5-Day KK Highlights (Superior)

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Tour type

Tour Level: Moderate

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period: 5 Days

English    Kota Kinabalu

tour highlights

  • Tour Kota Kinabalu to see the Menara Tun Mustapha & more
  • Visit the vibrant local Central & Spice Market
  • Look out from a canopy walkway 40 m above the jungle floor
  • Admire the Mountain Garden's unique plants
  • Take a boat ride to a coral island

tour details

Soak in the beauty of the “land below the wind” as you enjoy a sightseeing tour of Kota Kinabalu, a city that was rebuilt after World War 2. Admire the Menara Tun Mustapha (formerly known as the Sabah Foundation Building), the City Mosque and a Chinese Temple. Later, you’ll visit the Central and Spice Market to see the diverse local produce. Next, drive to Kinabalu Park and join a jungle trail, venturing into the canopy walkway – a series of bridges built 40m above the ground. You’ll continue to the Mountain Garden with its collection of orchids & plants that are unique to Kinabalu. The next day, you’ll take a boat ride to one of the coral islands in Tunku Abdul Rahman Park and spend the day swimming, snorkelling or relaxing on the beach. Enjoy some leisure time before your departure.

Why choose this tour?

A short holiday package to cover the major attractions. Good for first timer, or those who has no time to stay longer.
    Arrive in Kota Kinabalu "Land below the wind". You will be met at the airport and transfer to hotel. Rest of the day free at own leisure.

    Estimated driving time/distance:
    15 minutes, 7 kilometers

    Meal included:
    09:00 hours
    Morning, depart your Hotel for a sightseeing tour of Kota Kinabalu, -a city rebuilt after World War 2. Photo stops will be made at the Menara Tun Mustapha (formerly known as the Sabah Foundation Building), the City Mosque and a Chinese Temple. Upon arrival at the City Centre, proceed on a guided walk to discover the historic sites of Kota Kinabalu. Visit the Central and Spice Market, where your local tour guide will show and explain the various fruits, vegetables, fishes and spices used in the Malaysian cuisine. Enjoy a cup of local coffee or tea in one of the many local restaurants, together with a local pancake called "roti canai". Return to your Hotel at noon.
    Rest of the afternoon, free at leisure.

    Meal included:
    09:00 hours
    Drive through the Crocker range to the Southern end of the Kinabalu Park. 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.

    Estimated total driving time/distance:
    5 hours 30 minutes, 252 kilometers

    Meal included:
    09:00 hours
    Transfer to the jetty. Take a 20-minute boat ride to one of the coral islands within the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park. Spend the day swimming, snorkelling or just relaxing on the beach. Enjoy a simple pack lunch and return to the mainland in the early afternoon (basic shower facilities are available on the islands).

    Estimated total driving time/distance:
    13 minutes, 4 kilometers

    Meal included:
    After breakfast, free and easy until your transfer to the airport or extension programme.

    Meal included:

    customise the tour

    • Extension to Sandakan, Kuching, Miri, Mulu, Peninsular Malaysia
    • Sunset Bar at Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa enjoys a private-island location, making it an appealing venue for exclusive romantic events.
    • Picnic at Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park
    • Climb the Mount Kinabalu


    • Accommodation in shared Twin/Double room, air-condition (AC) and private bathroom
    • Meals as stated in the programme B= breakfast, L= lunch, D= dinner
    • Shared air-conditioned vehicle
    • Local driver
    • Shared boat transfer and river cruise
    • Sightseeing/touring, entrance fees
    • Service charges


    • Optional tours
    • Domestic airfare (quoted separately, if requested)
    • Personal travel insurance
    • Personal expenditure, such as tips to local guide, drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities etc.
    • Meals and services other than mentioned in the programme
    • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels, if not mentioned in the programme
    • Visa


    • Certain parts of the tours on offer are provided by independent third parties, such as airlines, hotels, transport operators and local tourist offices. Diethelm Travel is therefore not responsible for any loss, injury or damage caused thereby to the tourists, including those occurring outside of the normal touring programmers. Additional expenses incurred due to delay, accident, natural disaster, political actions and unrest shall be borne by the tourists.
    • We advise that due to frequent flight changes, delays and cancellations by the various domestic airlines and trains we cannot fully guarantee that the proposed itinerary can be carried out as planned. Based on our experience, changes of departure times and/ or cancellations can occur at very short notice even after confirmation of a flight has been received. The same applies for train travel: Schedule changes occur frequently; often without prior notification. In case of schedule changes or flight cancellations we always try everything possible to arrange an alternate programme within the framework of the original quoted costs. However, we reserve the right to charge any cost exceeding the original budget to the tour operator/ travel agent or to the participant of a tour after consultation with the agent.
    • Programmers, prices, services and conditions are based on those valid at the time of proposal submission and are subject to change thereafter without advance notice until all services have been paid in full.
    • For air ticket reservations, we require the guests' full names AS THEY APPEAR IN THEIR PASSPORTS including passport details. Airfares and reservations are always subject to change.
    • Please be advised that prices may be adjusted periodically in case of fuel price increase by our suppliers and hotel room availability at time of booking
    • This is a quotation only and reservation for services has not been made nor has availability been checked.
    • 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 join-in basis.
    Tour code: PKBCKP5B

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