40 Things to Do in Kota Kinabalu 2020 (Starting from ₹1361 Only)

Kota Kinabalu, located in the northern region of the island of Borneo is a unique coastal destination which is partly covered by rainforests. With the best Things to do in Kota Kinabalu, it offers the unique blended experience of enjoying the sea as well as the rich floral and faunal diversity at the same time. It also effectively preserves the cultural history of mankind in the region as displayed through museums , architecture and its cultural village. A city like none other, Kota Kinabalu derives its name from the mountain of the same name located to its east and is the capital city of Sabah in Malaysia.

Geographically, Kota Kinabalu stands on a flat land between the Crocker Range to the east and  the South China Sea to the west. There are five islands opposite to the city ( Sapi, Mamutik, Gaya, Sulug and Manukan) which form a major site of tourist attraction, they together form the Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park. It is a popular recreational spot for tourists. The rainforests fringing the city have a certain section set aside for a Bird Sanctuary. Bird watchers find the region no less than a paradise for their activity of special interest.

Historically, Kota Kinabalu has much to offer to the tourists. The Padang Merdeka marks the spot where Sabah’s independence and establishment of Malaysia  took place. The Petagas War Memorial reminds one of the attack and assault of the Japanese during the Second World War.

Kota Kinabalu also has many leisure spots and conserved areas. Anjung Samudra, Tanjung Aru beach are a few which comes to mind in the context. Hiking, jogging, snorkelling are all on the offer list in this remarkable city. If there ever was a city with inclusivity as agenda for tourists and the best Things to do in Kota Kinabalu, then this is undeniably a destination which has something for everyone.

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Mantanani Island Snorkeling & Kawa Kawa River Cruise @ 15% off Featured
Mantanani Island Snorkeling & Kawa Kawa River Cruise @ 15% off

1D

Kota Kinabalu

About Mantanani Island:Mantanani island Sabah is one of the most picturesque yet-to-be-explored destination Malaysian state that brims with pristine beaches, thick-wooded rainforests, abundant coral reefs, and diverse marine life. Sabah is one of the best spots for snorkeling and offers amazing views of underwater life. The crystal clear waters of the Mantanani island literally lets you see the bottom of the ocean and swimming and snorkeling Sabah are the best ways to enjoy Sabah’s untouched natural beauty. Snorkeling in Sabah is absolutely safe and lets you revel in the astounding beauty of the coral world. Sabah boasts of rich wildlife and the Kawa Kawa river cruise takes you closer to them. Sabah is the home to a number of not-so-common animals like Proboscis monkeys and dugongs. Fireflies are found in huge numbers in Sabah and observing them in their natural habitat late in the evening is undeniably a sight to behold. The Dugongs are a medium-sized, friendly marine mammal that has become the cutest attraction amongst tourists who choose snorkeling Sabah packages.About the tour:-You can enjoy the first dive with beach dive to familiarize yourself with the equipment at the big Mantanani Island.-Then followed immediately by the second dive, which is a boat dive.-You'll be provided 1 oxygen cylinders. For those who are a qualified diver with certification, please notify us that you will take part in leisure dive upon booking, your second oxygen cylinder will be provided by free.-Diving equipment included: weights, weight belt, BCD, regulator, mask, fins, scuba tanks.-The whole diving trip is guided by professional PADI Dive Instructor / Master, and we do provide a translator who can communicate in Mandarin and Cantonese.-After taking the lunch and if weather permitted, you can get the life jacket and mask from staff to do beachside snorkeling. However, this does not accompany by guide/staff and snorkel at your own risk.-After taking the lunch and if weather permitted, you can get the life jacket and mask from staff to do beachside snorkeling. However, this does not accompany by guide/staff and snorkel at your own risk.-Heading to Kawa Kawa River after return to the mainland.- It will be an exhilarating and memorable experience observing the Proboscis monkeys both young and adult leaping from tree to tree and eventually down to feed on young leaves and plants.- You will also enjoy a night cruise with glows of fireflies lighting up the trees. Itinerary:07:00 am: Pick up at the hotel and proceed to Kota Belud Jetty09:15 am: Arrive at Kota Belud Jetty.09:30 am: Depart for Mantanani Island.10:30 am: Learn diving at the beach (beach dive) - first dive and then begin with the first boat dive10:50 am: Take a boat to dive in open water - second dive.12:00 pm: Back to Mantanani Island for lunch.13:30 pm: Free and leisure, unlimited snorkeling from the beach.15:00 pm: Departing to jetty.16:00 pm: Upon arrival jetty, coffee and tea will be served with homemade cakes.16:30 pm: Boat cruise start in search of probosci's monkey or wildlife animals.18:00 pm: Enjoy sumptuous buffet dinner served in glimmering lanterns hug around lodging.20:00 pm: Back to jetty and Depart for Kota Kinabalu.22:30 pm: Arrive Kota Kinabalu and transfer back to the hotel.Pick-up time and location:Kota Kinabalu city North- 7:30 amKota Kinabalu city Center- 7:15 amKota Kinabalu city South- 7:15 amAirport area- 7:00 am1Bornea area- 8:00 amOutskirt area- 8:30 am
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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
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40 Ratings

