Klias Wetlands
Klias Wetlands
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3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Monday
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Anne S
Leeds, UK575 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
It was quite a long coach journey to get here from where our ship docked in Kota Kinabalu. When we arrived we were provided with a buffet-style lunch of Malaysian food which most people including me enjoyed but some didn’t. We then boarded our boats and set off on the river. As with all trips to see wildlife you cannot guarantee what you will see. We set off with hope that we’d see proboscis monkeys. After about 20mins we saw our first couple of proboscis monkeys. Over the next 90mins we saw more proboscis monkeys, long-tailed macaques, and (silver?) monkeys. At one point our driver eased our boat into a side-creek and I got excellent video of proboscis monkeys jumping across it. Overall an excellent boat trip and worth the long journey from Kota Kinabalu.
Written 30 November 2023
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Anne L
Fort St. John, Canada4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
We took the kilas river cruise to see the probiscus monkeys and fireflies. It was one of the highlights if our trip to Malaysia! It was a long drive (I would suggest bringing a sweater and snacks/water for the ride) but worth it. We saw over 30 monkeys of multiple species as well as many birds and a giant monitor lizard. Our guide was very nice and helpful, and the food was good even for people with dietary restrictions or allergies. The fireflies were so incredible, and the perfect end to the day!
Written 31 August 2022
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R PUTHASHANAN R
12 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Decided to go to this place for a road trip yesterday. It was a 2 hour drive from Kota kinabalu. After lunch in Beaufort Town we drove down another 15 mins to Klias River Cruise. To our shock, this place does not exist anymore! The sign board has decayed. It was only a small bridge connecting into the jetty area. The bushes were so long and scary with dried leaves and some parts of the attap was broken. When we went in, it's abandoned and it looked scary. Was thankful no crocodile and snake came into our encounter. Sg Klias River Cruise- a WRECK OF THE PAST!
Written 18 July 2022
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sher88
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia633 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Visited during Raya 2019. Worth the looooooooooooong journey there. It was super jam as it was a public holiday. Booked the tour via Klook. The boatman was very good at spotting proboscis monkeys even at a distance! He would drive the boat slowly towards the riverbank for us to get a closer look. Don't expect too much for the buffet dinner as it was very basic but ok. Then if was off to hunt for fireflies! Sadly, it was cut short as it started raining. Lucky we managed to spot a few trees with them. So magical!
Written 20 October 2020
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Thank you for this feedback. We really appreciate it. We hope to welcome you again soon!
Written 22 October 2020
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Peter L
Horncastle, UK38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
We were picked up at 1.30 by Walter our excellent guide and proceeded on a 2hr drive to the river. We then cruised and saw various monkeys and birds followed by a lovely dinner. We then went out again after dark to see the amazing fireflies and then a 2hr drive back. Loved it all and would recommend
Written 31 December 2019
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Hello Peter, Thank you for this amazing feedback. We hope you enjoyed your trip at Klias River Cruise.
Written 1 January 2020
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950ian
Staymonth=1112 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Great half-day trip from KK. After seeing the proboscis monkeys as they come to the river late afternoon, we headed back to the base camp for a very acceptable dinner. Then into the boats again to see the fireflies, which put on a lovely display.
Written 31 October 2019
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Ben S
Greater Sydney, Australia21 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We were looking forward to what was promised a nice drive through the countryside to Klias wetlands. The tour costs us about $65 per person. After enduring a 2.5 hour rather cramped drive in a 12 seater Minivan, on a somewhat below average road at times over numerous potholes we arrived at out destination. We were served afternoon tea made up of coffee, banana fritters, noodles and black coffee in plastic cups. After afternoon tea we proceeded with the river cruise to observe some proboscis monkeys which lasted about 1 hour before we came back to land for dinner. Buffet dinner was made up of rice, chicken curry, fried fish, a green vegetable dish, water melon and whatever was left of the banana fritters. Black coffee (they ran out of tin milk which was not replaced) and sugary syrup were made available. After dinner we went to observe some fireflies for about half hour before starting on our 2.5 hour drive back to our hotel.
The excursion was just acceptable and not something to write home about.
Written 31 October 2019
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Roje
Sydney, Australia14 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Cost per person was MYR$190 - about AUD$66 and was advertised as an interesting drive of 2 hours through countryside and villages followed by afternoon tea, wetlands boat ride, dinner, then a further boat ride to see fireflies. We were picked up from our hotel on time at 1.30pm in a small minivan which ended up holding 13 people in total sitting 3 across giving limited view for the middle passenger. The road was rough at times, not surprising for a developing nation but be prepared. On arrival afternoon tea was adequate, noodles,, banana fritters, tea and coffee. The boat was also small but we were fortunate enough to see many groups of proboscis monkeys very close up. From there we went back to the same restaurant for dinner which was buffet style with rice, chicken curry, egg sambal, fish and a vegetable dish. Given how excellent Malaysian cuisine can be this food tasted rather bland but I believe would be catering for the tastes of overseas guests. We then boarded the boat again and travelled just a very short distance to see the fireflies and seeing a tree sparkling with Christmas like lights was a delight. We then went back to shore and our cramped van for the trip back to Kota Kinabalu. Given that we did manage to see the monkeys up close and the fireflies we got what was promised but the crowded minivan and small and also crowded boat detracted from the experience and had the price been half of what we paid may then have been worth it.
Written 31 October 2019
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ic chen
Hsinchu, Taiwan130 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Friends
This boat tour and dinner was part of our 5-day Mt. and Kota Kinabalu package. After a ~2.5hr bus ride from KK, we took a boat tour and the owner would spot the rare Proboscis (long-nosed) monkeys that were perching/eating on the tree branches. We saw several groups of them, and each with 5-10 monkeys... The guide said we were quite lucky to see so many. The boat cannot get close to the monkeys, and the telescopes helped to view them clearer. After a simple dinner, we sailed out again to see the fireflies. They were very different (smaller and blinking more frequently) from the ones I saw before, and there were so many of them -- amazing !
Written 1 August 2019
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Mats
6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
This was a pickup at The Hotel and a 2-3 hour bus transfer to the river. One river Cruise with sunset and then din er buffé. Another night ride before going back. Chance to see some monkeys and birds etc.

