A unique and completely off the tourist radar experience, Kiulu Farmstay is situated at Kiulu River, worthwhile for any travelers interested in becoming immersed in the local life of the Sabahans. This beautiful farmstay is a community based ecotourism project that acts as a catalyst for community development and capacity building. Tucked away in a beautiful valley with a selection of activities offered, this is a perfect holiday tailored for everyone.

Tour Highlights

  • 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
  • Jungle Trekking and interpretation by your local guide
  • Visit a local school
  • Give back to the locals of Kiulu through Community Development Contribution


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


    Optional tour and items not mentioned.

Pick up from hotel and drive 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, 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 offers you stunning landscapes of the scenic valley as you pass through a local school, 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.

Meals : Lunch and Dinner

After breakfast, head to a primary school for a quick tour around the school's premise. Thereafter, get energized with a jungle trek and experience picking local produce the local way. Make your way to the home of a villager to get your fill of delicious home-cooked lunch before participating in some handicraft making activities and traditional games. If weather permits, take a refreshing dip in the river to beat the heat and thereafter, it will be at leisure. After dinner, spend some time with the locals. Overnight at Fig Tree.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Enjoy breakfast before departing back to Kota Kinabalu.

Meals : Breakfast


MYR 670.00 per person twin share

MYR 190.00 single supplement (per person)


Validity Rates are valid for travel by 31 March 2024

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

Kiulu optional activities

If you're keen for more adventure and cultural experience, there are many optional activities for you to try such as quad biking and cultural activities. So be sure to ask your host!

Kiulu school gift

For the school visit activity, guests can buy gifts such as stationary to be donated to the school. The school is accessible from Monday-Friday when normal classes are being conducted. However, note that it will not be open for visitation during exam season.

Things to Bring

Please bring along sun block lotion, personal toiletries, 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.