Kota Kinabalu City

3 Days 2 Nights Kota Kinabalu Experience

Kota Kinabalu City
Kota Kinabalu City

Day 1  – Arrival Kota Kinabalu Airport, meet and proceed for City Tour. Kota Kinabalu (Chinese: 亚庇), often simply known as K.K., Formerly known as Jesselton. It is the Capital City of Sabah and also gateway to other major towns and districts. Places of Interest are Sabah State Mosque (one of the most outstanding pieces of architecture with its majestic dome and stunning gold inlay motifs), handicraft or Filipino market (It is a favored shopping haunt with souvenirs galore await for you); Sabah State Museum & Heritage Village; Toh Tze Buddhist Temple, Wisma Tun Mustapha (formerly known as Sabah Foundation Building). Then check in to Hotel.
Overnight at Hotel.

Day 2 – Breakfast at Hotel.

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Full Day Kinabalu Park and Poring Hot Spring (8am to 5pm)
Mt KinabaluProceed for approximately 2 hours scenic drive from Kota Kinabalu to Kinabalu Park. Kinabalu Park , which showcases a complete and interesting ecological system. Popular for its cool climate and enchant visitors with its flora and fauna. It carries lowland, mountain and alpine vegetation. Proceed for Poring Hot Spring, it houses open-baths which water contains sulphur that is known for its skin-curative properties. The natural hot spring is perfect to soothe tired and aching muscles after the long climb up Mount Kinabalu (for those who had just ascend the Mt Kinabalu). Visitors could see wide variety of lowland orchids, rare butterflies. Try the canopy walk and experience a bird’s eye view of the surrounding rainforest.Return to Kota Kinabalu enroute Kundasang Vegetable market, Fruits stall , Handicraft Centre and 燒雞翼
Includes : entrance fee to Kinabalu Park, Poring Hot Spring, Canopy walkway
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Full Day Kinabalu Park and Fish Spa Experience (8am to 5pm)
Proceed for an approximately 2 hours ride to Kundasang / Kinabalu Park, which showcases a complete and interesting ecological system. Popular for its cool climate and enchant visitors with its flora and Fauna. It carries carries lowland, mountain and alpine vegetation. Then proceed for Fish Spa – an ultimate fish spa experience at this river in Kampung Luanti Baru in Ranau. This river is teeming with fishes of various species. The fishes in the river too are protected by local law and it is prohibited to catch them or hurt them in any way. And as a direct result, the villagers in the area have come up with a unique eco-tourism attraction at the kampung by taming the fishes to humans. The fish massage at Tagal Sg Moroli is a truly unique experience that has brought tourists in droves to this otherwise little known kampung. The fishes are so used to humans that the mere sight of someone coming close to the river would group them all in anticipation. There are two different species in the river, the larger Kelah swimming closer to the surface and rub their body over yours, as well as the smaller Pelian which tend to bite your feet and legs. Unlike the tiny fish at regular fish spas, the Pelian’s bite does hurt a little so keep walking and moving your feet in the river to shoo them away if you can’t stand the bite. The larger Kelah fish are actually attracted to the fish pellets bathers are supposed to hold in their fists while soaking in the river. While trying to suck the pellets from your fists, they rub over your body and provide a light massage. Fortunately they were closer to the surface and therefore stayed well above waist level. Visitors who are too timid or too ticklish can simply soak their legs in the water before running out of the river screaming hysterically with arms flailing in the air…while bolder ones can soak their entire body and enjoy the sensation of these cold, slimy fishes rubbing themselves over your body. Enroute Fruits stall and Handicraft Centre and 燒雞翼.
Includes : entrance fee to Kinabalu Park, Fish Spa

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Kudat’s Tip of Borneo & Cultural Experience (8am to 5pm)
Proceed for Kudat’s Tip of Borneo Tour. “The Tips of Borneo” is Tanjung Simpang Mengayau, the northern- most tip of the whole island of Borneo and the third largest island in the world is a dramatic beauty. Pantai Kalampunian that is the approach to Simpang Mengayau is one of the finest beaches in all of Sabah. With crystal clear waters. Places of interest is to visit the Kg Gombizau (Honey Bee Farm), Kg Sumangkap (Gong factory), Tinangol (Beads Centre) and Kg Bavangazo Rungus Longhouse.
Includes : entrance fee to Gong Making and Bee farm
Note : If choosing this Tour please add additional RM 20 per Adult & RM12 per Child

