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Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia's eclectic capital will keep you intrigued, from its modern Twin Towers to the colorful Hindu Batu Caves.

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From Kuala Lumpur: Batu Caves Half-Day Tour

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

Following pickup, begin your day 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. Next, 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. End your day on the city outskirts by driving past local villages. The tour ends with a drop-off back at your Kuala Lumpur City Centre hotel.

From Kuala Lumpur: Historical Melaka Day Tour with Lunch

2. From Kuala Lumpur: Historical Melaka Day Tour with Lunch

Visit UNESCO-listed Malacca on a day trip from Kuala Lumpur. See where Malaysia began on the Straits of Malacca. Gaze upon the ruins of St. Paul’s Church (closed every Monday) and Red Square (Christ Church closed every Monday), the pink Dutch administrative buildings that now house the Malacca Museum and government offices. Enjoy authentic local food at lunch. Afterward, see the Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, where 3 major doctrines of Chinese belief are worshiped under the same roof. Take a stroll along Malacca’s Jonker Street, which ends by the banks of the Malacca River. Learn about the Malay sultanate, Malacca’s rise as an important trading port and the Portuguese and Dutch influence from the early 16th century.

Kuala Lumpur: KL Tower Admission Ticket

3. Kuala Lumpur: KL Tower Admission Ticket

The KL Tower, also known as the Menara Kuala Lumpur, is one of the most iconic sights in Kuala Lumpur. Visible from most parts of the city and measuring 1,381-feet-high (about 452 meters), it's one of the world's tallest telecommunications towers. With your admission ticket, visit whenever is convenient for you during operating hours. Take one of the high-speed elevators to the fully enclosed Observation Deck, located 905-feet (about 276 meters) above ground level, to enjoy a panoramic view of Kuala Lumpur. Enjoy admission to the XD Theater for a 6D-movie experience, at your own expense. Watch the movie while seated in a specially-designed armchair that moves in-sync with the film. There are typically 8 movies you can watch, each running for about 5 minutes.

KUL Kuala Lumpur International Airport: Premium Lounge Entry

4. KUL Kuala Lumpur International Airport: Premium Lounge Entry

Relax and refresh before your departure, in-between flights or arrival in the comfort of the Plaza Premium Lounge at Kuala Lumpur International Airport at Satellite Terminal and Terminal KLIA2.  Enjoy comfortable seating, complimentary WiFi, local and international newspapers and magazines while waiting for your flight. Choose from a wide selection of food, as well as an open bar with a range of beverages. Choose from 3-hour, 6-hour or 12-hour lounge access at a variety of locations within the airport to suit your schedule. Enjoy an even more premier service by using the Plaza Premium First Lounge.

10 Asian Regions: eSIM Data Plan

5. 10 Asian Regions: eSIM Data Plan

Make your trip to Asia hassle-free with a convenient eSIM. Stay connected on your travels with high-speed coverage in 10 Asian regions: Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, South Korea, Indonesia, and Malaysia. Purchase and install your eSIM anytime and anywhere, and choose from a variety of data packages, validity options, and coverage in additional countries. Simply scan the eSIM QR code to access all your essential apps on your trip. Avoid the trouble of managing multiple SIMs with this zero-waste solution. Get one eSIM per device and top up by simply buying and activating additional eSIM plans as you go. Once activated, your coverage will begin according to your selected duration. All iPhone model launched beyond iPhone XS can support eSIM. For Android, if you are unsure, please check with the guideline photo for eligibility. If you can not connect to the internet after install this eSIM, please follow the Self Help Troubleshooting Guide in your GYG voucher. APN (Access Point Name): ctm-mobile Local operator info: China - CU Hong Kong - CSL Macau - CTM Taiwan - Chunghwa South Korea - SK Telecom Indonesia - Telkomsel Malaysia - Maxis Singapore - Singtel Thailand - AIS Vietnam - Mobifone

Malaysia: eSIM Roaming Mobile Data Plan

6. Malaysia: eSIM Roaming Mobile Data Plan

Make your trip to Malaysia hassle-free with a convenient eSIM. Stay connected on your travels with high-speed coverage in Malaysia and other countries. Purchase and install your eSIM anytime and anywhere, and choose from a variety of data packages, validity options, and coverage in additional countries. Simply scan the eSIM QR code to access all your essential apps on your trip. Avoid the trouble of managing multiple SIMs with this zero-waste solution. Get one eSIM per device and top up by simply buying and activating additional eSIM plans as you go. Once activated, your coverage will begin according to your selected duration. Upgrade to coverage in 8 Countries including Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Hong Kong, and South Korea. All iPhone models launched after iPhone XS can support eSIM. For Android, if you are unsure, please check with the guideline photo for eligibility. If you can not connect to the internet after installing this eSIM, please follow the Self Help Troubleshooting Guide in your GYG voucher. APN (Access Point Name): internet Malaysia: Celcom/Digi The rest of the countries will be available in the voucher info in your GetYourGuide app after purchase.

