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Damodara Bharadwaj

5.0

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

Overview

Trip Starting From: Kota Kinabalu

Trip Location: Kota Kinabalu

About the Activity:

The Weston Wetlands experience is a 6-hour long guided of Weston Wetlands, natural wonders of northern Borneo

The trip includes spectacular views, close proximity to the natural flora and fauna and scrumptious Asian food

The 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 Outskirts

The activity also includes boat transfers from the jetty to the River Lodge and Marvel at breathtaking views as you sail along the river

The 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 area

The 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 cruise

It is an excellent activity that can be enjoyed with the whole family and enjoy a river safari with a delicious buffet served onboard

About 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 area
Journey time of about 2.5 hours
3:45pm arrival at Weston jetty and take a boat transfer to River Lodge
4:00pm high tea at River Lodge
4:25pm river safari to look out for wildlife and enjoy the sunset view
6:00pm Asian buffet dinner
6:30pm fireflies river cruise with a show 'Whispering with Fireflies'
7:30pm depart and hotel drop off

Meal

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  • Dinner Included

Activity

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  • Cruise
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  • Fishing
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  • Sightseeing

Other Inclusions

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  • Round-trip hotel transfers
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  • Boat transfer
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  • English-speaking guide
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  • Entrance fee
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  • High tea
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  • Dinner

Transport

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  • Shared Vehicle
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  • Boat

Things To Carry

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  • Insect repellent
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  • Sunblock
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  • Sunglasses
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  • Camera
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  • Personal toiletries/towel
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  • A hat/cap
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  • Drinking water
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  • Extra cash (for the Turtle Garden activities and MYR300 for Korean-speaking guide, if needed)
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  • Modest clothing or a cover-up for the Floating Mosque.

Advisory

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  • This is a group tour and you will have to share the transfers and river cruise with other guests
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  • You can ask for a private car charter which accommodates 6-10 persons
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  • Keep a government photo ID with you at all times
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  • You can ask for a Korean-speaking guide who is available upon request with a charge of MYR300
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  • You can make the payment for the Korean-speaking guide on the day of the tour
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  • The ticket is nontransferable
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  • The ticket is valid only for the date and time of booking
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  • Children between the ages of 3-11 are eligible for a Child Ticket and infants between the ages of 0-2 can ride for free
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  • Children older than 11 years are required to buy an Adult Ticket
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  • The rates of the tour include pick up and drop off to hotels within the Kota Kinabalu City Centre, additional charges will be incurred if you opt for a pickup or drop off from Kota Kinabalu Outskirts
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  • Pregnant women and persons with disabilities are not recommended joining this tour
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  • The cruise is not wheelchair/stroller accessible
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  • Do wear modest clothing or a keep a cover-up as you will be passing the Floating Mosque
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  • Keep an insect repellent, sunblock, sunglasses, camera, personal toiletries/towel, a hat or a cap, sandals, slippers, drinking water and extra cash with you when traveling.

Tour Type

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  • This is a group tour

Cancellation Policy

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  • If cancellations are made 15 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
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  • If cancellations are made 7-15 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made within 0-7 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain trips or activities may get cancelled. In such cases operator will try their best to provide an alternate feasible. However a cash refund will not be applicable for the same.
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  • Cancellations are strictly subjected to cancellation policies mentioned on the website & are irrespective of the date of booking.

Refund Policy

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  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days
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  • All applicable refunds will be done in traveller's thrillophilia wallet as Thrillcash

Booking Confirmation Policy

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  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
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  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
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  • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking before confirmation and a full refund will be processed.

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

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    1. Where are Weston Wetlands located?

      Weston Wetlands are situated in the small town of Weston which lies in the Malaysian state of Sabah. The town is about 100 kilometers away from Kota Kinabalu.

    2. What is the pickup location?

      Pickup from and drop off to hotels in Kota Kinabalu city centre are included in the tour for free. If your hotel lies in the Kota Kinabalu outskirts, then you have to pay an extra charge.

    3. What activities are we going to experience in the Weston Wetlands?

      When going to the Weston Wetlands, you will be treated to the following activities:
      Boat ride to the River Lodge
      High Tea at the River Lodge
      River Safari in the creek
      Monkey spotting at the wetlands
      Sunset from the cruise
      Buffet dinner at the cruise
      Fireflies show after sunset

    4. What are the different types of packages that I can avail?

      You can avail the Weston Proboscis Monkey, Sunset & Fireflies package. This package costs Rs2890.0 and includes:

      Round-trip hotel transfers from Kota Kinabalu
      Boat transfer to the river lodge
      English-speaking guide
      Weston Wetlands Park price for entrance
      Monkey spotting at the Weston Proboscis monkey sanctuary
      High tea at the lodge Dinner at the cruise

    5. What is the child age ticket limit and cost?

      The age limit for the Child Ticket for Weston Wetlands is 3-11. Children below 3 can ride for free while the children over 11 years of age need to buy an Adult Ticket. The price for a Child Ticket is Rs. 1,997.

    6. Where I can redeem my e-voucher?

      You can redeem your e-voucher for Weston Wetlands while boarding your means of transfer. You can exchange it in return of a seat in the vehicle.

    7. What is the redemption process?

      You can simply show your e-voucher or physical ticket to the guide/driver while boarding.

    8. Is there different pricing for Malaysian passport holders and Non-Malaysian passport holders?

      No, there is no differential pricing for Malaysian and Non-Malaysian passport holders.

    9. What is the best time to visit klias river cruise?

      The best time to visit the river cruise is in the evening as you can still see the surrounding marshlands while its still light outside and then experience the sunset while still on the cruise. With an evening cruise, you can also watch the fireflies after sundown.

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