Kinabalu Park and Poring Hot Springs
Huge price reduction. Our top-selling day trip covering both the Kinabalu Park World Heritage Site and the Poring Hotsprings. You won't have time to be bored as you explore the Kinabalu mountain gardens, learning about the fascinating plants all around you and experience Poring hot springs with either a dip at a Hot Springs bath or balance yourself on the treetop canopy walks.
Full Day Tour
We start our day with an early morning pickup from your Hotel before driving 2 hours overland to the foothills of Mt. Kinabalu at 5000ft. A brief stop at roadside stalls at Nabalu market where we'll browse local fruits in season and assorted handicrafts. A great place to take panorama photos of Mount Kinabalu before continuing our journey on towards Poring Hot Springs.
Upon your arrival, you'll be briefed by your guide with two options, either accompany the guide on a nature walk (550m) up to the canopy walkway or decide to have a dip in the Hot sulphur spring baths. Due to the limited time, you'll have to choose either one. After your activity, have a quick lunch at one of the few restaurants inside or outside the park (Lunch at own expense) or you can also bring along your own pack lunch. We'll meet together again at 1.30pm for our departure to Kinabalu Park.
There, we'll visit the Education Centre and Mountain Garden and if the weather permits, take a short stroll on one of the many nature trails. Learn about the wonderful flora of Kinabalu Park as your guide shares the many hidden delights you'll probably miss if you've come on your own. We depart Kinabalu Park at 3.30pm for our journey home, back to your hotel.
THINGS TO BRING: Please bring along your drinking water bottle, insect repellent, hat, walking shoes & raincoat. If you are planning to have a dip at the Hot Springs, please bring along your swimwear, towel and dry clothes.
Tours and transfers as specified, entrance fees and English speaking guide.
Camera fee, Video fee, Lunch and items not mentioned.
MYR 150 per person
Valid till 31 March 2018.
All rates are inclusive of 6% GST.
We had a excelent day and tour with Osman and William.We will give you the feedback when we go back home, in 10 days, because we cannot open the link from our portable device. For sure, we will recommand your agency to our friends. Thank you for all.
Best regards and JUMPA LAGI,
Claudia Laura Mosoarca, Romania, 02-Mar-2017
We just want to give a short Feedback regarding the Tour. We had a really great day! the Guide and driver were very good and friendly and we got a lot of interesting Information. All in all we are very happy that we did this tour with you!
Thanks and Best wishes
Janina Karthaus , Germany, 18 Feb 2017
Our guide Osman really made it into a very enjoyable time for us. Saw heaps there was plenty of time for photo stops never felt rushed. Great company very reliable.
StuJenelle, Australia, October 2016
We booked three tours with Borneo Eco Tours before arriving in Borneo. The services offered by the booking team were fantastic. I asked a number of questions and received quick, helpful responses throughout the booking process. The website is also great with lots of information . Once booked I was provided with a booklet on things to do in advance and what to take on each tour - this confirmed the reviews I had read online that BET is an established, well organised business.
Mount Kinabalu Day Trip: We were collected by Adam (tour guide) with another guide driving the bus. We were provided with a pack and detailed itinerary of all our trips. There were two pairs on the tour so only four in the minibus. Adam provided us with lots of information about KK as we departed the city and proceeded to drive to Mt Kinabalu. We stopped at a market for a look / fruit stop / toilet stop en route. We got some good photos there. Our travel companions for the day were nature enthusiasts and had expressed an interest in seeing the biggest flower so we built this into the day. Also visited the treetop canopy walk (worth it), sulphar baths (didn't go in but don' think we missed out) and the botanical garden at Mt Kinabalu. Adam was so full of knowledge about the plants and wildlife - we were super impressed.
Quad Biking: Again collected at the hotel lobby at the designated time by Jason and Melvin. Driven out to Kiuli for the Quad Biking where we were greeted by Jo. This is a community project and provides Jo and his family with income and involves his local community. Quad bikes were new and clean. Good helmets and googles. There were four on our tour and we covered 20km on road off-road. Jo was fab, really caring and making sure that we were all comfortable going down awkward hills etc. At the end of the tour we were given noodles and juice that his aunt had made us. It really felt like part of the community. There was a random aussie chap on the bus home that wasn't explained who he was but we fell asleep almost immediately. A good way to see the countryside that you wouldn't ordinarily get to see.
