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KUL Kuala Lumpur International Airport: Premium Lounge Entry

1. KUL Kuala Lumpur International Airport: Premium Lounge Entry

Relax and refresh before your departure, in-between flights or arrival in the comfort of the Plaza Premium Lounge at Kuala Lumpur International Airport at Satellite Terminal and Terminal KLIA2.  Enjoy comfortable seating, complimentary WiFi, local and international newspapers and magazines while waiting for your flight. Choose from a wide selection of food, as well as an open bar with a range of beverages. Choose from 3-hour, 6-hour or 12-hour lounge access at a variety of locations within the airport to suit your schedule. Enjoy an even more premier service by using the Plaza Premium First Lounge.

From Kuala Lumpur: Batu Caves Half-Day Tour

2. From Kuala Lumpur: Batu Caves Half-Day Tour

Following pickup, begin your day at the Royal Selangor, which features the largest and most modern pewter factory in the world. It is also world-renowned for its high quality and craftsmanship. On your factory tour, learn about the different processes at this factory such as casting, filing, polishing, soldering, hammering and engraving. Next, stop at Batik Factory to see how batik is designed and printed. Next, head to the limestone hills of the Batu Caves, comprised of three caverns and several smaller caves. Pass a towering statue of Murugan as you climb 272 steps into a cave shrine, and follow vivid murals of Hindu scripture. Spot the macaques that live on the lush cliff face. End your day on the city outskirts by driving past local villages. The tour ends with a drop-off back at your Kuala Lumpur City Centre hotel.

Kuala Lumpur: KL Tower Admission Ticket

3. Kuala Lumpur: KL Tower Admission Ticket

The KL Tower, also known as the Menara Kuala Lumpur, is one of the most iconic sights in Kuala Lumpur. Visible from most parts of the city and measuring 1,381-feet-high (about 452 meters), it's one of the world's tallest telecommunications towers. With your admission ticket, visit whenever is convenient for you during operating hours. Take one of the high-speed elevators to the fully enclosed Observation Deck, located 905-feet (about 276 meters) above ground level, to enjoy a panoramic view of Kuala Lumpur. Enjoy admission to the XD Theater for a 6D-movie experience, at your own expense. Watch the movie while seated in a specially-designed armchair that moves in-sync with the film. There are typically 8 movies you can watch, each running for about 5 minutes.

From Kuala Lumpur: Day Trip to Historic Malacca with Lunch

4. From Kuala Lumpur: Day Trip to Historic Malacca with Lunch

Immerse yourself in the magic of Malacca on this day trip. Enjoy airconditioned van pickup and drop-off in selected districts in Kuala Lumpur and sit down to a delicious local lunch on your trip. Take in sights like Red Square and the ornate the 17th-century Chinese Cheng Hoon Teng temple.  Visit UNESCO-listed Malacca on a day trip from Kuala Lumpur. See where Malaysia began on the Straits of Malacca. Gaze upon the ruins of St. Paul’s Church and Red Square, the pink Dutch administrative buildings that now house the Malacca Museum and government offices. Enjoy authentic Peranakan food at lunch. Afterward, see the Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, where 3 major doctrines of Chinese belief are worshiped under the same roof. Take a stroll along Malacca’s Jonker Street, which ends by the banks of the Malacca River. Learn about the Malay sultanate, Malacca’s rise as an important trading port and the Portuguese and Dutch influence from the early 16th century.

Kuala Lumpur: Petronas Twin Towers Entry Ticket

5. Kuala Lumpur: Petronas Twin Towers Entry Ticket

Standing at an incredible height of 451.9 meters, the Petronas Twin Towers have become the city’s top architectural landmark. Ascend 170 meters in a futuristic, high-speed elevator to Level 86, where the doors open on a breathtaking view of Malaysia’s capital city. Step onto the world’s highest 2-story bridge, linking the 2 towers on their 41st and 42nd floors. Learn about the history and construction of the Twin Towers and pick up a souvenir at the gift shop. With this service your tickets will be delivered to you via email, meaning you can get straight into the queue for your visit.

