In a 1-Day trip, explore the natural biodiversity of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kinabalu National Park !
Ex-Kota Kinabalu If climbing is not your thing then a visit to Kinabalu remains a must see in Sabah! The ecosystems of Mt Kinabalu are very special with climatic zones ranging from tropical lowland forests to polar type summit zones. This great mountain has become an icon of natural history and successful conservation whilst maintaining its position as the most accessible of high mountains to climb and explore.
Our Kinabalu Park Day Trip Package to Mt Kinabalu offers great flexibility and the opportunity to enjoy relaxed walks along the river and through mountain trails whilst enjoying the beautiful and rare flowers of the Botanical garden. Experience the rainforest from a different perspective at 45m above the canopy floor. Soak in sulfur springs, go in search of the worlds largest bloom, the Raflessia flower – all in just one day !
The more adventurous can even climb HALF WAY to the summit by following an 8km return climb, which follows the same route that climbers of Mt Kinabalu’s summit would take. But instead of continuing to Laban Rata, you will stop at Layang Layang, 2,700m above sea level, and return to the comfort of your car and driver. It’s a very physical climb and can get comparatively cold at 2,700m, but well worth the views.
- Kinabalu National Park.
- Canopy Walkway.
- Poring Hot Springs.
- Botanical Garden.
- UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Kinabalu National Park Itinerary
07:30 hrs One of our licensed minivan drivers will transfer you from your KK city centre accommodation to Kinabalu National Park Headquarters. En-route enjoy magnificent sights of Mt Kinabalu, the highest mountain between the Himalayas and Papua New Guinea. Cast your eyes upon local villages and beautiful views of the Crocker Range mountains. You will arrive at 09:30, and at an altitude of 1,564 metres.
Adjourn to the Botanical Garden to learn more about the flora and fauna that can be found in the park.
At 12:00, you will have lunch at a local restaurant en-route to the Canopy Walk at the Poring Hot Springs side of the national park.You may wish to take a dip in the hot springs, before or after completing the canopy walkway. Search for wildlife and find more flora and fauna, with a particular focus on searching for the largest flower in the world: The endemic Rafflesia!
You may substitute any part of this day trip for a visit to the Kundasang War Memorial. The last resting place of the Sandakan Death Marches or even visit DESA Dairy Farm.
At 15:00, you will depart to head back for to your Kota Kinabalu city hotel, unless you wish to spend a night at Kinabalu Park (highly recommended for its beauty, cool temperatures, walking trails and serenity.)
Half way climb to Layang Layang must be pre-booked and follow a different itinerary, please ask us for more details. For the climb, your road transfer to and from KK will be based upon shared basis and each booking includes your own Mt Guide instead of a Nature Guide.
Because this is a private trip, you have the flexibility to spend as little or as much time as you like at each attraction – up to a maximum of 8 hours including transfer time!
- Entrance fees to Kinabalu National Park, Entrance fees to Botanica Gardens & Canopy Walk, Return transfers to/from Kota Kinabalu, Lunch at local restaurant, English-speaking guide.
- Entrance fees to any other attractions within the park for example the Butterfly Farm, Canopy Walkway, Botanical Garden, Kundasung War Memorial, Entrance fees range from MYR 2.00 – MYR 10.00 per adult, Video/camera fees, Alcohol and carbonated drinks, Personal expenses, Other items not explicitly stated.
- Pullover / Warm Jumper, Raincoat or poncho, Drinking water, Good walking shoes, Suncream, Hat.
Due to weather conditions, activities may be subject to re-scheduling to best meet operations, as well as clients health and safety.