Top 10 Things to do in Sabah

Kota Kinabalu being the main part of this truly divine and exotic tourist place is sure to make your holiday a truly mind boggling and ecstatic experience. Be ready to be overwhelmed by the mass departure of tourist attractions, waiting to welcome you to a place not less than a heaven on earth. The picturesque sights and lovely beauty exceed one’s imagination and are a fabulous presentation of the spotless beauty of nature, so flawlessly set against the scarlet skies and thin wisps of clouds, giving it a perfect postcard look.Mother Nature firmly does touch the soul and sedate it from within, which is why the state capital of Sabah, Kota Kinabalu is such a look after tourist spot. This mesmerizing city encompasses the serenity at the top of Mount Kinabalu to the depths of the oceans showcasing one of the most beautiful underwater life with the world’s biggest biodiversity and coral reefs, beautiful islands and clean sandy beaches.

1. 2-Day Climb to Mount Kinabalu Summit

Spend 2 days climbing to the peak of Mount Kinabalu. The tallest mountain on the island of Borneo, it’s actually considered to be one of the painless climbs in the world. Enjoy the terrific landscape of the UNESCO-listed National Park, marveling at the tremendous biodiversity.

Day 1: Get picked up from your hotel in Kota Kinabalu and leave for Kinabalu Park. Pick up a packed lunch at Balsam Restaurant meet your tour guide at Park HQ. Take a bus to Timpohon Gates, and then start your trek up to 10,735 feet (3,272 m) at Laban Rata. Stay overnight at a lodge at Pana Laban.

Day 2: Leave from the lodges in the early morning and head for the peak. Make it to the top of Mount Kinabalu in time for the sunrise, enjoying a short viewing of the fantastic panoramic scenery. Afterward, go down to Laban Rata, and back to Timpohon Gate, taking a bus to the Park HQ. Receive a certificate commemorating your summit, and from there, relax on a transfer back to Kota Kinabalu.

2. 2-Day Climb to Mount Trusmadi Via Tambunan


Take a 2-day trek up Mount Trusmadi, the second-highest mountain in Malaysia, hiking a total of 6 miles (9.8 km). Esteem the stunning array of vegetation that covers the mountains varied climates, and enjoys a wonderful panoramic viewpoint at the top.

Day 1: Drive to Mount Trusmadi from Kota Kinabalu, taking a 4-wheel-drive vehicle from to the rugged admission point to the mountain. Hike from the trailhead and continue until reach at the summit house, and then continue on to the summit. Enjoy a ridiculous panorama, admiring the summit scrub and views of Mount Kinabalu in the distance. Return to the summit house and spend the night.

Day 2: After breakfast,go down back to the Base Camp, where you meet your transfer back to Kota Kinabalu. Relax as you reflect on your admirable accomplishments.

3. 3-Day Maliau Basin Trekking


Spend 3 days in one of Borneo’s great remaining wilderness zones with a hiking excursion to the spectacular Maliau Basin. Bounded by frightening escarpment reaching to 5,500 feet (1,675 m) above sea level, the basin offers a virtually self-contained ecosystem with an array of pristine forest.

Day 1 :An overland transfer from Kota Kinabalu brings you to the Maliau Basin, where you set out for a gentle hike on the Nature Trail. After dark, a drive takes you in search of some nocturnal animals before you go away to a cozy chalet for the night.

Day 2: Set off on a 4.6-mile (7.5-km) trek that takes you to the rim of the basin and through the untouched rainforest to reach the Nepenthes Camp. Another hike brings you to Giluk Falls, and beyond that you can reach the misty cascades of Takob Akob Falls before you return to the camp for your overnight stay.

Day 3: A 6-mile trek brings you back to Agathis Camp. Stop for a packed lunch at any rest station before you arrive for your overland transfer back to Kota Kinabalu.

4. 3-Day Salt Trail Trek At Crocker  Range National Park

Explore the lavish biodiversity and rare species of wildlife in Crocker Range National Park with 3 days of hiking in this spectacular forest reserve. The park consists of both hill and montane forest, remote villages, and fantastic views of some of the most pristine jungle scenery in Borneo.

Day 1: An hourlong drive brings you to Tambunan Road, where you start trekking at 5,000 feet (1,524 m) above sea level. The journey takes you downhill on a 45-degree slope, through domestic villages, and through a combination of primary and secondary jungle inside the park. After 6 or 7 hours of hiking, it’s time to leisure at the camp where you spend your first night.

Day 2 :On your second day, follow riverbeds and jungle paths on a high-level attitude, with a few river crossings and a chance to take a dip in the cool refreshing waters of Crocker Range. Enjoy a picnic lunch by the riverbank and spend the evening at your leisure ahead of your overnight accommodation at a homestay with community villagers.

Day 3 :Your last day of jungle trekking takes you through a mix of paddy fields and secondary forest to the 3,395-foot-height (1,035-m) Kg Togudon. Enjoy a fine lunch at a local coffee shop in Donggongon before your overland return to Kota Kinabalu.

