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Merdeka Square: Our most recommended tours and activities

Private KL City Tour with Petronas Twin Towers & Batu Caves

1. 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. 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, jewellery, and paintings. 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.

Half-Day Kuala Lumpur Exploration Tour

2. Half-Day Kuala Lumpur Exploration Tour

This 4-hour tour is your opportunity to visit and take photos of the most iconic sites in Kuala Lumpur, such as the King’s Palace, Independence Square, the Petronas Twin Towers, the National Mosque, the Kuala Lumpur Railway Station, and more. See magnificent Merdeka Square, a symbol of Malaysian independence and one of the most picturesque squares in the world. Admire architectural masterpieces of modern and ancient times. You’ll see the King’s Palace, the famous Istana Negara, a residence of the King of Malaysia. While visitors can’t enter the building, you can take photos of the fascinating architecture along with the changing of the guards, which occurs hourly. The Petronas Twin Towers are an ideal place for a spectacular selfie. The Towers are justifiably considered a highlight of a trip to Kuala Lumpur, as they present an opportunity to marvel at the city’s skyline and capture unforgettable moments on camera. You’ll also visit the National Mosque. Built in 1965, Masjid Negara is located in the very heart of the city amid lush green gardens. Admire one of the most elegant buildings in Kuala Lumpur, featuring a spectacular main dome covered in green and blue tiles, and the 48 smaller green domes spread across the Mecca-inspired courtyard. The Chinese Thean Hou Temple is beautiful synergy of styles as Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism join to form an unforgettable architectural ensemble. See numerous statues of animals from astrology and impressive statues of the Goddess of Mercy and the Goddess of the Waterfront. See Lake Gardens, a beautiful and calming getaway from the bustle of the city. Visit the National Museum, home to collections of ancient and modern art pieces, weapons, and traditional costumes. Marvel at the exquisite façade of the Kuala Lumpur Railway Station, an ideal setting for a photo op, with its fairytale-like towers and mix of Eastern and Western architectural styles. Also known as Tugu Negara, the National Monument commemorates the lives that were lost in the fight for Malaysian independence. Designed by Felix de Weldon, an American architect, this monument is the highest sculpture grouping made of bronze ever created. At the end of the tour you’ll be taken back to your hotel in a comfortable air-conditioned van.

Kuala Lumpur: Buffet Dinner at Atmosphere 360 and Night Tour

3. Kuala Lumpur: Buffet Dinner at Atmosphere 360 and Night Tour

Begin your experience with a convenient hotel pick up from the center of Kuala Lumpur. The first stop will be the famous KL Tower, one of the must-visit spots in Kuala Lumpur. Head straight to the iconic Atmosphere 360 restaurant. Enjoy a glorious buffet while enjoying spectacular views of the city from 282 meters above the ground. After dinner, the driver will bring you to the world-famous Petronas Twin Tower, where you can get the most Instagrammable pictures. Enjoy the KLCC Lake Symphony Water Fountain Show. Next, stop by Dataran Merdeka, also known as Independence Square, where Malaysia declared independence in 1957. Get the chance to discover a different view of this meaningful spot compared to the day time. Before heading back to the hotel, explore Little India, where you can discover the rich Indian culture in this diverse city.

Kuala Lumpur: Private Highlights Instagram Tour

4. Kuala Lumpur: Private Highlights Instagram Tour

Discover the most Instagrammable spots in Kuala Lumpur on this photo tour of the city's highlights. Benefit from a private informative tour guide who will show you all the best photo opportunities in the city. The tour begins with pickup from your hotel at 10 AM. From there, make your way to your first stop at the famous street art of Bukit Bintang. Take photos in the colorful alley, then stop for lunch at a local Malaysian restaurant to fill your stomach and be ready for more shots. After lunch, head to the Batu Caves, another landmark of Kuala Lumpur. Next, have a coffee break to try out a coffee, tea, or similar beverage at an Instagrammable cafe and get more likes from other #coffeelovers. Continue to other photo destinations and make sure your camera battery isn't running low because you will visit Thean Hou Chinese Temple and Kwai Chai Hong, "The Hidden Alley". Here comes the final highlight: a visit to the iconic Petronas Twin Towers, also known as#KLtwintowers, for some epic photos. You can't say you've really visited Kuala Lumpur without posting a photo of these giant twins. After a fun day out, you'll arrive back at your hotel around 6 PM.

