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Day Trip to Mount Kinabalu Poring Rainforest

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

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icon9 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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Make the most of your time on the 13,435-foot (4,095-meter) Mount Kinabalu, a UNESCO World Heritage Site valued for its biodiversity, on a private tour. Visit the Mountain Garden to learn about the flora and fauna of the area and hike uphill to the Canopy Walkway for views over the treetops. Exploring with a private guide means you'll receive undivided attention and benefit from insider knowledge of the natural area.
  • Get insider info about the mountain’s biodiversity from a guide
  • See the best views of the forest from a canopy walkway
  • Receive undivided attention and have plenty of time for questions on a private tour
  • Optional visit to hot springs and/or to see the world’s largest orchids
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Air conditioned vehicle with license English-speaking guide
Hotel pickup from Kota Kinabalu city hotels
Air-conditioned vehicle
Video RM30 / Camera RM5 fees at the Canopy walkway
Entrance fees to Rafflesia site (time permitting)
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved on uneven ground and some steep sections along the trail.
  • Please wear flat walking shoes, hat, sun screen, raincoat/umbrella, insect repellent and light jacket (Temperature at Park is 24C), drinking water
  • Swimming in the Hot Springs are not recommended due to poor toilet and pool hygiene however if you still wish to proceed subject to time permitting, you would have to bring along swim wear, towel, change of clothing and toiletries
  • Time permitting, guest may opt to visit the nearby Rafflesia reserves or gardens managed by the local villagers at their own expense. The cost of entrance fees varies depending on location and also whether the Rafflesia is in bloom at that time
  • OPERATED BY Exotic Borneo Sdn Bhd

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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A Must Do in Kota Kinabalu
, Mar 2020
This trip is surely a must do in Kota Kinabalu. The trip was well organized and our driver-guide Nicholas was simply excellent. He was very informative and intelligent. We learned a lot about the nature of the region and in addition we were successful in seeing rafflesia in one of the gardens where Nicholas brought us.
Long trip but amazing place and views
, Jan 2020
Over 2hr drive to the first place bit with a couple of stops and good conversation from our knowledgable driver and guide Sharif (hope I spelt it right) The mountain was amazing, the botanical gardens cool and the markets fun Then another hour to drive to the hot springs which the canopy walk was the only highlight Then over 3hrs to get home Pickup 7:45am back at the hotel by 7pm very long day
Beautiful views and wonderful service
, Nov 2018
No one else booked this trip on the day my hubby and I did, so it ended up being a private tour. Our tour guide was not only knowledgeable, but also very professional and accommodating. He was able to find out that a few raffalisas were in bloom in the area, and gave us the opportunity to go see them. He provided great insight into the culture of the tribes of the island and their way of life. Highly recommend this trip. Mt. Kinabalu is breathe taking and the trip was well worth the 2 hour drive into the mainland.
Excellent trip had a great view of...
Lynda M
, Feb 2018
Excellent trip had a great view of the mountain food was lovely unfortunately not many flowered in bloom at the botanical gardens (wring time of year) we did see the famous Rafflesia plant in flower. Canopy walk was a great experience too.

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