• Location: Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
  • Duration: 6 hours (approx.)
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Feel the rush of Kiulu River during this 6-hour white-water rafting adventure from Kota Kinabalu. Navigate the river's mix of Grade II and III rapids, perfect for newbies and experts alike, as you make you way along this beautiful bamboo-lined river. Paddle your way past roaring rapids, then take a break during the calmer stretches for body rafting and swimming in the refreshing waters. Finish your trip with a tasty BBQ meal for lunch. This white water rafting experience also includes a guide, entrance fees, equipment and round-trip transport from your hotel.


  • White water rafting adventure on Kiulu River from Kota Kinabalu
  • The diverse grade difficulty of Kiulu River is perfect for both beginners and experts alike
  • Travel through Kota Kinabalu's picturesque countryside that includes quaint villages like the rural town of Tamparuli
  • Thrill seekers get the opportunity for body rafting or swimming in the deep pools of the rapids
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

What You Can Expect

Kiulu River White Water Rafting Tour from Kota Kinabalu including Lunch

Take a refreshing plunge down the Grade II and III white water near Kota Kinabalu on this 6-hour rafting trip. Everyone from novices to river-rafting pros will enjoy this fun-filled ride set amongst the beautiful natural environment of Sabah's Kiulu River.

Start your rafting journey with pickups from your Kota Kinabalu, Rasa Ria or Nexus area hotel around 9:45am. Please confirm the exact time with your tour operator, as your pickup may occur earlier. Then sit back for a picturesque 1-hour drive, passing through the rural city of Tamparuli on your way to the hilly region of Kiulu. The trip takes place along a sealed road, which finishes its last stretch on a village track that traverses the area's hilly terrain.

Once you arrive at your put-in site along the Kiulu River, listen to an introduction to the techniques of river rafting. Then climb aboard your vessel and shove off for a thrilling ride. Your bamboo-shaded river path, and cool rushing water, offers the perfect sanctuary from the area's intense heat. Soon you hit the waterway's Grade II and III rapids, paddling hard to pass through these exhilarating stretches, after which you'll have a moment to relax in the calmer sections with some body rafting and swimming.

Upon completing 1 to 1.5 hours of rafting, top off your trip with a delicious BBQ meal, followed by drop-off back at your hotel.

Customer Reviews


4 star rating: Recommended July 2010

We had a great time. Would of like the river to be a Grade 2-3, not a 1-2.


2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better January 2015

I signed up for (and you advertised) a grade II/III river (which apparently they have in this area of Borneo) but was put on a grade I/II river, so that was disappointing. Also, NONE of the local phone numbers you gave me could be reached - all were listed as out of service. Somehow my hotel concierge was able to figure it out, so it turned out fine. Other than that, the trip we were on was beautiful, well-organized by the locals and had friendly guides, good equipment, good food, etc.

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