Kawa Kawa River Cruise - Wildlife & Fireflies Print


Travel Period: 01 January 2019 till 31 December 2019

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I have a group of 4 - 9 Pax
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I have a group of 10 - 19 Pax
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I have a group of 20 Pax & above
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Free of Charge for Infants 2 years old & below!
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  • Rate Per Person is based on Join-In Tour Basis (shared guide & vehicle).
  • All rates displayed are quoted in Ringgit Malaysia (MYR).
  • All rates are inclusive of 0% Goods and Services Tax (GST).


  • Child rate applies for children between 3 - 11 years old.
  • Infant below 3 years old is FOC. 


  • Additional charges of MYR 30 per pax are chargeable for outskirt hotels pick-ups. OutSkirt Charges Applicable for Hotels Outside of Kota Kinabalu City Area & One Borneo Area. 


  • Request for Private Tour at a reasonable fee (private guide & vehicle).

Tour highlights

  • Visit Tempasuk River & Rampayan River
  • See Birds & Other Wildlife
  • See Fireflies
  • Hi-Tea & Dinner
  • Hotel Pickup / Drop Off

Overview of Tour

A trip that’s best suited for nature lovers looking to experience Sabah's wild side – without having to fly out to Sandakan's Kinabatangan. Encounter primates like the Proboscis Monkey, spot Hornbills and also experience Borneo after-dark as you set out once more on a night river-safari offering dazzling firefly sightings & nocturnal wildlife spotting.

However, as much as we hate to disappoint, we are entering a natural habitat where sightings are common, but it is NOT GUARANTEED.

About The Location

Kawa Kawa, located about 112km northeast of Kota Kinabalu, is accessible in an hour and a half by land. Situated at Kota Belud and surrounded by paddy fields and mangrove forests, the quaint little village of Kawa Kawa is enchanting at first sight. Sungai Tempasuk thrives along Kawa Kawa’s mangrove habitat forming an enticing playground for the Proboscis Monkeys, who swing on the high branches of the trees.  This natural oasis, little touched by men and commercial tourism, has not lost its primitive wildness, and is best suited for nature and wildlife lovers.

Here is your best chance to capture shots of the moving animals in the wild. Don’t forget your binoculars and your cameras!


Sample Itinerary

Day 1

Kawa Kawa River Cruise - Wildlife & Fireflies

  • Meet and pick up from your Kota Kinabalu hotel lobby and depart for Kawa-Kawa in Kota Belud. The Journey takes about 1 hour 30 minute along quaint villages, smalls towns and local farming areas.
  • Upon arrival to the Kawa-Kawa jetty, afternoon tea will be served.
  • Start your river cruise through spectacular vistas in search of the 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.
  • Cruise back for a traditional malay dinner served at the jetty restaurant. After dinner, transfer to Nanamon jetty to witness fireflies.
  • As dusk settles in, witness the secret rhythm of fireflies amongst the mangrove trees that lace the Tempasuk River.
  • Transfer back to your respective hotel
Meals 01 High Tea, 01 Dinner
Include Hotel Pickup & Drop off, Land Transportation (Seat-In-Coach), Boat Ride, Meals as Stated and English Speaking Guide
Exclude Personal Travel Insurance, Any Items Not Mentioned


  • Long Trousers
  • T shirt
  • Cap
  • Shoes/Sandals
  • Raincoat or umbrella
  • Binoculars
  • Sunblock lotion
  • Sun hat
  • Insect repellent
  • Binoculars are not supplied. You are advised to bring your own binoculars in order to visually enhance your experience of viewing Borneo's endemic wildlife in their natural habitat.
  • 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.  Do also note that sometimes the wildlife may be on distant trees rather than the river edge.
  • 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.

Why Travel With Amazing Borneo


For once, travel to get out and get real! Be wowed by our unexpected surprises along the way as we design experiences around you. Tell us and we will do it your way.


We are your friend in need! We make your adventures unique and unforgettable, alongside our fun-loving guides, sharing insights into the authentic local culture.


What are you actually paying for? We guarantee the unrivalled prices and services, allowing you to pay LESS and travel more, for that desired quality and satisfaction.


Particular about food? So are we! We handpick restaurants, including quaint eateries around the corner of the alleys to give you that immensely local dining experiences.

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