14 Best Sightseeing Tours in Kota Kinabalu - 2020 (with 402 Reviews)

Imagine a palette of the most enticing shades of blue, think Kota Kinabalu. Indulge in the best sightseeing tours in Kota Kinabalu offering you a picturesque tour of this impressive town. You can also trek and rock climb your way up on Mount Kinabalu, for a precarious but thrilling high. On the contrary, deep dive, scuba dive or snorkel at one of the many beaches at Kota Kinabalu. These include Tanjung Aru and The Police Beach. Take a short boat ride and check out the rich ecosystem of the nearby Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, which is home to 5 beaches. The waters here are home to the most fascinating coral reefs and other impressive aquatic life such as the Black Tip Reef Shark, Sea turtles, Sea horses and Clown fish. You can also go trekking on the rain forests of Pulau Gaya, which offers a 2-7km of market trail selection.

 


On the other hand, make a trip to Klias Wetland Mangrove Forest Reserve for river cruises that acquaint you with the flora and fauna of the region. Nature lovers will enjoy visiting the Lok Kawi Wildlife Park, for its genuine conservatory efforts. River Raft along the slow Kiulu or rapid Padas River, to add an adrenalizing touch to this island vacation. Surprisingly, this area has its own shopping charm. You can buy yourself the strongest ground coffee, the most superior Chinese medicine, charismatic souvenirs and little trinkets and baubles at one of the shops at the Gaya Street Market. You can head to the mainland Sabah for some delectable seafood. Enjoy a crab or the rare eel at Welcome or Gayang Seafood Restaurants, which have live sea creatures on display. Finally, let your hair down at a waterfront club such as B.E.D, or Plutonic or Bar 35; all a paradise, for them party peeps. Check out the best sightseeing tours in Kota Kinabalu for a fun filled and delightful vacation here.

Popular Kota Kinabalu Sightseeing Tour Packages

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Day Trip to Tunku Abdul Rahman Isalnd with Boat Snorkeling Experience 7H ₹ 2900 4.0 star View Details
Kota Kinabalu Day Trip, Book @ Flat 17% off 2H ₹ 1499 5.0 star View Details
Kinabalu Park & Poring Hot Spring Tour, Sabah @ Flat 15% off 9H ₹ 2580 5.0 star View Details
Weston Wetlands Monkey, Sunset & Fireflies Cruise, Sabah 6H ₹ 2890 5.0 star View Details
Kota Kinabalu City Night Tour with Seafood Dinner 3H ₹ 2299 3.0 star View Details
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Day Trip to Tunku Abdul Rahman Isalnd with Boat Snorkeling Experience Featured
Day Trip to Tunku Abdul Rahman Isalnd with Boat Snorkeling Experience

7H

Kota Kinabalu

Get ready to spend a day which will be filled with thrill and fun while you enjoy a trip to this amazing island and relish the boat snorkeling experience. You will be stepping into a different world as you embark on the beautiful islands of Manukan, Mamutik, Sapi, and Gaya islands. you will get to snorkel in crystal waters and witness the beauty of marine life. You will be refreshed when the tropical breeze will touch your face while you aboard a double-deck catamaran on the way to dreamy Gaya Island. You will be delighted as you will be savoring local style lunch by the beach alongside spectacular oceanic views.Itinerary:8:15am-8: 30 am: Pick up from the hotel8:40 am: Depart for Sutera Harbour Marina Jetty9:00 am Arrival at the jetty for the boat ride to first snorkeling point9:20am-9: 50 am: Arrive at the first snorkeling point and snorkeling activity10:00 am: Proceed to the next snorkeling point12:00 pm: Transfer to Gaya Island for lunch (guests can visit other islands at their own expense)12:30 pm: Relax on the beach or enjoy more water activities on-site free and easy, optional activities available onsite1:30 pm: Depart back to the jetty3:00pm-3: 30 pm: Drop off to the hotel
Superb

40 Ratings

4.0

40 Ratings

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INR 2,900

Kota Kinabalu Day Trip, Book @ Flat 17% off Featured
Kota Kinabalu Day Trip, Book @ Flat 17% off

