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White Water Rafting Day Trips ~ Sabah


| Trip Rates | Itinerary | Hotel/Trip Description | Map: location | Day Tours ...

Nature Treks within the Kota Kinabalu region ~ | 1 Day Jungle Trekking Experience at Kawang Forest Reserve , Kinarut | 2 Days 1 Night Jungle Experience at Kawang Forest Reserve , Kinarut | 3 Days 2 Nights Jungle Experience at Kawang Forest Reserve , Kinarut | 4 Days 3 Night Jungle Experience at Kawang Forest Reserve ,Kinarut | 5 Days 4 Night Jungle Experience at Kawang Forest Reserve ,Kinarut |   Waterfall Treks , Abseiling or Rock Climbing within the Kota Kinabalu region ~ | Day Trip Waterfall Trek & Abseil at Kionsom, Inanam |   Nature Trek along the Crocker Range ~ | 5 Days 4 Night Salt Trail Expedition at Crocker Range National Park, Keningau | White Water Rafting within the Kota Kinabalu region ~ White Water Rafting Day Trips at Kiulu or Padas |   Cycling Trips in the Kota Kinabalu Region ~ | Bike Borneo |

padas river

kiulu river

Please Note : The railway line that takes passengers to Beaufort is once again undergoing railway works. So the alternative way of travel will once again be on the trolley, like this one below:

the trolley

White Water Rafting Day Trip Rates (RM) ~ valid till 31st December 2015

(Rates based on per person basis)

Rate per person

Kiulu River Rafting Rate (RM)

Padas River Rafting Rate (RM)

2 - 9 persons

RM 186

RM 233 

10 - 15 persons

RM 170 

RM 223  

16 - 20 persons

RM 165  

RM 212  

Child (5yrs - 11yrs old)

RM 117


Day trip to Kiulu Includes :

* Coach or van transfers * English speaking guide * English speaking river guide * White water rafting equipment approved by American Coastguard * Standard BBQ lunch * Insurance * ITINERARY

Day trip to Padas Includes :

Tour includes all transfer using Coach / Van, Registered English Speaking Guide, English Speaking River Guide, White Water Rafting Equipment approved by American Coastguard, Standard BBQ Lunch (menu enclosed),  Insurance, state-of-the-art Facilities at the ending point, covers up to 30 KM of rafting excursions. Train Ride (estimate 30 mins  from Tenom to Pangie Station). ITINERARY

Indemnity Form:

* Each participant is required to sign an indemnity form before the tour commences

Age Requirement:

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 5yrs 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

Transfer Surcharge:

For Rasa Ria Resort, Nexus, Sabandar Resort, Mimpian Jadi Resort pick up point ~ an additional RM20 per person is chargeable for the Padas Trip

For Beringgis, Resorts located in the Kinarut area pick up point, an additional charge of RM20 per person is chargeable for Kiulu Trips

Children Charge:

* Children under 12yrs old will be charged RM90 per child for the Kiulu trip * Children are not included in determining the group rate

Other Charges:

* Non rafters will be charged RM 90 per person for Kiulu and RM 100 per person for Padas trips * Request for private transfer will be an additional charge of RM100 per person (adult and child) - min. 4 persons * Request for a private raft will be charged additional RM50 per person (adult only for Padas River and adult or child for Kiulu River) - min. 4 persons

Things to bring:

Recommended Wear:

Payment/ Service Voucher

Sandal with strap / sport shoe.

Extra pocket money

Short and T-shirt (Not white colour).

Insect repellent


Sun-block lotion


Change of clothes




Cap / Hat


Please let us know if you have dietary request, e.g. vegetarian

**Please Note that there will be a non-refundable handling charge on payment made. Conditions apply.



Itinerary for Padas Trip :




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.

You will have 10 minutes stopped at Rayoh station 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






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

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Itinerary for Kiulu :

Itinerary for Rafting at Kiulu

0830 hrs

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.

1000 hrs

Arrive at starting point. Safety Briefing will be given by RIVERBUG's professional river guide and signing of Liability Release form.

1030 hrs

Rafting commences. Excursions takes about 2 hours to the ending point.

1230 hrs

Arrive ending point, freshen-up and ready for BBQ Lunch

1345 hrs

Depart for hotel - End Of Services


Trip Description

Destination Borneo ~ Sabah ~ Padas River or Kiulu River Trip Description Padas River 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 ride in an antique train in this new millennium.The adrenaline rush excursion covers a distance of 9km of this rather muddy 200 km river that holds 7 exciting and tough rapids! These rapids 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. The journey will first take 1-½ hours overland through the countryside to Beaufort town. From thereupon, adventure begins with 1-½ hours train rides tracks along the Padas River that gives glimpses of the thrills and excitement to come. Upon arriving at the starting point, participant will be given safety briefing before going down the river. After rafting, enjoy a sumptuous barbecue lunch by the river. Wind down with a sunset view of the return journey to Kota Kinabalu, along with presentation of certification of achievement. Kiulu River is located on the northwestern part of Sabah in a small town called Kiulu which are recognized as being the second most beautiful village in Malaysia. Kiulu River is calssified as Class I - II river. 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. While having your lunch, enthrall yourself with the pristine breathtaking surroundings or get a quick sun tan before heading back to your respective hotels



