Elephant Sanctuary and Batu Caves Trip
Activities in Kuala Lumpur

Elephant Sanctuary and Batu Caves Trip

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Interesting excursion punctuated by David's comments on Malaysian history and culture. Very rewarding experience
10 Briac
  • English English
  • 8 hours
  • Hotel pick up

Follow in the footsteps of one of the oldest mammals in existence: the magnificent elephant. This fantastic trip will take you to the Kuala Gandah sanctuary where you will meet these amazing creatures. You will also visit the magical Batu Caves, spectacularly set in a hillside overlooking the city.

Elephant Sanctuary and Batu Caves Trip

After picking you up from your hotel in the center of Kuala Lumpur, we will begin our 68-mile bus journey to the Kuala Gandah Sanctuary, a conservation center located in the middle of the jungle which is home to around 1,200 magnificent Asian elephants.

Once there, we'll spend the morning getting to know these fascinating creatures. You will feed them their favorite food and wash them using the hoses. The species that live here are extremely gentle and accustomed to being around humans. This is a brilliant experience to enjoy during your holiday in Malaysia!

During our visit to the elephant sanctuary, we will also see a fascinating documentary explaining the reasons why these animals are in danger of extinction and what is being done here to stop their poaching. To understand this, we will have to go back to 1989 which is when the species began to be preserved.

On the way back to Kuala Lumpur, we will make one last stop to complete our fantastic trip. We will visit the famous Batu Caves, one of Malaysia's natural treasures, spectacularly set in the hillside overlooking the city. They are famous for being home to beautiful golden statues of the different Hindu deities, and for hosting important festivals and celebrations.

At the end of the visit to the caves, we will return to the bus and head back to Kuala Lumpur. When we arrive, we will drop you off at your hotel.

Bathing with elephants

You also have the option to take a bath with the elephants in the Kuala Gandah sanctuary. This experience costs an extra fee that must be paid in cash directly at the venue. The price is 50 Malaysian Ringgit(€10 approx.) per group for the guide who will accompany you during the bath and 10 Malaysian Ringgit(€2 approx.) for each person who participates. For example, if there are two in your group, you will have to pay 70 Malay Ringgit (€15 approx.) and if you are three people, 80 Malay Ringgit(€17 approx.).

Hotel pick up

This tour includes collection from hotels in the center of Kuala Lumpur. If your hotel is not situated in the center of Kuala Lumpur, please inform us when making the booking. If you want to be picked up from accommodation located outside the center, there will be an additional charge of 80 RM (€17 approx.). Alternatively, you can also choose to arrange your own transfer to the meeting point.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.

Price

Adults Children from 3 to 11 years old Children under 3 years old
US$ 60
US$ 47
Free
  • Adults

    US$ 60
  • Children from 3 to 11 years old

    US$ 47
  • Children under 3 years old

    Free

* A reservation for one person will include a supplement.

More Information

Duration

8 hours.

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.

Included

Hotel pick up and drop off.

English speaking guide.

Visit to Batu Caves.

Visit to the Elephant Sanctuary.

Food and drink.

Not included

Bath with elephants (€12 per person approx.).

Food for the elephants.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up to 2 days before (Kuala Lumpur local time) if there are still places available.

Ticket

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Accessibility

No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

Do you have any questions?

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US$ 60
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts

Cancellations

Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.