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Batu Caves

Batu Caves

Gombak, Kuala Lumpur

The Basics

Due to their location just 8 miles (13 kilometers) outside downtown Kuala Lumpur, the Batu Caves are an integral part of most city sightseeing tours. And, with the 272 steps leading up to Temple Cave recently painted in vibrant colors, the scene is now even more impressive for photos. Tours that combine a visit to the Batu Caves with an evening boat ride to see the Kuala Selangor fireflies are a popular choice with nature lovers, while activity-packed city tours, some of which include skip-the-line entry to the Petronas Towers, are ideal if you’re on a time budget.

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The Ultimate Batu Caves Private Day Trip
The Ultimate Batu Caves Private Day Trip
$134.62 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Excellent tour just out of Kuala Lumpur
This is an excellent tour to explore malaysian culture and nature without goong too far from Kuala Lumpur and witout spending too much time. Povan is very polite and pays attention to the wishes of the participants.
Vladimir_Y, Jun 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Kuala Lumpur

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Our guides were great!...
Grace_C, Jun 2022
Half-Day Guided Rock Climbing in Batu Caves, Malaysia
Our guides were great! I've been rock climbing for years so I could tell they were very safety conscious but also super fun to spend the morning with! At the end of the morning they also dropped off at batu caves
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That was an amazing tour....
ritik_S, May 2022
Private Half-Day Batu Caves and Cutural Tour in Kuala Lumpur
That was an amazing tour. kalai mam brings a huge car for us and was polite and friendly in nature that makes our tour much easy to explore batu caves, central market, China Town and all other places. kalai mam tells us all the history about batu caves and all other places. The car was super cleaned and she drives so nicely. So i want to thank kalai mam because without her we are not able to make a tour of batu caves and of all other places. THANK YOU.
star-5
A great day trip !
Sourav_C, May 2022
Batu Caves & Genting Highland Day Tour Include 2-Way Cable Car Ride
Had a wonderful day trip going to Batu caves, followed by Genting Highlands. We started from KLCC at around 10:30 a.m. and was back home at 7 p.m. One day is enough only if you want to spend just an hour or two in each of the places, otherwise you can spend an entire day (or two) in Genting Highlands alone. But overall, for us this was a perfect package arranged by Viator. Also, special thanks to our guide Mr. Navin for making the journey very enjoyable for us.
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A nice afternoon out
Auldrick_B, Apr 2022
Malaysia Countryside and Batu Caves Tour from Kuala Lumpur
An overall good experience. The driver confirmed the pickup time and location hours before, he was on time for the pickup, very courteous, accommodating and friendly, and the bus was clean with comfortable seats. The caves were a nice visit, and the Royal Selangor tour turned out to be a great stop, even though we knew very little about it before. A well spent afternoon!
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My guide / driver was...
Natalie_M, Jun 2022
Malaysia Countryside and Batu Caves Tour from Kuala Lumpur
My guide / driver was fabulous. Spoke English very well. Lovely comfortable air conditioned van. Lots of local sites and local cultural area with detailed history from the driver. Saw some of the old city on the way back and able to get out for some photos. Steps steep at the caves but lots of places to stop, only about 10 minutes walking slowly up.
star-5
Effective and pleasant
Baichao_H, Jun 2022
Private Half-Day Batu Caves and Cutural Tour in Kuala Lumpur
Kalai is a wonderful driver and guide! Upbeat and cheerful. I would have appreciated some more information about the history and culture and meaning of the destinations in the tour, but we are overall happy with the experience! Effective use of time to see the hot spots.
star-5
Lovely trip
Justin_R, May 2022
The Ultimate Batu Caves Private Day Trip
A great time. Guide was knowledge and friendly. He was also very flexible in arranging the timings of pick up.
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Kuala Lumpur day trip
Shoaib_H, May 2022
The Ultimate Batu Caves Private Day Trip
Joel who was conducting this tour has lot of knowledge on history. Very accommodating and giving solo customers a good company.
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Guideless guided tour
Barry_W, May 2022
Batu Caves,Waterfalls and Hot Springs Tour With Lunch
Whilst our day was very good I am afraid our guide did not offer any narritive about the Batu Caves and spent much of his time on his phone. The caves are spectacular and well worth a visit. The steps can be a bit of a challenge for the un fit like me. What made the hot spa’s such a joy was my wife and I being looked after by the locals who encouraged us to take our shoes off and they then got us buckets of hot water to soak our feet. Again guide gave us no assistance so the lovely locals made this part of the tour for us. We were, I believe the only tourists there that day. The waterfalls are worth a visist just to see the locals enjoyed the water pools. Lunch was included in our tour but that became a farce trying to find some where we could eat. We ended up two doors from our hotel.
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Highlights of Cameron Highlands and Batu Caves
Andy_K, Mar 2020
Cameron Highlands Nature & Batu caves Tour
This is a good tour if you are short of time and do not want to plan the logistics of travel. Basically the driver picks you up from the hotel, takes you to the highlights of the Cameron Highlands and back to Kuala Lumpur. I picked this tour over other Cameron Highlands tour as it included Batu Caves - I didn't need to go on a separate trip to visit this place.
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Such a great time! Kalai is the best
Kallie_B, May 2022
Private Half-Day Batu Caves and Cutural Tour in Kuala Lumpur
Our tour was absolutely fantastic and we can’t stop talking about it and looking through our photos ! Our guide, Kalai, was amazing and shared all of her knowledge with us while swiftly taking us to each destination. The batu caves were beautiful , and we were surprised how much we learned at the National mosque . Each stop was something new and brought its own uniqueness to the trip. Thank you Kalai for a great time !!! You were the best🙏🏼
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Lovely morning
Hannah_B, Jun 2022
Private Half-Day Batu Caves and Cutural Tour in Kuala Lumpur
Good way to see sights of KL in a short time. Driver/guide was really helpful and sweet. Didn’t rush us at all and made sure we had water with us all the time!!
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Be mindful that the Batu Caves are a sacred site so be sure to dress modestly.

  • Avoid feeding the monkeys as they can behave unpredictably.

  • Make sure you stop at the easy-to-miss Cave Villa, located halfway up the steps.

  • If you want to explore the Dark Cave, make sure you book a tour in advance.

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How to Get There

From downtown Kuala Lumpur, you can either take the bus or train, or opt for a cheap private car using a taxi app. If you want to combine multiple attractions while avoiding the hassle of car hire, a sightseeing tour is the most convenient option.

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When to Get There

In the early morning, the Batu Caves are far less crowded and much cooler, making for a much easier climb to the top. Plus, less people means better photos on the brightly colored steps. During the Hindu festival of Thaipusam, which generally occurs in January, millions of devotees flock to the caves.

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How to Tour the Dark Caves

If you’ve got an appetite for adventure, don’t miss out on a caving tour of the Dark Cave, during which you’ll crawl through narrow tunnels and admire its most spectacular stalactites and rock formations.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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