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Kota Kinabalu Day Trip, Sabah @ Flat 17% off Featured
Kota Kinabalu Day Trip, Sabah @ 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 activity:-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. 
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27 Ratings

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INR 1,816

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Padas White Water Rafting Package, Sabah @ Flat 18% off Best Seller
Padas White Water Rafting Package, Sabah @ Flat 18% off

12H

Kota Kinabalu

About White Water Rafting:Padas White Water Rafting is a thrilling opportunity for adrenaline junkies to experience a 10-kilometer long rafting experience in the rapids of the Padas riverThe whole experience lasts for about 12 hours and 40 minutes and includes a long and beautiful journey through Sabah’s quaint countrysideThe rafting lasts for 1.5-2 hours and touches upon eight different points of rapids; namely Head Hunter, Lambada, Cobra, Scooby Doo, Washing Machine, Mary Go Round, Snake House and BBQ RapidsThe trip includes hotel transfers between hotels in Kota Kinabalu to BeaufortThe rest of the journey is undertaken on a train from Beaufort to PangiThe trip includes light refreshments pre-rafting and a barbeque lunch post-raftingThe rafting experience covers a 10 kilometre-long stretch of the Padas gorge on a shared raftThis is a guided tour and includes a knowledgeable, English-speaking guideDue to the nature of the activity, children below 12 years of age are not allowed to participate in the activityAll participants are required to sign and understand the Liability Release Form before they get into the raftThe total price covers travel costs and entrance feeThis activity is an ideal way of spending your day discovering the countryside and experiencing thrills that Malaysia has to offer  About Padas:Padas White Water Rafting is based in the Padas River area which flows through the Malaysian state of Sabah, on the northern portion of Borneo. The train journey from Beaufort to Pangi not only offers excellent views of lush greenery but also offer a glimpse into the quieter, rural life of the state. Your journey will take you to the site from where you will be starting your rafting with a group of other people and an experienced rafter. Packed with all the safety equipment, you will enjoy a 10-kilometre long trail that covers eight different rapids of varying intensity and lasts for almost two hours. While on your Padas rafting trip, you will also be able to partake in some delicious lunch before and after your experience. It is an excellent way of experiencing the gorge and finding more about the local country life, all the while making unforgettable memories.Itinerary:5:20am hotel pick up to Beaufort Railway Station, signing of Liability Release Form7:30am on board train7:50am train depart, train journey around 1.5-2 hours to Pangi Station10:30am light refreshments at PangiSafety briefing10:45am rafting starts10km rafting journey12:30pm arrival rafting end pointLunchDepart back by train, train journey around 2-2.5 hours to Beaufort3:45pm arrival at Beaufort town2 hours journey back to Kota Kinabalu6:00pm arrival at Kota Kinabalu, hotel drop offPick Up Information:Kindly indicate your complete hotel name and address at the checkout pagePlease arrive in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before scheduled departure timeThe operator will reconfirm your pick up time in advanceAs this is a shared transfer, please be patient in cases of unforeseen delays along the pick up route
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INR 3,159

INR 2,590

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 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

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23 Ratings

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INR 3,040

INR 2,580

Ulu Ulu Spa in Kota Kinabalu Flat 20% off Featured
Ulu Ulu Spa in Kota Kinabalu Flat 20% off

1H

Kota Kinabalu

Enjoy a relaxing experience while you are vacating in Malaysia by visiting this amazing Spa in Kota Kinabalu. This place is classified as a 5-star spa chain by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture Malaysia. Get ready to treat yourself to a well-deserved spa day and enjoy the amazing services provided by them. By availing this package you will let their expert masseuses take care of you and simply fall in love with their bright yet relaxing interiors that will immediately put you in a peaceful mood. Take advantage of their complimentary pick-up services in the city for a hassle-free day.Opening Hours:11:00am-11:00pm, dailyNOTE: The minimum age to participate in this activity is 4+.Persons with disabilities are welcomed to participate in this activity.Complimentary pick up and drop off service within the Kota Kinabalu city area is available. Kindly indicate your hotel name and address at the checkout page if needed.If you are taking the pick up service, please be at the meetup point 10 minutes before your scheduled pick-up time.
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27 Ratings

