Kinabatangan river discovery - Wildlife and Fireflies sunset cruise - Join group

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8 Hours
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What To Expect

This tour is a mini version of how you will do it, or what you will see in the real Kinabatangan River in Sandakan, and you can now mimic this experience of searching for wildlife while cruising along the Tempasuk River in Kota Kinabalu. The main differences are that cruising along Tempasuk River in Kota Kinabalu will be shorter though no less interesting, and of course, geographically speaking, it


14:00  Meet and pick up from your Kota Kinabalu hotel and depart for Kawa Kawa in Kota Belud. Journey takes about 1 hour 30 mins, passing by quaint little villages, small towns and local farming areas.
16:30 Upon arrival at Borneo Bayau jetty, afternoon tea will be served 
17:00 Start your river cruise in search of endemic proboscis monkeys. You may even catch a glimpse of long-tailed macaques, the rare silver languar, water buffaloes, river otters, different species of birds & other wildlife along the river bank. 
Arrive at the estuary, where the river meets the sea, step foot onto the sandy beach to watch the spectacular sunset and immerse yourself in a romantic mood.
19:00 Cruise back for a traditional Malay dinner served at the jetty restaurant. After dinner, transfer to Nanamon jetty to witness fireflies. 
19.30 On boat to witness the display of fireflies glow in glorious synchrony, lighting up the stretch of mangrove trees like a magical Christmas. 
21:30 Transfer back to your respective hotel. Tour ends.


  • Visit Tempasuk River & Nanamon River
  • Proboscis monkeys, birds and other wildlife
  • See fireflies
  • Watch stunning sunset


  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.) From 2.00 pm – 09.30 pm
  • Departure point: Your Kota Kinabalu city hotel
  • Returning point: The departure point


  • Hotel pick up & drop off
  • Land transportation (seat-in-coach)
  • Boat ride
  • Meals as stated
  • English speaking guide


  • Tips
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Any expenses not mentioned

Please Note

  • Things You Should Bring:
  • Raincoat or umbrella
  • Binoculars
  • Sunblock lotion
  • Sun hat
  • Insect repellent
  • Things You Should Know:
  • Departure time varies from different hotels, please reconfirm with our staffs.
  • Tours do not guarantee wildlife sightings.
  • Tours reserve the right to alter routes, timetables, itineraries and accommodation reserved should conditions beyond our control render it necessary.
  • Outskirt Hotels Pick-Up & Drop Off Surcharge :
    Additional charges of USD 8 per pax are chargeable for outskirt hotels pick-ups. Outskirt Hotels include Rasa Ria, Nexus, Sabandar, Mimpian Jadi, Langkah Syabas, Beringgis Resort, Kasih Sayang, etc.
  • Meals: 01 high tea, 01 dinner

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