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The Old City of Kuala Lumpur and Batu Caves Private Tour
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The Old City of Kuala Lumpur and Batu Caves Private Tour

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Ages 4-99
Duration: 4h
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  • Mineral Water or a can of Coke
What's not included
  • Lunch


Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Just wait for me at your hotel lobby and please let me know which hotel do you stay.
  • Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Just wait for me at your hotel lobby and please let me know which hotel do you stay.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 102111P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Which attractions will I visit with The Old City of Kuala Lumpur and Batu Caves Private Tour?
How much is The Old City of Kuala Lumpur and Batu Caves Private Tour?
The Old City of Kuala Lumpur and Batu Caves Private Tour price starts from RM 337.81. Discover and book The Old City of Kuala Lumpur and Batu Caves Private Tour on Tripadvisor
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If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 102111P1

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  • 1
    Batu Caves
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 2
    Istana Negara
    Stop: 15 minutes
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    Pass by
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  • 3
    National Mosque (Masjid Negara)
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 4
    Central Market Kuala Lumpur
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 5
    Merdeka Square
    Stop: 20 minutes
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    Pass by
    Jamek Mosque
  • 6
    Sin Sze Si Ya Temple
    Stop: 15 minutes
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    Pass by
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Batu Caves
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Batu Caves, Malaysia
  • eCe7XYl
    eCe7XYl
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    Beautiful! One of the world's wonders!
    The highlight of our KL trip!! A must see and so beautiful! A huge Lord Muragan statue stands outside the long staircase up to the Caves. The stairs are narrow but beautifully coloured. You can take your time walking up and down the stairs and there are handrails for support. The stairs are full of monkeys but they do not interact with you unless you annoy them. Really worth the visit and can spend as long as you want exploring!
  • melissagU2382KZ
    melissagU2382KZ
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    MUST SEE VISIT IN KL
    We chose a private driver over a set tour which ensured we could stay as long or as little as we liked. The caves are amazing but the climb up is not for the faint hearted (or those with knee problems). A really cultural experience and the caves are just amazing. Remember to wear long pants and to cover shoulders. A definite must see place to visit in KL
  • NeilSchier
    NeilSchier
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    Lots of steps to climb
    Quite a climb up those steps and the views were amazing. Many monkeys trying to steal anything that looked like it may have food inside. Lovely ambience. Many tourists and therefore many trinkets for sale.
  • EspressoTime
    EspressoTime
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    Never again
    Something to do only to say you’ve done it. The place was really dirty and smelly whist we were here. We were constantly approached by people trying to sell us things and one lady wouldn’t accept being told no and kept trying to place a necklace on my son. He was honestly very scared. The monkeys you encounter whilst climb will approach you. These are nothing compared to those located in the section at the open section of the cave. Here they were absolutely feral. Attacking people and stealing anything they could. My children were screaming and we lasted mere seconds. I did find it funny that you’re told not to go into that section with food yet they were selling ice creams and drinks within the cave.
  • 956heins
    956heins
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    nice but dirty
    Nice view when you re outside and the cave itself looks nice. The whole cave smells terrible though and there s garbage all over the place. The monkeys are the real highlight here.
  • Abu_Firas_11
    Abu_Firas_11
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    272 Steps
    Be prepared for a good walk and climb. Batu caves is about 30 minutes drive from KL. On the way to Getting Highland, it was our first spot. Wonderful mountain, big Hindu Statue, many souvenir shops, photographers, juice stalls mainly coconuts and a lot of monkeys. Climbing 272 steps to reach to the top is not easy, but worth a visit. Thinking this place is for bats (Batu ?) but didn’t find any, possibly because it’s congested with Hindu believers, visitors and others.