2H

Kota Kinabalu

Situated in the enticing island of Borneo, Kota Kinabalu city is a one-stop destination for peace seekers. The city has derived its name from its highest hill, Mount Kinabalu. Whether you want to explore its cultural treasures like Kota Kinabalu City Mosque or delve into its rich history at Sabah Museum, this city has everything that makes it a traveler’s delight. While the exquisite architectural design of City Mosque will leave you in praise for the Islamic architecture, the 30-story building of Tan Mustapha will give a sneak peek into the modern infrastructure of the city. Apart from being a hub for historical monuments and architectural wonders, Kota Kinabalu city tour also encompasses a visit to scenic spots such as Signal Hill Observatory Platform where you can steal away a moment of solitude. If you want to grab an antique as a souvenir of Kota Kinabalu trip, don’t forget to visit the swarming streets of Handicraft Market. This market has emerged as the favorite spot for shopaholics and art lovers.About the Kota Kinabalu Day Trip:-Pick up from the hotel at 9:00 am and start with a pleasant morning drive around Kota Kinabalu.-Your first stop will be the Filipino Market, which is a major tourist attraction and shopping spot in the KK city center.-After that, you will be visiting the Floating Mosque, which is the most outstanding pieces of architecture in Sabah. -As the tour progresses, your next destination will be the Poh Toh Tze Buddhist temple.-After visiting the Buddhist temple, your next stop will be at Cocoa Boutique- a famous chocolate factory.-Your last destination of the tour will be Signal Hill, which is the highest point in the city from where you get a good view of Kota Kinabalu.-Back to the hotel.Pick-up time and location:Kota Kinabalu city North: 9:00 amKota Kinabalu city center: 9:00 amKota Kinabalu city South: 9:00 amAirport area: 8:45 am1Borneo area: 9:00 amOutskirt area: 8:30 amNote: Minimum 2 persons are required to book the tour. 
Excellent

27 Ratings

5.0

27 Ratings

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INR 1,816

INR 1,499

Kinabalu Park & Poring Hot Spring Tour, Sabah @ Flat 15% off Featured
Kinabalu Park & Poring Hot Spring Tour, Sabah @ Flat 15% off

9H

Kota Kinabalu

About the Kinabalu Park & Poring Hot Spring Tour: Visit the national park that surrounds Mount Kinabalu on a Kinabalu Park & Poring Hot Spring Tour and experience Malaysia’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site. This day tour for a personalized experience, so you have plenty of time to hike nature trails, soak in mineral-rich pools, tour the rainforest canopy, and enjoy Borneo scenery at its most dramatic.The main highlights of the Kinabalu Park & Poring Hot Spring Tour are:Kinabalu Park: Kinabalu Park is Malaysia's first World Heritage Site, which is also the center of plant diversity for Southeast Asia. It features more than 5,000 vascular plant species and also boasts fauna as well. Poring Hot Spring: A visit to Kinabalu Park will never be perfect without swinging by Poring hot springs. Here, you can de-stress and soak away the sores and aches of your muscles in the spring’s hot sulphuric minerals.Nabalu Market: It is a famous market where you can find a rich variety of local products like fruits, vegetables, snacks, and handicrafts while enjoying the spectacular view of Mount Kinabalu.Itinerary:08:15 am: Pick-up from your hotel.10:00 am: Stopping at Nabalu Market to buy local handicrafts and fruits.10:15 am: Depart to Poring Hot Spring 11:00 am: Upon arrival, uphill walk through the Borneo tropical rainforest to the 41m high tree-top Canopy Walkway bring you back to nature. Hear the chirping calls of birds and insects that will surely relieve the stress of hectic city life.12:30 pm: Lunch at a local restaurant.1:30 pm: Proceed to Kinabalu park.15:00 pm: Depart for Kota Kinabalu.17:00 pm: Transfer back to the hotel. Pick-up Time and location:Kota Kinabalu city North- 8:00 amKota Kinabalu city center: 7:50 amKota Kinabalu city south: 7:50 amAirport area: 7:45 am1 Bornea area: 8:20 amOutskirt area: 8:50 amNote: Not recommended guests with heart diseases to join canopy walk. The camera/video fee is not included.
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23 Ratings

5.0

23 Ratings

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INR 3,040

INR 2,580

Weston Wetlands Monkey, Sunset & Fireflies Cruise, Sabah Featured
Weston Wetlands Monkey, Sunset & Fireflies Cruise, Sabah

