4D3N Kota Kinabalu & Kundasang Highlights with North Borneo Cruises - Family Package C


REGION: Kota Kinabalu
DURATION: 4 Days 3 Nights
PICK UP POINT: Kota Kinabalu International Airport
PICK UP TIME: Depends on Your Flight Arrival Time
DROP OFF POINT: Kota Kinabalu International Airport
DROP OFF TIME: Depends on Your Flight Departure Time
* All timings are estimated and for reference purposes only. Actual timing will be provided prior to your departure.

Tour highlights

  • North Borneo Cruises
  • Tamparuli Town
  • Nabalu Handicraft Market
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site & Global Geopark - Kinabalu National Park
  • Witness the Majestic Sight of Mount Kinabalu
  • Botanical Gardens Nature Trail
  • Canopy Treetop Walk
  • Poring Hot Spring 
  • Desa Cow Farm
  • Overnight Mountain Resort
  • Hotel Pickup / Drop Off

Sample itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive in Kota Kinabalu / North Borneo Cruises - Sunset Dinner Cruise

Warmest greetings at Kota Kinabalu Airport!  Transfer to Kota Kinabalu city hotel.  

After checking in to hotel, feel free to explore and enjoy the small rustic city and nightlife. 

At 4.45PM, transfer to Sutera Marina Jetty for the North Borneo Cruises - Sunset Dinner Cruise experience!  Your evening unfolds along the sultry sun-tinged South China Sea, cruising pass the islands and water villages that dot Sabah’s west coast.

You are free to wander around the vessel. Panoramic ocean views, warmth of the setting sun and gentle sea breeze grace the upper-deck while a live band serenades the ethnic themed air-conditioned restaurant below with acoustic favorites.

Dinner will be served buffet style. Time to sink your teeth into Sabah’s most sought after culinary experience.  As the sun sets and the stars come out, Kota Kinabalu’s coastline now comes alive with dazzling city night lights. The North Borneo Cruises will glide across the Waterfront as you indulge in dessert or your next glass of wine.

You will disembark from the cruise at the Sutera Marina Jetty and transfer back to the hotel.

Overnight at The Luma Hotel.

Meals : Dinner Accommodation : 4-Star Luma Hotel

Day 2 - Kota Kinabalu / Tamparuli Town / Nabalu Market / Desa Cow Farm / Kundasang

Upon pick up from the hotel lobby, you will be whooshed straight into Sabah's lush countryside. The first stop will be Tamparuli Town for a walk on the famous “Jambatan Tamparuli” suspension bridge and soak up the small-town charm.

The next stop will be at the Nabalu Handicraft Market. Nabalu is a rustic point perched on the hillside, where the local natives gather to sell local produce, fruits, homegrown vegetables and handicraft souvenirs.

Enjoy lunch at the local restaurant.

Your next agenda will be visiting Desa Cow Farm. When you see the roads grow narrow along the way and the landscape gives your rear-view mirror licks of fresh green sceneries, the 199-hectare stretch of pristine farmland on the foothills of Mount Kinabalu means you have reached the Desa Cattle Farm!

Cattle graze the green valley pastures to provide nearly one million litres of mountain-fresh milk annually, all while travellers both near and far enjoy the outrageously scenic view that plays the backdrop to this dairy farm. You can get close to the cattle, bottle feed the calves, and enjoy fresh milk or yoghurt produced straight off the farm.

Then, transfer to Kundasang and check into a mountain resort. You will notice the change in air temperature at this elevated level.

You are free to explore the resort at leisure. Dinner and overnight stay at the mountain resort.

Meals : Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner Accommodation : Mountain Resort

Day 3 - Poring Hot Spring & Canopy Treetop Walk / Kinabalu Park / Kota Kinabalu

On your third day, you will wake up to a misty morning ushering in views of sun-draped Mount Kinabalu. Birds chirp away while low-hanging clouds blanket the valleys.

The first stop for the day will be the Poring Hot Springs with an immersive exploration of Mount Kinabalu's treetops. The Canopy Treetop Walk invites you to witness the grandeur of a hundred-million-year-old rainforest from a 175 m-long walkway suspended 60 meters above lush jungly tangles. Take in the sights and sounds and discover unique rainforest creatures from a bird's eye view. A 20-minute hike is needed to reach the Canopy Walkway. 

Then, it's time for a soothing sulphur bath in the Japanese-styled open-air tubs! Dip in the all-natural mineral-rich hot springs water, surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens. There is also a cold water pool nearby for those who prefer a cold dip.

Enjoy lunch at the local restaurant.

Next up on the day's agenda is the visit to Malaysia's first-ever UNESCO World Heritage Site and part of the Kinabalu UNESCO Global Geopark, Kinabalu National Park. Set at 1,500m above sea level, this 754 sq kilometre park features one the tallest mountains in all of South East Asia as its centrepiece—Mount Kinabalu. Rising at 4,095.2m with cloud-hugging peaks that shade the valleys below, the majestic mountain is certainly a sight to behold from Kinabalu National Park.

