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Klias Wildlife and Proboscis Monkey River Cruise

Product ID: 141132
Discover the monkey resort at the Klias wetlands riverbank, experience the beautiful area with its lush flora and fauna on a boat trip along the river. End the day by seeing the amazing dancing fireflies.
About this activity
Duration: 7 hours
Starting time 2:00 PM
Skip the ticket line
Printed voucher required
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Chinese, English
Wheelchair accessible

Pickup included

Your hotel
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Experience the local way of life in several small towns
  • Enjoy the amazing surroundings as you cruise down the river
  • Witness the wildlife and see the many different monkey species in the wetlands
  • Savor a delicious dinner and take some time to relax with great views around you
  • Finish your day with the most memorable experience, admiring the unique dance of fireflies after sunset
Full description
Be picked up from your hotel or the airport and drive for two hours to Kilas Wetlands where you will start your full day trip. Visit Papar, Membakut and Beaufort along the way and take the chance to meet some of the locals.

Around noon, reach Monkey Tops River Lodge and take in the views of the river bay scenes from the dock. A fishing rod will be provided if you wish to fish from the lodge dock.

In the afternoon, coffee or tea and local Malay cakes will be served, before you cruise along the river in search of wildlife and admire the serene mangrove surroundings. Experience the wetland area by boat and with some luck, see the many monkey species that are native here.  Disembark for a tasty dinner and continue on a second boat trip, and be mesmerized by the nature after the sun has set. Thousands of fireflies can be seen hovering above the water and are accompanied by the orchestrated sound of frogs, insects and birds.

This memorable day tour will end with a transfer back to Kota Kinabalu at around 7.30 PM.
  • Round-trip transfer from city hotels and airport
  • River cruise meals as stated in itinerary
  • All relevant fees
  • English speaking guide
What’s Not Included
  • Air ticket
  • Personal Insurance
  • Any items not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Tips for your tour guide and drivers
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 62 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4 / 5
  • Organization
    3.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
  • Safety
    4.1 / 5
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A nice excursion to do if you are staying in Kotakinabalu. Comfortable and punctual transfer. We were greeted with a snack with tea and coffee as soon as we arrived on the house on the river. During the pierced boat we have hired lots of animals, in addition to the nasal monkeys. This thanks also to the guide, really good at finding them all!

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January 8, 2020

At first we were quite anxious because we only had a family, but as a result we were free to move and enjoy like a charter tour. (The other boats were full and I couldn't move from my seat, but this boat was only our family, so I enjoyed standing and moving on the boat.) The food was tasteful for Japanese people, and the children were unusual. There is no amiability, but a simple family is doing finely. There was no polite explanation, but it was enough for the purpose of watching Tengu Zaru and Firefly Tree. If you are looking for a polite and exhaustive tour, you may want to stop ...

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January 3, 2020

We liked everything! We looked at the monkeys in their natural habitat: there are quite a lot of them, of different species. Climb trees, jump from branch to branch, eat something. Very interesting! But it is advisable to bring binoculars with you. There are no feeding grounds or any other places where you can come closer to the monkey. Everything is well organized, a delicious dinner is included in the tour. Do not forget to bring a mosquito repellent.

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December 20, 2019

Organized by

Borneo Starcruise Sdn Bhd

Product ID: 141132