Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia and one of the most popular cities in the world to visit. It is home to over 8.2 million people and attracts more than 14 million tourists every year. In fact, in 2019, it was the 10th most visited city in the world. Today, we are featuring the best places in Kuala to experience some adrenaline pumping adventures while on vacation in Malaysia. Let’s dive into the Best Adventures in Kuala Lumpur!
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Malaysia is located in Southeast Asia and enjoys a pretty hot and humid climate year-round. This hot and steamy weather makes this a great destination to enjoy the great outdoors year-round. Let’s take a look at what adventure lies ahead in Kuala Lumpur and start planning your vacation today! Download the Tripio app right now and you can begin adding these awesome adventures to your custom itinerary and bucket list straight away. You can even generate a custom list based on your personal preferences.
Kicking off our custom top 10 is one of the skyscrapers! The Menara Kuala Lumpur is also known as the KL tower, this is the 7th tallest building in the world(as of 2022) and now you can walk on the outside of it. In addition there is an external platform raised 100 feet above the ground called the tower walk 100. It opened on the building’s 25th birthday. You will be harnessed up to walk on both a gridded platform and a glass platform 100 feet above the earth below. What a great way to get your adrenaline pumping! Download the Tripio app now and start adding to your own bucket list and create your very own custom itinerary. Tripio will even generate a custom top 10 based on your preferences. Travel has never been so easy. Your next vacation starts now.
The Menara Kuala Lumpur, known as the KL tower is the 7th tallest building in the world (as of 2022) standing an incredible 1,381 feet high. This tower features a glass floor viewing platform 1,000 feet off the ground. Are you brave enough to stand in the glass box? It of course is perfectly safe and makes for a pretty amazing photograph. The building and other viewing decks are wheelchair accessible however, the glass box is not. This tower also features the amazing Atmosphere 360 revolving restaurant which you can find right here on Tripio.
One of the best things to do in Malaysia is to go white water rafting. Travel about an hour north of Kuala Lumpur and go for an extreme adventure along the Kuala Kubu river. You will be given a safety demonstration and after that, will head off down the river rapids for a total distance of about 4.5 miles. Bounce off the water as you get splashed and tugged. There is an experienced guide with you at all times so there is nothing to worry about other than having fun. You will spend about 2 hours in the raft. Book now for an adrenaline pumping adventure. Please ensure that you wear appropriate footwear like sport shoes or sandals with straps, jeans are prohibited.
One of the best things to do in Kuala Lumpur for adventure seekers is to go diving with sharks. Go cage diving with sharks at Aquaria KLCC. There are two options available for the adventure seeker. One of those is for individuals with scuba diving certificates and one is for those without. For those of you that have a scuba diving certification, you can free dive into the shark tank enclosure without the protection of a cage, that experience is called ‘Dive with sharks’. On the other hand, if you have no diving experience then you can participate in a shark cage dive, this experience is called ‘Cage Rage’. What a thrilling way to get up-close-and-personal with these very misunderstood prehistoric creatures. Do you dare? This has to be one of the Best Adventures in Kuala Lumpur!
Zipline Shah Alam offers a great opportunity to zipline straight across a gorgeous lake in Selangor. The zipline wizzes you 790 feet across the lake. Get a great bird’s eye view while getting your heart racing at the same time.
Heading off on an ATV adventure had to be on our custom top 10 somewhere! ATV Adventure Park Kuala Lumpur is located just outside of the city. They have over 80 ATV’s on-site. This large park gives you the opportunity to drive through the rough terrain over rocks, through mud, over bamboo bridges, up hills and even right by a waterfall. You have to be over the age of 16 years to drive and it can be challenging for beginners and experienced drivers alike. If you want to make it extra challenging for yourself, come a day after a rainstorm, the track will be muddy and slippery. A guide will be with you at all times to ensure everyone’s safety.
Seeing the world from high above in a hot air balloon is one of the most incredible experiences anyone can have. Soar high above the lush landscape of Malaysia with hot air balloon Malaysia. Contact them ahead of your visit with plenty of time to spare and book a private flight. Make it one of the most romantic trips ever for you and your partner or enjoy it with your whole family and friends. This is a once in a lifetime experience.
One of the best things to do in Kuala Lumpur to get your adrenaline pumping is bungee jumping. Sunway Lagoon is a massive 90-acre theme park that offers Malaysia’s first bungee jump. Free-fall from a height of 72 feet which is equivalent to jumping off a 9-story building. Are you brave enough? What a great way to get your adrenaline pumping thrills right in the heart of a metropolitan city. They also offer a G-Force X experience where your body will be propelled from 0-75 miles per hour in 2 seconds on Asia’s highest slingshot. Adventure is Here!
Bukit Tabor is part of the Klang Gates Quartz ridge. Be aware that this is a difficult hike and it can be dangerous. There have been fatalities in the past. Be sure to be wearing proper sturdy hiking shoes with great grip and do not attempt in wet weather or directly after it has rained. There are parts of the trek that will require you to climb jagged rocks. The hike is a 4.9-mile loop and takes you up 1,269 feet of elevation. The view from the top is pretty spectacular!
Rounding out our custom top 10 is none other than going rock climbing! Gua Damai Extreme Park is an outdoor venue that offers a wide range of activities from rock climbing, caving, ziplining, skateboarding and even base jumping. Be aware that participating in any extreme activities like base jumping will always be at your own risk. Entrance to the park is free if you have your own equipment and are experienced. However, you will need to sign a guest book. You can book guides, tours and activities separately. Please be aware that there are fees to use the facilities. The zipline runs for 820 feet at speeds of about 25 mph! This is a great spot to get your adrenaline pumping. Adventure lovers, add this one to your custom itinerary right now on the Tripio app.
Thank you for reading, remember, adventure awaits you on the Tripio app. Travel has never been so easy!
-Gemma Winchester, Tripio Guru