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Top Day Trips from Kuala Lumpur

By Viator, January 2018

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While Kuala Lumpur is Malaysia’s major transportation hub, you’ll find most of the country’s best attractions outside of the city. Luckily you can enjoy the conveniences of Kuala Lumpur as a home base for your travels while taking day trips to nearby areas. Here are a few of the best.

Batu Caves — 9 miles (15 km) away
The Batu Caves, a series of limestone caves and caverns containing a collection of Hindu shrines and temples, rank among the most important Hindu sites outside of India. After climbing the 272 steps to the base of Cathedral Cave, the massive main cavern, you’ll find a giant golden statue of Muruga—the tallest statue in Malaysia. You’ll have troops of friendly monkeys keeping you company the entire way.

Genting Highlands — 34 miles (55 km) away
The Genting Highlands serve as Malaysia’s primary hill station resort, billing itself as the “City of Entertainment.” The name doesn’t lie: Genting is home to a world-class casino, indoor and outdoor theme parks, a 4-D movie theater, a skydiving simulator, and the Genting Skyway, the fastest and longest cable car ride in Southeast Asia.

Kuala Selangor — 42 miles (68 km) away
This aptly named traditional village—the word “Kuala” means “river mouth”—sits at the mouth of the Selangor River. The area is famous for a spectacular natural phenomenon, when hundreds of thousands of fireflies illuminate the night while mating among the berembang trees. Boat rides take visitors into the middle of the spectacle.

Malacca — 91 miles (147 km) away
The historic trading port of Malacca (sometimes spelled Melaka) is probably the most popular day trip from Kuala Lumpur. The town center is dotted with beautiful Portuguese colonial structures, like the Christ Church in Dutch Square, and the local cuisine is considered to be some of the best in Malaysia. Make sure to tour the ruins of St. Paul’s Church on St. Paul’s Hill and do some shopping on Jonker Street’s antique row.

Cameron Highlands — 128 miles (206 km) away
Malaysia’s largest hill station is a popular place to escape the heat for a day. Drive through rolling plantations and strawberry fields; take in the cool, crisp air as you tour a tea plantation or strawberry farm, where you can pick your own berries; admire the stunning views from Sam Poh Temple; or trek along one of the many trails in the area.

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Full Day Taman Negara Tour with Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur, null
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Full Day Taman Negara Tour with Batu Caves

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 12 Reviews

Taman Negara is a 130 million years old tropical rainforest and home to tigers, elephants, tapirs etc. Activities : Canopy Walkway (CLOSED ON THURSDAYS AS ...  Read more

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $187.50
Batu Caves Tour from Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Day Trips
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Batu Caves Tour from Kuala Lumpur

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Discover Malaysia's multicultural influences on this 3-hour afternoon tour to the Batu Caves from Kuala Lumpur. Witness the art of batik design and pewter arts ...  Read more

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $30.66
Private Tour: Kuala Lumpur with Petronas Twin Towers Observation Deck and Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur, ... 
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Private Tour: Kuala Lumpur with Petronas Twin Towers Observation Deck and Batu Caves

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 18 Reviews

Admission to the Petronas Twin Towers Observation Deck and Skybridge is included with your sightseeing in Kuala Lumpur. Visit other places of interest and get ...  Read more

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $80.00
Historical Malacca Full-Day Tour from Kuala Lumpur including Lunch, Kuala Lumpur, Day Trips
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Historical Malacca Full-Day Tour from Kuala Lumpur including Lunch

4 star rating: Recommended 326 Reviews

Explore the historic town of Malacca, a key port for trade between the East and the West with influences of former Asian and European rulers evident throughout ...  Read more

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

From USD $74.00
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 85 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 $66.40
Private Tour: Historical Malacca Full-Day Tour from Kuala Lumpur including Lunch, Kuala Lumpur, ... 
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Private Tour: Historical Malacca Full-Day Tour from Kuala Lumpur including Lunch

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A tour for the history enthusiast - this private sightseeing tour gives you the opportunity to see the historic Malaysian state of Malacca with ease. Malacca ...  Read more

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

From USD $121.31
Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary Tour from Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary Tour from Kuala Lumpur

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Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary Pahang is one of Malaysia's premier elephant conservation centers. Nature and wildlife lovers now have the opportunity to ...  Read more

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

From USD $105.00
Full-Day Cameron Highlands and Batu Caves Tour, Kuala Lumpur, Day Trips
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Full-Day Cameron Highlands and Batu Caves Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 12 Reviews

Cameron Highlands a hill resort at 1,500 meters above sea level with temperatures from 10 - 25 degrees Celsius. It was discovered by a British surveyor Mr ...  Read more

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $187.50
Private Tour to Bukit Merah Orang Utan Island and Ipoh from Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Day Trips
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Private Tour to Bukit Merah Orang Utan Island and Ipoh from Kuala Lumpur

Visit Bukit Merah Orang Utan Island and get close contact with wild, free-ranging adult and young orang-utans into the forested area. Stroll along the visitor ...  Read more

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $219.78
Genting Highlands Day Trip from Kuala Lumpur with Skyway Cable Car Ride, Kuala Lumpur, Day Trips
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Genting Highlands Day Trip from Kuala Lumpur with Skyway Cable Car Ride

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Enjoy a day at Genting Highlands with your family and kids for fun rides and activities at the  indoor theme park(closed until further notice). Visit First ...  Read more

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

From USD $17.50

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