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Batu Caves Tour from Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup from select hotels
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

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.
  • Batu Caves tour from Kuala Lumpur
  • Be greeted by monkeys at the Batu Caves
  • 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 Malaysian Batik Centre and the Royal Selangor Visitor Center
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

What's Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • English speaking driver and guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

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We pick up from city hotels in Kuala Lumpur

What To Expect

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 Batu Caves tour.

The 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 way up the 272 steps to the golden Lord Murugan. 

Once you arrive at the top, head to Cathedral Cave—the largest in the complex. Your guide offers 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 also visit the Royal Selangor Visitor Center to learn about the ancient art of pewter smithing before returning to your hotel.

Batu Caves

Batu Caves is an iconic and popular tourist attraction in Selangor. A limestone outcrop located just north of Kuala Lumpur, Batu Caves housing temples and Hindu shrines. Its main attraction is the large statue of the Hindu God at the entrance, besides a steep 272 climb up its steps to finally view the stunning skyline of the city center. Monkeys frolic around the caves, Batu Caves are an unforgettable excursion from Kuala Lumpur.

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Batik Chong

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.

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for senior citizens
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Batu Caves Tour from Kuala Lumpur?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Batu Caves Tour from Kuala Lumpur?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Batu Caves Tour from Kuala Lumpur?

A:The policy on social distancing is:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Batu Caves Tour from Kuala Lumpur?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff

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Traveler Tips


The easier way to do this tour is via the hop on hop off which will go out there 2 times a day and give you enough time to climb the caves without the shops plus cheaper
Keep in mind Viator is a consolidator and hands off the actual tour to a 3 party.
also driver is very good means knowledge level is fine and very co -operative
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Batu caves
John_G, Mar 2020
David the tour guide was great and very informative, even offered to drop us off in the city instead of our hotel.
Great driver/guide who was well informed
Vincent_L, Mar 2020
Keep in mind Viator is a consolidator and hands off the actual tour to a 3 party. I have used their service twice for this tour. Once in 2018 and again last month 2020. Both times were acceptable but this most recent tour was exceptionally good. The driver/guide ,David, was very well informed with excellent communication skills. I think the actual Company was Travel and Tour Incentives. In any event, David should be complimented. The communication with pick up time etc. was prompt and courteous via text message. Much better then the first go around.
Those steps
Hajera_B, Feb 2020
Wonderful guide. His knowledge wasn’t great but he did admit it. We had the best time looking at the 3 places. So much history there
Batu caves, pewter factory, silk garment factory
Stephen_V, Feb 2020
This was a fantastic tour prompt collection from our hotel, informative guide took us to the royal selengor pewter factory which was stunning, then onto silk garment factory before the highlight of the tour the batu caves, plenty of steps but can be done at your own pace and there are paces to stop and get great views back on the city, once at the top the temple and cave are spectacular, as expected the area at the back of the stairs has become very commercial for the tourists and you can pick up all types of souvenirs, the gold statue is an amazing picture, would recommend this tour
Batu Caves
Shaninthesun10, Jan 2020
We had two stops before the caves, which we could have done without but totally understand why we were taken, well worth a visit good value for money the driver and tour guide were great.
Very good
Doris_R, Jan 2020
Very good guide, excellent small trip for such a good price. Myself and my friends ar very satisfied.
good experience
Roy_C, Dec 2019
Well organized half day trip outside of KL with excellent side trips to the pweter factory and the pitik shop were wonderful. Learn a lot. The main attraction, Batu Cave was more a tourist trap than the rest. Overall enjoyable excuses to get out the city.
Caves Good other parts of the tour not so!
Spencer C, Dec 2019
The Batu caves tour was good but only because of the cave itself, not the operator. tour guide a bit wishy washy on the tour due to local accent, the Batik place they took us to was overpriced compared to the rest of the city and to be frank pointless because no one was really interested in a) how it was made and b) interested in buying anything. The Pewter tour was good but could have been shorter giving more time at the caves. The caves were good and worth the visit but more time needed.
Great Tour
Mark_M, Nov 2019
Great tour, at a great price. Had a lovely, knowledgeable guide with a wealth of knowledge. The excursion itself was fascinating. Would highly recommend!
3 hour bus tour took us somewhere else instead of the caves so only got one hour to look around not enough time
Shalin_D, Nov 2019
Not enough time 3 hour bus tour to caves took us to a factory instead of caves didn’t give us time for the caves n workshop very rushed
Must see in Kuala Lumpur
Skender C, Oct 2019
The tour guide and the driver were excellent and provided very helpful narrative during the drive, once we got there and on the way back. The Cave and the Hindu temple within it is certainly a must visit in KL (provided you have 2-3 days like I did). The visits to the tin and Batik store after the caves weren't as interesting (at least for me)
Lovely tour and guide
Lorraine B, Oct 2019
The textile factory wasn't up to anything but pewter place had great history and was awesome. Loved the caves.. Tour guide was amaxing
Added bonuses
livisage, Aug 2019
Really enjoyed this tour - was traveling solo and was pleasantly surprised when I joined and there was an entire group of solo travellers my age who also signed up! It was nice as we all had things in common. I mostly chose this tour for Batu caves - which were beautiful! But the bonus of going to the other two stops actually ended up being a highlight - really enjoyed the trip to the pewter factory. I had such limited knowledge and it was so great to learn more about this production and history! Our guide, David, was fantastic. He was super personable and you could tell was really passionate about the tour and he has a lot of knowledge and spoke great English. I would sign up for this again just to be on his tour!!
it is authentic website. no need to worry.
Ashutosh_P, Aug 2019
rate is on higher side w.r.t klook but ticket availability is fine in last moment plan. also driver is very good means knowledge level is fine and very co -operative
Great tour guide!
thosewhowander1, Aug 2019
David was a very friendly and knowledgeable tour guide. The Batu Caves are beautiful and fascinating, and I learned a lot more from David than I would have if I had visited alone. Highly recommended tour and tour guide!
Batu Caves - a must see when in KL
Adam_K, Aug 2019
This was exactly what we expected. We had limited time (half day before flight to Singapore) and Batu Caves was the last item on our must see list while in KL. I think that it was worth spending money - travelling in private we have saved a lot of time, have seen what we wanted to see and were guided by professional driver / guide who really shared with us his knowledge about the place and gave us enough time to explore on our own pace. We have seen Batu Caves, batik factory, Royal Selangor pottery and a Chinese temple at the very end. We have also been given advice about one of the best Chinese restaurants on our way home so that we had a great lunch before departing KUL. Special thanks to the very professional guide and to the organizer - we had 3 trips with the same provider and I must say that two of them were really excellent.
Good experience
AzSaralaev, Aug 2019
We were picked up on time. The tour guide and driver were polite and showed good customer service. Overall a good experience.
KL Vacation
crabapple1974, Jul 2019
Great tour experience,Batu caves are amazing,toured with a great group of people ,and the tour was very well organised,tour guide was very informative and so friendly
Enjoyed the visit
Peter_B, Jul 2019
Good overall. Pesky monkeys, athough cute and all they can be rather annoying, pee and crap everywhere on the stairs and hand rails. The cave is surprisingly large but little disappointed with how the space has been utilized within. There could be much more to the story.
Batu caves morning trip
Geoff H, May 2019
You book Batu Caves and also get 2 shops to stop at enroute which is annoying but think most tour companies will do the same. The easier way to do this tour is via the hop on hop off which will go out there 2 times a day and give you enough time to climb the caves without the shops plus cheaper
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