My Adventures

5D4N in Kota Kinabalu

We were in Kota Kinabalu for 6D5N but it was technically only 5D5N as the first day was just flying in to sleep. So we spent the first day in Kundasang to visit Desa Dairy Farm before transferring to Kinabalu Park to stay for the next 3 days for our hike up Mount Kinabalu. We then spent day 5 in Rayoh for white water rafting and day 6 in Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park before heading back to KL.

In total, I spent about RM2,111 for the whole trip including all accommodation, hiking, as well as all other activities. You can click here to watch my video as well as refer to below for my full itinerary if you are keen to follow what we did. Enjoy!

Day 1Cost Per Pax
8:00 PMFly to Kota Kinabalu via AirAsiaRM85.00
10:30 PMReach BKI
12:00 AMEat Pork Noodle at Jia Xiang Sang Yuk MianRM15.00
1:00 AMTransfer to Explorer Backpackers LodgeRM22.00
Day 2
9:30 AMWake up
10:00 AMBreakfastRM20.00
10:30 AMTransfer to Kundasang: Vevien 0198200723 Agent
12:30 PMReach Nabalu Park for lunchRM10.00
2:00 PMReach Kundasang Desa Dairy FarmRM40.00
4:00 PMDepart to Kinabalu Park
4:30 PMCheck in to Kinabalu Park-Grace HostelRM1,325.00
6:30 PMDinner in Kinabalu Park
9:00 PMSleep

Day 3Cost Per Pax
6:30 AMWake up
7:30 AMBreakfast
8:30 AMLast check before start hiking. Transfer to Timpohon Gate
9:30 AMStart hiking from Timpohon Gate
3:00 PMReach Laban Rata
6:00 PMDinner at Laban Rata
7:30 PMSleep
Day 4
1:00 AMWake up
2:00 AMBreakfast
2:30 AMStart hiking from Laban Rata
6:00 AMReach Peak of Mount Kinabalu
7:00 AMBegin Descending
10:00 AMReach Laban Rata
11:00 AMStart descending from Laban Rata
4:00 PMReach Timpohon Gate
5:00 PMTransfer to Marina Court Apartment in KK Town
7:00 PMCheck in Marina Court Apartment for 2 nightsRM85.00
8:00 PMDinner in Welcome SeafoodRM35.00
10:00 PMBuy Food + necessities. Back to hotelRM10.00
12:00 AMSleep

Day 5Cost Per Pax
4:00 AMWake up
5:30 AMTransfer to Beaufort for water raftingRM230.00
8:00 AMReach Beaufort Train Station
9:00 AMTrain ride to Rayoh Station
11:00 AMReach Rayoh and prepare for rafting
11:30 AMStart Rafting
12:30 PMEnd of rafting. Lunch is served
3:30 PMTransfer back from Rayoh to Beaufort
5:00 PMReach Beaufort Train Station. Transfer to Dinner
7:00 PMDinner at Kampung Air Shuang TianRM45.00
9:00 PMBack to Hotel to rest and clean upRM5.00
10:00 PMMassage at Eden Reflexology (behnd Marina Court)RM100.00
1:00 AMSupperRM10.00

Day 6Cost Per Pax
8:00 AMWake up
8:20 AMKeep belongings in H2 BackpackersRM5.00
8:30 AMBreakfast at Gaya StreetRM12.50
9:00 AMBoat Transfer from Jesselton JettyRM25.00
9:30 AMReach Sapi IslandRM3.00
10:00 AMOptional for Island to Island Zipline
1:00 PMLunch in Suria SabahRM20.00
2:00 PMTransfer to H2 Backpackers to change
3:00 PMTransfer to Kota Kinabalu International AirportRM9.00
5:30 PMPlane departs BKI to KUL
Total ExpenditureRM2,111.50

48 Hours in Jakarta

White Water Rafting

LocationGopeng, Malaysia
Booking:  Via Riverbug official website

Price Package: 
Standard Package @RM159/ pax (We took this package. Everything was ok but don't expect much when it comes to buffet lunch)
-Insurance Coverage
-Buffet Lunch

Note: Make your way to Gopeng Toll and you will be leaded by one of the guides to the rafting location. If from KL, best depart by 5am so that you can stop by nearby town for breakfast before heading for the activity as they do not serve breakfast at campsite.

9.00 am: Guide pick up from Gopeng Toll Exit Plaza (Exit 135) who will then lead you to the parking area at Ulu River Lodge, then assemble there and transfer to Ulu Geruntum (starting point) 
9.45 am: Arrive starting point. Put on white water rafting equipment, safety briefing will be given by RIVERBUG guide. 
10.00 am: White water rafting commences. Covering the distance of 7 km with 9 big rapids along the way. The journey takes around 1 1/2 - 2 hours depending on current and water level. 
12.00 pm: Light meal served upon arriving at ending point. 
1.00pm: Shower, freshen up and proceed to Ipoh Town!


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