  • mgphotographyuk
    mgphotographyuk
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    A great experience
    Located only about a 30-minute drive away from Kl, Batu Caves is a must-visit place in Malaysia. It is free to enter the main temple. The cave complex is one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India. Climbing the 272 steps to the temple is well worth it.
  • Voyager820109
    Voyager820109
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    Five Star Caves Ruined by Spiritual Tourism
    This was hard to rate. The Batu Caves are a geological wonder, but the Hindu stuff got in the way of viewing the impressive stalagmites. The focus should be on 1) preserving geological structures like stalagmites, which are sensitive to acids in the skin and the smoke from the constant camphor/incense burning. I didn't see anyone touching the formations but that doesn't mean it doesn't happen. 2) preservation of native plant and animal species. Lastly, the area around the caves is dirty and there's no approaching the mountain from the outside because it's surrounded by private property. All in all, the cave chambers are impressive but filled with corny stuff that takes away from the experience, the dark cave is still closed and neighborhood is a filthy bland business and residential sprawl. I give the caves 5 stars and religious tourism two.
  • minky b
    minky b
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    Interesting but disappointing
    I know this place is highly recommended, however, the place can present itself much better. I do like the monkeys around and how playful they are. The stunning statue was a sight to see. The colorful steps were fun to walk on. The nearby temple gives solace and comfort to people who needed to pray. I think this place can be cleaner as it does smell. Considering this is a sacred place, management needs to do a better job to ensure that this place presents itself as sacred.
  • M9278RAelizabethg
    M9278RAelizabethg
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    Batu Caves
    Always enjoy a trip to the caves. Need to be fit to walk up steps-just a warning! Bring a drink. Gets very busy with pilgrims and tourists so earlier you can arrive the better.The monkeys are very entertaining but can also take what ever you have in your hand/bag so beware. Ladies, must wear clothing to cover your knees but you can buy a scarf there if your forget. You can visit other parts of the cave system but this is not well advertised. Lots of taxis touting for business and a train station across the road which will get you back to the centre of KL so plenty of options.
  • michaelzU3042NE
    michaelzU3042NE
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    Vibrant Temples, A Nostalgic Wish
    The Batu Caves is a vibrant destination that left my children mesmerized by its colorful temples. The stunning hues and intricate details truly captivated their imagination. However, as someone who had visited years ago, I couldn't help but wish they could experience the original version. Nonetheless, the Batu Caves remains a must-visit attraction, offering a unique blend of spirituality and visual splendor that will leave you in awe. Just remember to cherish the memories of the past while creating new ones in this enchanting place.
  • Asteroid2015
    Asteroid2015
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    Must visit if you are a Hindu
    Batu Caves is a must see visit for a person who follows the Hindu religion when visiting KL. To get to the temple u have to climb about 297 steps. Pretty easy to get to the temple by Taxi
  • Dan131118
    Dan131118
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    I love you
    I love this place, love the people of this place, love the scenery and atmosphere here. I'm so happy that our whole family is here together.
  • xoancarlosl
    xoancarlosl
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    Unforgettable experience
    This was an unforgettable experience although it was quite dirty with lots of litter everywhere which kind of ruins it for me
  • Tak1940013
    Tak1940013
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    Worth to visit in KL
    Batu Caves is one of must-visits when you are in Kuala Lumpur. It takes 20-25 minutes from Bukit Bintang and costs 16 MYR by Grab. We could get Grab easily in 5 minutes. Caves themselves are located at middle of hill, therefore you climbed colorful steps to get into caves. There are a log of monkeys when we climbed to caves. As we went there at 8:30AM, it isn't so hot. I recommend to be there in the early morning or late evening since there is no sun shade over the steps.
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Adhina
South Africa87 contributions
Dec 2019
We visited early December and were amazed how beautiful this temple is. absolutely breathtaking and worth the visit.

