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From Kuala Lumpur: Genting Highlands and Batu Caves Day Trip

1. From Kuala Lumpur: Genting Highlands and Batu Caves Day Trip

Escape the heat of Kuala Lumpur city center and head for the cool mountain air of Malaysia’s only casino resort. Following pick-up from your hotel, journey to the cable car station at Genting Highlands and take the skyway cable car over the tropical rainforest. Try your luck at blackjack, roulette or other casino games, or choose to enjoy recreational facilities at the indoor and outdoor theme park. Brave the rollercoasters or the only sky diving simulator in Asia. End the day with a shopping spree at over 80 boutique stores. Then, return to Kuala Lumpur via the Hindu shrines of Batu Caves, where steps up the mountain are guarded by a golden statue of Murugan.

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Genting Highland: Private Day Trip from Kuala Lumpur

2. Genting Highland: Private Day Trip from Kuala Lumpur

Escape the heat of Kuala Lumpur and discover Genting Highlands. Located 1,830 metres (6,000 feet) above sea level, Genting Highlands houses Malaysia's only casino resort and colossal theme parks. Take a cable car ride to the top of the highlands and admire the view of the surrounding hills. Begin your journey to Genting Highlands with a beautiful scenic drive along the mountains. Relax as you leave the busy city and hot weather behind. Amid the fresh air, take the fastest mono-cable car in the world to reach the top of the hill. During the ride, marvel at the beautiful panoramic view of the green tropical rainforest below you. Before proceeding to the skyway, stop at a strawberry park where you can experience picking fresh strawberries from the farm. Fringed by one of the oldest tropical jungles in the world, you can try your luck at blackjack, keno, roulette, or a host of other casino games. Take time to enjoy the numerous recreational facilities at the indoor and outdoor theme park. Discover the corkscrew, euro express roller coaster, turbo drop, super toboggan, and sky venture, which is the one and only skydiving simulator in Asia. Marvel at the panoramic views of mountains and jungles and complete the day with a shopping spree at over 80 shops lining the resort. When you reach the top, visit Malaysia's only international casino resort, Casino de Genting. With more than 3,000 machines and 426 tables, this casino is Asia's answer to Las Vegas. 

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Private Batu Cave, National Mosque & Religious Tour w/ Lunch

3. Private Batu Cave, National Mosque & Religious Tour w/ Lunch

Enjoy a half-day tour that highlights the important religious and cultural sites in and around Kuala Lumpur. Your tour will begin at 9:00AM with a hotel pickup and then you drive to the Batu Caves in an air-conditioned vehicle with your driver/guide. The Batu Caves are a popular attraction located in Selangor. The site of a Hindu temple and shrine, the Caves attract thousands of worshippers and tourists, especially during the annual Hindu festival, Thaipusam. There are 3 main caves featuring temples and Hindu shrines. A steep climb up 272 steps rewards you with views of the stunning skyline of Kuala Lumpur. Monkeys frolic around the caves, and it is a popular spot for rock climbing enthusiasts. Paintings and representations of Hindu gods can be seen in the Ramayana Cave. Next, visit the National Mosque, or Masjid Negara. Built between 1963 and 1965, the idea was to commemorate Malaysia’s independence. The Mosque has a capacity of 15,000 people and is located on 13 acres of green space and beautiful gardens. Its design is bold and modern, and symbolic of the aspirations of the newly independent country. Next you’ll see Thean Hou Temple, one of the oldest and largest temples in South East Asia. Located to the southwest of the city, it is a popular tourist attraction. The 6-tiered Buddhist temple is also known as the Temple of the Goddess of Heaven, who is said to protect fishermen. There is also a shrine to Guan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy. Built by KL’s Hainanese community in 1894, which is set on a hill and offers wonderful views of the city. Enjoy a short stop at a Sikh gurdwara before visiting the Brickfield Church and returning to your hotel. Note that the tour includes not only religious sites but also other attractions such as the National Monument, the Old Railway station, Independence Square, and the Petronas Twin towers.

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Kuala Lumpur: Taman Negara National Park Overnight Tour

4. Kuala Lumpur: Taman Negara National Park Overnight Tour

Discover one of the oldest tropical rainforests just a few hours away from Malaysia's capital city. Start your first day with opportunities to take photos and enjoy walking on the Canopy Walkway, the world's longest and tallest suspension bridge. Hop on the boat and ride to visit Orang Asli village where you will learn about the local culture and jungle survival skills. Continue your boat ride to Trenggan River, learn how to hunt and start fire with wood just like the villagers. Enjoy a delightful dinner at a floating restaurant before immersing yourself in nature. Enjoy your night jungle walk with a chance to see some native animals. Wake up the next morning in the middle of a 130 million year-old rainforest. Get breakfast at a floating restaurant and arrive at Kuala Tembeling Jetty before departing to Kuala Lumpur.

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From Kuala Lumpur: Cameron Highlands Private Day Tour

5. From Kuala Lumpur: Cameron Highlands Private Day Tour

Situated within 1,300 to 1,500 meters above sea level, the Cameron Highlands offers some of the best natural vistas in Malaysia. On this day tour, you will see fantastic views of the tea plantation, explore the crystal-clear waterfalls, and discover the lush forests. The day will begin with a visit to the Lata Iskandar waterfalls. Here, you will be able to visit stalls selling local crafts and herbs, next to the beautiful multilayer waterfalls. After this, you will see a blowpipe demonstration and your guide will teach you about the indigenous people and social anthropology of the area. Afterward, you will visit is to the Bharat Tea Plantation to take in the plantation scenery and have a lovely photograph stop.  The main attraction in the Cameron Highlands is Sungai Palas BOH Tea Plantation. Visit the factory and enjoy some fresh tea at the plantation cafe. You will then continue to the Butterfly Garden which is home to many insects and snakes. The final destination of your trip will be to pick your own strawberries at a nearby strawberry farm. 

