Klias Wildlife Safari River Cruise - Proboscis Monkey & Fireflies Print

Travel Period: 01 January 2018 till 31 December 2018

Categories Price Per Person
Adult Traveller
I have a group of 2- 3 Pax
MYR 390
Adult Traveller
I have a group of 4- 9 Pax
MYR 370
Adult Traveller
I have a group of 10 - 19 Pax
MYR 345
Adult Traveller
I have a group pf 20 Pax & Above
Please Enquire for Group Price
Child Traveller
I am accompanying a group of Adults
MYR 315
  • 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 2 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 Klias River
  • See Proboscis Monkey
  • See Fireflies
  • Hi-Tea & Dinner
  • Hotel Pickup / Drop Off

Overview of Tour

112km from Kota Kinabalu City leads you to the pristine Klias wetlands. Mosey on your way down Klias River through spectacular vistas on an open boat in search of the endemic proboscis monkeys, long tailed, macaques, the rare silver languor and other wildlife along the river bank.

Get those camera, binoculars on stand-by and keep your eyes peeled for the shy creatures in between the branches.

As dusk settles in with a sunset, enjoy the sights and sounds in a natural setting as you have a sumptuous village style dinner. Show’s not over yet though, there is one more trip through the mangrove swamp, but this time it is graced by the secret rhythm of fireflies and their flickering lights.

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

Located on the Klias Peninsula is the Klias Wetland, a Mangrove Forest Reserve. With the bizarre-looking proboscis monkey gaining as much popularity with the tourists as the orang utan, the Klias Wetland with its large proboscis population is fast becoming the latest ecotourism destination in Sabah.

Did You Know

Proboscis Monkeys

Proboscis monkeys are endangered mammals that are endemic to Borneo. Their characteristics are their fleshy, pendulous noses used to attract mates, big bellies and their light golden brown fur coats for the adults. They live in organized harem groups consisting of a dominant male and two to seven females and their offspring. They have evolved webbed feet and hands to help them outpace the crocodiles, one of their main predators. Proboscis monkeys survive mainly on a diet of leaves, seeds, and unripe fruits but will occasionally consume insects as well. The only fruit they will eat is unripe fruits as the sugars in ripe fruits can ferment in their stomachs and cause fatal bloating.

Proboscis monkeys (Nasalis larvatus) endemic to Borneo, is nicknamed “Monyet Belanda” or "Dutchman" by the locals due to its large body size, big round pot bellies and striking colours fur coat. But what makes them famous is the huge long nose and a permanently erect bright red penis seen in mature males. The reason is unknown for this permanent erection but with between 20 to 24 females proboscis in a male's harem, we guess the alpha male needs to.

Sample Itinerary

Day 1

Klias Wildlife Safari River Cruise - Proboscis Monkey & Firefly

  • You will be picked up from the hotel lobby.
  • Journey to Kota Klias Peninsula (approximately 112km from Kota Kinabalu city), situated between beaufort and Kuala Penyu. It will be a scenic ride pass local villages, fruit stalls and small towns.
  • Some local hi-tea favorites awaits upon destination, before you get those binoculars on stand-by and ready for your safari river cruise.
  • Mosey down the Klias river on an open boat. Your tour guide will be there to point out any exciting wildlife spottings. Keep your eyes peeled for the elusive long-nosed proboscis, long-tailed macaques, birds such as Kingfishers, darter, eagles. You will be able to differentiate the female and male proboscis by their behavior. If you are lucky, you might be able to spot some nocturnal animals like the flying fox and night bats.
  • After the exciting river cruise, enjoy a sumptuous dinner by the river lodge which typically consists of meats marinated in different styles, rice, potatoes and veggies..
  • As darkness set in, board the boat again to witness and be amazed by nature's Christmas lighting, the fireflies! Depending on weather condition and luck, you might even spot noctural animals like the flying fox and night bats.
  • Depart for Kota Kinabalu and transfer 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, Alcoholic Drinks, Any Items Not Mentioned


  • Long Trousers
  • T shirt
  • Cap
  • Shoes/Sandals
  • Raincoat or umbrella
  • Binoculars
  • Sunblock lotion
  • Sun hat
  • Insect repellent
  • Binoculars can be rented with MYR 10 per set but subject to availability. 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.  Thus, binoculars are provided for aid in 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.

Why Travel With Amazing Borneo


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