Welcome to Poring Hot Springs
One of the few positive contributions the Japanese made to Borneo during WWII, Poring Hot Springs has become a popular weekend retreat for locals. The complex is actually part of the Kinabalu National Park, but it's 43km away from the park headquarters, on the other side of Ranau The hot springs are located in a well-maintained forest park that does a fine job of giving casual visitors a small slice of the jungle... Read More
Top experiences in Poring Hot Springs
Poring Hot Springs activities
Kinabalu Park Canopy Walkway and Poring Hot Springs Full-Day Tour from Kota Kinabalu
Begin your nature experience with a comfortable pickup from your Kota Kinabalu hotel. The drive will take you across the mountainous Crocker Range with panoramic views of the countryside and soaring hills. Catch a magnificent glimpse of Mt Kinabalu, with its jagged granite peaks towering above one of the most biologically diverse areas in teh world. Upon arrival at the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kinabalu Park, enjoy a guided trek along one of its many trails to discover this natural wonder that offers a glimpse into the fascinating and often unique world of plant and animal life. Walk along the 100 feet-high canopy walkway, giving you a spectacular view of the Borneo rainforest. Afterward, relax as you enjoy a lunch of local Malaysia delicacies. Then, be taken to the Poring Hot Springs, where you may continue unwinding with a soothing and invigorating dip into its natural hot springs. End your tour with a drop-off at your Kota Kinabalu hotel.
3-Day Mount Kinabalu Summit Hiking and Poring Hot Spring Stay
Day 1: Pick up at 6am at your hotel and transfer to Kinabalu Park. The overland journey will take approximately 2 hours to reach Kinabalu Park.Upon registration, collect your packed lunch at the restaurant and transfer to the starting point (Timpohon gate). The hiking up to Laban Rata will take approximately 5 to 6 hours depending on your fitness. During the hiking you will able to see the incredible mountain backdrop of gully, cliff, plateau, gorge, peak, projectile and points! Located at 10,734 feet (3,272 metres) above sea level, Laban Rata, hot meals offered to climbers to recharge after the climb from the starting point and before the ultimate climb to the majestic peak of Mount Kinabalu. Have a good rest and if weather permits, enjoy stargazing at Laban Rata. Day 2: Wake up at 2am and have an early supper at the restaurant. Thereafter, proceed hiking up to the summit about 2 to 3 hours. Enjoy the stunning sunrise view at summit. You have conquer the highest peak 13,451 feet (4,100 meters) above the sea level. Enjoy your moment return back to Laban Rata. Have your breakfat at Laban Rata and thereafter, return back to Timpohon Gate. Lunch will be served at the restaurant after the climbing. Transfer and overnight at Poring Hot Springs. Dinner is included. Day 3: Breakfast included. Enjoy the sulphur bath before check out and transfer back to Kinabalu Park. You will be transported back to your hotel or airport at Kota Kinabalu.
Full-Day Kinabalu Park and Poring Hot Spring
Your day begins with pickup from your hotel lobby in Kota Kinabalu and transport to World Heritage–listed Kinabalu Park. The journey takes about 1.5 hours, with views of passing villages and fields along mountain roads that wind through the Crocker Range. Your guide makes a brief stop along the way at Nabalu, where local indigenous groups gather to sell homegrown fruit, vegetables, and handicraft souvenirs.Upon arrival at Kinabalu Park, you will notice the change in air temperature. Enjoy the refreshingly cool air during a guided walk on nature trails in the botanical garden. If the day is clear, you may be treated to the majestic view of Mt. Kinabalu in the distance.After lunch, depart for Poring Hot Springs, another interesting wonder located with the national park. Named for the tall bamboo that are abundant in the area, this natural hot spring includes outdoor Japanese baths where you can soak in the invigorating water believed to have curative powers. (Indoor tubs can be rented for an additional fee.)You can also go on the Kinabalu Park Canopy Walkway, where bridges are suspended in the treetops of the tropical jungle, creating a thrilling and inspiring experience. Feel like you’re flying as you stand 135 feet (41 meters) above ground level. A 20-minute hike is required to reach the Canopy Walkway.After your tour is complete you will be taken back to your hotel.
2-Day Small-Group Tour: Kinabalu National Park and Poring Hot Springs from Sabah
Your small-group tour of Kinabalu National Park and Poring Hot Springs gives you the flexibility of enjoying meals depending on when you finish sightseeing. Meals can be eaten at popular local restaurants at your guide’s suggestion.Day 1: Kota Kinabalu -- Kinabalu National Park (L, D)After pickup from your hotel in Kota Kinabalu, you will be driven approximately two hours to Kinabalu National Park. Along the way, stop at a small market in Nabalu to peruse the folk handicrafts and fresh produce sold by local vendors.Arrive at UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kinabalu National Park. Follow your guide on a 30-minute moderate uphill trek to get to the canopy wakway that spans a length of about 518 feet (158 m). Suspended about 134 feet (41 m) from the ground, its where you can take in incredible scenic views of the jungle’s waterfalls and wildlife. As you explore the jungle, discover why the park is considered one of the most important biological sites in the world. Then, soak away any aches you have in the pools at the Poring Hot Springs, which are alleged to have therapeutic properties from their sulphuric minerals. Overnight: Double-room accommodation at a 2- to 3-star hotel in Kinabalu National ParkDay 2: Kinabalu National Park (B, L)On your second day, enjoy breakfast before learning more about the park's abundant wildlife. First, visit the exhibition center to see showcases of plant, animal and mineral deposit findings from the park, as well as informative displays on the people and culture of the surrounding area. Then, follow your guide on a leisurely walk along the paths around Mt Kinabalu to see an abundant assortment of flowers, both common and rare.Board your transfer for a drive back to Kota Kinabalu in Sabah, where you will be dropped off at your own hotel.
Kota Kinabalu Park and Poring Hot Springs Tour
Meet your guide at your hotel lobby around 7:30am and depart to Kinabalu Park. This tour brings you across mountainous Crocker Range with panoramic views of the countryside and soaring hills. Whilst end-route to Kinabalu Park, you can catch the magnificent sight of mount Kinabalu, South East Asia's highest peak. The park is a World Heritage site with incredible mega bio-diversity of flora and fauna, a heaven for nature enthusiasts. On arrival, enjoy a guided nature trek along one of the many trails in the park before proceeding to Poring Hot Springs which offers visitors the opportunity for an invigorating dip into its hot sulphur springs. For a closer look at nature, take the 41m high canopy walk which offers a spectacular view of the Borneo Rainforest flora and fauna.
Borneo – Sabah Adventure
Revive your sense of adventure on this jam-packed tour. Hike rainforest trails and summit Mt Kinabalu to watch the sunrise. Our CEOs will provide nature lovers and photographers of all skill levels with an introduction to the highlights of remote Sabah, helping you frame great snapshots of tropical birds and giant flowers. Visit the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre and meet these special creatures. And after all the excitement and exercise, there will still be the chance to see baby turtles in their natural habitat. Get off the beaten track and discover the best of Sabah.