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  • From Kuala Lumpur: Genting Highlands and Batu Caves Day Trip

    1. From Kuala Lumpur: Genting Highlands and Batu Caves Day Trip

    Escape the heat of Kuala Lumpur city center and head for the cool mountain air of Malaysia’s only casino resort. Following pick-up from your hotel, journey to the cable car station at Genting Highlands and take the skyway cable car over the tropical rainforest. Try your luck at blackjack, roulette or other casino games, or choose to enjoy recreational facilities at the indoor and outdoor theme park. Brave the rollercoasters or the only sky diving simulator in Asia. End the day with a shopping spree at over 80 boutique stores. Then, return to Kuala Lumpur via the Hindu shrines of Batu Caves, where steps up the mountain are guarded by a golden statue of Murugan.

    Enjoyed the trip, especially the Batu caves. Not sure what we were expecting at the Genting Highlands, a shopping mall, casino and themepark. The chinese temple at Genting was good to see too.

  • Batu Caves & Firefly Watching in Kuala Selangor

    2. Batu Caves & Firefly Watching in Kuala Selangor

    Enjoy an afternoon and evening tour to the dramatic 400-million-year-old Batu Caves and see hundreds of thousands of twinkling fireflies on a boat tour of the Selangor River. Continue to Batu Caves to roam in the prehistoric caves, after a climb of 272 steps. See some of the Hindu temples that have been established here since the early 1900s, such as the temples to Lord Murugan, Siva, and Ganesh. Next, you will go to Kuala Selangor, one of the most historic and conflicted areas during the early stages of the Malay Sultanate Selangor. It is also famous for its Seafood Restaurant, where you will enjoy dinner. But before dinner, stop at Bukit Malawati at the highest point in Kuala Selangor, and admire the fort that monitored ships along the Strait of Malacca and Selangor River. The area is home to some cheeky Silver Leaf Monkeys, which are more friendly and tame compared to the monkeys a...

    We had a fantastic day! The Batu Caves are amazing, a must see for anyone visiting KL. Anuar was a wonderful host, who provided us with a fantastic and memorable day. The silver leaf monkeys were adorable, I could have strayed with them all day. Make sure you bring an easy change of clothes, because the monkeys will jump onto your shoulders and you will get dirty. The fireflies were lovely and Anuar went above and beyond to try and avoid the large tourist crowds.

  • Kuala Selangor: Fireflies Tour with Batu Caves & Dinner

    3. Kuala Selangor: Fireflies Tour with Batu Caves & Dinner

    Kuala Selangor, a small town conquered by the Dutch in 1784, is most famous for its fireflies sanctuaries. It is said that this is one of the biggest firefly colonies in the world. Another highlight is the delicious seafood in the most scenic location. It is located well off the normal tourist route and hence still maintains its traditional village atmosphere. This is your best bet for a long peaceful ride away from the busy city. In this tour, you will see the Bukit Melawati. This small peak was once a mighty fortress built to safeguard the state. The Altingburg Lighthouse continues to be the main attraction with an awesome view of the Straits of Malacca. You will also get the chance to meet the unique Silver Leaf Monkeys. The little baby monkeys are born with a golden color, which eventually turns black like the adults. 

    Super day trip to do if you want to explore the KL surroundings. We really enjoyed it! Charlieboy was a great guide, real added value :)

  • Private Batu Cave, National Mosque & Religious Tour w/ Lunch

    4. Private Batu Cave, National Mosque & Religious Tour w/ Lunch

    Enjoy a half-day tour that highlights the important religious and cultural sites in and around Kuala Lumpur. Your tour will begin at 9:00AM with a hotel pickup and then you drive to the Batu Caves in an air-conditioned vehicle with your driver/guide. The Batu Caves are a popular attraction located in Selangor. The site of a Hindu temple and shrine, the Caves attract thousands of worshippers and tourists, especially during the annual Hindu festival, Thaipusam. There are 3 main caves featuring temples and Hindu shrines. A steep climb up 272 steps rewards you with views of the stunning skyline of Kuala Lumpur. Monkeys frolic around the caves, and it is a popular spot for rock climbing enthusiasts. Paintings and representations of Hindu gods can be seen in the Ramayana Cave. Next, visit the National Mosque, or Masjid Negara. Built between 1963 and 1965, the idea was to commemorate Malaysia’...

