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Batu Caves Tour from Kuala Lumpur

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$22

A short distant from the city outskirt is Batu Caves – a massive limestone outcrop with its interior dominated by a sacred Hindu shrine lined with different deities, located deep inside the high caverns which take 272 steps to reach. Outside the caves, marvel at the 43 metres high golden statue of Lord Murugan. Tour also include a visit to a traditional Malaysian Batik Centre to see how Batik is printed or hand-drawn using wax and dye, and Royal Selangor Pewter Visitor Centre to witness the making of pewterware – Malaysian’s most distinctive craft.
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After pickup from your Kuala Lumpur hotel, embark on your cultural exploration of Malaysia.  
A short 30-minute drive later, arrive at Batu Caves, a massive limestone outcrop with interiors housing a Hindu shrine lined with different deities. Before climbing the 272 steps up into the high caverns, marvel at the impressive golden structure of Lord Murugan, standing tall at 140 feet (43 meters). On the way up, be greeted by mischievous little monkeys.
Upon arrival at the top of the steps, enter the Cathedral Cave, the biggest cave of the complex featuring a high ceiling and ornate Hindu shrines. Explore the cave complex with your guide and learn about the history and cultural significance of its various features.
Then make a stop at a local batik center and discover how this popular Malaysian fabric is designed and printed. Before returning to your hotel, visit the Royal Selangor Visitor Center to gain insight on pewter smithing and innovative pewter-ware design.
Note : Driver/guide may not able to accompany guests in climbing up the caves, narration will be given in any case.    

Departure:

Departure point:

Tour departs from Kuala Lumpur city hotels (does not include hotels outside the city area, or hotels located near Kuala Lumpur International Airport)

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Duration:

3 hours

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Terms and Conditions:

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Catherine M

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.

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Melissa M

Our tour guide was amazing! We loved this tour

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susan.satherley

Thoroughly enjoyed this 1/2 day tour and would definitely recommend to others. The highlight was definitely the visit to the Batu Caves.

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Eric

Our guide was KL native, knowledgeable, was very Enthusiastic and excellent on tour of the Batu Caves. Very intriguing site, fun with the local monkeys and mingling with locals.

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Leanne M

I must say it was a great achievement and if you are religiosity May have been enlightening for you. I was just a little confused by the pick up and then finding we had another bus to take - just handy to know I guess.

I was disappointed with our visits to the batik factory etc as you are followed the whole way around and in some cases pressured to buy!

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Marnie H

Good tour, interesting. The climb to the top of Batu Caves is worth the physical stress, although there is another Dark Cave at the top of Batu Caves that you don't have time to explore on this tour, which is a shame.

I am only giving this tour three stars for two reasons - the company running the tour essentially forgot about us or lost us in their booking system. After several phone calls from the friendly staff in our hotel lobby, we had a private tour organised as a replacement and off we went more than an hour after our scheduled start time. While we loved the private tour and our guide was great, we shouldn't have been lost or forgotten in the first place. Additionally, the tour claims to visit the Royal Selangor Visitor Center or Royal Selangod Visitor Center, if you take their typo literally! - we did visit a lovely Pewter Factory, but it wasn't Royal Selangor! I would recommend this tour though - it makes getting to the caves and exploring them quite easy!

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Julia S

This served more as a form of transportation than as a tour.

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Dale R

Cheaper ways to get to caves.only 1 hour there then we were herded to a disgusting dirty run down pewter factory.
Not worth the $$ but the caves are amazing. I would suggest investigating alt ways of getting to caves and save you $$

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Gabor R

Good: they contacted us beforehand and driver was waiting us in the hotel on time. He told a few things about the buildings on the way and was open to answer questions.
Bad: we were dropped at Batu Caves to discover the place on our own - this is not a guided tour, rather just a transfer to and back :
Also we had to wait about an hour for fellow travelers, not their fault, but should be prepared for these situations - our driver did not have their mobile number to reach them and by the time he managed to get some directions from the office an hour passed and they appeared. Quite annoying if you have 2 days only in KL with two kids...

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Ulf K

Unfortunately the tour was bad. The driver was very nice, and tried his best, but the concept of the tour is terrible. First they sell you to some shops you have to visit, then only an hour at Batu Caves. For the dark cave tour there is no time, what was the the most special thing in Kuala Lumpur for me. I ended up not taking the drive home, and noticed that a taxi is only 5 USD and you don't have to visit their shops. Also you first get collected from a minibus for an hour, then resend to another car. So out of of 20 min one-way journey, there becomes a 2 hour one-way journey... However, the driver was very nice and friendly, and did a good job.


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Batu Caves Tour from Kuala Lumpur
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A short distant from the city outskirt is Batu Caves – a massive limestone outcrop with its interior dominated by a sacred Hindu shrine lined with different deities, located deep inside the high caverns which take 272 steps to reach. Outside the caves, marvel at the 43 metres high golden statue of Lord Murugan. Tour also include a visit to a traditional Malaysian Batik Centre to see how Batik is printed or hand-drawn using wax and dye, and Royal Selangor Pewter Visitor Centre to witness the making of pewterware – Malaysian’s most distinctive craft.

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$22

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