Half Day Batu Caves

Half Day Batu Caves

Malaysia’s versatile landscape is not only depicted by its people. Two different cornerstones are
merged together: the handicraft industry and one of the world’s most revered Muslim
monuments in the world, the magnificence of the Batu Caves.

WHY THIS TOUR?

When seeking out a break from the city landscape of diverse and thriving Kuala Lumpur, the outer rim of Malaysia’s capital offers ample opportunities to do just that. Surrounded by verdant green pockets of forest, with gently-rolling yet often rugged hills, Kuala Lumpur’s drive in becoming a leading example of modern Malaysia are often forgotten with handicraft and centres of strong belief and faith taking centre stage.

A Muslim nation at first, the Hindu site of Batu Malai Sri Murugan Temple is one of these immaculate examples, away from the high-rises and shopping galore and deepens the spiritual side of Malaysia’s culture. Better known as the Batu Caves, this pinnacle of Hindu belief is worth planning into your Malaysia stay.

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TRAIL ITINERARY

Half Day Batu Caves

09:00 - 12:00
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12:00 - 17:00

Your guide cum driver welcomes you inside the lobby at your booked accommodation in downtown Kuala Lumpur. Located approximately 11 kilometres north of Kuala Lumpur along the Sungai Batu, the comfortable ride leaves the modern city live quickly aside.

Before ascending up to the Batu Caves, a stop is included at two Malaysian institutions of cultural value. First, the pewter industry in Malaysia is still seen as a legacy in the handicraft industry. Skilful worker carefully hammer and mould silverware in outstanding pieces of art which are on display and for sales at the Royal Selangor Pewter factory. Batik is still found in official dress uniforms, evening and wedding gowns and worn as daily attire by many Malaysians. The cultural value of batik-painted fabric is often overshadowed by its artistic impressions yet is a deeply rooted part of preserved handicraft.

Dooming up from afar, and signalling the entrance of the Batu Caves is the gilded Murugan statue, a 42-metre tall guardian and etched in the record books as the world’s tallest Lord Murugan statue. The way up to one of the holiest Hindu pilgrimage site is taking a 272-steps counting climb upwards into the sacred centre of the caves. The origins of the Batu Caves date back to around 400 million years ago when natural elements carved out the three different caves. Each of the caves has a various paintings, statues and religious shrines for devout Hindus. Following in the footsteps of the guide, visitors will learn about the importance of the Batu Caves, its history and how the Batu Caves turn into a crowd of faithful during the festival of Thaipusam.

At the end of this half day tour, you will be comfortably brought back to your Kuala Lumpur hotel by your guide / driver.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

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INCLUSIONS

  • A half day tour with a professional English-speaking guide cum driver. Other languages are on request and may be subject to supplementary charges
  • Transportation by car / mini-van / coach with professional driver
  • All entrance fees for visits as mentioned in the description
  • All applicable taxes and service charges

EXCLUSIONS

  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement
  • Compulsory Christmas, country-specific festival and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
  • Single supplement charges for single travelers, where applicable
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Supplements for transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
  • Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)

GOOD TO KNOW

  • This tour is operated both on private basis as well as on joint / Seat-In-Coach basis.
  • Both tours options are operated with an English-speaking guide cum driver (no separate guide on the tour).
  • Return transfers for this excursion apply only / are inclusive for customers staying in and inside Kuala Lumpur. Transfers outside these areas, including any accommodation outside this area such as Petaling Jaya, Sepang, Putrajaya, Genting Highlands and any of Kuala Lumpur’s International airports are excluded. Supplements apply for customers who want to join this excursion outside one of these regions.
  • Due to the nature of this tour, we regret to inform you that this excursion is not suitable for wheelchair users. Guests are advised that some walking is required during this excursion; we always ensure that we take the most comfortable ways from the entrance of the sight to the sight itself.
  • We always will make efforts to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour.
  • Please note pickup and drop-off services may not be confirmed for customers staying at private residences, apartment complexes, or other non-registered tourism accommodations. Customers may be asked to meet at a nearby hotel for pick-up and drop off.
  • Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment. It the customer’s own responsibility to ensure that any camera, mobile telephone or other device is properly wrapped and protected against these elements. We cannot be held responsible in any way for negligence and/or not following suggestions for any damage related to this.
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sunrays still have an immense power.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours may be on request.
  • We recommend wearing light, comfortable cotton clothing and comfortable shoes. The Batu Caves are closed for visitors during the first 2 days of Chinese New Year (varies per year) and during the holy festival of Thaipusam (3 days, varies per year).

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