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At 2.00 pm you will be picked up from the hotel lobby and journey to Kota Klias Peninsula (approximately 112km from Kota Kinabalu city), situated between Beaufort and Kuala Penyu. It will be a scenic ride pass local villages, fruit stalls and small towns.
Some local hi-tea favorites awaits upon destination, before you get those binoculars on stand-by and ready for your safari river cruise.
Motor down the Klias river on an open boat. Your tour guide will be there to point out any exciting wildlife spottings. Keep your eyes peeled for the elusive long-nosed proboscis, long-tailed macaques, birds such as Kingfishers, darter, eagles. You will be able to differentiate the female and male proboscis by their behavior. If you are lucky, you might be able to spot some nocturnal animals like the flying fox and night bats.
After the exciting river cruise, enjoy a sumptuous dinner by the river lodge which typically consists of meats marinated in different styles, rice, potatoes and veggies.
As darkness set in, board the boat again to witness and be amazed by nature’s Christmas lighting, the fireflies! Depending on weather condition and luck, you might even spot noctural animals like the flying fox and night bats.
Depart for Kota Kinabalu and transfer to your respective city hotel.
Located on the Klias Peninsula is the Klias Wetland, a Mangrove Forest Reserve. With the bizarre-looking proboscis monkey gaining as much popularity with the tourists as the orang utan, the Klias Wetland with its large proboscis population is fast becoming the latest ecotourism destination in Sabah.
This tour grants you the opportunity of experiencing Sabah’s wild-side. Encounter primates such as the Pot-bellied Proboscis Monkey, spot hornbills, flying foxes as well as dashing silver-leaf langurs! Also, witness the magic of Borneo after-dark as you set out once more on a night river-safari offering dazzling firefly sightings & nocturnal wildlife spotting.
Proboscis monkeys are endangered mammals that are endemic to Borneo. Their characteristics are their fleshy, pendulous noses used to attract mates, big bellies and their light golden brown fur coats for the adults. They live in organized harem groups consisting of a dominant male and two to seven females and their offspring. They have evolved webbed feet and hands to help them outpace the crocodiles, one of their main predators. Proboscis monkeys survive mainly on a diet of leaves, seeds, and unripe fruits but will occasionally consume insects as well. The only fruit they will eat is unripe fruits as the sugars in ripe fruits can ferment in their stomachs and cause fatal bloating.
However, as much as we hate to disappoint, we are entering a natural habitat where sightings are common, but it is NOT GUARANTEED
Wear comfortable shoes and clothes. Cotton T-shirts with long or short pants recommended. Sandals/Slippers recommended.
To enquire about this tour give us a call on (1300 882 803) or simply fill out the form below.