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Sabah Wildlife Park or Sabah Zoological & Botanical Park (8:30am to 12:30pm)
Proceed for almost 45 minutes journey to Sabah Wildlife Park also known as Sabah Zoological & Botanical Park. It is located in Lok Kawi and is in a forest area. One could find acquisition of exotic animals from abroad and locally. An example are bear cats or Binturong, pygmy elephants and Asian elephants, Proboscis Monkey, Orang Utan, Mouse deer, barking deer, bali cattle (resemblance to the Tembadau), tiger, ostriches and various species of birds in the aviary. For the other are orchid exhibitions, fernarium, butterfly farm, insectariums, exhibits of medical plants, nepenthes (Periuk Kera) and ginger. Then return to Hotel around noon.
Includes : entrance fee to Sabah Wildlife Park
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Manukan Island Excursion (8:30am to 15:30pm)
Meet at hotel lobby and transfer to Ferry Terminal. Boat ride – proceed for full day Excursion in one of the Five Islands of Tunku Abdul Rahman Park – Manukan Island. It is only 10-20 minutes speedboat ride from Kota Kinabalu town. This Marine park are characterized by shallow waters, sumptuous coral gardens and all boast splendid white sandy beaches. Good variety of marine life can be found such as Scorpion fish, Blue-spotted rays, cuttlefish, mantis shrimps. Great place to enjoy your novel, work on tan or indulge in an afternoon siesta. Boat ride back to Ferry Terminal. Transfer back to Hotel.
Includes : entrance fee to Ferry Terminal and Island
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Sapi or Mamutik Island Excursion (8:30am to 15:30pm)
Meet at hotel lobby and transfer to Ferry Terminal. Boat ride – proceed for full day Excursion in one of the Five Islands of Tunku Abdul Rahman Park – Sapi or Mamutik Island. It is only 10-20 minutes speedboat ride from Kota Kinabalu town. This Marine park are characterized by shallow waters, sumptuous coral gardens and all boast splendid white sandy beaches. Good variety of marine life can be found such as Scorpion fish, Blue-spotted rays, cuttlefish, mantis shrimps. Great place to enjoy your novel, work on tan or indulge in an afternoon siesta. Boat ride back to Ferry Terminal. Transfer back to Hotel.
Includes : entrance fee to Ferry Terminal and Island
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Mari Mari Cultural Village (9:00am to 12:00pm) ; (14:00pm to 17:00); (19:00pm to 21:00pm)
Proceed for Mari Mari Cultural Village, the 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. In the village, the colors of cultural diversity are not an issue but rather our pride, where you can savor the soul of Sabah. Upon arrival at the entrance of the village, you will be ushered to the warmth of different homes of the ethnicities of Sabah. Each home was built by descendants of the tribes they represent and offer you a truly genuine experience seeing everything in and around the village lends to its magical prowess of taking you back in time. Not only does this village portray these tribes through the architectural genius of their traditional houses, but also through a range of simulated lives of the olden epoch by the residents of the village. Acquaint yourself with each tribe as they let you come into their house and their simple yet intricate lives. As you traverse the village, you will find demonstration huts along the main houses in which daily activities of old times come into life. For example, the making of blowpipe, starting a fire (from Polod tree – you will learn the steps of making fire without the help of a lighter), tattoo-making (and its symbolisms) and etc. By the end of your journey into the past, you have been given a setting for you to see, hear, taste and feel the uniqueness of what Sabah truly is. An unforgettable encounter of our Sabahan homeland………..AS IT WAS…………..… AS IT IS…………….
Includes : entrance fee to Mari Mari Cultural Village and Lunch for morning visit / High tea for afternoon visit /
Dinner for evening visit

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Kiulu River White Water Rafting with Lunch (9:00am to 3:00pm) (Grade II, 6 hr.)
This river is recommended for the novices and those seeking a leisurely introduction to White Water Rafting. The ride downriver give you a pleasurable excitement and offer you a romantic riverside life.
Includes : professional Rafters, rafting gear, and Lunch

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Kipandi Butterfly Park (9:00am to 12:00pm)
Proceed for Kipandi Butterfly Park is the best place to see these beautiful insects in different colors and it is fairly accessible. Just take the road from Penampang to Tambunan. After an hour of driving, you will pass by a road with 120 degree turn going uphill. People believe there are spirits wandering on the hill next to it, the Widow Hill. Within a minute, you will see the park at your right. Butterfly is most active in the morning, so that’s the best time to visit the park. Less butterfly will come out in rainy day and hot afternoon. You could see butterflies busy looking for nectar. Kipandi is more than a butterfly farm. They also keep a few insects as “pet”. You could not see praying mantis on the branch coz its body looked like dry leaf. The rhino horn beetles don’t fly in daytime, so the workers can leave them on the grass for guest to photograph freely. Hmm… the rhino horn got horny too. They feed the beetles with sugar cane. Before you enter the butterfly garden, you must check out the exhibition room of hundreds of bug specimens. You could find that bugs in Sabah can grow so big. Besides impressive collection of various local and overseas butterfly species, beetles, tarantula, spiders, millipedes, scorpions, cicadas, centipedes, etc. specimens are also found here.
Includes : entrancef fee for Kipandi Butterfly Park

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Proboscis Monkey & Fire Fly (7 hours, include Dinner) (1300pm to 2000pm)
Take a river cruise along the river to look out for the curious-looking Proboscis monkey with its over-sized nose and pot belly. The usually hang out a group consist of dominant male and four to five females. When the lights go off, it’s show time, witness the spectacular fireflies flashing its lights, illuminating the stillness of the night. Dinner by the riverside then return to Hotel in the late evening.
Includes : river cruise, life jacket, and dinner
Note : If choosing this Tour please add additional RM 30 per Adult & RM 18 per Child

Overnight at Hotel. [B]

Day 3 – 0730 American Breakfast at Hotel.
Meet at hotel lobby and transfer to airport for departure flight . [B]

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