Papar is located in the southern part of Kota Kinabalu, which is also an undeveloped residence for traditional ethnic Dusun. Papar River is a nice place to experience the Grade II – III rafting especially for those who loved water sports.
After gathering at lobby in the morning, tour guide will pickup you and start the trip. You can enjoy the impressive scenery of traditional Malay village along the way. After travelling for about 40 minutes, we will reach the basecamp, the place where we will have our lunch here afterward. You can prepare clothing and takes photos in the meantime, then a shuttle bus will fetch all challengers to the starting point of Papar River.
Before the rafting commence, we will go through a stone massage (roughness of hilly road) before reaching the starting point. Rafting starts right after the briefing of raft master regarding the safety procedure and how to use the facilities.
The raft master will take a break in the midway after rafting for about 40 minutes. Before continue the remaining trip, you can jump into the river to swim, or take a seat at the shore to enjoy the scenery of river bank. After rafting for 20 minutes we will reach to the ending point. Thus, the challenge of Papar River of length 13km in total has been completed.
Transfer for about 2 hours passing the South China Sea, scenery of villages, small town and some roadside fruit stall brings you to Kota Klias peninsula, located in between the small town as well as district of Beaufort and Kuala Penyu.
Upon arrival, you will be served with a local style high tea before going for river cruise.
Late afternoon, board on a boat and proceed to cruise in search for wild life along the river to name a few the notably proboscis monkeys, long tail macaque, birds such as Kingfisher, darter, eagle and perhaps the Silver Leaf monkeys.
Weston's swampy area is populated by aquatic wildlife such as mudskippers, otters and crocodiles. It is also the nursery ground for fishes, shrimps, clams, crabs and the likes.
At night, you will have the chance to see fireflies depending on the moon’s size and brightness and an opportunity to spot some nocturnal animals such as flying fox and bats. You might spot some fireflies around or nearby the jetty while enjoying your sumptuous dinner.
Comparison between 3 rivers rafting:
|Tour Name||Kiulu River Rafting||Papar River Rafting||Padas River Rafting|
|Grade||I - II||II - III||III - IV|
|Exciting (Sunny day)|
|Exciting (after raining)|
|Know more?||[ Check here ]||(This tour)||[ Check here ]|
* The itinerary is for reference only, it subjects to any necessary changes in accordance to local requirements.
Pick up from hotel, proceed to Papar for your rafting adventure.
Arrived at basecamp at Papar river, change your cloth, enjoy the scenery and photo-taking.
Depart for rafting start point, journey takes about 20 mins ride.
Rafting begins with a safety briefing session conducted by professional raft guide that will demonstrates rafting techniques and proper handling of rafting equipment before rafting commences.
Take a rest at riverbank.
Continue second stage of rafting.
Reach basecamp, the ending point of rafting.
Change your cloth and lunch is served.
Depart for Weston Wetland.
Local style high tea will be served upon arrival before going for river cruise.
Board on a boat to cruise in search for wild life along the river.
Return to jetty for a local style dinner.
Heading back to Kota Kinabalu.
Reach Kota Kinabalu city, transfer back to hotel / lodge.
Min. Participant(s): 2 Persons To Go (child does not counted)
Tour location / Depart from: Kota Kinabalu
Recommend to book: 1 month(s) in advance
To book at least: 3 day(s) in advance
Cancellation & Refund Policy: Confirmed booking is non-refundable.
Tour Type: Sit-In-Coach basis (SIC). This tour is not private tour, you will share the trip with other guests come from different countries. Please notify us upon booking if you are looking for private tour, surcharge might be applied.
Insurance: Tourist transportation insurance included. Please contact your insurance agency for personal travel insurance.
Pickup Service: Pickup service will be provided from the hotel/hostel/lodge that you are staying. Please wait at lobby while the tour guide will find you when he/she arrive. Dropoff service will be provided after travelling, please notify us upon booking if your dropoff location is differ from pickup location.
Specialities: You may decide the joining date, no compulsory tips (If you are happy and satisfied with the journey and the tour guide service, it's always a nice way to express your appreciation with tipping, OR words of thanks is good enough).