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From Kuala Lumpur: Full-Day Group Tour to Taman Negara

6. From Kuala Lumpur: Full-Day Group Tour to Taman Negara

Depart Kuala Lumpur and journey to Taman Negara National Park following early morning pickup from your hotel. Enjoy the amazing views on the scenic drive past typical kampung (village) houses and stop for a local breakfast at Jerantut Town. Upon arrival at Kampung Kuala Tahan, cross the river by water taxi to the Taman Negara Resort, and take a quick trek to Teresek Hill. Discover amazing views from the fantastic viewpoint before braving the canopy walk over the treetops. Enjoy a sumptuous lunch at a floating restaurant, and get some time to relax before riding the river rapids on a longtail boat ride to Trenggan.

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Private Kuala Lumpur City Tour & Batu Caves

7. Private Kuala Lumpur City Tour & Batu Caves

Learn the story of the federal capital of Malaysia on a private half-day sightseeing tour of Kuala Lumpur by air-conditioned vehicle, and then transfer to the dramatic Batu Caves complex just north of the city center. Following a pick-up from your hotel, discover how Kuala Lumpur has developed from a modest tin mining town to the huge metropolis it is today. See some of the city’s futuristic structures, such as the towering Petronas Twin Towers (the world’s tallest twin-tower structure). Explore the “Golden Triangle” of the commercial and business sector, with its upscale shopping malls. Go to Independence Square to admire colonial buildings and the English-style cricket ground. See the Moorish-style Kuala Lumpur Railway Station, notable for its mix of eastern and western architectural motifs. Then, transfer to Batu Caves approximately 13 kilometers north of the city center. Marvel at the holiest of Hindu shrines carved into the limestone rocks. See the temples that have been drawing pilgrims for more than a century.

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Kuala Lumpur: Private Tour to Genting Highland & Batu Caves

8. Kuala Lumpur: Private Tour to Genting Highland & Batu Caves

Amidst the freshness of cool, crisp mountain air about 6,000 feet above sea level, lies Malaysia’s only casino resort. Your first stop will be at the limestone hills of Batu Caves that comprises of three caverns and several smaller caves. It is the shrine of Lord Murugah, a Hindu deity, and a flight of 272 steps leads up to the temple cave. Another cave, called the Museum Cave, is filled with images of deities and murals depicting scenes from the Hindu scriptures. Before proceeding to the skyway, stop at a strawberry park where you can experience plucking the fresh strawberries from the farm. Fringed by one of the oldest tropical jungles in the world, you can try your luck at blackjack, keno, roulette or a host of other casino games, or take time to enjoy the numerous recreational facilities at the indoor and outdoor theme park. Discover the corkscrew, euro express roller coaster, turbo drop, super toboggan, and sky venture – the one and only skydiving simulator in Asia. Marvel at the panoramic views of mountains and jungles, and complete the day with a shopping spree at over 80 shops lining the resort. You can stock up on souvenirs before heading back to your hotel.

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Kuala Selangor: Fireflies Tour with Batu Caves & Dinner

9. Kuala Selangor: Fireflies Tour with Batu Caves & Dinner

Kuala Selangor, a small town conquered by the Dutch in 1784, is most famous for its fireflies sanctuaries. It is said that this is one of the biggest firefly colonies in the world. Another highlight is the delicious seafood in the most scenic location. It is located well off the normal tourist route and hence still maintains its traditional village atmosphere. This is your best bet for a long peaceful ride away from the busy city. In this tour, you will see the Bukit Melawati. This small peak was once a mighty fortress built to safeguard the state. The Altingburg Lighthouse continues to be the main attraction with an awesome view of the Straits of Malacca. You will also get the chance to meet the unique Silver Leaf Monkeys. The little baby monkeys are born with a golden color, which eventually turns black like the adults. 

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Best of Kuala Lumpur Tour with Petronas Towers & Batu Caves

10. Best of Kuala Lumpur Tour with Petronas Towers & Batu Caves

Join this full-day private tour to experience the best of Kuala Lumpur. Head up to the Petronas Twin Towers' observation deck on the 86th floor for amazing views of the city. Visit the King's Palace, a symbol of Malaysian sovereignty, Independence Square and the National Museum. Take a short break at the Central Market, classified as a Heritage Site by the Malaysian Heritage Society. Drive past the Botanical Gardens and Bird Park. See the National Monument, National Mosque and the Old Railway Station. Visit the Batu Caves, home to a Hindu shrine lined with statues of deities. Climb the 272 steps to reach the shrine, which is located deep inside the high caverns.

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What people are saying about Kuala Lumpur

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 334 reviews

Chandra of Ivy Holidays conducted the tour. He is very knowledgeable and gave us a pleasant commentary on our journey. The cave, temples, monkeys and rather challenging steps made for an excellent and recommended trip.

Was very straight forward, my tour guide Stephen did a great job! He kept us entertained on the bus, gave us good background info on the places we were visiting, and cracked some good jokes!

Very good little excursion !!! I recommend!!! BE CAREFUL ENOUGH PHYSICAL EXCURSION FROM THE MARKET ENOUGH HIGH AND NUMBERS UNDER STUNNING HEAT !!

Nice tour, if exhausting with the approx. 300 steps. Price performance is right in any case.

Our guide made the trip! Mr Tan was excellent and very knowledgeable Thank you!!!