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“Really good experience and nice guide”

Proboscis Monkey River Cruise
Certificate of Excellence
Denpasar, Indonesia
1 review
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“Really good experience and nice guide”
Reviewed 2 August 2014

We booked the trip on last minute and didn't even know what we should expect. But the whole trip was a nice surprice. It takes about two hours from Kita Kinabalu to get to a place where you'll have a snack and after the first cruise they'll serve you dinner. After dinner (after sunset) you will sail to a few trees where fireflies live. It was amazing, I have never seen this before.
They (in my case Diverse Borneo) can't promise you, which animals you will see (it makes sense, they are wild and can do whatever they want), but we saw three kinds of monkeys (macaques, proboscis monkeys, and some silver ones) and in the evening there were water buffaloes.
Our guide was very helpful and know many things about the river and animals, which we saw.
So, after this experience, I must recommend this trip to others. Enjoy...

Visited July 2014
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“great experience”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

My husband and I did this tour on July 14th. A mini bus picked us up from the hotel (along with another couple) around 2pm. There was a driver and a guide(who spoke excellent English). It is a two hour drive to the place we had to go to. The mini van only had lap sash belts and at the pace they drive on the roads I would have preferred to have over the shoulder belts. That aside, after a "hairy" ride, we arrived safely at our destination and were served afternoon tea. Then around 5pm we put on life jackets and got into our long boats for a great tour along the jungle lined water. We did see lizards and proboscis monkeys as well as other monkeys and then arrived about an hour or so later back at the jetty. We were then served dinner and after that again departed in the boats in the darkness to see the fireflies and there were plenty of them around. It was a magical experience indeed. We then departed and arrived back at the hotel around 9.45 pm. The tour cost around$85 each from memory. We really enjoyed the whole adventure.

Visited July 2014
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“Big nose .”
Reviewed 19 July 2014

It took us a while to find a large group but we eventually did so, I think they're pretty, shy & caring to others. It was good to see the big noses in there natural habitat.
Dinner between the two cruises was great local food.
Fireflies cruise was good my husband had never seen them before,amazing.

Visited July 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Tamau Cilipadi Village and river cruise”
Reviewed 11 July 2014

Visited two villages, took two boats, one to see proboscis monkeys, one to see fireflies, both great but latter was one of the stand out moments of our whole trip, the fire flies were simply awesome. Food was great (kids favourite) and people lovely. Booked through exotic borneo.

Visited July 2014
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“Difficult to see monkeys, magical fireflies, average dinner”
Reviewed 21 April 2014

We did the authentic adventure river cruise on the Klias river. Check this website to learn more about the different river sites. http://lostborneo.wordpress.com/2009/01/08/garama-klias-or-weston/

The fireflies were worth the price of admission but the package deal is pretty fabulous. Was offered a group rate. Try to get on a smaller boat if possible for greater access to the shores of monkeys. And be sure to read the posters before the cruise- got won't get much info on the actual tour.

Visited April 2014
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