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.
- 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
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 Farmstay
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.
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!
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.
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.
Kiulu - Transfer out
Enjoy breakfast before departing back to Kota Kinabalu.
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.
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 578.00 /per person
Price valid from 01 April 2019 till 31 March 2020