Situated between Kuala Penyu and Beaufort. Klias River Cruise is about 2 hours drive away from the city. Cruising down on an open boat down the river through the mangrove forest reserve leads you to experience wildlife sightseeing in search of the endemic proboscis monkey, macaques, crocodiles and other wildlife along the river bank.
Beautiful scenery along the jetty with the view of the mangrove forest reserve, so get those camera and binoculars on stand-by to keep your eyes peeled for the shy creatures in between the branches.
Enjoy the sights and sounds in a natural setting as sun sets down where it is time for a sumptuous village style dinner. Show’s not over yet though, there is one more trip to see the famous glowing insects that we call fireflies, embrace yourself for Nature Christmas Tree!
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Boat Cruise 2x
Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
What's Not Included
Any items not mentioned above
English/Malay speaking guide (Kindly enquire should you need other language)
Personal Travel Insurance
INFANT: Age: 1 - 2
CHILD: Age: 3 - 11
ADULT: Age: 12 - 60
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Public transportation options are available nearby
Regular temperature checks for staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
What to bring
Children (aged 3-11 years old), 12 and above is counted as an adult
Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
Outskirts Hotel area Pickup/Drop-off. Out of Kota Kinabalu City area will be charged RM 31.80 per person. Pick up location will be only at Kota Kinabalu city area.
Request for private boats. Request for additional Private Boats will be charged RM 200 per boat.
Suitable for all physical fitness levels
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
All sales are final. No refund is available for cancellations.
What To Expect
Upon arrival, local high tea will be served along with our must try traditional kuih muih cuisine. Before you get those binoculars on stand-by for your first safari river cruise, a fun activity at our jetty is provided for our entire guest to try which includes fishing and the famous cultural activity blow pipe.
Commence your first river cruise in search of wildlife such as the proboscis monkey, long tailed macaques, crocodiles, monitor lizards and varieties of birds such as the Kingfishers. You will be able to differentiate the female and male proboscis by their behavior. Your tour guide will be there to point out any exciting wildlife spotting. Sunset lovers will love to take pictures here as Klias Wetland is categorized as one of the top 10 best spot viewing sunset in Sabah!
As the sun sets down, time to dine our well prepared local Traditional Malay Buffets dinner consist of fried rice and
noodles, marinated beef, potatoes fried fish, local
vegetables and so on.
As darkness set in, a short cruise to the mangrove swamp again to catch the glimpse of fireflies (glowing insects) decorating the mangrove like a Christmas Tree.
Admission Ticket Included
Magic monkey day
We took the kilas river cruise to see the probiscus monkeys and fireflies. It was one of the highlights if our trip to Malaysia! It was a long drive (I would suggest bringing a sweater and snacks/water for the ride) but worth it. We saw over 30 monkeys of multiple species as well as many birds and a giant monitor lizard. Our guide was very nice and helpful, and the food was good even for people with dietary restrictions or allergies. The fireflies were so incredible, and the perfect end to the day!
Peter L, 31-12-2019
We were picked up at 1.30 by Walter our excellent guide and proceeded on a 2hr drive to the river. We then cruised and saw various monkeys and birds followed by a lovely dinner. We then went out again after dark to see the amazing fireflies and then a 2hr drive back. Loved it all and would recommend
Visited during Raya 2019. Worth the looooooooooooong journey there. It was super jam as it was a public holiday. Booked the tour via Klook. The boatman was very good at spotting proboscis monkeys even at a distance! He would drive the boat slowly towards the riverbank for us to get a closer look. Don't expect too much for the buffet dinner as it was very basic but ok. Then if was off to hunt for fireflies! Sadly, it was cut short as it started raining. Lucky we managed to spot a few trees with them. So magical!
Nice trip but nature rules.
This was a pickup at The Hotel and a 2-3 hour bus transfer to the river. One river Cruise with sunset and then din er buffé. Another night ride before going back. Chance to see some monkeys and birds etc.
The pick up went Great. Small group about 20 People from 4-5 diffrent hotels.
But then The bus broke down halfway from the river extract point. After 30-45 min the guide manage to fix 2 private persons with cars to take us the remaining ride. Very Nice work from our guide Assia.
Just an average type visit
We were looking forward to what was promised a nice drive through the countryside to Klias wetlands. The tour costs us about $65 per person. After enduring a 2.5 hour rather cramped drive in a 12 seater Minivan, on a somewhat below average road at times over numerous potholes we arrived at out destination. We were served afternoon tea made up of coffee, banana fritters, noodles and black coffee in plastic cups. After afternoon tea we proceeded with the river cruise to observe some proboscis monkeys which lasted about 1 hour before we came back to land for dinner. Buffet dinner was made up of rice, chicken curry, fried fish, a green vegetable dish, water melon and whatever was left of the banana fritters. Black coffee (they ran out of tin milk which was not replaced) and sugary syrup were made available. After dinner we went to observe some fireflies for about half hour before starting on our 2.5 hour drive back to our hotel.
The excursion was just acceptable and not something to write home about.
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