You’ll get to grips with Kuala Lumpur’s green side on this trip, with a few sightseeing classics thrown in for good measure. The day starts with a visit to the Orchid and Hibiscus Gardens – some of the prettiest parts of the city centre. There are more than 800 types of orchid in the former of the two, and the latter includes colonial-style pavilions, waterfalls and fountains. Next, you’ll stop at one of the largest covered aviaries in the world – Kuala Lumpur Bird Park. The rainforest-like setting is home to more than 3,000 birds from 200 species around the world. After you’ve filled up on natural attractions, you’ll head into the heart of the city for a handful of modern sites. Snap souvenir pictures at Independence Square and the Petronas Towers, tuck into a buffet lunch, and browse the bargains at Central Market.
Although this is graded as a moderate walking tour be prepared to put in the legwork as you walk around the gardens, there are steps, and ups and downs to negotiate, as you explore the Bird Park and the gardens. The journey time to Kuala Lumpur is approx 1.5 hours each way.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.