6H

Kota Kinabalu

About the Activity:The Weston Wetlands experience is a 6-hour long guided of Weston Wetlands, natural wonders of northern BorneoThe trip includes spectacular views, close proximity to the natural flora and fauna and scrumptious Asian foodThe activity includes free pickup and drop-off facility from hotels in the Kota Kinabalu City Centre and paid transfers for hotels in the Kota Kinabalu OutskirtsThe activity also includes boat transfers from the jetty to the River Lodge and Marvel at breathtaking views as you sail along the riverThe package includes a knowledgeable English speaking guide/driver who will facilitate your hotel and boat transfers all the while informing you about the different aspects of the areaThe itinerary of the tour includes a boat ride to river lodge, high tea at the river lodge, river safari, sunset views, Asian buffet dinner and fireflies river cruiseIt is an excellent activity that can be enjoyed with the whole family and enjoy a river safari with a delicious buffet served onboardAbout the Weston Wetlands:The Weston Wetlands are one of the largest wetlands in Sabah and amongst some of the most quaint places in Malaysia. When at the Weston Wetlands Sabah, you can soak in the natural splendour as you cruise down the river on a river safari. You can enjoy the views of the creek bustling with vegetation and spot Proboscis Monkeys in their natural habitat. You can enjoy the sunset views as you sample some delicious Asian food. High tea at the River Lodge is another experience that you would not want to miss. After you are fed and happy, you can sit back and enjoy the fireflies show that looks nothing less than spectacular in the darkness. The Weston Wetlands River Cruise is the best way to come up close and personal with the environment all the while keeping a safe distance, thus making it an excellent choice for you and your family, regardless of age.Hotel Pick Up Information:Arrive at your hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pick up time. No refunds will be issued for no-shows or late arrivals.Itinerary:1:30pm hotel pick up and depart to Beaufort areaJourney time of about 2.5 hours3:45pm arrival at Weston jetty and take a boat transfer to River Lodge4:00pm high tea at River Lodge4:25pm river safari to look out for wildlife and enjoy the sunset view6:00pm Asian buffet dinner6:30pm fireflies river cruise with a show 'Whispering with Fireflies'7:30pm depart and hotel drop off
Excellent

34 Ratings

5.0

34 Ratings

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INR 3,482

INR 2,890

Kota Kinabalu City Night Tour with Seafood Dinner Featured
Kota Kinabalu City Night Tour with Seafood Dinner

3H

Kota Kinabalu

About Kota Kinabalu: Kota Kinabalu is an amazing spot of adventure and wonder. Travelers of this city can choose to explore from lush rainforests, tranquil waters, stunning mountain peaks, to the contemporary landscape of the city’s architecture and heritage.About the tour:Get ready to take a scenic drive on this Kota Kinabalu city night tour with seafood dinner. Just roll your eyes on the Floating Mosque, which is one of the most outstanding pieces of architecture in Sabah. Then, see the sunset from the Signal Hill Observatory Platform. You will love and enjoy the scenery at Tanjung Aru Beach, located at the end of Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman and watch a cultural dance show while savoring on a seafood dinner. Itinerary:17:30 pm: Pick up from the hotel, visit Tanjung Aru Beach.18:30 pm: Enjoy dinner.19:30 pm: Enjoy the musical fountain at Perdana Park.20:00 pm: Transfer to the floating mosque and signal hill.20:30 pm: Transfer back to your hotel at Kota Kinabalu.Pick-up time and location:Kota Kinabalu city North- 5:30 pmKota Kinabalu city Center- 5:30 pmKota Kinabalu city South- 5:30 pmAirport area- 5:30 pm1Borenea area- 5:30 pmOutskirt area- 5:15 pm
Very Good

24 Ratings

3.0

24 Ratings

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INR 2,820

INR 2,299

Island Hopping Adventure Full Day Tour in Kota Kinabalu Via Kayak Flat 20% off Featured
Island Hopping Adventure Full Day Tour in Kota Kinabalu Via Kayak Flat 20% off

