Kiulu Valley Homestay
Tour Name
2 Days 1
Minimum Travellers
Kota Kinabalu Airport or city hotel in Kota Kinabalu
Pick up point


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.
Day 1

Kota Kinabalu - Kiulu Farmstay - Homestay

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.

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!

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)

Meals : Lunch and Dinner
Day 2

Kiulu - Transfer out

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

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.

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.


MYR 405.00 /per person

Price valid from 01 April 2019 till 31 March 2020

Note on Travel Insurance

Customers are encouraged to purchase their own travel insurance before travelling to Borneo. We recommend you to select a travel insurance policy that covers not only your medical expenses (including emergency repatriation) but also personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage. Doing so can prevent major disruptions and additional costs.

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