Kelang (Kuala Lumpur) Batu Caves Excursion Reviews

Take a memorable climb into Malaysia's rich culture when you visit the Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur. You will be in awe as you view the breathtaking beauty of the caves and temples!
The largest attraction on the island was a 350 stair climb to some caves that were home to some ...
The largest attraction on the island was a 350 stair climb to some caves that were home to some great temples. We arrived at the location after a 45 minute ride from the port on a french speaking bus because they did not offer this tour ... Read More
The largest attraction on the island was a 350 stair climb to some caves that were home to some great temples. We arrived at the location after a 45 minute ride from the port on a french speaking bus because they did not offer this tour for english speaking guests. Once we arrived we only had 40 minutes to climb 350 stairs and explore the caves and be back to the bus. VERY VERY DISAPPOINTED Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Costa Cruises
The tour was fine but got off to a rough start.
The tour was fine but got off to a rough start. The tour operator did not show up. Several calls and text messages went unanswered We encountered another couple who similarly were waiting for a pick up 1 hour before us and again they ... Read More
The tour was fine but got off to a rough start. The tour operator did not show up. Several calls and text messages went unanswered We encountered another couple who similarly were waiting for a pick up 1 hour before us and again they messaged and no answer. Finally a guide showed up but he had to idea who he was looking for. We decided to join together and went as a group instead of a private tour. The tour was fine and the Batu Caves were definitely something to see. The National Museum and Petronis towers wer just ok. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We booked this independent tour and we had a great time.
We booked this independent tour and we had a great time. Knowledgeable, fun guide, great driver, small group and a nice small van.
We booked this independent tour and we had a great time. Knowledgeable, fun guide, great driver, small group and a nice small van. Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Overall excellent but we didn't see any monkey at Batu Caves
Overall excellent but we didn't see any monkey at Batu Caves
Overall excellent but we didn't see any monkey at Batu Caves Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Although this was billed as a 7 1/2 trip we were only in port for 8 hours and the meet time was 2 ...
Although this was billed as a 7 1/2 trip we were only in port for 8 hours and the meet time was 2 hours after we arrived. As it was we managed about 5 1/2 hours and because it was a Sunday and the traffic was light we managed to take in ... Read More
Although this was billed as a 7 1/2 trip we were only in port for 8 hours and the meet time was 2 hours after we arrived. As it was we managed about 5 1/2 hours and because it was a Sunday and the traffic was light we managed to take in everything that was advertised, albeit a little rushed. The Batu Caves are well worth visiting although it is a bit of a hike up all those steps. The trip also took in the Nation Mosque and Old Railway Station (both interesting but not exceptional), Independence Square (much more interesting thanks to the stories told by our guide) and a photo stop and a bit of spare time at the Petronas Towers. Make sure you go through to the gardens at the rear. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Our tour focused on the Batu Caves and the KL tower.
Our tour focused on the Batu Caves and the KL tower. The Batu caves were remarkable. The stairs were a challenge, but all made it! Then on to KL for a driving tour with several stops along the way plus our ultimate destination of the KL ... Read More
Our tour focused on the Batu Caves and the KL tower. The Batu caves were remarkable. The stairs were a challenge, but all made it! Then on to KL for a driving tour with several stops along the way plus our ultimate destination of the KL Tower and Petronas Towers. Our guide made it easy to get through the city and find the best spot for photos. I didn't realize that KL was such a beautiful city. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
James was the tour guide and he was outstanding--very informative and funny.
James was the tour guide and he was outstanding--very informative and funny. He made this one of the best ship tours during this cruise. On the other hand, my spouse did the "Kuala Lumpur Highlights" and departed around 9:15PM ... Read More
James was the tour guide and he was outstanding--very informative and funny. He made this one of the best ship tours during this cruise. On the other hand, my spouse did the "Kuala Lumpur Highlights" and departed around 9:15PM and did not return to the ship until 4PM with no lunch or food stops.That review would have been lower than this one. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
The caves were very interesting, but we could have done without the trip to the pewter factory.
The caves were very interesting, but we could have done without the trip to the pewter factory. The national museum was good, but we had only 45 minutes due to traffic congestion.
The caves were very interesting, but we could have done without the trip to the pewter factory. The national museum was good, but we had only 45 minutes due to traffic congestion. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This excursion was very rushed.
This excursion was very rushed. Though it was an 8 hour excursion, the drive into Kuala Lumpur took most of the trip. Left us with very limited time to actually enjoy stuff.
This excursion was very rushed. Though it was an 8 hour excursion, the drive into Kuala Lumpur took most of the trip. Left us with very limited time to actually enjoy stuff. Read Less
Sail Date March 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Did not have enough time for anything tiresome and long bus ride
Did not have enough time for anything tiresome and long bus ride
Did not have enough time for anything tiresome and long bus ride Read Less
Sail Date March 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Amazing, I loved the Batu Caves, the statues, temples, monkeys.
