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From Kuala Lumpur: Batu Caves Cultural Temple Tour

1. From Kuala Lumpur: Batu Caves Cultural Temple Tour

Depart Kuala Lumpur or Petaling Jaya at your chosen time (09:00 or 14:00) and journey towards Batu Caves, passing through Little India and the Brickfields neighborhood, known for its colorful streets and unique shops. After a 30-minute scenic drive, arrive at the Batu Caves to discover the home of Hindu shrines and various religious deities. Listen as your guide explains the Hindu roots of the nation and climb the 272 steps to the golden statue of Lord Murugan. Once at the top, go to Cathedral Cave to see the largest cave in the complex, and hear about the background to this most intricate of Hindu shrines.  Then, drive to Thean Hou Temple, a 6-tiered pagoda temple atop Robson Heights. Completed in 1987 and officially opened in 1989, it was built by the Hainanese community of Kuala Lumpur and is dedicated to the goddess Tian Hou (The Heavenly Mother). Continue to China Town to enter the site of dozens of restaurants and food stalls tended by Chinese, Indian, Malay and Bangladeshi traders. Watch as they serve up local favorites, such as curry noodles, Hokkien mee (a Fujian noodle dish), ikan bakar (barbecued fish) and asam laksa (a sour, fish and tamarind-based soup). Next, see the stunning National Mosque of Malaysia (Masjid Negara), set in 13 acres of beautiful gardens. Admire the bold approach taken by its architects who designed it in the late 1950s as a symbol of the aspirations of the newly independent nation. Benefit from a hotel drop off at the end of the tour services.

Cameron Highlands: Shared Full-Day Tour from Kuala Lumpur

2. Cameron Highlands: Shared Full-Day Tour from Kuala Lumpur

Experience the tranquil atmosphere and cool climate of the Cameron Highlands on a 12-hour trip from Kuala Lumpur. Known for its tea plantations, orchards, and nurseries, the hill station is a popular getaway for city residents. Stop at a butterfly farm before visiting the Boh Tea Plantation. Make the short climb to the tea center, learn about tea making and local history, and take in stunning views over the valley. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant around noon, and then cool off at a waterfall. Head to a strawberry farm to taste and pick your own fruit (additional fee). Visit a nearby rose garden before the drive back to Kuala Lumpur.

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.

Kuala Lumpur: Local Street Food Night Tour

4. Kuala Lumpur: Local Street Food Night Tour

Meet your host at a pre-arranged meeting point and chat about your favorite foods and dishes before heading to the Jalan Bukit Bintang area to sample some fantastic street food options at Hutong Food Court. Sample some crispy barbecue roast chicken buns known as Siew Bao, and try a curry puff pastry filled with chicken that will bring baked goods close to your heart. Then, take a short stroll to Jalan Alor to discover where all the food magic really happens at your second tasting stop. Stroll among the rows of hawker stalls and watch the locals fill their tables with food. Try typical Chinese dim sum tasting bites, and get your lips around some Satay Lok Lok (grilled satay sticks) with a peanut sauce guaranteed to have you licking your fingers! Take the locals advice and eat at a Mamak food stall at Mamak SK Corner. Here, you can try some paper dosas and experience the very thin pancakes usually eaten with Indian sauces such as curry sauce or coconut chutney. Wash it all down with a typical teh tarik, a milk tea drink commonly found in South East Asia.

From Kuala Lumpur: Private Ipoh History & Food Day Trip

5. From Kuala Lumpur: Private Ipoh History & Food Day Trip

Start your day trip with hotel pickup in Kuala Lumpur city center at 7:30 AM. Board an air-conditioned vehicle with your knowledgeable guide to begin the 2-hour journey to the charming town of Ipoh. When you arrive, admire the Ipoh Railway Station with its neoclassical and Edwardian Baroque architecture. Marvel at this impressive building which is referred to as the Taj Mahal of Malaysia. Then, drive past the city center where many British colonial buildings remain intact before stopping at the original Old Town White Coffee for lunch. Next, visit Kellie's Castle and the magnificent limestone cave temples of Perak Tong, home to more than 40 Buddha statues. Finally, walk through Ipoh's city markets to try a range of local treats. Sample bean sprouts, chicken, snowflake beer, and Heong Peng. Finish this off with a traditional dessert like sugary rice balls called muah chee. At the end of the tour, head back to Kuala Lumpur where you will be dropped off back at your hotel.

Private Magical View With Petronas Tower & Cultural Dinner

6. Private Magical View With Petronas Tower & Cultural Dinner

Start your tour with hotel pickup in Kuala Lumpur in the afternoon and head to the iconic Petronas Twin Towers. Use your admission ticket to the Observation Deck via high-speed elevators and gaze down at the city from a height of 1,483 feet (452 meters). Take photos of the evening skyline from the Skybridge, which floats above-ground like a magnificent starship. Next, your driver takes you to Chinatown's night bazaar for shopping among a mix of old Chinese shops lining the narrow streets. Browse for shoes, clothing, gadgets, spices, and traditional foods, and see Hindu temples such as the Sri Mahamariamman or the Chan See Shu Yuen. You will be taken to Independence Square for more views of the illuminated city at night. Experience the eclectic synergy of modern architectural designs and classic colonial masterpieces. Pass by the majestic buildings of the Royal Selangor Club and St. Mary’s Church alongside the padang, which for years has retained its status as the largest stretch of greenery in Kuala Lumpur. After the sightseeing, it's time for dinner at the Wow KL Restaurant, which offers a wide range of kampong-style Malaysian dishes or traditional plates such as fried rice with anchovies and plenty of spices. Your meal is followed by a 1-hour dance performance, ending with return transport to your hotel.

