4-Day Best of Kota Kinabalu (English Speaking): group journey

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Tour type

Tour Level: Moderate

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period: 4 Days

tour highlights

  • Discover the sights & sounds of Kota Kinabalu
  • Look out over the jungles of Borneo atop Mt Kinabalu
  • See the produce of the tribesmen at a local market
  • Trek to find the Nepenthes Rajah growing in the wild
  • Take a river cruise from Beaufort

tour details

After arriving in Kota Kinabalu (the land below the wind), enjoy some free time to relax before you head into the mountains to enjoy incredible views of Mt Kinabalu soaring 4,059 metres above the wild jungles of Borneo. En route, you’ll stop by a vibrant local market to see the local produce sold by the tribesmen of the area. Later, trek to a site on Mt Kinabalu where the endemic Nepenthes Rajah grows wild before exploring more flora in the Botanical Gardens. Next you’ll take a boat to an island in the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park to relax, swim or snorkel. Then, head to the town of Beaufort to embark on a river cruise in search of wildlife & marvel at the glittering array of lights appearing as the fireflies congregate on the tree canopies. End with some free time before your departure.

Arrive in Kota Kinabalu "Land below the wind". You will be met at the airport and transfer to hotel of your choice.
Rest of the day free at own leisure.

Meals included:None
Depart your resort for a drive into the mountains. Enjoy scenic views of the mountain and valleys as you drive along the ridges of the Crocker range towards Mt Kinabalu. You should be rewarded with incredible views of Mt Kinabalu soaring majestically 4,059 meters from the jungles of Borneo. En route, we will stop by a local market to see the various local produce sold by the local tribesmen. Look out for traditional musical instruments, woven baskets, mats and other local handicraft. You will also have the opportunity to try out any local fruits that are in season. At Poring, join a jungle trail, venturing into the canopy walkway which is a series of bridges built 40m above the ground. This provides the visitor with a bird eyes view of the rainforest canopy. If time permits, take a dip in the therapeutic sulphur baths.
After which, adjourn for lunch and proceed to the Kinabalu Park Headquarters. Visit the Mountain Garden with its collection of orchids and plants that are unique to Kinabalu. Depart the park and return to the city and your hotel.

Meals included:Breakfast
The morning begins with the boat ride to an island in the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park. Relax under the shady trees on the beach, swim or snorkel. Simple packed lunch provided.
Return to mainland by mid afternoon.

1430hrs - Depart for a 2 hour drive to the town of Beaufort. You will pass through scenic countryside passing by small towns to the Klias Wetlands and Mangrove Forest Reserve. Enjoy light refreshments before embarking on a river cruise in search of wildlife, such as the long nose Proboscis monkeys, long tail macaque, silver leaf monkeys and birds. As the sunsets, the glittering array of small Christmas lights appears as the fireflies congregate on the tree canopies (may be difficult to see if full moon or raining).

Enjoy a local Malaysian dinner by the riverside restaurant before returning back to the luxury of your hotel.
(Remarks: Boat transfer and river cruise by boat are always on shared basis / join in.)

Meals included:Breakfast
After breakfast, free and easy until your transfer to the airport to catch your flight back to your hometown.

Meals included:Breakfast


  • Transportation
  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance & boat fees
  • 3 nights hotels accommodation based on lead in room
  • Meals as stated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Package includes GST 6% (Good and Service Tax)


  • Domestic airfare and/or International airfare to/from Malaysia (quoted separately, if requested)
  • Optional tours
  • Surcharges for other language guides
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenditure, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities etc.
  • Meals and services other than mentioned in the programme
  • Drinks with meals


  • Hotels can be changed without prior notice, but substitute will be within the offered category.
  • Tours will be offered as stated in the program, but some may be done on different days than stated in the program. For example, if our program states a city tour on Day 1,
    it may be postponed to Day 3 instead, without any prior notice given.
  • All boat transfers and tour activities in the park are on Seat-in-coach basis
Tour code: BKIDK4DBKEJ18

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