Kuala Lumpur

Private Half-Day Batu Caves and Cutural Tour in Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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From $35.00

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Visit a trio of religious landmarks on a private, 4-hour tour from Kuala Lumpur to Batu Caves, Thean Hou Temple, and Masjid Negara, Malaysia’s National Mosque. Walk through a shadowy network of Hindu Shrines, light an incense stick for a Chinese sea goddess, then explore an enormous mosque surrounded by manicured gardens. With door-to-door transport, this tour offers the convenience of a private driver with independent time to see each destination. Both morning and afternoon departures are available.
  • 4-hour private religious site tour
  • Visit Hindu, Buddhist, and Muslim places of worship
  • Enjoy the convenience of a private driver
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Family friendly

What's Included

  • English speaking driver
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off by air-conditioned vehicle
  • All toll, Tax & Service Charges.
  • Food and beverages
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

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Pickup details

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What To Expect

Meet a driver at your hotel in Kuala Lumpur for 9am or 2pm departure, then begin the 30-minute drive to Batu Caves, passing through the colorful Little India neighborhood along the way. Upon arrival at the temple, make your way up the 272 steps that lead to a towering statue of Lord Murugan, then enter the largest cave in the complex.

Inside, you’ll find Hindu shrines and a series of cave temples that draw thousands of worshippers from around the world—outside of the caves, you’ll spot some of the area’s resident monkeys.

After your time at Batu Caves, continue to Thean Hou Temple, a Buddhist landmark dedicated to Mazu, the Chinese Sea goddess. This is also a great place to grab a snack, as the temple is surrounded by a cluster of Malaysian and Chinese food stalls.

The last stop of the day is the National Mosque, an imposing religious building that accommodates up to 15,000 people. Minarets soar to 240 feet (73 meters), and the mosque is surrounded by a 13-acre (5.2-ha) garden traced with picturesque walking paths. This 4-hour tour concludes with return transfer to your Kuala Lumpur hotel.

Batu Caves

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Little India Brickfields

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Thean Hou Temple

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

National Mosque (Masjid Negara)

