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The Old City of Kuala Lumpur and Batu Caves Private Tour

The Old City of Kuala Lumpur and Batu Caves Private Tour

The Old City of Kuala Lumpur and Batu Caves Private Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
4h
Hotel pickup offered
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    4h
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
You can see how diverse, harmony and peaceful Malaysian is. The mixture of culture and heritage. Everything you can find it here, that's why you must join and enjoy the tour.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 102111P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Mineral Water or a can of Coke
Exclusions
  • Lunch
Duration
4h
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.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • 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
Inclusions
  • Mineral Water or a can of Coke
Exclusions
  • 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.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • 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
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Bukit Bintang
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Batu Caves
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    National Palace
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Perdana Botanical Garden
  • 3
    National Mosque (Masjid Negara)
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Central Market Kuala Lumpur
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Merdeka Square
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Jamek Mosque
  • 6
    Sin Sze Si Ya Temple
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Petronas Twin Towers
  • You'll return to the starting point
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AndyandJackie
Waterlooville, UK162 contributions
Feb 2020
Batu Caves is situated outside of the main KL city centre. No need to book a tour etc. Just grab a taxi (approx 50rm each way if negotiated, and no need to make the taxi wait either, as others are freely available for return trips).
We went early in the morning, which I think is the best time to visit, because as we were leaving it was crazy busy with people and tours.
There are a lot of steps, no getting over it. Take a bottle of water, stop if needed for a photo (rest) and keep going. Inside is not overly spectacular by any means, but worth a view, and to experience the place. There are quite a few monkeys around which make it more interesting a time there.
Take some time to walk around the other sites at the base and explore at your own pace.
Definitely a KL must see. We enjoyed it, but don't expect anything "wow" or utterly amazing. Just enjoy the experience, which is what it is all about!
Written 27 June 2020
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Ruth G
Perth, Australia17 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
Batu caves didn't disappoint, a spectacular site. The walk up to the cave and entrance is a must go experience, a lot of steps and it's pretty humid but worth it.
The cave it self is a fantastic natural structure, inside there is a gift shop which was selling all the usual things. The temple is very colourful and there are other statues etc
It was a little busy but not uncomfortable, lots of monkeys running around too.

If you walk along after/before the main cave there is another cave at ground level you have to pay 5RM for this but it is more than worth it. Inside very colourful and quieter than the main cave,lots of statues lit up amazing, more than worth the short walk.
Pewter factory very interesting and informative, I hadn't really been interested in this part of the trip but really pleased I went. You can buy stuff if you want it not pressured.
Written 3 March 2020
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MissL219
Essex, UK1,457 contributions
We did our research before we visited the Batu Caves and saw that once the tour groups arrive it is insanely busy.
We took a grab go here and arrived at about 7.30am which we felt was the perfect time to be there, it was quiet and the steps were pretty much empty.
We were able to walk to the top of the beautifully coloured steps and get all the pictures we wanted without having to battle any crowds.
There are monkeys which hang around just by the steps. They can be quite so avoid having any loose objects or food/drink on show.
There are temples at the top, be prepared to take your shoes off to be able to enter. Also women need to be covered to enter the Batu Caves area, no clothing is allowed above the knee. I wore gym leggings and a long sleeve cardigan and these were fine.
We were finished and leaving just as more crowds starting arriving so going early is definitely the way to go.
Written 23 February 2020
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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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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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Hana B
2 contributions
The caves and temples are amazing. Definitely a must see in KL. There are a lot of free monkeys you can feed out of your hand but be careful those are still wild animals. The problem is everything is so dirty. There are plastic bottles and wrappers everywhere. From stairs to the depths of the caves. My next problem was that I didn't see any educational material, like a brochure that are telling me something about a history or meaning of statues or drawings. When I came home I had to google everything. The worst thing were animals such as bunnies and guinea pigs in cages outside on +35 C. Don't go near those cages if you are sensitive on animal abuse.
Written 27 March 2022
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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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Nurhakim_ID
Banjarbaru, Indonesia124 contributions
Dec 2019
Batu Caves is located near the city of Kuala Lumpur, which is a very large limestone cave (karst). From the top of this cave, we can see the city of Kuala Lumpur. We visited this place in December 2019 before continuing the tour from Kuala Lumpur to Genting Highlands. To reach this cave, visitors have to walk up nearly 300 steps, so it is not recommended for elderly people to go there.
Written 20 November 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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Dream03510506193
Dream03510506193
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VERY RUN DOWN. Smelly and rubbish everywhere
Honestly this place is seriously run down and really needs to be cleaned up. Unless you are coming here for a relig
pigley70
pigley70
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Could be so much better…
Big cave with a short, very steep climb to get to it. Rubbish (plastic bags/bottles and monkeys everywhere. Really
iisechew
iisechew
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Amazing picture taking moments with vibrant colours
Too beautiful a location. This is a must visit if you are in KL. Prepare to huff and puff, but also prepare for the
maximilian1988
maximilian1988
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Must see place in KL
When you are in Kuala Lumpur the Batu caves are a must see place. In general that’s are stairs up in a cave but th
shathbask
shathbask
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Worth a Visit
A famous Indian worshiping place Pros ——— 1. A great place 2. Spacious parking 3. Accessible to food easily 4. M
Itravel0ne
Itravel0ne
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Temple and natural cave
We came on a Thursday afternoon with not many people around. Parking is easy and it was easy to climb the steep ste
JULIO P
JULIO P
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Must to visit when in KL
It is a experience .... never miss the opportunity to visit this place and climb up to the top to admire the cave
Senbagavalli M
Senbagavalli M
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Must visit
Must to visit place for any visitor during the trip to KL. At least must spend two to three hours during the trip t
Shajiluvstravel
Shajiluvstravel
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Vel muruga...haro hara....
A must must visit place if you are from the Indian sub continent...its thronged by tourists all day round. You are
lovinganurag
lovinganurag
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Beautiful temple for exploration.
Beautiful temple for exploration. Do come with proper and comfortable shoes as the journey up can be a challenge. W
jmorena
jmorena
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Well worth a visit
I really enjoyed visiting the caves. Be prepared to climb about 200 steps, and make sure you don't bring any food w
shahrzadsh1
shahrzadsh1
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light!
In fact, this place is a temple that is located on top of a mountain and in a cave. It is located on the top of a v
allanrT9857HN
allanrT9857HN
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Appreciate the natural beauty
This is quite an amazing attraction if you can ignore the commercialisation aspects. Was more charming 20 tears ago
VickySilve97
VickySilve97
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A bit too touristic but a must
Who doesn’t know Batu Caves, its magnificent golden statue, its stairs and its monkeys? I admit that it became a bi
Katariaholidays
Katariaholidays
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Incredible day spend
It was an unique experience! Beautiful temple for exploration. During festivals it is absolutely stunning to see th
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