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Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Half day Batu Caves and Kuala Lumpur city tour

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  • 4 hours in total

  • Transport included

  • Pick up at your hotel

What To Expect

The Batu Caves are an essential day out if you are lucky enough to be visiting Kuala Lumpur. This tour will take you around these caves, and you will also get to do some sightseeing on the side!

The Batu Caves are incredibly intricate limestone caves that have been adapted into a Hindu place of worship, with marvelous statues and sculptures scattered around them. Your guide will take you to explore the caves and the temples that surround them. Be prepared for a little walk, as some of the caves are at the top of a 272 steps staircase. At the bottom of these stairs is the world's largest statue standing at an impressive 42.7m, which offers a dramatic backdrop for your photos.

If you aren't afraid of the dark, your guide can take you around the 'Dark Cave', where you will explore the wildlife of these mysterious caves with a head torch. Outside the caves you will also see a lot of monkeys, so watch your belongings carefully.

Photo by Eirien

Photo by CEphoto, Uwe Aranas

Closer to the city centre is the King Palace, or Istana Negara, which your guide will take you to see on your return from the Batu Caves. From here you can see the Islamic architecture with eye-catching large golden domes. The Old Railway Station is another architectural delight, but this building shows off European Architecture from the British colonial era. Your guide will tell you all about the history of this building and the British colonial era.

Photo by Naz Amir

There is another history lesson to be had at the National Monument, situated near the Malaysian Houses of Parliament. Here you will learn about how Malaysia gained independence, and this monument was built in memory of the people who gave their lives to make it possible.

Kuala Lumpur city gallery is a small gallery where you can learn about the city's history, founders, the historical buildings, and also about the future of Kuala Lumpur and the direction the city is going in. The place is open to visitors at 10RM/person (not included). Be sure to ask your guides lots of questions to get the most out of your visit, and they will be happy to answer.

Along the way of your tour, you will also get to do some sightseeing of the big landmarks in Kuala Lumpur, including the Petronas Twin Towers, Lake Garden, and Independence Square.

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  • Batu Caves (Visit Stop)
  • King Palace (Visit Stop)
  • House of Parliament (Drive Pass)
  • Lake Garden (Drive Pass)
  • National Mosque (Photo Stop)
  • National Monument (Photo Stop)
  • Old Railway Station (Photo Stop)
  • Independence Square (Photo Stop): Moorish Building, Cricket Club, Cricket fields, and St. Mary Anglican Church
  • Petronas Twin Towers (Photo Stop)
  • Kuala Lumpur Gallery (Photo Stop). Entrance fee 10RM/person.
  • Handicrafts and Batik Centre (Optional Visit)
  • Bonus visit to the Beryl's Chocolate Kingdom outlet (Optional Visit)


  • Please inform the driver guide if you wish to opt for the Optional Visit.
  • Dress Code for Batu Caves: it is advisable to wear T-shirt or shirt with sleeves. Shorts, pants, or skirts must be below knee level.
  • Petronas Twin Towers is closed on every Monday.
  • Pick up and drop off are free for locations within Kuala Lumpur/Petaling Jaya/Damansara areas ONLY. Other areas will be charged additional fees.

What's included?

  • Private car and driver
  • Pickup and drop-off from hotels within Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya, and Damansara areas

What's not included?

  • Entrance fees
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20 reviews
Very good
The whole family loved every minute..I included the tour in...
The whole family loved every minute..I included the tour in our City Tour..Our Guide even took pictures for us. I do recommend that you do visit in the early hours of the morning as it is tiring walking up the stairs and they are not like normal stairs..your calves are burning by the time you reach the top. We had no problem with the monkey's as... Read more
Tony Calub
2 năm trước
I think the Batu caves are definitely worth 2 hours of your...
I think the Batu caves are definitely worth 2 hours of your time (an hour to get there and back from central KL and an hour to walk up the steps, admire the caves and take a few photos). The caves are truly spectacular (consider how long they took to form), and the Hindu deities are fascinating. Like many people have said, there is a bit of litter... Read more
Lukasz Orzechowski
2 năm trước
It's definitely worth a trip, the statue alone is worth...
It's definitely worth a trip, the statue alone is worth going to see. The caves are pretty impressive and I'm glad I've been but I'm not sure I would be worried about hurrying back. The monkeys were quite funny, although quite disconcerting when you're trying to navigate your descent down those stairs. Climbing the stairs is only for the fit, it is... Read more
Gordon Wizzard
2 năm trước
Great attraction very old Hindu Temple and it shows the...
Great attraction very old Hindu Temple and it shows the diverse culture of K'pur.The temple in caves is beautiful and you tend get a peace of mind when you are there.Nice place from madness of city. One can have a good view from the top and caves gives good option to take few snaps 
Martina Taddia
2 năm trước
I found it was a really extraordinary experience! Lots of...
I found it was a really extraordinary experience! Lots of Indian tourists and Hindu locals go there and once you're done with your visit, spend some time at the square in front of the statue, enjoy a fresh young coconut and watch the people. Great times! 
Alvin john Esguerra
2 năm trước

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