Discover a unique mix of history, modern art, and culture at Ipoh! Regarded as one of the 'Best in Asia' by Lonely Planet, this charming city pulls in tourists from around the world because of its colonial-style attractions, ancient temples, and impressive Old Town murals. Explore the heart of Perak's capital with this off the beaten path private tour and find out why this city is beloved by both tourists and locals. Your tour will start with a convenient pick up from your hotel in Kuala Lumpur or Bukit Bintang, dropping you off at Kellie's Castle. This 19th century castle's Western architecture and mysterious origins have kept it on top of every tourist's itinerary. Next, make your way to the historic Ipoh Railway Station. Nicknamed the 'Taj Mahal of Ipoh', this building reflects the local culture with its ornate Moorish architecture and picturesque landscape adorned with fountains. For lunch, your tour will proceed to the city's lively food scene. See hipster cafés side by side with mini restaurants serving traditional delicacies, establishments that have transformed Ipoh's humble food district to an Instagrammable place. After a satisfying lunch treat, visit the well-preserved Perak Tong Temple. Hike your way up the hills and see a massive Buddhist temple built within limestone caves. Inside you'll see a 40ft Buddha statues, mystical mural paintings, and natural prayer chambers. Head back to the city for your last stop: the artsy Old Town, the home of the world's very first white coffee. End the tour with a good cup of coffee and a hassle-free transfer back to your hotel
See the beautiful mix of history, modern art, and culture in the charming city of Ipoh! Voted by Lonely Planet, the largest travel guide publisher in the world, as one of the ‘Best in Asia’, Ipoh thrives in attracting tourists from all over the world because of its colonial-style attractions, ancient temples, and amazing Old Town murals. Experience a one-of-a-kind private tour in the heart of Perak’s capital city beloved by locals and tourists alike. Start the day right with a convenient hotel pick up in Kuala Lumpur or Bukit Bintang. Your first stop will bring you to Kellie’s Castle. Built by a Scottish planter as a gift for his wife, this 19th century castle remains a popular local attraction due to its beautiful architecture and haunting mysteries. Travel next to the Ipoh Railway Station, affectionately regarded as the 'Taj Mahal of Ipoh'. This picturesque attraction boasts ornate Moorish architecture and a beautiful landscape adorned with fountains. By 12:00pm, go on a food tour around the city’s vibrant food scene where hipster cafés and traditional delicacies continue to delight both travelers and locals. After a hearty lunch, visit the well-preserved Perak Tong Temple. Built within massive limestone caves, it houses a massive Buddha statue, mystical mural paintings, and natural prayer chambers. Explore the city once more and venture into your last tour stop: the artsy Old Town, the place of origin of the world's very first white coffee. Return back to your hotel after a good cup of coffee with a hassle-free transfer
The experience is excellent. Simon is very friendly & helpful. The driver is also good. Simon contacted me a day b4 the tour and gave me the van number. They also arrived early on the actual day. Simon is very knowledgeable about the history of Ipoh. The tour is great.
Simon also recommended places that are near to our accommodation to eat and indeed they are nice.
Thumbs up for Simon and also the driver. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
Well greeted by our friendly and polite tour guide, Mr Chandran! Journey to Ipoh although was long but Mr Chandra’s sharing on his knowledge of the history behind Ipoh was very much enlightening for us to know more about Ipoh! Making the trip very much enjoyable and meaningful to learn about every stops we made in Ipoh! Best part was the piping hot and scrumptious chicken rice we had for lunch and the shopping for Ipoh delicacies to be be brought home as gifts for friends and relatives! Highly recommended choice for visitors who want to learn more of Ipoh history and shopping!
Thank you so much our tour guide as well as our driver, Raja for taking care us throughout the trip. As this is our first time visiting Malaysia, he provided lots of information about the attractions as well as the cities we visited.
Sufficient time was given to visit the attractions during the day trip so no need to rush at all. The highlight of the trip is that we told Raja that we would like to buy some peanut candies in Ipoh as souvenirs, Raja drove us to the shop and accompanied us to queue up for more than 2 hours. He asked my wife and my young baby to wait inside the car and helped her to queue up. This is so nice and thank you very much for the kindness.
My group with 6 adults and 2 kids were so happy with the trip.Besides the itinerary planned, we were taken care carefully by Peter, the driver and tour guide. He introduced us a lot of usefull and interesting on history and culture of Malaysia and Ipoh. The lunch was at one of the best 100 restaurant in Malaysia and gave us the very good impression on the chicken rice here. Absolutely recommend to come to Ipoh esp using Klook' service
It’s a really good overview of the town and as a Singaporean the great thing about a local guide is that we were taken to all the best local favourites not just the touristy spots.
Gavin our guide was very friendly and helpful. As it was a private tour, we could request changes, for example, I had no interest in temples or the pomelo farm but wanted to see Kellie’s Castle which I think is a must go for photography. For a small additional fee, as it was quite a way out of town, we have a great time exploring this unique building.
A tip is to bring a hat, it was pretty hot walking around the castle.
Our day was great when we visited the place.
Good views, good food, great people!
It gave us that familiar feeling even though it was only our first time to visit the place.
The driver was kind enough to tell us some bits and pieces about the place.
We would definitely want to go back again to this place, now with our kids!
Thanks, Klook Team!