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Sabah

Our most recommended things to do in Sabah

Malaysia: eSIM Roaming Mobile Data Plan

1. Malaysia: eSIM Roaming Mobile Data Plan

Make your trip to Malaysia hassle-free with a convenient eSIM. Stay connected on your travels with high-speed coverage in Malaysia and other countries. Purchase and install your eSIM anytime and anywhere, and choose from a variety of data packages, validity options, and coverage in additional countries. Simply scan the eSIM QR code to access all your essential apps on your trip. Avoid the trouble of managing multiple SIMs with this zero-waste solution. Get one eSIM per device and top up by simply buying and activating additional eSIM plans as you go. Once activated, your coverage will begin according to your selected duration. Upgrade to coverage in 8 Countries including Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Hong Kong, and South Korea. All iPhone models launched after iPhone XS can support eSIM. For Android, if you are unsure, please check with the guideline photo for eligibility. If you can not connect to the internet after installing this eSIM, please follow the Self Help Troubleshooting Guide in your GYG voucher. APN (Access Point Name): internet Malaysia: Celcom/Digi The rest of the countries will be available in the voucher info in your GetYourGuide app after purchase.

Malaysia: eSim Mobile Data Plan

2. Malaysia: eSim Mobile Data Plan

Make your trip to Malaysia hassle-free with a convenient eSIM. Stay connected on your travels with high-speed coverage in Malaysia and choose a plan that works in other countries as well. Buy and install the eSIM anywhere and start using it straight away, without a physical SIM. Pick your favorite data package that suits your needs, upgrade to coverage in other Asian countries including Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Hong Kong, and South Korea. Scan the eSIM QR code to start surfing and access your apps. Once you activate it, your coverage will begin for the selected duration of time. Top up and purchase an additional SIM plan if you need it. Remember to choose the carrier in Malaysia, which varies depending on the plan. It is usually Maxis, Celcom, or Digi. Most devices released after 2019 are compatible with eSIM (e.g. iPhone XR, XS of models beyond, Google Pixel 4 and beyond). If you are unsure, please check the compatibility guideline photo to confirm eligibility.

Bongawan Wetland: Proboscis Monkey and Fireflies Shared Tour

3. Bongawan Wetland: Proboscis Monkey and Fireflies Shared Tour

Start your adventure at 2:00 PM with a convenient pickup from your hotel in Kota Kinabalu City. Enjoy a scenic 1.5-hour ride and arrive at Bongawan Wetland Jetty by 3:30 PM. Once registered, you can take a short break before your first river cruise. Keep an eye out for the unique Proboscis Monkey and other wildlife during this cruise. Return after the first cruise to the jetty for a delightful dinner. Head to the beach for a mesmerizing sunset view, and if the weather allows, you might witness the stunning 'Mirror of the Sky.' As night falls, your second cruise begins, where you'll search for fireflies illuminating the mangrove trees, creating a magical Christmas tree-like display. Return to Kota Kinabalu City once the cruise concludes and be dropped off at your hotel. This trip offers a fantastic opportunity to explore Bongawan Wetland, get close to Sabah's nature, spot the rare Proboscis Monkey, and experience the enchanting world of fireflies.

10 Asian Regions: eSIM Data Plan

4. 10 Asian Regions: eSIM Data Plan

Make your trip to Asia hassle-free with a convenient eSIM. Stay connected on your travels with high-speed coverage in 10 Asian regions. Purchase and install your eSIM anytime and anywhere, and choose from a variety of data packages, validity options, and coverage in additional countries. Simply scan the eSIM QR code to access all your essential apps on your trip. Avoid the trouble of managing multiple SIMs with this zero-waste solution. Get one eSIM per device and top up by simply buying and activating additional eSIM plans as you go. Once activated, your coverage will begin according to your selected duration. Most devices released after 2019 are compatible with eSIM (e.g. iPhone XR, XS of models beyond, Google Pixel 4 and beyond). If you are unsure, please check the compatibility guideline photo to confirm eligibility. If you can not connect to the internet after install this eSIM, please follow the Self Help Troubleshooting Guide in your GYG voucher. Upgrade to coverage in other Asian countries including Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Israel, and South Korea.

