KOTA KINABALU DAY TOURS – Our Top 9 Favourite Local Tours You Can Start Exploring Today

Experience Kota Kinabalu tour packages through local tour operators! Most of the tour attractions are operated daily, minimum half day to full day. KK tourism provides all sorts of tours, include city tour, island day tour, eco tour, firefly tour, food tour, fishing tour, jungle tour and cultural tours. Join a Kota Kinabalu City Half Day Tour to get an idea of what’s around town!

Our recommended tour guide / tour agency are licensed. The tours listed below do not cover entire Borneo, only Kota Kinabalu and surrounding area.

There are a number of travel companies in KK that can arrange tours. Most of the major hotels have travel desks and there are various offices around the city. Here are some suggestions for organised tours.

1. River Cruise – Firefly and Proboscis Monkey

Travel down the Klias river and observe local wildlife in their natural habitats from a comfortable boat.

You will see many animals like the proboscis monkey, kingfishers, and eagles on your way; as your cruise continues into the evening, witness the stunning displays of fireflies on the river.

If you’re lucky, you can see bats or even a flying fox! Package includes tea before the cruise and a delicious buffet dinner back at the jetty.

Duration: 1 day – Get in touch with us today!

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Example, "I'd like to visit following places: 1.hot spring 2. orang utan 3. mari mari cultural village. I'd like you to arrange airport pick up as well. I haven't make any hotel reservations, please advice."

(minimum 2 person per travel package)

(3 years old - 11 years old)

(new born - 2 years old)

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2. Water Rafting Experience

Enjoy the scenery and wildlife of the rainforest while rafting down a rushing river, full water rafting experience!

Programs are available for all experience levels; some programs are even suitable for young children and the elderly.

This tour includes sightseeing along the way to the river, a delicious local lunch, and even an English-speaking guide to show you the sights. Adventurous travelers can raft through exciting rapids along the way!

Duration: 1 day – Get in touch with us today!

Interested with the day tours?

Example, "I'd like to visit following places: 1.hot spring 2. orang utan 3. mari mari cultural village. I'd like you to arrange airport pick up as well. I haven't make any hotel reservations, please advice."

(minimum 2 person per travel package)

(3 years old - 11 years old)

(new born - 2 years old)

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3. City Tour and Shopping

Learn all about Sabah’s capital city and visit the most interesting landmarks in this half-day tour!

You can see famous religious centers, like the Sabah State Mosque and the Chinese Buddhist Temple, which feature beautiful artwork. Then see the Yayasan Sabah Tower, the highest building in the city, and learn about Sabah’s singular history at the Sabah Museum.

End your day at the Filipino Market, which offers produce, seafood, and handmade souvenirs to remember your visit.

Duration: Half day – Get in touch with us today!

Interested with the day tours?

Example, "I'd like to visit following places: 1.hot spring 2. orang utan 3. mari mari cultural village. I'd like you to arrange airport pick up as well. I haven't make any hotel reservations, please advice."

(minimum 2 person per travel package)

(3 years old - 11 years old)

(new born - 2 years old)

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4. Island Hopping at Tunku Abdul Rahman Park

Enjoy the five lovely islands of Tunku Abdul Rahman Park (TARP)! Each of them has pristine white beaches, sparkling teal water, and a wide variety of marine life; three of these islands (Pulau Sapi, Pulau Mamutik, and Pulau Manukan) also have bright coral reefs that teem with the beautiful diversity found only among the coral.

Go snorkeling in the coral, swimming in the clear ocean, or simply enjoy the unique beaches at TARP.

Duration: 1 day – Get in touch with us today!

Interested with the day tours?

Example, "I'd like to visit following places: 1.hot spring 2. orang utan 3. mari mari cultural village. I'd like you to arrange airport pick up as well. I haven't make any hotel reservations, please advice."

(minimum 2 person per travel package)

(3 years old - 11 years old)

(new born - 2 years old)

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5. Hot Spring and Kinabalu Park

At Kinabalu Park, you can enjoy the cooler mountain climate around Mount Kinabalu. Observe the thousands of plant species and catch a glimpse of over 500 species of butterflies and birds.

