Welcome to Tawau


Tawau is Sabah's border crossing with Kalimantan and the only place where foreigners can get a visa to enter Indonesia.


Top experiences in Tawau

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Tawau activities

$358 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

POM POM ISLAND

ItineraryDay 1: Pom Pom IslandStop At: Centre Point Sabah, Kota Kinabalu, Kota Kinabalu District, West Coast Division, Sabahboad transfer from Tawau airport to Semporna Jetty - Pom Pom Island.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: overnight Pom Pom Island ResortDay 2: Pom Pom IslandStop At: Sabah, Semporna, Semporna District, SabahsnorkelingDuration: 4 minutesMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: overnight Pom Pom Island Resort

$655 Kid Friendly

Maliau Basin Adventure - 3 Days

ItineraryDay 1: KOTA KINABALU – MALIAU BASIN CENTERStop At: Maliau Basin Conservation Area, Tawau, Tawau Division, SabahMeet at your hotel in Kota Kinabalu City or Tawau, and journey for Maliau Basin traverse the scenery of Crocker Range as we drive up to Keningau. The ride takes about 4 hours, upon arriving at the Maliau Basin Study Centre (MBSC) a good chance to have a stretch, soon after registering enjoy you lunch at the pristine forest of Borneo. After checking in, join on an introductory walk surrounding the centre. Discover and learn about the biodiversity of this amazing place known as ‘Sabah’s Lost World’. Following dinner, embark on a night drive to spot for nocturnal wildlife.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Maliau Basin Centre, Resthouse (Twin Sharing)Day 2: MALIAU BASIN CENTERStop At: Maliau Basin Conservation Area, Tawau, Tawau Division, SabahAfter breakfast, go on a guided nature trail walk and enjoy the aerial view of the forest from the ‘Sky-Bridge’. Return back to the centre for lunch, have an easy afternoon before your next trail walk to ‘Agathis Trail’. A chance to look for potential wildlife in the pristine forest of Maliau. Back to your room to freshen up before dinner.Duration: 12 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Maliau Basin Center, Resthouse (Twin Sharing)Day 3: MALIAU BASIN – KOTA KINABALUPass By: Maliau Basin Conservation Area, Tawau, Tawau Division, SabahAfter breakfast have a free and easy morning before checking out and depart back to Kota Kinabalu City, expected to arrive by 2 pm.Meals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.