Accommodation and Packages to Kota Kinabalu , Beaches, Nature and Highlands on the outskirts

Accommodation :

Kota Kinabalu

5 Star Hotels | Hyatt Regency | Le Meridien Hotel | Novotel 1 Borneo |

4 Star Hotels | Jesselton Hotel | Grand Borneo Kota Kinabalu | Horizon Hotel | Ming Garden Hotel & Residences | Promenade Hotel | Sabah Oriental Hotel |

3 Star Hotels | Celyn Hotel Warisan Square | Celyn Hotel City Mall | Cititel Express | Courtyard Hotel | Hotel Sixty3 | Kinabalu Daya Hotel | Imperial Boutec | Imperial International Hotel | Le Hotel | Manja Hotel | Palace Hotel | Hotel Shangri-La | Tang Dynasty | The Klagan Hotel |

Motels | D'Borneo Hotel | Century Hotel | Crown Borneo Hotel | Switz Paradise Budget Hotel |

Budget Inns & Homestays | Akinabalu Youth Hostel | Borneo Adventure Centre & Lodge | Borneo Backpackers | Borneo Global Backpackers | Buddy Backpackers Home | Lucy's Homestay | Lyn's Lodge Bed and Breakfast | North Borneo Cabin | Planet Kinabalu | Trekker's Lodge | Xplorer's Backpackers |

Beach Resorts | Tanjung Aru ~ Megah D'Aru Hotel | Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort | Tuaran ~ Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort | Tuaran Beach Resort | Kinarut, Papar ~ Beringgis Beach Resort | Langkah Syabas Beach Resort | Kota Kinabalu ~ Nexus Karambunai Resort | Sutera Harbour Resort - Magellan Sutera | Sutera Harbour Resort - Pacific Sutera |

Service Apartments | Colonnades Resort Condomium | Likas Square Condotel | Marina Court Resort Condominium | Promenade Apartments | Sabah Apartment |

Holiday Villa | Kiansom Villa Holiday Homes |

Island Resorts | Gaya ~ | Bunga Raya Island Resort | Gayana Eco Resort | Mantanani Besar ~ Mari Mari Backpackers Lodge | Pulau Tiga ~ Pulau Tiga Resort (Survivor Island) | Layang Layang Island ~ | Avillion Layang Layang Resort | Manukan Island ~ | Manukan Island Resort |

Mount Kinabalu Park | Lodges at Kinabalu Park | Cabins at Laban Rata | Lodges at Mesilau Nature Resort | Kinabalu Park & Poring Hotsprings Package | Kinabalu Park & Surrounding Day Tours |

Around Mount Kinabalu Park | Celyn Resort Kinabalu | D'villa Rina Ria Lodge | J Residence | Kinabalu Pines Resort | Mount Kinabalu Heritage Resort & Spa | Zen Garden Resort |


| Tip of Borneo Resort | Bavanggazo Longhouse |


| Perkasa Hotel |


| Perkasa Hotel |


| Borneo Proboscis River Lodge |

Trips & Packages :

Kota Kinabalu & Outskirts Day And Overnight Trips

Day Trips | Kota Kinabalu City Tour | Kinabalu City By Night | Monsopiad Cultural Village | Kota Belud Sunday Market | Kudat Rungus Longhouse | Manukan & Sapi Island Hopping | Kinabalu National Park | Poring Hot Spring | Kinabalu National Park & Poring Hot Spring | Borneo Culinary Tour | Mari Mari Sepanggar - Sepanggar Island |

Overnight Trips | Kinabalu National Park & Poring Hot Spring (2 days 1 night) | Rungus Longhouse Cultural Trip (2 days 1 night) | Borneo Homestay Experience | Retracing Borneo Death March |

Outdoor Sporting & Nature Activities

| Garama Wetland Cruise | White Water Rafting Day Trips at Padas or Kiulu | Tambunan Rafflesia Rainforest Tour | Kunang - Kunang Fireflies River Cruise | Liwagu River White Water Rafting | 1 Day Rock Climbing at Kg. Keronggu | 1 Day Waterfall Trek at Kionsom | 1 Day Waterfall Trek & Abseil at Kionsom | 1 Day Waterfall Abseil at Kionsom | 1 Day Jungle Trekking Experience within Kawang Forest Reserve near Kinarut | Tuaran Day Bike Ride | Raft and Ride |

Around Sabah Tour

| Drive Around Borneo in 10 Days | Borneo's Big 5 in 10 Days | Journey through Borneo Rainforests | Mini Adventure Ride - Cycling | Ultimate Adventure Ride - Cycling |

