Private Batu Cave, National Mosque & Religious Tour w/ Lunch

4.5 / 5

34 reviews

Private Batu Cave, National Mosque & Religious Tour w/ Lunch

From $53.50 per person

You can see Kuala Lumpur's unique historical and religious structures during a private tour. You can learn about the local culture of Kuala Lumpur and also enjoy some of the local food.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 5 hours
Starting times 8:00 AM, 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 2:00 PM
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Live tour guide
English, Malay, Tamil
Pickup included
Hotel Lobby (Kuala Lumpur or Petaling Jaya only).

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover a mixing of old and new and east and west in the architecture of KL
  • Drive to the Hindu shrine at the Batu Caves
  • Enjoy some retail therapy at Central Market
  • Visit the National Mosque & Thean Hou Temple
  • Taste fantastic food in Little India
Full description
Enjoy a half-day tour that highlights the important religious and cultural sites in and around Kuala Lumpur. Your tour will begin at 9:00AM with a hotel pickup and then you drive to the Batu Caves in an air-conditioned vehicle with your driver/guide. The Batu Caves are a popular attraction located in Selangor. The site of a Hindu temple and shrine, the Caves attract thousands of worshippers and tourists, especially during the annual Hindu festival, Thaipusam. There are 3 main caves featuring temples and Hindu shrines. A steep climb up 272 steps rewards you with views of the stunning skyline of Kuala Lumpur. Monkeys frolic around the caves, and it is a popular spot for rock climbing enthusiasts. Paintings and representations of Hindu gods can be seen in the Ramayana Cave. Next, visit the National Mosque, or Masjid Negara. Built between 1963 and 1965, the idea was to commemorate Malaysia’s independence. The Mosque has a capacity of 15,000 people and is located on 13 acres of green space and beautiful gardens. Its design is bold and modern, and symbolic of the aspirations of the newly independent country. Next you’ll see Thean Hou Temple, one of the oldest and largest temples in South East Asia. Located to the southwest of the city, it is a popular tourist attraction. The 6-tiered Buddhist temple is also known as the Temple of the Goddess of Heaven, who is said to protect fishermen. There is also a shrine to Guan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy. Built by KL’s Hainanese community in 1894, which is set on a hill and offers wonderful views of the city. Enjoy a short stop at a Sikh gurdwara before visiting the Brickfield Church and returning to your hotel. Note that the tour includes not only religious sites but also other attractions such as the National Monument, the Old Railway station, Independence Square, and the Petronas Twin towers.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • English-speaking driver/guide
  • 4- hour city tour
  • Lunch at local restaurant
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Mineral water
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and beverages
  • Personal expenses

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Hotel pickup will start at 9:00 AM
  • This tour is not wheel chair accessible
  • A basic level of physical fitness for the stair climb to Lord Murugan statue is recommended
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 34 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5
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This tour was a great way to see what we wanted to see for our first trip to Kuala Lumpur. We wanted to spend a half day seeing religious sites. The tour was very flexible and accommodating, since we only wanted to go the Caves, the National Mosque, lunch and Central Market. We were traveling with 3 teenagers and 2 grade school kids with 2 families and this was more than enough for the kids. Make sure though you cross reference Hindu and Muslim religious holidays and festivals with your trip. We lucked out and nothing was going on. But the guide told us for one Hindu festival week, the Caves are jammed with worshipers. The tour guide was also very helpful. He did not come with us in the Caves or the Mosque. The Mosque has their own tour guides and the Caves really didn't need one. But I recommend you do research on the caves. Lunch was in a very local Indian restaurant. The food was great but if you or your kids are not very adventurous you might want to pack snacks

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January 10, 2020

Great way to explore the different cultures in KL

Knowledgeable guide, who gave us a good overview of the different social and religious groups that live in Kuala Lumpur. We visited the Indian temple at Buta cave, the National Mosque, Chinese Temple and the St James Church. The presidential palace and a walk through China town. Lunch at an Indian restaurant a good 4 hours.

September 24, 2019

You can really see lots of things in one day. The driver was very helpful, and explained everything really well. He also offered me to drop me off by the Twin Towers (not part of the tour), and explained to me how to get back to the hotel. As I am vegetarian, he took me to a traditional veggie place. Lovely. Amazing multicultural city. Loved it!

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August 23, 2019

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