Batu Caves and Malaysian Crafts Tour from Kuala Lumpur - Reviews

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Paul T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2018

Great day out - beware of the monkeys !

Easy day out and well organised - thanks a lot

MARIA SORGALIM R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2017

Tour guide was funny, great and informative. Place was wonderful.

Lynne R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2017

A great tour just outside the city of KL. Batu caves were great, even though you have the 272 steps to climb to get there. Monkeys that hang around all the way up the steps are very cheeky. Selangor Pewter factory and Batik workshop gives a great insight into craftsmanship still done by hand. A highly recommended tour

Keith B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2017

Must see and no need to pay a high cost tour for this. Those reviews that fear the monkeys or feel it is not so clean are probably first time travelers. The monkeys are harmless, but yes if you leave out food or a water bottle they will quickly grab it and move on to eat or drink. One monkey actually grabbed someone's water bottle that was sticking out of their back pack and opened it and drank it. I am overweight and have bad knees but had no problem with the steps. If you go on this tour, some choose to hike up quick and go deep into the caves while others just go up slow and enjoy the entertaining monkeys as they feed themselves or their babies they have with them. The guide was exceptional and I am so glad I chose the most economical tour for this. I would do it again in a heartbeat. Also the craft stops were interesting and absolutely no pressure to buy.

shagron64

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2017

Really enjoyed this tour. prior to visiting the Batu caves we visited the Royal Selangor, where they make the oscars and trophies for formular 1, very interesting factory tour. We also visited the batik and silk printing works, with a demonstration by hand. The Batu caves is a fantastic place to visit and we had time to climb the steps to the top, where we saw monkeys and fantastic views xx

Harpreet India

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2016

This toor was amazing. Thanks to viator and local toor operator.

Peter S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2016

I was lucky enough to have the same guide as during my other KL tour half-day city tour Unfortunately I forgot his name, an older Indian man - the only guide who was dressed in shirt and wore ties. He knew everything about the city and the sights, and was willing to share it. He was also open for private conversation during the stops. The rating is mostly because of him.
The main event of this tour is the Batu Caves. 270 steps are not a few, it takes time to climb up. The cave is a marvel of nature, absolutely worths seeing it. The monkeys are fun to watch, but be careful: if your backpack has an outside net for bottles, don't leave your bottle of water there or the monkeys will steal it.
Other stops included a batiq workshop and a pewter factory. Although both were a shop-stop, the pewter factory is something you don't see everyday - so it was more interesting for me.

Shane E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

Well worth a visit. Don't be put off by the large amount of steps it really only takes about 10 - 15 minutes to climb with spending time to take photos along the way. I don't recommend taking any food at all as this is what the monkeys are after. The view from the top is great. Where moderate clothing Ladies a long skirt to your knees and shoulders must be covered a t shirt is best. Otherwise enjoy your time

ABHINEET A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

Well organized and punctual

plucka73

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2015

The tour took us to see some local crafts ( Batik etc…) and the Royal Selangor factory on the way to the Batu Caves. The walk up to the Caves is hampered by the monkeys that jump around wanting food, flowers etc… The Caves themselves are superb and well worth the 272 steps up!

ian j

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

marvellous experience.be prepared for the 272 steps and watch out for the monkeys as they will pinch any food you are carrying

Shelley F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2014

Everybody must go to the Batu Caves, a definite sight to see, walking the steps was abit of a challenge, but I did it and I enjoyed it. If your an older person or extremely unfit I recommend a longer more relaxed tour as this tour was rushed, the tour guide was very informative but beyond the cave and pewter factory info his English wasn't flash, no conversation at all. I was surprised to see the amount of rubbish laying around inside the caves, I would have thought all this rufugee lying around in a place like this would be disrespectful, it would be so simple to keep clean, not a good look. To walk the steps and see inside these caves cannot be missed, it's my 2nd time and im sure it won't be the last.

TEN-HUAN O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2013

Good! Enjoyed it very much. Well organized tour. Good guide and driver.

Lynette Gooch G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2013

Great way to see these attractions when you only have a little time. Well worth doing. Lovely guide.

Katerina S

4 star rating: Recommended
October 2017

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!

Diana K

4 star rating: Recommended
October 2017

This tour is value for money as price is really high, and with it the people on tour are also many. Guess the craft part of the tour can be reduced and there should be two stop-points - Batu Caves and tin fabric/museum. The guide was quite informative and shared overall information about Malaysia. Would be better if more time and recommendation regarding Batu caves would be given.

J Higinio M

4 star rating: Recommended
October 2017

It was good, but a couple of stores to shop before

Rochelle A

4 star rating: Recommended
October 2017

Our tour guide is very accommodating and cooperative. Tired but great experience. Thank you!

julia s

4 star rating: Recommended
May 2017

Very interesting but could do without the visit to the craft centres on the way. Would prefer more time at the Batu Caves.
Just a tip for ladies you need to be covered up entering the temple but you can hire a wrap type skirt outside the temple area very cheaply.

anaughton

4 star rating: Recommended
April 2017

Well worth the money. Not much time in the caves - so be mindful of this. Cant complain for this price.

Margaret V

4 star rating: Recommended
February 2017

The caves were amazing but money needs to be spent as place smells and is very dirty. They had a festival a few weeks ago and are still clearing up but I think it is this bad generally. Bring hand antiseptic gel, lots of monkeys, chickens and other animals fouling the area and you may need to use handrail to get up and down the many steps. Toilets need to be paid for but no paper provided so make sure you always travel with tissues.

Amanda R

4 star rating: Recommended
January 2017

Great tour although more time at the caves would have been desirable.

Riza M

4 star rating: Recommended
January 2017

A worth for the money tour. They pick us up in the hotel on time and have enough time to go in the cave, unfortunately that was the time they are cleaning the big statue so there is a lot of obstruction on our pictures. Went on the wrong time.

Roslyn F

4 star rating: Recommended
January 2017

Well organised tour, informative guide, was a 3-4 hour tour but didn't seem rushed.Would recommend if spending a short time in KL. Enjoyed all 3 stops

Gaetan M

4 star rating: Recommended
October 2015

Great tour if you have short amount of time in KL and want to get out of town. Stop at Royal Selangor is very interesting, Batik factory stop is more of a shopping stop though as explanations / demonstrations are rather limited. Batu caves are an interesting sight too and you would not hang around too long anyway so the tour is a great way to see them. Beware of the monkeys they are the fun part though! and ladies need to cover up.

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