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Klias Wildlife Safari River Cruise from Kota Kinabalu provided by Klias Wetlands

Klias Wildlife Safari River Cruise from Kota Kinabalu

Klias Wildlife Safari River Cruise from Kota Kinabalu
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About
Situated between Kuala Penyu and Beaufort. Klias River Cruise is about 2 hours drive away from the city. Cruising down on an open boat down the river through the mangrove forest reserve leads you to experience wildlife sightseeing in search of the endemic proboscis monkey, macaques, crocodiles and other wildlife along the river bank. Beautiful scenery along the jetty with the view of the mangrove forest reserve, so get those camera and binoculars on stand-by to keep your eyes peeled for the shy creatures in between the branches. Enjoy the sights and sounds in a natural setting as sun sets down where it is time for a sumptuous village style dinner. Show’s not over yet though, there is one more trip to see the famous glowing insects that we call fireflies, embrace yourself for Nature Christmas Tree! For more information visit : www.kliasrivercruise.com
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 103068P2
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • High Tea
  • Buffet dinner
  • Boat Cruise 2x
  • Life Jacket
  • Fishing activity
  • Entry/Admission - Klias Wetlands
Exclusions
  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Any items not mentioned above
  • English/Malay speaking guide (Kindly enquire should you need other language)
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Additional Information
  • Children (aged 3-11 years old), 12 and above is counted as an adult
  • Surcharge
  • Request for private boats. Request for additional Private Boats will be charged RM 200 per boat.
  • Outskirts Hotel area Pickup/Drop-off. Out of Kota Kinabalu City area will be charged RM 31.80 per person. Pick up location will be only at Kota Kinabalu city area.
  • What to bring
  • Raincoat Umbrella
  • Sunblock lotion
  • Insect Repellent
  • Camera
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travellers
Inclusions
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • High Tea
  • Buffet dinner
  • Boat Cruise 2x
  • Life Jacket
  • Fishing activity
  • Entry/Admission - Klias Wetlands
Exclusions
  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Any items not mentioned above
  • English/Malay speaking guide (Kindly enquire should you need other language)
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Additional Information
  • Children (aged 3-11 years old), 12 and above is counted as an adult
  • Surcharge
  • Request for private boats. Request for additional Private Boats will be charged RM 200 per boat.
  • Outskirts Hotel area Pickup/Drop-off. Out of Kota Kinabalu City area will be charged RM 31.80 per person. Pick up location will be only at Kota Kinabalu city area.
  • What to bring
  • Raincoat Umbrella
  • Sunblock lotion
  • Insect Repellent
  • Camera
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Kota Kinabalu
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Klias Wetlands
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    Upon arrival, local high tea will be served along with our must try traditional kuih muih cuisine. Before you get those binoculars on stand-by for your first safari river cruise, a fun activity at our jetty is provided for our entire guest to try which includes fishing and the famous cultural activity blow pipe. Commence your first river cruise in search of wildlife such as the proboscis monkey, long tailed macaques, crocodiles, monitor lizards and varieties of birds such as the Kingfishers. You will be able to differentiate the female and male proboscis by their behavior. Your tour guide will be there to point out any exciting wildlife spotting. Sunset lovers will love to take pictures here as Klias Wetland is categorized as one of the top 10 best spot viewing sunset in Sabah! As the sun sets down, time to dine our well prepared local Traditional Malay Buffets dinner consist of fried rice and noodles, marinated beef, potatoes fried fish, local vegetables and so on.  As darkness set in, a short cruise to the mangrove swamp again to catch the glimpse of fireflies (glowing insects) decorating the mangrove like a Christmas Tree.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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sher88
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia578 contributions
Great visit!
Nov 2019
Visited during Raya 2019. Worth the looooooooooooong journey there. It was super jam as it was a public holiday. Booked the tour via Klook. The boatman was very good at spotting proboscis monkeys even at a distance! He would drive the boat slowly towards the riverbank for us to get a closer look. Don't expect too much for the buffet dinner as it was very basic but ok. Then if was off to hunt for fireflies! Sadly, it was cut short as it started raining. Lucky we managed to spot a few trees with them. So magical!
Written 20 October 2020
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BorneoAuthenticAdv
Thank you for this feedback. We really appreciate it. We hope to welcome you again soon!
Written 22 October 2020
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Peter L
Horncastle, UK35 contributions
Night out
Dec 2019 • Couples
We were picked up at 1.30 by Walter our excellent guide and proceeded on a 2hr drive to the river. We then cruised and saw various monkeys and birds followed by a lovely dinner. We then went out again after dark to see the amazing fireflies and then a 2hr drive back. Loved it all and would recommend
Written 31 December 2019
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BorneoAuthenticAdv
Hello Peter, Thank you for this amazing feedback. We hope you enjoyed your trip at Klias River Cruise.
Written 1 January 2020
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Ben S
Greater Sydney, Australia17 contributions
Just an average type visit
We were looking forward to what was promised a nice drive through the countryside to Klias wetlands. The tour costs us about $65 per person. After enduring a 2.5 hour rather cramped drive in a 12 seater Minivan, on a somewhat below average road at times over numerous potholes we arrived at out destination. We were served afternoon tea made up of coffee, banana fritters, noodles and black coffee in plastic cups. After afternoon tea we proceeded with the river cruise to observe some proboscis monkeys which lasted about 1 hour before we came back to land for dinner. Buffet dinner was made up of rice, chicken curry, fried fish, a green vegetable dish, water melon and whatever was left of the banana fritters. Black coffee (they ran out of tin milk which was not replaced) and sugary syrup were made available. After dinner we went to observe some fireflies for about half hour before starting on our 2.5 hour drive back to our hotel.
The excursion was just acceptable and not something to write home about.
Written 31 October 2019
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Mats
6 contributions
Nice trip but nature rules.
Jul 2019 • Family
This was a pickup at The Hotel and a 2-3 hour bus transfer to the river. One river Cruise with sunset and then din er buffé. Another night ride before going back. Chance to see some monkeys and birds etc.