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27 Ratings

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INR 3,240

INR 2,590

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
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34 Ratings

5.0

34 Ratings

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INR 3,482

INR 2,890

Sepanggar Island Day Trip, Sabah @ Flat 19% off Featured
Sepanggar Island Day Trip, Sabah @ Flat 19% off

7H

Kota Kinabalu

About the Activity:The Sepanggar Island Sabah Tour is a 7 hours 30 minutes long guided tour from Kota Kinabalu City to the island of MengalumWith this tour, you can explore the farthest corners of Sabah and treat yourself to the natural landscapes and wealth of nature-based activities of Sepanggar SabahThe tour covers the aquamarine waters and the vibrant tropical rainforests of the areaYou can enter the waters and observe the coral reefs up-close while snorkelling or follow trails in the jungle all the while taking in the flora and faunaAt the island, you can also enjoy parasailing, sea walking, kayaking, etc. by paying separately at the locationYou can choose between an English-speaking or a Chinese-speaking guide/driver for the ease of communicationYou will also be provided with an English-speaking instructor and proper snorkelling gear before you get into the waterThe tour includes free pickup and drop off facility from Kota Kinabalu city centre and paid facilities from Kota Kinabalu outskirts in air-conditioned vehiclesBoat transfers to and from the island are also included in the tour and the tour also includes local-styled lunch, packed with local delicaciesAbout Sepanggar Island:Sepanggar Island is a small Malaysian Island which is located off Sepanggar in Sabah. A small local community thrives on the eastern shore of the island while the rest of it is largely uninhabited, giving it an air of unspoilt beauty. The sprawling landscapes are dominated by crystal clear waters and powdery, white sand. You can get some amazing views of the Gaya Bay on its eastern shoreline. Since the island is also home to several peaks, covered in tropical rainforests, it also offers several opportunities for trekking and walking. The island is mostly home to fishermen and not swarmed by tourists, making it a quiet getaway from the busy city life. But it’s quietude should not be confused with boredom as it offers several water-based activities like snorkelling, parasailing, sea walking, kayaking, etc. It also has a small snippet of history to its account as this is the site where several World War II bombs have been found.
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32 Ratings

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32 Ratings

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INR 4,180

INR 3,350

Borneo Kellybays Day Tour, Sabah @ Flat 20% off Featured
Borneo Kellybays Day Tour, Sabah @ Flat 20% off

8H

Kota Kinabalu

Spend a laidback day in Sabah by joining the Borneo Kellybay’s trip and admire the picturesque views of the place and say goodbye to stress and anxiety.Bask in the warmth of the sun on the beach, relish the moments of solidarity or indulge in enthralling water sports activities.Make your holiday count by trying watersports such as banana ride, body surfing, and kayaking.Enjoy the ride to and fro jetty on a floating pavilion.Experience leisure beach activities such as crab catching and fishing in Borneo Sabah.Enhance your tour experience by enjoying the lip-smacking Malaysian delicacies of the town.Make your Borneo Kellybays tour the key highlight of your Sabah vacation.About Borneo Kellybays:Popular for its scenic vistas and exhilarating water sports,  Borneo Kellybays is a place straight out of your dreams. Whether you are a culture geek looking for some real experiences in Malaysia, an adventure enthusiast who wish to set his adrenaline racing or a leisure traveler who wants to engage in activities such as fishing and crab catching, Kellybay welcomes everyone with immense love. On your visit to this place, don’t forget to participate in Batik painting that is another popular activity in the city. For adventure enthusiasts, Borneo Sabah is an ideal destination to try enthralling water sports such as banana boating and kayaking. The island also encompasses some scuba diving sites where you explore the rich marine life and spend a fun-filled day with your loved ones. From exploring the dense rainforests to witnessing the rare species of Orangutans, there are bountiful of things that make Borneo a traveler's delight. To finish off your Borneo Sabha tour in a perfect mood, head to any of its popular restaurant and relish the mouthwatering traditional Malaysian delicacies.Itinerary:The itinerary below is for reference only. Actual time may vary depending on the number of visitors, distance, season, weather, and road conditions9:30am - Pick up from hotel lobby, depart to Kellybays10:30am - Arrive at Kellybays.10:35am - Hop on a floating pavilion and catch fishes and crabs11:00am - Arrival at the restaurant11:30am - Participate in batik painting or enjoying the beauty of Kellybays12:30am - Lunch time1:30pm enjoy various water sports activities3:00pm tea time3:30pm take a ride on the floating pavilion back to the jettyPick Up Information:Please indicate your hotel address for pick up on the checkout pagePlease be at your hotel lobby 10 minutes before scheduled departureThe operator will reconfirm your pick up time in advance. As this is a shared transfer, please be patient in cases of unforeseen delays along the pick up routeTransfer to or from outskirt hotels/homestays will incur the following fees to be paid directly to the driver:1-3 people: MYR15 per person/way4 or more: MYR10 per person/wayTransfers to or from hotels located in Kinarut will incur the following fees, to be paid directly to the driver:1-6 people: MYR30 per person/way4:00pm transfer back to the hotel.
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28 Ratings

