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Top Attractions for Nature Lovers in Kuala Lumpur

By Viator, February 2018

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At first glance Kuala Lumpur is a multicultural and modern metropolis of skyscrapers, shopping malls, and ethnic enclaves. But this city of 1.8 million people also has a wild side. Here are some of the best places in the area to escape the city and commune with Mother Nature.

Perdana Botanical Garden
Founded in the 1880s, Kuala Lumpur’s oldest public park showcases a variety of flora from all corners of Malaysia, including some 800 species of orchid and hibiscus flower. While popular with locals who come to practice a variety of outdoor activities, the 227-acre (92-hectare) park offers plenty of space to relax amid the greenery.

Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park
Kuala Lumpur is home to one of the world’s largest butterfly gardens, an 80,000-square-foot (7,432-square-meter) space where more than 5,000 live butterflies flit about amid exotic plants and ferns. Learn about the 1,100 butterfly species found in Malaysia or visit the on-site insect museum to get acquainted with bugs and butterflies from around the globe.

KL Bird Park
This spacious aviary outside the city center within Lake Gardens provides a habitat for 3,000 birds representing around 200 species, many of them found only in Asia. Highlights of the park include Hornbill Park, with its big-beaked rhinoceros hornbills, and the colorful World of Parrots. Nature-centric tours of the Malaysian capital often include visits to both KL Bird Park and Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park.

Kuala Selangor Fireflies
One of the world’s most spectacular natural displays takes place in the village of Kuala Selangor after dark each evening. These mangrove forests, situated a couple hours outside the Malaysian capital, are hope to one of the world’s biggest colonies of fireflies, who light up the sky above the darkened river. Visitors can experience this natural wonder on a full-day tour from Kuala Lumpur.

Cameron Highlands
Situated north of Kuala Lumpur, the rolling hills and tea plantations of the Cameron Highlands have provided a cooling escape from the capital for centuries. This popular hill station–the largest in Malaysia–offers many trekking trails, ideal for breathing in the fresh air and exploring the local flora and fauna. Guided day tours to the Cameron Highlands often include a stop at the popular Batu Caves as well.

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

4 star rating: Recommended 78 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 $66.00
Batu Caves, Kuala Selangor Firefly Cruise from Kuala Lumpur with Seafood Dinner, Kuala Lumpur, ... 
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Batu Caves, Kuala Selangor Firefly Cruise from Kuala Lumpur with Seafood Dinner

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Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of busy Kuala Lumpur city and visit a beautiful limestone hill that has a series of caves and temples situated in ...  Read more

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

From USD $122.14
Kuala Lumpur Private Half-Day Family Tour of Nature, Birds and Butterflies, Kuala Lumpur, Day Trips
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Kuala Lumpur Private Half-Day Family Tour of Nature, Birds and Butterflies

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Visit four family-friendly attractions and discover Malaysian wildlife in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, including the Orchid Garden, Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park, ...  Read more

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

From USD $70.00
Private Full-Day Cameron Highlands Nature Tour from Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Nature & Wildlife
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Private Full-Day Cameron Highlands Nature Tour from Kuala Lumpur

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Escape the heat and visit a tea plantation in the rolling hills of the Cameron Highlands from Kuala Lumpur, located about 150km North of Kuala Lumpur ...  Read more

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $17.50
Full Day Batu Caves and Elephant Sanctuary Tour from Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Private ... 
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Full Day Batu Caves and Elephant Sanctuary Tour from Kuala Lumpur

Enjoy this full day, 7-hour trip to the Kuala Gandah Elephant Conservation Centre and the Batu caves. You will be picked up from your Kuala Lumpur or Petaling ...  Read more

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $131.48
2 hour Small Group Segway Tour of Perdana Botanical Gardens, Kuala Lumpur, Nature & Wildlife
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2 hour Small Group Segway Tour of Perdana Botanical Gardens

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Experience an unforgettable Eco Fun Ride on an INMOTION (Segway-type) Electric Personal Transporter with our 2-hour program that covers a 10KM sightseeing ...  Read more

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

From USD $45.00
Private Full-Day Kuala Selangor Fireflies and Monkeys Tour from Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Nature ... 
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Private Full-Day Kuala Selangor Fireflies and Monkeys Tour from Kuala Lumpur

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Row a small boat to witness the fascinating display of thousands of fireflies in their synchronized, rhythmic flashing at Kuala Selangor. Interact with the ...  Read more

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $90.00
Batu Caves and Malaysia Casino Genting Highlands with Cable Car Ride Tour, Kuala Lumpur, Nature & ... 
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Batu Caves and Malaysia Casino Genting Highlands with Cable Car Ride Tour

Batu Caves, Malaysia Casino, Genting Highlands with Cable Car Ride Tour (Malaysia Tour Package) Genting Highlands - amidst the freshness of cool, crisp ...  Read more

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $97.25
1 Day Forest Waterfalls Tour Batu Caves KL City Lunch, Kuala Lumpur, Nature & Wildlife
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1 Day Forest Waterfalls Tour Batu Caves KL City Lunch

Kuala Lumpur was discovered as a tin mining settlement with Moorish and Tudor styled architecture which are now under the UNESCO listing.  Whilst in Kuala ...  Read more

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

From USD $100.00
Evening Tour Monkey Feeding and Firefly with Seafood Dinner from Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Day ... 
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Evening Tour Monkey Feeding and Firefly with Seafood Dinner from Kuala Lumpur

Immerse yourself in a unique wildlife experience in Bukit Melawati. First, watch silvered leaf monkeys for an up-close encounter as they frolic for food,  then ...  Read more

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

From USD $87.50

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