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Papar River Rafting


  • Grade I-II
  • Covered with insurance


Return land transfer, rafting equipments, professional guide master.


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Rate /pax (MYR)

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.

  • 09:00

    Pick up from hotel, proceed to Papar for your rafting adventure.

  • 10:00

    Arrived at basecamp at Papar river, change your cloth, enjoy the scenery and photo-taking.

  • 10:30

    Depart for rafting start point, journey takes about 20 mins ride.

  • 10:50

    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.

  • 11:40

    Take a rest at riverbank.

  • 12:00

    Continue second stage of rafting.

  • 12:30

    Reach basecamp, the ending point of rafting.

  • 13:00

    Change your cloth and lunch time (own expenses).

  • 14:00

    Depart for Kota Kinabalu city.

  • 15:00

    Reach city and transfer back to hotel.




Warm Remind

  • Recommend to bring: sandal with strap, short and T-shirt (not white colour), swimwear, insect repellent, sun-block lotion, change of clothes, towel and raincoat.
  • Optional: Lunch MYR 10; or prepare your own food / snacks.
  • During raining season the rafting can be up to grade III.

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 (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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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)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:  Over 14 days (from date of departure) charge 30% of Tour fare; 7 to 14 days (from date of departure) charge 50% of tour fare; Less than 7 days (from date of departure) charge full tour fare. 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).

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