Kuala Lumpur Organised Trips

Fireflies of Kuala Lumpur

Spend an evening in rural Malaysia to get an insight into local life outside of the city. Kuala Selangor is just an hour’s drive from Kuala Lumpur, but daily life here takes on a different atmosphere. This small tranquil town is where the Selangor River meet the sea. It’s known for fishing and farming, and on a visit to the hilltop fortress of Bukit Melawati, you’ll get to look out over the Straits of Malacca. Seafood is a staple food here, so you’ll tuck into a Chinese-style local seafood dinner before the highlight of this experience: firefly watching. Climb on board a boat and head upstream, where you’ll see thousands of fireflies flickering like Christmas lights in the mangrove trees that line the riverbanks.

• Departing daily from Kuala Lumpur
• Operates year round
• Private experience

Duration:

Evening

Start time: 4pm
End time: 10pm

Kuala Lumpur Highlights in Half a Day

Take to two wheels and immerse yourself in Kuala Lumpur’s rich cultural landscape. On this leisurely bike tour, you’ll cycle around the city’s inner and outer districts, taking in the harmonious landscape of temples, mosques and other cultural influences. See the colonial-era architecture around Merdeka Square close to the Klang River, where Malaysian independence was declared in 1957, and head to lively Chinatown to explore the buzzing markets. Visit Moorish-influenced Jamek Mosque – one of the city’s oldest mosques – and join locals going about their day at Central Market. Then venture north to Little India, with its colourful maze of jewellery and textile shops, and upmarket Bukit Bintang, which dazzles with its glitzy restaurants and designer malls. Keep your eyes peeled throughout to see how many times you can spot the iconic Petronas Twin Towers that tower over the city.

• Departing daily from Kuala Lumpur
• Operates year round
• Private experience

Duration:

Half day

Start time: 8am
End time: Midday

Kuala Lumpur Street Food

Enjoy the flavours of Kuala Lumpur on this mouth-watering evening street food tour. Your driver will expertly zigzag through the city as you experience the sights, sounds and tastes after dark as a passenger on the back of a Vespa scooter. Hang out with the locals at the best foodie spots away from the tourist trail, visiting a Malaysian night market and heading down to Brickfields: a vibrant maze of shops and street food restaurants serving dosa pancakes and Indian curries. Sample everything from hokkien mee and satay to the towering roti tissue. Then you can head back to your hotel or carry on to a local night spot to watch a live band.

• Departing daily from Kuala Lumpur
• Operates year round
• Private experience

Duration:

Evening

Start time: 7pm
End time: 11pm

Malaysian Cooking Class in Kuala Lumpur

Cooking classes are a fantastic way to delve deeper into the local culture and provide you with authentic recipes that can be shared for years to come. Home-cooked food is an important part of Malaysian life and you’ll get an insight into the culture and social structure of the country through its mealtimes. This immersive cooking class starts with a trip to a local market, where you’ll experience the hustle and bustle of daily life and be introduced to classic Malaysian ingredients. Then it’s off to LaZat, where you’ll tuck into a local breakfast before learning how to prepare dishes the way they have been done for generations. You’ll have plenty of help on hand as you whip up a selection of delicious dishes for starters, sides, main course and dessert. Enjoy tasting your creations and the bonus of not washing up.

• Departing Monday to Saturday from Kuala Lumpur
• Operates year round
• Group experience

Duration:

Half day

Start time: 8am
End time: 12.30pm

The Art of Batik

Get creative with a batik class, where you’ll learn all about this traditional wax-resist dyeing technique. Batik uses wax resists to create beautiful patterns and you’ll see examples of this clever ancient technique in homes all around the world. In this class, you’ll experience how to fill in colours on a fabric that’s been pre-waxed with a batik pattern. Mix primary colours to create secondary colours and shade in the material for a special keepsake.

• Departing daily from Kuala Lumpur
• Operates year round
• Private experience

Duration:

Half day

Start time: 10am
End time: 1pm