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Our most recommended Kuala Lumpur Neighborhood Tours

Cameron Highlands: Shared Full-Day Tour from Kuala Lumpur

1. Cameron Highlands: Shared Full-Day Tour from Kuala Lumpur

Experience the tranquil atmosphere and cool climate of the Cameron Highlands on a 12-hour trip from Kuala Lumpur. Known for its tea plantations, orchards, and nurseries, the hill station is a popular getaway for city residents. Stop at a butterfly farm before visiting the Boh Tea Plantation. Make the short climb to the tea center, learn about tea making and local history, and take in stunning views over the valley. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant around noon, and then cool off at a waterfall. Head to a strawberry farm to taste and pick your own fruit (additional fee). Visit a nearby rose garden before the drive back to Kuala Lumpur.

From Kuala Lumpur: Batu Caves Cultural Temple Tour

2. 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 China Town 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.

Kuala Lumpur: Chef-Designed Small-Group Food Tour

3. Kuala Lumpur: Chef-Designed Small-Group Food Tour

Malaysian cuisine is a complex beast. Thankfully, you can hit the street food tour scene with confidence, by joining this daily 4-hour chef-led 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 best wet markets to discover the produce and ingredients which go into Malaysian dishes, before tasting between 13 and 14 different dishes and snacks. As well as fine examples of classics such as rendang, nasi lemak and flame-grilled chicken skewers with rich peanut satay, your chef/guide will steer you towards some of KL’s lesser known delights like cooling cendol durian, banana-leaf grilled mackerel with sambal and nasi kerabu, a blue rice dish spiked with blue pea flowers. If you’re looking to truly get to the heart of the city’s cuisine, there’s no better way than on this chef-led culinary adventure. Escape the tourist traps and get your taste buds ready for the ride. You won’t regret it.

Hidden Kuala Lumpur: 4-Hour Bike Tour

4. Hidden Kuala Lumpur: 4-Hour Bike Tour

This exciting half-day program will take you from Kuala Lumpur City Gallery to Kuala Lumpur’s downtown area and the iconic Sultan Abdul Samad Building and Petaling Street, where you can enjoy a traditional Hainanese coffee before commencing on a fascinating ‘voyage of discovery’ by bike. The path leads through a labyrinth of hidden alleyways that connect the new and the old Kuala Lumpur. This is ‘secret’ Kuala Lumpur, far from public view is where a dark single file passage opens to secret morning junk market that only locals go to, and unique historical gems. Discover hidden Chinese green tiles and ancient shop-house ladders, delight at the fascinating old shop-houses and enjoy a refreshing drink at a locals store. Photo opportunities abound as your guide shares not only the history, but daily rituals and regimes that will intrigue and amaze. Getting lost and found again in these hidden alleyways is a truly rewarding and special experience. Depending on the group size, rider’s abilities and weather conditions the duration of the tour may exceed that as stated, in these cases the tour intinerary may be adjusted. For every booking of Hidden Secrets of Kuala Lumpur, there is a contribution pledge from the local operator per adult bike tour participant to Puan Nafsiah’s 100 years old Kampung Baru home.

Kuala Lumpur: Local Street Food Night Tour

5. Kuala Lumpur: Local Street Food Night Tour

Meet your host at a pre-arranged meeting point and chat about your favorite foods and dishes before heading to the Jalan Bukit Bintang area to sample some fantastic street food options at Hutong Food Court. Sample some crispy barbecue roast chicken buns known as Siew Bao, and try a curry puff pastry filled with chicken that will bring baked goods close to your heart. Then, take a short stroll to Jalan Alor to discover where all the food magic really happens at your second tasting stop. Stroll among the rows of hawker stalls and watch the locals fill their tables with food. Try typical Chinese dim sum tasting bites, and get your lips around some Satay Lok Lok (grilled satay sticks) with a peanut sauce guaranteed to have you licking your fingers! Take the locals advice and eat at a Mamak food stall at Mamak SK Corner. Here, you can try some paper dosas and experience the very thin pancakes usually eaten with Indian sauces such as curry sauce or coconut chutney. Wash it all down with a typical teh tarik, a milk tea drink commonly found in South East Asia.

Kuala Lumpur: Street Market Exploration & Shopping Tour

6. Kuala Lumpur: Street Market Exploration & Shopping Tour

Tour, shopping, food tasting, streets exploration and much more just in this 4 to 6 hours tour in Kuala Lumpur. After pick up from the hotel at your chosen time slot you will be taken to all major street markets in Kuala Lumpur.  Your first stop could be Brickfields. Brickfields is a small to medium-sized town and residential neighborhood located just outside central Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is known as Kuala Lumpur's Little India due to the high percentage of Indian residents and businesses. Enjoy shopping specially Indian sarees and dresses and taste local Indian spices.  After Brickfields your next stop will be the Central market. It was founded in 1888 and originally used as a wet market, while the current Art Deco style building was completed in 1937. It has been classified as a Heritage Site by the Malaysian Heritage Society and it is now a landmark for Malaysian culture and heritage. The Central Market Kuala Lumpur is arranged in a stall concept, representing the traditional market that has existed in Kuala Lumpur since the 1800s. The second floor hosts a food court, offering an array of food. Notable are two-storey and single-storey buildings resembling the Kampong-style houses representing the many ethnic groups living harmoniously in Kuala Lumpur. Your next stop will be China Town. Haggling is a common sight here and the place is usually crowded with locals as well as tourists. The area has dozens of restaurants and food stalls, serving local favorites such as Hokkien mee, ikan bakar (barbecued fish), asam laksa and curry noodles. Masjid India will be last destination of you tour where you can shop all kind of local stuff, like Malaysia, Indian and Chines dress, souvenirs and food tasting. After finishing your tour you will be dropped off back at your hotel. 

