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From Kuala Lumpur: Day Trip to Historic Malacca with Lunch

1. From Kuala Lumpur: Day Trip to Historic Malacca with Lunch

Immerse yourself in the magic of Malacca on this day trip. Enjoy airconditioned van pickup and drop-off in selected districts in Kuala Lumpur and sit down to a delicious local lunch on your trip. Take in sights like Red Square and the ornate the 17th-century Chinese Cheng Hoon Teng temple.  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 and Red Square, the pink Dutch administrative buildings that now house the Malacca Museum and government offices. Enjoy authentic Peranakan 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, Putrajaya & Batu Caves Private Tour

2. Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya & Batu Caves Private Tour

Start your full-day Kuala Lumpur with pick-up from your city-center hotel or residence. Enjoy the modern metropolitan of Kuala Lumpur such as Petronas Twin Towers, the King’s Palace and Independence Square, National Monument, KL Gallery, Golden Triangle, Lake Garden and the Old Railway Station. Your tour also includes entrance to the Royal Selangor Visitor Center, for an inside experience of pewter making. Later, travel to Batu Caves to witness the 140 foot tall Lord Murugan. Here, climb 272 steps to the top of the hill for a breathtaking view of the cave and some monkeys who will welcome you with their everyday stunts. Finally, visit a Putrajaya, a futuristic, yet charmingly rustic structure which shares a space in an orderly fashion on 4,581 hectares of land. This combination evokes a resort feel, lending to a refreshing environment. The main highlights of Putrajaya include Putra Mosque, Prime Minister and Minister's Offices, Prime Minister's Residence, Putra Square, Palace of Justice and plenty of photo stops along the way.

Half-Day Kuala Lumpur Exploration Tour

3. Half-Day Kuala Lumpur Exploration Tour

This 4-hour tour is your opportunity to visit and take photos of the most iconic sites in Kuala Lumpur, such as the King’s Palace, Independence Square, the Petronas Twin Towers, the National Mosque, the Kuala Lumpur Railway Station, and more. See magnificent Merdeka Square, a symbol of Malaysian independence and one of the most picturesque squares in the world. Admire architectural masterpieces of modern and ancient times. You’ll see the King’s Palace, the famous Istana Negara, a residence of the King of Malaysia. While visitors can’t enter the building, you can take photos of the fascinating architecture along with the changing of the guards, which occurs hourly. The Petronas Twin Towers are an ideal place for a spectacular selfie. The Towers are justifiably considered a highlight of a trip to Kuala Lumpur, as they present an opportunity to marvel at the city’s skyline and capture unforgettable moments on camera. You’ll also visit the National Mosque. Built in 1965, Masjid Negara is located in the very heart of the city amid lush green gardens. Admire one of the most elegant buildings in Kuala Lumpur, featuring a spectacular main dome covered in green and blue tiles, and the 48 smaller green domes spread across the Mecca-inspired courtyard. The Chinese Thean Hou Temple is beautiful synergy of styles as Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism join to form an unforgettable architectural ensemble. See numerous statues of animals from astrology and impressive statues of the Goddess of Mercy and the Goddess of the Waterfront. See Lake Gardens, a beautiful and calming getaway from the bustle of the city. Visit the National Museum, home to collections of ancient and modern art pieces, weapons, and traditional costumes. Marvel at the exquisite façade of the Kuala Lumpur Railway Station, an ideal setting for a photo op, with its fairytale-like towers and mix of Eastern and Western architectural styles. Also known as Tugu Negara, the National Monument commemorates the lives that were lost in the fight for Malaysian independence. Designed by Felix de Weldon, an American architect, this monument is the highest sculpture grouping made of bronze ever created. At the end of the tour you’ll be taken back to your hotel in a comfortable air-conditioned van.

