Kiulu River Rafting (Riverbug)

Looking for excitement? Kiulu River Rafting is here for you!

An interesting escape that will only take you 1.5 hour from the city of Kota Kinabalu to a breathtaking backdrop of Mount Kinabalu and placing you at the second most beautiful village in Malaysia. Located somewhere on the northwestern part of Sabah, Kiulu River graded as Class I – II river is safe enough for children and gentle enough for the elderly.

There will be a safety briefing session conducted by our professional raft guide tol demonstrates rafting techniques and proper handling of rafting equipment before rafting commences. Excursion covers up to 15km, making it the longest white water rafting trip in Borneo. The journey will take about 1 ½ - 2 hours of rafting before reaching the ending point where delicious lunch prepared just by the riverbank. While having your lunch, enthrall yourself with the pristine breathtaking surroundings or get a quick sun tan before heading back to your respective hotels.

Insider Tips:

  •  Recommended things to bring included : sandal with strap/sport shoes, short and T-shirt (not white colour), swimwear, insect repellent, sun-block lotion, change of   clothes, towel, hat
  •  Please prepare retainer for your glasses, and do not wear contact lenses

Additional Information:

  •  Children below the age of 5 years old are strictly NOT permitted to join the tour
  •  Surcharge of MYR30 per person applied for pickup location in Kinarut area and Putatan area (eg. Beringgis Beach Resort, Kinabalu Villas, Narada Hotel)
  •  Participants must have trimmed fingernails and toenails
  •  No jewelries and valuable items allowed to be worn (or brought along) during these activities
  •  Please let us know if you have dietary request, e.g. vegetarian
  •  People with heart disease, epilepsy or other severe disease are advised not to rafting
  •  This tour is not private tour, you will share the trip with other guests come from different countries


2 Working Days
Full Day
Hotel Pick Up
Voucher Type
Present to Tour Operator
No Amendments Allowed
No Refunds Allowed

What You Get


  • Return land transfer
  • English speaking guide
  • Lunch
  • Rafting equipment
  • Life jacket
  • Tourist transportation insurance


  • Gratuities (Optional)
  • Personal expenses

How To Buy

1. Purchase online

2. Email the following information to attractions@changirecommends.com.sg for booking of the tour:

  • Your Order Number
  • Hotel Details (Name, address and contact number)
  • Full Name and Passport Number of each participant

3. Receive a second email confirmation with the tour details

Terms and Conditions

  • Changi Recommends and the appointed operator will not be responsible for any accidents, loss of property or damaged caused by individual negligence
  • The e-ticket/e-voucher cannot be exchanged for cash or used on more than one occasion
  • Any alteration(s) on the e-ticket/e-voucher will not be accepted by Changi Recommends and the appointed merchant
  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances that affects tour departure or ticket/voucher invalidity, customers will be notified and be advised accordingly

Cancellation Policy:

  • No refunds will be entertained for cancellations
  • There will be no refunds even if included items are not utilised by the visitor
  • In the event of late comers/no show, it would be considered as cancellation and no refund will be given

Upon purchase of the ticket, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher within two days. Tours and tickets are subjected to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.


* The itinerary is for reference only, it subjects to any necessary changes in accordance to local requirements.


Depart from your hotel in the Kota Kinabalu City and proceed to Kiulu River, located at Tamparuli area. Journey take 1.5 -2 hours drive.


Arrive at starting point. Safety Briefing will be given by RIVERBUG’s professional river guide and signing of Liability Release form.


Rafting commences. Excursions takes about 2 hours to the ending point.


Arrive ending point, freshen-up and ready for lunch.


Depart for hotel.


Reach Kota Kinabalu city.

How to Get There

Hotel Pick Up Information:

  • Time: 8.00am
  • Please note: Pick up will start at 8.00am
  • Location: Accommodations within the Kota Kinanbalu only
  • Kindly indicate your hotel name and address
  • Please be at your hotel lobby 15-20 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time. No refunds will be given for latecomers and no-shows
  • As this is a shared transfer, please be patient in cases of unforeseen delays along the pickup route.



Pickup Time


Kota Kinabalu city North (Grandis, Hyatt, Gaya street area...)

8 am


Kota Kinabalu city Center (Marriott, Marina Court, Horizon, ...)

8 am


Kota Kinabalu city South (Sutera Harbour, KK Time Square, ...)

7:45 am


Airport area (Shangri-La Tanjung Aru, Aeropod, ...)

7:30 am


1Borneo area (Tune, Grand Borneo, ...)

8:15 am


Outskirt area (Shangri-La Rasa Ria, Nexus Karambunai, ...)

8:45 am

The pickup time is for reference only, actual time may be vary depends on number of visitors, distance, season, weather and road conditions, should be within 15 minutes
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After purchase, kindly assist to send each passenger's full details and accommodation detail to attractions@changirecommends.com.sg