3 Day Explorer Package
Our Kinabalu Park 3 Day Explorer Package is designed to help you experience as much as possible of what Kinabalu Park has to offer. From fauna and flora to a taste of the summit trail, you’ll get it all on this program.
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We’ll pick you up from your hotel in Kota Kinabalu around 07:30 in the morning to start your drive across the mountainous Crocker Range.
Enjoy the panoramic views of valleys and Mt. Kinabalu as you drive along the ridge of the low-lying hills.
Upon arrival at Kinabalu National Park, you will check in at the park HQ and register for your half-way climb to Layang Layang Hut the following day.
You then continue with your private Kinabalu Park & Poring Hot Springs trip, which offers great flexibility.
Whether you’d like to explore the nature trails at Kinabalu Park or head on over to Poring Hot Springs there’s much to explore.
Explore jungle trail, rivers to walk along, rare flowers to discover, and plenty of culture and history to learn about at the World Heritage Site Information Centre.
You can also choose to explore the jungle canopy from 45m above the jungle floor, soak in the sulfur-rich water of Poring Hot Spring, or try your luck at searching for the rarest bloom, the Rafflesia flower.
Whichever way you prefer it, at the end of the day you’ll overnight at the Hill Lodge (or similar) at Kinabalu Park.
Breakfast is yours to enjoy at the Balsam Cafe before meeting your mountain guide who will be with you on your trek halfway up the summit trail.
You’ll set off for the start at Timpohon Gate and then trek to the Mt. Kinabalu summit trail’s halfway mark at Layang Layang Hut.
This return journey is 8km long and follows the same route that the climbers of Mt. Kinabalu take, but instead of continuing onwards to Laban Rata, you will turn around at Layang Layang Hut, located at 2,700m.
The view alone will be well worth the effort. Enjoy the changes in vegetation and bird and insect life as you ascent and descent through the different climactic zone.
Your guide carries with him a wealth of knowledge for those who make a little effort to communicate.
Back in the park you will overnight at your choice of residence within Kinabalu Park again. Good sleep is sure to be yours.
Day 3 sees you waking up at your own pace to enjoy breakfast at the Balsam Cafe.
Your morning is at leisure. The journey back from the park will be between 12:00 and 15:00. We will confirm the time to you on Day 3.
Things You Might Want to Bring for the Mountain Trek
Suitable walking shoes, sunscreen, hat, clothing to keep you warm in about 15°C, waterproof jacket, windbreaker, long sleeve shirt, spare set of clothes, drinking water, high energy snacks (chocolates, nuts, raisons, glucose), Deep Heat, plasters (for blisters), insect repellent, binoculars, camera, waterproof bag for camera, extra socks, toilet roll (White Gold).
Rates & Inclusions
3D2N Rates are per person based on 2 people sharing:
Rock Twin Share Accommodation – RM 1,420 per person
Hill Lodge Accommodation – RM 1,540 per person
Liwagu Suite Accommodation – RM 1,600 per person
3D2N package includes:
Return transfers from KK to Kinabalu Park, park entrance fee, Poring Hot Springs, canopy walk, botanical garden, English speaking guide, 500ml drinking water, 2 nights’ accommodation, meals (2x breakfast, 1x lunch, 1x high tea break, 2x dinner), climbing permit up to Layang Layang Hut, mountain guide and a certificate for the halfway climb.
Alternatively, this can also be converted to a 2D1N package, heading back to KK after your half-way mountain climb on day 2.
2D1N rates are as follow:
Rock Twin Share Accommodation – RM 1,230 per person
Hill Lodge Accommodation – RM 1,330 per person
Liwagu Suite Accommodation – RM 1,390 per person
2D1N Package Includes:
Return transfers from KK to Kinabalu Park, park entrance fee, Poring Hot Springs, canopy walk, botanical garden, English speaking guide, 1 night’s accommodation, meals (1x breakfast, 1x lunch, 1x high tea break, 1x dinner), climbing permit up to Layang Layang Hut, mountain guide and a certificate for the halfway climb.
*** Rates above valid until 31st December 2013.
Note: Transfers to/from Kota Kinabalu to the park are on a shared basis with other guests of Downbelow that day, up to a maximum of 9 people, unless otherwise stated. Your nature guide and mountain guide are dedicated to your booking only and are private.