On your way to the park, see traditional kampong houses and stop at a market of locally grown fruits and vegetables as well as handmade souvenirs; after a nature walk in Kinabalu Park, savor a local lunch and then travel to the Poring Hot Spring.

Walk among the canopies of trees or soak in Japanese baths powered by the natural sulfurous water of Poring.

Duration: 1 day – Get in touch with us today!

Interested with the day tours?

Example, "I'd like to visit following places: 1.hot spring 2. orang utan 3. mari mari cultural village. I'd like you to arrange airport pick up as well. I haven't make any hotel reservations, please advice."

(minimum 2 person per travel package)

(3 years old - 11 years old)

(new born - 2 years old)

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6. Mantanani Island Excursion

The Mantanani Islands are surrounded by crystal waters and pristine white beaches, but their special attraction is the dugongs, or sea cows, that live in the area.

Mantanani means ‘mermaid’ in English: because of the dugongs, these islands were named the Mermaid Islands. Snorkel or dive in the lovely waters and try to catch a glimpse of the dugongs—however, due to their shyness, don’t expect them to come right out to you!

Duration: 1 day – Get in touch with us today!

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Example, "I'd like to visit following places: 1.hot spring 2. orang utan 3. mari mari cultural village. I'd like you to arrange airport pick up as well. I haven't make any hotel reservations, please advice."

(minimum 2 person per travel package)

(3 years old - 11 years old)

(new born - 2 years old)

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7. Mari Mari Cultural Village

Drive just 25 minutes away from the city and you’ll come to Mari Mari village, a traditional Bornean village where you can catch a glimpse of what ancient Borneo was like.

Witness old rituals, traditional tattoo and blowpipe-making demonstrations, and beautiful ancient architecture.

While you’re there, enjoy the culinary specialties of a variety of Bornean ethnic groups, including bamboo cooking and montoku (traditional rice wine).

Duration: Half day – Get in touch with us today!

Interested with the day tours?

Example, "I'd like to visit following places: 1.hot spring 2. orang utan 3. mari mari cultural village. I'd like you to arrange airport pick up as well. I haven't make any hotel reservations, please advice."

(minimum 2 person per travel package)

(3 years old - 11 years old)

(new born - 2 years old)

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8. Lok Kawi Wildlife Park

The Lok Kawi Wildlife Park, a 280-acre recreation of the habitats of endangered plants and animals, will bring you face-to-face with some of the rarest creatures in the world.

Meet pygmy elephants, Sumatran rhinoceri, and even Malayan tigers! In addition, see some of the most famous primates (like proboscis monkeys and orangutans).

You can also see many rare plants in the Lok Kawi Botanical Site, including the famous pitcher plant and other unusual species.

Duration: Half day – Get in touch with us today!

Interested with the day tours?

Example, "I'd like to visit following places: 1.hot spring 2. orang utan 3. mari mari cultural village. I'd like you to arrange airport pick up as well. I haven't make any hotel reservations, please advice."

(minimum 2 person per travel package)

(3 years old - 11 years old)

(new born - 2 years old)

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9. Tip of Borneo

Explore Kudat, the northernmost part of Borneo, and see its astonishing landscapes. In addition to the white beaches and rocky cliffs, you can see indigenous villages, traditions, and craftsmanship.

Visit with the Rungus people, who wear distinctive traditional costumes and create beautiful beaded ornaments.

After eating a conventional Rungus lunch, visit a Kudat bee farm where you will learn about apiculture and try some honey fresh out of the hive.

Duration: 1 day – Get in touch with us today!

Interested with the day tours?

Example, "I'd like to visit following places: 1.hot spring 2. orang utan 3. mari mari cultural village. I'd like you to arrange airport pick up as well. I haven't make any hotel reservations, please advice."

(minimum 2 person per travel package)

(3 years old - 11 years old)

(new born - 2 years old)

Please wait...

Interested with the day tours?

Example, "I'd like to visit following places: 1.hot spring 2. orang utan 3. mari mari cultural village. I'd like you to arrange airport pick up as well. I haven't make any hotel reservations, please advice."

(minimum 2 person per travel package)

(3 years old - 11 years old)

(new born - 2 years old)

Please wait...