Location: PADAS River, Sabah Borneo
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PADAS River White Water rafting is for the thrill seeker in us and not for the faint hearted !

Ex-Kota Kinabalu PADAS River Class II-IV White Water Rapids are fun, exciting and promise you a trip that you will never forget. Located near the southwestern interior territory of Sabah that is only accessible by train (used since the late 19th century in Borneo). The 9km of white water rafting makes it one of the longest rafting journeys in Borneo. Between giant waves of up to 6ft height enjoy the un-touched beauty of Borneo’s jungle territory.

At the end of the rafting, which covers seven grade 3 – 5 rapids, participants arrive at Rayoh Station and board a local train for their return journey to Beaufort then return by road to Kota Kinabalu.

Trip Highlights

  • PADAS River.
  • White Water Rafting Grade II-IV Rapids.
  • Local Lunch.
  • Un-touched Borneo Jungle.
  • Local Train Journey.


PADAS River Rafting Itinerary

05:30 Pick-up from hotel and transfer by coach to Beaufort Railway Station
07:00 Expected arrival time in Beaufort
08:00 Train ride to the starting point at Pangi (1.5 – 2 hrs)
10:30 Expected arrival time at Pangi Station where light refreshments are served before the safety briefing
11:00 The rafting excitement begins
13:00 Reach Rayoh Station where a local lunch is served
14:00 Board the train back to Beaufort (1.5 – 2 hrs)
16:00 Expected arrival time in Beaufort, board coach bound for Kota Kinabalu
18:00 Estimated arrival time back in Kota Kinabalu

  • Return transfers from KK to Padas River rapids, Rafting equipment, English-speaking guide, Local Lunch, Insurance & certificate.
  • Alcohol and carbonated drinks, personal items, other items not explicitly stated.
  • Sandals with strap or sports shoes that can get wet, Change of clothes, Swimwear, Insect repellent, Sun cream, Towel, Hat & personal toiletries.


Important Information

Participant must be physically fit, not suitable for the NON Adventurous.

Minimum Age: 12 yrs old

Kindly be advised the train (used since the late 19th century in Borneo) during your trip is a basic public train therefore expect to share the ride with local villagers and other rafters. Also, train’s arrival and departure schedule may change from time to time as it is operated by the government railway authority. Hence, should this occur please expect a longer waiting time at the point of departure as well as on the overall overland journey – your itinerary will have to be adjusted to accommodate the changes.

There may be a possibility that your Padas White Water Rafting Program may be cancelled on the morning of your activity due to unforeseen circumstances (ie. landslide, railway track’s sudden maintenance, train breakdown, etc). Should this happen, you may either re-schedule to another day should you have another day available or change your activity to Kiulu White Water Rafting (Grade I – II) where a refund will be given based on the difference of the programs. Should you decide to not proceed on both alternatives, a full refund will be given on your rafting day.

Your in-water Rafting activity will be thoroughly guided by a certified professional raft guide/master with years of experience. During your travel to and from the Rafting Starting and Ending Point he/she may not be immediately available to you therefore please do familiarize yourself with the rafting team upon pick up and do not hesitate to approach any members should you require assistance and guidance during this time.

Please inform when making booking if there is a special dietry requirement e.g. vegetarian, allergies.

All participants are required to sign a liability release form.