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Half-Day Kuala Lumpur City Tour
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Half-Day Kuala Lumpur City Tour

By Travel Yamu
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Save hours compared to independent travel on this great-value tour that covers key sights in downtown Kuala Lumpur. See highlights from Chinese temples to the royal palace on your choice of morning or afternoon tour—perfect for history lovers. The tour comes with round-trip transportation, or upgrade for a private driver.
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per adult (price varies by group size)
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Ages 0-99
Duration: 3h 30m
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Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • See Kuala Lumpur's top historical sites in just half a day
  • Stop at the King’s Palace, Merdeka Square, and many more
  • Upgrade for a private driver and exclusive tour
  • Relax with round-trip transportation from your Kuala Lumpur hotel

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • English Speaking Driver
What's not included
  • Food and beverages
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
  • Surcharge of USD 10 per person for pickup outside 5km radius from the city center is applicable

After pickup from your Kuala Lumpur hotel, head to Merdeka Square and the King’s Palace (Istana Negara) to discover Malaysia’s regal side. Next comes the Petronas Twin Towers, an icon of the city that were once the world’s tallest buildings. Stop by at the Lake Gardens, pause at the National Museum, and then admire the ornate Kuala Lumpur Railway Station. After exploring the National Mosque, get an insight into the city’s diversity, as you visit the Chinese Thean Hou Temple. Finish the tour by paying respects to those who lost their lives in Malaysia’s battle for independence at the National Monument (Tugu Negara), before boarding your minivan to return to your hotel.

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Option 1
    Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Free hotel pick up & drop off from your hotel located at Kuala Lumpur City Centre (5km radius from KLCC).
  • Option 2
    MATIC, 109, Jln Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    You can also join our tour from Kuala Lumpur meeting point namely Malaysia Tourism Centre (MaTic): 109, Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (please wait in front of Harriston Chocolate Boutique on the right side of the main entrance)
Pickup details
  • Free hotel pick up & drop off from your hotel located at Kuala Lumpur City Centre (5km radius from KLCC). You can also join our tour from Kuala Lumpur meeting point namely Malaysia Tourism Centre (MaTic): 109, Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (please wait in front of Harriston Chocolate Boutique on the right side of the main entrance) An additional surcharge of USD 10 per person for hotel pickup outside 5km radius from the city center is applicable and payable on the day of your activity.
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Pushchair accessible
      • Near public transportation
      • Infants must sit on laps
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 38355P2

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Children must be accompanied by an adult
      • Free Hotel pick up & drop off (selected hotels only)
      • Most travellers can participate
      • Please note: Petronas Twin Tower Skybridge Admission Ticket availability is limited & selling fast. Please purchase directly at their website if you plan to enter.
      • An additional surcharge of USD 10 per person for hotel pickup outside 5km radius from the city center is applicable and payable on the day of your activity.
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 38355P2