Kuala Lumpur: 4-Hour Authentic Local Markets & Event Tour

7. Kuala Lumpur: 4-Hour Authentic Local Markets & Event Tour

This 4-hour guided tour will start from your hotel at 18:00. Please stand by at hotel lobby, accept greetings from the guide at the venue and get ready for this wonderful tour.  You will have your first visit at Masjed Jamek buildt in 1909 and one of the oldest mosques in Kuala Lumpur. Observe the rituals of the Muslims making offerings during the blessed month to seek forgiveness from the Lord. After the mosques, you will enter the night bazars full of shoppers, street hawkers and stalls offering various kind of local products. Learn the history and traditions of Malaysia from your guide. Bargain and mingle around the local community, take selfies and enjoy the food.  Your next visit will be Chinatown, full of crowds, where you can bargain as much as you want and buy some cheaper souvenirs. Enjoy a second round of Chinese food and stroll around the narrow streets of Chinatown. The last stop of your tour will be Central Market, one of the most visited markets in Kuala Lumpur, a heaven for local traditional handicrafts which will make you understand Malaysian culture more. Central Market is also a bargain market but with less discounts compared to Chinatown. 

Kuala Lumpur: 1.5-Hour Private Kick-Start Tour with a Local

8. Kuala Lumpur: 1.5-Hour Private Kick-Start Tour with a Local

Receive a warm welcome to Kuala Lumpur with a private tour that will kick off your time in the city in the best way possible. Discover main attractions and landmarks like Sri Mahamariamman Temple and the Central Market in only 90 minutes. Get up-to-date tips on where locals like to grab a bite and unwind, or what about a unique family-owned restaurant in a local hotspot? On this private tour, your local guide will make sure you see Kuala Lumpur like a local. Your guide will have all your questions covered and will give you a city orientation to get you acquainted with Kuala Lumpur to help you enjoy the rest of your stay to the fullest.

From Kuala Lumpur: Private Ipoh History & Food Day Trip

9. From Kuala Lumpur: Private Ipoh History & Food Day Trip

Start your day trip with hotel pickup in Kuala Lumpur city center at 7:30 AM. Board an air-conditioned vehicle with your knowledgeable guide to begin the 2-hour journey to the charming town of Ipoh. When you arrive, admire the Ipoh Railway Station with its neoclassical and Edwardian Baroque architecture. Marvel at this impressive building which is referred to as the Taj Mahal of Malaysia. Then, drive past the city center where many British colonial buildings remain intact before stopping at the original Old Town White Coffee for lunch. Next, visit Kellie's Castle and the magnificent limestone cave temples of Perak Tong, home to more than 40 Buddha statues. Finally, walk through Ipoh's city markets to try a range of local treats. Sample bean sprouts, chicken, snowflake beer, and Heong Peng. Finish this off with a traditional dessert like sugary rice balls called muah chee. At the end of the tour, head back to Kuala Lumpur where you will be dropped off back at your hotel.

Kuala Lumpur: Private Customized Walking Tour with a Local

10. Kuala Lumpur: Private Customized Walking Tour with a Local

Discover Kuala Lumpur through the eyes of a local on a private customized walking tour. Meet your host at your hotel or Airbnb to get familiar with your neighborhood and learn where the best places to buy groceries or eat out are located. Alternatively, meet at a centrally located landmark and get an insight into life in the city from a local who is passionate about their city and eager to share all the tips and tricks to help you make the most of your stay. Upon booking, a representative will get in touch to confirm all details and ask some questions to get to know you better. The right local host will then be hand-picked, based on your interests. Each tour is completely unique and you can choose the meeting point, start time and length that you prefer. Learn how to get around and hear about the top things to see and do during your stay. Chat about life in the city and exchange cultural differences. Feel more comfortable navigating your own way around, confident you have all the information you need.

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What people are saying about Kuala Lumpur

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 270 reviews

The tour was very well organised. Our guide McPall provided us with plenty of explanations of the places and anecdotes about Malaysian and local culture. Very kind and caring about everyone's needs. Rich and recommended day! It takes about 4 hours to get there. Local lunch in the golf resort restaurant. Everything went very well.

We really enjoyed this food tour. TK, our guide was incredibly warm and welcoming with lots of local knowledge to share with us. We were able to try a range of delicious food options across the tour, with some extra recommendations for additional spots to try for the rest of our stay.

The view was amazing! The lunch was delicious and of course the tea was great.

Great time and good intro to Malaysia food by an expert

Ramesh was the perfect guide for this half-day tour!