SABAH; Kota Kinabalu-Kudat; Kinabalu National Park, Poring Hot Springs, Kundasang, Kudat Rungus Longhouse, Bavanggazo Village, Tip of Borneo, Papar, Klias River, Proboscis Monkey Search and Fireflies River Cruise.
Day 1: KOTA KINABALU-KUDAT CULTURAL-LONGHOUSE
Depart from your hotel at around 08:30 for a 2-hour ++ drive into the Northern Tip of Sabah, Kudat. Kudat is home to Sabah’s most traditional tribal group, the RUNGUS (pronounced Roong-oose), which are fascinating and friendly people. A stop at Gombizau Village to see how the local honey is produced and buy some as a tasty sourvenir. Later, stop by at Sumangkap Village – a gong making village. Gongs are the major Rungus musical instruments. Next stop, settle at Bavanggazo Village to witness the lifestyle, culture and traditional costume and beads of the Rungus. Evening after dinner, join in their merry making and enjoy the Rungus traditional dance performances. Overnight at Bavanggazo Village Homestay. (Lunch & Dinner)
Day 2: KUDAt BEACH-TIP OF BORNEO
After breakfast, drive to the TIP of Kudat, also known as Simpang Mengayau which means ‘lingering junction’. Reaching there is a significant achievement on its own as you have basically reached the very TIP OF BORNEO island. Kudat has some of the finest beaches in Sabah. Enjoy the scenic view of the beautiful long white beaches where two oceans – South China Sea and Sulu Sea meet. Take a lovely easy stroll to the flagpole, the Globe and the rocky outcrop that forms the “Tip of Borneo”. Overnight at accommodation at the Tip of Borneo. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Day 3: KUDAT-KINABALU NATIONAL PARK-PORING HOT SPRING-KUNDASANG
Depart Kudat early in the morning and detour to Kinabalu Park, where sits the highest mountain in Southeast Asia. Along the way, stop at Nabalu Village. After Kinabalu Park, drive to Poring Hot Spring, Lowland Dipterocarp Forest makes most of the vegetation at Poring and it is an excellent place to view lowland birds and some mammals. You may trek along the canopy walkway for a bird’s eye view of the Tropical Rainforest. Overnight at mountain lodge or similar. (Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner)
Day 4: KUNDASANG-KLIAS RIVER CRUISE (KUALA PENYU – Wildlife Cruise)
After breakfast, depart to Kota Kinabalu. Then head to South bound. Depart for a 2-hour drive to South out from the city, passing through scenic countryside, rice fields, local villages and plantation. You will also pass by Papar, one of the small sleepy towns in Sabah before proceeding to kampung KLIAS where we will start the river cruise journey after an afternoon village tea break. The most famous creature to be sighted is undoubtedly the bizarre Proboscis Monkeys. Late afternoon, river cruise to search for the elusive Proboscis Monkeys. Cruise back and be thrilled by the FIREFLIES. Later, enjoy a buffer-styled dinner. Transfer back to hotel. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner)
Day 5: KOTA KINABALU-AIRPORT
After breakfast, depart home. TOUR ENDS or Extension Stay in Kota Kinabalu. (Breakfast)
Inclusive in the Programme:
* All land and sea transport
* All accommodation (based on twin-share basis)
* English speaking tour guide throughout
* All meals as indicated above
* All excursions as per programme
* All entrance fees
International airfare to/fro Sabah, Camera & Video fees where applicable, anything not indicated in the above itinerary, tips, other personal expenses.
Items to Bring: Sweater, hat, raincoat, good walking shoes, long sleeve shirt, T-shirt, long trousers, shorts, torchlight, insect repellent, camera with fast film, and sunglasses.
NOTE: Tour Itinerary, Sequence and Final Rate subject to availability of spaces, accommodation at specified accommodations, and tour sites.