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3 Days in Kuala Lumpur: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, May 2015

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Kuala Lumpur is an Asian tiger that roars. A modern city of gleaming skyscrapers, the buzz about KL is as palpable as its intoxicating aromas of sizzling satay, sweet incense, and tropical flowers.

Day 1: Sights

Kuala Lumpur has plenty of colonial buildings in its center, a vibrant Chinatown with street vendors and night markets, and a bustling Little India. Sample the city's highlights on a morning tour  of Chinatown, mosques and grand public buildings - you can also do this as a private tour  with your own English-speaking guide. Or take the full-day private tour to really get to know this vibrant Asian city. Discover the tropical green side of KL on a morning tour of the city's nature parks to see butterflies, birds, hibiscus and orchids.

Day 2: Food and Nightlife

Kuala Lumpur's ethnic mix means you can eat Malay food for breakfast, Chinese for lunch and Indian for dinner. The numerous night markets scattered around the city are crowded and atmospheric, buzzing with the sounds of haggling and Asian pop. When it's time to move on to indoor entertainment, the Golden Triangle and Bangsar areas are the places to head for bars and dancing. And in the glitter of neon lights, see Kuala Lumpur by night with dinner and Chinatown's night markets included, or from the revolving restaurant atop KL Tower .

Day 3: Day Trips

In the morning, take a privately guided walk through the Malaysian rainforest. The private elephant sanctuary tour tops most visitors' must-do lists. Then spend the afternoon with the famous monkeys and temples of the Batu Caves, and discover Malaysia's fine pewter ware and batik textiles. Dine in a riverside restaurant in Kuala Selangor and take an after-dinner boat ride private tour to see the amazing fireflies sparkling in the mangroves.

Tours & Tickets

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Best Private Tour: KL Tower Revolving Restaurant Buffet Dinner and Central Market Night Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 22 Reviews

Dine in style at the top of Asia's tallest tower, the KL Tower, during this private tour. Enjoy a sumptuous buffet dinner in the tower’s revolving restaurant ...  Read more

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $140.26

Batu Caves and Temple Tour from Kuala Lumpur

4 star rating: Recommended 399 Reviews

Discover Malaysia's multicultural influences on this 3-hour afternoon tour to the Batu Caves from Kuala Lumpur. With your fun and knowledgeable guide, explore ...  Read more

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $38.66

Kuala Selangor Tour from Kuala Lumpur with Fireflies Boat Ride and Seafood Dinner

4 star rating: Recommended 49 Reviews

Escape busy Kuala Lumpur for a night and get closer to Malaysia’s nature with a visit to Kuala Selangor. Learn about this city’s interesting history on a tour ...  Read more

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $80.00

Best Kuala Lumpur City Highlights Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 316 Reviews

Explore the charm of Kuala Lumpur on a morning or afternoon sightseeing tour that blends old-world character with a modern metropolis. An informative guide ...  Read more

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $34.66

3-Day Taman Negara Adventure from Kuala Lumpur

While you’re in Kuala Lumpur, take a three-day trip to explore Taman Negara, one of Malaysia’s most pristine rainforests. On this exciting journey, canoe up ...  Read more

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $925.32

Pulau Ketam Village Tour from Kuala Lumpur Including Thean Hou Temple

4 star rating: Recommended 17 Reviews

This tour from Kuala Lumpur takes you by coach and ferry to the quaint fishing village of Pulau Ketam (Crab Island). Discover the simple lifestyle of locals as ...  Read more

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $75.26

Genting Highlands Day Tour from Kuala Lumpur

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 10 Reviews

There’s fun for everyone on a day trip to the Genting Highlands hill resort outside Kuala Lumpur. Visit the world-class gaming casino, or take the family to ...  Read more

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $43.46

2-Day Cameron Highlands Adventure from Kuala Lumpur

2.5 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 4 Reviews

While you’re in Kuala Lumpur, escape from the city and take a two-day trip to Cameron Highlands, a beautiful highland resort in Malaysia. Discover the ...  Read more

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $420.00

Best of Kuala Lumpur City Tour Including National Museum and National Monument

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 19 Reviews

See the highlights of Kuala Lumpur on this sightseeing coach tour. Visit the National Monument, the Sultan Abdul Samad Building and the National Museum, and ...  Read more

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $18.53

'MUD: Our Story of Kuala Lumpur' Musical and Guided Walking Tour

Enjoy a vibrant performance of the musical 'MUD: Our Story of Kuala Lumpur,' which brings the tale of the city's origins to life in a 1-hour performance by a ...  Read more

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $79.75

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