Batu Caves Tour | Batu Caves Malaysia

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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.

See the art of Batik silk design and learn about pewter arts at the Malaysian Batik Centre and the Royal Selangor Pewter Visitor Centre.

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 2021

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.

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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.

Transfer from your hotel

Stop for at Malay Villages

Stop at Royal Selangor

Explore Batu Caves and enjoy your destination

Transfer to your hotel

  • English speaking guide
  • Return transfers from your hotel in Kuala Lumpur
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Time to explore

  • Gratuities (optional)

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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.

Transfer from your hotel

Enjoy exploring the Batu Caves

Stop at a Strawberry farm and flower garden

Stop at a Strawberry farm and flower garden

Stop at a Genting Highlights to reach summit

Transfer to your hotel

● English speaking guide ● Air-conditioned vehicle ● Return ticket on Genting cable car
● Entrance fees ● Meals
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Batu Caves Tour Editor Review
This tour offers a great cultural immersion all in one half or full day. Be prepared to face the crowds of tourists at the caves, and enjoy learning about the Malaysian way of life from new perspectives.
Level of Activity
Value for Money
  • 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)

Meals & Drinks

Bottled water

Suitable For

Adventurous travellers, Couples, Everyone, Families, Groups of friends

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    simply amazing. the driver is very courteous. the route has great views

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