

Trails can be as short as 2 hours and as long as 10-12, I have walked them all. Wild life as tortoises, giant black squir…
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Where you'll be

Meeting point at the entry road to the Chin Farm Waterfall signboard (just after the Bayview) where you can park your car.
Ru An
January 2020
Peter is a very knowledgeable local guide who has been in Penang for several years. I would say he’s a professional senior hiker who knows most of the details of the trails. Especially, Peter was very keen to share his knowledge of history, fauna, and flora of the area, and of course his personal experience and stories, they all completely spiced up the hike. I’m impressed by how deeply and widely he knows the details of the aqueduct and the waterworks in the area, eventually I can even enjoy the natural Little pool with waterfall! It’s amazing.
Peter is a very knowledgeable local guide who has been in Penang for several years. I would say he’s a professional senior hiker who knows most of the details of the trails. Especi…
Angie
January 2020
Peter knew the trails like the back of his hands, I felt so safe with him here. And his kowledge of the history and culture kept me amazed for all these hours.
Sebastian
January 2020
Great experience. Peter has a lot to share on the wild life and surroundings. He is passionate in what he does and that makes it all very enjoyable. I would not have dared to make the hike on my own, even tho it is much possible. Next time in Penang i wish to do a longer hike with Peter.
Great experience. Peter has a lot to share on the wild life and surroundings. He is passionate in what he does and that makes it all very enjoyable. I would not have dared to make…
Danny
January 2020
Peter is very knowledgeable for this hiking trip and also passionate. Lot's of good stories shared between us. Would recommend this hike as it's truly a hidden gem. Would suit any beginners to hike.
Bruce
December 2019
Peter is a wealth of information on the Aqueduct and the dam and local fauna as well. It’s. hard to believe such an isolated and unspoilt and natural area of bush still exists on the island, If you want to see a different side of Penang and have a reasonable level of fitness, you will enjoy this tour.
Peter is a wealth of information on the Aqueduct and the dam and local fauna as well. It’s. hard to believe such an isolated and unspoilt and natural area of bush still exists on t…
Ken
December 2019
It is highly recommended to people who loves natural scenes. It is a unique experience and my family and I truly enjoyed. The best part is we can enjoy swimming in a small river under a natural environment.

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

What to bring

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