Completely immerse yourself in the culture, history, and architecture of this eclectic city.
Things to know
You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive
Type of tour:
Meeting points: Meet at La Bodega restaurant at Pavilion KL shopping mall.
What makes this tour special
Meet the Twins
The tour will kick off with the pride of the nation – the PETRONAS Twin Towers – in the heart of the city. The gleaming glass-and-steel 88-storey towers, soaring at a height of 451.9 meters, is a perfect representation of Malaysia; a forward-looking nation who is proud of her heritage and is optimistic about her future.
Blast From the Past
After capturing the perfect photo(s) of the towers, we’ll delve into the past of KL in order to understand the fabric of our multicultural, multiethnic society. First, we visit Merdeka Square where the Union Jack was lowered and the Malayan flag hoisted for the first time at midnight on 31 August 1957, marking Malaysia’s independence from British rule. Here you’ll also see historically significant buildings such as the Sultan Abdul Samad Building and St. Mary’s Anglican Cathedral. A short walk away is Masjid Jamek, a mosque that sits on a site that gave the city its name – Kuala Lumpur (or “muddy confluence”) – because it’s located on the confluence of the Gombak and Klang Rivers.
Next, we’ll head to the National Monument, a bronze sculpture which commemorates the brave souls who died in Malaysia’s struggle for freedom during the Japanese Occupation during World War II and the Malayan Emergency. Then we’ll drive through the lush Lake Gardens only to be greeted with the sprawling National Mosque with its 73-metre-high minaret and a 16-pointed star concrete main roof. This is contrasted by the neo-Moorish-styled KL Railway Station that was constructed in 1910. Then, we’ll take a short drive to the National Museum where you can peruse their collection of artefacts and exhibitions that documents many aspects of Malaysian history and way of life. Excite Your Senses
Following a full morning of sightseeing, we’ll head to the hustle and bustle of Petaling Street, KL’s Chinatown, for some hearty lunch. Once recharged, we’ll visit the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple, the oldest Hindu temple in Malaysia
In keeping with the multicultural theme, we’ll visit the magnificent 6-tiered Thean Hou Temple. It is a chinese temple built by the KL Hainanese community in dedication to the Goddess Tian Hou (The Heavenly Mother). Then we’ll drive through colourful Brickfields, a.k.a KL’s Little India due to its many Indian businesses and residents, on the way to the stunning Royal Palace. Finally, we’ll conclude the tour by visiting Batu Caves. The Caves, with its 272 steps, is dedicated to Lord Murugan and is also the focal point of the annual Hindu festival of Thaipusam. Just be sure to be nice to the monkeys there!
QWill there be other people on the tour or is it just us?
AAll of our tours are 100% private and exclusive, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour.
Your tour will be completely tailored to your needs and we will make sure to find a guide that best suits your group.
QAre entrance tickets and transport included in the cost of the tour?
AIn the ‘Things to Know’ section at the top of this page you will find details of whatever entrance tickets and transport are included in the tour. If you have any questions about this, then you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to <firstname.lastname@example.org> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWhat is your cancellation policy?
AOn tours cancelled more than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are happy to offer our customers a full refund - minus a 5% credit card fee and the cost of any tickets that have been purchased.
For tours cancelled less than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are unfortunately unable to offer refunds. If you would like to reschedule a tour, this is usually possible if we are given enough notice, but we cannot guarantee the same guide.
Changes made to bookings may be subject to rebooking fees to cover the cost of tickets purchased, transport, guide rescheduling and administration.
To cancel or change your booking, please contact us at <email@example.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWho do I contact if I have any questions about this tour or if I want to make changes to my tour?
AAt Touriocity, we provide a free concierge service to help you plan your time abroad and they will be able to answer any questions you may have about this tour or any other tours. We are normally able to customise or personalise tours to suit your needs.
Please do get in touch by either using the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, sending an email to <firstname.lastname@example.org> or calling 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QAm I able to book more than one tour?
AAbsolutely, you can book as many tours as you like! You can add them to your cart by clicking the ‘Book Now’ button or you can get in touch and we can put together an itinerary for you. To get in touch, you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to <email@example.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).