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“It was fine, if not for the rain”

Proboscis Monkey River Cruise
Certificate of Excellence
Hong Kong
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“It was fine, if not for the rain”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2013

It took 2 hours drive from our hotel (shangri-la Tanjung Aru) to get there. Saw some Proboscis Monkeys. The Guide said it was dark after rain so could not view clearly and difficult to take pictures.

The sunset was quite nice.

We set off to see fireflies after dinner but it rained heavily after 5 minutes. So we needed to cut short the trip. The fireflies were shinning like Christmas lighting, quite different from what I saw near the Shangri-la Rasa Ria. But well, I only have the weather to blame.

Tips:
(1) bring binoculars as the monkeys are usually far away.
(2) bring raincoat / windbreaker. Umbrella doesn't work on boat.
(3) if you plan to do this visit, you may as well check the location of your hotel. If your hotel is more southern, it probably takes less time to get there.
(4) book in advance online. We booked through the travel agency in hotel and it is about 20 RM more expensive.

Visited November 2013
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Russian first
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English first
Perth, Australia
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185 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“A long drive to see not very much”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2013

Takes ages to get out of KK as traffic is very heavy at all times of the day. Saw only 3 monkeys in the trees and they were so far away, they could have been anything. Average supper was provided then off to see the fireflies. They were magnificent and really fascinating. Then a long trip back in the dark to KK. We also booked a Mt Kinabalu and hot springs tour with this company (Grand Kinabalu tours). The drive to each place was similar. One or the other would suffice. If we knew what we know now, we would have only done the monkey tour and given the hot springs a miss. The guide/driver only does the minimum, no information on the monkeys, wildlife or plants. Just a driver and no local information. On both of the tours we were a mixed group. 2 germans, one Russian and 2 Australians (us) on first tour, and second tour a mixture of chinese, Japanese, Korean and 2 Australians. Hard to give a commentary I suppose with such a mixed bunch.

Visited November 2013
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Somamriva del Bosco
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“An interest discovery of wildlife from a different perspective”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

The cruise was really interesting and a different way to discover this amazing nature. We had the chance to see many different monkey (very close to us), some birds, some snakes, Some of us also saw a crocodile but it was too fast for me! A relaxing and interesting experience.

Visited August 2013
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