Kota Kinabalu

Malaysia

Penang Island
Kota Kinabalu, or KK as it is popularly known, is the capital city of Sabah and a important gateway for tourists to explore the beauty of Borneo, the third largest island in the world. This nature resort city has a beauty and charm unlike any other destination in Malaysia, evident in its lush landscapes, abundant seafood delights, amazingly cheerful people and the cultural splendour of its diverse ethnic groups. The city is named after Mount Kinabalu, which sits just 90 km away in the background. It was originally established by British colonists who arrived here in the 1800s and first called it 'Jesselton'. KK is located on the west coast of Sabah, the second largest state in Malaysia. The impressive backdrop of mountains behind the city is part of the massive Crocker Range, the backbone of Northe Borneo. Directly facing the city are several islands that form the popular Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park.

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Kota Kinabalu Half Day Tour
A simple tour to discover KK City's highlights including Menara Tun Mustapha, Sabah Museum, State & City Mosques and Signal Hill Observatory. Time permitting, a stop at KK's Handicraft Market.
  • Pick-up/return at Kota Kinabalu City Center
  • Includes Admission Fees
  • Starts from 9am
  • SIC Basis/Private Tour for 1-6 pax.
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    Kota Kinabalu City Night Tour
    Observe the city come alive at night, starting with a night market walk then a dramatic view up from Signal Hill. Follow with dinner entertained by local dance performances. Hit the clubs later with guide in tow.
  • Pick-up/return at Kota Kinabalu City Center
  • Includes Dinner
  • Starts from 6pm
  • SIC Basis/Private Tour for 2-6 pax.
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    Pulau Gaya & Sapi Island Day Tour
    A guided tour of Pulau Gaya & Sapi Island of Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park. Hike along Gaya's nature-rich trails then transfer to Sapi for barbeque lunch and afternoon of swim and surf.
  • Pick-up/return at Kota Kinabalu City Center
  • Includes Lunch, Tickets & Snorkelling Gear
  • Starts from 8.30am
  • SIC Basis/Private Tour for 2-6 pax.
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    Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park Island Hopping
    Hop between the stunning islands of Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park including Manukan, Mamutik and Sapi. Enjoy a delicious barbeque lunch and array of marine activities by the pretty beachside.
  • Pick-up/return at Kota Kinabalu City Center
  • Includes Lunch, Tickets & Snorkelling Gear
  • Starts from 9am
  • SIC Basis.
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    Monsopiad Cultural Village Half Day Tour
    Visit this show village of Kadazan-Dusun culture, Sabah's largest native group, and experience ethnic lifestyle activities. Also, enter the 'House of Skulls' with ancient tropies from a famous headhunter.
  • Pick-up/return at Kota Kinabalu City Center
  • Includes Admission Fees
  • Starts from 9.30am
  • SIC Basis/Private Tour for 2-6 pax.
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    Lok Kawi Wildlife Park Half Day Tour
    Observe wild creatures both foreign and endemic, including the Orang-Utan, Borneo Pygmy Elephant, Proboscis Monkey, Clouded Leopard and Malayan Tiger in rainforest surroundings.
  • Pick-up/return at Kota Kinabalu City Center
  • Includes Admission Fees
  • Starts from 9am/2pm
  • SIC Basis/Private Tour for 3-6 pax.
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    North Borneo Railway Half Day Tour
    Revisit colonial days on the North Borneo Railway steam strain, with stops along scenic routes from Tanjung Aru to Papar. Enjoy a delicious continental breakfast and authentic tiffin lunch set.
  • Pick-up/return at Kota Kinabalu City Center
  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch & Train Tickets
  • Starts from 9.30am
  • SIC Basis.
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    Klias Wetlands River Safari Full Day Tour
    Head down south to Klias Wetlands for a fascinating river cruise to observe Proboscis Monkeys, Silver Leaf Langurs, Serpent Eagles and Saltwater crocodiles. After dinner, look out for fireflies by the mangroves.
  • Pick-up/return at Kota Kinabalu City Center
  • Includes Dinner & Admission Fees
  • Starts from 1pm
  • SIC Basis/Private Tour for 2-6 pax.
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    Tip of Borneo & Rungus Longhouse Full Day Tour
    Stand on the Tip of Borneo at Kudat, the island's northmost point . Visit Gombizau and Sumangkap villages to witness traditional bee farming and gong-making. End with tour of Rungus longhouse.
  • Pick-up/return at Kota Kinabalu City Center
  • Includes Lunch & Admission Fees
  • Starts from 7.30am
  • SIC Basis.
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    Kokol Hills Dinner Experience
    Kokol Hills is the nearest highland resort retreat to KK City at Menggatal. Discover pastoral living in a Dusun village. Enjoy dinner with a gorgeous sunset view of KK from the restaurant's platform in cooling weather.
  • Pick-up/return at Kota Kinabalu City Center
  • Includes Hot Pot Dinner
  • Starts from 3.45pm
  • SIC Basis.
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    Kinabalu Park & Poring Hot Springs Full Day Tour
    Escape to Kinabalu Park for a stunning view of Gunung Kinabalu, Borneo's highest summit with guided jungle hike. After lunch, drop down to Poring Hot Springs for a steaming soak or more nature.
  • Pick-up/return at Kota Kinabalu City Center
  • Includes Lunch & Admission (Botanical Garden)
  • Starts from 7.30am
  • SIC Basis/Private Tour for 2-6 pax.
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    Kota Belud Sunday Market (Tamu) Day Tour
    The largest traditional market ('Tamu') is held at Kota Belud every Sunday north of KK City. A guided tour explores its colours and commodities, including the inherent ethnic Bajau (Cowboys of the East) flavour.
  • Pick-up/return at Kota Kinabalu City Center
  • Includes Admission Fees
  • Starts from 8.30am
  • SIC Basis.
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    Tambunan Rafflesia & Bamboo Village Day Tour
    Journey up the highlands to Tambunan in search of the magnificent Rafflesia flower (when in bloom). Later, visit a bamboo village and see how locals make 'Tapai', a sweet local rice wine.
  • Pick-up/return at Kota Kinabalu City Center
  • Includes Lunch & Admission Fees
  • Starts from 8.30am
  • SIC Basis/Private Tour for 2-6 pax.
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    Kiulu River Rafting Excursion
    Get the adrenaline pumping at the nearest whitewater rafting point to KK City at Kiulu River, entry from Tamparuli town. Experience Grade 2 & 3 rapids, suitable for participants of all experience levels.
  • Pick-up/return at Evergreen Hotel, Gurney Drive
  • Includes Barbeque Lunch
  • Starts from 9am
  • SIC Basis.
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