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Best Sightseeing Tours in Kota Kinabalu

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 Packages

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Kota Kinabalu City Day Tour, Sabah @ Flat 17% off 2 Hrs ₹ 1499 5.0 star View Details
Day Trip to Tunku Abdul Rahman Isalnd with Boat Snorkeling Experience 7 Hrs ₹ 2900 4.0 star View Details
Kinabalu Park & Poring Hot Spring Tour, Sabah @ Flat 15% off 9 Hrs ₹ 2580 5.0 star View Details
Weston Wetlands Monkey, Sunset & Fireflies Cruise, Sabah 6 Hrs ₹ 2890 5.0 star View Details
Kota Kinabalu City Night Tour with Seafood Dinner 3 Hrs ₹ 2299 3.0 star View Details
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    Kota Kinabalu City Day Tour, Sabah @ Flat 17% off
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    Kota Kinabalu
    h2 Hours

    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...

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    Day Trip to Tunku Abdul Rahman Isalnd with Boat Snorkeling Experience
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    Kota Kinabalu
    h7 Hours

    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 Ga...

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    Kinabalu Park & Poring Hot Spring Tour, Sabah @ Flat 15% off
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    Kota Kinabalu
    h9 Hours

    About the 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, so...

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    Weston Wetlands Monkey, Sunset & Fireflies Cruise, Sabah
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    Kota Kinabalu
    h6 Hours

    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...

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    Kota Kinabalu City Night Tour with Seafood Dinner
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    Kota Kinabalu
    h3 Hours

    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 to...

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    Island Hopping Adventure Full Day Tour in Kota Kinabalu Via Kayak Flat 20% off
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    Kota Kinabalu
    h7 Hours

    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 ...

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    Kawa Wetland River Cruise in Malaysia Flat 10% off
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    Kota Kinabalu
    h8 Hours

    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 ...

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    Kota Kinabalu
    h4 Hours

    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 e...

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    2990


    Cashback 1800*

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    Kota Kinabalu
    h6 Hours

    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 transferr...

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    3650


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    Kota Kinabalu
    h12 Hours

    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)Conti...

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    Kota Kinabalu
    h5 Hours

    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 trans...

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    Kota Kinabalu
    h10 Hours

    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 -...

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    Kota Kinabalu
    h5 Hours

    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 distan...

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    Kota Kinabalu
    h5 Hours

    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 di...

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Attractions

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Sapi Island

The smallest yet most enticing island in Malaysia, Sapi Island welcomes you with a potpourri of adrenaline activities. From sea-walking to scuba diving, snorkelling to coral flying, there are several activities which will make you fall in love with this charismatic island.

With its sandy beaches, azure waters, dense forests, and rich aquatic life, Sapi is no short of a wonder. On the weekends, the island bustles with life as a large number of natives and outsiders flock this destination. Hence, if you want to experience serenity, visit here during the weekdays.

Location: Sapi Island, Sabah, Malaysia

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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

Are you a wildlife enthusiast looking for an ideal location to spot vibrant wildlife of Sabah? If yes, then Tabin Wildlife Reserve is an apt place to visit in Sabah. A tourist spot enveloped with immense natural beauty, Tabin reserve welcomes you with a bundle of priceless experiences.

It is spread across an area of 1120 Sq Km which remains covered with mangrove forest.  The most important animal species found in the reserve include gibbons, elephants, macaques, red-leaf monkeys, and orangutans. On your visit to Tabin Wildlife, soak in the charm of its natural surroundings or spend your time capturing its exotic wildlife in your camera.

Location: Lahad Datu, Sabah, Malaysia

Entry fee: There is no entrance fee for getting inside Tabin Wildlife Reserve

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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

If you want to experience adventure amidst mesmerising Borneo Island, there can’t be a better Sabah tourist place for you than Mount Kinabalu. Standing at an altitude of 4095 metres, Mount Kinabalu is the tallest peak in Malaysia.

This World Heritage site is known for its exotic flora and fauna which adds to the fun of hiking. Mount Kinabalu trek is a 5-hour long journey which takes you through spectacular landscapes to Panalaban. On your hiking trip, don’t forget to get up early and witness the panoramic sunset view from the hilltop.

Location: West Coast, Sabah, Malaysia

Entry fee: RM 120 per person

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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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A'Famosa Theme Park

Looking to rush to a water park during the harsh summers? A’Famosa Theme Park is the place where you have to head to, with your families and friends and splash away to glory to beat the scorching heat.



Highlights
– This is believed to the biggest theme park in Malaysia and contains a lot of entertaining game pool and water slides that provide you highly thrilling experiences of your lifetime. If you are tired of playing water games, you can relax at the white sands here and enjoy some serene blissful moments.

Location –
Simpang Ampat, Malacca. Activities – Arabian Villages, Kids’ Adventure Play Pool, Sandy Beach, Lazy River, Wave Pool, Inner Tube Slides, Family Raft Drive, High Speed Slides, Body Slides, Splash and many more.

Price –
Water Park plus lunch rates are RM43 and RM 38 for adults and kids respectively on weekdays; it is RM49 and RM43 for adults and kids respectively on weekends.

Timings –
11AM to 7PM (Monday to Friday) and 9AM to 7PM (Weekends, School & Public Holidays).
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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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Traveller Tales from Kota Kinabalu

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Hiranya Shukla

08 July 2019

This is an offbeat but one of the most wonderful destinations in Malaysia. Enjoyed here a lot!

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Chitraksh Pandey

08 July 2019

It was indeed a very different experience for me especially the visit to the Butterfly farm.

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Damodara Bharadwaj

08 July 2019

guide was good, helpful and professional highlight of the trip is the fireflies.