Welcome to Sabah
Pint-sized Sabah occupies a relatively small chunk of the world’s third largest island, yet what a colourful punch it packs: the treasure of turquoise-fringed desert islands with coral reefs swarming with marine biodiversity; trekkers' paradise Mt Kinabalu reaching 4095m into the clouds; and jungles pulsing with a menagerie of bug-eyed tarsiers, gibbons, pythons, clouded leopards and huge crocs. Around 55% of Sabah... Read More
Top experiences in Sabah
Sandakan Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Center Full-Day Trip from Kota Kinabalu
The Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Center, located near the town of Sandakan, is one of the best places on earth to see the famous wild man of Borneo in its natural habitat. After pickup from your hotel in Kota Kinabalu, be transferred to the airport for your flight to Sandakan (flight surcharge subject to change, please see Additional Info for more details). Upon arrival, be taken to the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Center, the largest and oldest of its kind on earth where a dedicated team of professionals work tirelessly to assist orphaned, abandoned or abused Orangutans to learn the survival skills they need to return to their natural habitat - the teeming jungles of Borneo. Follow your guide on a walk along a raised wooden walkway to the observation deck where Orangutans slowly emerge from the rainforest to be fed by the rangers. The Sepilok centre supplements the rehabilitated Orangutan's diet with a feeding at 10am and 3pm. Please note that wildlife sightings are not guaranteed as the Orangutans roam freely in the jungle. Afterward, head to a local restaurant for a delectable lunch of Malaysian specialties. Then, enjoy an afternoon of touring around Sandakan beginning with a tour of a local market offering a variety of fruits, vegetables and unique local handicrafts. Learn about traditional Chinese architecture on a guided visit to a the Puh Jih Shih Buddhist Temple, situated on a hilltop. Admire the views of the city skyline from the observation point The temple is situated on a hill-top looking and provides great photo opportunities of the breathtaking views over Sandakan Bay. At the end of your tour, transfer to Sandakan airport to catch your flight back to Kota Kinabalu. Upon arrival, be transported back to your hotel in Kota Kinabalu
Kota Kinabalu Shared Arrival Transfer: Airport to Hotel
Travel from Kota Kinabalu International Airport to your Kota Kinabalu, Rasa Ria or Nexus area hotel. When making a booking, you will need to advise your flight details and your accommodation details. Your transfer will be confirmed within 24 hours and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver. Don't forget to book your Hotel to Airport transfer! Vehicles used: Air-conditioned Minicoach
Kota Kinabalu Shared Departure Transfer: Hotel to Airport
Travel from Kota Kinabalu, Rasa Ria or Nexus area hotels to Kota Kinabalu Airport. When making a booking, you will need to advise your flight details and your accommodation details. Your transfer will be confirmed within 24 hours and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver. 24 - 48 hours prior to your Hotel to Airport transfer, you will be required to reconfirm exact pick up times and places (the contact number will be provided on your travel voucher). Vehicles used: Air-conditioned minicoach
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.
Kota Kinabalu Half-Day City Tour
After pickup from your Kota Kinabalu hotel, you will be taken on a half-day tour of some of Kota Kinabalu's most interesting landmarks. Stop first at the Wisma Tun Mustapha (Sabah Foundation Building), a circular tower of steel that stands at 30-storeys high and one of the city's most important icons. Then, be taken to the University of Sabah, one of Malaysia's top universities to learn about the various schools, faculties and research that this university contributes. Afterward, head to the Kota Kinabalu City Mosque and admire this exemplary model of Islamic architecture. Built right on the site of the Likas Bay, this gorgeous and dramatic structure looks like it is floating right on the man-made lagoon. Finally, explore Sabah Museum with your guide and learn about Sabah's history, culture and social and natural history. See the different exhibits that display this region's various archaeological, historical, art, zoological and various other collections. Before heading back to your hotel, make a brief stop at Signal Hill, where you will be greeted with a beautiful bird's eye view of the city skyline and nearby islands. Time permitting, your guide will stop at a local handicraft market for you to peruse unique local handmade works of art.
Kota Kinabalu by Night with dinner
A tour to Kota Kinabalu's night markets is both rewarding and enjoyable. Your tour begins with a pickup from your Kota Kinabalu hotel by comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle. After which, be taken to the city's colorful night market, where local handmade trinkets, unique souvenirs and interesting bric-a-bracs await. With your guide, explore the winding lanes and can't-be-missed corners of the market, sure to tantalize your desire for a bargain. Next, head to Signal Hill and step out onto the observation deck to watch the city nightlife unfold before you in all its glittering splendor. Afterward, be taken to a local restaurant to enjoy a sumptuous dinner featuring an array of Malaysian cuisine. The evening's entertainment is a lively presentation of traditional music and dance. The colorful attire of different ethnic groups and the rhythm and beat of local musical instruments will leave lasting memories of Borneo's rich cultural diversity. End your tour by either spending the rest of your night exploring the town at your leisure or with a drop-off at your hotel.