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Best Sightseeing Tours in Kota Kinabalu

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    Kota Kinabalu

    About the Activity:You will be picked up from your hotel at Kota Kianbalu at 7:00 am.Get an exotic view of the country side while you travel from Kota Kinabalu to Weston in Sabah.In two hours you will reach the proud and historic town of Weston in Sabah.Enjoy the scenic beauty of wildlife and natural habitat in Weston.Proboscis monkeys with long nose and golden hair which are protected but abundant in Weston will be a novel sight for you.Indulge in the fireflies river cruise for an unforgettable experience of  involving in the extreme genuineness of natural habitats.Get hands on experience in fishing to become an expert on it.End this 8 hour activity after getting dropped off to your hotel at around 01:00 pm.

    h8 Hours
    Very Good 4.0

    Starting from

    2926


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    Kota Kinabalu

    About this Activity:Enthrall in this delightful city tour that provides you with the best views of this vibrant and beautiful city, Kota Kinabalu.Witness a mesmerizing sunset and rivet in the night tour of the city. Get a chance to learn about the local life of the people in this region.Dig into mouth-watering sea food while riveting in this pleasant city trip that provides you with the real taste of Malaysia.End this exciting tour of 4 hours with lots of memories.

    h4 Hours
    Good 3.0

    Starting from

    2722


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    Kota Kinabalu

    About the Activity:Mari Mari village is located about 25 minutes away from the city. The journey will take you to long roads surrounded by a rich spectrum of greenery and overarched by wild blue skies.Get picked up from your hotel in Kota Kinabalu at around 11 AM and embark to explore the ancient village and acquaint yourself with its culture and tradition.During your tour visit each tribe's traditional house and do some in house activities and stopover at demo in huts. Enjoy a lip-smacking traditional Malay lunch in the afternoon, followed by the cultural performance and pantomime show.In the evening, bid a primordial farewell to the village and head back to Kota Kinabalu and get dropped off to your hotel at around 7 PM.

    h8 Hours
    Very Good 4.0

    Starting from

    2724


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    Kota Kinabalu

    About the Activity:Delight in the grandeur of Poring Hot Spring comprising of scenic countryside, vegetable farms, roadside stalls and smaller interior towns of Sabah.Get picked up from your hotel at around 8 AM in Kota Kinabalu and proceed to the activity location.Kinabalu National Park, sprawling over an area of around 754sq.km., is the largest and most popular national park for tourists and locals in Sabah. The rainforest of Kinabalu National Park is filled with variety of fauna and flora. One of the main attraction for the National Park is the variety of orchids.Enjoy a lip-smacking lunch at around 2 PM in the local restaurant serving the traditional Malay cuisine.Explore the amazing wildlife showcasing variety of mammal's species, birds (280+ recorded) and colorful butterflies (290+ recorded). This destination includes the tree-top canopy walk where you can experience a bird-view of the rain-forest of Sabah, Borneo.Take a dip in the sulphur rich water tub or visit the nearby Butterfly Farm.Conclude your amazing trip and arrive back to Kota Kinabalu at around 05:30 pm.

    h8 Hours
    Good 3.0

    Starting from

    2884


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    Kota Kinabalu

    About the Activity:This stunning and exciting activity starts at around 07:30 AM, as you will be transferred from Hotel to Kudat with a stop over at Kota Belud town (if you are travelling on Sunday, you will stop for ½ hours to visit the Tamu besar – Open market)Continue your journey to Rungus Long House at Kg.Bavanggazo, Mantunggong Kudat and enjoy your traditional styled lunch.During your trip, visit the Rungus Community-The Living Museum, Bee–keeping and process of harvesting beeswax, honey and royal jelly at Kg. Gombizau.Enjoy a lip-smacking lunch in the local restaurant, serving the traditional Malay cuisine. Mark an end to this exciting trip by visiting the tip of Borneo before and aftermath, get dropped off back to the hotel at around 7.30 PM

    h12 Hours
    Very Good 4.0

    Starting from

    4646


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    Kota Kinabalu

    About the Activity:Experience the thrill in this exciting 5 hours trip to The Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park that comprises a group of 5 islands.Start this exciting trip from Lot F6, Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal, Jalan Haji Saman and get transferred to the The Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park by a shared transport. Visit all the five islands which are located at a distance of 3 to 8 km from Kota Kinabalu in Sabah, Malaysia. Get enthralled with the scenes in the park which is an ideal location to spend your mornings and do water sports. Be ready for the exhilarating dives into the amazing marine world without any training.  Satiate your appetite for adventure with the sea walking experience offered for thirty minutes with all the walking equipment. Explore the extraordinary collection of coral reefs and plants and of course seasonal fish in the sea. End this amazing trip after 5 hours.

