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Do you have a layover, overnight, day trip, or an extended stay in Kota Kinabalu and the surrounding area? Why not get out and take in some Kota Kinabalu activities? We have 29 tour ideas.


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Day Tours in Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu City Tour

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Duration: 3 hours (starts at 09:00)
Priced From: USD 37.63


Take a tour around the capital of Sabah Kota Kinabalu. After going around the city go up Signal Hill and see the city from this vantage point.

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Kinabalu Park and Poring Hot Springs

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Duration: 8 hours (starts at 07:30)
Priced From: USD 107.03


Visit Malaysias first UNESCO world heritage site - Kinabalu Park. It is one of the Sabahs greatest attractions a site that you should not miss!

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Diving

Borneo Full Day Try Dive (2 Dives) for Beginners

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 115.00


Always wanted to try scuba diving’ Then take the plunge with a PADI Discover Scuba Diving Experience in the tropical waters and exotic sea life off the Borneo coast. Enjoy 2 dives along stunning coral reefs in a relaxed and informative atmosphere.

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Evening Tours from Kota Kinabalu

Klias Wetlands River Safari - Private Tour

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Duration: 8 hours (starts at 13:00)
Priced From: USD 145.92


Experience the beauty and serenity of nature in this evening tour! Enjoy the sights and sounds of a mangrove forest. Glimpse exotic wildlife like proboscis monkeys macaque and the rare silver langur and also predators like the Crested Serpent Eagle and White Bellied Sea-Eagle. Treat yourself with a dinner by the riverbank.

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Evening Tours from Kota Kinabalu

Klias Wetlands River Safari

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Duration: 8 hours (starts at 13:00)
Priced From: USD 131.30


Experience the beauty and serenity of nature in this evening tour! Enjoy the sights and sounds of a mangrove forest. Glimpse exotic wildlife like proboscis monkeys macaque and the rare silver langur and also predators like the Crested Serpent Eagle and White Bellied Sea-Eagle. Treat yourself with a dinner by the riverbank.

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Multi-day Tours around Kota Kinabalu

4 Days Sabah Package

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Duration: 4 Days - 3 Nights
Priced From: USD 619.67


Go on a 4-day visit around Kota Kinabalu and take a cultural tour around the city. Afterwards go up Signal Hill and see the city with breathtaking birds eye view of the skyline and nearby islands. Visit visit Malaysias first UNESCO World Heritage Site - Kinabalu Park. It is one of the Sabahs greatest attractions a site that you should not miss!

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Multi-day Tours from Kota Kinabalu

3 Days Danum Valley Rainforest

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Duration: 3 days - 2 nights
Priced From: USD 1356.84


Nature lovers this is the tour for you! Stay at the Borneo Rainforest Lodge and get the chance to search for nocturnal animals every night. Also have the option for different activities such as jungle and riverside trekking jacuzzi swims water tubing and more!

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Multi-day Tours from Kota Kinabalu

2 Days Sandakan Turtle Island and Orangutan Sanctuary

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Duration: 2 days - 1 night
Priced From: USD 887.26


Join this nature tour to Selingan Island via Sandakan to watch Green Turtles lay their eggs on the beach and baby turtles released into the sea. Witness the feeding of the Orangutans in the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center. Also visit the town of Sandakan for a short cultural tour of the... Read More

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3 Days Sandakan Wildlife Wonder

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Duration: 3 days - 2 nights
Priced From: USD 1202.96


Revel in the glory of nature! Take this tour to Sandakan via Kota Kinabalu and witness exotic flora and fauna like the green turtles orangutans birds proboscis monkeys virgin mangroves and unspoiled rainforest habitats! Also visit Gomantong Cave for a chance to see birds nest. Near the end of the tour have a city tour and learn about the culture of Sandakan.

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Multi-day Tours from Kota Kinabalu

2 Days Sukau Sepilok and Sandakan City

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Duration: 2 days - 1 night
Priced From: USD 832.51


Revel in the glory of nature! Take this tour to Sandakan via Kota Kinabalu and witness exotic flora and fauna like orangutans birds proboscis monkeys virgin mangroves and unspoiled rainforest habitats! Also visit Gomantong Cave for a chance to see birds nest. Near the end of the tour have a city tour and learn about the culture of Sandakan.

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Multi-day Tours from Kota Kinabalu

3 Days Tabin Wildlife Reserve

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Duration: 3 days - 2 nights
Priced From: USD 878.07


Nature lovers this is the tour for you! Stay at Tabin Wildlife Resort in the middle of the rainforest and enjoy its luxurious amenities! Nestled beside Lipad river you will have a chance to see and hear a multitude of exotic wildlife. Visit Lipad mud volcano which provides a mineral salt lick for wildlife or indulge yourself with a Tabin Rainforest Foot Soak.

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2 Days Kinabalu National Park and Poring Hot Springs

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Duration: 2 days - 1 night
Priced From: USD 895.23


This is Kota Kinabalu for nature lovers! In Poring Hot Springs have a chance to reinvigorate yourself with its heavenly sulfur springs or have the option to climb up the 41m canopy for breathtaking views of the tropical rainforest. Go to Kinabalu National Park and witness the splendor of Mother... Read More

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Multi-day Tours in Kota Kinabalu

3 Days Mount Kinabalu Climb

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Duration: 3 days - 2 nights
Priced From: USD 1320.87


Feel your adrenalin get sky high as you climb up Mt. Kinabalu! At the end of the tour if you have successfully conquered Mt. Kinabalu you will be given a climb certificate for RM10.00.

