Kota Kinabalu City Highlights

Tour Number

Activity Level



Religious Heritage, Local Experience, First Time Visitor, City


Kid Friendly: Yes. may not be suitable for infants but any child over the age of 3 is generally fine.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6



English (fluent), Cantonese (conversational), Malay (fluent), Mandarin (conversational), Taiwanese (conversational)

Visit the city within a rainforest, diversity in an urban setting

A short city tour that highlights the best that Kota Kinabalu has to offer including places of worships, iconic buildings and vibrant marketplaces.
Kota Kinabalu is a small but growing vibrant city with a mixture of different cultural and religious backgrounds. Amidst its growing urban landscape the heritage of a bygone era and tropical landscapes still abounds to captivate the attentive traveler.

This tour aims to showcase all this in a short time to give a peek into what its all about.


A free and easy way of getting to know the city. The itinerary is flexible but will generally be as follows:
Pick up from hotel/designated place.
Charter hire for a private tour of the city which will include:
Tun Mustapha Tower
City Mosque (Floating Mosque)
Signal Hill Observatory
Atkinson Clock Tower
Sabah State Museum.

Optional Points:
Handicraft Market Area
Water Villages
State Mosque.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Generally you will be met at your hotel or accommodation.

End location: Can be dropped of at the original meeting point or any place within the city limits.

Duration: 4 hours

As this is an outdoor tour, rain or extreme heat may affect the viability. The traffic may add some increased time but should not have any major impact.


Transport will be by private vehicle in either a sedan or MPV depending on the number or people. Both vehicles will be air conditioned.

What’s Included

Licensed Guide
City Map
Rain Coat
A Bottle of Water.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

200 Ringgit - May or may not incur any local payment. If any it will probably be just for personal expenses such as snacks or souvenirs.

What’s Extra

Entrance Fees
Amenities, ie. Toilet Fees, Clothing at Mosques.



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