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Central Market Kuala Lumpur

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • On Friday tourist not allowed to visit National Mosque, so if you have tour on Friday, you will not visit National Mosque.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • 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.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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216 reviews
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Cultural tour of Kuala Lumpur
Sherri_I, May 2023
The guide Fouzi was excellent. He communicated multiple times before the pick up and was right on time. He shared a ton of knowledge about Kuala Lumpur and the different cultural spots which were so interesting. Batu Caves was the highlight. I found the whole tour educational and fun. Fouzi was also an excellent driver.
Amazing tour, definitely would recommend!
Rhea_S, May 2023
Great morning for this tour. Our driver was really knowledgeable and friendly and shared facts about all the places we visited and along our route. Definitely would recommend going in the morning instead of afternoon, as the humidity was bare able and still managed to do everything whereas I think the afternoon would have proved a challenge.
An amazing activity in Kuala Lumpur
Jelila_H, May 2023
Alen is an incredible guide. He came to our hotel in a beautiful car dedicated especially for us. We went to the Batu caves, the mosque and the Chinese temple. After that, we asked him if it was possible to change and go to little India instead of chinatown. There, he helped us find and negotiate our traditional Indian dress. She is a kind, pleasant and caring person, I recommend this activity: you will have what you paid for.
Svetlana_K, Apr 2023
Excellent tour, enough time for everything. The driver was very friendly. Recommendations for all who don't have much time to spend in KL.
Great welcome tour for KL!
Michael_L, Apr 2023
Batu Caves and Thean Hou Temple were amazing. If you climb Batu, bring an extra shirt to change to after, but will need more than 45 minutes there. Driver was fantastic. Very friendly and kid friendly, professional, and had great local knowledge.
Happy time at Batu Caves!
John_G, Apr 2023
Climbing the steps up and entering the cave temple was exciting. Ioved getting photos along the way. A special day!
Wonderful day.
A_J, Apr 2023
Had a fun packed day. The driver Raj was excellent. Was just at the right pace. The mosque tour which was free was a highlight. Batu caves and monkeys were fun also. Great deal.
Great tour
Anca_L, Apr 2023
We had a great time during the tour, a lot of places to visit with Fouzi, our driver who shared with us a lot of history, tips and advice for our stay in Kuala Lumpur. Worth it and recommend it!
A tour that you can easily do on your own
Susan_Y, Apr 2023
I was expecting the driver to actually be a guide and show us around the city. Instead he was really just a driver who basically drove us from point to point. He dropped us off at each site and told us to walk around on our own. Didn't really get the local showing us around experience. We could easily just take a grab and do this on our own. Also the driver took us to two locations for souvenirs. I'm sure he was getting commission for it. Overall i would not recommend this tour. You can just take a grab for the sight seeing locations.
Excellent trip :)
Liam_K, Apr 2023
Excellent service from our guide and driver Devan! Would recommend this as a good way to see 3 essential attractions in a short space of time. Devan was very friendly, gave us lots of KL tips in general and provided background to all attractions whilst giving us time to explore ourselves too. Overall we would definitely recommend this. Thanks again Devan!
A great day in KL
RachelJ, Apr 2023
Our half-day trip with Louis was wonderful! We drove through the different neighborhoods and visited temples, while he gave us the background of each. The Batu caves were amazing, a must do! Louis was kind, professional and very knowledgeable...definitely recommend!
Great option for the independent traveler
Angela_P, Mar 2023
Getting to explore at my own pace-the driver helped me find a place to purchase sweets. When the heat and jet lag started getting to me, he drove me back to my hotel
Batu Caves and the...
Joe_S, Mar 2023
Batu Caves and the Chinese Temple were the best parts of this tour. My driver was also very friendly and assisted with taking pictures which was also nice.
Good tour, but…
Lisa_D, Mar 2023
The places were good that I visited, but the tour guide was a half hour late and I didn’t get to go in the National Mosque because it was closed. The tour guide should know the hours of operation and plan the trip accordingly. Very reasonable price.
Highly recomand driver Thiru!
KseniaChykalovska, Mar 2023
Was great experience! Excellent driver Thiru was very polite and attentive. Thiru made this trip amazing, he was very knowledgeable about each place that we visited. A very interesting interlocutor Highly recomand!
Great trip
Stephen_J, Mar 2023
Our driver, Vinut was excellent. He gave us lots of information and was friendly and professional. The visits to the Chinese temple and the caves were well worth the visit. Thank you
Beautiful Sights and Good Workout
Timothy_H, Mar 2023
Excellent tour. Our guide Kalai was knowledgeable and professional. The stairs on the Batu were tough but rewarding.
Great tour!
Scott_S, Mar 2023
A great tour with Louis. Loved the places I saw. Louis is a great guide.He is kind and very knowledgeable.
A wonderful tour with Sri
Victoria_T, Mar 2023
Sri was a wonderful host and I had a lovely time exploring KL. My time here is limited and I have come away feeling like I really got to know the city.
Trip to Batu Caves
Petr_W, Mar 2023
Thanks to our driver Mrs. Kalai and our guide Mr. Jason we really enjoyed our trip. Both were a really professionals and all our group newer forget this lovely time in Batu Caves
Only chauffeur service
Ana_L, Mar 2023
This was just a chauffeur service , he took us to the places the itinerary said but he waited in the car and gave no cultural explanations.
Very convenient and...
Hussain_A, Mar 2023
Very convenient and friendly driver who was very flexible with the itinerary so allowed me to adjust it to meet my needs.
I highly recommend this service
Yong_B, Mar 2023
Our tour guide Aru (if I remember correctly) is knowledgeable about the country’s history. He is also experienced to know how to share that knowledge with his customers. Sorry we have to cut our trip short because we were just way too hungry while waiting. It is a blessing to have someone walk you through a different land.
We had great time and...
Svilena_p, Mar 2023
We had great time and learned a lot. We really enjoyed the batik shop and the walk in Chinatown. Thank you very much to our driver Mani.
Exploring Batu Cave
Johnna_L, Feb 2023
It was a unique and informative experience coming from different culture and beliefs. Seeing place was an amazing event.
Great day out in KL
Jessica_R, Feb 2023
Our tour guide was great pick up at the hotel right away and tailored the order to take advantage of traffic allowing more sight visits. we saw so much with a great history lesson
Perfect 1st day in KL!
Ana_M, Feb 2023
Aru was a very knowledgeable guide. He gave us an interesting history lesson on KL and the destinations we visited. A very friendly and courteous guide. He gave us a complete tour with additional travel tips. Would highly recommend this tour!
Go with Brozi!!!!
Alan_H, Feb 2023
Brilliant experience with my driver & tour guide, Brozi. He was extremely knowledgable about KL, it's history, and the sites we were going to visit. His presentation, and vehicle were spotless. I certainly have to recommed him highly.
Batu Cave
Siva_S, Feb 2023
Ease of booking and a great guide Vinoth. Good value for the money. Also visited Little India and China Town.
Excellent places to visit - places to worship for Hindus, Buddhists and Muslims
Ramli_H, Feb 2023
The sculptures inside the cave at the base of the site are beatiful. The painted steps at the Temple are colourful. A nice, well kept chinese temple and a spacious, grand Masjid Negara.

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