Escape the urban landscapes and leave the streets of Malaysia’s capital city behind on this Batu Caves and Malaysian Crafts Tour from Kuala Lumpur. Visit one of the nation’s most beloved shrines, located in the Batu Caves, and see how two of the country’s traditional crafts are made during stops at the Royal Selangod Pewter factory and a batik center. Choose from a morning or afternoon tour and enjoy round-trip transportation.
Morning or afternoon tour to Batu Caves
Take a scenic drive through the countryside outside Kuala Lumpur
Meet your friendly and professional guide at your Kuala Lumpur hotel and leave the city streets behind as you embark on this Batu Caves and Malaysian Crafts Tour. You’ll pass the famed ‘Ambassador Row’ as you depart the city and make your way to the picturesque countryside. Pay a visit to the Royal Selangor Pewter Factory, where you’ll see how local artisans fashion handmade pieces using age-old techniques. Learn about casting, filing, polishing and hammering techniques used to produce beautiful works as you tour the factory. From there, make your way to a local batik factory, where expert artisans create stunning masterpieces using fabric, wax and colorful dyes. Learn how this age-old art is produced and watch locals at work using this traditional art form. After learning about the arts and crafts of Malaysia, head to the limestone hills of Batu Caves. Climb the 272 steps that lead to one of the country’s most incredible religious structures. Visit the temple museum, housed inside the cave, and listen in as your guide shares information and insight about the deities that are represented in the temple murals. Your tour ends with hotel drop off in Kuala Lumpur, after a day filled with Malaysian history, culture and traditions.
Viator Traveler's Reviews
, Oct 2018
This was a great tour. Our guide, Guna, was really informative. The best guide of all our tours.
Amazing statue. There are 272 steps. Don't look down when climbing. Take you time. Once get inside, the cave is amazing. You can go into second cave after taking a couple more steps. The second cave has natural sun light coming from open-top. I like second cave more. Cave is so big I think a 737 can fit. We didn't go to Dark Cave. You have to pay to go in there. Two paid trips for Dark Cave. One for Education and the other is for Adventure which is farther inside the cave. You will see monkeys there. They are not aggressive. One note, don't look up while climbing; you will be looking at someone's bottom.
Excellent tour. Even though there were other guests in the trip as it was a shared trip, was enjoyable.Only the Batik village included in the trip was time wasting thing. Just a store with so much things to sell, most of which are not traditionally printed items. Driver was very informative and timely.
Even though this tour can be done on one's own I liked that it was organized by someone else and that I didn't feel alone. The cave was interesting but the best part were MONKEYS, lots of them. As I am an animal lover I enjoyed little creatures stealing people's food and drinks or just playing around. There are many stair to climb so someone who has difficulty with stairs would have a hard time, but for the rest of us with the few rests it is very doable. There are many new things that they are building on the top and in about a year there will be even more things to see and take pictures of. WORTH THE MONEY, even though I bought two tickets and used only one I do not regret.
For all of our tours we were thinking of having booked with different agencies. Finally all travelers were picked up by their hotels and gathered in the touristic office. There we were split to different buses based on the destination and all of the times we were served by tour51 even though none of our bookings were with this agency. So my proposal is choose the cheapest and just be lucky to have a good guide! Our guide in this tour was very good, willing to share with us a lot of info. However I did't like that he mentioned that it is necessary to wear long trousers/skirts just when we arrived to a touristic batik shop pushing us to buy something and not mentioning that there are lots of shops with half or less prices I am not talking especially for batik but for something just to cover your legs. In any case be prepared and WEAR something long or have a LONG scarf with you!
They picked us up from our hotel at 1:45 pm the trip should start at 2:00 pm we waited until 3:00 at gathering place not that we have waited for someone who would join the trip. No there was no bus. Everyone was there but no bus. The trip startet 1 hour late. There was not even a apology for that.