Papar River Rafting


  • Grade I-II
  • Covered with insurance


Return land transfer, rafting equipments, professional guide master.


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.


Comparison between 3 rivers rafting:

Tour Name Kiulu River Rafting Papar River Rafting Padas River Rafting


Kiulu River

Papar River

Padas River

Grade I - II I - II III - IV
Exciting (Sunny day)
Exciting (after raining)
Children friendly
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* The itinerary is for reference only, it subjects to any necessary changes in accordance to local requirements.

Pickup Time & Transport Fee

Pickup time below is for reference only, actual time will be sent to you upon booking is confirmed. Transport fee quoted is per person.

Zone Hotel Pickup Time Fee (MYR)
A Kota Kinabalu city North (Grandis, Hyatt, Gaya street area...) 8:30 am Free
B Kota Kinabalu city Center (Marriott, Marina Court, Horizon, ...) 8:30 am Free
C Kota Kinabalu city South (Sutera Harbour, KK Time Square, ...) 8:45 am Free
D Airport area (Shangri-La Tanjung Aru, Aeropod, ...) 9 am Free
E 1Borneo area (Tune, Grand Borneo, ...) 8 am 20.00
F Outskirt area (Shangri-La Rasa Ria, Nexus Karambunai, ...) 7:30 am 30.00
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Additional information

  • Min. Participant(s)2 Persons To Go (child does not counted)

  • Tour location / Depart fromKota Kinabalu

  • Recommend to book1 month(s) in advance

  • To book at least3 day(s) in advance

  • Cancellation & Refund Policy:  Not refunable for any cancellation made.

  • 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).

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