"The Little Kinabatangan" - Proboscis Monkey & Fireflies River Cruise


REGION: Kota Kinabalu
PICK UP POINT: Your Hotel in Kota Kinabalu City
PICK UP TIME: 13:30Hrs
DROP OFF POINT: Your Hotel in Kota Kinabalu City
DROP OFF TIME: 22:00 Hrs
* All timings are estimated and for reference purposes only. Actual timing will be provided prior to your departure.

Tour highlights

  • Wildlife river-safari to spot endemic proboscis monkeys, silver-leaf langurs, flying foxes and other wildlife
  • Firefly sightings on night river cruise
  • Scenic sunset on the river
  • Asian buffet dinner


Named “The Little Kinabatangan” because of the parallel experience it offers, alike to Kinabantangan’s river cruise, minus the hassle of air flights or a 7 hour overland journey.  However, there is nothing small about this tour. Little Kinabatangan hosts big wildlife wonders. Immerse in nature’s grandiose splurge of beauty, absorb the sights and sounds of the Borneo jungle from the deck of a traditional style river boat.

Get those binoculars on stand-by and keep your eyes peeled for the stunning primordial cratters and often unique wildlife encounters deep into the narrow rainforest creeks of the Weston River.

This tour grants you the opportunity of experiencing Sabah’s wild-side. Encounter primates such as the Pot-bellied Proboscis Monkey, spot hornbills, flying foxes as well as dashing silver-leaf langurs! Also, witness the magic of Borneo after-dark as you set out once more on a night river-safari offering dazzling firefly sightings & nocturnal wildlife spotting.

Sample itinerary

Day 1 - "The Little Kinabatangan" - Proboscis Monkey & Fireflies Weston River Cruise

01.30pm - Your pick-up awaits you at the Hotel Lobby. You will be whisked to the outskirts of Kota Kinabalu. Snag a window seat and keep your eyes open for sweeping views of quaint villages and lush paddy fields.

04.00pm - Upon arrival at the river jetty, hop on a boat heading towards the river lodge.

04.15pm - You will be greeted with high tea at the river lodge.

04.45pm - The adventure begins! Set out for your River Safari. Be on the look-out for Sabah's endemic Proboscis Monkey - they can be spotted by their pot-bellies and unusual nose! Cruise pass Fisherman Village for a look into their simplistic lifestyle.

Keep your noise down, noses up, and eyes open for more wildlife sightings as you navigate the narrow creeks lined with Nipa palm trees, a native species of palm considered to be the only of its kind.

Get your camera on stand-by because sunset is going to be a marvelous one.

06.30pm - All the excitement must have worked up an appetite. Back to the river lodge for an Asian Buffet Dinner.

07.30pm - Set out for your final river cruise, this time under the starry sky. Nocturnal creatures galore when night creeps in, but you know what else? Fireflies! Witness Mother Nature at her most glamorous as your cruise pass swarms of Fireflies fluttering along the river banks.

08.00pm - Journey back to the river lodge.

10.00pm - Drop off at your Kota Kinabalu City Hotel.

Meals : Hi-tea / Dinner

Meals 01 High Tea, 01 Dinner
Include Hotel Pickup & Drop off, Land Transportation (Seat-In-Coach), River Cruises, Meals as Stated and English Speaking Guide
Exclude Personal Travel Insurance, Any Items Not Mentioned


  • Raincoat or umbrella
  • Binoculars
  • Sunblock lotion
  • Sun hat
  • Insect repellent
  • Long Trousers
  • T shirt
  • Cap
  • Shoes/Sandals
  • This tour is conducted by Weston River Cruise Operators.
  • Monocular is supplied. However 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.