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Klias Wetland River Cruise / Firefly Sightings - Private Tour


Tour Number

Activity Level



Nature and Wildlife, Youth and Family


Kid Friendly: Yes. Educational, Nature Awareness

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 8



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

Day-Trip 7 hours (Depart at 1400pm)

Klias Wetland near Beaufort Town, this wonderful day trip; located about 130km from Kota Kinabalu. It's about 2 hour ride from Kota Kinabalu under normal weather/traffic condition.

The highlight of this tour is ~ of course, seeing the remarkable Proboscis Monkey in the wild! Seeing the bizarre monkey with their natural behaviors in the mangroves is truly a wonderful experience.

Besides, having the opportunity to see the Proboscis Monkey, one may also get the chance to see variety of birds, the common Macaque gathering in large numbers, sighting of the rare Silver Langur, large group of water buffalo and if you're lucky enough, you may see a crocodile in the river bank.

After a delightful Malaysian dinner, you will see witness a breathtaking view of Fireflies lighten up the mangrove tree at the Klias river. A gift from nature, before you leave the wonderful place.



1400 hrs - Pick from Hotel at lobby (Kota Kinabalu Town)
Depart to the Southwestern part of Sabah. Journey takes roughly 1hr 45mins.
1545 hrs - Upon arrival, coffee & tea will be served with some local cake made by the local people.
1630 hrs - On board comfortable fiberglass boat - Cruise down for almost 2 hrs in search for wildlife such as the Proboscis monkeys, long-tail Macaque, birds and many others.

Experience the river cruise in a wetland area to view wildlife and nature surrounding.

1830 hrs - Enjoy a sumptuous Malaysian dinner and enjoy the calls of cicadas and other insects during the evening.
1930 hrs - Catch the glimpse of fireflies slowly lighting up and decorating the mangrove trees.
2130 hrs - Estimated arrival to Kota Kinabalu.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Pick-Up at KK Hotel, Ferry Terminal, KK Airport, Others
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End location: Drop-Off at KK Hotel, Ferry Terminal, KK Airport, Others

Duration: 8 hours


Transportation - Air-Cond Vehicle, Fibre-Glass Boat River Cruise

What’s Included

Other: Transportation Transfer
English Speaking Guide
Light Refreshments
Boat River Cruise
Malaysian Dinner (Buffet style).

What’s Extra

Other: **Minimum 2-Persons to go
**Single Traveler Booking charged at minimum 2 person price.

Camera, Insect repellent, raincoat, cap or hat, binocular, sun glasses, torchlight, raincoat, and sunscreen. Use good walking shoes and comfortable cotton T-shirt or long sleeve shirt and long or short pant.

*Telephoto/zoom lens needed to get perfect pictures closeup of wildlife.

A Recent Review of this tour

Just perfect! The tour fulfilled our expectations completely. David kept every promise, was punctual at all times and has excellent manners. He is an incredibly knowledgeable guide, and his information about nature and wildlife helped us to enjoy the beautiful scenery even more. And we have a strong wish to come back to see more…. Thank you David for wonderful days in Sandakan and Kota Kinabalu. Eveline & Hanspeter
Hanspeter A.

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