Walking tours in Kota Kinabalu

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A guide for first-time visitors to Kota Kinabalu

Every aspect of a trip to Kota Kinabalu may be expertly planned by our staff, including transportation, guided tours, hotels, tickets, meals, shared and private day trips, shore excursions, and packages for both individuals and small groups. 

Kota Kinabalu - excursions and day trips

Located on the island of Borneo, Kota Kinabalu is the state capital of Sabah. The city is home to vibrant markets, hawker stalls, and restaurants. It is also a jump-off point for excursions and day trips to outlying islands.

Kota Kinabalu offers plenty of natural and cultural attractions, including the UNESCO World Heritage Site Kinabalu Park. The park is home to several species of flora and fauna, such as a rafflesia flower, carnivorous pitcher plants, and 100 lowland mammals. There are also waterfalls, hiking trails, and hot springs.

Located about an hour's drive from Kota Kinabalu, Mantanani Island is a cluster of three small islands. The island is surrounded by coral reefs, and the waters are crystal clear and full of diverse marine life. There are a handful of hotels on the island, which offer a range of accommodations for any budget. The island's white sandy beaches and clear turquoise waters attract snorkelers and divers. The island is also known for its age-old shipwrecks.

Another must-see attraction in Kota Kinabalu is the Mahua waterfall, which is just one hour's drive from the city. The waterfall has a shallow pool at its base and is a favorite of eco-tourists. This waterfall is also a great way to experience the tropical rainforest. The waterfall's cascade is spectacular and the emerald pool at its base is breathtaking.

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Aside from being a popular tourist spot, Kota Kinabalu is also the gateway to many other famous attractions in Sabah, such as the Kinabalu National Park, and the islands of Sapi and Pengkalan Kota. The islands are some of the best places in the country to see sunset. The islands are home to an abundance of fish and other avian creatures, and are also known for their crystal clear waters.

For thrill seekers, there are various adventures available in Kota Kinabalu, such as the Kota Kinabalu Quad Bike Tour, which consists of off-road terrains. The trip is designed to give you an unforgettable adventure as you travel through traditional villages. On the return trip, you will be served a typical 'tiffin' colonial lunch.

There are also day tours to the islands of Pulau Manukan and Sapi, which are both within the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park. These islands are just a short boat ride away from Kota Kinabalu and are also ideal spots for snorkeling. The waters at these islands are crystal clear and filled with a variety of rays and other types of marine life. The islands also feature sea-walking.

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You can also explore the island's rainforest by taking a guided tour. This tour includes stops at the State Museum and the Poh Toh Tse Buddhist Temple. You will also be provided with transportation, insurance, and dinner. The price for this tour is around RM40 per person.

The Padas river is a huge river that has large rapids and is the perfect place for a rafting excursion. You can go rafting on your own or with a group. If you prefer to do a day tour, the easiest options are the islands of Pulau Mamutik and Pulau Manukan, which are part of the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park.

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