Location: Sabah Borneo
Padas River (Grade III - IV) is situated in the interior of southwestern part of Kota Kinabalu that is only accessible by train (used since the late 19th century in Borneo). Basically, this trip will give you two experiences advantages -
1) Excursion of Class III-IV river,
2) A uniquely ride in an antique train.
The adrenaline rush excursion covers a distance of 9km of this rather muddy 200 km river that holds 7 exciting and tough rapids! These rapid carries amusing names such as Merry-Go-Round Rapid, Break Point Rapid, Scooby Doo Rapid, Cobra Rapid, Curve Rapid, Lambada Rapid and Head Hunter Rapid. Each rapid will give you the feel of the motion as what the name means.
Borneo ~ Sabah ~ Beaufort ~ Padas River
Tour Commences from
Kota Kinabalu town
Moderate to Difficult
Rapids with moderate, irregular waves which may be difficult to avoid and which can swamp an open canoe. Complex maneuvers in fast current and good boat control in tight passages or around ledges are often required; large waves or strainers may be present but are easily avoided. Strong eddies and powerful current effects can be found, particularly on large-volume rivers. scouting is advisable for inexperienced parties. Injuries while swimming are rare; self-rescue is usually easy but group assistance may be required to avoid long swims. Rapids that are at the lower or upper end of this difficulty range are designated Class III- or Class III+ respectively.
Intense, powerful but predictable rapids requiring precise boat handling in turbulent water. Depending on the character of the river, it may feature large, unavoidable waves and holes or constricted passages demanding fast maneuvers under pressure. A fast, reliable eddy turn may be needed to initiate maneuvers, scout rapids, or rest. Rapids may require “must” moves above dangerous hazards. Scouting may be necessary the first time down. Risk of injury to swimmers is moderate to high, and water conditions may make self-rescue difficult. Group assistance for rescue is often essential but requires practiced skills. A strong kayak roll is highly recommended. Rapids that are at the lower or upper end of this difficulty range are designated Class IV- or Class IV+ respectively.
*These information is based on International Scale of River Difficulty.
Minimum No of Pax
Things to bring for day trips
Sandal with strap / sport shoe, Short and T-shirt (Not white colour), Swimwear, Payment / Service Voucher, Extra pocket money, Insect repellent, Sun-block lotion, Change of clothes, Towel, Cap / HatNote:
Kiulu River (Grade I - II) is a great river for beginners, both elderly and kids may join this trip thus makes it suitable for a family trip.
Trip begins with a safety briefing session conducted by our professional raft guide that will demonstrates rafting techniques and proper handling of rafting equipment before rafting commences. Excursion covers up to 15km, making it the longest white water rafting trip in Borneo. The journey will take about 1 ½ - 2 hours of rafting before reaching the ending point where delicious barbecue lunch prepared just by the riverbank.
Borneo ~ Sabah ~ Tampurili - Kiulu River
Tour Commences from
Kota Kinabalu town
Easy to Moderate
Fast moving water with riffles and small waves. Few obstructions, all obvious and easily missed with little training. Risk to swimmers is slight; self-rescue is easy.
Straightforward rapids with wide, clear channels which are evident without scouting. Occasional maneuvering may be required, but rocks and medium-sized waves are easily missed by trained paddlers. Swimmers are seldom injured and group assistance, while helpful, is seldom needed. Rapids that are at the upper end of this difficulty range are designated Class II+.
