This half-day river cruise allow you to explore the Kota Belud Wetland forest and see native wildlife in their natural environment. You will be able to see the Proboscis Monkey, Lizard Bird, and if it is your lucky day, the crocodile. Be ready to be mesmerized by the dancing light of the fireflies on a moonless night. Enjoy a delicious dinner of local dishes before return to your hotel.
You will be picked up from your hotel lobby located in Kota Kinabalu city area around 2:30pm and depart to Kota Belud, located around 75 miles (120km) from Kota Kinabalu. We will drive through a small town and paddy fields.
Upon arrival at Kota Belud Tamau Jetty, a local tea, coffee and cakes will be served to fill your hungry stomach. Then, we will embark on a boat for a river cruise to search for the endangered long nose monkeys of Borneo, the Proboscis Monkeys. You will see the Proboscis Monkeys in their own habitats, and get to see some other interesting mangrove inhabitants such as horn-bills, kingfishers and crocodile (if you are lucky). Enjoy scenes of village life as you watch children playing, fishermen returning home or buffaloes wallowing.
At 5:30pm, we will reach back at the jetty and get ready for a land transfer to Nanamun River, and it will take approximately 30-minute drive to arrive. We will try to reach before sun set, so you can take some beautiful photos there.
We will enjoy a hearty dinner overlooking the Nanamun River. When darkness sets in, embark on the boat again and go out to witness the flickering fireflies lighting up the mangrove fringe like Christmas trees and stars illuminate the night skies.
After the natural pyrotechnic show, we will head back to Kota Kinabalu and transfer to your hotel respectively with a wonderful experience to remember.