Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

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2-Day Overnight Mount Kinabalu Climb
Take an unforgettable journey to Mount Kinabalu and hike above the clouds to reach the 13,435-foot (4,095-m) summit of Low's Peak, the world's 20th-most-prominent peak. Explore the spectacular Crocker Range and discover the secrets this UNESCO World Heritage site has... Read More

$330.81
per adult

3-Day, 2-Night Mount Kinabalu Climb
Set out on a remarkable 3-day journey and explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mount Kinabalu. Visit Poring Hot Springs before taking on the spectacular Crocker Range, and hike up to the tallest peak between the Himalayas and New... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Overnight Tours, Tours & Sightseeing

3 days

Free cancellation

$514.07
per adult

City Highlights Half-Day Tour
Take a journey through Kota Kinabalu and explore its fascinating history, architecture, and traditions. Get up-close views of notable landmarks like Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Islamic mosques, the Sabah Museum, and scenic Signal Hill, before shopping at a local market featuring... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

Free cancellation

$18.53
per adult

Colonial Steam Train Excursion
Take a journey back into the colonial days of British North Borneo on board the North Borneo Railway. Immerse yourself in refurbished colonial designs alongside charming hosts dressed in colonial attire as you pass through small towns, plantations, jungles, and... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$92.63
per adult

Exciting Kiulu River Rafting Excursion
Experience the thrill of water rafting along the Kiulu River for an unforgettable day of adventure. Hold on tight as you jump across rapids and speed downriver! Be ready to get wet as you shoot down the rapids with headwaters... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

5 hours

Free cancellation

$58.88
per adult

Kinabalu Park & Poring Hot Springs Venture
Journey to the heights of the Crocker Range – the highest peaks in Sabah – and submerge into calming sulfuric baths at Poring Hot Springs. Marvel at majestic sights along the mountains, stroll through beautiful Kinabalu Park, and walk along... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

10 hours 30 minutes

$55.58
per adult

Klias Wetland Safari & Fireflies Tour
Venture from the concrete jungle of Kota Kinabalu and explore the wild side of Sabah at Beaufort district along the Klias Forest Reserve. There you can discover a variety of unique wildlife, including the Proboscis monkey, Macaque monkey, Silver Langur,... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$71.45
per adult

Kota Belud Sunday Market Tour
In northern Borneo, take in local color and atmosphere at Kota Belud Tamu, or the Kota Belud Sunday market. Observe the ornate outfits of the Bajau horsemen, which pop with bright shades of various colors, and peruse a vast array... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

5 hours

Free cancellation

$37.84
per adult

Lok Kawi Wildlife Park Adventure
See tropical wildlife and rainforest nature unique to the island of Borneo at the Lok Kawi Wildlife Park on the outskirts of Kota Kinabalu. Among the 100 species that welcome you to this 280-acre (113-ha) sanctuary are orangutans, proboscis monkeys,... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$29.77
per adult

Mari-Mari Cultural Village Tour
Take a step away from the modern civilization of Kota Kinabalu and peek into the traditional lifestyles of the indigenous people of Sabah. Glimpse into the traditions and cultures of 5 ethnic tribes of farmers, hunters, fishermen, cowboys, and head... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$52.93
per adult

Night Tour with Cultural Performance and Dinner
See Kota Kinabalu’s lively nightlife unfold before your eyes as the sun sets on the South China Sea. Stroll through the bustling night market, admire a beautiful sunset from splendid Signal Hill, and indulge in a fresh seafood dinner as... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$41.02
per adult

Plaza Premium Lounge at Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)
Kick up your travel-weary feet with a first-class relaxation experience in the Plaza Premium Lounge. This peaceful oasis offers a convenient escape from the airport bustle. Plus, get access to amenities that run the gamut from useful to luxurious, from... Read More

Categories: Tickets & Passes

3 hours

Free cancellation

$42.00
per adult

Pontoon & Sea-Walking Marine Adventure by Borneo Trails
Experience the island lifestyle of Kota Kinabalu and make your way to the beautiful Tunku Abdul Rahman Park. Enjoy a fun-filled day in the sun amidst crystal blue water and captivating marine life. Be amazed at the biodiversity and fun-filled... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

7 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$95.27
per adult

Private 2-Day, 1-Night Mount Kinabalu Climb
Take a private journey to Mount Kinabalu and hike up the world’s 20th-most prominent peak at 13,435 feet (4,095 m)—Low’s Peak. As you explore the spectacular Crocker Range, you learn the secrets of this UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site. Read More