5. 4-Day Salt Trail Trek At Crocker Range National Park

Immerse yourself in the world of lavish biodiversity and rare flora and fauna with 4 days of hiking in Crocker Range National Park. The journey takes you to the hills and forest along the Salt Trail, a route used by age group of traders to reach the markets of remote villages in the mountains.

Day 1 :A 90-minute drive takes you Kampung Tikolod, where you start the first leg of your trek.Rise from your starting point at an elevation of 3,110 feet (950 m) to a 4,115-foot (1255-m) peak, and then come down all the way down to Kampung Kionob at 1,425 feet (435 m). Here, you can settle in and loosen for a night of camping.

Day 2 :Begin your second day with a trek on more level ground, with several river crossings as you make your way to Kampung Buayan. You can see several houses along the trail, signs of the agriculture that supports much of the population here. Finish the day with free time in the evening and housing in a local homestay for the night.

Day 3 :Climb to a altitude of 1,800 feet (550 m) and then go down to 1,070 feet (325 m) on your way to Kampung Terian, where you can see how community village life coexists with the jungle as the locals plant their produce of rice or tapioca ahead of your homestay for the night.

Day 4 :The last leg of the trek gives you one more hill to climb, rising to 2,675 feet (815 m) before go back to the substation at 1,800 feet (550 m). Enjoy a panoramic view of Kota Kinabalu before the go back to town and your hotel.

6. Borneo Cultural Village & Garama River Cruise

Get a look at the wildlife and lifestyles of Borneo with a day trip that shows you the island’s most classic sights. Monkeys and mangrove trees frame a trip on the Garama River, a cooking session features a few of the island’s dishes, and Borneo Cultural Village shows its people’s living traditions set out in the morning from your hotel for the first leg of your journey, which takes you to Borneo Cultural Village.

7. Chanteek Borneo Gallery Half-Day Excursion With Traditional Borneo Lunch


Embark on a guided tour of the Chanteek Borneo Gallery, a house that contains more than 240 dolls wearing miniature versions of traditional Malaysian outfits. Learn about the legacy and racial practices of the Sabah people and then partake in joy local games outside of the museum.After being picked up at your hotel, make your way to the Chanteek Borneo Gallery, where you are greeted by gallery attendants decorate in traditional garb. Listen as your guide explains how clothing has changed over the years, before leading you through the many exhibits showcasing the variety kinds of costumes that have been worn.

8. City Highlights Half-Day Tour

Take a trip through Kota Kinabalu and explore its fascinating history, architecture, and traditions. Get up-close sight of notable landmarks like Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Islamic mosques, the Sabah Museum, and attractive Signal Hill, before shopping at a local market featuring handmade goods.Start with a visit to the Menara Tun Mustapha, one of the highest buildings in the city, and proceed to the Universiti Malaysia Sabah to see its sizable facilities and sprawling gardens.Make your way to the City Mosque to admire the Islamic architecture complemented by the attractive Likas Bay. The design of the mosque is created to look as though it is floating on water, and its reflection creates a mesmerizing image in the clear bay below.Get a brief look into community life during the colonial era at the Sabah Museum. With the help of your well-informed guide, browse several artifacts and galleries that give detailed insight into the native Kadazan-Dusun people.Finally, take a few pictures at pleasing Signal Hill, with breathtaking vistas of the city below, the surrounding islands, and Tun Abdul Rahman National Park, before journeying back to your hotel.

9. Colors of Borneo Excursion


Throughout the island of Borneo, discover attractive landscapes. Join this trip to appreciate aspects of traditional daily life by meeting local residents, try your hand at the artistic ventures undertaken by villagers in the area, and sit back and unwind as you cruise down a mangrove-lined river.Begin by heading out of the city on your way to a quaint Borneo village particularly popular for its batik workshops, a style of art using colorful wax that is dried on the cloth to create complex decorative patterns. Admire the variation of designs and see firsthand how the procedure takes place before you have some free time to produce your own batik artwork.Next, visit a ceramics factory and admire the unique and historic motifs in the ceramics. Follow your guide to the river and board a small but well-built raft for a relaxing cruise. As you drift down the winding waterway lined with forest and mangrove trees, listen to stories of the people living along the river. If time grant, go for a swim or sip a mug of a popular drink Teh Tarik or “pulled tea” before it is time to go back to your hotel.

10. Coral Flyer Flying Fox Ride at Sapi Island


Fly down the world’s longest island-to-island zip line in the wonderful islands of Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park. Admire the ridiculous natural wonder of the 5 islands in the marine park, keeping your eyes open for rare species of fish and tropical birds.The 5 islands of the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park are Gaya, Sapi, Manukan, Mamutik, and Sulug, only about 10-20 minutes by speedboat from the city of Kota Kinabalu. The islands are characterized by shallow waters, sumptuous coral gardens, and white sandy beaches. Among the sandy sea bed, a variation of marine life can look, including scorpion fish, blue spotted stingrays, cuttlefish, mantis shrimp, and the occasional sea you zip across the world’s longest island-to-island zipline, stay on the lookout for scarce species of tropical wildlife. Fly over 820 feet (250 m) from Gaya to Sapi, taking in the incredible island panorama. Managed by an organization with fifteen years of history building ziplines in Asia, you can rest assured in the security and quality of the line.

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