About this tour
Perched beside a gentle waterfall and river that runs deep into the forest, the Bamboo Huts give you an amazing view of both the Bornean jungle and its countryside! Experience a wonderful stay that lets you enjoy Kiulu Valley’s beautiful nature as well as the rich cultural heritage of its local tribes.
- Stay overnight at one of the Bamboo Hut, a peaceful hut lying next to a stream and waterfall alcove
- Immerse yourself in local Sabahans’ way of life amidst the Bornean jungle
- Enjoy one of Malaysia’s most beautiful countryside views in Kiulu Valley, which has it all – golden paddy fields, rolling hills, great forests, and crystal-clear rivers
- Delicious, specially prepared local delicacies
- Cultural activities and performances
IncludedTours and transfers, accommodation with shared area and common bathroom, meals as specified and English Speaking guide.
Optional tour and items not mentioned.
Kota Kinabalu - Kiulu Valley
Begin your tour early in the morning, arriving at Kiulu Valley Hub at around 9am for a warm welcome and briefing about the tour. Then, you’ll proceed through a little bit of rough terrain to one of the Bamboo Hut, a beautiful cottage located just beside a mesmerising river. Here, your hosts will welcome you officially with traditional music, and will introduce you to several traditional activities throughout the morning, including fire-making, rice pounding, blowpipes, rampanau (stilt walking), slingshots, rattan weaving, and fish netting (if weather permits).
After some light refreshments, proceed to another bamboo-made home perched atop a gorgeous jungle paradise next to a gentle waterfall and stream. After some mouth-watering local delicacies as lunch and a relaxing break, in the afternoon your hosts will take you on a short trek to gather wild vegetables in the area, before returning to the hut for a demonstration of some local culinary processing such as the cleaning and cutting of tuhau (wild ginger endemic to Borneo). Be left at your own leisure from there until around 6.30pm, where you’ll get to enjoy some scrumptious dinner. Then, engage in listening to some local folk tales and pleasant conversation with your host family while enjoying the evening scenery, before tuning in for the night.
Kiulu Valley - Transfer out
Wake up for a hearty breakfast before departing at 9am to one of the villages where the locals will regale you with stories of the village’s legendary tempayan (traditional crock) known for the supposed medicinal and mystical properties of its contents. Stay refreshed under the tropical sun by drinking locally-made lemongrass and mint tea and sampling stingless bee honey, all while being entertained with a traditional Silat (a local martial art) performance.
Afterwards, depart for Kiulu Farmstay, before proceeding back to Kota Kinabalu – marking the end of your memorable stay at Kiulu Valley.
Things to Bring
Please bring along sun block lotion, personal toiletries and towel, insect repellent, hat, walking/trekking shoes, good grip sandal, drinking water bottle, swimming attire, camera and raincoat.
Borneo Eco Tours is moving towards a plastic-free environment, so, please join our movement by bringing your own refillable water bottle during your time with us.
MYR 478.00 /per person
Price valid from 01 April 2019 till 31 March 2020