$447.91
per adult

Private 3 Days 2 Nights Mount Kinabalu Climb
Journey to the highest peak in Malaysia for a 3-day adventure with a private guide. Spend a day at Poring Hot Springs and explore the surrounding rainforest before taking on the spectacular Crocker Range, then hike to Low's Peak and... Read More

$353.04
per adult

Private Half-Day City Tour by Borneo Trails Travel
The alluring city of Kota Kinabalu proudly displays its contemporary interpretation of a history rich with cultural significance and lasting traditions. Your tour of the Nature Resort City carries you to studious Universiti Malaysia Sabah, the transcendent Sabah Museum, and... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

Free cancellation

$27.79
per adult

Private Kinabalu Park & Poring Hot Springs Venture by Borneo Trails Travel
Take a journey to Sabah’s Kinabalu Park and Crocker Range on this mountainous and scenic tour. With the assistance of an expert private guide, you learn interesting facts while viewing majestic mountains, the calming warmth at Poring Hot Springs, and... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

10 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$78.07
per adult

Private Kiulu River Rafting Excursion
With the help of a private guide, the Kiulu River beckons you to brave the rapids on this rafting adventure like no other. Feel the excitement of this adrenaline-pumping experience as you shoot down the rapids, with headwaters from Mount... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

5 hours

Free cancellation

$78.07
per adult

Private Klias Wetland Safari & Fireflies Tour by Borneo Trails Travel
Move a step back from the concrete jungle of Kota Kinabalu and see the wild side of Sabah at Beaufort district, along the Klias Forest Reserve. Discover a variety of unique wildlife, including the Proboscis monkey, Macaque monkey, pygmy elephants,... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$79.39
per adult

Private Kota Belud Sunday Market Tour by Borneo Trails Travel
Head north towards Kota Belud with your private guide for a wondrous Sunday market. At the Kota Belud Tamu, brightly-dressed Bajau horsemen delight you with masterful feats from atop their steeds. Sort through homespun crafts and fresh foods alongside buffalo... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

5 hours

Free cancellation

$56.10
per adult

Private Lok Kawi Wildlife Park Adventure by Borneo Trails Travel
Step away from the bustle of Kota Kinabalu for a relaxing ride in a private vehicle to one of the Malaysia's largest wildlife parks. Find more than 100 species of Bornean tropical wildlife at the 280-acre (113-ha) sanctuary, including orangutans,... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$39.70
per adult

Private Mari-Mari Cultural Village Tour by by Borneo Trails Travel
Take a private peek into the cultural melting pot of the indigenous people of Sabah. Glimpse into the traditions and cultures of 5 ethnic tribes of hunters, fishermen, farmers, cowboys, and revered head hunters in one village. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$63.51
per adult

Private Night Tour with Cultural Performance and Dinner by Borneo Trails Travel
Take a private promenade through Kota Kinabalu and see what goes on after sunset in this wondrous city. Haggle with locals at the bustling night market, admire gorgeous city vistas from Signal Hill, and enjoy freshly prepared seafood while watching... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$55.58
per adult

Private Tip of Borneo & Longhouse Tour by Borneo Trails Travel
The town of Kota Belud awaits you on your trip north from Kota Kinabalu in a private vehicle. This area also hosts the Kota Belud Tamu, the brightly-adorned Bajau horsemen, and the longhouses of the Rungus people, who create woven... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

9 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$95.27
per adult

Shared Shuttle: Kota Kinabalu Airport (BKI)
Enjoy convenient and cost-effective shared transportation between Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI) and your hotel aboard a shuttle. For transfers to and from Kota Kinabalu Airport, the zones to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

45 minutes

Free cancellation

$6.09
per adult

Tip of Borneo & Longhouse Tour
Escape the city and head toward the northern tip of Borneo for adventures in a more remote area of the island. Shop at the Kota Belud Tamu (Sunday market), admire the popping colors worn by the Bajau horsemen, and visit... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

9 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$66.16
per adult

Tunku Abdul Rahman Park Island-Hopping Tour by Borneo Trails
Spend a day of family fun venturing between the islands of Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park, just a short distance from Kota Kinabalu in the South China Sea. Immerse yourself in the splendors of these charming islands as you dive... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

7 hours

Free cancellation

$66.16
per adult

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