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Full Day Walk in Kinbalu Park and Poring Hot Spring and Canopy

We’ve combined the scenic nature trails of UNESCO World Heritage Site Kinabalu Park with a treetop adventure taking you 40 meters above the spectacular wilderness of Borneo’s ancient rainforest. A Full-Day itinerary takes you on a journey of discovery into Sabah’s most-celebrated natural wonders and soak in Poring’s best-known tonic for mind and body, its mineral-rich hot-springs.
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  • 1 day
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  • 1 day
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Island Hopping

Relax on some of the idyllic islands of the coast of Kota Kinabalu without stressing about the cost of a private charter on this small-group excursion. Catch a speedboat from Kota Kinabalu and zip around the South China Sea to beaches on nearby Sapi Island and Manukan Island. Swim and snorkel around the coral reefs, sunbathe on the shore or explore the coastal forests of Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park, a nature preserve on Manukan.Snorkel equipment provided free of charge so you can jump straight into the waterFind out about other activities on these picturesque islands from your guideReally relax in Sapi with a complimentary buffet lunch on the beachGet to and from Kota Kinabalu jetty with round-trip transfers from your hotel
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Quad Biking Tour in Kiulu

Experience the beauty of Kiulu’s countryside during a quad bike tour from Kota Kinabalu, an ideal choice for thrill seekers and nature lovers. Alongside a guide, you’ll get off the beaten path, conquer off-road terrains, and drive throughout traditional villages, where you’ll stop to learn about local culture and traditions. Hassle-free hotel pickup and drop-off, and refreshments are included.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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City Tours

Half-Day, Small-Group Kota Kinabalu City Tour

Experience the beauty of Kota Kinabalu without worrying about the hassle of transportation on this small-group tour of the city. Ride in the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle as you stop at some of the city’s best-known sites. Visit the museum complex at the Sabah State Museum and Heritage Village, the Kota Kinabalu City Mosque, Signal Hill Observatory Platform, and the Sabah State Mosque.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Island Hopping Tour (2 Island) From Kota Kinabalu

Uncover the incredible underwater world off the coast of Kota Kinabalu on this snorkeling excursion in Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park. Enjoy time to swim and snorkel in 2 different destinations, and once you've worked up an appetite, indulge in a lunch on 1 of the park's 5 spectacular islands.- Exciting snorkeling excursion off the Kota Kinabalu coast- Stunning scenery on the cruise from the shore to the park- Chance to dive into the water & swim with colorful sea life- Views of exotic animals like spotted turtles & tropical fish- Ample time to eat, relax or explore the forest on the island
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park 2 Islands Hopping Tour from Kota Kinabalu

Spend a day of family fun venturing between the islands of Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park, just a short distance from Kota Kinabalu in the South China Sea. Immerse yourself in the splendors of these charming islands as you dive into the water and swim with the abundant marine life of Sabah.- Exploration of national park & island group by boat- Relaxing visit to popular islets around Kota Kinabalu- Fun-filled day along white sandy beaches & clear blue water- Opportunities to swim, snorkel & sunbathe as you like- Delicious barbecue lunch prepared with local ingredients
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Klias River Safari from Kota Kinabalu

Spot wildlife and fireflies on the banks of the Klias River on river cruise from Kota Kinabalu that goes deep into the protected Klias Wetland. The afternoon departure time ensures that you’ll arrive at the river as animals become most active, you’ll see a spectacular natural show when thousands of fireflies come out after sunset, and the night concludes with a traditional kampong-style dinner.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Sandakan Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Center Full-Day Trip from Kota Kinabalu

Journey into the jungles of Borneo on this incredible tour of the Sandakan Sepilok Rehabilitation Center. Learn about conservation efforts being made to protect wild orangutans and watch a dedicated team of naturalists teach these orphaned primates the survival skills necessary to exist once they are released back into the wild.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours

Cultural Tours

Mari Mari Cultural Village Tour from Kota Kinabalu including Lunch

Take a private peek into the cultural melting pot of the indigenous people of Sabah. Glimpse into the traditions and cultures of 5 ethnic tribes of hunters, fishermen, farmers, cowboys, and revered head hunters in one village. Mari-mari Cultural Village is combination of five ethnics such as Dusun, Rungus, Murut, Bajau and Lundayeh- Private discovery of 5 indigenous tribes & cultures- Participation in traditional activities & dances- Exposure to the ancestral histories behind each tribe- Observation of native rituals & their significance- Captivating cultural dance performance & traditional music
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Monsopiad Cultural Village Tour From Kota Kinabalu

Discover the world of the Kadazan people on a 3-hour tour to the Monsopiad Cultural Village. After transfer from your hotel, your visit to the village begins with a glass of local rice wine. Follow your guide to the House of the Skull where you learn about the legendary warrior, which the park is named for. Later, watch or join in a traditional Kadazan dance.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Day Trips

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Malaysia Kinabalu Park Day Tour

Hot sulphur bath in Poring Hot Spring;Visit the Desa Cattle Dairy Farm;Explore the exotic flora and fauna;Experience one of amazing scenery with Mount Kinabalu;Feel the ecological rainforest ecology on Hanging Bridge.
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  • 9 hours 25 minutes
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  • 9 hours 25 minutes
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Klias Wildlife Safari River Cruise from Kota Kinabalu

