Spend a few afternoon hours exploring the city outskirts of Kuala Lumpur on this private tour with a knowledgeable local guide. You’ll drive by comfortable private vehicle to Putrajaya, the green Malaysian government administrative center. View imposing landmarks such as the Putra Mosque and Putrajaya Lake, and see Perdana Putra — the Prime Minister’s office. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
Your private guide will pick you up at your hotel in Kuala Lumpur and take you by private vehicle to Putrajaya, an approximate 45-minute drive from the city. Putrajaya, named in homage to Malaysia's first prime minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra, is also referred to as the ‘Intelligent Garden City.’ Putrajaya houses Malaysia’s government administrative center amid lush greenery and botanical gardens sprinkled across the vast landscape. Five confluences meet here to form the main waterway, Putrajaya Lake, which flows at the heart of the city amid a human-made Wetland Park. When you arrive, watch boats float past on Putrajaya Lake toward Putra Bridge, a three-tiered concrete bridge with observation decks on four minaret-type piers. Your guide will take you to the Putrajaya Wetlands, one of the largest man-made freshwater wetlands in the tropics. View Putrajaya’s impressive monuments such as the pink-domed Putra Mosque, constructed of rose granite, whose basement wall resembles the King Hassan Mosque in Casablanca. The mosque’s elegant prayer hall, supported by 12 columns, reaches a height of 250 feet (76 meters) and its minaret is one of the tallest in the region. View the Sahn, or courtyard, whose landscape boasts several water features and colonnades. Glimpse Perdana Putra, the Prime Minister’s office, which is often referred to as the ‘White House’ of Malaysia. Situated on the main hill, the Prime Minister’s Department Complex houses several Malaysia government buildings and agencies. Your guide will point out how the iconic structures, topped by a green dome, were built with Malay, Islamic and European architectural influences in mind. Finally, you’ll pass by the Sepang Formula 1 Race Circuit, considered one of the best in the world! Your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel or optional drop-off at the airport. (Since Putrajaya is located en route to the airport, this tour is ideal for those catching an evening flight.) Please note: This private sightseeing tour of Putrajaya can be customized to your interests; please list any special interests you have (e.g. art, architecture, history, culture) at the time of booking to alert your guide, so that he or she can better prepare for your private tour.