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INR 4,047

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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
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23 Ratings

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23 Ratings

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INR 2,170

INR 1,950

Coral Flyer Zipline Experience and Sapi Island Snorkeling in Kota Kinabalu Featured
Coral Flyer Zipline Experience and Sapi Island Snorkeling in Kota Kinabalu

6H

Kota Kinabalu

If in Sabah, you cannot choose to miss the five-island natural complex named, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park. White sand coastlines and sunny weather are enough to soothe your soul. To make the experience worth cherishing the travel to the two most visited islands would be done via zipline. The journey starts with the boat ride to Gaya Island. To ensure your safety, as you reach, you will be briefed on safety guidelines by a well-trained staff. Then you will be ready to go through the tall treetops on the harness. Group barbeque lunch is what you will find upon reaching Sapi Island. While on the island, you cannot dare to miss adventurous water activities. You can go snorkeling, or you can walk along the perfect shores.Itinerary9:00 am: Hotel pick up9:30 am: Arrive at Sutera Harbour jetty9:45 am: Proceed to Gaya Island for the zipline activity10:15 am: Start of a safety briefing. Start the ziplining from Gaya Island to Sapi Island10:45 am: End of zipline activity11:00 am: Free time to explore12:00 pm: Enjoy a barbeque lunch1:30 pm: Go snorkeling. Free time to explore3:00 pm: Depart for Kota Kinabalu City3:30 pm: Hotel drop offMealsLunchSteamed CrabBBQ-marinated Chicken WingsGrilled FishChicken Satay with Peanuts SauceChicken SausageFried Fish BallSweet CornLocal Sweet PotatoesChinese-style Fried RiceFried VermicelliChinese Sweet CabbageMixed Fruits PlatterButter CakeSoft drink (325ml)Drinking water (500ml)Note: Menu is subjected to change based on season and availability.
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35 Ratings

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35 Ratings

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INR 6,910

INR 5,500

Snorkeling or Diving Experience in Moon Bay from Kota Kinabalu Featured
Snorkeling or Diving Experience in Moon Bay from Kota Kinabalu

9H

Kota Kinabalu

It's time to snorkel deep into the sea and witness the stunning ocean life all around you. Walk down the fine sand beach of Moon Bay while enjoying the majestic view of the sea and get a chance to swim among a variety of colorful marine species during your scuba diving experience. Enjoy the convenience of hotel pick up and drop off services within the Kota Kinabalu city area. Itinerary of the tour7:30 am: Hotel pick up within Kota Kinabalu9:45 am: Arrive at Usukan Jetty.10:15 am: Safety briefing. Depart to Moon Bay10:30 am: Arrive at Moon Bay. Start snorkeling or diving12:00pm: Lunch1:00 pm: Travel back to Usukan Jetty1:15 pm: Free time2:30 pm: Snack time3:00 pm: Travel back to Kota Kinabalu5:00 pm: Hotel drop off
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39 Ratings

4.0

39 Ratings

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Mantanani Island Scuba Diving Experience Flat 20% off Featured
Mantanani Island Scuba Diving Experience Flat 20% off

