I was lucky enough to have the same guide as during my other KL tour half-day city tour Unfortunately I forgot his name, an older Indian man - the only guide who was dressed in shirt and wore ties. He knew everything about the city and the sights, and was willing to share it. He was also open for private conversation during the stops. The rating is mostly because of him.
The main event of this tour is the Batu Caves. 270 steps are not a few, it takes time to climb up. The cave is a marvel of nature, absolutely worths seeing it. The monkeys are fun to watch, but be careful: if your backpack has an outside net for bottles, don't leave your bottle of water there or the monkeys will steal it.
Other stops included a batiq workshop and a pewter factory. Although both were a shop-stop, the pewter factory is something you don't see everyday - so it was more interesting for me.
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
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!
marvellous experience.be prepared for the 272 steps and watch out for the monkeys as they will pinch any food you are carrying
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.
Good! Enjoyed it very much. Well organized tour. Good guide and driver.
Great way to see these attractions when you only have a little time. Well worth doing. Lovely guide.
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.
We really enjoyed the Batu Caves. The guide was great, he provided us with good information.
Excellent based on what we paid! Only £12 each, includes everything! Tour guide on coach was very knowledgable! highly recommended excursion. 8/10.
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.
Whether it was because of the Hindu festival that was taking place but the site was full of litter. Afterwards we had been to the pewter factory the day before, so just went in for a coffee.
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.
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.
We spent more time in factory then at caves. In total we had 45 mins at the cave - which was dissapointing.
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.
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.
The caves are interesting to see, but it would have been better if the guide told us anything about them.
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.