The pick up went Great. Small group about 20 People from 4-5 diffrent hotels.
But then The bus broke down halfway from the river extract point. After 30-45 min the guide manage to fix 2 private persons with cars to take us the remaining ride. Very Nice work from our guide Assia. 👍. Also a rescuebus were 10 min away.

Late to the boat we got alittle shorter first river time.
But we saw 2 diffrent kind of monkeys, some birds, a crocodile 👍 (better be Quick if you want to take a photo), lots of bats. Then the Rain came down,Wow. 😄 Nature rules.

We got back to dinner break with lots of food. Buffé, some Good, some not so Good. Its up to you.

After The dinner we went out on the second trip on the river. A shorter trip just to see the fireflys. One firefly got freindly with us in the boat and flew in under the shirt. 😘.

Pros: Nice guide, freindly People, we saw all the main animals as we hoped.

Cons: 4-5 hours bus trip, but hey Its Borneo not a amusment park.
The river is damaged by mankind, but isnt all nature? 😢

Headsup:Bring raincoat and put it on before the rain. 😅
Some drinks and snacks for the bus trip.

Afterall it was a Nice trip even though some People got angry because the bus incident. But sometimes things happens and the guide/company did their best to fix it. 👍
Written 14 July 2019
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BorneoAuthenticAdv
Hello Rippel73, First and foremost we would like to stand our sincere apologies especially for the bus incident that had occurred. All of the tragedy that had happened was beyond our expectation. Even though our bus has been double checked before moving. We would like thank you as well for this feedback and the beautiful comment. This will be our reference and to improve more of this type of problem in the future. We still hope that you had a wonderful trip at Sabah. Thank you.
Written 24 July 2019
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This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

By: Klias Wetlands
950ian
950ian
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Proboscis monkeys and fireflies!
Great half-day trip from KK. After seeing the proboscis monkeys as they come to the river late afternoon, we headed
roje2018
roje2018
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OK but overpriced
Cost per person was MYR$190 - about AUD$66 and was advertised as an interesting drive of 2 hours through countrysid
icchen11
icchen11
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Monkeys (and fireflies) viewing...
This boat tour and dinner was part of our 5-day Mt. and Kota Kinabalu package. After a ~2.5hr bus ride from KK, we
0mircom
0mircom
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Complete Waste of Time and Overpriced
Me and my Girlfriend did a Klias Wetlands Safari Tour starting from Kota Kinabalu. After the PickUp by the Tour Com
J6383JGmarcop
J6383JGmarcop
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I like it
It is quite a long run from KK, more than 90 minutes one way. People are nice. The boat tour is very nice, animals
HelandRich
HelandRich
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Private river cruise
We did the Klias river cruise through Amazing Borneo as a private tour. The local boat man was fantastic at spott
gailedwards21
gailedwards21
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Enjoyable trip but safety issue
We had the monkey cruise first (no life jackets provided) but when it came to the Fire Flies trip we were concerned
871janellet
871janellet
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Awesome nature experience
We went on the proboscis monkey and firefly cruise in Kota Belud early January 2017. It's wet season around that ti
Alvin C
Alvin C
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Monkeys were far in the trees, fireflies were awesome !!
Left hotel at 2pm, two hours southbound from Kota Kinabalu to finally reach the river by 4 pm. The tour company pr
g_sellors
g_sellors
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Memorable day trip
Two hour journey from KK. As advertised, saw lots of Proboscis Monkeys and Fireflies. Nice buffer dinner. Friendly
Steffen K
Steffen K
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Nice evening in the jungle - can be cheap
We just dropped by Klias River Cruise on our way from Labuan to Beaufort. When you show up, you can buy a full pack
prachi g
prachi g
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Waste of time and money!
This place is around 2 hour drive from KK city. The place is plastic strewn and there is no wildlife to be seen. Fo
JoMuirhead
JoMuirhead
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So much more than just a wildlife adventure!
I wanted to experience some of the amazing wildlife of Sabah without an 8 hours bus ride or hordes of Tourists. SM
Coltonvic
Coltonvic
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A pleasant afternoon and evening
We did the proboscis monkey and firefly river cruises with dinner and a stop off at the beach to watch the sunset.
Anahita A
Anahita A
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Please skip the Klias river cruise
The Klias river cruise is very disappointing - it is a 2 hour drive to see the Proboscis monkey - whose features ar
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