Mountain Climbing & Trekking

| Mount Kinabalu/Kinabalu Park Packages | 2 Day 1 Night Mount Kinabalu Climb & Walk The Torq | 2 Days 1 Night Mount Kinabalu Climb and Low's Peak Circuit | 3 Days 2 Nights Mount Kinabalu Via Ferrata | 4 Days 3 Nights Mt. Kinabalu Mountain Torq Climb | Mountain Sport Climbing | Beginner Alpine Sport Climbing Course | Advance Sports Climbing Course | Mt. Kinabalu Camping Expedition | Jungle Trekking at Kinabalu National Park |

Mount Trusmadi Climb | 4 Days 3 Nights Salt Trail Expedition at Crocker Range National Park |

| 3 Days 2 Nights Jungle Experience at Kawang Forest Reserve , Kinarut | 4 Days 3 Night Jungle Experience at Kawang Forest Reserve ,Kinarut | 5 Days 4 Night Jungle Experience at Kawang Forest Reserve ,Kinarut |

Combination Trips

| 10 Days 9 Nights Sabah Nature & Sipadan Dive Trip | 10 Days 9 Nights Kinabalu , Sandakan Wildlife & Kapalai Dive Trip | 9 Days 8 Nights Mount Kinabalu Climb and Sukau Wildlife Adventure | 7 Days 6 Nights Kota Kinabalu & Sandakan Wildlife Adventure | 7 Days 6 Nights Kota Kinabalu & Sandakan Trip, Sabah | 6 Days 5 Nights Sandakan Wildlife Adventure & Lankayan Island Trip | 7 Days 6 Nights Kota Kinabalu & Kuching Trip |


Malaysia Rainforests, Sanctuaries and Parks

Peninsula Malaysia - Rainforests, Sanctuaries and Parks


| Bota Kanan River Terrapin Wildlife Conservation Centre | Royal Belum State Park | Sungkai Sambar Deer and Pheasant Wildlife Reserve | Temenggor Forest Reserve |


| Endau-Rompin National Park |


| Taman Negara - Kuala Tahan | Jenderak Seladang Sanctuary | Kenong Rimba Reserve | Kuala Gandah Elephant Centre | Taman Negara - Merapoh | Tasik Chini Trek |


| Kuala Selangor Fireflies | Kuala Selangor Nature Park | Sungai Dusun Rhino Sanctuary |


| Langkawi Mangrove Swamps | The Datai, Langkawi | Ulu Muda Reserve |

Negri Sembilan

| Ulu Bendol Reserve | Berembun Forest Reserve | Gua Batu Maloi Forest Reserve |

Sabah and Sarawak - Borneo Rainforest, Sanctuaries and Parks


| Semengoh Wildlife/Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre | Bako National Park | Niah National Park | Kayakking in Kuching | Kayakking with Dolphins | Borneo Highlands Kayaking and Semengoh Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre Adventure Trip | Mulu National Park | Tenyok Rimba |


| Tabin Wildlife Reserve | Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre | Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary & Sukau | Gomantong Cave |


Short Adventure & Nature Trips

Peninsular Malaysia

Water Activities


| White Water Rafting at Gopeng and Caving at Gua Tempurung |


| White Water Rafting at Sungai Selangor | Abseiling and Tubing at Sungai Selangor |

Camping Trips


| Taman Negara Inner Jungle Trip (Trekking) | Kenong Rimba Camping |


| Endau National Park Camping |


| Trans Gopeng - Cameron Highlands Camping & Trekking | Ulu Geroh Rafflesia Trek & Rafting Trip |

Trekking Trips


| Jungle Trekking in Langkawi's Treasured Rainforest | Trekking For Families with Kids in Langkawi |

Nature & Countryside Trips


| Kuala Selangor Fireflies | Kuala Gandah Elephant Centre |

Birdwatching Trips


| Birdwatching in Langkawi |

Nature Photography Trips


| Escorted Nature & Wildlife Photography Trip in Langkawi |

River Kayakking Courses


| River Kayakking Basic Course at Sungai Selangor |

Combination Trips

Nature/ Highland/ Island

| 7 Days 6 Nights Malaysia Nature & Island Trip | 9 Days 8 Nights Malaysia Highland, Nature & Island Trip |

Borneo ~ Sabah & Sarawak

Water Activities


| White Water Rafting Day Trips |


| Kayakking in Kuching | River Cruise with Dolphins | Borneo Highlands Kayaking and Semengoh Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre Adventure Trip | Kuching Caving Adventure | The Kuching Tringgus Trail (Landrover Adventure) | The Bau Gold Mining History Trail |

Mountain Climbing


| Mount Kinabalu Climb |


| Mulu Pinnacles Climb | Mount Trusmadi Climb |

Birdwatching Trips


| Birding in Sabah,Borneo |

Nature & Countryside Trips


| Garama Wetland Cruise |

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