Overview

Hidden beside a beautiful waterfall alcove and lying next to gorgeous crystal river, homes made of earthly bamboo beckon. Immerse yourself in the surroundings of the Bamboo Huts, located within the misty forests of Kiulu Valley. Experience a wonderful stay that lets you enjoy Kiulu Valley’s beautiful nature as well as the rich cultural heritage of its local tribes.

Tour Highlights

  • Stay overnight at one of Kiulu’s Bamboo Huts, a peaceful hut lying next to a stream and waterfall alcove
  • Visit Kiulu Farmstay, a community-based ecotourism project
  • Take a dip in the sensationally cooling waters of Kiulu River
  • 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
  • Give back to the locals of Kiulu through Community Development Contribution

Includes

Tours and transfers, Community Development Contribution (CDC), accommodation with shared area and common bathroom, meals as specified, and English Speaking guide.

Excludes

    Optional tour and items not mentioned.

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.

Meals : Lunch and Dinner

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 drinks and sampling stingless bee honey, all while being entertained with a traditional Silat (a local martial art) performance.

Afterwards, depart for Kiulu Farmstay, where you’ll be having lunch with the locals. Then, try your hand at some cultural activities such as rice processing, paddy planting, and rubber tapping, before proceeding for a for a leisure village walk which would offer you stunning landscapes of the scenic valley as you pass through a local school, lush paddy fields, and a hanging bridge. If time and weather permits, you can even take a dip in the sensationally cooling Kiulu River before making your way back to the Bamboo Hut.

Return to the Bamboo Hut, have your delicious dinner, and once again enjoy the beautiful night-time scenery while spending the evening chatting with your host family, before getting some well-earned rest.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Rise up early in the morning for some breakfast, before departing to Kiulu Valley Hub and afterwards back to Kota Kinabalu – marking the end of your memorable adventure in the magical hilly forests of Kiulu Valley.

Meals : Breakfast

Rates

MYR 770.00 per person twin share

Notes

Validity Rates are valid for travel by 31 Dec 2022

Availability This tour runs everyday. Prior booking required.

Children Discount This is a kid friendly tour, discount is applicable to children based on their birth year and following room sharing policy in certain property. Contact our consultant to know more.

Transfer Inclusion This tour package rates include pick-up and drop-off from Kota Kinabalu Airport or city hotel in Kota Kinabalu. Additional charge per person applies for pick-up and drop-off outside this area and pick up time may vary.

Additional Notes

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.

Bring Your Own Bottle

Borneo Eco Tours is moving towards a single-use plastic free environment! So, please join our movement by bringing your own refillable water bottle during your time with us. Our vans and coaches are prepared with water containers so that you can refill your bottle anytime throughout the tour.

Double or Twin Bed

Double or twin bed cannot be guaranteed and are subject to availability upon check in.