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Jungle Trekking in Kiulu Valley | 1 Day | Kota Kinabalu

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Fancy going jungle trekking during your stay in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah? Then check out this day trip to the Kiulu Valley. You’ll join a ~ 5km trek (graded: Easy) through the secondary rainforest in the Kiulu Valley, learn about simple jungle survival skills and learn more about the plant life found in the forest – what can be eaten, used as medicine etc. Once back at the Adventure Centre, located along the banks of the Kiulu River, you’ll have the opportunity to join the Flying Fox zip line ride across the Kiulu River. A fun and informative day out for all!!

Note – The tour price includes a private minivan return transfer from hotels in central Kota Kinabalu. The price shown above is based on six people booking together and is a per-person price. The minimum booking is two people. However, as the costs would then be divided among fewer people, the per-person rate would be higher.

Prices are valid until 31st December 2024.

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Jungle Trekking in Kiulu Valley Day Tour, Sabah

During your holiday in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, why not join a jungle trekking adventure? During this jungle trekking day tour, you will go on a short trek into the rainforest in the Kiulu Valley, a short journey from Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. During your Jungle Trekking in Kiulu Valley, you will go through rural villages, over hanging bridges, through streams and along narrow jungle trails. You will trek ~ 5km in total as you trek into the Kiulu Valley from the Adventure Centre located on the Kiulu River.

Your Trek Guide will help you to learn more about the use of local plants for survival and learn traditional hunting and gathering techniques (such as catapults and rubber tapping). For lunch, you will make lunch over an open fire. After lunch, you will trek back out of the jungle and arrive back next to the Kiulu River. Here you will join a zip-line ride across the river as a fun way to end your jungle trekking adventure! The trekking route is categorised as ‘easy’ to ‘moderate’ as you follow well-marked trails, gently undulating with some small uphill sections. Some Wiki Information on the area surrounding your Jungle Trekking in Kiulu Valley, Sabah.

Learn survival skills on your Jungle Trekking in Kiulu Valley, Sabah

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Kiulu Valley Day Trekking, Sabah, Malaysia


09:00 – You will be collected from your Hotel in central Kota Kinabalu and transferred to the Adventure Centre, which is located in the Kiulu Valley. If we have a lovely clear blue sky, you’ll enjoy views of Mount Kinabalu during the transfer.

10:00 – Arrive at The Adventure Centre. Here you will meet your jungle guide, who will provide you with a full safety briefing about your jungle trekking adventure.

10:30 – start your trek into the nearby forest. You’ll start the trek by passing through local Kampongs (villages) and over a hanging bridge over the Kiulu River. You’ll be taken along established jungle trails, and as you walk, your guide will teach you about the plant life found in the forest in the Kiulu valley. The guide will show you fruits and plants that are edible and plants that are used for medicinal purposes. He’ll share with you traditions that have been passed from generation to generation.

Noon – Arrive at Jungle camp Kalani – this location is a genuine forest training camp. Your guide will then demonstrate the basic skills needed for comfortable jungle living, “making the forest your home”. Your guide will show you how to hang a hammock (sleeping in the jungle is incredible and like no other experience, but you do need to know how to tie the hammock up!), how to use a parang, chop firewood, light a fire and then cook a basic meal. The guide will then demonstrate how to create the basic equipment you might need or want from the bamboo growing throughout the forest.

14:00 – It’s time to trek out of the jungle, following the river trail and returning to the Adventure Centre.

15:00 – You have done it, trekked into and out of the Bornean Jungle! Once back at the adventure centre, you will be able to freshen up before moving on to the next big adventure, “The Flying fox”, Borneo’s only ‘double’ zip line. You will receive a full safety and activity orientation briefing before joining the Flying Fox ride. Ask one of the team to look after your camera and take your picture as you fly across the Kiulu River – cool!

16:00 – your jungle trekking adventure is over, and it’s time to head back to Kota Kinabalu. You will then be transferred back to your pick-up location in Kota Kinabalu (approx. 1 – 1.5 hours). We hope you enjoyed your jungle trekking day adventure.


You need to be in good health and physically fit and comfortable trekking for a couple of hours in a tropical climate (with stops for briefings and demonstrations by your Jungle Guide along the way). Whilst there is no minimum age for children joining this trip, children will need to be comfortable trekking in a humid, hot climate.


Return transfers from hotels in central Kota Kinabalu, Sabah (and from the Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort located north of Kota Kinabalu), simple lunch, drinking water, activities as stated (jungle trek, 1 x zip line ride), accompanied by a qualified outdoor guide, use of The Adventure Centre facilities and 0% Sales & Service Tax on the tour price as applicable from 6th May 2019.


Beverages and items not mentioned. A pick u surcharge is applicable from hotels south of Kota Kinabalu.


Comfortable trekking shoes, water bottle (minimum 1.5 litres), insect/mosquito repellent, sun protection cream, rain jacket, camera, dry bag (or plastic bag inside a small rucksack) and hat. Optional – extra clothes to change once you have finished your trekking activity.


Minimum two persons per booking. Bookings must be made a minimum of 48 hours before the tour date.

Book your Jungle Trekking in Kiulu Valley Day Tour in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, online right here.


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