Once a quaint tin-mining village, Kuala Lumpur, or KL as its most commonly referred, is now a pulsating and continually developing metropolis of soaring buildings, upmarket shopping centres, endless dining venues and trendy nightlife. A variety of guided tours and activities will help you delve into the history and diverse culture of this sprawling city. On these tours you can experience local traditions, sample authentic delicacies, explore the surrounds and uncover city sightseeing gems including the iconic Petronas Twin Towers.
Don’t miss these Kuala Lumpur attractions
- Food tours
- Aquaria KLCC
- Climbing the Batu Caves
- Exploring Old Town
- Petronas Twin Towers
City by day and night
Getting around the concrete jungle of KL can be daunting, so for an easy transition into touring, jump on a hop-on hop-off bus, so you can explore the city at leisure and choose which attractions you’re eager to visit. Once in the historic Old Town, meet up with a group walking tour and discover the colonial architecture, Moorish-style railway station and the landmark Merdeka Square.
For a different viewpoint of the city, join an evening tour to witness the towering city skyline glistening under the night’s sky. Admire dazzling views of the city from the Kuala Lumpur Tower, wander across the Skybridge between the Petronas Twin Towers, and visit the lively Pasar Malam night market in Chinatown.
Into the wild
To escape the bustling inner-city, venture out to the famous Batu Caves – a magnificent limestone hill housing ancient temples and caves. Take a guided tour through the high caverns and learn about the cultural significance behind the ornate shrines and religious structures. Those looking for an adrenalin-pumping experience can opt for a rock climbing tour up the cliff face of the Batu Caves.
Organised tours can take you on a day trip out to the Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary, guaranteed to provide you with a truly memorable experience. Explore the sanctuary and observe adult and baby elephants playing in the water and enjoying meal time, all while learning about the conservation of elephants. You can also feed and bathe the animals.