The fast growing city of Kota Kinabalu has seen rapid growth over the years. Its accessibility connects the city to the many attractions across the state of Sabah – spanning from cultural and historical sites to world-acclaimed forest reserves and national parks, such as Kinabalu Park which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The most iconic landmark of all is none other than Mount Kinabalu, which is renowned for its natural beauty and sky-scraping peak. While on the eastern coast of Sabah in Sandakan, lies the enigmatic Kinabatangan River. The waters and the banks of Sabah's longest river have long served as a thriving habitat for the indigenous exotic wildlife. Truly, Sabah offers more than meet the eye.
Kota Kinabalu can be easily accessed by air as it is serviced by a number of domestic and international connecting flights.

Direct international flights from:

Korea, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines, Taiwan

Flight duration from Kuala Lumpur:

2 hours 35 minutes
Sandakan, on the other hand can also be easily accessed directly by air through a number of domestic flights.

Direct domestic flights from:

Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur, Kudat, Tawau

Journey to Kinabatangan River:

A 3-hour 4WD scenic wildlife drive from Sandakan
DO
Journey through the tributaries of Kinabatangan River
Explore the longest river in Sabah and take in the majestic views of the riverbank. It is a rare opportunity to observe wildlife that can only be found in Borneo – from the Orang Utan and Proboscis Monkey to the Pygmy Elephant and Rhinoceros Hornbill. Don't forget to visit the many wildlife sanctuaries such as the Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary and learn about the conservative efforts being carried out.
STAY
Bask in the true meaning of luxury glamping
Stay in ultra-luxurious canvas tents in the midst of Sabah's national parks and experience a truly outdoorsy camping adventure. Enjoy the luxuries of an eco-lodge at Sukau Rainforest Lodge, located on the banks of Kinabatangan River. Surrounded by the beauty of the tropical rainforest, this lodge has been handpicked to be on the carefully curated list of National Geographic's Unique Lodges of the World. Glamping (or glamorous camping) in the wilderness will never be the same again.
Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa
Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa
The Magellan Sutera Resort
The Magellan Sutera Resort
Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa
Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa
Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai Sabah
Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai Sabah
Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu
Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu
EAT
Tuck into a grand feast prepared by the local indigenous tribe
Partake in a welcoming meal prepared the traditional way following age-old recipes passed down from the indigenous tribe's forefathers. Take pleasure in a constellation of flavours from the freshly prepared dishes sourced from the surrounding mountainous lands.
Experience More Activities
White Water Thrills And Spills
White Water Thrills And Spills
Join an awesome adventure on one of Malaysia's wild rivers flowing through tropical rainforest. Team effort is essential to stay afloat!
Great Orang Utan Encounter
Great Orang Utan Encounter
Spend a day in the life of the unsung heroes who sacrifice time and effort to bring these gentle giants of Borneo's rainforests back from the brink of extinction.
Sea Walk
Sea Walk
Participate in coral enrichment, marine surveys and reef cleaning programmes in the Coral Triangle, off Sabah's shores.
Have a Heart, Build a Hut
Have a Heart, Build a Hut
Join in the communal activity of building homes with the locals and learn from them while building a permanent reminder of your visit.
Mari-Mari Cultural Village
Mari-Mari Cultural Village
Experience a slice of traditional Sabahan life by exploring the various traditional homes and learning the daily routines of the ethnic communities.
Let's Meet And Green
Let's Meet And Green
Help reduce the carbon footprint by planting more trees where you and your teammates can be the agents of change, for the better.
Rhythm of The Land
Rhythm of The Land
Learn basic rhythms of drums and traditional percussion instruments and compose a percussive piece.
Down Memory Lane
Down Memory Lane
Take the historic train journey on the North Borneo Railway that is sure to conjure up memories of a rich colonial past.
Seafood Feast
Seafood Feast
Indulge in a lavish banquet of freshly caught seafood and shellfish caught off the coast of Sabah.
Harvest Festival-Themed Dinner
Harvest Festival-Themed Dinner
Celebrate the good harvest at the end of the rice-planting cycle with a sumptuous dinner accompanied by cultural performances of dance and music.
Dining in The Rainforest
Dining in The Rainforest
Dine amidst the rich sounds of the rainforest as you and your colleagues step into a magical world teeming with wildlife.

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