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        Written 22 July 2024
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      • Sightseer01516236614
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Breathtaking to watch
        We went on an afternoon tour. The tour guidexwas fantastic and informative. We discovered July is a great time to see the Orangutans due to no fruiting in the jungle and therefore they are more likely to come and seek out fruit the Reserve staff leave out for them. And then we saw them, wow so amazing. We saw the grandma, a mum and baby and 6 year old. They very fantastic to watch, it was breathtaking, I loved every minute. Definitely recommend this tour.
        Written 20 July 2024
      • sabinet927
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        3.0 of 5 bubbles
        Nice night sights
        Kumar was very nice and drove us to see all the beautiful night sights. But he was a driver, not a guide. I was surprised because he accompanied us to the visit only once and it was a bit stressful to manage the time by ourselves.
        Written 19 July 2024
      • M5341ZLpaulac
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
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      • 153tienl
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great tour with Helmi!
        Batu Caves is a must do for first time visitors to KL. This was the first stop on our tour and it was so interesting. The stairway climb to the entrance can be challenging, but there are ample landings to rest along the way. Once at the top, it’s a short walk with another set of stairs to get to the center. You will pass a temple along the way and encounter another at the end. The cave opens up to the sky above and you’ll see monkeys and vegetation. It’s really quite a view. Following the caves, we went to the Hot Springs. It was interesting to learn about the reported therapeutic benefits of the springs. The site itself is not impressive as this is a functional hot springs used by locals, but interesting nonetheless. After that, next stop was waterfalls in the national park. We really enjoyed this stop as the water is cool and refreshing. Make the effort to climb at least a couple levels to get to higher elevation. Monkeys abound, so be careful with your belongings. We then went to a batik shop where we saw the process to color the fabric and onto the pewter factory. Both were quite interesting and had items available for purchase. Our guide, Helmi, drove us and provided a lot of wonderful information. He was extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and really made our tour enjoyable. He took us for a great lunch at a local restaurant and we enjoyed it thoroughly.
        Written 17 July 2024
      • bindram2022
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Good experience
        The views were amazing. Thankyou soo much Rajan for your great services, was good hospitality. The drinks was soo good.
        Written 16 July 2024
      • 759rebeccal
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Malaysia, we love you!
        Our tour with Josh was fabulous! He was so knowledgeable, approachable and had a great sense of humor. We asked a million questions and he patiently answered them all. Josh recommended a restaurant for lunch and we were not disappointed. In the end, we learned so much about Malaysia because Josh was not hesitant to answer our probing questions about his country, culture, languages, religion and more. We were so happy with Josh that we are now booking a second tour before we leave this beautiful country. Memories are made based on the locals one meets along the way and the way they treat us. We will have warm memories of Malaysia. Martha Deichler
        Written 16 July 2024
      • KK_Bom
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Excellent time in the lap of Nature
        Wow! We really liked this opportunity to see and experience a glimpse of the Malaysia countryside. Mostly travelling to Kuala Lumpur means the city tour and shopping within the city. Most of the travellers tend to miss out on this great experience of visiting the fishing villages and spending time with nature. If you have time and you want to spend quality time with nature and animals, then this tour is for you. Mr. Rajan is a thorough gentleman. He is polite, well- informed, helpful and very friendly. He has been in this tour business for the last 30 years. He made our trip really comfortable and memorable. We wish him all the very best for the future ❤️
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      • 751sonjad
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      • Escape14032347316
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        Amazing trip
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      • ARIAN74
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      • 783deirdres
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        Waste of time and money visiting . Lost its charm.
        So disappointing and I wouldn’t waste my considerable time getting there and money. We left KL late after picking up 3 other tourists from their hotel - start 0800 finish picking up 8:45. Traffic jams out of KL. Malacca is now like sideshow alley or a circus. Great for small children in the trishaws decorated like hello kitty or Spider-Man. The old Main Street is full of parked cars and traffic jam so quite dangerous with narrow footpaths full of pushing tourists. My advice…. Spend your hard earned dollars elsewhere. It has lost the charm of our last visit in 1994.
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      • kevinmC2136TA
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        Informative and helpful
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        Written 11 July 2024
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      4.0
      4.0 of 5 bubbles126 reviews
      Excellent
      71
      Very good
      23
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      Kwame M
      3 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The tour experience with Raja was as if you were transported into a history lesson that was not only informative but also inspired. His knowledge of the city is impeccable and his demeanour, very pleasant.
      Anyone seeking to spend a few hours getting to know this city which is full of rich history and culture would more than benefit from booking his tour.

      Jumpa lagi!
      Written 31 July 2023
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      Nicole D
      5 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      It’s really just a driver service for the day to drive you to the main attractions in the city but it’s great value for the price and efficient. The driver drove us to the spots in a different order which was fine but then tried to skip out on the Thean Hou Temple and we had to insist on it as we really want to see it. But if we weren’t paying attention and didn’t ask, we would have missed out on it. Otherwise, it was generally good and reasonably priced for what you get.
      Written 28 December 2022
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      Barbara S
      3 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sept 2022 • Solo
      I found this tour a great way to see some of the historical monuments and places of interests in a large city like Kuala Lumpur. I was able to decide which places I was most interested in, so the tour was tailored to me. The tour guide/driver was good, although I would have liked a bit more background historical information at some of the stops.
      Written 19 September 2022
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      Haramou
      Kifissia, Greece11 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      It is worth it so that one can have a quick overview of KL and photos outside the main attractions. A good idea for the first day in KL. A Tour would mean somebody explaining things to you. This was more of a taxi ride with stops. The driver did not say much other than the names of the attractions.
      Written 5 August 2023
      This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
      Dear Haramou, I’m sorry to hear that our driver wasn’t able to provide you with the service experience you were looking for. I will be sure to pass your feedback on, and we’ll work on improving our driver in order to meet your expectations in the future. Thank you for taking the time out of your day to leave us a review!
      Written 7 August 2023
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Jet37750458109
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Oct 2023 • Solo
      One of the best tours I’ve been on so far, the views were amazing and the tour guide (Lawrence) was well mannered and educated and informative. He also took the time to take photos of me with most of the landmarks because I’m travelling solo.