Minimum No of Pax
Things to bring for day trips
Sandal with strap / sport shoe, Short and T-shirt (Not white colour), Swimwear, Payment / Service Voucher, Extra pocket money, Insect repellent, Sun-block lotion, Change of clothes, Towel, Cap / Hat
|Rate per person (inclusive of 6% GST) *
||Kiulu River Rafting Rate (RM)
||Padas River Rafting Rate (RM)
|2 - 9 persons
|10 - 15 persons
|16 - 20 persons
|Child (5yrs - 11yrs old)
|Rate Per Person (inclusive of 6% GST) *||Kiulu River Rafting Rate (RM)||Padas River Rafting Rate (RM)|
|Minimum 2 persons||RM 170||RM 220|
* 6% GST (Goods & Services Tax)
Day trip to Kiulu Includes :
Pick up and Drop off Service - Registered Tourist Bus,Certified White Water Rafting Equipment,Insurance Coverage,White Water Rafting Certificate (upon request),Licensed Tourist Guide,Certified IRF River Guide,Certified First Aider Guide,Certified Swift Water Rescue Guide,English Speaking Guide,Chinese Speaking Guide (upon request),Safety Kayaker,Safety Boats (when necessary),Photographer Service,Videographer Service,Buffet BBQ Lunch (Fusion cuisine of the West and East),Bottled Drinking Water,Entrance Fees,Shower/Changing Facilities
Day trip to Padas Includes :
Pick up and Drop off Service (Registered Tourist Bus), Train Ride, Certified White Water Rafting Equipment, Insurance Coverage, White Water Rafting Certificate (upon request), Licensed Tourist Guide, Certified IRF River Guide, Certified First Aider Guide, Certified Swift Water Rescue Guide,English Speaking Guide, Chinese Speaking Guide (upon request), Safety Kayaker, Safety Boats (when necessary), Photographer Service, Videographer Service, Buffet BBQ Lunch (Fusion Cuisine of the West and East), Bottled Drinking Water, Entrance Fees, Train Fees, Shower/Changing Faclities Pick up and Drop off Service (Registered Tourist Bus) ~ Guest's Passport details and name required for insurance purpose .Indemnity Form:
* Each participant is required to sign an indemnity form before the tour commences
Padas River ~ Children aged 12yrs and below are not permitted on Padas River . However, a child although meeting the minimum age requirement, may not be allowed to raft subject to the operator's absolute discretion
Kiulu River ~ Children aged 4yrs and below are not permitted on Kiulu River . However, a child although meeting the minimum age requirement, may not be allowed to raft subject to the operator's absolute discretion
For Rasa Ria Resort, Nexus, Sabandar Resort, Mimpian Jadi Resort pick up point ~ an additional RM31.80 per person is chargeable for the Padas Trip
For Beringgis, Resorts located in the Kinarut area pick up point, an additional charge of RM31.80 per person is chargeable for Kiulu Trips
* Children under 12yrs old will be charged RM130 per child for the Kiulu trip * Children are not included in determining the group rate
* Non rafters will be charged RM 98 per person for Kiulu and RM 110 per person for Padas trips *
Discount of RM10/person for exclusion of meal ; Discount of RM10 per person for exclusion of transportation
**Please Note that there will be a non-refundable handling charge on payment made. Conditions apply.
Request for Private Transfer:
|9pax van||RM 424|
|25pax bus||RM 636|
|40pax bus||RM 848|
Request for Private Raft:
|Kiulu River||RM320 per run|
|Padas River||RM425 per run|
||Pick up from hotel and transfer by coach to Beaufort Railway Station. Located in interior division of Sabah, east Malaysia on the Island of Borneo. Signing of liability Release Form before the rafting commences.
||Arrive at Beaufort, Get onboard by train. The thrilling yet scenic ride will take around 1 ½ hours – 2 hours to get to PANGI STATION (starting point). Train will depart at 0750 hrs. There will be interchange of train at Halogilat Station. Proceed to Rayoh Sation stopped to keep your belonging and get change for rafting gears.
||When arrived at Pangi, light refreshment will be served, Safety briefing will be conducted by Riverbug crew. Rafting commence from starting point to RAYOH (ending point) which will take about 1 ½ hours-2 hours (10km) includes of 8 points of rapids namely HEAD HUNTER, LAMBADA, COBRA, SCOOBY DOO, WASHING MACHINE, MARY GO ROUND, SNAKE HOUSE AND BBQ RAPIDS.
|Expected time of arrive at Rayoh (ending point) for sumptuous lunch and after lunch we will depart back by train to BEAUFORT at 1330 hrs, estimated 2 hours – 2 ½ hours on train ride..
