Boasting historic monuments, awe-inspiring skyscrapers, amazing art galleries and a myriad of natural attractions, Kuala Lumpur – the capital city of Malaysia is counted among the world’s most popular tourist destinations. While the city offers a lot to keep travellers entertained for a long time, adventure-seekers can find a number of thrilling options. Take a look below at some amazing outdoor activities you can enjoy in and around Kuala Lumpur:
While Kuala Lumpur offers plenty of wonderful opportunities for adventure enthusiasts, rock climbing is one major activity tourists look forward to while holidaying here. 13 kilometres away from Kuala Lumpur, Batu Caves – a massive limestone outcrop with 8 crags is one most popular rock climbing destination in Malaysia with easily navigable climbing routes. It is an ideal spot for beginners to master their basic skills and is a true delight for first-timers.
Hot Air Balloon Flight over Putrajaya
Nearly half an hour away from Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, called an “Intelligent Garden City” presents world-class views in Malaysia. The best way to delight in the beauty of this place is to take a hot air balloon ride! You would love to catch a glimpse of monuments such as Wawasan Bridge and Palace of Justice along with the breathtaking natural beauty of the city on this 45-minute ride. There will be a well-informed pilot to ensure passengers’ safety. You will also enjoy breakfast buffet along with the hotel pick-up and drop off.
Kuala Selangor Tour
Nature enthusiasts cannot afford to miss discovering Kuala Selangor, a hidden gem in Malaysia. This exciting tour gives you a chance to explore a royal burial ground, ruined fort and local fishing village. You’ll be taken to a fantastic 45-minute boat ride through the mangroves of Kuala Selangor. While you would love to discover the beauty of a number of fireflies dancing around the berembang trees along the Selangor River at Kampung Kuantan Firefly Park, the lip-smacking seafood dinner served at the local fishing village will be a wonderful treat for foodies.
Elephant Orphanage Sanctuary Day Tour
If wildlife is your thing, you should not miss taking a private tour of Elephant Orphanage Sanctuary – an elephant conservation centre run by the Malaysian Wildlife Society. Just 1.5 hours away from the capital, the park is a major draw among tourists. During the tour, you’ll drive through the scenic Malaysian countryside to visit the sanctuary and will discover there an array of rogue elephants from across Southeast Asia. There will be knowledgeable guides to elaborate upon how the sanctuary meticulously protects and safeguards orphaned elephants, and present a more informative travel experience for visitors.
Artistic Architecture and Structures Half-Day Tour
Those who are keen on discovering architecture can take this artistic architecture and structures half-day tour for a wonderful experience. Through the tour, one will get a bird’s eye view over Kuala Lumpur from the Observation Deck of the 88-story and visit historical sites such as the National Mosque and Merdeka Square (Independence Square). The tour will also take you to Central Market or the Royal Selangor Visitor Centre for an ideal shopping experience, and then to Batu Caves where you will get to climb the 272 steps to its Hindu shrine.