Private tour

Kuala Lumpur: Private Tour to the Batu Caves

Activity provider: E Asia Holidays

Kuala Lumpur: Private Tour to the Batu Caves

Activity provider: E Asia Holidays

From US$ 25.30 per person

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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Instructor
English
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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Experience

Highlights
  • 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.
Includes
  • 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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Know before you go

  • 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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 227 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.4/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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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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October 29, 2022

I visited the following places - Batu Caves, Royal Selangor Pewter factory, place where traditional Batik painting is practised. One thing, the workers at both the pewter factory and batik store are exceptionally skilled. About the experience, my guide Sara i.e. Saravanan made it really enjoyable as he's really engrossed with the job he does and loves plus, it was really engaging and knowledgable to share information when needed and allows you to enjoy some time at every place that I was in. So Kudos to the travel operator for making this experience very enjoyable.

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October 5, 2022

Charlie is a fantastic guide! Perfect english, super knowledgeable, friendly and fun. The tour was exactly as described but also included plenty of extra historical details and local context. Seeing the temple was impressive and well worth the trip. The dress code is real and strictly enforced. The monkeys are adorable but happy to steal from you. Royal Selangor was quite neat and be sure to keep some room in your luggage for the batik clothes.

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July 14, 2022

Product ID: 59800