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Sambah Village Fireflies Cruise


  • Fisherman Village
  • Fireflies Cruise (depend on weather)
  • Sky Lantern (depend on weather)
  • Glowing Plankton (depend on weather)


Return land & boat transfer, English tour guide, River cruise, sky lantern per family, light refreshment, dinner.


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Escape to Sambah Village which takes only 70 minutes journey time from Kota Kinabalu City to experience the scenery of the mangroves that are very attractive and well-preserved. This place is the breeding ground for birds, prawns, crabs and clams. You also have the opportunity to board on small boat with fishermen and see the traditional ways to catch fish, shrimps and crabs. You will be mesmerized by the breath taking different kinds of sunset views which offer you the best and meaningful experience. Sambah Village is one of the fishermen’s villages that still exists today.

Most of the villagers still focus on fish catching in the swamp area of Sulaman Lake, Tuaran. By taking a boat ride to observe the fisherman village, this small village of about 200 villagers has only one primary school with an amazing student to teacher ratio of 18:12.  The Sambah village also known for udang salai – smoked prawns. This is a local delicacy that is produced mainly in this village where river prawns are smoked for hours until they turn a nice tan brown colour. Sunset is also one of the attractions at Sambah Village. Why should you visit this village? You will be mesmerized by the breath-taking different kinds of sunset views which offer you the best and meaningful experience.

While the river cruise would offer a fireflies sighting at night also releasing lantern activity before departing for an River Cruise to spot the fireflies 


* The itinerary is for reference only, it subjects to any necessary changes in accordance to local requirements.

  • 15:30

    Pickup from hotel to Kampung Serusup.

  • 16:00

    Arrive at Kampung Serusup jetty, safety briefing will be conducted and 20 minutes boat ride to Kampung Sambah.

  • 17:00

    Proceed for Sambah village tour by foot, visit local primary school and water village houses.

  • 17:50

    Depart back to Anjung Sunset by boat. Upon arrival, fishing at pontoon jetty while witnessing one of Borneo’s best sunset. Light refreshment will be served upon arrival.

  • 18:30

    Local buffet dinner will be served at the jetty.

  • 19:00

    Sky lantern activity (depend on weather).

  • 19:30

    Depart for river cruise to spot the fireflies at night (depend on weather).

  • 20:00

    Return transfer to Kota Kinabalu.

  • 20:30

    Estimated time to arrive Kota Kinabalu.



Local Buffet Dinner

Warm Remind

  • Recommend to bring: sun block lotion, insect repellent, camera, sun glasses, binocular, sneaker.
  • River Cruise, glowing Plankton sightseeing and sky lantern activity depends on the condition of weather.

Pickup Time & Transport Fee

The pickup time is for reference only, actual time may be vary depends on number of visitors, distance, season, weather and road conditions, should be within 15 minutes. Transport fee quoted is per person.

Zone Hotel Pickup Time Fee (NZD)
A Kota Kinabalu city North (Grandis, Hyatt, Gaya street area...) 3:30 pm Free
B Kota Kinabalu city Center (Marriott, Marina Court, Horizon, ...) 3:30 pm Free
C Kota Kinabalu city South (Sutera Harbour, KK Time Square, ...) 3:30 pm Free
D Airport area (Shangri-La Tanjung Aru, Aeropod, ...) 3:15 pm Free
E 1Borneo area (Tune, Grand Borneo, ...) 3:45 pm 7.01
F Outskirt area (Shangri-La Rasa Ria, Nexus Karambunai, ...) 3 pm 10.52
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How to Pay

Pay on travelling day

No advance payment is required, simply pay cash in Ringgit-Malaysia to tour guide. However, you still need pay in full for any cancellation made 1 day prior to tour date.

Pay Online

Accep Visa and MasterCard credit card, Malaysian bank transfer, Paypal, FPX, Alipay. 2.3% surcharge apply. Please be noted that 2.3% processing fee is non-refundable in case there is cancellation 3 days after the payment made.

Bank Transfer

Please request bank staff to calculate equivalent amount in USD before Telegraphic Transfer (T/T) to Malaysia. It takes 3 days to reach us. No 2.3% surcharge but you have to bear both side banks charges. The balances will be paid to either side as the case may be.

Additional information

Min. Participant(s)4 Persons To Go (child does not counted)

Tour location / Depart fromKota Kinabalu

Recommend to book0 month(s) in advance

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Cancellation & Refund Policy:  No refund for any cancellation made within 1 day from the tour date, 90% of full payment will be refunded if cancel 2 days and above. No refund for those tours which involve accommodation.

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).

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