    This tour was a great way to see what we wanted to see for our first trip to Kuala Lumpur. We wanted to spend a half day seeing religious sites. The tour was very flexible and accommodating, since we only wanted to go the Caves, the National Mosque, lunch and Central Market. We were traveling with 3 teenagers and 2 grade school kids with 2 families and this was more than enough for the kids. Make sure though you cross reference Hindu and Muslim religious holidays and festivals with your trip. We lucked out and nothing was going on. But the guide told us for one Hindu festival week, the Caves are jammed with worshipers. The tour guide was also very helpful. He did not come with us in the Caves or the Mosque. The Mosque has their own tour guides and the Caves really didn't need one. But I recommend you do research on the caves. Lunch was in a very local Indian restaurant. The food was great but if you or your kids are not very adventurous you might want to pack snacks

  • From Kuala Lumpur: Batu Caves Half-Day Tour

    5. From Kuala Lumpur: Batu Caves Half-Day Tour

    Following pickup, begin your day on the city outskirts along the Ambassador Row, Istana Sharif Ali and Malay villages. Stop at the Royal Selangor, which features the largest and most modern pewter factory in the world. It is also world-renowned for its high quality and craftsmanship. On your factory tour, learn about the different processes at this factory such as casting, filing, polishing, soldering, hammering and engraving. Next, stop at Batik Factory to see how batik is designed and printed. For your last stop, head to the limestone hills of the Batu Caves, comprised of three caverns and several smaller caves. Pass a towering statue of Murugan as you climb 272 steps into a cave shrine, and follow vivid murals of Hindu scripture. Spot the macaques that live on the lush cliff face, and join a crowd of Hindu pilgrims on their way to a series of gilded altars. This tour ends with a dr...

    Chandra of Ivy Holidays conducted the tour. He is very knowledgeable and gave us a pleasant commentary on our journey. The cave, temples, monkeys and rather challenging steps made for an excellent and recommended trip.

  • Private Full Day Tour: 10 Wonders of Kuala Lumpur with Lunch

    6. Private Full Day Tour: 10 Wonders of Kuala Lumpur with Lunch

    Enjoy stunning views of the Klang River from the King’s Palace, and marvel at Merdeka (Independence) Square before heading to the Petronas Twin Towers to ride to the observation deck of the world’s tallest twin towers. Step onto the 2-story bridge to experience the city from a different perspective. Stop at the National Museum and then head to Lake Gardens for a bit of peace and quiet. Stroll to the National Monument before continuing to the National Mosque to look at its 73-meter-high minaret and mix of eastern and western architecture. Admire the Anglo-Asian design of Kuala Lumpur Railway Station, created by the talented English architect, Arthur Benison Hubback. Go to the 6-tiered Thean Hou Temple, dedicated to the goddess Tian Hou. Discover how Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism can exist in almost perfect harmony, with ornate carvings, elegant roofs, and intricate wall embellishme...

  • Best of Kuala Lumpur Tour with Petronas Towers & Batu Caves

    7. Best of Kuala Lumpur Tour with Petronas Towers & Batu Caves

    Join this full-day private tour to experience the best of Kuala Lumpur. Head up to the Petronas Twin Towers' observation deck on the 86th floor for amazing views of the city. Visit the King's Palace, a symbol of Malaysian sovereignty, Independence Square and the National Museum. Take a short break at the Central Market, classified as a Heritage Site by the Malaysian Heritage Society. Drive past the Botanical Gardens and Bird Park. See the National Monument, National Mosque and the Old Railway Station. Visit the Batu Caves, home to a Hindu shrine lined with statues of deities. Climb the 272 steps to reach the shrine, which is located deep inside the high caverns.

    The tour was really good and the driver Peter has a good knowledge about his City. I was only disappointed that a no cheap full day tour was ended after 6 hours.

