Location: Klias River, Sabah Borneo
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Cruising Klias River through its mangrove jungle for proboscis monkeys and a natural light show of Fireflies!

Ex-Kota Kinabalu On the Banks of the Klias River.

The highlight of the tour is seeing the remarkable Proboscis Monkey in the wild! Being able to watch these wonderfully strange looking primates in their natural habitat within the mangroves is a truly wonderful experience. Additionally, there is also the possibility of seeing many other species of wildlife. Tropical birds, macaques, silver langur, crocodiles and water buffalo all inhabit the region.

Included on this great value trip is a delicious Malaysian-style buffet dinner at the Klias Lodge. After dinner guests can experience the fabulous natural light show of the fireflies as they light up the mangrove jungle.

If encountering Proboscis Monkey’s is on your “bucket list” and you will not be visiting the East Coast of Sabah, then this is a great trip.

Tour Highlights

  • Klias River Cruise
  • Proboscis Monkeys in the Wild
  • Fireflies
  • Mangrove Jungle



Below is the general itinerary for the Proboscis Monkey & Fireflies River Cruise:

14:00 Depart from Kota Kinabalu for Beaufort, two hours overland to the southern part of Sabah
16:30 Arrive at Proboscis Wetland Centre, refreshments and River Cruise
18:00 Malaysian-style buffet dinner
18:30 Watch the spectacular Fireflies in the Mangrove Jungle & Depart for return journey to KK
21:00-21:30 Estimated time of arrival in Kota Kinabalu

  • Klias River Cruise, Return transfers to/from Kota Kinabalu and Klias Village, Entrance fee for Forestry Department, Malaysian-style buffet dinner, Refreshments.
  • Alcohol and carbonated drinks, other items not explicitly stated.
  • Camera, Insect repellent, Sunscreen, Extra clothes, Towel, Sunglasses.


Important Information

Due to weather conditions, activities may be subject to re-scheduling to best meet operations, as well as clients health and safety.

Wildlife cannot be predicated nor guaranteed because it is a spontaneous chance to spot any in their natural habitat.

Guests are advised to consider the length of travel time comparative to length of trip. A minimum of two hours drive per way is required to reach the destination. Multiple pick-ups and drops-offs for other clients that day may occur.