Klias Mangrove Wildlife & Fireflies

Pick up from Kota Kinabalu
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Tour Code: BKI-41 Duration: Approx 7 Hours

Take yourself to the heart of Klias Forest Reserve as you embark on a river cruise in search of lush flora and fauna.


  • Explore the Klias Forest Reserve
  • Spot the Proboscis Monkeys and Other Fauna
  • Enjoy a Delectable Malay Buffet Dinner
  • Observe the Flickering Fireflies as You Cruise Down the River

Tour Description: 

The prospect of unravelling nature’s secrets can be an exhilarating thrill, but only if you know where to look. Situated roughly 112 km from Kota Kinabalu, the grand Klias River flows through a vast plain of wetlands and has adventure written all over it. Many great adventure movies use the premise of rivers as the base of their plots due to alluring charm of the river and the excitement it promises.

Your tour begins in the afternoon at 2:30 pm with an overland transfer from your hotel to the Klias Forest Reserve. As you travel along the route towards the reserve, you will get to experience the scenic coastal roads and picturesque villages dotting the sylvan landscape. Upon arrival at the Klias River Village Jetty at approximately 4:00 pm, you will be greeted with coffee, tea and local Malay snacks to sate your rumbling belly! Take a moment to admire the mighty river from the water's edge and marvel at the forestland that stretches out far into the distance all around it.

At approximately 4:45 pm, you will embark on your cruise in search of a variety of jungle dwellers, particularly the Proboscis monkeys. Known to be endangered, the Proboscis monkey can only be found in Borneo, which makes catching sight of some, a rare event. Other wildlife you may encounter include birds, monitor lizards, crocodiles and other monkeys. Once you’ve returned to the jetty, enjoy a magnificent Malay buffet spread around 6:30 pm. As dusk descends, we will gather once again for a short river cruise to be spectators of a breathtaking natural phenomenon, the twinkling of ‘lightning bugs’—fireflies—lighting up the river banks. The tour draws to a close at 7:30 pm, where you will be transferred back to your hotel in Kota Kinabalu.

Cancellation Policy:

Please refer to our refunds policy under Terms of Use section

Pick-Up Time:  

  • 1:30 pm to 2:00 pm

What's Included:

  • English-Speaking Guide
  • Return Transfer
  • Boat Cruise
  • Life Jackets
  • Meals: Coffee, Tea, Malay Cakes & Cookies, Dinner

What's Not Included:

  • Beverages (Alcoholic/Carbonated)
  • Personal Expenses
  • Any Items Not Mentioned

Additional Information: 

  • Transfer duration above are estimated and subject to traffic and weather condition, and not inclusive of any sightseeings
  • Recommended to prepare own insect repellent, raincoat (umbrellas not recommended), hat, sunscreen, binoculars, camera,
  • Wear good walking shoes and comfortable cotton T-shirt with long or short pants
  • Surcharge applies if pickup is outside of city centre
  • We reserve the rights to cancel or postpone the trip in the event of adverse weather for the safety and comfort of all guests
  • Child prices apply for children of ages 2 to 11. A minimum of two (2) adult tickets are required to be eligible for child ticket prices
  • Please adhere to strict pick-up time punctuality. Tour operators may forfeit tours for travellers if no-show during 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

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