Day Trip To Mount Kinabalu Poring Rainforest

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    7:30-8:30am Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
  • Return Details :
    Your hotel lobby in Kota Kinabalu city
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Mount Kinabalu was nominated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site for its sheer biodiversity. Enjoy a short trail walk at the base of the mountain and visit the Mountain Garden to capture a glimpse into the fascinating and often unique world of flora. The montane oak-chestnut forest at the Park headquarters gives way to lowland dipterocarp forest at Poring on the eastern boundary. Here, you may trek through the rainforest and witness life in the treetops as you walk along the 100ft high Canopy Walkway.


  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Get inside tips from a local

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Our driver will collect you from your hotel around 7:30-8:30am and travel north traversing across the Crocker range for about 2 hours to the base of Mt. Kinabalu. The mountain stands at 13,435ft (4095 meters) and is the highest mountain between the Himalayas and New Guinea. En-route we stop by roadside stalls for a chance to mingle with the native Dusun villagers. Learn more about their life from the produce they sell such as local fruits and handicrafts.

At the Kinabalu park, enjoy a walk in the mountain garden to learn about the unique plants such as the carnivorous nepenthes, orchids and ferns. Be amazed by the different plant structures that have evolved in enabling them to survive in the tropical rainforest. Proceed for another 45 minutes to the eastern boundary of the park. Here, the montane oak-chestnut forest gives way to the lowland dipterocarp forest.

Trek uphill 30 minutes for an opportunity to witness life in the treetops as you walk along a Canopy walkway located 100 feet above ground level. You will see the number of epiphytes notably the Grammatophyllum Speciosum which is the worlds largest orchid and also known as the Queen of Orchids.

Time permitting, you may opt to dip your feet in the hot springs which is known to be therapeutic for the skin due to its sulphuric content or visit the nearby village reserves to view the largest flower in the world, the Rafflesia which is at your own expense.

Please note that there has been instances the canopy walkway have closed for maintenance. If the walkway closed, we will replace with a visit to the Tropical Garden.



Air conditioned vehicle with license English-speaking guide

Hotel pickup from Kota Kinabalu city hotels

Entry/Admission - Kinabalu Park

Entry/Admission - Poring Hot Springs

Entry/Admission - Mount Kinabalu


Video RM30 / Camera RM5 fees at the Canopy walkway

Entrance fees to Rafflesia site (time permitting)



Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults

A moderate amount of walking is involved on uneven ground and some steep sections along the trail.

Please wear flat walking shoes, hat, sun screen, raincoat/umbrella, insect repellent and light jacket (Temperature at Park is 24C), drinking water

Swimming in the Hot Springs are not recommended due to poor toilet and pool hygiene however if you still wish to proceed subject to time permitting, you would have to bring along swim wear, towel, change of clothing and toiletries

Time permitting, guest may opt to visit the nearby Rafflesia reserves or gardens managed by the local villagers at their own expense. The cost of entrance fees varies depending on location and also whether the Rafflesia is in bloom at that time

Traveler Reviews

  • 27-Jan-2020

    Over 2hr drive to the first place bit with a couple of stops and good conversation from our knowledgable driver and guide Sharif (hope I spelt it right)
    The mountain was amazing, the botanical gardens cool and the markets fun
    Then another hour to drive to the hot springs which the canopy walk was the only highlight
    Then over 3hrs to get home
    Pickup 7:45am back at the hotel by 7pm very long day

  • 26-Nov-2018

    No one else booked this trip on the day my hubby and I did, so it ended up being a private tour. Our tour guide was not only knowledgeable, but also very professional and accommodating. He was able to find out that a few raffalisas were in bloom in the area, and gave us the opportunity to go see them. He provided great insight into the culture of the tribes of the island and their way of life. Highly recommend this trip. Mt. Kinabalu is breathe taking and the trip was well worth the 2 hour drive into the mainland.

  • 12-Feb-2018

    Excellent trip had a great view of the mountain food was lovely unfortunately not many flowered in bloom at the botanical gardens (wring time of year) we did see the famous Rafflesia plant in flower. Canopy walk was a great experience too.