Enjoy the refreshing and cooling air as you proceed for a guided walk along the nature trails in the Botanical Garden and learn more about Kinabalu Park's biological treasure trove.

Afterwards, depart to Kota Kinabalu city, where we will drop you off at your hotel.

Meals : Breakfast / Lunch Accommodation : 4-Star Luma Hotel

Day 4 - Depart From Kota Kinabalu (Or Extend Tour)

After breakfast, check out of the hotel and transfer to the airport for your flight. 

Meals : Breakfast

Meals 03 breakfast, 02 lunch & 02 dinner
Includes Return Airport Transfers, 03 night accommodations with daily breakfast, Meals as Stated, All Entrance Fees, Return Hotel Transfer (Seat-In-Coach), 01 Local English-speaking guide
  • 01 Night stay in Kinabalu Pine Resort or similar (Twin/Triple Share)
  • 02 Nights stay in Kota Kinabalu 4-Star Luma Hotel
Excludes Airfares, Alcoholic Drinks, Personal Expenses, any items not mentioned.
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Light raincoat
  • Warm jacket
  • Binoculars
  • Camera
  • Sun block lotion
  • Sandals
  • Towel
  • T-shirt/Swimming Suit/Trunk
  • Additional set of clothing
  • Personal toiletries
  • Insect repellent
  • Baby Car Seats (for infants aged 0-2) and Child Booster Seats (for children aged 3-11) are available for rental. Please check with your tour consultant for availability.
  • Upon arrival at Kota Kinabalu Airport on the day of your tour, our friendly guide will greet and pick you up from the airport with a placard showing our Amazing Borneo Logo.
  • If you are arriving in Kota Kinabalu at night on Day 1, the North Borneo Cruises tour can be rescheduled to Day 3 upon returning to Kota Kinabalu after your Kinabalu Park tour.
  • Standard check-in and check-out times for most hotels & resorts are 1400Hrs & 1200Hrs. However, check-in & check-out times may vary depending on each accommodation. So kindly check with us to get accurate check-in & check-out times for your accommodation.
  • Effective as of 1st September 2017, the Tourism and Culture Ministry of Malaysia will be implementing a Malaysian Tourism Tax (TTX). Foreign tourists will be required to pay a flat rate of MYR 10 per room per night regardless of accommodation star level. The TTx is to be paid upon check-in. Malaysians or permanent residents residing in Malaysia are exempted from TTx and is required to present a valid identification upon check-in for the exemption.

About Kinabalu Park & Poring Hot Spring:

  • Kinabalu Park is at a high altitude, approximately 1500 meters above sea level - it can get cold.
  • The Canopy Walkway is approximately 40 meters above the ground - not for the faint-hearted.
  • Poring Hot Spring Outdoor Bathtubs are for complimentary use and are free of charge. Guests can rent Indoor bathtubs but at their own expense.
  • There are only ten (10) standard and five (05) deluxe Indoor Bathubs at Poring Hot Spring. Rates are at MYR 15/- per hour per standard indoor bathtub and MYR 20/- per hour per deluxe indoor bathtub, payable on the spot but are subject to availability.
  • The Slide Pool located in Poring Hot Springs is closed every Monday for maintenance. Guests can purchase the entrance fee (at their own expense) to Slide Pool for MYR 3/- per person. Free for 6-year-olds and below.
  • Kindly take note that camera fees apply before entering Canopy Walk. Cameras will be charged MYR 5 each, and video cameras / camcorders will be charged MYR 30 each.
  • The Butterfly Farm at the Poring Hot Springs is closed every Monday.
  • Depending on the season, you may get the rare chance to spot the Rafflesia flowers in bloom, which only lasts for 3 to 5 days. They are located in the private gardens beside Poring Hot Springs. Entrance fees are at MYR 30 per person, though this will be at your own expense.
  • This package is based on join-in basis of shared guide and transport vehicle.  Private Guide or Tour is available upon request at a reasonable fee.  Please inform us when making the bookings.
  • Amazing Borneo Tours does not guarantee wildlife sightings.
  • Departure time is approximate and varies from different hotels due to traffic conditions, please reconfirm with our staffs. Should the transport be delayed, please call the relevant telephone number as stated on the voucher before making alternative arrangements.
  • Amazing Borneo Tours reserves the right to alter routes, timetables, itineraries and accommodation reserved should conditions beyond our control render it necessary.
  • Tipping is like giving a hug. Although it’s never expected, it’s always very much appreciated.
  • Stay warm! You may bring a sweater along with you as it can get a wee bit chilly up in Kinabalu Park.
  • Flight Timing Guide:
    • Arrival:
      It is recommended to book flights which arrive in Kota Kinabalu before 14:00hrs on the first day in order to make it for the North Borneo Cruises. If your flight arrives after 14:00hrs, we will reschedule your cruise session to Day 3. 
    • Departure:
      You can book any flight time for departure from Kota Kinabalu on your last day.