- Hotel Transfer within Kuala Lumpur area only
- Private Transportation for duration of the tour
- English speaking guide-driver
- All entrance tickets as per itinerary
- Tour is conducted in English
- Car = 1 – 3 pax, MPV = 4 – 6 pax, Van = 7 – 10 pax
- Timing and itinerary changes subject to weather, traffic conditions or unforeseen circumstances
- Package does not include meals, beverage, entrance tickets and shows not listed in the itinerary
KL GARDEN & PARK (PRIVATE TOUR)
In this KL Garden & Park (Private Tour), you will visit:
Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park
The Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park is a veritable secret paradise where butterflies dance nonchalantly in clumps of fern amidst scented beautiful flowers and flowering vines. Stretched over 80,000 sq ft of landscaped garden with over 6,000 live butterflies, exotic plants, butterfly-host plants and ferns, you’d be dancing with the fluttering wonders. These playful and colorful butterflies are no stranger to humans so don’t be surprised if they end up attached to you (and your clothes, hands, everything!) and oh, how they stick tightly!
Along the path, you’ll encounter a feeding spot where the butterflies plot to dominate the earth… or in reality, just hanging around in their gathering spot as they feast on the food served for them. You’ll find tons of different species here enjoying the sweetness of fruits and others along the myriads of lush greenery and vibrant flowers. Sometimes it’s also easy to mistake the butterflies for statues as they can be perfectly still on the green leaves. Or maybe they’re just posing for you. Though what’s clear is that, it truly shows off its bright and brilliant wing patterns.
Despite its highlight being the butterflies, you’d be able to enjoy the sounds of cascading waterfalls. A koi pond is within this park too and you get the pleasure of seeing Japanese koi fishes, freshwater turtles, and some other insects. Like the butterflies, the koi fishes too, get eager when they see humans approaching, and will swim close to you and open their mouths. Now if fishes could talk like humans, they’re likely saying “Feed me, feed me!” Also, spot the huge Yellow Koi, the boss of the pond!
An insect gallery is also around where displays of the metamorphosis process can be seen. Other displays of the butterflies and other insects too can be seen in their cafe and souvenir shop.
Kuala Lumpur Orchid Garden
Kuala Lumpur Orchid Garden was established mainly to exhibit Malaysia’s rich variety of orchids, as well as to provide a center for the growing, conservation, research and study of them. Set in a lush undulating greenery of the Kuala Lumpur Lake Gardens, it provides a striking visual display of the orchid family in all its glory.
Though small and just occupying a territory of one hectare, Orchid Garden still boasts over 6,000 gorgeous orchids from over 800 different species. The Orchid Garden houses both common and extremely rare specimens of orchids, which will charm and amaze you with their rich colours, inimitable patterns, and aesthetic shapes. Enjoy the breeze, wind blowing in your face, and marvel at these gifts of nature as you stroll along this garden.
If you need to rest a while after seeing the exotic of blooms, you’ll find a wooden bench. Have a seat, listen to the sounds of the flowing fountains, be in sync with its rhythm and close your eyes as you sit surrounded by the orchids. Such bliss!
Kuala Lumpur Bird Park
Regarded to be the largest walk-in free-flight aviary in the world, KL Bird Park spreads out over 20.9 acres of sprawling, verdant valley terrain within the scenic Kuala Lumpur Lake Gardens. Divided into four zones, it’s home to more than 3,000 birds from 200 species, both local and foreign.
The four zones comprise of:
The Free-Flight Walk-In Aviary
Experience the ambience of lush green tropical rainforest once you step into our free-flight walk-in aviary. Be amazed by the courtship display of the Indian Blue Peacock with its magnificent, colourful, 5-feet train. Catch a glimpse of the Crowned pigeon, the largest pigeon species in the world. See how Yellow-billed Storks gather fallen twigs to build nests in their nesting colonies, and last but not least, doves, egrets and ibises feeding joyfully at the various feeding points.
Be greeted by the cheeky Indian Ring-necked Parakeets. Witness the strong bond between the Lovebirds where they spend sitting beside one another all day. Take out your camera and snap pictures of the greatly loveable small parrots, colorful Budgerigars, Sun Conures and Cockatiels.
Be awed by the mighty presence of the Brahminy Kites eagle in Brahminy Land, one of the popular local bird of prey species in Malaysia. These magnificent birds give out sorrowful, mewing calls especially during late evenings.
Not a sight to be missed. Catch a glimpse of the Greater and Lesser Flamingos gracefully sun-bathing in a beautifully landscaped pond complete with a scenic man-made waterfall. Marvel at their ability to stand on one leg. Meanwhile, you can also observe the majestic pelicans, another splendid yet curious bird species with its enormous bill and awkward heavy walk.
The Free-Flight Walk-In Aviary
The area of this park is connected to Zone 1 via bridges and is home to several elusive birds such as the Nicobar pigeon, Baya weaver and Scarlet ibis. Marvel at the largest bird in the world; the Ostrich which has eyes that are larger than their brain. This area is also a favourite spot for some of the more matured Peafowls.
This zone depicts Malaysia’s true tropical rainforest, with its towering evergreen trees, some soaring up to the height of a 10-storey building. Home to the regal Rhinoceros Hornbill, one of the largest hornbill species in the world, this bird forms a beautiful contrast to its surrounding and definitely a remarkable sight to be relished. Hornbill Park is also where you can find the Hornbill Gift Shop, and a three-storey Hornbill Restaurant and Cafe, with a protruding open-air verandah overlooking the park; just the perfect way to enjoy your meal.
Upon arrival at this place, you will not see the bronze soldiers in an instance. You must first walk across a beautiful wide stairway up the hill, after which you walk through the first part of the monument. Only after that you find yourself before the fallen soldiers. Malaysians know and are proud of the National Monument, the impressive sculpture in Kuala Lumpur that commemorates those who lost their lives in Malaysia’s struggle for freedom.
An interesting bit of trivia is that the face of the figure holding up the Jalur Gemilang is actually based on a young Tunku Abdul Rahman. The Yang di-Pertuan Agong, the Prime Minister and the heads of the armed forces traditionally visit this site on Warriors Day every July 31 to lay garlands at the memorial. It suffered extensive damage in 1975 and took 2 years later for the restoration. Since then, the fence is erect at night to deter any further destructive attempts. Every day at dawn, a soldier raises the national flag and lowers it at dusk.
In this visit to the National Monument, take a moment to consider just how much blood and sacrifice was necessary for the peace that Malaysians enjoy today.
Standing at the edge of Putrajaya Lake, the gentle pink-and-beige dome of the Putra Mosque is serene and yet dominant and seems to be far removed from the chaotic heat of Kuala Lumpur. The large structure exudes a sense of stillness, which can be felt when standing inside the massive room.
Step into the National Mosque and experience the sense of calmness and marvel at the elaborate interior of the dome during the silence between prayer times. Then explore around the mosque and take pleasure in its unique modern design embodying a contemporary expression of traditional Islamic art, calligraphy and ornamentation. Its acclaimed architecture design is open and inviting – you have plenty of space to roam about. It’s also worth to note the mosque pays homage to Prophet Muhammad’s home from the 7th century Saudi Arabia.