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Kiau Overnight Adventure

Pick up from Kota Kinabalu

Tour Code: BKI-82 Duration: 2 Days / 1 Night

Discover the allure of the countryside and the life of a suburban family as you explore the wondrous panorama around the village of Kiau.


  • Challenge Yourself to a test of Physical Fitness with a Trekking and Hiking Experiences Through the Dense and Humid Mountain Rainforest of Kiau
  • Try out some Local Dusun Treat that will tell you just how Different the Dusun Community live Compared to Cityfolks
  • Enjoy the Panoramic view of Mount Kinabalu from the Summit of Nuluh Lingion
  • Catch up and Exchange Stories with your Local Homestay host as you Forge new Friendship with your host and his/her Family

Tour Description:

Have you ever itched for some more of those challenging sports that push you to your physical limit? Why do it for nothing when you can do it for a good time and good memory? The arduous trekking route that you will be taking is a test of your physical fitness. This is why there is a requirement for you to be fit and ready for this trip. While the journey may be strenuous, the reward is well worth the effort. Looking at fertile and vast fields, trekking through steep mountainsides and enjoying the panoramic view atop the hilltop are among the many other thrills you will get to enjoy during your journey. If you plan your schedule and timetable well, you also get to immerse yourself into the Dusun culture as you make your way through the villages and learn more about the residents’ way of life and culinary choices. Again, why do it for nothing when you can do it for something amazing?

Day 1

You will be picked up at approximately 6:30 A.M. from Kota Kinabalu. Once you are on board, the scenic drive to Kiau Village in the foothills of Mount Kinabalu thus begins. Do pray for good weather as it will be so much better trekking amidst favourable weather than it is trekking through mud and wet soil. Once you arrive in Kiau Village, you will meet your local guide and start your two-hour long hike to the summit of Nuluh Lingion. If you prefer another hiking trail, you may request so provided that you have given the notice at least 3 days before. Along the way, you will pass through verdant meadows filled with the freshest fruits. Stop and taste some of the pineapples, jackfruits, wild ginger and bananas. Afterwards, you will continue your hike through the primary forest all the way to the lookout point.

There, sit down and enjoy your lunch for a well-deserved break. Keep your eyes peeled and take a look around the scenic surroundings of Mount Kinabalu and its waterfalls at a height of 1420 metres. With lunch over, you will get to choose one of four different routes for the descent. While all four involve the strenuous effort of a steep descent and river traversing, they are also accompanied by the beautiful view of the surrounding forest. Depending on the route of your choice, you might still make it back in time to experience some Dusun food at your local homestay with your local host. Then, check yourself in and retire for the day after an afternoon of hard hiking and trekking.

Day 2

Rise up early in the morning and rejuvenate your tired bones with the early morning breeze. Do not be surprised if the villagers beat you when it comes to just how early they can rise - it is simply their way of life. Still, use this chance to explore the village area amidst the fresh morning breeze and make the most out of your morning. You will find just how fresh the air is and how different the whole place feels as compared to an urban surrounding. Finally, at 10 A.M., your driver will arrive to take you back to Kota Kinabalu.

Cancellation Policy:

  • Payments made for this tour are non-refundable upon cancellation

Pick-Up Time:

  • 6:00 am - 6:30 am

What's Included:

  • Return transfer (Kota Kinabalu – Kiau – Kota Kinabalu)
  • Meals
  • Accommodation in local homestay
  • English speaking local Guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Guided trekking

What's Not Included:

  • Leech Socks or Adidas Kampung (trekking shoes)
  • Other Items Not Mentioned

Additional Information:

  • Tour requires minimum 2 pax to be confirmed. Please check with Adventoro Concierge (Call / Whatsapp +6010 468 8011) to inquire about the availability of this tour
  • Meals and accommodations are basic and provided by your host family
  • Please also bring:
  • Water bottle
  • Insect repellent
  • Hat
  • Walking shoes with good grip (Adidas Kampung are best)
  • Long socks for leech protection
  • Raincoat
  • Leech socks can be purchased from Kota Kinabalu day before the trip if preferred, other long socks will also work
  • It is recommended that all guests are physically fit before joining this trip. Trails are challenging and can become very slippery, especially if you encounter wet conditions
  • Tour itinerary and prices are subject to change without prior notice
  • Transfer duration above are estimated and subject to traffic and weather condition, and not inclusive of any sightseeing tours
  • Please adhere to strict pick-up time punctuality. Tour operators may forfeit tours for travellers if no-show during the stipulated time
  • Registered name of the traveller must be corresponding with photograph documentation (Example: Passport). Tour operators reserve the right to reject if registered traveller fails to provide photographed documentation of their own

Pick-Up Location(s)

Refer to the map below to see a list of pick up location(s) that are available for you to choose from. You can select your desired pick up location when you book the tour.

List of Location(s):

    Pick up is also available for other location(s) under the vicinity of Kota Kinabalu. For more information, please contact Adventoro's concierge service.

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