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Explore the culture and traditions of Malaysia on this three-hour Batu Caves and Temple tour from Kuala Lumpur. Spend the afternoon visiting these famed natural caverns with your expert local guide and wander the impressive grounds of the Batu Cave Hindu Temple, where you’ll gain insight and understanding of the religious roots of this incredible and diverse nation. Drive through Little India, learn about the art of batik and pewter smithing and enjoy round-trip transportation and hotel pick up and drop off.

Highlights

  • Afternoon exploration of Batu Caves from Kuala Lumpur, led by a professional guide
  • Drive along Little India (Brickfields) and admire the colorful community of local shops and quaint restaurants
  • Be greeted by comical monkeys at the Batu Caves Hindu temple
  • Climb the 272 steps that lead you into the spectacular caverns
  • See the art of Batik silk designing and learn about pewter arts at the Royal Selangor Visitor Center
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

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What You Can Expect

Batu Caves and Temple Tour from Kuala Lumpur

Monkey at Batu Cave

Your cultural tour of Malaysia kicks off with hotel pick up. Meet your friendly local guide and professional driver in Kuala Lumpur and begin this memorable three-hour Batu Caves and Temple Tour. You’ll drive through Little India, a neighborhood in Brickfields known for it’s colorful streets, flavorful cuisine and unique shops.

The 30-minute scenic drive ends at the Batu Caves. These natural limestone masses are home to Hindu shrines that house various religious deities. Learn from your guide about the deep Hindu roots of this nation as you make your wau up the 272 steps to the golden Lord Murugan. 

Once you arrive at the top, you’ll head to Cathedral Cave—the largest in the complex. Your guide will offer background on the significance of this space, which houses intricate Hindu shrines.

On your way back to Kuala Lumpur, stop at an area batik center and learn about this traditional art is made. You’ll also visit the Royal Selangod Visitor Center to learn about the ancient art of pewter smithing before returning to your hotel. 

Customer Reviews

Damian S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!

Ryan M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was awesome. The guide gave good information. I highly recommend it if you will be in KL.

Keith H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

A great trip and even saw the monkeys

Simon H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Our guide Henry made this trip what it was. Telling us stories on route about the temple, traditions and some background on the temple. Ultra professional, knowledgable and friendly. Guided us around and gave us tips. Would recommend.

Gemma R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

This tour was great. The tour guide was very informative with plenty of different information on each area we drove through in KL. The pewter and Batik factory tours were both great. The pewter factory was much bigger than the Batik factory but that was fine with me because I love textiles so just walking around the shop was enjoyable. The Batu Caves were beautiful and worth the 272 steps to the top. It was a very warm walk up but I was happy to do it. The tour was great value especially with the pick up/drop off service. A must do in KL for the history an culture outside the city centre.

roneel s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

it was a nice tour

Mark J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

An awesome place to visit......try your best to get to the top.....well worth the sore legs following day. Views from the top and inside are incredible.

RK O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

I definitely highly recommend this tour. Our tour guide was exceptionally informative. We learned from him an incredible amount about the history of Malaysia and the various inhabitants the Malays, the Muslims, the Indians, etc. We stopped in Little India and got the chance to browse around a bit and after the tour to the Batu Caves we got a chance to stop by a local area and view artists doing Malaysian Batik. The artwork was so beautiful. From pick-up to the drop-off, the tour was amazing. Beware of the monkeys when climbing towards the caves and temple. They are quite the mischievous bunch, but adorable at the same time. The guide should advise you on what to do and not to do such as avoid wearing anything flashy such as sunglasses because the monkeys may snatch them away. Also, if you plan on climbing the caves then it is best to wear a bottom piece that covers your knees this mainly applies to the women but I'd advise everyone to follow it just in case. Vistied: August 2015

Fi

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Really interesting afternoon. Guide was really informative and talked about Malaysia on the way to the caves as well about the caves themselves. Batu caves were amazing but do take note of need for females to wear long trousers/skirt and cover shoulders. On way back we visited a Batik shop where we saw people making Batik. Although the hope for the shop owners was that we would buy, none of us on the tour did and did not feel pressured at all to do so. Caves are only about 30 mins away from city centre so a good tour to do in an afternoon.

Wayne F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This was a great, very organised trip.The visit to Batu Caves was amazing and so too was the temple.
Our guide was very informative and a lot of fun. The bus was comfortable and on time. If you are coming to Kuala Lumpur - book this tour.

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