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Day Trip to Batu Caves & Firefly

Duration: 9 to 12 hours
Destination: Malaysia, Wilayah Persekutuan, Kuala Lumpur

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  • 9 to 12 hours
  • Kuala Lumpur
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


You'll be picked up from your Kuala Lumpur hotel for a tranquil escape from the busy city to the religious places and enjoying your day visiting the beautiful Batu Caves. First visit will be the Batu Caves and you will be climbing up to 272 steps before reaching the main entrance of the temple inside the limestone caves.

Your journey will be continue by visiting the Bukit Melawati and before dusk you will be spending the rest of your day at Fisherman Village for Dinner and Firefly trip

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Stop At: Batu Caves, Batu Caves, Selangor

The Batu Caves in Malaysia are one of the most important Hindu religious sites outside of India and are a must-see once you tire of shopping and wandering Kuala Lumpur.

Just eight short miles north of the city, the Batu Caves are just one of the many interesting things to do around Kuala Lumpur. The caves attract around 5,000 visitors a day who come to climb the grueling 272 steps up to the caverns.

The Batu Caves are a focal point for Hindu Malaysians, particularly during Thaipusam: they house a 113-year-old temple, along with an interesting array of Hindu artwork and shrines.

Every year during the Hindu festival of Thaipusam, the Batu Caves attract more than a million devotees and spectators. The eight-hour procession of music and ceremony leaves offerings before a giant statue of Lord Murugan, the Hindu God of War.

What to Expect at the Batu Caves

Approaching the caves, the first thing you notice is a towering golden statue of Lord Murugan. Erected in 2006, this statue is the largest in the world dedicated to the deity and stands guard to the 272 leg-burning steps that lead up to the cave entrances.

As you make your way up the steps, you will undoubtedly be entertained by a tribe of monkeys that feed off the steady stream of tourists. You may take pictures, but pay attention to your belongings!

Resting points along the stairs provide nice views of the suburbs of Kuala Lumpur.

Some Things to Know Before Visiting the Batu Caves

Admission to Batu Caves is free.

The caves are open all year from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

The area is not very handicap-accessible, so senior travelers may have difficulty getting up the stairs to the entrances.

The wild caves are very muddy; bring a change of clothes if you plan to take any of the spelunking tours.

There are stalls and restaurants offering Indian food outside the entrance of the Batu Caves.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Bukit Melawati, Kuala Selangor 45000 Malaysia

At Melawati Hill (Monkey Hill) at this area you may experience the nice view of Kuala Selangor and can explore the Fort Altingsburg, the Royal Mausoleum and the legendary 100 steps leading to the fabled execution block. You also can encounter with the silver-leaf monkeys at this spot. The silvery lutung is a medium-sized monkey with a long, non-prehensile tail. It has grey-tipped, dark brown or black fur, giving it a uniform silvery appearance. Unlike some related species, there are no paler markings on the face or body, except for a patch of whitish hair on the groin of females. A crest of fur runs along the top of the head, and the hair on the cheeks is long, often obscuring the ears. The hands and feet are hairless, with dark coloured skin, and have opposable thumbs and toes. Females range from 46 to 51 centimetres (18 to 20 in) in head-body length, with an average weight of 5.7 kilograms (13 lb) and a tail length of 67 to 75 centimetres (26 to 30 in). Males are slightly larger, from 50 to 58 centimetres (20 to 23 in) in length, with an average weight of 6.6 kilograms (15 lb) and a tail length of 67 to 75 centimetres (26 to 30 in). Like other langurs, the silvery lutung has a large three-chambered stomach to digest the cellulose found in its herbivorous diet. This allows for fermentation of food, and has some similarities with the stomach of ruminants. The intestine is unusually long, even compared to those of other langurs, and has a number of pouches along its length, which carry out further fermentation of plant matter. The teeth have grinding ridges and other modifications to allow the more efficient processing of tough leaves.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: NYC Tour Sky Mirror Kuala Selangor, No 76, Jalan Bagan Sungai Yu, Pasir Penambang, 45000 Kuala Selangor, Selangor, Malaysia

We will be leaving to Pasir Penambang or the fisherman village for you to go with a boat ride for firefly tour and later can have a dinner at the seafood restaurant by the river of Kuala Selangor. After finish the dinner the main attraction is to go with a motor boat along the Kuala Selangor River to see or watch the fireflies at the mangrove area. Fireflies, locally-known as ‘kelip kelip’, are perhaps Kuala Selangor’s biggest attraction. Emitting bright light from its abdomen, this bug tends to favour mangrove swamp areas. During the night, they can be seen illuminating the mangrove trees lining the riverbanks, while they feed on the leaves' nectar.

Duration: 3 hours

  • Bottled water
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation

  • Lunch - Lunch available at own cost
  • Dinner - Dinner available at own cost
  • Tickets Fare for Boat ride
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Any location of hotel in within Kuala Lumpur (extra charges for pickup outside Kuala Lumpur) please stated your hotel name.

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Voucher info

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9 to 12 hours

User's Reviews


18 Apr, 2024

pleasant experience. friendly driver, knows lots of information about interesting places and photo spots, we will use him again when we return to Malaysia


16 Apr, 2024

It was great experience and driver was very good to communicating in English The Batu caves and the boat tour were all worth doing so highly recommended


07 Apr, 2024

This was a very special day due to our visit to the Batu caves, boat trip and fire flys & because of our special driver Rosman. Our chats on our travels discussing local knowledge, religion, politics and the Taxi trade in KL. This mirrored the problems London Black Taxi Drivers had in recent decade. A fascinating human and a good family man. Thank you Rosman for making that special difference. Something I will never forget. I just apologise how mean the tip was. Sorry.


25 Mar, 2024

Rosman was an incredible tour guide. He arrived to our hotel on time in a comfortable and clean car. He was so polite and friendly. His endless knowledge about the country, culture and history was incredible. The site seeing (Batu caves, monkey hill, fireflies) were so cool but for us having Rosman as our guide made the experience so much better.


23 Mar, 2024

From the start to end of the journey, Rosman was very professional, honest, friendly, polite, patient, informative, respectful and helpful. He also ensured our safety with his stable driving skills. He was very open by sharing his detailed customer experiences which kept us interested. We highly recommend to engage Rosman's services if you are looking for a driver in KL.

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Taxi Driver Rosman. Amazing.


Our experience with Rosman was nothing short of amazing!!


It was an honour to visit Malaysia 🇲🇾🤍


Very good driver guide


Very trustworthy for a solo single traveller


Tutto perfetto


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