Private Tour: Half Day Batu Caves Tour - Kuala Lumpur

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Overview

Start your excursion with the visit of the Malaysian Batik Cottage as well as a short stop at the Royal Selangor Pewter factory. You will then proceed to the well-known Batu Caves, which has 272 steps to reach the shrine of the Hindu deity Lord Subramaniam and set within an outcrop of lime stone caves.

Highlights

  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Instant Confirmation

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Start your excursion with the visit of the Malaysian Batik Cottage as well as a short stop at the Royal Selangor Pewter factory. You will then proceed to the well-known Batu Caves, which has 272 steps to reach the shrine of the Hindu deity Lord Subramaniam and set within an outcrop of lime stone caves.

The main Hindu festivals are celebrated every year at Batu Cave including “Diwali” or Deepavali, that celebrate the victory of light over darkness; and also since 1892, the festival of Thaipusam, one of the biggest celebration for Hinduism community from all over the world. During Thaipusam, the procession of the event actually begins from a Temple ("Maha Mariamman" Temple, the oldest one in Kuala Lumpur built in 1873) located in the city center of Kuala Lumpur, barely a street behind the ever busy China Town.

Batu cave remains the most interesting place outside of India to get a chance to observe and attend to the main celebrations of the Hindu community from India, Australia or Singapore. Hinduism remains a minority religion in Malaysia. An estimated 9% of the total population of Malaysia are ethnic Indians, of whom almost 89% are practicing Hinduism. Indian settlers came to Malaysia in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Many of these came to work as laborers on rubber plantations, while those who were English-educated occupied more professional positions.

This visit is not only a great opportunity to discover more about Hinduism traditions and beliefs, It is also a unique way to learn about the history of Malaysia and understand its multiculturalism.

Inclusions for Private Tour: Half Day Batu Caves Tour

  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Driver/guide only (supplement for separate guide apply and are subject to availability)

Exclusions for Private Tour: Half Day Batu Caves Tour

  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Separate guide for this tour (supplements apply)
  • Surcharges per tour for pickup and drop-off other than from city hotels (e.g. Cititel Mid Valley, The Gardens, Boulevard, Hilton Kuala Lumpur at KL Sentral, Le Meridien, etc.)
  • Transfers from and to airport, sea/river ports (such as the Port Klang Cruise terminal), train stations that are located inside or outside of the city center and others are NOT included in the service and supplements will applied.
  • Transfers from and to hotels and resorts that are located outside of the city center are NOT included in the service and supplements will applied.
  • Supplements apply during Malaysian Public Holidays

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat

Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

All tour pickups are from Kuala Lumpur city hotels only. A surcharge will be imposed for pick-up other than from city hotels

Hotel pickup and drop-off at centrally located hotels only. A surcharge per tour will be imposed for pickup other than from city hotels (such as Cititel Midvalley, The Gardens, Boulevard, Hilton Kuala Lumpur at KL Sentral, Le Meridien, etc.). Confirmations of surcharges for hotels will be advised upon confirmation of hotel pickup and drop-off

To enter the Batu Caves, customers are required to follow a certain dress code. This religious site does not allow customers entering the caves wearing short skirts / shorts that do not cover the knees or sleeveless shirts / tops.  

Supplements apply during Malaysian Public Holidays

The tour may reserve not to confirm pick-up and drop-off services for customers who stay at private residences, apartment complexes and other non-registered tourism accommodation. Customers may be asked to transfer to a nearby hotel for pick-up and drop off services. In such cases, it is essential that travelers provide mobile telephone contact information to reconfirm this accordingly. Incomplete information may result in not being able to operate the tour and reserving the right not to refund the customer.

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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9 reviews by the users

  • Over all experiences from the tour was nice even we didn't find it easy to be picked up because my friend and I was waiting at KL sentral station not hotel since we don't have one. It was raining after we arrived the cave but it was fun though, the monkey there also jump to hug me but I run..Lol. Anyway, our private 3 hours tour price for two persons in one sedan included one driver as a tour guide seem a bit high, to me It's more reasonable for 50 instead of 65.

  • good half day tour. the tour guide was very good in explaining each spot.
    totally worth the money and time!
    the only thing to point out is the condition of the bus, which had some dirty spots here and there..

  • Picked up from hotel at 1345, returned at 1900. Only 40 minutes of that time were spent at Batu Caves. What was not mentioned when booking this trip or on the itinerary, was that it also included a 30 minute stop at a pewter factory and 15 minutes at a batik printing unit. Majority of time was spent sitting in KL traffic and waiting for people to get back to the coach after each stop. Forget the trip - just get the train and do it yourself, probably a lot less hassle.

  • It is what it is! Royal Selangor is an interesting trip as you see the pewter process and the factory. The batik is just a shop trying to sell at over-inflated prices - but hey! Batu caves itself is an interesting place - lots of steps - but perfectly do-able and you get to enjoy the monkeys on the way up and back down. The cave itself is not so exciting if you have seen others - but again, is of interest. For me, the trip was well organised and executed - I have no complaints at all. But - it is not a trip I would ever do again - simply because there was nothing of enough interest to bring me back!

  • It is what it is! Royal Selangor is an interesting trip as you see the pewter process and the factory. The batik is just a shop trying to sell at over-inflated prices - but hey! Batu caves itself is an interesting place - lots of steps - but perfectly do-able and you get to enjoy the monkeys on the way up and back down. The cave itself is not so exciting if you have seen others - but again, is of interest. For me, the trip was well organised and executed - I have no complaints at all. But - it is not a trip I would ever do again - simply because there was nothing of enough interest to bring me back!

  • Batu Caves is really a must see in Kuala Lumpur, the place is unique. The guide was super nice and helpful.

  • It was a very amazing and interesting tour. the tour guide is very nice and funny. it was definitely a recommendable and worth tour that every tourist must try.

  • Great trip, good value. Long enough at each stop but not too long. Royal Selangor pewter works was very interesting. Batu Caves very different, beware the monkeys! 272 steps a very good work out. Not really interested in the silk shop stop.

  • It is nice to have someone driving you and giving information during the trip. It is worth letting people know in advance there are dress requirements for accessing the caves e.g. length of skirt/trousers, as it is hard to access changing rooms on the spot. The statue is impressive.

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