Kota Kinabalu is one among the most ideal holiday destinations of the world. One significant reason behind this is that besides the sightseeing, the city has umpteen venues for adventurous excursions which not only keep the tourists busy but also add a lot of thrill to their holiday. Here are some of the adventures in Kota Kinabalu that visitors can enjoy:
Snorkeling and Diving in Kota Kinabalu
Kota Kinabalu is a paradise for divers. The crystal clear waters and world-class diving facilities available at various diving sites make this a must-try adventure even for those who haven’t done diving ever in their life. Watching life under water, the giant turtles, sharks, mimic octopus, mandarin fish, coals and all the micro life residing in the water of these parks is an once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Visitors who do not prefer scuba diving can take up snorkeling.
Trekking and Hiking
Go for an unforgettable trekking experience at Mount Kinabalu standing sky-high inside the Kota Kinabalu National Park. The awesome views of nature make it the best trekking experience for an enthusiast of natural beauty. The Low’s Peak is at a height of 4095.2 meters but the bounty of nature and immense variety of flora and fauna make the task easier as well worth all the effort. Hiking on Gaya Island is also a great option for those who do not wish to take up trekking but just reveling in the mesmerizing landscapes.
Fishing in Kota Kinabalu
Some fun-filled deep sea fishing is another activity that tourists’ to KK can enjoy. There are some finest sports fishing grounds to be found in KK city since the waters around here are rich in marine treasure. The Sabah International Fishing Tournament is also organized every year which witnesses participation from all round the world.
Golf in Kota Kinabalu
Among other sports that are played in Kota Kinabalu, Golf is quite a popular one. There are many golf courses in the city where aspiring as well as seasoned golfers can pay a visit to try their best shot.
The highest of them is the Mount Kinabalu Golf Club at 1500 m above the sea level.
Sea Kayaking and White Water Rafting
At a drive of one hour is KK’s nearest river rafting destination- the Kiulu River. While if someone is looking out to enhancing the scale of thrill then rafting at Padas River is much more adventurous. Padas River is at a drive of nearly 3 hours from KK. Many travel operators across KK offer one-day trip to these places. Sea Kayaking is available at Tanjung Aru Beach which is again a one-day trip from KK. At this coast, vacationers can also relish swimming and snorkeling.
River Cruising in KK
Driving for about an hour and half from KK city, travelers desirous of river cruising can reach Klias Wetland Mangrove Forest Reserve. At Klias River flowing through it, they can get a chance of trying the river cruise. While on the way, some interesting creatures such as fireflies and proboscis monkeys can be spotted too.
Other places to venture into river cruise are Garama and Weston at a little further distance from Klias.
Northern Borneo Railway
For all the fans of the bygone era, a ride in this old steam train which is still functional in Sabah and Borneo is must in order to make their vacation to KK complete in all forms. It starts from Kota Kinabalu and goes up to Papar passing through the terrain of Tanjung Aru.
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