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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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Kuala Selangor Firefly Boat Tour with Dinner and Transfer from Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Selangor Firefly Boat Tour with Dinner and Transfer from Kuala Lumpur

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When the sun goes down at Kuala Selangor, twinkling fireflies light up the berembang trees along the Selangor River. Experience the natural display on a tour from Kuala Lumpur that includes a boat trip, seafood buffet, and round-trip transport from your centrally-located hotel.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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USD73.75
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Genting Highlands Day Trip from Kuala Lumpur with Skyway Cable Car Ride

Genting Highlands Day Trip from Kuala Lumpur with Skyway Cable Car Ride

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Get out of the city for a day at Genting Highlands on this excursion from Kuala Lumpur. A hill resort north of KL, Genting Highlands is home to an indoor theme park, shopping complex, restaurants, and more, which you can enjoy at your leisure. The cable car ride up the hill is included but all other entrance fees and activities are at your own expense so you can choose what you want to do.
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  • 8 hours
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USD33.54
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Malacca UNESCO

Malacca UNESCO "World Heritage Site" Day Trip from Kuala Lumpur

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Visit the city of Malacca, the capital of the Malaysian state of the same name, on this day trip from Kuala Lumpur. Roughly 90 miles (145 km) south of KL, Malacca is a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for sites such as the A Famosa Fort, 16th-century St. Paul's Church, Christ Church, and Stadthuys in Red Square. Enjoy a sightseeing tour with a guide, and explore Jonker Street, where you can stop for lunch.
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  • 8 hours
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USD55.90
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Private Full Day Cameron Highlands Nature Tour from Kuala Lumpur

Private Full Day Cameron Highlands Nature Tour from Kuala Lumpur

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Enjoy all the flexibility of independent travel without the hassle of self-driving on this door-to-door private tour of the Cameron Highlands. After short stops at the Lata Iskandar waterfall and an indigenous village, choose to visit tea plantations, flower gardens, a pick-your-own strawberry farm, a cactus farm, vegetable gardens, or the Sam Poh Temple.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
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USD114.88
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Private Tour Kuala Lumpur with Petronas Twin Towers Observation Deck & Batu Cave

Private Tour Kuala Lumpur with Petronas Twin Towers Observation Deck & Batu Cave

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Get a bird’s-eye view over Kuala Lumpur from the Observation Deck of the 88-story Petronas Twin Towers. Private transport with a professional driver lets you sightsee around the city as well as to Batu Caves. Visit sites of historical value such as Merdeka Square (Independence Square) and the National Mosque, and shop at Central Market or the Royal Selangor Visitor Centre. Then head to Batu Caves and climb the 272 steps to its Hindu shrine.
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  • 8 hours
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USD110.00
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USD110.00
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Orang Utan Island and Perak Tong Cave From Kuala Lumpur

Orang Utan Island and Perak Tong Cave From Kuala Lumpur

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Get an up close look at the endangered orangutan on this incredible private tour of Orangutan Island. Experience some of the area’s most stunning natural highlights and learn more about local wildlife. Also visit Perak Tong Cave Temple has become one of the best cave temples in Malaysia. Enjoy the air-conditioned comfort and convenience of your own private vehicle • Day trip to the Orangutan Island sanctuary in Bukit Merah • Fascinating firsthand experience of Malaysian orangutans • Experts reveal the lives & behaviors of the smart creatures • Chance to capture photos of playful apes swinging in trees • Visit Perak Tong Cave Temple
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  • 8 to 12 hours
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USD115.92
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Kuala Selangor Fireflies - Batu Caves Temple- Malawati Hill DayTour With Dinner

Kuala Selangor Fireflies - Batu Caves Temple- Malawati Hill DayTour With Dinner

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Spend the day exploring the surroundings of Kuala Lumpur during this full-day private tour. Start out by climbing the 272 steps to the sacred Hindu shrine at Batu Caves. Then head to Melawati Hill to visit the royal mausoleum and see the local silvered leaf monkey. End the tour with a delicious dinner at the Pasir Penambang Seafood Restaurant while watching a beautiful sunset over the Selangor River.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD79.49
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Private Tour: Kuala Selangor Firefly Blinkings including Seafood Dinner

