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“Kinabalu Park, Poring & Tanjong Aru Trip”

Exotic Borneo Travel Management
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Ranked #27 of 77 Tours in Kota Kinabalu
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Exotic Borneo Travel Management is based in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo and licensed by the Malaysian Tourism board. Over 40 years of service, we are fully experienced in handling more than 1000+ passengers per day. Exotic Borneo is also the only Ground Handler in Borneo with Public Liability Insurance of (RM1,000,000) for Sabah, Brunei and Sarawak. We specialize in Mount Kinabalu treks to conquer the summit, white water rafting, off the beaten trek through our forest and special interest groups such as bird watching, garden groups and corporate team building. Our Motto is "Commitment to Excellence" which is reflected by the letter of recommendations from our satisfied customers. Tour Desks at Shang-Rila Rasa Ria Resort and Shang-Rila Tanjung Aru ready to serve you or your clients. We are coordinators that enjoy creativity, improving on existing products and perfection in organizing to ensure customer satisfaction.
Singapore, Singapore
1 review
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“Kinabalu Park, Poring & Tanjong Aru Trip”
Reviewed 30 November 2012

Exotic Borneo put together a custom 5-day package to Kinabalu Park and Tanjong Aru for our group of 6 adults at very short notice with quiet efficiency over a brief exchange of emails. Two of us in our group are siblings, and we wanted to give our elderly parents (in their 80s) a relaxing holiday. Before the trip, we had concerns about our parents' limited mobility and whether they were up to the proposed program. But we needed not have worried. We had a really great time, right from the moment that we were greeted by our irrepressibly cheerful guide Jennifer and driver Ackmal at the airport.

Jennifer and Akmal were especially sensitive to the needs and abilities of our elderly parents. Both were endlessly patient. Jennifer never pushed anything on us and instead used the 2-hour drive up from the airport to Kinabalu Park chatting with us to find out what interested us most (not easy, as we had very diverse interests), and reshaped the tour program on the fly to best accommodate us. She discovered that three of us were especially keen on seeing a giant Rafflesia flower in full bloom, so it was that we got to see a Rafflesia keithii in full bloom at Poring!

In sum, all of us (and certainly our elderly parents) had a trip which will leave us with many fond memories. We certainly hope to be back.

Visited November 2012
4 Thank Terry K
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Singapore, Singapore
1 review
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“Mt Kinabalu/Poring Springs rainforest Day Tour”
Reviewed 26 July 2012

We made a day trip to Mt Kinabalu/Poring and it is a highly recommended trip for visitors to KK,especially for those with limited time. Our trip was made more memorable with the professional services of Exotic Borneo.

The guide and driver arrived punctually and were very professional throughout the trip. The guide(Sharon) was knowledgeable and shared many local anecdotes and history and also helped us with photo taking when we made a stop at Nabalu. She also accompanied us on the walk through the Poring rainforest and ensured our safety. The experienced driver accomodated our requests to make several stops on route home. Will definitely engage their services when we next visit KK.

Visited June 2012
1 Thank F_Seow
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“No knowledge and no experience Tour Guide!”
Reviewed 12 July 2012

Join one of their tours and was guided by a tour guide with no knowledge. Most of the time keeping quiet and one time was sleeping!

The good thing is Sabah is beautiful, it is a waste that not run by a professional company.

Visited June 2012
1 Thank RobIkawat
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, Owner at Exotic Borneo Travel Management, responded to this review, 13 July 2012
Dear RobIkawat

Thank you for your review however we do not seem to have a record of your booking. Is it possible for your to email to me at sales@exborneo.com to give me further details on your tour. It would be greatly appreciated as you are the second person that have written in trip advisor indicating such bad service but we have no record. I am just thinking it could be someone using our company name to sell tours or either our name is mistaken with another company. Based on the review you have written on the hotels, I am presuming that you stayed at Eden hotel and Gaya Center. Our records shows no pick up from either of these two hotels as well in the month of June.

Your kind assistance would be greatly appreciated for us to investigate further what is going on.
We treat all comments very seriously and our guides are all professionally trained with license from the Ministry of Tourism.

Warmest regards
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“Great tour through Sabah with Exotic Borneo !”
Reviewed 28 June 2012

We went on tour through Sabah during one week in June 2012 with Exotic Borneo. We had one guide,Nick, from Kota Kinabalu to the region of Mt Kinabalu. Then another guide, Jenny, and Jeff, the driver, to visit the region of the River Kinabatangan and Sandakan. It was a wonderful experience and we thank them very much for their professional and friendly services. They were always on time and tried to satisfy our wishes. They provided us with a lot of information about the country, the animals and their environment. We don't hesitate to recommend Exotic Borneo and his team !

Visited June 2012
4 Thank Hugues883
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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great trip !”
Reviewed 27 January 2012

We went to KK to climb Mt Kinnabalu. The trip was well organized and the guides were very helpful and knowledgeable. Didn't know we overpaid, until the agent informed us! Overall a great trip!

Visited August 2011
3 Thank Yindee1234
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