Get up close to some of Malaysia’s diverse wildlife without looking through a cage on this river cruise package in the Klias Wetlands. Spend the afternoon drifting through this vibrant mangrove forest, looking out for proboscis monkeys, macaques, crocodiles, monitor lizards and much more. Once the sun goes down, head out again to see the fireflies light up the riverside on this unique combo of afternoon and after-dark cruises.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Nanamun Borneo Bigfoot ATV & Fireflies

Looking for something a little more exciting than shopping and beach holiday in Sabah? Come ride with us in the Nanamun Borneo Bigfoot located at Kota Belud of Sabah. Experience the different trails where you can combine with Beach, Gravel Road & Bumpy path.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours

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Malaysia Kinabalu Park One Day Tour ATV/Paragliding

Driving an ATV through the jungles, countryside, Stonehenge, cattle ranches and other places in Kinabalu Park. Driving along the scenery will let you have another experience of Kinabalu Park’s scenery.DESA Cattle Farm is located at the foot of Kinabalu Park, behind the town of Kundasang, at an altitude of about 2000 meters. The DESA alpine dairy farm is one of the largest farms in Sabah, with about 199 hectares and 600 black and white dairy cattle. The air here is especially cold and clear, and coming here, because that's where the cattle live, you may have to endure the stench of cow dung, but the scenery is so fascinating that you forget the smell. The most interesting thing is that the cows do not need to be guided. They will automatically wait in line to be milked at the automated milking station. You can watch the milking process or buy fresh milk in the lobby.
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  • 11 hours
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Kinabalu Park Canopy Walkway and Poring Hot Springs Full-Day Tour from Kota Kinabalu

Venture into the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Mt Kinabaly and hike across Kinabalu Park in this incredible full-day tour that includes hot springs, rolling hills, epic scenery and birds-eye-views from atop forest canopies. Your expert local guide will take you through some of Malaysia’s most picturesque countryside and point out indigenous flora and fauna along the way. Enjoy a savory local lunch and a relaxing dip in the Poring Hot Springs on this memorable day trip.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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BEAUTIFUL TWIN ISLANDS HOPPING

This is the perfect Borneo tour for nature lovers. Enjoy the ultimate hassle-free day with all the logistics taken care of, as hotel pickup, drop-off, transfers, and lunch are included. Enjoy a scenic boat ride to Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, and go island hopping to places such as Sapi Island. Choose to go snorkeling if you wish, and enjoy having a tasty buffet lunch included.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
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Manukan Island Day Trip from Kota Kinabalu

Spend the day in paradise during this day trip to Manukan Island near Kota Kinabalu. Enjoy a range of activities during your beach sojourn, ranging from beach volleyball to sunbathing to snorkeling and more. Additional amenities like the island’s nearly 1-mile-long (1.5-km) walking trail, optional side visit to Sapi or Mamutik Island, and an included barbecue lunch help ensure a memorable day.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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Nature & Wildlife

Day Trip to Mount Kinabalu Poring Rainforest

Make the most of your time on the 13,435-foot (4,095-meter) Mount Kinabalu, a UNESCO World Heritage Site valued for its biodiversity, on a private tour. Visit the Mountain Garden to learn about the flora and fauna of the area and hike uphill to the Canopy Walkway for views over the treetops. Exploring with a private guide means you'll receive undivided attention and benefit from insider knowledge of the natural area.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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Full-Day Sepilok Orangutan and Sun Bear and Sandakan City Trail

Spend the day among Borneo’s native wildlife on a full-day tour of Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center and the Borneo Sun Bear Conservation Center. In a small group limited to eight, you’ll observe rehabilitated orangutans in their natural rainforest environment and witness a feeding session. Plus, you’ll see sun bears at dedicated conservation center before taking a sightseeing tour of Sandakan, once known as Little Hong Kong. Lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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Day Trips

Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park 2 Islands Hopping Tour From Kota Kinabalu

Escape the city and journey to the paradise islands off the coast of Kota Kinabalu on a hassle-free day trip to Manukan Island. Let a guide take care of transfers, entrance fees, and activities as you sit back, relax, and enjoy the white sands and crystal-clear waters of the island. You'll have chance to snorkel and hike in the jungle, and benefit from the in-depth knowledge of a guide.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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Full-Day Kinabalu Park and Poring Hot Spring Day Trip

See the highlights of the west coast of Sabah without the hassle of a hiring a car on this full-day guided tour. Kinabalu Park, Malaysia’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the focus of the tour. Meet some of the 5000 vascular plant species, 300 bird species or 100 lowland mammals that make this national park their home. Swing by the Poring Hot Spring, where locals consider the sulphuric mineral waters have therapeutic properties, before returning to Kota Kinabalu.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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Half-day Tours

Half-Day North Borneo Railway Train Ride

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. 
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Tambunan Quad Biking & Village Day Tour

Boost your adrenaline levels during an ATV ride through Tambunan, known by locals as the Switzerland of the East due to its mountainous terrain. Lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off make for a seamless experience, while traveling by ATV grants you access to landscapes that are difficult to get to in a coach or car.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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Full-day Tours

Full-Day Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre and City Tour in Sandakan

Designed to delight nature lovers, this day tour allows you to observe orangutans in their natural habitat at the Sandakan Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre. Under the guidance of sanctuary staff, observe orphaned orangutans and long-tailed macaques being fed and follow a nature trail through the tropical rain forest. Eat a typical Malay lunch at a nearby restaurant and then embark on a city tour of Sandakan, one of Sabah’s earliest settlements home to haunting cemeteries, Chinese temples, and colonial mansions. Hotel or airport pickup and drop-off are included.   
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  • 10 hours
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