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Tamau River and Fireflies Cruise in Kota Kinabalu

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US$ 65.00
2 travellers
    What to Expect
    Our driver will collect you from your hotel lobby in Kota Kinabalu city area around 2:30pm by an air-conditioned vehicle and depart to Tamau River.

    Travel north of Kota Kinabalu through the countryside for about 90 minutes to Tamau River in Kota Belud, a predominantly Bajau area. Then, embark on a 45 minutes boat ride as you enjoy scenes of village life such as children playing, fishermen returning home or buffaloes wallowing.  Look out birds such as kingfishers and egrets and monkeys such as the macaque and Proboscis monkey.  In the late evenings, possibilities of spotting the monkeys are higher as they settle down to rest for the day by river banks in the riparian forest canopy.

    After dinner, travel a further 20 km to Rampayan for another short 15 minutes cruise to witness nature's amazing light show.  Flickering fireflies glow in the dark, lighting up the mangrove fringe like Christmas trees and stars illuminate the night skies – a mesmerizing magical moment. Please note that seeing the fireflies is depending on weather condition and luck, you might even spot nocturnal animals like the flying fox and night bats. You will be transferred back to your hotel safely after an amazing experience.
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    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Return Details
    Hotel in Kota Kinabalu city
    • Refreshment and dinner
    • Rampayan firefly cruise
    • Tamau River cruise
    • Professional licensed English speaking guide
    • Local taxes
    • Hotel round-trip transfer by air-conditioned vehicle
    • Drinks
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • The boat ride to watch wildlife is approximately 45 minutes and 20 minutes to see the fireflies.
    • During the ride, there are no toilet facilities and if it rains along the way, guests may get wet.
    • Although there is high possibilities of seeing wildlife and fireflies due to their habit of resting or mating by the riverbanks in the evenings, sightings are not guaranteed
    • Tamau village is located approximately 70 and 90 km respectively from Kota Kinabalu city
    • Disclaimer form is required to be signed at the jetty
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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