Cameron Highlands: Shared Full-Day Tour from Kuala Lumpur

6. Cameron Highlands: Shared Full-Day Tour from Kuala Lumpur

Experience the tranquil atmosphere and cool climate of the Cameron Highlands on a 12-hour trip from Kuala Lumpur. Known for its tea plantations, orchards, and nurseries, the hill station is a popular getaway for city residents. Stop at a butterfly farm before visiting the Boh Tea Plantation. Make the short climb to the tea center, learn about tea making and local history, and take in stunning views over the valley. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant around noon, and then cool off at a waterfall. Head to a strawberry farm to taste and pick your own fruit (additional fee). Visit a nearby rose garden before the drive back to Kuala Lumpur.

Langkawi: Private Tour with Sky Bridge and Cable Car

7. Langkawi: Private Tour with Sky Bridge and Cable Car

Be collected from your accommodation and meet your English-speaking driver as your board your private air-conditioned vehicle. Head to Eagle Square, one of the most famous landmarks in Langkawi. The 12-meter tall statue of a flying Eagle greets visitors who arrive on the island by ferry. The reddish-brown eagle at Dataran Lang was built as an emblem for the island. Follow your tour guide and visit Mahsuri Tomb. Listen to the tale of a young beautiful girl who was killed by villagers about 200 years ago because of her jealous mother in law, who created a false story about adultery. As a result, the village was cursed for 7 generations. Your next visit will be to Kuah Town, which is the best place for duty-free shopping, especially for liquor products. Then, visit the Art and Craft Center to admire the showcase of Malaysian cultural. Explore the Perdana Gallery, which is actually a museum with a rare collection of artwork. There are also craft exhibits that reflect the rich history of Malaysian culture and history. The museum was created to showcase all of the gifts, souvenirs, and awards received by the fourth and the longest serving Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad (who was fondly known as Dr. M) and his wife Tun Dr. Siti Hasmah bt. Mohd. Ali. An amazing not to be missed attraction in Langkawi is the cable car, which is included in this tour. At 709 meters above sea level, the cable car ride takes you up to Langkawi's second highest peak. During the 20-minute ride, you will pass over jungle waterfalls and a thick carpet of virgin rainforest. On a clear day, you can see parts of Thailand towards the north and Indonesia towards the south-west. Langkawi Underwater World is another interesting place to interact with a lot of interesting animals, birds, and reptiles. At the end of your day, you will be returned to your accommodation. 

From Kuala Lumpur: Batu Caves Cultural Temple Tour

8. From Kuala Lumpur: Batu Caves Cultural Temple Tour

Depart Kuala Lumpur or Petaling Jaya at your chosen time (09:00 or 14:00) and journey towards Batu Caves, passing through Little India and the Brickfields neighborhood, known for its colorful streets and unique shops. After a 30-minute scenic drive, arrive at the Batu Caves to discover the home of Hindu shrines and various religious deities. Listen as your guide explains the Hindu roots of the nation and climb the 272 steps to the golden statue of Lord Murugan. Once at the top, go to Cathedral Cave to see the largest cave in the complex, and hear about the background to this most intricate of Hindu shrines.  Then, drive to Thean Hou Temple, a 6-tiered pagoda temple atop Robson Heights. Completed in 1987 and officially opened in 1989, it was built by the Hainanese community of Kuala Lumpur and is dedicated to the goddess Tian Hou (The Heavenly Mother). Continue to China Town to enter the site of dozens of restaurants and food stalls tended by Chinese, Indian, Malay and Bangladeshi traders. Watch as they serve up local favorites, such as curry noodles, Hokkien mee (a Fujian noodle dish), ikan bakar (barbecued fish) and asam laksa (a sour, fish and tamarind-based soup). Next, see the stunning National Mosque of Malaysia (Masjid Negara), set in 13 acres of beautiful gardens. Admire the bold approach taken by its architects who designed it in the late 1950s as a symbol of the aspirations of the newly independent nation. Benefit from a hotel drop off at the end of the tour services.

