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Proboscis Monkey River Cruise

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Lot No.3, 1st Floor Jalan Putatan, Kota Kinabalu 89800, Malaysia
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Waste of time and money!

This place is around 2 hour drive from KK city. The place is plastic strewn and there is no... read more

Reviewed yesterday
prachi g
So much more than just a wildlife adventure!

I wanted to experience some of the amazing wildlife of Sabah without an 8 hours bus ride or hordes... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
JoMuirhead
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1400 - Pick up at KK hotel 1600 - Arrive at Klias River Reserve and enjoy refreshment 1645 - Commence your wildlife river cruise 1800 - Enjoy lovely buffet dinner 1900 - River cruise to view fireflies
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good43%
  • Average20%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 14:00 - 19:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Lot No.3, 1st Floor Jalan Putatan, Kota Kinabalu 89800, Malaysia
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Reviewed yesterday

This place is around 2 hour drive from KK city. The place is plastic strewn and there is no wildlife to be seen. Forget seeing the proboscis monkey. They are human shy and chances to see them up close is zero to none.

Thank prachi g
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wanted to experience some of the amazing wildlife of Sabah without an 8 hours bus ride or hordes of Tourists. SMT is a Koren tour company however they worked really hard and made me feel so welcome as the only English speaking person and...More

Thank JoMuirhead
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did the proboscis monkey and firefly river cruises with dinner and a stop off at the beach to watch the sunset. We found it all enjoyable getting to see a little more of local life and scenery. It is relatively inexpensive, so you shouldn't...More

2  Thank Coltonvic
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

This was a long drive from our hotel - around 2 hours. It is a small river and they cramp you in this small boat to take you around. It is really hard to see the distinctive features of the monkey - would recommend you...More

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Reviewed 17 February 2018

I went on two river cruises to visit the proboscis monkeys and the fireflies in the same area. Both experiences were excellent and it includes an afternoon tea and buffet dinner with some indigenous music performances as well. On top of that they gave me...More

1  Thank Jastogo
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

Make no mistake--seeing proboscis and langur monkeys in the wild is amazing. We lucked out big time with at least 3 different harems viewed (troops of monkeys with 2 male proboscis and females) as well as a monkey crossing --langurs and proboscis crossing over lines...More

3  Thank spunkeymonkey78
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

Though it was a long drive (over 2 hours) from KK the tour was well worth it to see the proboscis monkeys and fireflies. We got to see plenty of both and enjoyed the two river cruises we did before and after sunset. Take insect...More

Thank John H
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Reviewed 27 December 2017

We took the half day trip (afternoon and evening). Hotel pickup on time. Guide spoke excellent English. We were lucky to see many proboscis monkeys and macaques, some in the lower branches. We watched them swinging through the trees and interacting. The babies were great...More

Thank Lee W
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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Considering that the proboscis monkey is endemic in Sabbah, I think its worth seeing these shy type creatures. You’ll see them swing from branch to branch and if you’re lucky, you might see a crocodile!

Thank Koleen R
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

Did this as a package along with the MariMari Cultural Village, which meant a lot of time sitting in a van for the day, but totally worth it. Staff were great, got to see all three species of monkey in the area and the fireflies...More

Thank Jonathan S
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mknega
2 September 2016|
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Response from WaiYeong | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I participated in the cruise through my tour guide. Hence I don't know the price. I suppose there are different pricing for individuals and groups.
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Mellymelsie
6 June 2015|
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Response from Alfasan | Reviewed this property |
email: Rahbo Ghadri Rhabo is passionate about this place. They are licensed tour guides for Sabah. Friends of ours also used his services. Excellent. Tel: (+6) 0168393221 Can't put email address for him but leave off... More
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