    h5 Hours
    Very Good 4.0

    Starting from

    4899


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    Kota Kinabalu

    About the Activity:Indulge in this exciting 5 hours trip at The Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park and get a chace to witness the stunning beauty of this region.Start you trip from the Lot F6, Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal, Jalan Haji Saman Kota Kinabalu and get transferred to the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park in a shared boat.At 9.00 AM begin this adventurous day, get a chance for island hopping in the 5 islands located at a distance of 3-8 kms off Kota Kinabalu.Get amused with the scenery in the park, walk around, have a nice time with the nature around and grab good memories of a day well spent.Show up the enthusiastic adventurer in you by involving in some amazing water sports.Spend 30 minutes underwater for Scuba doo on underwater scooter and witness the marine life or bubbles spread around.End this enthralling trip at 2.00 PM feeling refreshed.

    h5 Hours
    Very Good 4.0

    Starting from

    4899


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    Kota Kinabalu

    About the Activity:Enthrall in this unique day trip to Rasa Ria, Sabah which enables you to witness the playful orangtuns in their natural habitat.Start your tour after getting picked up from your hotel at Kota Kinabalu at 7.00 AM in the morning.Reach the tour location - Sabah via provided transport.Delight in the sight of these golden brown fur monkeys roaming in the jungles freely.Enjoy a hearty lunch while unwinding yourself in this 10 hour trip.Conclude this amazing experience after getting dropped off at your Hotel.

    h10 Hours
    Very Good 4.0

    Starting from

    3471


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    Kota Kinabalu

    About the Activity:Delight in this stunning river cruise that showcases Kota Belud’s own wetlands, discover one of Sabah’s icon - the proboscis monkeys with this enthralling trip.Get picked up from your hotel in Kota Kinabalu at around 2 PM and head to Kota Belud.Reach the Kota Belud at around 3.30 PM and after a light refreshments you will have a demonstration on ‘penjaram’ making by the local.Aftermath at around 4.30 PM embark on the first session of  boat cruise along Tempasuk River and visit the Proboscis Monkey and enjoy a soothing sunset by the beachEnjoy a lipsmacking buffet dinner at around 7 PM.At around 8.30 the second session of river cruise will take you along Nanamun River where you can witness thousands of Fireflies adorning the tress – giving an impression of a decorated Christmas tree.Conclude your trip at around 9 PM by heading back to Kota Kinabalu and getting dropped off to your respective hotels.

    h6 Hours
    Very Good 4.0

    Starting from

    2708


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    Kota Kinabalu

    About the Activity:Start your trip from Jesselton Point jetty at around 9 AM and proceed to the Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park for the activity.Make a visit to the Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park for an enthralling sight of five islands which are spreading at a distance of 3-5 kilometers from Kota Kinabalu.You may enjoy the local flavours in the island and involve in the water sports too to get rejuvenated.Fifteen minutes long fly fish ride in your swim suit will take you to another world of thrill and excitement.Imagine you are riding with the best swimmers of the world; different types of fish in the sea.The extra time you get will definitely take you to the local shops and restaurants around.End your amazing flying fish trip at around 2 PM and head back to Kota Kinabalu.

    h5 Hours
    Good 3.0

    Starting from

    1361


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    Kota Kinabalu

    About the Activity:Get into the group for a visit to the Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park that comprises a group of 5 islands.Start your trip from the Jesselton Point jetty at around 9 AM and proceed to the Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park.The islands are located in a distance of 3 to 8 km off Kota Kinabalu in Sabah, Malaysia. The park offers you an alluring view of the islands and chances to play many water sports.Para sailing is really a thrilling adventure for you that makes you feel like flying.Capture the sight of birds flying around you with their wings opened and experience the amusement like never before.It is breathtaking for you while you look down at the deep sea that shows nothing but the green water on the surface.Never worry; parasailing with safe and reliable sailing equipment will guard you through out the sail.Enjoy shopping and taste some local delicacies in the island and have a glance at the extravagant lifestyle of the people.End your amazing para-sailing tour at around 2 PM and head back to Kota Kinabalu.

    h5 Hours
    Good 3.0

    Starting from

    4899


Attractions

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Sapi Island

Sapi Island is one of the smallest yet one of the most exciting islands in Peninsular Malaysia. Due to the large number of activities that this small place offers, peak seasons and weekends gets too crowded here. You can come here on weekdays if you want a relaxing atmosphere.

Highlights:  When you are here, try out the coral flyer exercise, which takes you in a zipline from island to island. You will get the longest zipline in the world in Sapi Island. White sandy beaches, clear waters, dense forests, great marine life and quiet beaches make this 25-acre island, a wonder, indeed. You will get to see wild boards, monitor lizards and macaques in plenty when you come here. Swimming, snorkelling, sea-walking, scuba diving, coral flying, exploring hidden beaches and cliffs and camping are some of the activities that you can do here.



Location: Close to Kota Kinabalu.

Timings: March to October.

Price: RM3 & RM1 per adult and child for Sapi Marine Park (locals).
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Mataking Beach

Another resort island with one of the best beaches in Malaysia, Mataking Island is the furthest from Semporna in east coast Sabah where a boat trip takes nearly an hour one way. Just stroll around the island to look for your own secluded place. One of the unique things about the island is that they have an underwater post office where you can literally post a letter or postcard. Highly recommended for those who want a 'Maldives' experience in Malaysia.