      Thank you, maybe we’ll meet in the future for a longer tour because you can only see so much in a half day tour and Malaysia is enormous.

      Highly recommend 👌🏽
      Written 4 October 2023
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      ruobi
      Cambridge, UK2 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      非常可怕的一个one.day tour.完全的scam, 请不要参加。from the description, the tour was about sightseeing, but tour guide took us to 3 shopping places, one selling durian, local snacks, second one selling jade and precious stones, last one selling chocolates! 这些购物店全部都开在孤零零的地方,价格很贵。每到一个购物零点,导游就让你下车。it was not a tour about malaysia but a total shopping scam. 我们宁愿下次自己打车到每一个零点也不会再报这个团。please do not come!
      Written 11 January 2024
      This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
      Thank you for sharing your experience with us, and we sincerely apologize for the disappointment you faced during your recent city tour. We appreciate your feedback as it helps us identify areas for improvement. We understand that your expectations for a sightseeing tour were not met, and we deeply regret any inconvenience caused by the unexpected focus on shopping stops. Your concerns regarding the isolated locations and the expensive prices at these shops have been duly noted, and we will investigate this matter to ensure that such occurrences are addressed promptly. Our goal is to provide enriching and enjoyable experiences that showcase the best of Malaysia, and we are genuinely sorry that your experience fell short of this standard. Rest assured, we will review our tour itineraries and work to enhance our communication with tour guides to ensure that future participants can enjoy a more authentic and fulfilling experience. We appreciate your candid feedback, and we hope that you will consider giving us another opportunity to serve you better in the future. Once again, we apologize for any inconvenience caused, and we appreciate your understanding.
      Written 15 January 2024
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      edmondc671
      Saint Louis, MO8 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2020
      Nice and courteous driver with good air conditioned car.
      Driver with limited English but not a guide. Cheap tour, but you must read about the places visited as the driver information are very limited. Our tour was less than 3 hours. Total in the car 4 people. Perhaps a larger number of tourist will provide a better guidance. The tour is very good bargain given the places visited.
      Written 6 January 2020
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      Mobile783181
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sept 2023 • Solo
      My tour guide, INDRAN, was absolutely a delight—more than just a driver, he walked me around sites and had interesting stories to tell at each one, both about Malaysian history and life today. It was more than I expected and was so fun and interesting—if I have any opportunity to take another tour here, I’ll definitely reach out to him! It was a great day and I’m grateful to have seen the city through the eyes of a local.
      Written 27 September 2023
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      Kriszti23
      London, UK4 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      May 2024 • Solo
      It was a great trip around the moat famous landmarks of the city. Our driver/tour guide Rajan was very friendly and told us lots of information about the sights and shared lots of info about the history of the country. Also took some great pictures!
      I would highly recommend this tour to get a flavour of the city!
      Written 25 May 2024
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      Tania
      3 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      We really enjoyed this half day Kuala Lumpur tour! We didn't have a lot of time, so this was perfect for us. Our driver and guide, Aris, showed us around Kuala Lumpur, he was flexible with our needs and he gave us good advice. It was very interesting learning about Malaysian culture, and he made us feel like coming back to visit more places! He answered our questions and he was very friendly. We'd really recommend him!
      Written 10 June 2023
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      Your review made our day, Shilmarien. We’ve passed your comments on to Aris so he can enjoy the good vibes too. Comments like yours make our work worthwhile. We love that you enjoy the tour and had an interesting experience learning about Malaysian culture. We couldn’t create/provide the tour that we do without great customers like you! Thanks for choosing us, we can’t wait to serve you again in the future!
      Written 11 June 2023
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