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Night Tours in Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu by Night

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Duration: 3 hours (starts at 18:00)
Priced From: USD 81.94


Experience Kota Kinabulu - a visit to the night market for a touch of local color is also an opportunity to put your bargaining skills to the test. Settle down to a dinner of Malaysian cuisine complemented with tropical fruits.

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Rafting Tours from Kota Kinabalu

White Water Rafting at Kiulu River - Private Tour

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Duration: 6 hours (starts at 09:00)
Priced From: USD 136.73


Feel your adrenalin rise as we challenge the Kiulu River in this rafting adventure! Enjoy deep pools and moderate river rapids. Indulge yourself in body rafting or swimming. Enjoy a sumptuous BBQ lunch before returning to the city.

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Rafting Tours from Kota Kinabalu

White Water Rafting at Kiulu River

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Duration: 6 hours (starts at 09:00)
Priced From: USD 111.23


Feel your adrenalin rise as we challenge the Kiulu River in this rafting adventure! Enjoy deep pools and moderate river rapids. Indulge yourself in body rafting or swimming. Enjoy a sumptuous BBQ lunch before returning to the city.

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Rail Tours from Kota Kinabalu

Nostalgic Steam Train Ride to Papar

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Duration: 4 hours (starts at 10:00)
Priced From: USD 168.94


Ride the North Borneo Railway and experience the lush landscape of the coastal and rural regions of Sabah! Also taste a typical tiffin colonial lunch.

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Safaris & Wildlife Tours

From Sandakan: Half-Day Kinabatangan River Cruise

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 102.00


Enjoy a cruise up the Kinabatangan River on this half-day tour and experience the diverse Malaysian wildlife. Explore local life, enjoy the beautiful riverside scenery, and look out for an Asian elephant or a Sumatran rhinoceros wandering along the way.

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Tours around Kota Kinabalu

Sandakan and Orang Utan Sanctuary

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Duration: 8 hours (starts at 06:00)
Priced From: USD 132.56


Fly to Sandakan and visit the worlds largest Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre.

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Tambunan Rafflesia and Bamboo Village - Private Tour

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Duration: 6 hours (starts at 08:30)
Priced From: USD 136.73


Enjoy both nature and culture in this full day tour! Have a nature trek through lowland rainforest. Get a chance to see Rafflesia buds or in full bloom! Proceed to the town of Tambunan and learn how to make "Tapai" a sweet traditional rice wine.

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Island Paradise - Private Tour

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Duration: 6 hours (starts at 09:00)
Priced From: USD 145.92


Have a day of fun sun sand and sea in this full-day tour! Picnic snorkel scuba dive or just indulge yourself and relax. Enjoy a sumptuous BBQ. Afterwards take a leisurely dive for a closer look at underwater life!

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Tambunan Rafflesia and Bamboo Village

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Duration: 6 hours (starts at 08:30)
Priced From: USD 104.52


Enjoy both nature and culture in this full day tour! Have a nature trek through lowland rainforest. Get a chance to see Rafflesia buds or in full bloom! Proceed to the town of Tambunan and learn how to make "Tapai" a sweet traditional rice wine.

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Tours from Kota Kinabalu

Island Paradise

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Duration: 6 hours (starts at 09:00)
Priced From: USD 111.23


Have a day of fun sun sand and sea in this tour! Picnic snorkel scuba dive or just indulge yourself and relax. Enjoy a sumptuous BBQ. Afterwards take a leisurely dive for a closer look at underwater life!

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Gaya Island Jungle Trek and Island Hopping - Private Tour

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes (starts at 08:30)
Priced From: USD 162.22


Board a boat and go to Gaya Island to have a day of fun sun and sand in this tour! Island hop swim snorkel or just indulge yourself and relax. Enjoy a sumptuous BBQ. Afterwards take a leisurely walk through simple trails or just enjoy your free time!

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Gaya Island Jungle Trek and Island Hopping

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes (starts at 08:30)
Priced From: USD 127.10


Board a boat and go to Gaya Island to have a day of fun sun and sand in this tour! Island hop swim snorkel or just indulge yourself and relax. Enjoy a sumptuous BBQ. Afterwards take a leisurely walk through simple trails or just enjoy your free time!

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Tours in Kota Kinabalu

Kota Belud Sunday Market - Private Tour

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Duration: 5 hours (starts at 08:00)
Priced From: USD 100.35


Set your sights on Kota Belud and witness the famed "Cowboys of the East" in this this half-day tour! Experience the market culture of Sabah with the Kota Belud "Tamu" and get a chance to glimpse Bajau horsemen in their finery!

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Lok Kawi Wildlife Park - Private Tour

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 76.52


Enjoy the sights and sounds of nature in this half-day tour. View wildlife from Borneo West Malaysia and Indonesia!

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Tours in Kota Kinabalu

Kota Belud Sunday Market

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Duration: 5 hours (starts at 08:00)
Priced From: USD 69.84


Set your sights on Kota Belud and witness the famed "Cowboys of the East" in this this half-day tour! Experience the market culture of Sabah with the Kota Belud "Tamu" and get a chance to glimpse Bajau horsemen in their finery!

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Lok Kawi Wildlife Park

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 56.45


Enjoy the sights and sounds of nature in this half-day tour. View wildlife from Borneo West Malaysia and Indonesia!

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