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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.


  • 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

Foster S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

The guide was very informative and the morning was a great experience. The spectacle of seeing the Batu Caves and associated temple/statue is mind blowing. It the stuff that adds to the bucket list experience.

Mohsin L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable, friendly, funny and helpful.

Thomas K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

When I signed up for this tour, I thought that the caves were the only thing worth seeing, and the other two stops were just filler. I was so wrong. I knew nothing about pewter, but the factory tour was incredible and I fell completely in love with the little pewter goblets that they served us 100 plus in for those not aware, think gatorade. I had to buy some. The batik factory was also amazing. In the US we only ever get machine printed fabric, and seeing and buying the hand-painted real thing was the highlight of my time in Malaysia.

When it came to the actual caves, they are gorgeous. The monkeys are incredibly photogenic. Though I'm not a Hindu, the caves feel very spiritual.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Although I rained like crazy, didn't get to see the monkeys but defo worth seeing for a half day trip.
Driver has friendly and helpful.
Would recommend.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

This tour is a must do from Kuala Lumpur. An amazing sight when you arrive. Climbing the steps can be hard going in the heat but definitely worth it. The monkeys don't bother you if you ignore them. Lots of souvenirs to buy at the bottom. Take this trip!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

An excellent tour - quite short, but well guided. The steps were quite demanding!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

The guide is very knowledgeable about the tour as well as when we ask questions not pertaining about it. He conversed well. He is highly recommended! He loves his job, he's so friendly and smiles a lot.

Courtney Chandler USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This tour was fantastic. I loved seeing all of the monkeys. There are 272 steps to climb to the top so wear comfortable shoes. Also, women must have their knees covered so wear pants or long shorts/skirt otherwise you will have to buy something to cover up with before you start your climb.

Noemi R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great experience and very nice guide.

Damian S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!

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