Summary list things to do in Kuala Lumpur primary objective is to help tourist planning their tour itinerary in Kuala Lumpur. All the things to do we highlight is the best tour for Single, Couple, Elderly, transit traveler, stopover tourist and Family with Children. The activity in Kuala Lumpur also covering historical tour, nature, and light adventure. Some of the tours required tourist to make a day trip to outside of Kuala Lumpur without hassle transferring to other Hotels.
Things To Do in Kuala Lumpur Tips
Before draft list things to do in Kuala Lumpur always put consideration others factor that will affect the tour itinerary. Contact local tour guide or me if you need assistant planning your visit.
- Weather – Normally torrential rain happens in the afternoon that lasts 30 – 45 minutes that slightly affected all outdoor activity. Start your tour early.
- Traffic – Traffic congestion not only occurs during rush hours in Kuala Lumpur. It also happens in major highway during a festival or long weekend especially heading back to KL. Choose the weekdays to make the day trip outside of Kuala Lumpur.
- Festival and Weekend – Malaysia has 14 gazetted public holiday covering national public holiday and religious festival. During the major festival expected most of the tourist attractions in Malaysia more crowded than the regular day. Kindly refer to this link for list of Public Holiday in Malaysia.
Popular Things To Do in Kuala Lumpur
Half of list things to do in Kuala Lumpur I suggested here tourist can do it in half-day. If tourists have little time to spend, tourist can combine two tours in one day such as Malaysia Elephants Conservation combine with Watching Fireflies in Kuala Selangor. Another excellent combination tours are Kuala Lumpur city tour with watching fireflies.
1. Exchange Money in Kuala Lumpur
First things to do in Kuala Lumpur once tourist arrive is changing the currency to Malaysian currency known as Ringgit Malaysia. Tourist should exchange all the money allocated for the holiday in Kuala Lumpur city because the exchange rates are much better. Bring small amount currency around 300 Malaysia Ringgit for food and transportation if you arrive in the very early morning. Money exchange in Kuala Lumpur only accepts the latest version money, and all the notes must be in good condition without any marking, torn or wrinkled. Tips: 100 and 50 notes gets better exchange rates. They do not accept the coin.
2. Kuala Lumpur City Tour with Batu Caves Visit
For first time tourist visiting Kuala Lumpur. Kuala Lumpur City tour will be the most important trip because its will give a glimpse about Malaysia. The tourist has few option doing Kuala Lumpur City tour. Half day city tour is covering all the key attraction, for full day city tour tourist can include visiting Museum. For small group or family with Children, Taxi will be the best mode of transportation because the charges based on the trip. Tourist should combine Kuala Lumpur city tour itinerary with Batu Caves visit for better time management. Others public transportation Hop On Hop Off buses. Not recommended using LRT or Monorail system because most of the attractions not cover by train system.
Kuala Lumpur city hall organized free Heritage Walk tour covering 11 heritage sites every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday. Kindly use this link for the detail and booking Kuala Lumpur Heritage Walk.
3.Watching Fireflies in Kuala Selangor
For the couple looking for romantic moments to spend at night. The family with Children that wanted to do different and unique activity in Kuala Lumpur. Watching Fireflies in their nature habitat will be a perfect choice. Situated about 70km from Kuala Lumpur, Fireflies in Kuala Selangor has a reputation as the biggest Fireflies colony in the world. It’s covering 20km along Selangor River. Watching fireflies in Kuala Selangor activity only can be done at night. Tourist can combine the tour with the Kuala Lumpur city tour or merge with Malaysia Elephant Conservation tour. Watching Fireflies tour packages typically come with visiting Batu Caves, feeding Silver Leaf Monkey and Dinner.
4. Malacca One Day Trip
For the historical tour, tourist can include Malacca one day trip on their things to do in Kuala Lumpur tour itinerary. Situated about 150km or 2 hours driving from Kuala Lumpur, Malacca is well-known as the first international city in Malaysia. Established by Pareswara a Hindu Prince from the Srivijaya Kingdom in 1400 century. During Malacca tour, tourist will understand about Malaysia social anthropology. The clash of two culture created a new element into society system. To get a better tour experience and know about history I recommended tourist take Malacca one trip tour packages that inclusive visiting few Museum.
5. Cameron Highlands One Day Trip
For tourist looking for nature and refreshing tour, Cameron Highlands one day trip would be the best tour for you. Cameron Highlands situated about 209km or 3 hours driving from Kuala Lumpur has a reputation as the biggest and the beautiful hills station in Malaysia. Besides the fantastic view of Tea Plantation, tourist also able to see the process of making of Tea and visiting Berinchang mountain situated in Titiwangsa Mountain Range. Tourist has an option visiting Cameron Highlands by hiring Taxi for return journey or book Cameron Highlands one day trip from the local tour operator. Best time to make Cameron Highlands one day trip is on Tuesday to Saturday. BOH Tea plantation closed every Monday.
6. Malaysia Elephants Conservation Tour
Malaysia Elephants Conservation Centre situated in the Pahang States or 1.5 hours driving from Kuala Lumpur. Established in 1974, fully managed by Malaysia Wildlife Department. The primary objective of the center is to translocation wild Elephants in the conflict area to National Park. Malaysia Elephant Conservation Center also responsible taking care injury and orphanage Elephants. In here, the tourist has an opportunity bathing and feeding the Elephants. Suitable for every level aged especially family with Children. Tourist can do this tour by hiring Taxi for the return trip or take Malaysia Elephants Sanctuary tour packages. Best time to visit Elephants Sanctuary Saturday – Thursday.
7. Taman Negara One Day Trip
Taman Negara one day trip is suitable for tourist who is looking for outdoor and adventure activity. Taman Negara aka National Park Pahang situated about 245km or 3.5 hours driving from Kuala Lumpur has a reputation as one of the oldest rain-forest in the world. The main attraction in Taman Negara Pahang is canopy walk. Besides that tourist also will able to do jungle trekking, rapid shooting and visiting Bateq aboriginal people. All this activity can be done in one day without hassle pack and unpack the luggage. Option to make Taman Negara One Day trip either by Taxi or book tour packages. Best time to go Saturday – Thursday.
8. Kuala Lumpur Food Tour
Various races in Malaysia are still maintaining the original heritage make Malaysia the best place to visit. One activity that allows tourists to try the uniqueness of Malaysian people culture is a food tour. Tourist has an opportunity to sampling some of the famous food from three primary races in Malaysia namely Malay, Chinese and Indian. For more detail kindly visit the official website Kuala Lumpur Food Tour.
Compilation the best things to do in Kuala Lumpur as a guide for better tour experience and value for money. Tourist should not limit them only in the city but also must willing to travel outside of Kuala Lumpur to explore the beautiful of Malaysia.
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