Take a cultural journey in the footsteps of the Hindu pilgrims on this tour of the Batu Caves in the north of Kuala Lumpur.
Spend time exploring the caves and their Hindi shrine before discovering the country’s most important handicrafts.
Know before you book:
- Wear comfortable walking shoes for the hike up to the Batu Caves
- Bring clothing that covers your legs and shoulders for the temple visit
- There are no shoes allowed in the temple
- Discover the Batu Caves
- Marvel at the incredible view over the city
- Learn about Malaysia’s rich history and traditions
- Visit the rural Mayal Village and Royal Selangor
- See traditional Batik paintings at the Batik factory
Enjoy this half-day pilgrimage from Kuala Lumpur to Batu Caves. The etymology of the word Batu comes from rock or stone, which is entirely fitting for this 2-kilometer wide and 329-meter high limestone mountain in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The Batu Caves Tour is a great way to experience these wondrous limestone cliffs and 113-year-old temple complex. You can do this as a half-day tour from Kuala Lumpur, or combine another activity to make this into a full-day cultural outing.
Choose to climb the 272 Batu Caves steps up to the entrance of the cave and marvel at the vast views of Kuala Lumpur below. Take photos of the world’s second tallest statue of a Hindu deity and discover traditional Batik paintings and the famous Royal Selangor Pewter factory.
Batu Caves Prices 2020
The cost of these tours starts at about $10USD for a half day tour and goes up to about $50USD for a full-day tour.
Batu Caves Opening Times
The Batu caves open from 7 am every day, while some of the other caves are only open at 10 am.
The Royal Selangor and Batik factory are open from 9 am to 5 pm daily.
Batu Caves: Monday – Sunday: 7:00am – 9:00pm
Dark Cave: Monday – Friday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday – Sunday & Public Holidays: 10:30am – 5:30pm
Best time to go
The caves get filled up with tourists quite quickly, so it’s best to visit early in the morning before the crowds arrive and before it gets too hot. The caves are busier on weekends, so if you can visit during the week you will avoid the masses.
Batu Caves Tour
Most tours last about 3.5-4 hours and include the options of visits to the Malay villages and Batik factory and the Royal Selangor.
Half Day Tour
This half-day tour takes you from your hotel in Kuala Lumpur to the limestone hills of Batu Caves temple. You will stop at the Royal Selangor where you will discover the largest pewter factory, and the Batik factory to see amazing Batik silk designs and prints. The tour ends with a return to your hotel in Kuala Lumpur.
- English speaking guide
- Return transfers from your hotel in Kuala Lumpur
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Time to explore
- Gratuities (optional)
Full Day Tour
If you would like to make this into a full-day excursion, you can add another stop. Choose from seeing the Batu caves as well as the Genting Highlands or combine the caves with a Firefly Tour.
- Short distance from Kuala Lumpur
- Informative excursion
- Different Tour Options
- Lots of Tourists
- Meals not included
- Entrance fees not included
Specification: Batu Caves Tour | Batu Caves Malaysia
Need a certain degree of physical fitness
3 to 4 hours, 8 hours
From hotel (selected)
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Adventurous travellers, Couples, Everyone, Families, Groups of friends