Kuala Lumpur Half-Day Photo Tour With Petronas Twin Towers

4. Kuala Lumpur Half-Day Photo Tour With Petronas Twin Towers

Take souvenir photos of Kuala Lumpur on a half-day sightseeing tour, and see some of the city’s most photogenic monuments, such as the Istana Negra (King’s Palace) and Petronas Twin Towers. Following a pick-up from your hotel, get a stunning view of the Klang River from the King’s Palace, and marvel at Merdeka (Independence) Square. Next, go to the Petronas Twin Towers to ride to the observation deck of the world’s tallest twin towers. Step onto the 2-story bridge to experience the city and surroundings from a different perspective. Stop at the National Museum, where you can spend hours taking pictures of traditional weapons, costumes, ancient artifacts and musical instruments. Next, go to Lake Gardens for a bit of peace and quiet. Stroll to the National Monument to see Malaysia’s symbol of the struggles of World War II. Continue to the National Mosque to look at its 73-meter-high minaret and mix of eastern and western architecture. Admire the Anglo-Asian design of Kuala Lumpur Railway Station, created by the talented English architect, Arthur Benison Hubback. Go to the 6-tiered Thean Hou Temple, dedicated to the goddess Tian Hou. Discover how Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism can exist in almost perfect harmony, with ornate carvings, elegant roofs, and intricate wall embellishments. Visit Kuala Lumpur Tower (the 7th tallest tower in the world), and go to the top for panoramic views across the city from its highest point. Admire stunning design features by the Iranian architects, Isfahan, who designed the domes in the form of Persian muqarnas.

Kuala Lumpur: 4-Hour Tour & KL Towers Visit

5. Kuala Lumpur: 4-Hour Tour & KL Towers Visit

Perfect for first-time visitors, this 4-hour tour provides a comprehensive introduction to Kuala Lumpur's top sights, giving you a knowledge base for further exploration. Meet your local driver/guide when you’re picked up at your city hotel (in the morning or afternoon), and head out on the narrated tour in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle. You’ll be taken to multiple Kuala Lumpur attractions, making photo stops at the King's Palace, a symbol of Malaysian sovereignty, and Merdeka (Independence) Square, which features a panorama of fascinating buildings in an array of architectural styles. Gaze up at the Islamic geometric patterns on the 88-story Petronas Twin Towers, whose multifaceted walls and twin spires contain thousands of steel and glass panels. Your journey continues with a visit to the National Museum, where you’ll see a variety of Malaysian artifacts, from traditional weapons and costumes, to modern arts and crafts and musical instruments. Drive past the beautiful Lake Gardens on your way to see the National Monument, commemorating Malaysia's struggle for freedom during WWII. Nearby, you’ll see the modern National Mosque and the pleasant combination of Eastern and Western architecture embodied in the Kuala Lumpur Railway Station. Visit the 6-tiered Chinese Thean Hou Temple, a grand structure that combines modern architectural styles with authentic traditional design. The final stop and drop off point of your sightseeing tour is the Kuala Lumpur Tower, where you will be provided with an admission ticket for the Sky Box and Sky deck

From KLIA or Port Klang: Kuala Lumpur Transit Tour

6. From KLIA or Port Klang: Kuala Lumpur Transit Tour

Discover the highlights of Kuala Lumpur on a tour ideal for those on transit from the airport or seaport and with less than a day to explore the city. Benefit from a pick-up at Kuala Lumpur International Airport or the cruise terminal at Port Klang and delve into the culture, cuisine, arts, people and architecture of Kuala Lumpur and its surroundings. Start with an excursion to the Batu Caves, a 400-million-year-old cave that is sacred to the Hindu religion. Climb the 272 steps to the entrance, and marvel at the golden statue of Lord Murugan.  Proceed to the city center of Kuala Lumpur and experience its cosmopolitan life up-close. Admire awe-inspiring structures, such as the Petronas Twin Towers, go to the entertainment hub of the Golden Triangle and see Merdeka ("Independence") Square. Discover remnants of the colonial era at the Mock Tudor buildings of the Royal Selangor Cricket Club. Admire the blend of influences from the east and west at the impressive Kuala Lumpur Railway Station. Look at the National Mosque of Malaysia and the Istana Negara (King's Palace) before the drive back to the airport or seaport in time to make you onward travel connections.

Sunway Lagoon Theme Park with Round-Trip Transfer

7. Sunway Lagoon Theme Park with Round-Trip Transfer

Enjoy a round-trip minivan transfer to Sunway Lagoon Theme Park from Kuala Lumpur City Center Hotels, available daily between 09.00 am  and 19.00 pm. Upon arrival collect your entrance tickets at the counter,with the assistance of your friendly driver-guide, and let loose in Water Park, Amusement Park, Wildlife Park, Extreme Park and Scream Park.  At Sunway Lagoon, explore the world's largest, man-made surf beach. It is also home to the world’s largest water ride, Vuvuzela, and to First Waterplexx 5D, Malaysia’s first FlowRider. Hop on board Pirate’s Revenge, Malaysia’s first 360-degree Rotating Pirate Ship. Scream your way along the ride on the Lost City of Gold Scream Coaster. Captian Kid's Playland and Captian Kid’s Candyland are themed playgrounds that are designed especially for kids. Kids will have tons of fun at these 2 newly designed attractions. Challenge yourself at adrenaline-pumping fun at Extreme Park. Hit the bullseye at the Archery Target Shooting Range, go off-road on an all-terrain vehicle (ATV), or satisfy your need for speed on a go-kart. Helicopters are waiting to rescue you but to reach them you have to make your way through an industrial complex swarming with zombies. World War Z! Live is just one of the highlights of the Scream Park that features no less than 3 floors of fear! You'll also get a complimentary food voucher. Once you have completed your excursion, get ready to return to your hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned private vehicle.

