This very unique homestay offers basic and peaceful accommodation with calming views of lush green paddy fields, forests and undulating mountain ridges. Treat yourself a perfect and ideal gateway and soak yourself in the ambience of natural grandeur in this unforgettable journey to the valley of the mist, the Kiulu Valley.

Tour Highlights

  • Experience staying with a local family and learn their culture
  • Enjoy playing local games
  • Try paddy planting and rice processing, rubber tapping, blow pipe and other local activities
  • Get to know the locals and their culture
  • Give back to the locals of Kiulu through Community Development Contribution


Tour and transfers, homestay programs, Community Development Contribution (CDC), accommodation with shared area and common bathroom, meals as specified.


    Optional tour and items not mentioned.

Pick up from hotel and journey 45 minutes to the countryside with a quick stop at Tamparuli Suspension Bridge and the nearby local market, passing the scenic view of the Kiulu Valley. Upon arrival, be greeted by your host family and briefed on the homestay programme. Enjoy scrumptious lunch cooked and served by your host family, then it is time to immerse yourself with the local culture and tradition by participating in the demonstration of the local games and activities such as rice pounding and sieving, blow pipe, handcrafts making, traditional fishing, play local games (Rampanau) and musical instruments with dance (gong and Sumazau). Proceed to take a village walk, offering stunning landscapes of the scenic valley as you pass through paddy fields, plantations and fruit orchards. After dinner have a good chat with your host family about the village history and folktales before retiring to bed.

Meals : Lunch and Dinner

Wake up and enjoy the quaint cool morning before setting off on a morning walk. Proceed to the highest point to (500 meters above sea level) to view the surrounding area. If weather permits the guests might be lucky to see the sacred Mount Kinabalu. Have a quick breakfast before departing back to Kota Kinabalu.

Meals : Breakfast


MYR 496.00 per person twin share


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 homestay additional night

Itinerary for additional day on Day 02 MYR 165 per pax (optional)

After breakfast, get ready to set off for a jungle trekking at Gaman Kapur Trail for approximately 2 hours with a chance to do rubber tapping. Thereafter, enjoy lunch before taking a dip at the sensationally cooling water of Mantob waterfall. After dinner, return to host family house for overnight stay. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

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.