11H

Kota Kinabalu

Mantanani Island is a group of three isolated islands, located northwest of Kota Belud. This island features crystal clear blue waters filled with a myriad of marine life and white sandy beaches surrounded by coconut palm trees. Due to its picturesque scenery, cool breezes, and serene environment, this island is very much popular among locals and tourists. About the tour:- You can enjoy the first dive with beach dive to familiarize yourself with the equipment at the big Mantanani Island.-Then followed immediately by the second dive, which is a boat dive.-You'll be provided 1 oxygen cylinders. For those who are a qualified diver with certification, please notify us that you will take part in leisure dive upon booking, your second oxygen cylinder will be provided by free.-Diving equipment included: weights, weight belt, BCD, regulator, mask, fins, scuba tanks.-The whole diving trip is guided by professional PADI Dive Instructor / Master, and we do provide a translator who can communicate in Mandarin and Cantonese.-After taking the lunch and if weather permitted, you can get the life jacket and mask from staff to do beachside snorkeling. However, this does not accompany by guide/staff and snorkel at your own risk.-After taking the lunch and if weather permitted, you can get the life jacket and mask from staff to do beachside snorkeling. However, this does not accompany by guide/staff and snorkel at your own risk.-Back to Manatanani Island for lunch.Itinerary:07:00 am: Pick up at the hotel.07:30 am: Depart to Kota Belud Jetty or Jesselton Point Jetty.10:30 am: Learn diving at the beach (beach dive) - first dive and then begin with the first boat dive10:50 am: Take a boat to dive in open water - second dive.12:00 pm: Back to Mantanani Island for lunch.13:30 pm: Free and leisure, unlimited snorkeling from the beach.15:00 pm: Depart back to Kota Belud Jetty or Jesselton Point Jetty.18:00 pm: Arrive Kota Kinabalu and transfer back to the hotel.Pick-up time and location:Kota Kinabalu city North: 7:30 amKota Kinabalu city Center: 7:15 amKota Kinabalu city South: 7:15 amAirport area: 7:00 am1Bornea area: 8:00 amOutskirt area: :8:30 am
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40 Ratings

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40 Ratings

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INR 8,000

INR 6,400

Borneo Night Cultural Show with Dinner in Kota Kinabalu Flat 20% off Featured
Borneo Night Cultural Show with Dinner in Kota Kinabalu Flat 20% off

1H

Kota Kinabalu

Feel the heartbeat of Kota Kinabalu as you walk some of the city’s landmarks before putting your bargaining skills to the test at the Night Market. Enjoy a delicious dinner featuring an array of Malaysian cuisine. The evening’s entertainment is a lively presentation of traditional music and dance. The colorful attire of different ethnic groups and the rhythm and beat of local musical instruments will leave lasting memories of Borneo’s rich cultural diversity.Itinerary of the tour 7:30 pm: Arrive at the venue7:45 pm: Start of the show, self-serving local style cuisine dinner9:00 pm: End of showHow to reach there?-6 minutes walking distance from The Airport Bus Station.-10 minutes walking distance from The Jesseton Point.Opening Hours5:00pm-6:30pm and 7:30pm-9:00pm, dailyNote-Children aged 0-4 are free of charge.-Child ticket: Age 5-12.-Pregnant women and PWDs are welcome to join this show.-Stay within the venue after the show and receive a gift pack from the local operator.
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27 Ratings

3.0

27 Ratings

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INR 3,640

INR 2,900

Mengalum Island Day Trip with Snorkelling, Sabah @ 19% off Best Seller
Mengalum Island Day Trip with Snorkelling, Sabah @ 19% off

10H

Kota Kinabalu

The Mengalum Island Tour is a 9-10 hours long guided tour from Kota Kinabalu City to the island of MengalumThis tour will take you to the West Coast Division of Sabah and offer some breathtaking views of sand, sea and skiesOn this trip, you will get to snorkel on the ocean floor of Mengalum Island, walk on the white sand beaches around the shoreline and lounge in the sun-filled environsThis is a group tour and can include 1-25 people in every groupThe tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off facility for hotels in Kota Kinabalu and its surroundingsThe tour also includes boat rides to the island from Sutera Marine JettyThe guide/driver provided in the tour is knowledgeable and understands and speaks English for efficient communicationThis Mengalum Island Day Tour also includes lunch and the sample menu includes chicken, soup, seasonal vegetables, fruits, prawns, fish, eggs and riceOnce at the island, the tour also includes a safety discussion session and proper snorkelling gearAbout Mengalum Island Tour:The Mengalum Island Tour takes you to the island of Mengalum located on the West Coast Division of Sabah. This island is popular with the tourists and locals alike for its stunning beauty. You can take a boat to the island and easily spend a day, taking part in water-based activities or just lazing around. The island provides excellent opportunities for snorkeling. You can swim to the ocean floor and spot a myriad of sea creatures including colorful florals, schools of fish and sea turtles parading on all sides. Snorkeling at the island is an ideal way of spending time with your family and friends as it has things to enjoy for everyone. You can sunbathe on the beach or go for long, sandy walks. The crystal-clear waters and white sand offer perfect opportunities for photography as well. Or, you can simply put down a picnic and eat away with your loved ones as you look at the amazing views. Sunsets and sunrise at the island are also mesmerizing.Itinerary:7:00am hotel pick up from Kota Kinabalu City8:00am depart from Sutera Marine Jetty to Mengalum Island9:15am safety briefing and prepare snorkeling equipment9:30am depart for snorkeling session12:00pm enjoy sumptious lunch on the island2:30pm get ready for depart back to Kota Kinabalu3:30pm arrival at Sutera Marina Jetty and hotel drop off in Kota KinabaluHotel Pick Up Details:Please arrive at the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pick up timeThe operator will reconfirm your pick up time before the tourAs this is a shared transfer, please be patient in cases of unforeseen delays along the pick up routeTransfer to or from outskirt hotels/homestays will incur the following fees to be paid directly to the driver:1-3 people: MYR15 per person/way4 or more: MYR10 per person/wayTransfers to or from hotels located in Kinarut will incur the following fees, to be paid directly to the driver:1-6 people: MYR30 per person/way
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23 Ratings

