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Royal Selangor Visitor Centre Tours

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Royal Selangor Visitor Centre
Royal Selangor is one of the world’s largest pewter manufacturers, founded in 1885 at the start of Malaysia’s Tin Rush by a young Chinese immigrant named Yong Koon. The Royal Selangor Visitor Centre offers insight into Malaysia’s cultural heritage with a museum, store, factory tours, and hands-on pewter workshops.

The Basics
Tours of the Royal Selangor Visitor Centre are free. Make advance reservations for one of the two paid workshops—the 30-minute School of Hard Knocks or the hour-long Foundry—and take home your own pewter piece. Most Kuala Lumpur city tours stop at the Royal Selangor Visitor Centre, and a handful include participation in one of the company’s workshops.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Quirky as it may sound, the visitor center is a must for anyone with an interest in crafts, and the workshops are great for older kids.
  • Royal Selangor has kept up with the times, selling products that run the gamut from traditional Malay/Indonesian keris (daggers) to flash drives.
  • The on-site museum, which explains the role of tin in Malaysia’s history, is worth a visit for history buffs.

How to Get There
Royal Selangor runs a free shuttle bus from more than 30 downtown Kuala Lumpur hotels to its suburban location; book through your hotel concierge. Alternatively, the visitor center is about a 20-minute taxi ride from the center of town or a 5-minute taxi ride from Wangsa Maju LRT stop on the Kelana Jaya line.

When to Get There
The Royal Selangor Visitor Centre and pewter factory is open daily year-round. Weekends are the busiest times, so it’s best to go midweek, particularly if you hope to do a workshop. Just after opening is the quietest time of day.

What Is Pewter, and Why Malaysia?
Pewter is a silver-colored metal alloy made mainly from tin; Royal Selangor’s pewter contains around 96% tin. During the Tin Rush period (roughly 1880–1930), the region now known as Malaysia was the world’s number one tin producer. Malay artisans who had worked with gold, silver, and brass began to employ traditional metalworking techniques with pewter, creating a new tradition.
Address: 4, Jalan Ushawan, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Guided Tour of Royal Selangor Visitor Center including Pewter Crafting Lesson

Guided Tour of Royal Selangor Visitor Center including Pewter Crafting Lesson

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Immerse yourself in the rich history of Malaysian pewter crafting on a 30-minute guided tour of the Royal Selangor Visitor Center in Kuala Lumpur. Follow a professional guide to informative exhibits and discover the complex process behind pewter crafting. After learning about the craft, try your hand at creating your own pewter dish using traditional tools in the factory workshop. Take your finished product home as a special souvenir and receive a personalized certificate on completing your creation.   
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  • 30 to 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$18.79
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US$18.79

The Foundry Workshop Guided Tour at Royal Selangor Visitor Center

The Foundry Workshop Guided Tour at Royal Selangor Visitor Center

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Immerse yourself in the rich history of Malaysian pewter crafting on a 60-minute guided tour of the Royal Selangor Visitor Center in Kuala Lumpur. Follow a professional guide to informative exhibits and discover the complex process behind pewter crafting. After learning about the craft, try your hand at creating your own pewter dish using traditional tools in the factory workshop. Take your finished product home as a special souvenir and receive personalized certificate on completing your creation. Round-trip transport from your Kuala Lumpur hotel is included.
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  • 30 to 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$40.41
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US$40.41

Batu Caves Tour from Kuala Lumpur

Batu Caves Tour from Kuala Lumpur

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Pack in some of Malaysia’s most cultural sights during this Batu Caves tour from Kuala Lumpur. First, take time to explore the caves and its Hindu shrine, and then head to the Malaysian Batik Centre and Royal Selangor Pewter Visitor Centre to learn about some of the country’s most important handicrafts. This tour of Batu Caves includes all entrance fees, as well as round-trip transport.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$13.34
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US$13.34
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Kuala Lumpur Suburbs Tour: Visit Batu Caves, Royal Selangor Pewter & Chong Batik

