Private Tour: Ipoh Secrets Full Day Heritage Tour

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From $103.40

14 reviews   (5.00)

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Departs: malaysia, malaysia

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.


The private tour allows you full customization on your itinerary and flexible starting time, you will follow your own pace and with the power to plan your own itinerary. Each private tour will be a different experience as it will cater to suit the group and time allowing maximum versatility and convenience. The itinerary is just a suggestion and should you have other ideas and places to go, do discuss with us or after meeting your guide of the day

Let us know your plan after booking and your guide from Ipoh Secrets will share insights about this former tin mining settlement and discover unique spots in the capital of Perak State which will even surprise experienced travelers.

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Private Guided Tour

What's Not Included

Breakfast & Lunch

Entry/Admission Tickets


Limited boot space for luggages/suitcases

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 0 - 99

Additional Info

  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Public transportation options are available nearby

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Ipoh Secrets
Ipoh Full Day Heritage Tour starts with complimentary pickup from any location of your choice within Ipoh city. Breakfast at some local eatery called "Kopitiam" for some authentic Ipoh dishes away from the tourist trap.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Ipoh Heritage Walk
Start the heritage trail in old town of Ipoh and get to know the origin stories and interesting facts about old town while admiring the heritage buildings along the way.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Ipoh Railway Station
"The Taj Mahal of Ipoh" and Ipoh Town Hall, the starting point of our heritage walk

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Ipoh Town Hall and Old Post Office
Right opposite of the Ipoh Railway Station

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Birch Memorial Clock Tower
A hundred year old clock tower build by the British for remembering an assassination case happened during the early years of colonization

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Ipoh Tourist Information Centre
Stop by for some air condition and get to see the aerial photograph of old Ipoh

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Ipoh Mural Art Trail
Stopping by some street art and wall murals to pose for some photos

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Kong Heng Square
Learn about the hard life of a tin miner and the exploit of the rich tin mining tycoons

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Concubine Lane
Learn about the hard life of a tin miner at the famous "Concubine Lane" and why it's called "The Second Wife's Lane" by the locals

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Ho Yan Hor Museum
Linking up the story of tin miners and herbal tea that started at this museum

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Sam Poh Tong Cave Temple
One of the oldest cave temple in Ipoh. As you step into the compound, you will be greeted by the serene award winning Chinese style landscape garden with fishes, turtles, and birds probably from the natural limestone hills around! As we head into the cave temple passing through the praying site, there is a hidden courtyard surrounded by mountains with a turtle pond with hundred of turtles and tortoises set free by devotees long long time ago!

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens
As a city famous for its cave temples, you surely will not want to pass this chance to visit the magnificent Kek Lok Cave Temple and admire its intricate stalactites & stalagmites. Follow your guide for an intro of the cave, letting you know the formation and the creatures hidden around you.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Kellie's Castle
The spooky Kellie's Castle*, an unfinished mansion of an eccentric Scottish planter, will be our last stop. This castle with combined Scottish, Moorish and Indian architecture was built by craftsmen from Madras, India. All the bricks and marble were imported from India. Do follow your guide as there are some little-known facts and hidden secrets lying around which are not shown on the information boards.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Not Included


Old city
ppac22, 09-08-2022
Old city vers intéressant Witherspoon the House Tea. Temples too. Sympathique guide. Good explications.
Amazing tour of Ipoh sights
debra95673, 26-06-2022
Fantastic! Customized tour starting with the Heritage Trail. Once John determined what I liked seeing, we went to place after place, filling my curious mind with answers. An outstanding host and adventure - highly recommend
Best way to see Ipoh
Hcb1401, 29-12-2021
A great experience, relaxed, interesting, and totally flexible to our schedule. Felt like spending a day being shown around a friend’s hometown, going to many places we wouldn’t have found on our own. John was very patient with our two kids also, and they really enjoyed the day.
Best Tour and Guide in Ipoh
b3achbuddy, 11-11-2021
I've been to Ipoh lots of times for food. So this is the first time I've availed a tour to get to know Ipoh on a different light! Our guide, John, was very knowledgeable and give details that only locals will know. he brings us to places that we usually passed by but he have insights that we've never known before... yet he says "can google lah". He also took us to restaurants that serves good food but really affordable. Told us interesting stories about places and spots. And he got good sense to manage our tour time well.

Highly recommended tour and guide for Ipoh!
Ipoh's Secrets with a Local
Diana C, 08-11-2021
Stumbled upon this tour on Tripadvisor after reading quite a number of great reviews. It did not disappoint.

It was a private tour. We were picked up at our hotel by John (spacious MPV) and brought us to an authentic breakfast place (Curry Mee, Wantan Mee , Chicken Hor Fun and White Coffee of course). Then, we headed for the Ipoh Heritage Walking Tour. John was very knowledgeable and shared a lot of trivia along the way which we find very interesting.

After the morning walk, we headed to the Sam Poh Tong Temple (stunning Japanese Garden) before heading for lunch (Chicken Rice - yummy and affordable), then went for Kellie's Castle after. Since it was already around 330 when we left Kellie's Castle, we assumed that we will head home already as the tour was only supposed to be for 8 hours (ending by 4pm), but John even brought us to Perak Cave Temple. We were supposed to go to Kek Long Tong but there was a long queue so we decided to opt out. The Perak Cave Temple was a good alternative. Amazing Cave temple with Stalactites and Stalagmites, too bad we didn't manage to climb to the Pavilion (as it was already late when we arrived - last entry was at 330pm).

Overall, this is a highly recommended tour. We've been to Ipoh a few times and this was the first time, we've booked a tour. This was a good alternative to go around the city with a relaxed paced and with a local bringing you to hole in the wall eateries (everything was arranged for you :) ) Thanks to John for being flexible and accommodating.

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