Batu Caves is a Hindu Temple located at the outskirt of Kuala Lumpur City. These limestone caves are 400 million years old.
Selayang Hot Spring
Selayang Hot Spring or local name "Kolam Air Panas" is a very popular place among local.
Firefly is a type of insect from the Beetle Family. The Pteroptye tener spicies are the largest species found in Kampung Kuantan.
Bukit Malawati Hill
Silver Leaf Monkeys at Bukit Malawati Hill (Local name Lutung - in Malay). It has grey-tipped, dark brown or black fur, giving it a uniform silvery appearance.
Private Tour ~ car / van with driver.
Seafood Dinner / Vegetarian food served upon request (Halal food is served)
They serve chinese tea in the restaurant.
What's Not Included
Soft drinks, juice, beer & wine is at own expenses
CHILD: Age: 2 - 12
ADULT: Age: 13 - 59
Do not wear Short Pants or Hot Pants
Dress Code for Batu Caves
Long Pants are allowable
Please wear comfortable walking shoes.
Suitable for all physical fitness levels
We provide car baby seat upon request
As Batu Caves is a holy place for Hindu faith, visitors must abide to the following rules:
Do not wear Short Skirts or Mini Skirts (above knee level)
Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
Specialized infant seats are available
T-shirt or shirt with sleeves is allowable
Wear cloths that is not over expose your body, i.e. especially ladies
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
A great experience
A very hot day but worth it. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable. Lots of traveling but great sites. The food was excellent even for fussy teens. The fire flies were simply beautiful.
Nice time in Kuala Lumpur
We like the tour very much, saw many main attractions in 1 day! In addition to the listed attractions our driver Siva offered us a visit to another beautiful temple. Route and tour is well organized, driver is friendly and knowledgeable, answered all our questions and shared many interesting facts about places we have visited. Excellent tour in Kuala Lumpur city! Thanks to the company for such programme!
Kaitlind M, 10-06-2022
My husband and I had one day in Kuala Lumpur before flying to Borneo, and this was the absolute perfect way to spend it. Every part of this tour was just spectacular, but our very favorite part was seeing the beautiful silver leaf monkeys. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Kuala Lumpur, it was a great value, and nonstop fun from start to finish.
Don’t miss this tour
Fantastic day.. don’t miss this tour. driver Steve was very knowledgeable and went over and above to ensure we saw all the sites and had a great day. Beautiful dinner on the river, fun with the monkeys, in awe of the fireflies and the Batu caves and the hot springs were a good experience. Travelling with early teens and a good day had by all of us.
A good way of seeing (self-guided) a lot in a half day
First of all the really good stuff. The actual sights are super and my driver was friendly and made sure I was looked after.
Batu caves are beautiful and it is a must do. The main temple (at the foot of the hill) was closed but the rest of the complex was open. The views from the top of the stairs are amazing. The monkeys are pretty cheeky - keep an eye on your stuff.
The hot springs are nothing to look at but very pleasant to sit with your feet in the foot massage bath! I felt very relaxed (although hot!) after resting there for a while. I am not sure I would take a dip in the main pool …there were lots of men there and very few women. The couple who were there were very conservatively dressed. They weren’t in the pool either but dowsing themselves with water. So I am not sure of the cultural implications of actually going in. It’s not particularly clean in any case…..There isn’t a huge amount of time spent there anyway. I would just take a pair of flip flops and enjoy the foot spa!
Then onto a more modern Hindu temple which is quite beautiful. No photos allowed inside so make sure you take the time to admire the carvings.
Then onto monkey hill, which is the site of an old fort. If you go in the week, cars are often allowed to drive up. At the weekends, there is a little road train. When we got there, the road train had stopped much earlier than expected and this seemed to cause a lot of consternation. I decided to walk up which was met with some incredulity. I wondered what I had embarked on. But it was literally 10 mins up a moderate incline. Honestly if you can walk for 10 - 15 mins uphill without collapsing, this is really no sweat. At the top there are amazing views over the Malacca Straits, a lighthouse, a museum about the fort and a lot of monkeys. It transpired the little train had stopped early because of Ramadan and all of the buildings were closed too. This is a really shame. Personally the really interesting thing (for me) about this site were the various ruins of the fort and it’s history. I think you can even go inside the lighthouse when it is open. I think the monkeys are a dull distraction from what must have been a fascinating historical site. There are still the remains of a “poison well”, a place where the Sultan allegedly beheaded people, a couple of graveyards including a royal one etc. Again these were all closed. I really would have preferred to look at this than a load of monkeys. Also I think a lot of the “attraction” of the place is to feed the monkeys which I know is wrong as they are wild animals.
Then onto the dinner and the firefly tour. My driver came into his own at the dinner as I have an allergy and he liaised with the restaurant to make sure they took it into account. I am glad he did this as i am not entirely sure that I would have been able to communicate it with them.
The food was fine. I mean you’re not going to have a gourmet meal at a tourist trap. The restaurant could have done with being a bit cleaner but that’s one of those things.
Then onto the firefly trip. Again my driver came into his own as he made sure I was on the best boat and gave me the nod as to where best to sit. ( he was 100% right). If you haven’t seen fireflies before it is magical. It really is a case of them being “nature’s Christmas tree”. It was a real highlight of a very enjoyable day. Top tip. When you’re first onboard the boat a lady will come found with a basket of things in little sachets. I didn’t know what it was and so didn’t take one (lots of people didn’t) only to discover they will little mosquito repellent wipes. If you value your skin take one! Or at least put your own repellant on. It’s nightfall and you’re on water ……..
So a great day and the number one thing is that there is NO WAY I could have fitted all of that stuff into a half a day on my own and the distances are too great for you to do it without a car.
Now for the one reason why I marked it down. My driver was a nice guy but not a guide. I was expected to self guide around everything (Ie just dropped off at each place and picked up when I finished) and for £138 I expected more than that. The tour description really needs to be clearer and I don’t want others to make the same error (which I suspect is deliberate).
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