Welcome to Poring Hot Springs

The hot springs are located in a well-maintained forest park with nature paths that the elderly and children can enjoy. The springs themselves are not natural puddles. Steaming (seriously, it's hot), sulphurous water is channelled into artificial pools and tubs, some of which feel a little run-down. It's a popular day-trip destination from KK, particularly for groups of mainland Chinese tourists.

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Poring Hot Springs activities

$61 Day Trips & Excursions

Kota Kinabalu: Canopy Walkway and Hot Springs Tour with Lunch

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.

$700 Multi-day & Extended Tours

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.

$55 Spa Tours

Kinabalu Park & Poring Hot Spring Tour

Became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000, this Kinabalu Park is really has the right to get that title since it is a home for thousands animal and bird species. While visiting the Kinabalu Park, get a chance to take a walk along the forest and feel the refreshing air of this place. There are thousands plants over here and because of that, it is identified as an important spot of the Global Center of Plant Endemism. Learn more about the biological parts of this Kinabalu Park. After that, you can go to the Poring Hot Springs that is named after the giant bamboos surrounding this place. It is such a relaxing place that will calm your mind and body. Enjoy walking under the canopy walkways and then soak in your body to the sulfur hot springs. Get such a fresh body again to continue your vacation in Sabah!Tour Schedule: • Pickup at hotel lobby, • Journey of about 2 hours, • Visit Nabalu Market, • Depart for Poring Hot Spring, • Canopy Walkway, • Take a dip in the sulphur rich water tub or visit the Butterfly Farm (admission fee not included) • Lunch at local restaurant • Visit Kinabalu Park for a guided walk around the park and Botanical Gardens • Depart for Kota Kinabalu • Transfer back to hotel (hotel drop) • The itinerary is for reference only, it subjects to any necessary changes in accordance with local conditions.

$92 Outdoor Activities

Full-Day Kinabalu Park and Poring Hot Spring

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Kinabalu Park, SabahEnjoy the refreshing and cooling air as you proceed for a guided walk along the nature trails in the Botanical Garden.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Poring Hot Springs, Kota Kinabalu, Kota Kinabalu District, West Coast Division, SabahSee the treetops like the orangutans do. 175m length canopy walkway suspended 40m above unspoiled flora. Duration: 3 hours

$480 Day Trips & Excursions


ItineraryDay 1: Kinabalu CityStop At: Kota Kinabalu City Mosque, Kota Kinabalu, Kota Kinabalu District, West Coast Division, SabahFrom KKIA proceed for Kinabalu City Tour with lunch at the local restaurant (Pass by State Mosquem stopover at Sabah Museum & Pon Toh Tse Temple, pass by Tun Mustapha Tower & City Mosque). Tehn Check in at the selected hotel. 1900hrs, transfer to the local restaurant for dinner. Overnight at the selected hotel.Duration: 2 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: overnight at The Palace Hotel or similarDay 2: Poring Hot Spring & Kinabalu ParkStop At: Kinabalu Park, SabahBreakfast at the hotel. 0730hrs pick up from hotel and proceed for about 3 hours drive to Poring Hot Springs through scenic mountainous countryside. Upon arrival, a must visit to the Treetop Canopy Walkway which will take approximately 20 minutes hike. Experience the height of 41 meters above the ground and the length of 170 meters treetop bridge. Or you may just take a dip in the open air Japanese to have curative power. Lunch at the local restaurant. Then, continue journey to Kinabalu Park, Malaysia's First World Heritage site for a visit to theMountain Garden. Return to the hotel in the evening. Dinner at the local restaurant. Overnight at the selected hotel.Duration: 10 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: overnight at The Palace Hotel or similar

$156 Food, Wine & Nightlife

(5 to 7 persons) 8 in 1 Attraction for Kundasang Overnight Private Tour

ItineraryDay 1: Upside Down House, Kinabalu Park, Desa Cattle Farm, Kundasang War MemorialStop At: Rumah Terbalik, Tamparuli, SabahVisit a traditional local house fully equipped with kitchen, living room, bedroom, toilet in a new perspective -- Upside downDuration: 30 minutesStop At: The Nabalu Market, Kundasang, Ranau, SabahBrief stop at Nabalu Market to find rich variety of local products and enjoy the spectacular view of Mount Kinabalu (if weather permits) Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Desa Dairy Farm, Kundasang, Ranau, SabahVisit the cattle farm, producing about 900,000 litre of milk per year. Never miss their fresh milk and gelato (at your own expenses)You can also feed the calf with grass or milk (at your own expenses)Buy some souvenirs home and take photos of the majestic Mount Kinabalu as your background on a clear day.Duration: 40 minutesStop At: Kundasang War Memorial, Kundasang, Ranau, SabahTo learn the history during World War II.One of the 1st memorials to commemorate the brave Australian and British prisoners of War who died in Sandakan during the infamous "Death March" to Ranau. Also to remembers the people of North Borneo who risked their lives to help the People of War. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Kinabalu Park, SabahEnjoy the nature surrounding at parkGuided walk at trailDuration: 45 minutesMeals included: • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Ovenight at The Cottage Hotel Kundasang or similar Day 2: Luanti Fish Spa, Sabah Tea Garden, Poring Hot Spring, Chanteek Borneo Stop At: Sg. Moroli Fish SpaTry out the natural fish spa (fish nibbling activity) removing dead skin from your feed and understand the story behind "Tagal" Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Sabah Tea Garden Day Tours, Ranau, SabahSabah Tea is the only tea farm in BorneoLearn more about tea processing How to choose your teaDuration: 45 minutesStop At: Poring Hot Springs, Kota Kinabalu, Kota Kinabalu District, West Coast Division, SabahEnjoy a dip in the open air Japanese bathtubs. Bring your own towel, change of clothes.Optional to go on the Canopy Walk (Entrance fee by own) Duration: 1 hourStop At: Chanteek Borneo Indigenous Museum, Tuaran, SabahLearn all about Sabah's people and its culture in general with miniatures scenes. Cute dolls are dressed in traditional costumesHouses and structures are scaled to depict scene based on local folklore and legend. Duration: 40 minutesMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchNo accommodation included on this day.

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