7H

Kota Kinabalu

Get ready to enjoy the adventurous full-day tour while you ride the waves and make a splash through the top islands off of Kota Kinabalu aboard a sturdy kayak. You will get to explore Sabah's gorgeous tropical wonders beginning from Manukan island to the virgin isles of Sulug. Your dreams will be turning into reality and you will be walking along the flawless white sand beach at  Sulug island and enjoy snorkeling through the uncharted, thriving coral reefs of Mamutik island. you will be savoring a hearty barbecue lunch served fresh by locals at the beachside.Itinerary:8:30 am: Pick up from hotel in Kota Kinabalu city to jetty9:00 am: Depart from Jesselton Point jetty9:30 am: Arrive at Manukan island and prepare for kayaking9:45 am:  Starts safety briefing by a professional guide10:30 am: Paddle from Manukan island to Sulug island11:30 am: Snorkel and marvel before proceeding to Mamutik island for barbecue lunch12:30 pm: Free and easy optional activities available onsite2:00 pm: Paddle back to Manukan island3:00 pm: Depart for Jesselton Point jetty3:30 pm: Drop off to the hotel
Very Good

38 Ratings

3.0

38 Ratings

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INR 5,540

INR 4,400

Kawa Wetland River Cruise in Malaysia Flat 10% off Featured
Kawa Wetland River Cruise in Malaysia Flat 10% off

8H

Kota Kinabalu

Kawa Kawa is located at Kota Belud, and if you are a nature lover, this is a good choice for you to explore the original mangrove.In more than an hour's car ride away, you will enjoy the afternoon tea with local famous Penjaram pastries. After the meal, the tour guide will take you to get on a boat to start a romantic sunset mangrove tour. If you are lucky, you will have the opportunity to see Borneo Proboscis Monkey.When the boat arrived in the estuary future, you will be able to board the beach, you do not like the binding on the boat. In order to leave no regrets, you can also take some pictures with friends and family.Ended after sunset, tour guides will transfer you back to the jetty, and everybody together and enjoy a very nice Malay style dinner. Continue to search for fireflies after dinner. You will be surprised to find groups of twinning fireflies lit taillights perched on a tree, looks like a dazzling Christmas tree.Itinerary:13:30 pm: Depart for Kota Belud.16:00 pm: Arrive Kota Belud Kawa Kawa area, enjoy a light refreshment.17:00 pm: Expand Tour of Mangrove Creek.17:30 pm: Transfer back to the jetty and enjoy local style dinner.18:30 pm: Continue to Firefly trip.19:30 pm: Transfer back to the hotel/lodge.21:00 pm: Reach Kota Kinabalu city.Pickup timings and locations:Kota Kinabalu city North- 1:30 pmKota Kinabalu city center- 1:30 pmKota Kinabalu city South- 1:15 pmAirport area- 1:15 pm1Borneo area- 1:45 pmOutskirt area- 2:15 pm
Superb

23 Ratings

4.0

23 Ratings

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INR 2,170

INR 1,950

Day Trip to Mari Mari Cultural Village in Kota Kinabalu, Malyasia
Day Trip to Mari Mari Cultural Village in Kota Kinabalu, Malyasia

4H

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.
Superb

28 Ratings

4.0

28 Ratings

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INR 2,990

Island Hopping from Kota Kinabalu
Island Hopping from Kota Kinabalu

6H

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.
Superb

28 Ratings

4.0

28 Ratings

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INR 3,650

Rungus Longhouse and Tip of Borneo Sightseeing Trip in Malaysia
Rungus Longhouse and Tip of Borneo Sightseeing Trip in Malaysia

12H

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
Superb

29 Ratings

4.0

29 Ratings

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INR 4,646

Sea Walking at Kota Kinabalu
Sea Walking at Kota Kinabalu

5H

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.
Superb

27 Ratings

4.0

27 Ratings

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INR 4,899

Fly Fish Ride in Kota Kinabalu
Fly Fish Ride in Kota Kinabalu

5H

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.
Very Good

24 Ratings

3.0

24 Ratings

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INR 1,361

Orangutan Watching at Rasa Rai
Orangutan Watching at Rasa Rai

10H

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.
Superb

32 Ratings

4.0

32 Ratings

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INR 3,471

Parasailing in Kota Kinabalu
Parasailing in Kota Kinabalu

5H

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.
Very Good

25 Ratings

3.0

25 Ratings

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INR 4,899

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This is an offbeat but one of the most wonderful destinations in Malaysia. Enjoyed here a lot!
guide was good, helpful and professional highlight of the trip is the fireflies.
It was indeed a very different experience for me especially the visit to the Butterfly farm.