3D 2N Borneo Eco-Lodge Tour: Wow. Collected at our hotel by Fernando who was super informative about the orangatuns and asked if I was a model so that obviously helped. Met the rest of the group at Sepilok for Orangatuns. Watched an interesting video about their plight, watched the feeding and headed to the nursery. Very well organised. Sun bear sanctuary next which was ace - they were so active!! Buffet lunch at the Sabah Hotel which was actually very good with lots of choice. We opted for the slightly cheaper option so were bussed to the Lodge whereas the rest of the group (20 people) were taken on boat. Bus had wifi and we were collected by a speedboat for the final 10 minutes. This worked to our advantage as we had a private bus and a private speedboat. Warmly greeted at the lodge which has been awarded a national geographic prize for unique lodges of the world. Room was great, comfy beds and a good bathroom but air con only during the day. Lots of unique crafts int he room which could be purchased. First river cruise in the pm with leaf monkey's, probscisos monkey's and hornbills seen. We had the official tour guide To steering our boat and he was knowledgeable and interesting. We understand the other half of the group didn;t have as good a guide. Food at the lodge was very good with variety. We bought some drinks from the bar and although slightly more expensive than the centre of KK or Sandakan these were not expensive by any means. We did the night cruise and would recommend as it offers a different dynamic to the cruising. You do have some spare time / time to yourself between the morning and afternoon cruises so bring a book / pack of cards. Orangutans happened to arrive in the garden of the lodge so To escorted us all out to see. Back into Sandakan for lunch, rain forest discovery centre and war memorial. All very interesting and we saw more orangutans in the wild.
Tour company are honestly fab and I would not hesitate to book another tour with them.
Caroline S, , October 2016
I recently did an overnight tour with Borneo Eco Tours into Kinabalu National Park - it was fantastic!
The booking process and inquiries were very easy and all of my emails were replied to very quickly - thanks Tommy!!
My tour included the Poring Hot Springs, a canopy walk, viewing and swimming at a waterfall, natural fish foot spa, war memorial and walks in the Kinabalu National Park. It was wonderful.
My guide - Sheila - was fantastic!! She was extremely friendly and as I was traveling by myself made me feel very welcome and comfortable! She was very knowledgeable and had great English. Thank you Sheila!!
I wish I had booked a longer tour with these guys - highly recommend to everyone.
becy_m, Australia, July 2016
Started up with 4 days Rainforest Eco Lodge, Kt Kinabalu and Turtle, ended up in letting Eco arrange hotel in KK before and after totally 9n/10d. All worked perfectly from pick up airport to send to airport. Thanks to drivers, guides and especially Cindy who arranged everything. Will definitely choose Eco again if come to Borneo, which might come true, as Sabah much better than expected.
bmp0809, Denmark, February 2016
We had an excellent two days with Borneo Eco Tours. They are a very professional company and everything was organised very well. All our guides were prompt, efficient, friendly and knowledgeable.
I particularly recommend the day tour of Kinabalu Park. We had a great day and our guide Felix had a great knowledge of all the wildlife and plant species, he was constantly spotting birds and explaining things to us. He even spotted us a Giant Squirrel at Poring Hot Springs which was an excellent sighting!
I would not hesitate in recommending this company to friends and family.
Joanna M, United Kingdom, February 2016
First of all I like to thank you for all the recommendations and arrangements. Nearly everything worked out very well and the trip exceeded our expectations. We had a wonderful time and consider ourselves to be very lucky, having seen orang utans, elephants, turtles and many other monkeys, birds etc. We also enjoyed and appreciated the guidance provided by your staff, in particular Stephen in Sukau Rainforest Lodge and Adam in Kota Kinabalu.
Mirko Trefz, German, 23 Aug - 6 Sept 2015
I wanted to write and thank you for the trip you organised for me in Borneo last month. I was very impressed indeed by Borneo ecotours and in particular by the care of the guides (esp Adrian, Fernando and Sheila). Please convey my thanks to them. I really hope to return to Borneo. All the best!
Cariad Astles, United Kingdom, 19 -25 July 2015
I wish to provide your company some feedback regarding our recent experience in Sabah.
I can not recommend highly enough the services of Borneo Eco-Tours for any one considering a holiday to Sabah. The opportunity to customise our itinerary was the original factor which drew us to the company. Having now completed our trip, I can say that the level of service in all aspects was outstanding. We are especially pleased to have worked with Jeremy to include the Australian War Memorial in Sandakan, and other commemorative spots in KK.
Our guides and drivers in Kota Kinnablu, Sepilok & Sandakan were all knowledgeable & professional. Adrian, Sheila & Lawrence in Kota Kinabalu ensured we experienced a great deal of the area in our very short time. We even managed to sight a Rafflesia in flower! I should also mention Captain Riswan in Sandakan, and our other drivers & boat staff to & from Sepilok for their courteous and efficient customer service. All accommodation and transportation was of a high standard.
However, without a doubt our guide Hamit in Sandakan & Sepilok was exceptional and ensured all passengers thoroughly enjoyed their experiences. He is an outstanding ambassador for the company. He is truly professional in his field, and what a great “office” to work in! His efforts & dedication truly made our trip memorable.
Since returning to Australia, I have happily passed onto family & friends information regarding Sabah, encouraging them to visit and recommending the services of Borneo Eco-Tours & Sukau Rainforest Lodge.
I look forward to an opportunity to undertake another adventure with Borneo Eco-Tours in the future.
Warmest Regards & Sincere Thanks
Lynne Carol Rumley, Australia, 7 - 13 February 2015