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“Great experience”

Amazing Borneo Tours
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US$64.19*
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Fun Boat Snorkeling and Island Visit from Kota Kinabalu
Ranked #2 of 86 Tours in Kota Kinabalu
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Amazing Borneo Tours & Events Sdn. Bhd. is a licensed land tour operator based in Sabah, Malaysia, supported by Malaysia and Sabah Tourism Board. The Company's mission is to provide unparalleled travel and touring experiences in Sabah for guests while maintaining the highest standards of safety and commitment to traditional culture and the environment. With over 15 years of experience in all land tours and events operations, We handle huge volume of corporate clients, schools, and FITs from all over the world whom are happy customers and returning for our services since our operation. We have with us a strong and committed team supporting 24-hours round the clock. We are the specialists of Mount Kinabalu climb, wildlife adventure, daily local tours, educational tours, helicopter aerial tour, all Borneo discovery and more. We aim to educate and surprise our guests with Sabah's untouched and conserved natural wonders and are focused on helping our guests customize their own experience.Our tour packages include grassroots tour programs that will strengthen the local economies in the communities and regions we visit. Such cooperative tour programs incorporate locals' knowledge thus helping to preserve the wisdom of locals.As our travelling guests discover the treasure coves of the mountains, experience the tranquillity of the waters, and are welcome by the hospitality of Borneo's warm and friendly people, they are able to appreciate and help protect and preserve the natural environment, which it may otherwise be destroyed.When holidaying with Amazing Borneo, visitors get to share our culture and environment. Our guests will not only leave Sabah with an unforgettable experience, but also with an enriched mind filled with knowledge and happiness that will be etched for a long time... This is really what travel and touring is all about.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 7 May 2014

A friend recommended AB to me and it was a great recommendation!

Dinna was brilliant in guiding/helping me through out the process of booking, and preparing for the climb. She was efficient, quick in responding (she even responded to my whatsapp after office hours late at night!), informative, reassuring and helpful.

Nabilah at the HQ was smiley, friendly and very helpful. I felt very welcome.

My guide Syahdan is a young man who didn't smoke nor spit like some other guides that I saw. He was a quiet man which was what I needed as I wanted to concentrate in climbing. He was friendly, patient, and helpful. Through out the climb, he was always walking according to my pace either behind or next to me. I felt very safe and secured with his company.

I would highly recommend AB to anyone!

4  Thank WeeKean
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Dinna_C, Manager at Amazing Borneo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2014

Hello WeeKean,
Thank you for your kind words and time to review us. We are immensely happy that you had a great experience on your Mount Kinabalu Climb and that our team had taken care of you well.
Appreciate your recommendation to your friends, we look forward to seeing you next year for your next climb :)

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Reviewed 7 May 2014

A very special Thanks to Esther Wong from ABT for accomodating my last minute request. First and foremost, our journey to Mount Kinabalu was awesome. One of the BEST ground arrangement i have ever experienced. We were warmly welcomed by ABT Driver Oswald in KKIA. Soon after pick up, we we transfered in a comfortable Van all the way up to Kinabalu Park. Our trip was some of the rare ones as we are flying in via Air Asia on the last flight into Kota Kinabalu. the journey up to Kundasang was rather entertaining as Oswald was telling us everything about Sabah and Mount Kinabalu. He is very informative as a Driver. Upon arrival in Kinabalu Park, we were welcomed by the representative of the domitories. Straight away we were transfered to our rooms and we put a night at GRACE HOSTEL. A nice cosy chilly dorm to stay in. Good Environment. We started to ascend Mont Kinabalu at 9 am. our guide was Edwin Moguring. He was very helpful and was telling us the do's and don'ts when we hike. a very informative guide. Laban Rata Gunting Lagadan Hut was where we rest and relax. The total experience was awesome and Amazing Borneo really did put in every efford to accomodate all our request. Thank you once again ! we will choose Amazing Borneo as our prefered agent whenever we visit the state of Sabah again.

