Kota Belud Mangrove Wildlife and Fireflies

Tour code: WB28-BELUD


A short 1.5 hours away from Kota Kinabalu is Kota Belud which is where your river cruise begins. Your first cruise will be along the Tempasuk River past the many riverside villages to catch crowds of Proboscis monkeys at play. The famous Mt Kinabalu towering over the countryside in the background makes for the ultimate photo-op. In the evening cruise down the Nanamun River to the enchanting sight of thousands of fireflies lighting up the evening sky.

Travel Advisory

Weather conditions

This is a nature based tour. In the event of adverse weather and to ensure the comfort and safety of all our guests, we reserve the right to amend the itinerary, reschedule, postpone or cancel the trip. The company will not be liable for any compensation.

  • Day #1 - Daily Schedule


    Pick-up from your hotel and depart overland for Kota Belud. The journey takes approximately 1.5 hours and the overland route takes you by scenic views of paddy fields and quaint villages.


    Arrive at the jetty in Kota Belud. Participants will be given a safety briefing and served some light refreshments.


    Start the cruise down Tempasuk River to catch the Proboscis monkeys and catch the sunset.


    Return to the jetty for a buffet dinner.


    Depart on your evening cruise down the Nanamun River to see the fireflies.


    Return by road to Kota Kinabalu.


 Included in the tour
  • English-speaking guide
  • Life jackets
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary

    Does not include carbonated or alcoholic beverages. Includes coffee, tea and Malay cakes and cookies for refreshments.

  • Transportation

    Includes overland transfers and river cruises.

 NOT included in the tour
 What to bring along with you ...
  • Binoculars

    Highly recommended to give you a better view of the wildlife you may encounter during the river cruise.

  • Clothing and gear

    We recommend wearing short pants and t-shirts to keep cool. Make sure you have comfortable walking shoes. We highly recommend that you use water-proof / resistant backpacks or bags to help keep your belongings dry. This is even more so if you are carrying electronic equipment and cameras.

  • Personal amenities

    Sun block or sun-tan lotion, wide brimmed hat, extra dry clothing and sunglasses.

 Other important things you should know!
  • Tour Details

    7 hours

  • Departure Schedule

    14:00 (Kota Kinabalu)