The pick up went Great. Small group about 20 People from 4-5 diffrent hotels.
But then The bus broke down halfway from the river extract point. After 30-45 min the guide manage to fix 2 private persons with cars to take us the remaining ride. Very Nice work from our guide Assia. 👍. Also a rescuebus were 10 min away.

Late to the boat we got alittle shorter first river time.
But we saw 2 diffrent kind of monkeys, some birds, a crocodile 👍 (better be Quick if you want to take a photo), lots of bats. Then the Rain came down,Wow. 😄 Nature rules.

We got back to dinner break with lots of food. Buffé, some Good, some not so Good. Its up to you.

After The dinner we went out on the second trip on the river. A shorter trip just to see the fireflys. One firefly got freindly with us in the boat and flew in under the shirt. 😘.

Pros: Nice guide, freindly People, we saw all the main animals as we hoped.

Cons: 4-5 hours bus trip, but hey Its Borneo not a amusment park.
The river is damaged by mankind, but isnt all nature? 😢

Headsup:Bring raincoat and put it on before the rain. 😅
Some drinks and snacks for the bus trip.

Afterall it was a Nice trip even though some People got angry because the bus incident. But sometimes things happens and the guide/company did their best to fix it. 👍
Written 14 July 2019
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Hello Rippel73, First and foremost we would like to stand our sincere apologies especially for the bus incident that had occurred. All of the tragedy that had happened was beyond our expectation. Even though our bus has been double checked before moving. We would like thank you as well for this feedback and the beautiful comment. This will be our reference and to improve more of this type of problem in the future. We still hope that you had a wonderful trip at Sabah. Thank you.
Written 24 July 2019
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