We took a grab and was not too expensive, we also went early based on reviews read. it was much quieter and we got to take in the beauty of the caves as well as take out beautiful photos on the famous stairs. As we were leaving the bus crowds started coming in and began to get very busy.
Written 7 January 2020
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Pat G
Gaborone, Botswana175 contributions
Dec 2019
We took the hop on and hop off bus to this site. It was quite expensive on the bus. It s cheaper by train. I was not too impressed about taking photographs of the temple because it was not kept clean and well maintained. The shrine downstairs was not opened. One has to climb the steep steps to go to the top and view the tiny temple. In India one cannot take photos of the shrine unlike here. There were monkeys running around. There was a huge golden statue which was fenced off one cannot touch. In February this place will be lit up with devotee taking part in Kavady and they will climb these steps .
Written 16 January 2020
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Lucy Lozano
6 contributions
Jul 2019 • Business
If you visit Batu Caves make sure you DON'T GET INTO the cave. During our visit inside the cave we suddenly heard a loud noise, like a fireshot. It turned out that a big rock had fallen down from the roof a few feet from us and we almost got killed. None of the admin personnel seemed to matter. The activity continued just as if nothing happened. For your own safety, take pictures from the outside but don't get in!!!
Written 13 June 2020
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ness1249
Brisbane, Australia46 contributions
May 2019
When I saw the Batu caves in a magazine I couldn't wait to explore them. So we went to Kuala Lumpur from Singapore on a luxury coach.
When we arrived at the base of the Batu caves, we couldn't wait to walk to the top. It was a sight for sore eyes.
Climbing the stairs was exhilarating. But half way up the stairs, there were all these monkeys there and they tried to take anything they could. A woman's bag was taken from her and the monkey emptied all the contents looking for food. So, keep hold of your bags, camera's, hats, anything that's of value to you.
The worst is yet to come. When we finally arrived at the cave entrance, we could smell urine, like in a public toilet. Either people can't wait to go and relieve themselves on the damp soil or the monkeys do it. There are no toilets there either.
The view from the cave was nice and it was good to explore them. But just be wary.
Written 3 February 2020
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simonenryan
Eltham34 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
We got a taxi to go see the caves ourselves. It was about midday so pretty hot but not too over crowded. The gold statue was good to see and after the 300 stairs it was good to go inside and see into the caves. At this time of day there weren’t too many monkeys or birds up the top and they kept to themselves.
We also walked to the very end bottom cave and paid 5mrg to get in. It was another nice cave to visit and another stair climb to see right up the very top of the cave.
Whole trip was only about 2hrs there and back, so if your here for a short time it’s a good thing to do.
Written 3 February 2020
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Pelin G
Istanbul, Türkiye129 contributions
Feb 2020
Obviously it is a must go place in KL, we used private driver and I am glad we did. Not sure how otherwise we would find a regular cab back to city in that chaotic place. Also, I like to recommend the caves on the left side of the entrance, before you climb the steps. You pay around 15RM. It starts with a little lake and caves and tons of animals inside. Kids LOVED it. You should not miss it.
Written 21 February 2020
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Alvin S
Viti Levu, Fiji1,098 contributions
Batu Caves is a place for reverance. Being an Indian and understanding the significance of these caves, this place is so spritual and majestic. Yes you have to climb more than 230 steps to get there but it is conpletely worth. I am soooo fortunate to visit this place in my lifetime.
Written 23 February 2020
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Bilge
Prague, Czech Republic131 contributions
Dec 2019
It is very easy to access from KL Sentral station and tickets are cheap. Only 1 train goes there and it is the final destioantion. You can follow the crowd so you wont be lost. It is an amazing place to visit. Nature and human touch is inside each other. 272 steps and everywhere is wild monkeys so be careful. I would not recomment to carry food with you there because monkeys are wild and they may attack you for food. Inside the cave there is anoher stairs and temple is located in there. Hindus are praying so not only for tourists, it is actually a sanctuary place. No cloth restrictions, You can wear whatever you want. Inside the cave EVERYWHERE is surrounded by monkeys.
Written 2 January 2020
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smurphetteee
Singapore, Singapore600 contributions
Jan 2020
My partner and I have been meaning to visit Batu Caves for a while now and finally did so in January 2020. The landmark is more stunning in real life than in photos. We are glad we visited after they've decided to decorate the steps in different shades of bright paint, as it looks very instagrammable. The hike was surely not the easiest but we managed to reach the top as a couple holding each other's hands and encouraging each other to carry on. The hike down was equally as stressful but the overall experience was one we will never forget.

There are plenty of cute monkeys hopping around the place too. They did not disturb any of the visitors but they liked to display their 'goods' to us hoomans. Do remember to cover up when visiting (no short shorts, revealing tops, slippers). You can pay RM5 to borrow a sarong and return it back for a refund.
Written 15 April 2020
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Ronald L
Denver, CO2,942 contributions
Feb 2020
Last stop on our tour today was the Batu Cave & Temples. Large golden Buddha out
front. Monkeys and pigeons all over the place. 272 stops to cave, then down 44 steps and back up 59 more for total of 375 steps each direction. Sour smell inside from spoiled food, pigeons and monkeys. Beautiful artwork and statues. Facility needs tender, loving care.
Written 28 March 2020
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