• Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
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Explore the culture and traditions of Malaysia on this three-hour Batu Caves 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 Caves, 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
  • 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

What You Can Expect

Batu Caves 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 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

Catherine M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Your bus picked me up at my hotel despite last minute booking, the guide was friendly and helpful and bus air conditioned. When we made it to Batu caves we were given time to explore on our own.

Melissa M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Our tour guide was amazing! We loved this tour


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Great tour, picked up from our hotel taken to the caves and you have plenty of time to wonder yourself, would be nice to have a guide inside to explain a few things but I don’t think that’s what they do here. But still enjoyed it all the same. We visited a Nice textile shop afterwards too.

Kamlesh G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Well organised tour pick up on time .Good guide & driver, Saravanan , who was knowledgeable , friendly and effecient.
Drove us well, and gave proper guidance and information. Brought us back to town in time

Sean G Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

A beautiful and historic destination. Keep an eye on your belongings with the monkeys around. The monkeys are seemingly far more aware and intelligent than many of the people who visit. I knew Charles Darwin was right.

Rakesh K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Professional and very well organised. The driver Tiru was pretty good. He customised the trip as per my requirements and was very professional.

Denise W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Fabulous tour, punctual pick up, Caves are well worth seeing if in KL and makes a great half day out away from the city. Lots of steps to climb and can get very hot, we went late afternoon when it was more pleasant. Really pleased we also had the chance to visit the Royal Selangor pewter factory on the way to the Caves which was absolutely amazing

Shaun H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Dennis was a fantastic guide and showed us the best places to visit and try great food.

LOIS B Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Sights were amazing and the guide and driver were great.

Louisa M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Our tour guide was very informative with a great sense of humour. We were picked up on time and had a quick driving tour of Little India and the surrounding area. The Batu Caves were very enjoyable, as were the cheeky monkeys. Make sure you wear longer pants or a long skirt/dress otherwise you will need to pay for a sarong to cover your legs it doesn't cost much
We visited a textile factory on the way home - could have missed this one, it was just a trap to get the tourists to spend money. Also visited the Selangor Pewter Factory - the tour was very informative.
The only down side was the trip home - straight into grid locked traffic in KL!!! It took 20 minutes to get the Caves and greater than 2 hours to get back to our Hotel. We sat in the van for 20 minutes looking across the road at our Hotel while our driver was unable to do a U turn due to the congestion on the road. It might be better to choose the morning tour so you miss the gridlocked traffic in the afternoon.

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