kota belud river cruise

kunang-kunang river cruise

Kota Belud showcases Kota Belud’s own wetlands, the nearest place from Kota Kinabalu (1 and a half hour drives only) where you can discover one of Sabah’s icon, the proboscis monkeys. The cruise begins along the Tempasuk River where you will be greeted by the majestic view of Mount Kinabalu at the background and before long the sight of bouncy crowds of proboscis monkeys will engross river cruisers hence do not forget to bring your binoculars. Village panorama along the cruise will equally fascinate you. Further, in the cruise, a dramatic view awaits as the sunsets and if you are lucky, even a slight drizzle will add colours to the view as the rainbow appears on the horizon. For the second cruise along Nanamun River, the enchanting sight of Christmas lights emanating from fireflies in the thousands will brighten up the journey.

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Pick up from City Hotel
Pick up from Outskirt hotel and depart for Kota Belud, a journey offering a scenic view of paddy fields, villages and a picturesque sight of Mount Kinabalu from a different perspective.
Arrive at the jetty. Safety, program briefing & light refreshment
River cruise in search of Borneo’s pleasure – Proboscis Monkeys & sunset viewing
Buffet dinner will be served
Depart for an evening river cruise to spot the fireflies
Return transfer to your respective hotel
Estimated arrival of Outskirt Hotel
Estimated arrival of the city hotel

Package Tour Includes

Land & Boat transfer, Life jacket Light Refreshment & dinner and English Speaking Tour Guide

Things to bring & Wear

Casual wear/beach attire/slipper/flip flop/hat/sunglass/sun lotion/raincoat/sea sick medicine/extra change of cloth (in case get wet)/binoculars /camera/plastic bag for camera, other personal items/Extra cash for Optional activities

What’s included?
  • Return transfer from the resort to Kota Belud Jetty
  • Tour guide
  • Meals (Dinner)
  • River cruise
What’s not included?
  • Tips and gratuities (optional)
  • Raincoat, insect repellent, binoculars, torchlight

klias river cruise

“A theatrical spectacle in the wild”

South of Kota Kinabalu and near the town of Beaufort, the Klias wetlands is an eco-destination sure to intrigue nature lovers. The lush mangrove forest reserve teems with creatures big and small, the most famous of them being the infamous proboscis monkey, Borneo’s largest primate distinguished by its pendulous nose, big round belly and light golden brown fur coat. In addition to having the largest proboscis monkey population, the wetlands are also home to macaques and the rare silvery langur monkey. One could even spot crocodiles, monitor lizards, tree snakes and all kinds of birds. When night falls, the forest comes alive with luminous fireflies.

  • Observe wildlife such as the proboscis monkey and silvery langur monkey up close in their natural habitat
  • Watch the enchanting dance of fireflies in the evening


The Klias wetlands are located about 2 hours by road from Kota Kinabalu city. Upon arrival at the Klias jetty, you will be treated to a spot of afternoon tea with light bites before embarking on a boat for the 1½-long river cruise. Do keep your eyes peeled on the riverbanks and have your camera ready to capture wildlife sightings. At dusk, the boat will return to the jetty in time for a hearty dinner overlooking the languid river. Just as darkness sets in, you will board the boat once for the grand finale: a magical nature light show performed by fireflies. 

What’s included?

  • Return transfer from the resort to the Klias River jetty
  • Boat ride
  • Tour guide
  • Meals: tea and dinner

What’s not included?

  • Tips and gratuities (optional)
  • Insect repellent, raincoat, binoculars