 

Highlights: This is the perfect romantic getaway as the island has a spa, private bungalows, an outdoor Jacuzzi by the sea and all the romantic walks by the beach you want. Special arrangements can be made for honeymooners, weddings or private parties. The only way to get here is by booking a tour package from the resort. There are no day trips or visits here.

 How to Get There: It is about 40 minute’s boat ride from the mainland of Semporna in the province of Sabah.

 

 

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Tabin Wildlife Reserve

If you are an adventure seeker, have a passion for wildlife photography, and you love to live close to mother nature, Tabin Wildlife Reserve welcomes you, as this place can give you a right and perfect taste of nature. Visiting the Tabin Wildlife Reserve can really be a priceless experience. Especially, if you are a birdwatching and wildlife photography enthusiast, there can no better place than the Tabin Wildlife Reserve. Not only for the photographers and animal activists, but also for the normal regular visitors, this place can be a paradise


How To Reach: The Tabin Wildlife Reserve is a 7 hour drive from the main Kota Kinabalu city. Or the other option is to take the direct flight from the Kota Kinabalu to Lahad Datu, which takes around 1 hour and from Lahad Datu, you can reach the Tabin wildlife reserve in one and half hours.

Price: The day trip to Tabin Wildlife Reserve costs around 570 MYR.

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Layang-layang Island

Also known as Swallow Reef, Layang Layang is one of the islands located towards the north of Sabah Coast in Borneo Island.

Highlights – This is a very remote island, as it located in highly deep waters. The diving spots are close to 2000m deep. There is a naval base here and tourists are prohibited from entering into this area. There are lots of restrictions for tourists in these waters, due to which marine life is well-preserved. You will be able to spot Hammerhead sharks, whale sharks and abundant coral reefs here. Scuba diving is the main activity here, with the island providing maximum depths of up to 40m. Some famous diving spots in Layang Layang are Crack Reef, D-Wall, The Point, Pier Diving, Dog Tooth Liar and Wrasse Strip.

Location – 300km towards the north the Sabah Coast, Borneo Island.

Timings – March to August.

Price – Depends on the package.
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Mount Kinabalu

Hiking is one of the prominent adventure activities in Malaysia. Mount Kinabalu is one of the well-known destinations for climbing enthusiasts. It is a perfect representation of beauty of Borneo Island.

Highlights – With its excellent species of flora and fauna, Mount Kinabalu, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the most popular hiking destinations in the world.



Facts – It takes around 5 hours to trek from Mount Kinabalu to Panalaban, This is the tallest mountain in South East Asia. Hikers must get permits for Sabah Parks & accommodation in Panalaban in advance. Starting point is Timpohon Gate and the ending point for hikers is Kinabalu National Park. Asia’s first Low Peak Circuit is available here.

Timings – The months between February and April are the best to climb Mount Kinabalu, as the climate is pleasant then.

Fee – Climb permit for local adults and kids – RM53 and RM31.80 respectively; for international adults and kids – RM212 and RM84.80 respectively.


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Bohey Dulang Beach

Bohey Dulang Island is a mountainous island forged by the remains of an ancient volcano. The southern side of the lagoon is open but just below the surface is a protracted stretch of reef which represents the southern cratered fringe. The island is best known for its spectacular views at the top of its peak. It is possible to trail around the island at low tide by following the narrow edges of the beach and mangroves, although this involves scrambling over rocks or through vegetation's.

Highlights: Prepare to be greeted by a host of tropical flora and fauna during the arduous but rewarding hiking trail to the top of Bohey Dulang Peak. Majestic views of the sapphire blue lagoon await those who make it through the hour long climb.

How to Get There: Bohey Dulang is located about 35 minutes by boat from Semporna, 20 minutes from Pom Pom, 30 minutes from Mataking and 1.5 hours from Mabul.

 

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Sapi Island

Sapi Island is one of the most beautiful Island in the whole Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park. Though the island is smaller as compared to the Manukan Island, but you can still find a good crowd here. If ever visiting these islands, Sapi Island is a must visit and you cannot afford to miss it. One, must try activity on the island is the “Scuba-Doo” mini submarine experience, which is a little motorbike style submarine to do a sea walk.

 

 Location: Sapi Island is one of the five Islands that make up the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine park and is just at a distance of 15 minutes from the Kota Kinabalu.

How to reach: The Sapi Island can easily be reached from Kota Kinabalu via two ways: Either you can take the hourly ferry from the Jesselton Pier or you can reach Sapi Island from the Sutera Harbor.

Price: You have to pay an entry fees of 10 MYR per adult on the island. 

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Manukan Island Resort

The Manukan Island Resort is a luxury private island resort. This serene retreat offers exquisite accommodation, sophisticated cuisine and unparalleled water sport activities in one of the most pristine corner of the world. Manukan Island is surrounded by a protected coral reef, and the island boasts a pristine rainforest and beautiful white sand beaches.




Location: Manukan Island, 88100 Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia


Highlights: This resort features an outdoor pool, a restaurant and spacious villas with private terraces and dining areas. The resort offers a wide range of activities such as diving, snorkeling and trekking. For views of marine life, glass-bottomed boat rides are available.


Price: Approximate price for a room starts at 700 MYR.


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