3.5 star rating: Worth doing 24 Reviews

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  • Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Duration:  3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Leave the busy city behind and take a drive through the Malaysian countryside on a half-day tour from Kuala Lumpur. You’ll be taken to one of Malaysia’s most popular Hindu shrines at the mysterious Batu Caves, and have the option to see how two of Malaysia’s most distinctive crafts are produced at the Royal Selangor Pewter factory and a batik production center. Round-trip transportation from your central KL hotel is included, and you also have a choice of morning and afternoon tours to suit your schedule.

Highlights

  • Morning or afternoon tour to Batu Caves
  • Take a scenic drive through the countryside outside Kuala Lumpur
  • Tour the famous Royal Selangor Pewter factory
  • See how batik fabric is designed and printed
  • Visit the ancient Hindu shrine at Batu Caves
  • Choice of morning and afternoon tours

What You Can Expect

Batu Caves and Malaysian Crafts Tour from Kuala Lumpur

Statue of Lord Murugan

Your tour begins with pickup from your central Kuala Lumpur hotel and a drive through the outskirts of KL along ‘Ambassador Row,' passing the Istana Sharif Ali palace.

Continuing into the countryside, pass typical Malay villages en route to your first stop, the Royal Selangor Pewter factory. Here, you have the option to take a tour of the world’s largest pewter factory, renowned for its craftsmanship and high-quality products. During the tour of the factory, see the different processes involved in working with pewter, including casting, filing, polishing, soldering, hammering and engraving.

Returning to your coach, your tour continues to a batik factory, where you have the option of seeing how batik fabric is designed and printed.

Your last stop is the limestone hills of Batu Caves. Here, a flight of 272 steps leads up to a sacred Hindu temple cave that houses the shrine of the Hindu deity Lord Murugah. The nearby museum cave is filled with images of deities and murals depicting scenes from the Hindu scriptures.

Your tour concludes with the trip back to Kuala Lumpur, where you will be dropped at your hotel.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

The tour took us to see some local crafts ( Batik etc…) and the Royal Selangor factory on the way to the Batu Caves. The walk up to the Caves is hampered by the monkeys that jump around wanting food, flowers etc… The Caves themselves are superb and well worth the 272 steps up!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

marvellous experience.be prepared for the 272 steps and watch out for the monkeys as they will pinch any food you are carrying

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

Everybody must go to the Batu Caves, a definite sight to see, walking the steps was abit of a challenge, but I did it and I enjoyed it. If your an older person or extremely unfit I recommend a longer more relaxed tour as this tour was rushed, the tour guide was very informative but beyond the cave and pewter factory info his English wasn't flash, no conversation at all. I was surprised to see the amount of rubbish laying around inside the caves, I would have thought all this rufugee lying around in a place like this would be disrespectful, it would be so simple to keep clean, not a good look. To walk the steps and see inside these caves cannot be missed, it's my 2nd time and im sure it won't be the last.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2013

Good! Enjoyed it very much. Well organized tour. Good guide and driver.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Great way to see these attractions when you only have a little time. Well worth doing. Lovely guide.

4 star rating: Recommended March 2015

We really enjoyed the Batu Caves. The guide was great, he provided us with good information.

4 star rating: Recommended January 2015

This tour was amazing!

4 star rating: Recommended December 2014

Excellent based on what we paid! Only £12 each, includes everything! Tour guide on coach was very knowledgable! highly recommended excursion. 8/10.

4 star rating: Recommended December 2014

The trip was good value for money. Pickup was from our Hotel then we transferred busses at the Visitors Centre before heading out to the Batu Caves. On the way we stopped at the Royal Selangor Pewter Centre which was cool. They make some of the F1 trophies which were on display. The second stop was at an art and craft store not far from the caves. Basically an opportunity to try sell you stuff but there is no pressure to even go in the store if you don't want to. Once at the caves there was plenty of time to check out the temple and even for the most unfit of people, enough time to walk to the top of the stairs and back. There are plenty of monkeys running around which try to scab food from you. This place was not the cleanest but well worth the look.

4 star rating: Recommended October 2014

This tour was amazing!

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