Kinabalu National Park / Poring Hot Spring / Kundasang War Memorial


Tour Number

Activity Level



Hiking and Walking, Nature and Wildlife, Shore Excursion, Youth and Family


Kid Friendly: Yes. Scenic Tour, Educational, Adventurous

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 8



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

Day-Trip 10 hours - (Private Tour)

Kinabalu National Park is located some 2 hours from Kota Kinabalu. The journey takes on meandering mountain road with spectacular views of the Crocker Range.

This is probably the most spectacular national park in Malaysia. The star attraction, without a doubt, goes to the famed granite-clad Mount Kinabalu which officially stands at 4, 092 metres above sea level (though previously thought to have an elevation of 4, 101 metres).

The park headquarters boast quite a number of short hiking trails to enjoy the variety of plant species of the park. The biodiversity of this park is so impressive that Kinabalu National Park was accorded the UNESCO World Heritage Site status.

Next stop is Poring, 40km east of Mount Kinabalu, where visitors go for the Poring Hot Spring and Nature Reserve which houses both open-air and private cabin baths whose water contains sulphur that is known for its skin-curative properties. Canopy walk 40m high, nature trails, waterfall and gardens are to be explored.


The 88km journey starts early at 7am, (2 hours) ride through Crocker Mountain Range will lead us to Kundasang Town for a stop-over at the vegetable and fruits stalls. A visit to the Kundasang War Memorial, a tribute to the fallen WW2 soldiers from Australia & England before continue East 40km to Poring Hot Spring & Nature Reserve for sulphur hotbath or dipping in the pool. Bring along your hiking/walking shoe to explore & discover what's on the nature trail and dangling up on the tree-top canopy walk.

Lunch will be provided.

Next, Kinabalu National Park. At the Kinabalu Park Head Quarter, one can enjoy a leisure stroll along its nature trail or the Info Centre for some geographical knowledge. Visit the Visitor Registration Centre, home to various species of the flowering rhododendrons, carnivorous pitcher plants, orchids, ferns, oak trees and birds. The temperature at the park is around 14 - 25° C.

Late afternoon depart to Kota Kinabalu for guest drop-off at hotel.
End of Day-Tour

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: KK Hotel, Ferry Terminal, KK Airport, Others
7.00 AM - SHARP
(Lookout for ToursByLocals signage)

End location: KK Hotel, Ferry Terminal, KK Airport, Others

Duration: 10 hours

Start early to capture stunning mountain views (weather permitting), Full day activities and explorations ahead


Transport - SUV/Van, Air-Cond, Comfortable

What’s Included

Other: National Park Entrance Fee
Poring Hot Spring Entrance Fee
Vegetable/Fruits Market
Kundasang War Memorial
Canopy Walk Entrance Fee (Camera/Video Fee NOT included)
Lunch Provided
English Speaking Tour

Estimated Local Cash Needed

300 MYR - Souvenirs
Food / Drinks

What’s Extra

Other: What To Bring:
- Camera
- Swimming Attire / Towels / Toiletries
- Extra Clothings
- Comfortable Walking Shoe
- Flip-flop
- Sun-Block Lotion / Insect Repellant / Hat / Binocular

**Temperature up in the mountain can dropped to 15c-25c during the day, so please bring some warm clothing to cover up.

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Our guide, David, was exactly what we required. He is very experienced, extremely knowledgeable, speaks excellent English and has a really good sense of humour. For us he was the perfect guide!
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