4.0

23 Ratings

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INR 8,097

INR 6,558

Scuba Diving Day Trip to Tunku Abdul Rahman Park at Kota Kinabalu
Scuba Diving Day Trip to Tunku Abdul Rahman Park at Kota Kinabalu

6H

Kota Kinabalu

About the Activity: This sport is designed for non-certified enthusiasts who are keen to experience the amazing world of marine lifeGet picked up from SunnyReef diving shop in Kota Kinabalu at around 8.30 AM and proceed to the activity location.After reaching you will be taught the necessary diving skills before being taken for a wonderful underwater tour. The diving session will have two dives out of which the 1st dive involve seven skills training and shore dive. The 2nd dive is a boat dive, which will be conducted after a lip-smacking lunch on board.After your diving session, explore the Tunku Abul Rahman Park, and Kota Kinabalu and nearby places.End your amazing diving session at around 2 PM by heading back to your hotel.  
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31 Ratings

3.0

31 Ratings

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INR 9,639

Kiulu White Water Rafting, Sabah @ Flat 18% off Best Seller
Kiulu White Water Rafting, Sabah @ Flat 18% off

5H

Kota Kinabalu

About White water rafting:-    Kiulu Water Rafting is great for beginners as well as for children, thus a great activity for bonding with friends and family.-    A trained guide will lead you through the many rapids and cascading river water. Experience the 7km long rafting trip in Borneo.-    Learn the basics of paddling for a couple of hours before you deep dive into serious white water rafting-    After a memorable white water rafting savour delicious Barbecue lunch offered with a hint of local flavour on the banks of the river.-    The endpoint is an extremely scenic site with sufficient place for shower and change along with mouth water food.-    Enjoy Hotel pick-up and drop to and from the Hotel-    Get an adrenaline rush indulging in the Kiulu Rafting on the gushing waters of Kiulu.About Kiulu:The Sabah gateway is dotted with pools and rapids filled with adventure and excitement. The Kiulu Water Rafting is one of the most sought after outdoor activities that tourists and locals prefer to indulge into due to its different levels on offer for every outdoor enthusiast. Paddling through deep pools, overcoming rapids and exploring the picturesque beauty of the river banks punctuated with foliage is worth a watchItinerary:8:00am hotel pick up to Kiulu river (about 1.5-2 hours)10:30am arrive at river rafting start pointSafety briefing and signing of Liability Release Form11:00am rafting starts1.5-2 hours of rafting to end point1:00pm arrive at the end point and have BBQ lunch1:45pm depart for hotelPick Up Information:Airport & surrounding areas: 7:45amKota Kinabalu city area: 8:00am1 Borneo area: 8:30amThe operator will reconfirm your pick up time again before the tripPlease arrive at the pick up location 10 minutes before the scheduled pick up timeAs this is a shared transfer, please be patient in cases of unforeseen delays along the pick up route
Superb

38 Ratings

4.0

38 Ratings

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INR 3,204

INR 2,627

Manukan Island & Sapi Island Tour, Sabah @ Flat 20% off Best Seller
Manukan Island & Sapi Island Tour, Sabah @ Flat 20% off

