BSKK 1 Kinabalu National Park & Poring Hot Spring
Kinabalu National Park (Malay: Taman Negara Kinabalu) was established as one of the first national parks of Malaysia way back in the 1960′s. Its main attraction is none other than the majestic Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain in Borneo, towering at 4,095 metres.
The Kinabalu National Park is also Malaysia’s very first World Heritage Site designated by UNESCO for its “outstanding universal values”. The rainforest of the Kinabalu National Park oozes biodiversity in astonishing numbers:
- 5,000 vascular plant species
- An estimated 1,000 orchid species
- 621 fern species
- Nine (9) Nepenthes species
- 29 Rhododendron species
- Two (2) Rafflesia species
- 22 montane mammal species
- 21 bat species
- 326 bird species
- 62 toad and frog species
- A large population of 850 butterfly species
- This list can go on forever! I think we should stop here, the rest are for you to discover!
Book us today and discover the natural world of unfathomable beauty!
Fun Fact :
Do you know the Rafflesia is the world’s largest individual flower? It is said to be the world’s largest, the heaviest, the rarest and one of the most stinkiest flowers in the world. It can grow up to 1 metre wide and weighs about 10 kgs.
Yes, and it can be found at the Kinabalu National Park!
Poring Hot Spring
A visit to the Kinabalu National Park will never be perfect without stopping by Poring, a small town 39 km east of Mount Kinabalu. The Poring Hot Spring and Nature Reserve houses both open-air and private cabin baths with water containing sulphur; known for skin-curative and therapeutic properties. The natural hot spring is perfect to soothe tired and aching muscles, especially for the heroic mountaineers of Mount Kinabalu.
Things to do:
Hot Spring Spa
Welcome to one of the creation of Mother Nature’s most natural of all wonders. Visit the Poring Hot Springs for a relaxing spa surrounded by beautiful greenery.
Nature enthusiasts, this is going to be your Heaven! There are jungle trekking trails well marked from the hot springs heading towards the mountains. You will be walking through heavenly lowland forests to streams and waterfalls, surrounded by wondrous sight and sound!
Trek through the lowland forest to the two waterfalls:
Kipungit Waterfall – Short walk and 10 metres high
Langganan Waterfall – VERY LONG walk but 100 metres high, one of the highest in Sabah!
The best things in life definitely don’t come easy!
The very first butterfly farm in Borneo established for education, research and preservation purposes. Check out the Rajah Brooke’s Birdwing, the national butterfly of Malaysia! Psst… Butterfly seasons fall in March, April and May.
The Canopy Walk is made up of a series of walkways attached on trees, hanging approximately 60 meters above ground level, offering a spectacular panoramic view of the oldest rainforest in the world. We highly recommend this!
IncludedEntrance FeeMeals as statedNon-Private Basis;Tour Guide
Not Included2 River cruises & 1 Night WalkAccommodationClimbing PermitJoining Basis (SIC)River Cruise ( if weather permitted )River cruises|1 Jungle Trek|2 Night WalksTransportations
Kinabalu National Park & Poring Hot Spring (Lunch)
- Meet at hotel lobby or Kota Kinabalu Airport.
- Take a scenic 1/2 hr drive to Tamparuli Town. Visit Historical Wooden Shop houses of olden days and walk across the “JambatanTampurali”, a suspension bridge which is the famous landmark in that small town to get a feel of kampong lifestyle.
- Thereafter, proceed to Kinabalu Park. Journey will take approximately 1 1/2 hours passing by villages and paddy fields along mountainous roads that wind along the Crocker range. Along the way, make a brief stop at Nabalu. Nabalu is a place where the local natives gather to sell local produce, fruits, home grown vegetables and handicraft souvenirs.
- On arrival at Kinabalu Park, you will notice the change in air temperature. Enjoy the refreshing and cooling air as you proceed for a walk along the nature trails in the Botanical Garden. If the day is clear, you may even spot a majestic view of Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain between the New Guinea and Himalaya. Kinabalu Park boasts an estimate of 4,500 species of plants which include 1,500 species of orchids, 77 of which are endemic to Kinabalu. The park also supports 289 species of birds and 290 different types of butterflies.
- After the walk, depart for lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, depart for another interesting wonder, the Poring Hot Spring. At approximately 47 kilometers from Kinabalu Park, Poring Hot Spring got its name from the tall bamboo plant that is abundant in that area.At this natural hot spring, there are Japanese baths where visitors can soak themselves and let the invigorating sulfurous water stimulate the body. It is believed to have curative powers. Visitors can also try the Treetop Canopy Walk, where suspension bridges are suspended at the top of the tropical jungle. Experience the height of 41 meters above the ground and length of 157 meters. A 20 minutes hike is needed to reach the Canopy Walkway.
- After an interesting sight , bid goodbye as you return back to your respective hotel.
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*Minimum of 2 Adults.
- *Private tour: Additional 30% from the above rates
- *Single Traveller: Additional 50% from the above rates
- *Child (11 Years old and below) 30% off
- Return Land Transportation;
- Guide & Meals as stated;
- Entrance fee where is applicable;
- Joining basis (SIC);
- All Airfares and airport taxes;
- Camera & Video fees where applicable;
- Alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages;
- Travel Insurance
- Tips, portage & Items not stated;