Don’t worry about choosing between Kuala Lumpur’s natural and manmade wonders – on this trip you’ll get to see both. The Batu Caves are first on the agenda, and you’ll have time to explore the vast limestone halls which were carved out millions of years ago. After you’ve climbed the 350-step staircase to reach the entrance, you’ll see a gilded statue of a Hindu god towering above you. Inside, the craggy rock faces have idols and shrines dotted between them. You’ll head into the city next for a spot of lunch and a haggling session at the vibrant Central Market. Things wrap with photo stops at a couple of the city’s poster boys – the National Palace and the mighty Petronas Towers.
At the Batu Caves, shorts, mini skirts and singlets are not allowed for ladies. Scarfs are available for rental at approximately USD 2.00. Here the monkeys can be cheeky opportunists and regularly steal food from tourists, they will usually back off if you stand your ground. Please do not feed and encourage these mischievous monkeys. Sensible footwear is needed for the 300 plus steps up and down at the Batu Caves. The journey time to Kuala Lumpur from the port is 1.5 hours each way.
- SUITABILITY Large amount of physical activity.