Taiping - The Old Capital of Perak | Taiping Private Day Trip

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Location: Taiping, Malaysia  |  Duration: 7-8 hours (approx.)



  1. Day trip to Taiping from Ipoh with a professional guide
  2. Understand the history behind the cause & effect, reason & impact of British colonization of Malaya
  3. Special insight into the lifestyle of local fisherman
  4. Relax with all entrance fees and transportation included
  5. Enjoy the services and convenience of a private driver
  6. No forced shopping stops
  7. Insider tips

The heritage town of Taiping offers visitors a wide range of things to do and provides a deeper understanding of the colonial British rule in Perak State. Our professional guide will follow the journey to make sure everything runs according to plan as we follow our set itinerary by default. Starting time will be up to you but we recommend 8 AM so you'll start with a pleasant morning. You are free to customize it as you see fit to suit your group allowing the tour to be flexible as long as it stays within the 8 Hour tour limit.


Taiping - The Old Capital of Perak | Taiping Private Day Trip will only cover the city or town limits of Taiping, Matang, and Kuala Sepetang (Port Weld) area. We aim to be the best of the best in our field as an expert and a local. We reserve the right to refuse to go further and not ashamed to let you know that we are leaving our "territory". A different quotation will be issued for any place out of the mentioned coverage.


As most of Malaysia’s tourist attraction is not wheelchair friendly, we will try our best to customize it to fit your group, especially for the elderly. Do let us know in advance so we will take note of it! Suitable for those with:

— Own bucket list
— Time constraints
— Physically challenged
— Strict diet
— Elderly

Pickup from Ipoh or Taiping

Pickup commences prior to the starting time. Recommended starting time: 8:00 AM.

  1. Fishing village — Scenic view of Kuala Sepetang surrounded by mangrove forest
  2. Charcoal Kiln — Take a deeper look at the wood charcoal making process
  3. Dragon Incense — A traditional handicraft making humongous incense for ceremonial purpose
  4. Ngah Ibrahim's Fort — A museum to learn about the history that made Taiping
  5. Lunch — Delight your senses at a food center with all kinds of authentic Taiping dishes
  6. Taiping Lake Gardens - One cannot claim to have visited Taiping without taking some time here
  7. Oldest Coffee Mill in Malaysia - "Hainanese Coffee" tasting

After pickup, the journey to Taiping takes a bit more than an hour from Ipoh. We first head to Kuala Sepetang, used to be called Port Weld, an important port for exporting mined tin extracts, it's now a laidback fishing village. You'll be able to see some great scenery on top of a bridge while listening various fishing boats going about with eagles soaring in the sky looking for prey.

Visit a factory that produces wood charcoal in a huge dome-shaped kiln shaped like an igloo. See how it was made and why we still produce it in this modern time! Then we head to a Malay chief's house turned fort to learn about the tragic story of a Sultan and the first British Resident of Malay State of Perak. Just a short drive away down the road, we take a look at those humungous incense made for the ceremonial purpose, usually during bigger festivals for the Chinese community.

We now head to Taiping downtown for lunch and after the meal, do a stroll at the famed Taiping Lake Gardens. It was the first public garden in Malaya and still reputed as the most beautiful garden in Malaysia. For the coffee lovers, this trip is a blessing as we stop by to the oldest coffee mill in Perak with free coffee tasting. Get to know the process of producing the local version of coffee that you find in the Malay Peninsular called "Hainanese Coffee" and learn what is the difference between this and your regular coffee.

If you have your own plan, need guidance or advice for planning your tour, please don't hesitate to let us know!

- Fill in your preferred pickup location in the booking form
- Check your email the night before tour for updates on pickup time
- Pickup commences prior to the starting time, please be prepared at your pickup location at least 15 minutes before tour departure time

All guests are returned to their original point of pickup or any airport, bus & train terminal within Ipoh or Taiping

  • E-Voucher
  • Sunscreen/umbrella for unpredictable weather
  • Insect repellent
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Drinking water
  • Huge amount of curiosity
  • Guide
  • Transport
  • Pick up & drop-off from Ipoh or Taiping
  • All meals, food, and drink
  • Your own rain gear if weather is bad
  • Gratuities / Tipping (optional)

Available Days: Available daily

Booking Cutoff Time:
— PRIVATE TOUR (1-6 PAX) Group closes 12 hours before tour starts (8:00 AM)
— PRIVATE TOUR (7-9 PAX) Group closes 2 days before tour starts (8:00 AM)

Duration: 8 hours

Departure Time: Flexible starting time | Recommended to start at 8:00 AM

Departure / Return: Taiping or Ipoh City

Area Coverage: Covers the city or town limits of Taiping, Matang, and Kuala Sepetang (Port Weld) area and within city limits of Ipoh

Language: English / Mandarin / Cantonese

Please Note:

  • To book this tour please select your desired date on the calendar
  • Tour confirmation with E-Voucher will be issued after payment
  • Due to the ever changing tropical weather, it is important to be well equipped against sun & rain, and wearing proper foot gear for walk
  • Prices, times and itineraries are subject to change without prior notice unless secured with payment

Please refer to our Refund Policy: ipohsecrets.com/refund-policy


— 1 to 3 PAX: RM 800 (PER GROUP)
— 4 to 6 PAX: RM 200 PER PERSON
— 7 to 9 PAX: RM 183 PER PERSON
— For bookings more than 9 people, please CONTACT US

*Price will update accordingly after added to order
*Adult pricing applies to all travelers
*Peak/Off-Peak Season, Weekends applys

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Please advise any specific dietary requirements/food allergies/religious restrictions as our itinerary mainly consist of local authentic food which might not be suitable for vegetarian/vegan/halal/kosher. An arrangement will only be made if requested in advance.
Pickup from Ipoh or Taiping