Kuala Lumpur Private Instagram Tour: Most Famous Spots

8. Kuala Lumpur Private Instagram Tour: Most Famous Spots

Discover the most Instagrammable spots in Kuala Lumpur on this photo tour of the city's highlights. Benefit from a private informative tour guide who will show you all the best photo opportunities in the city. The tour begins with pickup from your hotel at 10.30 AM. From there, make your way to your first stop at the famous street art of Bukit Bintang. Take photos in the colorful alley, then stop for lunch at a local Malaysian restaurant to fill your stomach and be ready for more shots. After lunch, head to the Batu Caves, another landmark of Kuala Lumpur. Next, have a coffee break to try out #pinklatte or cold-pressed juice at KettleBell cafe and get more likes from other #coffeelovers. Continue to other photo destinations and make sure your camera battery isn't running low because you will visit Thean Hou Chinese Temple and Kwai Chai Hong, "The Hidden Alley". Here comes the final highlight: a visit to the iconic Petronas Twin Towers, also known as#KLtwintowers, for some epic photos. You can't say you've really visited Kuala Lumpur without posting a photo of these giant twins. After a fun day out, you'll arrive back at your hotel around 6.30 PM.

Kuala Lumpur 4-Hour Religious Harmony Tour

9. Kuala Lumpur 4-Hour Religious Harmony Tour

Enjoy a half-day tour that highlights the important religious and cultural sites in and around Kuala Lumpur. Your tour will begin at 09:00 with a hotel pick-up and 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 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. Visit the National Mosque, or Masjid Negara in the local language. 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, it 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.

Sunway Lagoon: Ticket with Transfer from Kuala Lumpur

10. Sunway Lagoon: Ticket with Transfer from Kuala Lumpur

Be collected from your accommodation in the city center of Kuala Lumpur between 9:00 AM and 10:30 AM. The drive to Sunway Lagoon theme park takes approximately 45 minutes. Upon arrival, your driver will give you your admission ticket. You will be able to access all 6 of the parks, which are the Water Park, Amusement Park, Wildlife Park, Extreme Park, and Scream Park.  Explore the world’s largest man-made surf beach with an area over 13,000 square feet. It will boost your excitement while catching the perfect wave each time. It is also home to the world’s largest water ride, Vuvuzela, the first Waterplexx 5D, Malaysia’s first FlowRider, and many other great attractions.  Hop on board Pirate’s Revenge, Malaysia’s first 360-degree rotating pirate ship. Scream your way along the ride on the Lost City of Gold Scream Coaster. Captain Kids Playland and Captain Kid’s Candyland are themed playgrounds that are designed especially for children. They will have tons of fun at these two newly designed attractions.  Challenge yourself with adrenaline-pumping fun at Extreme Park. Hit the bullseye at the Archery Target Shooting Range, go off-road on an all-terrain vehicle (ATV), or satisfy your need for speed on a go-kart. Helicopters are waiting to rescue you but to reach them you have to make your way through an industrial complex swarming with zombies. World War Z Live is just one of the highlights at Scream Park that features three floors of fear.  

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What people are saying about Kuala Lumpur

It was a great experience knowing the history of mallaca. I advise those planning to book this trip to 1. bring umbrella or sunblock because the temperature there is scorching, 2. Dont take too much water because the toilet is always busy(wet and a bit smelly)its a toilet with fee,they should maintain cleanliness.We enjoyed the whole day trip, but dont expect too much on the free lunch because its very limited, mostly veggies and egg(dessert is nice)

Great tour guide, Nadia was amazing and enthusiastic and made the tour interesting with great insight on the history of places.

Nadia was fantastic and gave us an overwhelming tour. She is awesome

The driver was amazing! Thank you for an unforgettable trip.

The guide was great and he set a great tone for the trip