Tambunan Rafflesia Centre & Kipandi Butterfly Park & Mahua Waterfall


REGION: Kota Kinabalu / Tambunan
PICK UP POINT: Your Hotel in Kota Kinabalu City
PICK UP TIME: 07:30 Hrs
DROP OFF POINT: Your Hotel in Kota Kinabalu City
DROP OFF TIME: 18:00 Hrs
* All timings are estimated and for reference purposes only. Actual timing will be provided prior to your departure.

Tour highlights

  • See World's Largest Flower, the Rafflesia Flower.
  • Visit Butterfly Park (currently not available)
  • Trekking on nature trails
  • Insights on Sabah rural landscape

Sample itinerary

Day 1 - Tambunan Rafflesia Centre & Kipandi Butterfly Park & Mahua Waterfall

  • Meet at hotel lobby. Depart to Tambunan, a district that is known for its largest Dusun population. The journey ushers you through the Crocker Range, a parade of lush scenery and spectacular vistas of the country-side.
  • A visit to the Kipandi Butterfly Park for the ultimate chance to see these rare beauties flutter before your eyes, like the Rajah Brooks and the Golden Birdwings. Also pay a visit to The Insect Museum and The Native Plants Collection Park to see some of the endangered Orchids and Pitcher Plants of Sabah.
  • Spot the notorious Rafflesia in its gargantuan bloom, at the Tambunan Rafflesia Information Centre.
  • For all your informational needs, a ranger will be at your side to fill you in on all the interesting facts and details of the terrain and location of the Rafflesia. This includes a jungle-trek along the forest trail to spot the Rafflesia. Some trails may consider a fair amount of walking as the plot section isn’t predictable.
  • With sporadic blooming periods and unpredictable flowering patterns, it’s best if you give STB (Sabah Tourism Board) a call for information and to avoid any disappointment. Continue journey to the Rafflesia Information Centre, where you will meet the ranger that will guide through the jungle trails in search of the celebrated Rafflesia in its gargantuan bloom
  • Lunch in the great outdoors.
  • It doesn’t stop there, a Waterfall by the name of Mahua awaits in Tambunan, which is 55 minutes away from the Rafflesia Centre. The refreshing Waterfall will feel very well-deserving after a 500m trek, plus, you wouldn’t want to miss the magnificent view.
  • After a great day of exploration, depart back for Kota Kinabalu to your respective hotel.

Note: Kipandi Butterfly Farm is currently closed. 

Meals : Lunch

Meals 01 Lunch
Include Entrance Fees to Kipandi Butterfly Park, Rafflesia Information Centre & Mahua Waterfall, Ranger Guide Fee, Return Hotel Transfer (Seat-In-Coach), Meal as stated and English Speaking Guide
Exclude Personal Expenses, Personal Travel Insurance & Any Items Not Mentioned


  • Guest is advised to wear comfortable trekking shoes in the attempt to trek through the Rafflesia Information Centre’s challenging terrain.
  • Comfortable walking shoe
  • Umbrella / Cap
  • Insect Repellent
  • Drinking water
  • Camera
  • 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.
  • Operating Hours: Daily from Wednesdays to Sundays (0900hrs - 1600hrs)
  • Kipandi Butterfly Park is closed on every Mondays & Tuesdays.
  • 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.
  • 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.