DAY 1 KKIA (AK0236 ETA1255) / CITY TOUR / DINNER (L/D)
Meet and greet by guide at the airport. Proceed for lunch then to a tour around the city of Kota Kinabalu, the capital city of Sabah. Includes photo stop at Sabah State Mosque with its gold inlaid onion dome and the Puh Toh Shi Buddhist Temple where a huge statue of Kuan Yin welcoming and blessing the visitors. Continue to the Sabah Foundation Building officially known as Menara Tun Mustapha, was the tallest building in Malaysia before the Petronas Twin Tower. A stop at Signal Hill for an aerial view of the city. After that, proceed to Tanjung Aru Beach to catch the sunset (if weather is permitted). Dinner will be at Kg Nelayan Seafood Restaurant with cultural show performance before transfer back to hotel.
DAY 2 KIAU TREKKING & OVERNIGHT CAMPSITE or HOMESTAY (B/L/D)
Breakfast at the hotel. Depart at 0800 to Kiau village for another 2 hours journey. The Kiau Village is located at foothill of Mount Kinabalu, a home for about 750 Kadazandusun people of whom work as mountain guides & porter on the Mount Kinabalu. Upon arrival, you will be welcomed by the local village homestay coordinator and will introduce you to your host family, given sometimes to familiarize with the host family. In the afternoon, take a two hour village walk through the scenic valley known as the Japanese Trail. the treks takes you through forest interspersed by grassy fields, rice paddies, small fruit farms and jungle shelters. After that, back to host family’s house and rest. Dinner will be prepared by the family. After dinner, you will be entertained with their cultural performances. Overnight in the host family’s house. (room comes with very basic necessities)
DAY 3 KIAU / PORING HOT SPRINGS / DINNER (B/L/D)
Wake up early in the morning and enjoy a simple local breakfast, and then return to the village that takes approximately an hour of trekking and heading to the Kiau Junction where transportation has been prepared to proceed to Poring Hot Springs. The journey may take another 1 hour drive. Upon arrival, proceed to have lunch at a local restaurant there. After lunch, continue for another East trekking which will lead to a Canopy Walkway in the jungle. A lowland dipterocarp forest makes up most of the vegetation at Poring and is an excellent place to view lowland birds and some mammals. The canopy walk will give one a bird’s eye view of the tropical rain forest. The canopy walk is suspended between trees at a height of 40m and offers an excellent opportunity to observe wildlife above the grounds. If time permits, you will have a chance to soak yourselves in the hot sulphur waters, renowned for its therapeutic properties. Dinner at local restaurant before transfer back to Kota Kinabalu hotel and check in.
DAY 4 ISLAND HOPING OR KIULU WHITE WATER RAFTING (B/BBQ L)
Breakfast at the hotel. You may choose either one of the tours (please select your tour upon arrival) :
a) Island Hoping (BBQ L)
Depart at 0830 hours from the lobby to Sutera Jetty, boat ride 15 minute to Sapi Island for snorkeling or participate water sport activities under pax account. At noon time, enjoy sumptuous BBQ lunch. At around 1400 hours boat transfer back to Sutera Jetty. Dinner will be at a local restaurant in the city.
b) Kiulu River Rafting
Depart at 0900 hours from lobby for Kiulu White Water Rafting. Located at Northwestern part of Sabah and classified as I-II river. It is safe enough for children and adults to enjoy. Rafting takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes depending on rapids and water condition. The furthest rafting distance is 15KM when the water level is high. Body rafting in the middle of rafting before reaching the ending point. Lunch is served at the riverside then transfer back to hotel. In the evening, dinner transfer to a local restaurant and transfer back to hotel.
DAY 5 KKIA (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. Free at own leisure will pick up time to the airport.
Remarks : Activities provided for Campsite is night trekking (depends on weather), Homestay will be a cultural dance or other activities by host family.
Things to bring :
Raincoat, sleeping bag, windbreaker, drinking water, torch light, toiletries, towel, hat, insect repellent, swimming attire, body soap, walking shoes with rubber sole, a pair of leech socks or thick socks, binoculars, sun block lotion & first aid kit.
Inclusive :~ Airport return transfer, 1 night at Kg Kiau (Campsite or Homestay), 3 night at 3 star hotel with twin sharing basis. Meals as per stated above, English Speaking Guide & round trip SIC transfers. Entrance fees to Kinabalu Park. Poring Hot Spring Islands & 6% GST charges.
Exclusive :~ Airfare, Tipping for the guide and river (Standard tipping is RM 10 per person per day), Peak season hotel surcharge, any item not stated above.
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