  • Kuala Lumpur: Private Tour to the Batu Caves

    8. Kuala Lumpur: Private Tour to the Batu Caves

    Take a half-day pilgrimage to the Batu Caves, a remarkable 113-year-old temple complex 13 kilometers north of Kuala Lumpur. Following a pick-up from your city center hotel, transfer by private air-conditioned vehicle to the limestone hills where the caves and shrines are located. Discovered by the American naturalist William Hornaday in 1878, the area was already known to Chinese settlers and indigenous people (as well as the resident monkeys). Opt to climb the 272 footsteps to the cave entrance for a remarkable view of Kuala Lumpur sprawling down below. See the world’s 2nd tallest statue of a Hindu deity. Visit during the annual Thaipusam celebrations, and you will joining the millions of people from around the world who gather there to witness the colorful celebrations. Whatever time of year you visit, you will also get the chance to see some traditional batik painting, and visit th...

    Very good experience. Our guide (Gana) was amazing. Also, the site is very beautiful.

  • Kuala Lumpur Private Instagram Tour: Most Famous Spots

    9. Kuala Lumpur Private Instagram Tour: Most Famous Spots

    Discover the most Instagrammable spots in Kuala Lumpur on this photo tour of the city's highlights. Benefit from a private informative tour guide who will show you all the best photo opportunities in the city. The tour begins with pickup from your hotel at 10.30 AM. From there, make your way to your first stop at the famous street art of Bukit Bintang. Take photos in the colorful alley, then stop for lunch at a local Malaysian restaurant to fill your stomach and be ready for more shots. After lunch, head to the Batu Caves, another landmark of Kuala Lumpur. Next, have a coffee break to try out #pinklatte or cold-pressed juice at KettleBell cafe and get more likes from other #coffeelovers. Continue to other photo destinations and make sure your camera battery isn't running low because you will visit Thean Hou Chinese Temple and Kwai Chai Hong, "The Hidden Alley". Here comes the final hi...

    This was the best money spent in KL! Amazing tour, a full day with the best tour guide Chen! I did not have much time in KL (just a long weekend), so wanted to see all the sights in a short period of time. We ticked off everything I wanted to see, and Chen was so knowledgeable in facts about KL and the places we visited. He was also very patient in getting the best photos, and would go the extra mile in getting them. He will tell you the exact angles that will look best, and it was so worth it coming back with amazing photos from the Batu Caves and Petronas towers! I highly recommend this tour, Ben and Chen to anyone tight on time but wanting to see everything. I left KL feeling that I've really ticked off everything I wanted to, thanks to them!

  • Group Tour: Batu Caves & Cultural Exploration Tour

    10. Group Tour: Batu Caves & Cultural Exploration Tour

    Discover the home of Hindu shrines and various religious deities. Listen as your guide explains the Hindu roots of the nation and climb the 272 steps to the golden statue of Lord Murugan. Once at the top, go to Cathedral Cave to see the largest cave in the complex, and hear about the background to this most intricate of Hindu shrines. Visit Thean Hou Temple, a 6-tiered pagoda temple atop Robson Heights. Completed in 1987 and officially opened in 1989, it was built by the Hainanese community of Kuala Lumpur and is dedicated to the goddess Tian Hou. Continue to Chinatown and enjoy dozens of food stalls tended by Chinese, Indian, Malay and Bangladeshi traders. Watch as they serve up local favorites, such as curry noodles, Hokkien mee (a Fujian noodle dish), ikan bakar (barbecued fish) and asam laksa (a sour, fish and tamarind-based soup). Next, see the stunning National Mosque of Malaysia...

    Really good experience today. Was supposed to be a group booking but as other people cancelled I had a private tour! Such good value from a friendly and knowledgeable driver. Highly recommend it

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What people are saying about Batu Caves

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,870 reviews

Chandra of Ivy Holidays conducted the tour. He is very knowledgeable and gave us a pleasant commentary on our journey. The cave, temples, monkeys and rather challenging steps made for an excellent and recommended trip.

The best tour guide we have ever received. Great tour, great team, very friendly, very competent, highly recommended. Any time! We will never forget. Thank you so much. We hope to see you again. Stay healthy

Was very straight forward, my tour guide Stephen did a great job! He kept us entertained on the bus, gave us good background info on the places we were visiting, and cracked some good jokes!

Very good little excursion !!! I recommend!!! BE CAREFUL ENOUGH PHYSICAL EXCURSION FROM THE MARKET ENOUGH HIGH AND NUMBERS UNDER STUNNING HEAT !!

Nice tour, if exhausting with the approx. 300 steps. Price performance is right in any case.