Kuala Lumpur Suburbs Tour: Visit Batu Caves, Royal Selangor Pewter & Chong Batik

Journey towards the eastern suburbs of Kuala Lumpur as we drive past the Embassy District on our way to Batu Caves. The caves are one of the country’s biggest and most vibrant tourist attractions and are a place of pilgrimage for Hindus from around the world. Marvel at the colossal 140-feet gold-painted statue of Lord Murugan and take the challenge by walking 242 steps to the top to visit the Murugan Temple in the cave. Next, we bring you to Batik Chong for a guided tour on how Batik is made. Take this opportunity to bring back a piece of Malaysia Hand-Made Batik as souvenir. The tour advances to Royal Selangor Pewter. Royal Selangor is a Malaysian pewter manufacturer and the largest of its type in the world. Guests can also take a picture with the world's largest pewter tankard as recognized by the Guinness Book of Records. You will be shown the different processes involved in the production of Pewter. Finish your excursion with a ride back to Kuala Lumpur and drop-off at your hotel.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$16.42
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US$16.42

Sub-urban Batu Caves and Royal Selangor Tour

Sub-urban Batu Caves and Royal Selangor Tour

Discover the sub urban area nearby Kuala Lumpur, along with the culture and the surrounding area in KL. highlight will be the pewter factory and the local market.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$30.77
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US$30.77

Private Full-Day Tour in Kuala Lumpur with Lunch

Private Full-Day Tour in Kuala Lumpur with Lunch

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This full-day Kuala Lumpur sightseeing tour showcases the best of the city. Experience the energy of Independence Square, revel at the height of the Petronas Twin Towers, wander the halls of the National Museum and sample traditional fare during lunch at a local restaurant. Explore the streets of Little India and the stalls of the local craft center before enjoying a guided tour of Batu Caves Hindu temple—one of the city’s architectural masterpieces!
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$86.67
Price varies by group size
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US$86.67
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Malaysia Countryside, Batu Caves & Kuala Selangor Fireflies Tour

Malaysia Countryside, Batu Caves & Kuala Selangor Fireflies Tour

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Enjoy the countryside landscapes and handycraft tour by leave the streets of Malaysia’s capital city 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 Selangor Pewter factory, quick stop at rubber tree plantation,and a batik center. And then escape the busy city life of Kuala Lumpur with your trip to the hamlet town of Kuala Selangor. Enjoy the boat ride along the river banks of Firefly Park to catch the colonies of fireflies producing magnificent twinkling lights with dinner at a local seafood restaurant. Complete your evening with a visit to The River of Life Kuala Lumpur, listed as one of the world’s top 10 Waterfront Districts by The Independent, UK. Enjoy the stunning visual experience of Dancing Symphony Fountain, Blue Corridor, fog and lighting effects.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$126.54
Price varies by group size
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US$126.54
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Batu Caves & Selangor Pewter Tour in Half a Day

Batu Caves & Selangor Pewter Tour in Half a Day

Not far from the centre of Kuala Lumpur, is the world famous Batu Caves. But before you are taken to the limestone hill that has a series of caves and cave temples you will visit the equally well-known Royal Selangor Pewter factory. Take a tour around the largest factory of its kind in the world, learn about its history and watch a demonstration of some of the many processes involved in creating a pewter product (including casting, filling, polishing and hammering). Afterwards, a short stop at a Batik Center will simply fascinate. Watch how this Malaysian fabric is designed and printed. The last part of the tour, of course, is the Batu Caves. Instantly recognized, the limestone outcrop houses a Hindu temple and is visited by thousands of pilgrims and tourists each year. At its entrance is the impressive 140 foot tall golden statue of Hindu God Lord Murugan. Then, take the 272 steps to the main cave temple, watching the cheeky monkeys along the way and the magnificent views.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$17.34
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US$17.34

Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia -IAMM - Batu Caves - Selangor Pewter and Silver Leaf Monkeys with Firefly Boat Ride Combo Tour

Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia -IAMM - Batu Caves - Selangor Pewter and Silver Leaf Monkeys with Firefly Boat Ride Combo Tour

With so much to see over such a large area, getting from sight to sight in Kuala Lumpur can be overwhelming. This full-day tour removes the hassle by driving travelers between all of the city’s best attractions. Perfect for visitors on short trips to Kuala Lumpur who want an overview of the city in just one day.
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  • 1 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$130.69
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US$130.69
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4 in 1 Day Tour Kuala Lumpur City Highlights Batu Caves Little India Chinatown