From Kuala Lumpur: Batu Caves Cultural Temple Tour

7. From Kuala Lumpur: Batu Caves Cultural Temple Tour

Depart Kuala Lumpur or Petaling Jaya at your chosen time (09:00 or 14:00) and journey towards Batu Caves, passing through Little India and the Brickfields neighborhood, known for its colorful streets and unique shops. After a 30-minute scenic drive, arrive at the Batu Caves to 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.  Then, drive to 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 (The Heavenly Mother). Continue to Chinatown to enter the site of dozens of restaurants and 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 (Masjid Negara), set in 13 acres of beautiful gardens. Admire the bold approach taken by its architects, who designed it in the late 1950s as a symbol of the aspirations of the newly independent nation. Benefit from a hotel drop-off at the end of the tour services.

From Kuala Lumpur: Batu Caves and Firefly Watching Tour

8. From Kuala Lumpur: Batu Caves and Firefly Watching Tour

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 Hindu temples established here since the early 1900s, such as the temples of Lord Murugan, Siva, and Ganesh. Before dinner, visit the Silver Monkey in Kuala Selangor Nature Park. The area is home to some cheeky Silver Leaf Monkeys, which are more friendly and tame than the monkeys at Batu Caves. Head next 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 local Chinese food Restaurant, where you will enjoy dinner. A simple set dinner will be served in the restaurant situated on the Selangor riverbank. Finally, drive to Kampung Belimbing Fireflies Park. Quietly float out to see the incredible twinkles of the largest fireflies colony in the world. Marvel at the ability of these amazing lightning bugs to synchronize their light patterns before your return to Kuala Lumpur..

From Kuala Lumpur: Genting Highlands & Batu Caves Day Trip

9. From Kuala Lumpur: Genting Highlands & 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. This tour ends with a drop-off back at your Kuala Lumpur City Centre hotel.

Kuala Lumpur: Street Food Tour with 15+ Tastings

10. Kuala Lumpur: Street Food Tour with 15+ Tastings

Malaysian cuisine is a complex cultural beast. Thankfully, you can hit the street food tour scene with confidence, by joining our food-obsessed team on our daily 4-hour food feast. Limited to 8 guests, you’ll be led away from the tourist crowds to some of Kuala Lumpur’s best joints, known only to locals. Along the way, you’ll dive into one of the city’s local eateries to discover the produce and ingredients which go into Malaysian dishes. There's some fine examples of classics such as rendang, nasi lemak and flame-grilled chicken skewers with rich peanut satay. Yet your guide will steer you towards some of KL’s lesser known delights like cooling cendol with durian, banana-leaf grilled mackerel with sambal, and hand stretched rotis with tasty curries. If you’re looking to truly get to the heart of the city’s cuisine, there’s no better way than on this culinary adventure. Escape the tourist traps and get your taste buds ready for the ride.

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Our guide Ning was the most humble and wonderful person. she was super knowledgeable about the entire tour and gave us a full detailed tour on the way and throughout Mallaca. She was also super energetic and the absolute best guide I've ever had on a vacation tour. Hope to see her again someday!

Kevin was amazing! We had such a great day. He had a nice, clean car with AC. He told us everything we needed to know about Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and it's people. He was friendly, courteous and helpful. We would highly recommend him and his service. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Absolutely terrific!! :) my partner and I enjoyed a very memorable day which we will really treasure. our guide, Mr Bala, took really good care of us, he was really knowledgeable, and all round great gentleman. cannot recommend this enough :)

Great day trip to Malacca. The tour operator was good at keeping us updated with necessary details and contact. On the day of our tour, the driver Mr Halim picked us up on time and our tour guide, Guramar, was very knowledgeable.

super friendly guide! lot of intersting informations! Great tour! thankd!