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4  Thank Gary C
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Dinna_C, Manager at Amazing Borneo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2014

Hello Gary C,
Thank you for your time to review us, Esther would be thrill on your wonderful commendation of her. Your detailed sharing definitely benefit other travelers therefore they do know of what to aspect. We are happy to know that your short planned trip has been a wonderful experience for you, and likewise we hope to see you here again in Sabah. Cheers!

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Reviewed 5 May 2014 via mobile

We chose ABT after some internet research and saw the good reviews. They are deserved.

The interaction with the team via email led to fast comprehensive responses. Once we got to the on-line stage we again found everything to be very efficient.

The trip itself was great: the transport arrived on time to the minute, we were very well looked after at the park and our guide, Rony, was faultless. He got the pace right, was knowledgeable, was safe and had a good sense of humour.

A couple of minor poor points. The transport up to the park is cramped and there was so much luggage piled up next to the driver on the return trip, sharp manoeuvres may have led to catastrophe. The buffet at the restaurant at the bottom was very poor (dinner, breakfast, packed lunch (the worst - 1.5 very poor sandwiches, a bottle of water and a small apple) and lunch on return. We decided to pay for lunch at another restaurant rather than get the one already included. Finally we paid for a private room and hot water but there was no hot water. No big deal really.

The walk itself is hard work but there is plenty of time to do it at your own pace. The view is spectacular at the top and well worth it.

There is also a great feeling of friendship between fellow walkers who are taking part in the challenge.

All in all a great experience, ABT were faultless and Rony perfect.

4  Thank JamesandJodie
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Dinna_C, Manager at Amazing Borneo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2014

Hello JamesandJodie,

Thanks for taking the time to review us and sharing your comments. We are glad you had a great time and felt our service was to your expectations. However we feel your disappointment on the services provided by the restaurant and the transport shuttle they hired, we shall forward these concerns accordingly. By any means we would prefer to do your transfer however due to that your group requests to head up and that our vehicles only would turned back again in 10 minutes that you had to joined the park headquarters shuttle.
We appreciate all the feedback and for sure we shall relay your fine commendation to Rony, again thanks for the sharing. cheers!

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Reviewed 3 May 2014

Awesome tour with Amazing Borneo. Everything was perfect. They picked us up on time at our hotel, there was water in the car for us. Our porter and guide stayed with us the whole way up the mountain and encouraged and supported me the whole way up. Amazing Borneo true to their name! Thanks for making this experience so memorable.

4  Thank michelle_martion
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Dinna_C, Manager at Amazing Borneo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2014

Hi michelle_martion,

Congrats for making the climb! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are pleased you are happy with the service we have provided to you. We believe in delivering the best in everything we do for our guest, for not only for a memorable holiday but value for money.

Your marvelous feedback shared here, showed us that you had an amazing time with us again thanks for the great recommendations.

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Reviewed 30 April 2014

We had a great week with this company - and their subcontractor - in March. A trio of friends keen on the outdoors and discovering new places, we were very pleased with this outfit. Our guide, Ryan, from the KK office was great! Professional, fun, very helpful with recommendations for food, sunset location, massage and entertainment. The transfers to and from the airport and hotels were seamless.

In Sandakan, AB uses another tour company, G Tropical, for that side of their operations. The personable guides weren't as knowledgeable with one being very condescending to his colleagues. When prompted for info, guides conferred with one another in Bhasa and offered their best, collective answers.

The Bilit Rainforest Lodge included in the package was outstanding! So relaxing, very scenic, great wildlife cruises. My friend had special dietary needs and they were ok at meeting them.

Overall, a great week, would happily use again and recommend them!

4  Thank Sheri C
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Dinna_C, Manager at Amazing Borneo Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2014

Hi sheri_connolly,

Thank you very much for sharing your experience with us. We are pleased to know that as a seasoned traveler yourself, you are happy with the quality of services and arrangement we have provided.

We do our best in choosing our suppliers to match our standard, from lodges, resorts, restaurants (etc). Therefore your feedback on G Tropical is very much appreciated as we know our guest's expectation are met.

Thank you again for your taking the time to share your experience with us and the recommendations. Hopefully we will see you again in the future on your next visit to Sabah-Borneo. Ryan beamed with pride on your fine commendations of him.

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