Kuala Lumpur: Private Half Day City Highlights Tour

5. Kuala Lumpur: Private Half Day City Highlights Tour

Explore Kuala Lumpur and admire the variety of amazing sights in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle. Visit Petronas Twin Towers, one of the world's tallest structures, Thean Hou, Independence Square, National Mosque, National Monument, King's Palace, and Perdana Botanic Garden. Head to Merdeka Square and the King's Palace (Istana Negara) to find Malaysia's glorious side. Get an understanding of the city's unique variety, as you visit the Chinese Thean Hou Temple. Pay regards to the individuals who lost their lives in Malaysia's fight for freedom at the National Monument (Tugu Negara) and finish off, by visiting Perdana Botanical Garden.

Kuala Lumpur: Tour with 21 Attractions and KL Tower Ticket

6. Kuala Lumpur: Tour with 21 Attractions and KL Tower Ticket

Get to know the city of Kuala Lumpur, the Malaysian capital, on this full-day experience. Explore the city with a driver and get a 360-degree view of the city center from the KL Tower. Get picked up from your hotel by your driver and embark on an adventure. First, head to the Batu Caves and Limestone Temple (ticket not included). Explore this stunning site on your own before heading back to the car. Stop for a photo of the impressive King's Palace and drive past the Parliament House. Hop out of the car to admire the National Monument before driving by the Perdana Lake Garden. Continue to the beautiful National Mosque for a quick visit and jump out for a photo at the Old Moorish Heritage Railway station. Drive by the Brickfields Indian Town before stopping to see old photographs of Kuala Lumpur at the KL Gallery and see the history of the city in Independence Square. Snap a quick photo at the confluence of the river, where the Gombak River flows into the Klang River. Continue through the Old Quarter of Kuala Lumpur before heading up the KL Tower (ticket included) for a stunning panoramic view of the city. After admiring the view, rejoin your driver for a ride through the Golden Triangle, the commercial and business hub of the city. Stop to admire the towering Petronas Twin Towers, the tallest twin structure in the world, before enjoying a delicious lunch at your own expense at the famous Pelita restaurant. Next, explore Chinatown and search for a souvenir in the central market. Finish your day with a stop at the serene Guan Di Temple. If you wish, you can watch a batik demo or visit Beryl's Chocolate Kingdom, for an extra on-site fee.

From KLIA or Port Klang: Kuala Lumpur Transit Tour

7. From KLIA or Port Klang: Kuala Lumpur Transit Tour

Discover the highlights of Kuala Lumpur on a tour ideal for those on transit from the airport or seaport and with less than a day to explore the city. Benefit from a pick-up at Kuala Lumpur International Airport or the cruise terminal at Port Klang and delve into the culture, cuisine, arts, people and architecture of Kuala Lumpur and its surroundings. Start with an excursion to the Batu Caves, a 400-million-year-old cave that is sacred to the Hindu religion. Climb the 272 steps to the entrance, and marvel at the golden statue of Lord Murugan.  Proceed to the city center of Kuala Lumpur and experience its cosmopolitan life up-close. Admire awe-inspiring structures, such as the Petronas Twin Towers, go to the entertainment hub of the Golden Triangle and see Merdeka ("Independence") Square. Discover remnants of the colonial era at the Mock Tudor buildings of the Royal Selangor Cricket Club. Admire the blend of influences from the east and west at the impressive Kuala Lumpur Railway Station. Look at the National Mosque of Malaysia and the Istana Negara (King's Palace) before the drive back to the airport or seaport in time to make you onward travel connections.