Sabah: Snorkeling & Island Hoping at Sapi & Manukan Island

5. Sabah: Snorkeling & Island Hoping at Sapi & Manukan Island

Explore the beauty of Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park on an island-hopping Kota Kinabalu adventure. Experience island Hopping in Kota Kinabalu, a delightful adventure, offering a mix of relaxation, water activities, and natural beauty. Relax and sunbathe on pristine beaches and snorkel in vibrant coral reefs, as each island provides a unique experience, making it a must-try for anyone seeking a tropical escape. Enjoy the freedom to choose between optional activities like parasailing, banana boat riding, and jet skiing. Pack your sunscreen and a sense of adventure for a day of island-hopping bliss.

Sabah: Mari-Mari Cultural Village Visit with Lunch

6. Sabah: Mari-Mari Cultural Village Visit with Lunch

Mari mari culture village is operated by an independent community based company, as they have two sessions one in the morning and another in the afternoon, due to overwhelming sometimes it can be full house in either session, so we need to book in advance, especially in peak season. Experience the vibrant heritage of Sabah's Kadazan Dusun tribe at our exclusive cultural village tour! Join us for an immersive exploration into their rich traditions, lifestyle, and delectable cuisine for an authentic and unforgettable cultural experience. Morning Session Highlights (10:00am - 2:00pm): - Register at Mari-Mari Cultural Village at 10:00am and delve into 2 immersive hours of traditional Kadazan Dusun buildings. - Taste their unique snacks and rice wine, experiencing the flavors of their culture. - Engage in traditional dances and take part in interactive cultural activities at 12:15pm. - Relish a mouthwatering, authentic Kadazan Dusun lunch at 1:00pm, ending the morning session at 2:00pm. Afternoon Session Highlights (1:00pm - 4:30pm): - Registration begins at 1:00pm for the afternoon session. - Explore the intricately designed Kadazan Dusun homes and indulge in their exquisite delicacies. - Immerse yourself in captivating traditional dances and engaging cultural activities starting at 3:00pm. - Treat yourself to a delightful hi-tea at 4:00pm, concluding the afternoon session at 4:30pm. Don't miss this exclusive opportunity to immerse yourself in the living heritage of the Kadazan Dusun tribe in Sabah! Choose your preferred session—morning or afternoon—and join us for an unparalleled journey into their captivating culture. Book your slot now for an enriching and unforgettable experience! Join us to discover the essence of Sabah's cultural tapestry at the Mari-Mari Cultural Village. Reserve your spot now for an unforgettable journey into the heart of Kadazan Dusun heritage!

Kota Kinabalu: Rainbow Island Ferry Tickets with Lunch

7. Kota Kinabalu: Rainbow Island Ferry Tickets with Lunch

Come to the jetty in Jesselton Point and check in at the counter. Wait until boarding time, then get on the boat. Set sail over the clear blue sea and enjoy the view. Then, arrive at Rainbow Island after a short boat trip. Get off the boat and have some free time to explore on this beautiful island. Soak up the sun on the pristine beach or rest in the shade under the trees. Snorkel in the sea or do some water sports such as kayaking. After this, dine on a delicious lunch and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. Finally, get back on the boat and return to Jesselton Point Jetty to end the activity.