Langkawi: Mangrove Kilim UNESCO Geopark & Cave Tour

9. Langkawi: Mangrove Kilim UNESCO Geopark & Cave Tour

Start the tour with a hotel or port pickup by the local driver and transfer to the jetty. Travel by boat through the twists and turns of the Kilim River through the maze created by aerial roots and thick fleshy leaves of the mangrove trees. Keep your eyes peeled for animals that make their home in this delicately balanced ecosystem which is responsible for the health and wide variety of species in the Andaman Sea. Also, see how the mangrove area is a perfect environment for cottage industries such as fish farms. Make your first stop when the boatman stops the engine and throws some chicken pieces out into the water to invite the eagles. Marvel as eagles dive down just next to you and claw up the chicken pieces as they soar into the sky. Then, venture out of the mangroves to admire majestic limestone rock formations and sea stacks that rise dramatically from the ocean. This ancient coral thrust into the sky millions of years ago is home to a unique and ancient group of plants found nowhere else on earth. After this, set off to explore darkened bat caves and seeped in fabled tales of mysteries and romance. Visit a floating fish farm in a secluded cove surrounded by high vertical limestone and granite cliffs. Spend a wild time hand-feeding the rays and be surprised by the other sea creatures who inhabit the tanks. After this, the boat will make your way back to the jetty and the driver will drop off from where you started from.

Private KL City Tour with Petronas Twin Towers & Batu Caves

10. Private KL City Tour with Petronas Twin Towers & Batu Caves

Start your sightseeing in Kuala Lumpur with hotel pickup in a private vehicle, then gain entry to the Observation Deck and Skybridge of the Petronas Twin Towers. Take in the magnificent city skyline from one of the most iconic buildings in Malaysia. Next, make a photo stop at Merdeka Square (Independence Square) for a look at its diverse architecture, followed by the Istana Negara (King’s Palace), which offers a view of gardens, pools, and courtyards. The National Museum is also a must-see site with its extensive collections of traditional costumes, ancient and modern art, archaeological exhibits, and huge dioramas. Visit the Lake Gardens and enjoy a moment away from the hustle and bustle of the city. At the Central Market, you'll find local foods and a variety of souvenirs, batik masterpieces, jewelry, and paintings. A visit to a Malaysian batik center provides a glimpse of how these wonderful fabrics are created. Drop by the Royal Selangor Visitor Centre to browse for pewter souvenirs, and pass by the Old Railway Station to marvel at its intricate Moorish styling with columns, arcs, and verandas. Then move on to the National Monument and the National Mosque, each a staggering symbol of Malaysian independence. Leaving Kuala Lumpur's modern buildings and monuments behind, your driver takes you to the limestone caverns of Batu Caves. Peer into one of Malaysia's largest Hindu sites and marvel at the impressive shrines while you soak up the tranquil atmosphere. See the remarkable statue of Lord Muruga at the entrance and visit two more caves with carvings to explore, before a hotel drop-off.

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What people are saying about Malaysia

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based on 6,967 reviews

Anuar is a phenomenal guide! He is a great driver, very kind, and incredibly knowledgeable about the history of Malaysia. The tour allows you to experience many different activities and views, so we were kept engaged the entire time. I also love that the tour started very early - there is so much traffic in the area that we were able to avoid since we left very early in the morning. Anuar did an excellent job with planning.

Were picked up at the hotel on time. Had a very nice lady (Nadia) as a tour guide, very friendly and explained everything well in English. Was very easy to understand. On the way back to the hotel we could decide whether we wanted to go to the hotel or rather to the well-known twin towers to end the evening with a meal.

Tour guide Nadia was really great and friendly . She took care of our group perfectly explaining meticulously every detail of the tour . Strongly recommend to choose her as Your guide :)

Driver (Mr. Fouzi) punctual and kind. While on the move, he always explained the history of the country and the monuments we visited. Great experience

Good experience overall, if you’re into seeing the city from high above.