7H

Kota Kinabalu

About the activity:  -    Explore Manukan Island, one of the most beautiful Islands in Sabah, Malaysia with its turquoise blue water and vivid greenery.-    Take a dip in the azure blue China Sea and enjoy the various recreational activities in the beach.-    Enjoy Jet skiing, kayaking or ride a banana boat for an adrenaline high.-    The best way to explore the underwater world is by snorkelling or sea walking and be fascinated by the gifts of nature.-    Relish a scrumptious barbecue lunch on the beach.About Manukan Island:Manukan Island Sabah is one of the best island destinations near Malaysia just off the coast of Kota Kinabalu offering azure blue water and white sandy beaches. Considered to be the second largest island in Tunku Abdul Rahman National park, it is Malaysia’s first marine national park. With just a 15-minute boat drive from Kota Kinabalu, it is preferred destination amongst the locals during the weekend. The outstanding island is shallow offering a tranquil and a serene sea which is also suitable for non-swimmers. The lifeguards are trained and well equipped to handle cases of jellyfish and sea urchin stings along with other security measures.The island is popular amongst the tourist community for amazing water activities like snorkelling, Kayaking, Parasailing, underwater scooter, swimming and other adventure rides. There are a few resorts on the island providing luxurious accommodation to the wanderers.
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40 Ratings

4.0

40 Ratings

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INR 3,684

INR 2,947

Day Trip to Orangutan Nature Reserve in Malaysia
Day Trip to Orangutan Nature Reserve in Malaysia

6H

Kota Kinabalu

About the Activity:Get picked up from your hotel in Kota Kinabalu at around 8 AM or 12.30 PM (two is available at two time slots) and begin this exciting day trip to Orang Utan Natural Reserve with a 45 minute drive through scenic countryside and industrial estate of Kota KinabaluUpon arrival, register your name and trek uphill through the secondary forest which is a nature reserve.At around 10 AM for the morning tour and 2 PM for the afternoon tour, witness the feeding session from the viewing platform, watch these playful orangutans living peacefully in this stunning nature reserve.End your amazing trip to Orangutan Nature Reserve at around 12 PM for the morning tour and 4.30 PM for the afternoon tour.
Very Good

40 Ratings

3.0

40 Ratings

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INR 2,698

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

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08 July 2019
Excellent
It was indeed a very different experience for me especially the visit to the Butterfly farm.
What a great experience to see the endemic proboscis monkeys of Borneo in just a two hour drive from Kota Kinabalu. The firefly display was also magical.
08 July 2019
Superb
Overall the trip was good. We thoroughly enjoyed the snorkelling part and Jetty transfers.
It is one of the best place for all water sports activities. The rates are also normal. Not on higher side.
08 July 2019
Excellent
Snokerling is one of the best experience of my life till now. Superb day out with amazing experience
08 July 2019
Excellent
This is an offbeat but one of the most wonderful destinations in Malaysia. Enjoyed here a lot!
08 July 2019
Excellent
guide was good, helpful and professional highlight of the trip is the fireflies.
08 July 2019
Excellent
This was the best so far from my other water rafting experiences and our guide is very cheerful, easy going and friendly.
Our guide was superb and knowledgable. He was funny yet professional. In all, it was an amazing experience. Would definitely recommend!!

People Also Ask About Kota Kinabalu Things To Do

  1. What are the adventure activities to do in Kota Kinabalu?

    Adventure in Kota Kinabalu almost ranges with the varied personality of the

    landscape. From exploring the tropical rainforests to surfing the sea and

    exploring the depths of the ocean, Kota Kinabalu has a range of activities in

    store. A few to name in this context are as follows:

    • Snorkelling
    • Hiking
    • Quad Biking Tour in Kiulu
    • Coral FLyer Zipline Adventure at Tunku Abdul Rahman Park
    • Sea Walking adventure
    • Indoor climbing
  2. What are some of the best things to do in Kota Kinabalu?

    The best things to do in Kota Kinabalu can be seen in terms of best activities for

    nature lovers, adventure sports lovers, history lovers, etc. To prepare a list of few

    of the best activities from each category, the must do list stands as follows:

    • Visit Pulau Tiga
    • Cycle through the city
    • Enjoy steamed buns at old kopitiam
    • Visit Grand Illusions
    • White Water Raft at Kiulu
    • Conquer fear of heights at Zip Borneo
    • Mountain Biking Excursions at Kiulu
    • Day trip to Ranau
    • Enjoy natural beauty of Bukit Padang
    • Jog at Perdana Park
    • Visit the tip of Borneo at Kudat
    • Visit Marine Museum
    • Visit Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park
    • Picnic at Tanjung Aru
  3. Where can we go for fishing in Kota Kinabalu?