Arrival at Beaufort Town and transfer by coach or van back to Kota Kinabalu city (your hotel) estimated 2 hours – 2 ½ hours.
||Estimated time of arrival in Kota Kinabalu
-End of service.
PLEASE NOTE APPROXIMATE PICK UP TIMES FOR PADAS TRIP:
|RASA RIA- (OUTSKIRT)
|NEXUS - (OUTSKIRT)
|1 BORNEO HOTEL
|PACIFIC / MAGELLAN
||Depart from your hotel in the Kota Kinabalu City and proceed to Kiulu River, located at Tamparuli area. Journey take 1 ½ -2 hours drive.
||Arrive at starting point. Safety Briefing will be given by RIVERBUG's professional river guide and signing of Liability Release form.
||Rafting commences. Excursions takes about 2 hours to the ending point.
||Arrive ending point, freshen-up and ready for BBQ Lunch
||Estimated time departure from RIVERBUG Adventure Centre
Each participant is required to sign an indemnity form before the tour commences.
It is necessary to provide a list of participants name, age, sex and nationality upon reservation (ONLINE RESERVATION FORM) for Insurance purposes by emailing to us the details together with your ORDER ID as reference. ALL INFORMATION PROVIDED BY YOU WILL BE TREATED PRIVATE & CONFIDIENTAL AS STRICTLY AS POSSIBLE BY TRAVERSE TOURS
Claim Notification: Written notice by guest of event likely to give rise to a claim should be submited to the INSURANCE COMPANY not later than 30 Days of the accident causing such accidental bodily injury.
Group Personal Accident Policy: Medical expenses (maximum claimable) - RM 1,000.00 (Ringgit Malaysian One Thousand Only)
Only those who are physically fit may go for rafting regardless of age. However, a child although meeting the fitness level may not allowed to raft subject to our absolute discretion.
Online Reservation: 14 Days Full payment upon confirming online reservation
No refund can be made in respect of accommodation, meals, transportation or any other services that are included in the tour fare but not utilized.
Do also take note that, the refundable amount cannot be exchange for other items or the like.
Cancellation must be made in writing and acknowledged by our company’s reservation personnel to avoid any misunderstanding. Cancellation notice must reach us at within the following period:-
i) 1 day prior to departure, 50% (from the total amount) cancellation fee will be imposed.
ii) No show, 100% (full amount) cancellation fee will be imposed.
In the event of unforeseen circumstances, making it is impossible or inadvisable to raft or factors that do not allow the safe conduct of a safe trip or the delivery of services as described in the itinerary, we reserve the right to change or postpone the tour to our absolute discretion. In such eventuality, no resource or claims be made against us.
Most of the tours offered by us are conducted in remote areas and or in the wilderness. The events that may occur in these places are less predictable. The unexpected is the norm. Despite painstaking organization, they cannot be taken for granted. There will be some element of risk-taking as we are dealing with nature elements. Some places do not have the same quality of emergency, health and safety services that we may be used to because of the lack of communications service. Road travel may be uncomfortable and sometimes unreliable. This means that the itineraries planned should be seen as statements of intent, rather than a contractual obligation. Weather, transport difficulties and political instability might dictate that the itineraries be amended. The land agent or the trip leader will make the necessary changes which are necessary and with or without consulting the participants. On this case, Traverse Tours Sdn Bhd will do everything within our control to minimize the effects of the enforced changes. We cannot however be held responsible for the results of changes or delays, regardless of how they are caused. We highly suggest only those are physically fit, properly geared, understand and aware of the risk on the tours to participate.