Private Tour: Kuala Selangor Firefly Blinkings including Seafood Dinner

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Watch thousands of fireflies light up the night on a 4-hour trip to Kuala Selangor from Kuala Lumpur with a seafood dinner. Enjoy views of a historic fort as you travel to a fishing village for a traditional meal, then board a river boat as the stars and fireflies begin to appear. See the brilliant bugs illuminate the evening as they flash from the branches of the berembang trees that line the riverbank, then finish the night with return transfer to Kuala Lumpur.
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  • 6 hours
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USD90.00
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Private Full Day Tour : Cameron Highlands with Batu Caves Stopover

Private Full Day Tour : Cameron Highlands with Batu Caves Stopover

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Cool and temperate, the Cameron Highlands can be a welcome reprieve from the humidity and heat of Kuala Lumpur. Take a break from the sweltering urban jungle for a day on this tour north to the Highlands. Visit the Orang Asli aboriginal village and learn how the locals hunt with blowpipes; step into an enclosure full of butterflies at the local Butterfly Garden; try locally-grown tea at the BOH Tea Plantation; and go strawberry picking at a local strawberry farm.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD133.34
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USD133.34
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Glittering Night : Kuala Selangor Fireflies & The River of Life Tour

Glittering Night : Kuala Selangor Fireflies & The River of Life Tour

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Escape bustling Kuala Lumpur and experience a more relaxed pace of life in pretty Kuala Selangor on this evening sightseeing tour. With round-trip transport from selected Kuala Lumpur hotels included, cruise through the peaceful Kampung Kuantan and spot colonies of fireflies twinkling in the evening darkness. Learn the secrets of top attractions including 18th-century Fort Altingsburg, and stop for dinner in a local seafood restaurant.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD73.72
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Batu Caves & Firefly Cruise from Kuala Lumpur with Seafood Dinner

Batu Caves & Firefly Cruise from Kuala Lumpur with Seafood Dinner

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Trade city streets for cave shrines, wildlife, and a spectacular firefly display on a full-day, small-group trip from Kuala Lumpur that explores some of the region’s top sites. You’ll climb into the maze of caverns at Batu Caves, spot silvered-leaf monkeys and macaques at Melawati Hill, pause for a seafood dinner, then cruise a dark river lit by sparkling fireflies. Group size is limited to eight people to ensure personal service from the guides, with dinner and all transport included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD132.26
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USD132.26
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Malacca Historical Private Tour With Personal Chauffeur

Malacca Historical Private Tour With Personal Chauffeur

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On a private day trip from Kuala Lumpur, get to know the historical city of Malacca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn about the city’s multicultural heritage and trading history as you check out attractions like St. Paul’s Hill, Stadthuys, and Jonker Street. Enjoy personalized attention from a private guide.
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  • 8 hours
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USD95.00
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Silver Leaf Monkeys and Firefly Tour with Boat Ride and Seafood Dinner

Silver Leaf Monkeys and Firefly Tour with Boat Ride and Seafood Dinner

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On this tour, get to know wildlife you won’t find anywhere else in the world. Get as close as safely possible to placid silver-leafed monkeys and impish long-tailed macaques. A particular highlight is your visit to one of the largest firefly colonies in the world, providing a light show you won’t find in many other places.
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  • 6 hours
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USD124.43
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Day Tour Hill Resort Cameron Highlands Free Batu Caves

Day Tour Hill Resort Cameron Highlands Free Batu Caves

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Immerse in the tranquil atmosphere and cool climate of the Cameron Highlands on a day trip from Kuala Lumpur. Renowned for its farmlands, tea plantations, orchards and nurseries, the hill station is a popular getaway from the bustling Malaysian capital. Gain insight into the local culture with a knowledgeable guide who accompanies you to an Orang Asli aboriginal village. En route, you’ll see waterfalls, mossy streams and rainforest.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD170.00
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Glowing Kuala Selangor Firefly Tour

Glowing Kuala Selangor Firefly Tour

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Travel to Kuala Selangor a town 55 km north-west of downtown Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Selangor was the capital of the Sultanate of Selangor during its early years in the 18th century. Kampung Kuantan is well known for its fireflies, lots of the fireflies nest only available here.Moreover, there has been opinion that magical fireflies are only available at two places in the world and one of it is in Kampung Kuantan The experience of seeing the fireflies glowing in between Berembang Trees (Sonneratia Caseolaris) on the mangrove area along riverbank of Selangor river is priceless and also enjoy the boat ride thru mangrove area.
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  • 5 hours
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USD50.26
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