4 in 1 Day Tour Kuala Lumpur City Highlights Batu Caves Little India Chinatown

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Experience the best of Kuala Lumpur on a tour of the city’s highlights. Visit the Hindu shrines in the Batu Caves, watch artisans craft pewter and batik at a pair of souvenir factories, walk the colorful streets of Little India then pause for a traditional lunch in a neighborhood restaurant. You also visit Jamek Mosque and the National Monument to learn more about Malaysia's history and culture.
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  • 1 to 6 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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US$100.00
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US$100.00
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Batu Caves and Malaysian Crafts Tour from Kuala Lumpur

Batu Caves and Malaysian Crafts Tour from Kuala Lumpur

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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.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$10.40
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US$10.40

Batu Caves Tour from Kuala Lumpur

Batu Caves Tour from Kuala Lumpur

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Explore the Batu Caves with a private guide, and get more from your experience than if you were to explore independently. During this Batu Caves private tour from Kuala Lumpur, you’ll walk through the caves to see the Hindu shrines, catch sight of the Lord Murugan Statue, and learn about the history of the area. Plus, your tour includes a visit to the the Royal Selangor Visitor Centre and a batik-making center, as well as round-trip transport from your hotel.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$36.37
Price varies by group size
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US$36.37
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Kuala Lumpur Shore Excursion: Private Kuala Lumpur City Sightseeing Tour

Kuala Lumpur Shore Excursion: Private Kuala Lumpur City Sightseeing Tour

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See all of the sites while in port on this Kuala Lumpur private shore excursion city sightseeing tour. This full-day experience offers travelers a unique look at the capital of Malaysia, including landmarks, history, culture and food. Enjoy the convenience of private transport to place like the National Mosque, Petronas Twin Towers and King’s Palace. Explore the halls of the National Museum with your private guide who will offer insight and information about all of the artifacts on display. Learn about pewter artwork at the Royal Selangor Visitor Centre and enjoy a traditional lunch all as part of this incredible tour.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$174.00
Price varies by group size
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US$174.00
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Malaysia Countryside and Batu Caves Tour from Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia Countryside and Batu Caves Tour from Kuala Lumpur

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The Batu Caves are a must-see attraction for anyone visiting Kuala Lumpur. Avoid the complications of public transport and travel to the golden Hindu shrine with ease on a day trip that’s ideal for travelers with limited time. You also stop at the Royal Selangor Pewter factory, rubber tree plantation, and batik factory to see how traditional handicrafts are made.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$13.00
Price varies by group size
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US$13.00
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The holy caverns and temples of the Batu Caves

The holy caverns and temples of the Batu Caves

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Take a private tour of Batu Caves during a morning or afternoon excursion by private vehicle. Climb the 272 steps to the Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Subramaniam and admire the limestone caves. Your driver-guide makes stops at the Malaysian Batik Cottage as well as the Royal Selangor Pewter Factory along the way. Hotel pickup and drop-off included from Kuala Lumpur.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$12.83
Price varies by group size
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US$12.83
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Private Full Day Kuala Lumpur City Tour with the Batu Caves

Private Full Day Kuala Lumpur City Tour with the Batu Caves

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See the best of Kuala Lumpur and the Batu Caves with a full-day, private tour that explores Malaysia’s history, culture and nature. Tour the city’s highlights in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle, with photo stops at the palace, independence square and the Petronas Towers. Learn about local pewter production at the Royal Selangor factory, see the colorful shops of Little India, then slip into a limestone cliff to see an atmospheric Hindu shrine. Finish your tour by meeting the makers at a Malaysian batik center before returning to your hotel.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$100.00
Price varies by group size
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US$100.00
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Cruise Excursion: Kuala Lumpur Full-day City Tour (17 Attractions)

Cruise Excursion: Kuala Lumpur Full-day City Tour (17 Attractions)

