Kawa Kawa River Cruise - Wildlife & Fireflies


REGION: Kota Kinabalu / Kota Belud
PICK UP POINT: Your Hotel in Kota Kinabalu City
PICK UP TIME: 14:00 - 14:15 Hrs
DROP OFF POINT: Your Hotel in Kota Kinabalu City
DROP OFF TIME: 21:30 - 21:45 Hrs
* All timings are estimated and for reference purposes only. Actual timing will be provided prior to your departure.

Tour highlights

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

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
  • Baby Car Seats (for infant aged 0-2) and Child Booster Seats (for children aged 3-11) are available for rental. Please check with your tour consultant for availability.
  • 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.