When you arrive at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, meet your knowledgeable guide and travel to the city center by private vehicle. Your guide will stop for snacks, beverages or meals at your request throughout your private layover tour (own expense).
The first stop begins at the famous Petronas Twin Towers, the world’s tallest towers. You’ll have the opportunity to photograph the twin skyscrapers as you gaze up at their impressive height. Admire the tapering design of each 88-story building, which includes 55,000 glass panels with stainless steel.
Next, visit the Kuala Lumpur Craft Cultural Complex, where you’ll find a host of beautiful and colorful crafts from throughout Malaysia. This charming handicraft center, tucked away from the busy street, boasts several areas including cultural exhibits, a craft museum, batik gallery and artists’ colony. Your guide will discuss regional handicrafts such as woodcarvings, batik paintings and ceramics, and help you interact with resident artists in their galleries. See textiles on display, take part in hands-on craft demonstrations in the craft village and browse for souvenirs at the craft boutique.
Afterward, make a photo stop at the breathtaking Royal King’s Palace, Istana Negara, which provides excellent photo opportunities. See the royal guards in uniform guarding the main gate, and look beyond at the green lawns and beautiful ponds surrounding the official residence of Malaysia’s head of state, referred to as the Paramount Ruler.
Continue to the National Museum, and gain insight into Malaysian history and cultural heritage during your visit. The three-story Muzium Negara features both traditional Malay and modern design, and houses four main galleries with fascinating exhibits. See natural history on display as you discover the native flora and fauna; learn about Malaysian festivals and costumes; and pore over historical items from traditional weapons to musical instruments.
You’ll see the National Monument, erected in 1966 in memory of fallen soldiers who fought against communism, and drive past the National Mosque and the Railway Administration Building en route to Independence Square. Here, your guide will point out the country’s first national flag, hoisted to mark the achievement of independence from British rule in 1957. You will also have the opportunity to photograph the scenic Sultan Abdul Samad Building with its intricate Moorish architecture.
At the end of your private tour, your guide will return you to Kuala Lumpur International Airport for your onward flight or drop you off at your hotel for an overnight stay.
Option 1: Round-trip airport transport
After your layover tour, return to Kuala Lumpur International Airport for your onward flight.
Option 2: Airport pickup and hotel drop-off
Your tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel for your overnight layover in Kuala Lumpur. When you're ready for your departing flight, make your own way to the airport.
Please note: This private sightseeing tour of Kuala Lumpur can be customized to your interests; please list any special interests you have (e.g. art, architecture, history, culture, shopping) at the time of booking to alert your guide, so that he or she can better prepare for your private tour.
At time of booking, you MUST include the following flight details:
- Arrival and departure airline
- Arrival and departure fight number
- Arrival and departure date and time