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Our English-speaking driver meet at the port arrival hall and proceed the tour. See all of the sites while in port on this Kuala Lumpur private shore excursion city sightseeing tour. This full-day experience offers travelers a unique look at the capital of Malaysia, including landmarks, history and culture. Marvel at the impressive statues that call the Batu Caves home, then visit and stop for photos at inner-city landmarks like the King’s Palace, the National Monument and the Petronas Twin Towers. Enjoy the convenience of private transport to place like the National Mosque, Petronas Twin Towers and King’s Palace. Learn about pewter artwork at the Royal Selangor Visitor Centre and enjoy a traditional lunch all as part of this incredible tour.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$64.62
Price varies by group size
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US$64.62
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Private Full Day Tour : Kuala Lumpur City & Shopping with Lunch

Private Full Day Tour : Kuala Lumpur City & Shopping with Lunch

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If you’ve only got limited time in Malaysia’s capital, see the city’s highlights on a private sightseeing tour that focuses on the best shopping opportunities in Kuala Lumpur. While you receive the undivided attention of your guide, you’ll travel between the Petronas Twin Towers, the National Mosque (Masjid Negara), the Batu Caves, plus much more. Plus, letting someone else drive means you can spend less time navigating and more time focusing on the sights.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$76.93
Price varies by group size
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US$76.93
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Batu Caves,Waterfalls and Hot Springs Tour With Lunch

Batu Caves,Waterfalls and Hot Springs Tour With Lunch

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Discover the 6 hours tour take in the impressive sights at Batu Caves and the terraced cascades of Kanching Falls. On this 6-hours tour you're accompanied off the beaten track by a driver guide.In addition to these popular gems, soak your feet at Selayang Hot Spring. Enjoy a mix of cultural and natural attractions.Learn about the sights you see from a local driver guide. Highlights: • Visit Kuala Lumpur Countryside • Covering: Batu Caves,Hotspring,Waterfalls • Shopping spots: Batik and Pewter handicrafts • Local Lunch: Indian or Malay or Chinese Restaurant • Hotel transfers are included
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$49.68
Price varies by group size
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US$49.68
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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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US$130.69
Price varies by group size
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US$130.69
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Private Tour with Local Host : Kuala Lumpur Full Day City Highlights

Private Tour with Local Host : Kuala Lumpur Full Day City Highlights

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See more of Kuala Lumpur in less of the time on this convenient door-to-door guided tour. Visit the National Museum, the Petronas Twin Towers, Little India, the Batu Caves, the National Mosque, and the National Monument, and watch pewter craftspeople and batik artists at work. Upgrade to include tickets to the KL Tower (Menara Kuala Lumpur) observation deck.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$119.11
Price varies by group size
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US$119.11
Price varies by group size
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Half-Day Private Kuala Lumpur City Tour

Half-Day Private Kuala Lumpur City Tour

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Let a personal guide lead the way around Kuala Lumpur on this private, 4-hour tour. See the main attractions of Malaysia’s capital city, such as Chinatown, the Royal King’s Palace (Istana Negara), National Monument, Perdana Botanical Garden (Lake Gardens), and National Mosque (Masjid Negara). Hear commentary from your guide, with hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$46.16
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US$46.16
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Full-Day Kuala Lumpur Grand Tour with Lunch

Full-Day Kuala Lumpur Grand Tour with Lunch

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Get a pulse on Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s capital and largest city. This full-day itinerary covers all the highlights, starting with Independence Square. Travel with a small group by air-conditioned minivan to view the Petronas Twin Towers, Old Railway Station, and Royal King’s Palace (Istana Negara) with commentary by a knowledgeable guide. Explore Batu Caves and end with shopping opportunities at the Royal Selangor Pewter Factory and a batik center. Lunch and round-trip hotel transport are included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$61.54
From
US$61.54
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Kuala Lumpur Batu Caves & Countryside Tour

Kuala Lumpur Batu Caves & Countryside Tour

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The Batu Caves are a must-see attraction for anyone visiting Kuala Lumpur. Combine colorful markets, scenery, and handicrafts on a half-day tour from Kuala Lumpur to Batu Caves. In addition to exploring Batu Caves’ cavern shrines and statues, the Malaysian Batik Centre, and the Royal Selangor Pewter Centre.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$29.49
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US$29.49
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