Ever imagined of riding the oldest train in Borneo which passes through the once renowned headhunters’ tribe – The Murut? Well, guess what, we have the best river guides amongst the tribe to guide you down the raging water of Padas River, claimed to have the best rapids in South East Asia!
This exciting adrenalin’ rushing tour will take you down to wave that goes as high as six feet and thrilling rapids up to grade IV. Whilst rushing down this wild and untamed part of the Padas River you will experience totally untouched nature.
Padas River is situated in the interior of southwestern part of Kota Kinabalu that is only accessible by train (used since the late 19th century in Borneo). Basically, this trip will give you two experiences advantages - 1) Excursion of Class III-IV river, 2) A uniquely ride in an antique train.
The adrenaline rush excursion covers a distance of 10km of this rather muddy 200 km river that holds 8 exciting and tough rapids!
These rapid carries amusing names such as Merry-Go-Round Rapid, Snake House Rapid, Scooby Doo Rapid, Cobra Rapid, BBQ Rapid, Washing Machine Rapid, Lambada Rapid and Head Hunter Rapid. Each rapid will give you the feel of the motion as what the name means.
The journey will first take 1-½ hours overland through the countryside to Beaufort town. From thereupon, adventure begins with 1-½ hours train rides tracks along the Padas River that gives glimpses of the thrills and excitement to come. Upon arriving at the starting point, participant will be given safety briefing before going down the river.
The ultimate challenge will speak for itself as one shoots through and experiences the nerve tingling excitement which crescendos rapid after rapid while getting a closer look at the Borneo’s amazing flora and fauna. A professional cameraman will assist to taken photo and video while rafting.
After rafting, enjoy a sumptuous lunch by the river. Wind down with a sunset view of the return journey to Kota Kinabalu, along with presentation of certification of achievement.
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 ]||[ Check here ]||(This tour)|
* The itinerary is for reference only, it subjects to any necessary changes in accordance to local requirements.
Pick up from hotel and transfer by coach to Beaufort Railway Station.
Signing of liability Release Form before the rafting commences.
Arrive at Beaufort town, get onboard by train. The thrilling yet scenic ride will take around 1.5 - 2 hours to get to Pangi Station.
When arrived at Pangi, light refreshment will be served, safety briefing will be conducted by Riverbug crew.
Start rafting from starting point to Rayoh (ending point) - 10km.
Expected time of arrive at Rayoh (ending point) for sumptuous lunch and after lunch we will depart back by train to Beaufort town at 2pm, estimated 2 - 2 ½ hours on train ride.
Arrival Beaufort town and transfer by coach or van back to Kota Kinabalu city.
Estimated time of arrival in Kota Kinabalu.
Min. Participant(s): 1 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: 1 day(s) in advance
To cancel at least: 1 day(s) in advance, or tour company will impose 100% last minute cancellation charge.
Cancellation & Refund Policy: No refund for any cancellation made within 2 days from the tour date, 90% of full payment will be refunded if cancel 3 days and above. No refund for those tours which involve accommodation.
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).