Klias River Cruise


Half Day
Coach, Cruise
Tour Type:
Daily Tour
Group size:
Min 2 pax

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River cruises are becoming an increasingly popular way to explore and appreciate the natural beauty of Sabah, especially in the biodiversity-rich mangrove ecosystems. In this tour, you will board two river cruises, one in the late afternoon, and another after dark.

With the assistance of expert guides, you will go on a lookout to spot the rare proboscis monkey, with its large pendulous nose and long thick tail. These monkeys can only be found in Borneo, and generally live in organised groups comprising a dominant adult male, a few adult females and their offspring. Female proboscis monkeys have a smaller nose and are about half the size of male monkeys. Other than the proboscis monkey, possible sightings include a variety of birds, long tailed macaque monkeys, silver languor and if you are lucky, even crocodiles.

You will end your half day outing with a stunning spectacle of fireflies, lighting up the riverbanks and congregated on the trees. It always feels quite magical to sit silently in the darkness and watch.

Package Inclusions

  • Return land transfers (Kota Kinabalu city hotel – seat in coach)
  • Hi-Tea & dinner at the jetty
  • 2 x River cruise
  • English speaking guide

Things to Bring & Wear

  • Comfortable attire (Recommended: T-shirt & long pants/jeans)
  • Walking shoes/sandals
  • Insect repellent
  • Sun hat or cap
  • Sunblock lotion
  • Raincoat/umbrella (in case of rain)


01.45pm - 02.00pm : Pick up from respective city hotel and proceed to Kota Klias jetty. The 2-hour journey will pass through small towns, paddy fields and villages.

04.00pm : Upon arrival at the jetty, coffee/tea and local traditional cakes will be served.

04.45pm : Board first river cruise in search of the odd-nosed monkeys of Borneo - the Proboscis Monkeys.

06.00pm : Return to the jetty while enjoying the spectacular sunset. Upon arrival at the jetty, a hearty dinner will be served overlooking the Klias River.

06.50pm : As darkness sets in, board your second river cruise to witness nature's display of Christmas lights - the fireflies (subject to weather conditions).

07.30pm : Estimated to end tour and depart for Kota Kinabalu.

09.30pm : Estimated to arrive at Kota Kinabalu for transfer back to respective hotel.