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Ride a Vulcan Steam Engine dating from 1896 on the North Borneo Railway during a hassle-free tour. Retrace a colonial trade route through villages, countryside, and tunnels, and pass mangrove forests and rivers for spectacular views of scenery that's mostly inaccessible by traditional tour vehicle. Stop at a number of villages, where there's a chance to visit markets and chat with local people. Plus, lunch and round-trip hotel transfers are included.
Opt for the ultimate white-water rafting experience on a tour that takes you to the exhilarating Class IV-V rapids of the Padas River near Kota Kinabalu. In order to save hours of transit time and avoid traffic jams, you’ll travel to Padas by train before you conquer one of Southeast Asia’s most exciting stretches of river.
Ride away on a Vulcan Steam Engine through scenic countryside. The North Borneo Railway gives the experience of the bygone era of British North Borneo in a fully refurbished deluxe carriages. The train journey passes by the backyards of local homes surrounded by small orchards, skirting pass mangroves, through the Pengalat tunnel before ending at the town of Papar where you can visit the nearby local market. A tiffin box lunch and hotel transfer is included
－ What You Can Expect －
Hop aboard the North Borneo Railway for a day tour around Sabah. Ride a steam train straight out of the 1900s, chugging along the tracks from northern Tanjung Aru to southern Papar. Soak in the verdant vista of sprawling paddy fields, stilt village homes, and the sight of buffalos.
Witness the stunning Tien Shi Temple, a Buddhist temple built by Chinese immigrants. Browse wooden shops in Kinarut Town and pay a visit to Papar, the "Rice Bowl of Sabah". Treat yourself to a tiffin-style lunch box of Asian and Continental cuisine. Discover the charming countryside on this unique railway tour.
The North Borneo Railway runs two weekly return departures (Wednesday & Saturday) from Kota Kinabalu to Papar, year round. Lasting approximately 4 hours, passengers experience the lush landscape of the coastal and rural regions of Sabah. A typical 'tiffin' colonial lunch will be served on the return trip.