    The Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park is a good spot for fishing. It is advisable

    to book leisure fishing tours to make the most of the experience. There are many

    tour operators who arrange for such packages for tourists.

     

  4. Which are best places for water rides in Kota Kinabalu?

    Water rides are very popular in Kota Kinabalu and forms one of the crowning

    experiences in overall tourism experience. The best place for water rides is the

    Water World Theme Park in Kota Kinabalu. Besides the Water World Theme Park,

    one can enjoy jet skiing at Mangrove Eco Safari and Langkawi, fly fish ride at the

    Abdul Rahman Marine Park and Banana boat ride at The Abdul Rahman Marine

    Park.

  5. What are the most romantic things to do on a honeymoon in Kota Kinabalu?

    Honeymoon in Kota Kinabalu can be an experience encompassing quite some

    variety of activities. At the very outset, the city offers a number of world class

    hotels to check into where everything from marvellous local and international

    cuisine to rejuvenating spas are offered. There are resorts with golf courses and

    provisions of other activities such as tennis and swimming pools to add to the

    luxury. Once one steps out of the hotel, the broad walks, markets and the

    beaches are good places to go for a casual stroll as the dusk rolls on to

    welcome the night. Further, the city offers activities ranging from safari to water

    sports, history walk to just plain cycling through the city and meeting locals. For

    the party lovers, the nightlife of Kota Kinabalu promises all the fun as any

    nightlife friendly city would offer.Complete with late night walks on the beach

    besides a few drinks at the local bars, a day in Kota Kinabalu can never end

    without the lingering aftertaste of a day well spent and a romance fully lived for

    that day itself.

  6. Where can we go for a wildlife safari in Kota Kinabalu?

    Kota Kinabalu is blessed with abundant rainforests and hosts a number of wild

    animals and plants. Few of the most popular places for wildlife safari around the

    city are as follows:

    • Kilas RIver and Nature wildlife tour
    • Lok Kawi WIldlife Park
    • Kinabalu Park Canopy Walkway and Poring Hot Springs tour
    • Sandakan Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Center
  7. Which places are best for scuba diving and snorkeling in Kota Kinabalu?

    Kota Kinabalu is famous for watersports and diving experiences in and around

    beaches. A few of the most popular places for scuba diving and snorkeling are

    as follows:

    • Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park
    • Gaya Island
    • Sapi Island
  8. Which are best cruising experiences in Kota Kinabalu?

    Cruising experiences are very popular amongst tourists as it accords the sight to

    the sea as well as the varied landscape of the shoreline half immersed in dense

    Rainforests. Few of the most popular cruising experiences are as follows:

    • Sutera Harbour, North Borneo cruise
    • Nippon Maru cruise
    • Mv Mega Bhakti cruise
  9. Where can we go for paragliding in Kota Kinabalu?

    Paragliding is an exciting sport which when conducted from just the right spot

    and elevation, can be an experience of a lifetime. In Kota Kinabalu, the Kokol

    hills are the most popular site for paragliding.

  10. Where can we go for zip lining in Kota Kinabalu?

    Ziplining can be best enjoyed while partaking in the ride from Gaya island to Sapi

    Island. It is an exciting experience where one gets to zip over the clear turquoise

    waters from one island to the other.

  11. Where to experience parasailing in Kota Kinabalu?

    Parasailing is an activity which can be enjoyed both in Tunku Abdul Rahman

    Marine Park as well as on Sapi Island.

  12. What are the best nightlife experiences in Kota Kinabalu?

    Kota Kinabalu has a reputed nightlife with world class bars and pubs, restaurants

    for the night owls amongst tourists. A few of the most popular places to go to for

    the evenings are as follows:

    • The Shamrock irish Bar
    • El Centro
    • Sunset Bar
    • M- Cubed Bar
    • Sullys Bar
    • Shenanigan's
    • Cock and Bull Bistro
    • Q Bar
    • Moretune
  13. Which are the best areas to try out the street food in Kota Kinabalu?

    Street food in Kota Kinabalu gives one a taste of local lifestyle and is a must

    have if one intends to experience first hand, every bit of life in the city. Few of the

    most popular street food joints are as follows:

    • Shoney’s Kitchen and Bar
    • Mad Ben Cafe
    • Tavern kitchen and Bar
    • KK Food Street
    • Yee Fung Restaurant
    • Little Italy
    • Fong Ip Cafe
    • Gusto Food and Wine
    • Sri Latha Curry House
    • Yuit Cheong

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