Overnight trip to Kinabalu Park & Kundasang, Sabah
For those wanting to visit Kinabalu Park and Kundasang during your holiday to Sabah, Borneo then this 2D1N Trip is your ideal choice with lots of additional extras thrown in. It is an ideal trip for families, or groups of friends, wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle of Kota Kinabalu and get to see more of the mountains and rural life of Sabah.
During this 2D1N trip, you will get to visit Kinabalu National Park, Poring Hot Springs, Desa Cattle Farm, The Upside Down House (Rumah Terbalik) and the 3D Wonders Museum – all whilst enjoying amazing views during your transfers as you drive across the Crocker Mountain Range, home to the magnificent Mount Kinabalu.
During your first day, after a short break at Nabalu Market, your first stop will be at Kinabalu Park Headquarters. At Kinabalu Park, you will enjoy a guided walk along with one of the many marked trails (typically Silau- Silau Trail) and a trip to the botanical garden – where hopefully you will see some orchids in bloom. After lunch, you will visit Desa Cattle Farm before checking into your hotel later in the afternoon.
Desa Cattle Dairy Farm Kundasang, Sabah
On your second day, you will visit Poring Hot Springs in the morning. At Poring Hot Springs you can relax in the sulphuric mineral water – the ‘hot’ springs – that is claimed to have curing powers. You also enjoy a walk along the canopy walk which provides an amazing way to view the forest from high up in the impressive Mengarris trees. You can also choose to visit the butterfly farm or visit the orchid conservation area at Poring Hot Springs (conservation entrance fees apply for both). After lunch, you will start your journey back to Kota Kinabalu. On the way back you will visit a one of its kind in Sabah – the Upside Down House – and have fun taking photos in the 3D Wonders Museum. A fun way to end your trip to Kinabalu Park & Kundasang.
If you are wanting to also see wildlife during your holiday in Sabah then why not consider our 4D3N Kinabalu Park & Kinabatangan River Trip – a great choice for visiting Kinabalu Park, going trekking in the rainforest and joining river cruises in search of wildlife!
Visit Kundasang | The New Zealand of Borneo
Kundasang Sabah Package – 2D1N Kinabalu Park & Kundasang
Day 1 (Meals: L & D)
08:00 You will be collected from your hotel in central Kota Kinabalu and start your journey to Kinabalu Park Headquarters, a ~ 2-hour journey by road. You will have a brief stop at Nabalu Market on the way which provides an ideal opportunity to check out local handicrafts, fruits and take a picture of mighty Mount Kinabalu at the mountain views.
~10:00 Arrive at Kinabalu Park and join a guided walk in the Botanical Garden. You will then join a guided trek along a marked trail in Kinabalu National Park (typically Silau- Silau Trail). The trek will last about 40 min – 1 hour depending on the weather and walking pace.
12:30 Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant in the Kundasang area.
13:30 – 14:00 After lunch, you will visit Desa Cattle Dairy Farm. Here you there are activities such as feeding the calves with bottled milk and learning how milk is processed.
15:30 Transfer to your hotel & check-in.
This evening you will enjoy dinner at your hotel which will be a Set Dinner / Buffet Dinner. Overnight at accommodation near Kinabalu Park (your accommodation will be Kinabalu Pine Resort or Cottage Hotel subject to availability).
Day 2 (Meals: B & L)
08:00 Breakfast at your hotel and check out of your room.
09:00 Start your journey to Poring Hot Spring, ~ 45-minute journey by road.
~10:00hrs: You will have a couple of hours at Poring Hot Springs where you can go on an uphill walk through the Borneo tropical rainforest to the 37 meters high treetop Canopy Walkway. As you cross the Canopy Walkway you’ll experience the beauty of the rainforest up close. Take a dip in the sulphur-rich water tub or visit the Butterfly Farm (entrance fee not included).
12:30 Go for lunch at a local restaurant in the Ranau area, close to Poring.
13:30 Start your journey back to Kota Kinabalu. On the way back, you will visit the Upside Down House / Rumah Terbalik and the 3D Wonders Museum. In the 3D Wonders Museum, you can have lots of fun taking some very cool photos.
~17:00 Expected arrival time back at your hotel in central Kota Kinabalu (subject to traffic).
Trip Pre-requisites – 2D1N Kundasang Package, Sabah, Malaysia
This 2D1N trip is open to all. Minimum 4 persons required per booking/trip.
- Return road transfer from hotels in central Kota Kinabalu.
- English Speaking Driver / Licensed Guide.
- Entrance fees to Kinabalu Park (Botanical Garden + Silau-Silau Trail), Poring Hot Spring + Canopy Walk, Desa Cattle Farm, The Upside Down House, 3D Wonders Museum.
- Meals: 2 x Lunch, 1x Dinner, 1x Breakfast.
- One night accommodation (twin / double sharing) in a Standard Room or Twin Bed Room at either Cottage Hotel or Kinabalu Pine Resort.
- 0% Sales & Service Tax on the tour price as applicable from 6th May 2019.
RM5 fee per camera and RM30 fee per video camera for the Canopy Walkway at Poring Hot Springs. The conservation entrance fee if you choose to visit either the Butterfly Farm or the orchid conservation area at Poring Hot Springs. Drinks not included as part of the meals, extra snacks, personal spend.
Recommended Packing List For The Trip
Binoculars, camera, insect repellent, long sleeve shirts & long pants, raincoat, sun hat and sun protection cream, swimwear and towel (for the ‘hot springs’), comfortable walking shoes, water bottle, personal spend, change of clothes and toiletries for overnight stay.
Notes – 2D1N Kinabalu Park & Kundasang Trip, Sabah, Malaysia
Minimum 4 persons per booking/trip. The timings in the itinerary are typical timings. They can vary on the day of a trip depending on the weather, traffic etc. The trip price is valid for trips up to 31st December 2020.
If a Rafflesia is in bloom near Poring then the itinerary could be adapted to include a visit to see the flower (an extra charge will be applicable for viewing a Rafflesia on private property).