kinabalu park & poring hot spring

kinabalu park
& poring hot spring

Kinabalu Park and Poring Hot Spring

An introduction to Sabah’s most renowned national park

Malaysia’s first Unesco World Heritage Site is Kinabalu Park in Kundasang, about 90km from the city of Kota Kinabalu. Within this park, which spans more than 75,000ha, stands Borneo and Malaysia’s highest peak, the majestic Mt Kinabalu, visible on clear days from anywhere in the park. A wide range of habitats feature here, from rich tropical lowland and hill rainforest to tropical mountain forest, sub-alpine forest and scrub on the higher elevations. The park has also been designated a Centre of Plant Diversity for Southeast Asia, as it is exceptionally rich in species with examples of flora from the Himalayas, China, Australia, Malaysia, as well as pan-tropical flora. Visitors come here to enjoy the cool mountain air and feast their eyes on breathtaking views of valleys and mountain range – it is truly a sight for sore eyes. A trip here is sure to refresh soul and spirit.

“Soak in mountain fresh air and enjoy the lush green surround”

DAY TRIP

The journey to National Park takes about 2 hours by road from Kota Kinabalu city. Along the way, you will pass local villages and panoramic views of hills and valleys. If you so desire, do request the driver to stop for photographs. The drive will make a pit stop at Nabalu Village to savour a selection of succulent local fruits and shop for handicrafts. At Kinabalu Park, visitors will be taken on a guided tour, with a visit to the exhibition centre followed by the beautifully kept garden brimming with gorgeous blossoms. The nature walk is sure to work up an appetite, and lunch will be at a local restaurant before heading to Poring Hot Spring for a chance to trek on a canopy walkway 40m above the forest floor and a quick dip in the baths filled with soothing sulphurous water.

What’s included?

  • Return transfer from the resort to Kinabalu Park
  • Entrance fees
  • Tour guide
  • Lunch

What’s not included?

  • Tips and gratuities (optional)
  • Raincoat, windbreaker