Kuala Lumpur: Half-Day Photo Tour with Petronas Twin Towers

8. Kuala Lumpur: Half-Day Photo Tour with Petronas Twin Towers

Take souvenir photos of Kuala Lumpur on a half-day sightseeing tour, and see some of the city’s most photogenic monuments, such as the Istana Negra (King’s Palace) and Petronas Twin Towers. Following a pick-up from your hotel, get a stunning view of the Klang River from the King’s Palace, and marvel at Merdeka (Independence) Square. Next, go to the Petronas Twin Towers to ride to the observation deck of the world’s tallest twin towers. Step onto the 2-story bridge to experience the city and surroundings from a different perspective. Stop at the National Museum, where you can spend hours taking pictures of traditional weapons, costumes, ancient artifacts and musical instruments. Next, go to Lake Gardens for a bit of peace and quiet. Stroll to the National Monument to see Malaysia’s symbol of the struggles of World War II. Continue to the National Mosque to look at its 73-meter-high minaret and mix of eastern and western architecture. Admire the Anglo-Asian design of Kuala Lumpur Railway Station, created by the talented English architect, Arthur Benison Hubback. Go to the 6-tiered Thean Hou Temple, dedicated to the goddess Tian Hou. Discover how Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism can exist in almost perfect harmony, with ornate carvings, elegant roofs, and intricate wall embellishments. Visit Kuala Lumpur Tower (the 7th tallest tower in the world), and go to the top for panoramic views across the city from its highest point. Admire stunning design features by the Iranian architects, Isfahan, who designed the domes in the form of Persian muqarnas.

Kuala Lumpur: City Sights, Batu Caves and Fireflies Day Trip

9. Kuala Lumpur: City Sights, Batu Caves and Fireflies Day Trip

Enjoy a day trip through Kuala Lumpur to discover the highlights of the capital city of Malaysia, such as the Petronas Twin-Towers, Merdeka Square, and the Old Quarter. Then, visit the Batu Caves followed by a visit to the village of Kuala Selangor for a fireflies boat tour. Start with pickup from your hotel in Kuala Lumpur. First, admire the architecture of the iconic Petronas Twin Towers, considered one of the nation's most recognizable landmarks. Explore the Golden Triangle, which is a busy business and shopping hub. Stop in Merdeka Square and outside Kuala Lumpur Railway Station to see fine examples of colonial architecture. After discovering the highlights of the city, travel to the Batu Caves. Take a comprehensive tour of these limestone caves and see the many Hindu shrines within the area, including the wonderful main temple, located at the top of 272 steps. Next, visit the Kuala Lumpur Gallery, home to a spectacular model of the city, and designed with a mix of Eastern and Western architectural motifs. Stop to take photos of the National Mosque, the Old Quarter of Kuala Lumpur, and the King's residence of Istana Negara. Head to Kuala Selangor village to enjoy a delicious seafood dinner. After this, board a boat and set off along the river to see the fireflies illuminate the trees by night. Finally, head back to Kuala Lumpur, with drop-off at your hotel.

Kuala Lumpur: 1.5-Hour Private Kick-Start Tour with a Local

10. Kuala Lumpur: 1.5-Hour Private Kick-Start Tour with a Local

Receive a warm welcome to Kuala Lumpur with a private tour that will kick off your time in the city in the best way possible. Discover main attractions and landmarks like Sri Mahamariamman Temple and the Central Market in only 90 minutes. Get up-to-date tips on where locals like to grab a bite and unwind, or what about a unique family-owned restaurant in a local hotspot? On this private tour, your local guide will make sure you see Kuala Lumpur like a local. Your guide will have all your questions covered and will give you a city orientation to get you acquainted with Kuala Lumpur to help you enjoy the rest of your stay to the fullest.

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Travelling as a group of 2 adults and a 12year old and only having 2 days in KL this was the perfect way to see many of the major sites in a short time. Our guide Aru was so friendly and knowledgeable and we felt we learnt a lot from him. The car was spacious and Aru was a safe and smooth driver. If you have little time in KL or you want to cover a lot of ground in the heat with children then we would all recommend this tour and Arnu as the perfect value for money solution

Our day trip was excellent. Mr Janar drove us to the Batu Caves in the morning and then to many historic places of KL and finally to Petronas Towers. Mr Janar was very kindly and helpful to understand history and religion of Malaysia.

We were really well looked after by our guide Janal. He made sure we had all the time we needed in each location and arranged the itinerary to avoid any difficult traffic etc

Jamar was very knowledgeable and a good driver. He shared lots of information about the history of the area and the culture. Very enjoyable day!

We enjoyed our tour of KL Our guide, Jacob was very enjoyable to be with, he was very helpful and informative.