Amazing, I loved the Batu Caves, the statues, temples, monkeys. My tour also included the National Museum, National Mosque, Independence Square, lunch, Petronas Tower and K.L. Tower.
Amazing, I loved the Batu Caves, the statues, temples, monkeys. My tour also included the National Museum, National Mosque, Independence Square, lunch, Petronas Tower and K.L. Tower. Read Less
Sail Date November 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Azamara
Upgrade works were underway - well overdue.
Upgrade works were underway - well overdue. Quite a big hike to the top - especially on a hot, humid day, but worth it for the views. Most entertaining was watching the monkeys steal food from unsuspecting tourists!
Upgrade works were underway - well overdue. Quite a big hike to the top - especially on a hot, humid day, but worth it for the views. Most entertaining was watching the monkeys steal food from unsuspecting tourists! Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We visited Batu Caves which was great.
We visited Batu Caves which was great. I would have liked to spend more time there. I have to warn - the steps to the caves are really steep. I felt muscles I didn't even know I had. We then went on to visit the Royal Selangor Pewter ... Read More
We visited Batu Caves which was great. I would have liked to spend more time there. I have to warn - the steps to the caves are really steep. I felt muscles I didn't even know I had. We then went on to visit the Royal Selangor Pewter factory and a museum and had a buffet lunch. To be honest, I could have done without any of that, but, that was the tour. Others seemed to enjoy it just fine. The museum was small - I was quite surprised by that. Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Long bus ride to KL, although bus was comfortable and the ride was smooth.
Long bus ride to KL, although bus was comfortable and the ride was smooth. The Caves are amazing, but the place is a chaotic mess. We are westerners who live in Asia, so are used to it. There was much more to this excursion than I ... Read More
Long bus ride to KL, although bus was comfortable and the ride was smooth. The Caves are amazing, but the place is a chaotic mess. We are westerners who live in Asia, so are used to it. There was much more to this excursion than I expected, given that you must spend 2-3 hours just getting there and back to the ship. A very good buffet meal was served at the Tourism center, which is very well maintained. Interesting visit to a Tin dealer. Quick photo op of the Petronas Tower from the ground - and then a ride up KL Tower for great panoramic views of the city. Had to make a mad rush to catch the ship! Guide was knowledgeable and in control. Read Less
Sail Date December 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We booked the Batu Caves Excursion.
We booked the Batu Caves Excursion. This was the most sightseeing filled excursion we attended. We saw "everything": Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur Tower, Merdeka Square, Petronas Twin Towers, Royal Selangor Pewer Factory, Lunch, and ... Read More
We booked the Batu Caves Excursion. This was the most sightseeing filled excursion we attended. We saw "everything": Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur Tower, Merdeka Square, Petronas Twin Towers, Royal Selangor Pewer Factory, Lunch, and Shopping. It felt like we packed in a week of traveling on that one tour. Read Less
Sail Date September 2015
Shore Excursion Provider:
LONG set of stairs, interesting interior.
LONG set of stairs, interesting interior. Also did a 'drive by' tour of the city and a lunch in 'little India' - took about 90 minutes to get there from Port Klang, not sure it was worthy of the trip.
LONG set of stairs, interesting interior. Also did a 'drive by' tour of the city and a lunch in 'little India' - took about 90 minutes to get there from Port Klang, not sure it was worthy of the trip. Read Less
Sail Date March 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
We had a nice visit with plenty of time before returning to the ship.
We had a nice visit with plenty of time before returning to the ship.
We had a nice visit with plenty of time before returning to the ship. Read Less
Sail Date December 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Was really looking forward to Batu Caves, and was pretty impressed (be warned there are 272 steps ...
Was really looking forward to Batu Caves, and was pretty impressed (be warned there are 272 steps to get up there) ...BUT... we only had 1/2 hour at the caves, so 10 mins climb, 10 mins viewing and 10 mins back down and refreshment stop. ... Read More
Was really looking forward to Batu Caves, and was pretty impressed (be warned there are 272 steps to get up there) ...BUT... we only had 1/2 hour at the caves, so 10 mins climb, 10 mins viewing and 10 mins back down and refreshment stop. This was unfortunate as you need more time there, could easily spend an hour exploring. The trip then went to the Royal Selangor Pewter factory and gift shop (surprisingly interesting and plenty of people bought items in the shop), then lunch, then on to the KL tower and a trip up to the observation deck to get a 360 degree view of KL and take plenty of snaps. This was followed by a whistle stop visit to take snaps of the Petronas Towers and then back to the ship. A long day but again a good introduction to KL if like us you had never been there. Read Less
Sail Date November 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises