Kiulu Valley Farmstay
Situated by the Kiulu River is the beautiful Kiulu Farmstay, a community based ecotourism project that acts as a catalyst for community development and capacity building. Stay in this rustic ecolodge and enjoy a variety of outdoor adventure activities. No matter what type of getaway you seek – whether it is a romantic couples retreat, an educational family holiday filled with unforgettable memories or a group getaway, Kiulu Farmstay is the place to be.
- Stay at the Fig Tree ecolodge
- Enjoy a relaxing village walk
- Try paddy planting and rice processing, rubber tapping, blow pipe and other local activities
- Get to know the locals and their culture
Expected time of departure: 0900hrs
Pick up from hotel and drive approximately 45 minutes to countryside with a quick stop at Tamparuli Suspension Bridge and the nearby local market, passing the scenic view of the Kiulu Valley. Upon arrival at the Fig Tree in Kampung Mantob, you will be greeted with a warm welcome and briefed on the program of the day by our local guide. Thereafter, try your hand at some cultural activities such as traditional rice processing, blow pipe, rice planting and rubber tapping before lunch. After enjoying your scrumptious traditional lunch, proceed 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 before returning back to The Fig Tree. If time and weather permits, take a dip in the sensationally cooling Kiulu River. After dinner, have a good chat with the local people about the village history and folktales before retiring to bed. Overnight at the Fig Tree. (Lunch and Dinner)If you're keen for more adventure and cultural experience, there are many optional activities for you to try such as quad biking, cycling, water tubing and cultural activities. So be sure to ask your host!
Enjoy breakfast before departing back to Kota Kinabalu. (Breakfast)
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.
Tours and transfers, accommodation with shared area and common bathroom, meals as specified and English Speaking guide.
Optional tour and items not mentioned
MYR 385 per person
Single Supplement : MYR 85 per person
Rates are valid from 01 April 2018 till 31 March 2019 and inclusive of 6% GST.
Effective 1st September 2017, foreign guests will be charged a flat rate of RM10 per room per night for all Tourism Tax (TTx) registered hotel classifications in Malaysia.
i have to admit that when i first found out there would be no mobile reception and TV i was worried on how to keep a 2 and 6 year old entertained! but i decided that i needed to breakaway from that connectivity and reconnect without these technology devices. upon reaching the area, we crossed a suspension / hanging bridge. the kids found that amusing. then when they descended from the bridge, they ran around like wild chickens. when we approached the fig tree i was actually impressed how compact yet complete it was. we decided to do half and half for food - cook and also enjoy the local dishes which could be ordered. we went to the river for a dip, fed the fish in the pond, played with the local musical instruments, did a slight trek in vain to find a buffalo (don't make promises you can't keep to kids - so i learnt). we found the village buffaloes bathing in mud and owh gosh the kids were ecstatic. at night, we had an early dinner. Helenna (who prepared our food) and Aryl (our guide) stayed on to play and chat with us and the kids. by 9pm, we called it a night. the area is so calming and it really did give me a sense of peace. would i return? yes. how would i vacay there again?with friends! Imagine having a private space all to yourself and friends, BBQing and just enjoying the night. Now there are only 2 rooms, but you can camps comfortable in the shaded area. I would also have done Quad Biking but didn't have enough time for that.
breakaway and get away.
here at the kiulu farmstay
Cassie F, , Sept 2017
If you want to get away from it all then this is the place for you. I loved my stay at Kiulu and my host Saidin did everything possible to make me feel welcome. The food was delicious and authentic and I really enjoyed the village tour. Thank you Saidin for playing the gongs as I walked across the bridge into the farm stay :) Make sure you include this little hidden piece of paradise on your travels in Sabah.
Megs_Again, Australia, March 2017
I have compiled a trip report from our lovely Sabah trip earlier this year and you can post it on your website if you like. Please send our warmest regards to Maldin and Ron as well as I do not have their e-mails.
Hazwan - many thanks again for excellent guidning and company and for us the pictures aids in recalling many of the fine moments we shared in your fantastic nature.
Take care, Klas
Klas Radberg , Sweden, 29 Jan-16 Feb 2017
Did a 15 day tour of Sarawak and Sabah and in every detail Eco tours were tantastic. Great drivers and guides for whom nothing was too much trouble. Wonderful hotels, all centrally located, and great food everywhere we went. Special mention to Sheila in KK whose knowledge and enthusiasm were astounding. From first email to last drop off a truely wondertul experience. Thank you
casper16167, United Kingdom, March 2016
Agency very easy to get in touch, very good service, very open and great host family. Food of great quality and variety every day.
Ole Hall, Denmark, January 2014