Malaysia: eSim Roaming Data Plan (0.5-2GB/ Day)

8. Malaysia: eSim Roaming Data Plan (0.5-2GB/ Day)

Make your trip to Malaysia hassle-free with a convenient eSIM. Stay connected on your travels with high-speed coverage in Malaysia and choose a plan that works in other countries as well. Buy and install the eSIM anywhere and start using it straight away, without a physical SIM. Pick your favorite data package that suits your needs. upgrade to coverage in other Asian countries including Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Hong Kong, and South Korea. Once you activate it, your coverage will begin for the selected duration of time. Top up and purchase an additional SIM plan if you need it. Remember to choose the carrier in Malaysia, which varies depending on the plan. It is usually Celcom or Digi. Most devices released after 2019 are compatible with eSIM (e.g. iPhone XR, XS of models beyond, Google Pixel 4 and beyond). If you are unsure, please check the compatibility guideline photo to confirm eligibility.

Kota Kinabalu: Private Kundasang and Poring Hot Spring Tour

9. Kota Kinabalu: Private Kundasang and Poring Hot Spring Tour

Embark on a journey that allows you to fully immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Sabah. Begin your adventure right at your hotel with pickup, and enjoy some exciting stops along the way to your first destination. Visit the Nabalu Handicraft Market and explore an array of local handicrafts while immersing yourself in Sabah's vibrant culture. It's a fantastic place to pick up unique souvenirs and experience the rich heritage of the region. Your next activities are the Poring Hot Springs and the canopy walkway. Unwind in the rejuvenating Poring Hot Springs while soaking in the natural beauty that surrounds you. The real adventure begins as you take on the canopy walkway, where you'll walk among the treetops and witness the lush forest from a unique vantage point. Afterward, travel to your final destination, Kinabalu Park, home to a diverse range of flora and fauna. Explore the botanical garden and discover a variety of plant species. End with a stroll on the Silau-Silau trails, soaking in the serene natural landscapes that make Kinabalu Park a true gem.

Kiulu River: River Rafting + ATV Shared Group Day Trip

10. Kiulu River: River Rafting + ATV Shared Group Day Trip

Embark on an exhilarating adventure amidst the stunning natural beauty of Sabah! Your day starts with a prompt 08:30 AM pickup by your friendly Driver and Tour Guide from your intercity hotel. The journey to Kiulu River is an exciting 1.5-hour ride, setting the stage for your action-packed day. Your first stop is Kiulu River Rafting. Upon arrival at the starting point, our expert in-house instructor will provide a comprehensive safety briefing and guide you on the art of river rafting. Then, it's time to hit the rapids! Your thrilling river rafting experience will last between 60 to 90 minutes. As you reach the endpoint, take a quick cleanup and relish a delicious local Sabah-style lunch. Next up is the Kiulu ATV ride. After a satisfying meal, you'll head to the Kiulu ATV ride Centre. Here, our expert instructor will ensure you're well-versed in safety procedures and provide an ATV demonstration. Once briefed, rev up your engines and set off on an ATV adventure through the magnificent Sabah mountains. After an exhilarating ride, take a breather at the ATV Centre before beginning your journey back to your hotel. With your return, this unforgettable tour comes to an end, leaving you with memories of a day filled with nature, adrenaline, and Sabah's exceptional beauty.

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(243 reviews)

Had a lovely time. On arrival we had coffee/ tea drinks and snack after which we headed to the river and managed to see monkeys, monitor lizard, proboscis monkeys and alligator. We came back for dinner and then had time for many photos on the beach. Our guide DanDan took some lovely pics. He was a really good guide. We ended the trip back on the river to see fireflies. Then transported back to the hotel. A great trip.

This was great fun. The van picked us up bang on time and the tour guides were lively, amusing and knowledgeable. We saw a big group of proboscis monkeys, and had a close interaction with the long tailed macaques. The dinner was a delicious home cooked meal. The beach was a pleasant stop (even without a pristine sunset) and the fireflies were a nice ending. Overall great value for money, would recommend.

A very nice attraction, the fireflies were impressive, the cruise was done professionally with a professional guide. Upon arrival there was a snack after the first cruise lunch. Very good value for money!

Great guide, lots of information, tasty local snacks/drinks to try along the excursion, enjoyed the local dance and met some great people on my tour.

Highly recommended!! guide was interactive and very funny. would recommend it to all my fanily and friends.