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Shane E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

Well worth a visit. Don't be put off by the large amount of steps it really only takes about 10 - 15 minutes to climb with spending time to take photos along the way. I don't recommend taking any food at all as this is what the monkeys are after. The view from the top is great. Where moderate clothing Ladies a long skirt to your knees and shoulders must be covered a t shirt is best. Otherwise enjoy your time

ABHINEET A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

Well organized and punctual

plucka73

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!

ian j

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

Shelley F

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.

TEN-HUAN O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2013

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

Lynette Gooch G

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.

Gaetan M

4 star rating: Recommended
October 2015

Great tour if you have short amount of time in KL and want to get out of town. Stop at Royal Selangor is very interesting, Batik factory stop is more of a shopping stop though as explanations / demonstrations are rather limited. Batu caves are an interesting sight too and you would not hang around too long anyway so the tour is a great way to see them. Beware of the monkeys they are the fun part though! and ladies need to cover up.

Paul K

4 star rating: Recommended
March 2015

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

Ferdausia I

4 star rating: Recommended
January 2015

This tour was amazing!

Yasmin S

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.

Michael L

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.

shireen M

4 star rating: Recommended
October 2014

This tour was amazing!

Helen

4 star rating: Recommended
May 2014

Great guide who took us from tourist centre to caves

Sandra C

3 star rating: Worth doing
January 2015

Was good to see batu caves. Would have preferred longer there than others. Pewter factory was interesting.lots of stairs to climb and busy but was interesting.

Maria H

3 star rating: Worth doing
October 2014

Viator once again are a well organised and professional tour group. The guide Simon was exceptionally knowledgeable and extremely funny. The tour itself was really just one of those tours to say we have been and done. Although, in saying that, we did enjoy the silver and pouter plant.

Nagy E

3 star rating: Worth doing
August 2014

It was nice but the transportation bus was not so good

Wendie N

3 star rating: Worth doing
March 2014

Good day trip.

Roisin D

3 star rating: Worth doing
January 2014

We spent more time in factory then at caves. In total we had 45 mins at the cave - which was dissapointing.

KENNETH T

3 star rating: Worth doing
August 2013

It was very good, but not enough time at the cave. Didnt get to see all we wanted to see there, i would go there on my own next time , not with a tour, because they, just dont allow you enough time to climb up the stairs and have a look around.

Sel

3 star rating: Worth doing
April 2013

Tour was great except for the batu caves and batik trip. We conquered the 242 steps but when we got to the top, it was not what we expected. Batik trip was somewhat okay because the demo on the use of scarves were doable. However, the speaker who discussed how batik garments were made is incomprehensible. We didn't understand
a word from her. We enjoyed the Royal Pelangor tour because it was very informative. Our tour guide, Stephen is very professional and knowledgable. In summary, tour is okay but can still be improved.

rajitha r

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
December 2014

The tour guide was not good at all. He was simply pointing us to the trees/plants and other buildings. He was simply repeating the same information over and over again. The trip to the cave was okay as we were simply dropped off and picked up again.

Ramelene M

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
October 2014

The tour to battu caves and royal selengor was great while the batik house is waste of time.

Joanna W

1 star rating: I do not recommend this
December 2015

Despite the coach been parked to the side of our hotel - both the driver and guide were late returning from their lunch. That meant they were late collecting at the next hotel and so on which meant that guests had to be searched for and we were constantly running late and been rushed around, The Pewter factory was fine, quite interesting but the batik factory was just a sales thing and a waste of precious time. When we eventually got to the highlight of the tour - the Batu caves we had 40 minutes to climb the 272 steps into the caves, have a look around this enormous, amazing wonderful temple before we had to rush back to the coach - all of this rushing around in temperatures of 30deg C.

The guide was very quiet through the whole tour and gave little information about the area or about the Batu caves. It was a disappointing afternoon and not up the usual standards demanded by Viator.

Ashok Patel United States of ... 

1 star rating: I do not recommend this
February 2015

Fire the Tour Guide. He made our group 11 and others on the tour a miserable experience. The guide spent 95 % of his time talking to the driver and on on his mobile phone. None of the people on the tour gave the guide any tip. He was more interested in us buying stuff at the pewter and batik place.

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