Kuala Lumpur: Private Customized Walking Tour with a Local

7. Kuala Lumpur: Private Customized Walking Tour with a Local

Discover Kuala Lumpur through the eyes of a local on a private customized walking tour. Meet your host at your hotel or Airbnb to get familiar with your neighborhood and learn where the best places to buy groceries or eat out are located. Alternatively, meet at a centrally located landmark and get an insight into life in the city from a local who is passionate about their city and eager to share all the tips and tricks to help you make the most of your stay. Upon booking, a representative will get in touch to confirm all details and ask some questions to get to know you better. The right local host will then be hand-picked, based on your interests. Each tour is completely unique and you can choose the meeting point, start time and length that you prefer. Learn how to get around and hear about the top things to see and do during your stay. Chat about life in the city and exchange cultural differences. Feel more comfortable navigating your own way around, confident you have all the information you need.

Kuala Lumpur Private Night Tour with Buffet Meal

8. Kuala Lumpur Private Night Tour with Buffet Meal

Experience the vibrant atmosphere of Kuala Lumpur after dark on a private night tour to some of the night markets and more. Following pick-up from your hotel, journey to Chinatown to discover the stores of the Petaling Street, where you can find bargain prices on shoes, leather items and electronic goods. Go to Malaysia's oldest Hindu temple at the Sri Mahamariamman Temple. Proceed to the Cultural Night Village and watch a colorful multi-ethnic show. Savor delicious food from the various ethnic groups of Malaysia, including Indian, Chinese and Malay cuisine all under one roof. Sample a variety of local dishes to satisfy your cravings.

Kuala Lumpur: 1.5-Hour Private Kick-Start Tour with a Local

9. Kuala Lumpur: 1.5-Hour Private Kick-Start Tour with a Local

Receive a warm welcome to Kuala Lumpur with a private tour that will kick off your time in the city in the best way possible. Discover main attractions and landmarks like Sri Mahamariamman Temple and the Central Market in only 90 minutes. Get up-to-date tips on where locals like to grab a bite and unwind, or what about a unique family-owned restaurant in a local hotspot? On this private tour, your local guide will make sure you see Kuala Lumpur like a local. Your guide will have all your questions covered and will give you a city orientation to get you acquainted with Kuala Lumpur to help you enjoy the rest of your stay to the fullest.

From Kuala Lumpur: Full-Day Tour to Ipoh

10. From Kuala Lumpur: Full-Day Tour to Ipoh

Your full-day Ipoh tour starts with pick-up at your hotel by air-conditioned vehicle. A professional tour guide/driver will accompany you throughout the whole tour, so you can relax and enjoy yourself. Once in Ipoh, start your adventure with a delicious breakfast. Ipoh has an extremely vibrant food scene that can satisfy even the pickiest gourmets, so prepare your taste buds! Your guide will show you the best spots to have a morning cup of tea, savor the mouthwatering kaya puffs (flaky pastry with a jam filling), and the amazing hor hee (light fish cakes served with white rice noodles). Afterwards, it’s time to discover the landmarks of British colonialism. The impressive Ipoh Town Hall stands out against the bright blue skies as a symbol of local government and one of the most prominent historical spots in the city. The exquisite Ipoh Railway Station was erected in 1894 and later modified by Arthur Benison Hubback, who brought elements of neo-Moorish and neo-Saracenic styles to the station’s exterior, adding domes and open air loggias to the original design. The majestic Birch Memorial Clock Tower also boasts graceful architecture. Ipoh’s famous white coffee is a must-try for every foodie. Your guide will show you the best spot to take a break and enjoy this delicious beverage. Next stop - the lush and green recreational park Gunung Lang, located 5 km north of the city. Covering an area of more than 30 hectares, the park offers a marvelous lake with a cascading waterfall, a mini zoo, and a long spectacular boardwalk across the swamp. The magnificent Perak Tong is also a place that can’t be missed. Filled with hidden grottoes and recesses, this cave-temple boasts more than 40 Buddha statues scattered around its premises. A stunning 12-meter golden Buddha will make you want to sit and enjoy the calmness of this place for hours. On your way back you will stop at Kellie’s Castle to enjoy the views of the ruined mansion built by a Scottish planter. Your food tour will continue while you walk through the array of local markets. Here you can feast on a wide variety of local Malay treats: curry noodles, fried turnips known as sa kok, caramel custard, chicken rice, and hakka mee – meatballs with cuttlefish and noodles. Next you can try the yummy traditional dessert named muah chee or stop by a local cafe to try the amazing ice balls. Ipoh people are also big on snacks, so don’t miss the unusual tapioca chips, fried beans, and murukku (crunchy rice twists) that are favored by millions of people across the country. But don’t worry, because your guide will show you everything! Finally, you’ll get back to your comfortable car and set off to Kuala Lumpur, where you’ll be safely taken to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Kuala Lumpur

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 270 reviews

Fun packed day with a very knowledgeable guide. Waterfall stop was beautiful, lovely refreshments at strawberry farm and breath taking views at BOH tea plantation. Nice lunch overlooking golf course fascinating watching Cameron Highlands ‘Micheal Jackson’s’ blow pipe demonstration!

Raja was an excellent tour guide. He was informative, friendly and very attentive. Thoroughly enjoyed this trip. A long day but very much worthwhile

Great experience very good tour guide! Was so impressive with is knowledge and experience. Very friendly and great service!

it was very nice, specially the tea plantation. Very informative and amazing view.

Excellent guide. Very informative and interesting tour