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Kuala Lumpur: Private Tour to the Batu Caves

Activity provider: E Asia Holidays
Private tour

Kuala Lumpur: Private Tour to the Batu Caves

Activity provider: E Asia Holidays
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From US$ 25.19 per person

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Follow in the footsteps of Hindu pilgrims on a 3.5-hour sightseeing tour to the Batu Caves north of Kuala Lumpur. Transfer to the limestone hill, said to be around 400 million years old. Marvel at the resident monkeys, and see the holy temples.

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Duration 3 hours
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Pickup included
Complimentary pickup and drop off is only for hotels and residences located in Kuala Lumpur City Center vicinity, which is within a 10km radius from the Twin Towers. For pickups outside of Kuala Lumpur City Center (outskirts hotels), a surcharge of RM80 per car per way is required, payable directly to the driver in cash.
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  • Follow in the footsteps of Hindu pilgrims to the Batu Caves
  • Marvel at the 2nd tallest statue of a Hindu deity
  • See traditional batik painting
  • Visit the famous Royal Selangor Pewter factory (optional)
Full description
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 the famous Royal Selangor Pewter factory.
  • Private transfers
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Wi-Fi in selected vehicles
  • Private driver and guide service
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Travel insurance

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Important information

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  • There is strict dress code: no tank-tops, shorts, or mini-skirts are allowed while entering the temple. Shoulders and legs must be covered
  • This is a driver-guided tour
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4.4 /5

based on 239 reviews

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Our guide was prompt and helpful. He gave us plenty of time to explore the caves as we wished - a good job, as climbing all those steps could take some time! We really enjoyed our visit to the batik shop, and learned a lot at Royal Selangor pewter factory too. We hadn't been so interested in those last two items before we went, but at the end of the day were glad we'd gone.

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March 24, 2023

Kevin is very very kind. He explained us and entertained us during the travel to the caves. The caves are a must seen. Very nice also the stop to the EC Batik where I purchased gifts. I also appreciated the stop at the tin museum and factory! Well done Kevin. Hope to see you soon!!

March 24, 2023

I had booked the trip about 2-3 days prior. The online booking process was smooth. My driver, Kevin, messaged and informed me the previous day of the tour that he'd be at my hotel at 9 a.m. the next day and he was on time. He provided useful information about the sites I was about to visit and spoke fluent English. The trip to the pewter factory and Batik factory /showroom was a unique experience. Then I visited the Batu caves, which was good too although one gets the feeling that the place is too commercialized. The only thing that was bad was the scorching heat. Thanks to Kevin for making it a memorable tour.

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March 24, 2023

Product ID: 59800