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Kota Kinabalu City & Nature Tour

Kota Kinabalu is the gateway to the Borneo state of Sabah. Top Peak travel Borneo will show you the highlights on our Kota Kinabalu city but also some of amazing places just outside the city many people miss out on during Borneo tours. Kota Kinabalu like most cities has many hidden gems which are fun to explore with us on this Kota Kinabalu city & nature tour.

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Kota Kinabalu is the capital city of Sabah Malaysia, located in the northern part of the Borneo island. Often referred to as KK, it’s a coastal city partly surrounded by rainforest, the south china sea, accompanying islands and underneath the famous Mount Kinabalu. It’s known for its bustling markets, modern boardwalk, beaches and some of Sabah’s best cuisine. We want to take you to the highlights of the city but also get you out to the less touristy, more authentic parts of KK to get a real feel on the pulse of the city. This tour will consist of visiting the historical Atkinson clock tower, Kota Kinabalu floating mosque in the town area then  we will proceed to the locally diverse area of Penampang to visit a local market which offers fresh produce, seafood, vegetables and more all grown locally around the Kota Kinabalu area. Our guide will then introduce you to a local eatery that is rarely visited by tourist for you to try an authentic local meal. The grand finale of the Kota Kinabalu city tour visits the Crocker Range national park which has a breathtaking 180 degree view of Kota Kinabalu, the ocean and surrounding islands where you can capture some of the best Borneo tour photos of Kota Kinabalu.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Kota Kinabalu’s Hotels
DEPARTURE TIME Please be prepared by 9:00 AM
RETURN TIME Approximately 3:00 PM.
WEAR Comfortable athletic clothing, sneakers/sandals, hat, and sunscreen.
INCLUDED
Tour & Transfers
Lunch English speaking guide
NOT INCLUDED
Airfare
And items not mentioned

Please bring along sun block lotion, personal toiletries, torch light, insect repellent, drinking water bottle, walking shoes, binoculars, camera, hat & raincoat.

  • Meet and greet your driver at your hotel lobby at 9am.
  • First stop of your city tour will be the famous floating mosque of Kota Kinabalu. Here you will learn about the predominant religion of Malaysia and get some great photos. Upon request we can bring you into the mosque for a look around but proper attire must be worn to enter this religious building.
  • Next we will bring to the Atkinson clock tower which is the oldest remaining wooden building in Kota Kinabalu. Here you will learn some of the Borneo history around WW2 and the Japanese occupation of Borneo island.
  • Now the fun stuff let’s head to Penampang a district on the outskirts of Kota Kinabalu few tourist get to enjoy. This area is predominantly Kadazan but is known to be a melting pot of cultures with many Indian, Chinese, Malay and different local ethnic tribes all living together in harmony. First stop on the Borneo tour here will be a “tamu” or local market where the majority of locals buy their produce, seafood, fresh meat, herbs and fruit daily. It is a treat to observe the sights and smells of a truly Sabahan market.
  • Continue on to lunch at a well known kota kinabalu restaurant most people on a kota kinabalu city tour would not get a chance to enjoy. Here you will mix with authentic local people and get some insight into daily life. While all this is going on your food will be presented and some of the tasty dishes borneo is known for will be within your reach. Always ask the drivers for a recommendation to try something outside your normal restaurant fare.
  • After your leisurely lunch you start your journey up toward the Crocker range national park, along the way observe the local villages and feel free to ask questions to increase your knowledge of the area. Once in the lush jungle of the park keep an eye out as you ascend for that amazing view of Kota Kinabalu city and surrounding areas. We think this is the absolute best view point of the capital city of Borneo and hope you will too. If you’re lucky you’ll notice Mt Kinabalu looming over the ocean on the left hand side of the viewpoint.
  • After resting at the viewpoint to your leisure our driver will return you back to your hotel by mid afternoon.

Kota Kinabalu is the capital city of Sabah Malaysia, located in the northern part of the Borneo island. Often referred to as KK, it’s a coastal city partly surrounded by rainforest, the south china sea, accompanying islands and underneath the famous Mount Kinabalu. It’s known for its bustling markets, modern boardwalk, beaches and some of Sabah’s best cuisine. We want to take you to the highlights of the city but also get you out to the less touristy, more authentic parts of KK to get a real feel on the pulse of the city. This Borneo tour will visit the historical Atkinson clock tower, Kota Kinabalu floating mosque in the town area after which we will then proceed to the locally diverse area of Penampang to visit a local market which offers fresh produce, seafood, vegetables and more all grown locally around the Kota Kinabalu area. Our guide will then introduce you to a local eatery that is rarely visited by tourist for you to try an authentic local meal. The grand finale of the Kota Kinabalu city tour visits the Crocker Range national park which has a breathtaking 180 degree view of Kota Kinabalu, the ocean and surrounding islands where you can capture some of the best Borneo tour photos of Kota Kinabalu.

Please bring along sun block lotion, personal toiletries, torch light, insect repellent, drinking water bottle, walking shoes, binoculars, camera, hat & raincoat.

  • Meet and greet your driver at your hotel lobby at 9am.
  • First stop of your city tour will be the famous floating mosque of Kota Kinabalu. Here you will learn about the predominant religion of Malaysia and get some great photos. Upon request we can bring you into the mosque for a look around but proper attire must be worn to enter this religious building.
  • Next we will bring to the Atkinson clock tower which is the oldest remaining wooden building in Kota Kinabalu. Here you will learn some of the Borneo history around WW2 and the Japanese occupation of Borneo island.
  • Now the fun stuff let’s head to Penampang a district on the outskirts of Kota Kinabalu few tourist get to enjoy. This area is predominantly Kadazan but is known to be a melting pot of cultures with many Indian, Chinese, Malay and different local ethnic tribes all living together in harmony. First stop on the Borneo tour here will be a “tamu” or local market where the majority of locals buy their produce, seafood, fresh meat, herbs and fruit daily. It is a treat to observe the sights and smells of a truly Sabahan market.
  • Continue on to lunch at a well known kota kinabalu restaurant most people on a kota kinabalu city tour would not get a chance to enjoy. Here you will mix with authentic local people and get some insight into daily life. While all this is going on your food will be presented and some of the tasty dishes borneo is known for will be within your reach. Always ask the drivers for a recommendation to try something outside your normal restaurant fare.
  • After your leisurely lunch you start your journey up toward the Crocker range national park, along the way observe the local villages and feel free to ask questions to increase your knowledge of the area. Once in the lush jungle of the park keep an eye out as you ascend for that amazing view of Kota Kinabalu city and surrounding areas. We think this is the absolute best view point of the capital city of Borneo and hope you will too. If you’re lucky you’ll notice Mt Kinabalu looming over the ocean on the left hand side of the viewpoint.
  • After resting at the viewpoint to your leisure our driver will return you back to your hotel by mid afternoon.

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