Last Train of Borneo

Tour Code: KK10

Duration - 2 days/1 night

This tour takes you to Beaufort, by road, then to Tenom on the last train in Borneo - one of the last bastions of colonial Borneo. This trip showcases gardens, tropical fruits, beverages and lovely spices at Lagud Sebrang in Tenom. From Tenom, travel by road to Keningau followed by visits to Tambunan and the Rafflesia Centre, and returns to Kota Kinabalu across the Crocker Range.

Note that due to railway maintenance, the tour will be done by road until further notice. We have not been provided with a date for the full resumption of service, at this stage. The train is running on an ad hoc basis, but we are unable to rely on it at this stage for running tours.

Day 1

A train stop along the way
from Tenom to Beaufort

A train stop along
                               the way from Tenom to Beaufort
Drive about 2 hours overland to Beaufort. Board a train for the two hour journey to Tenom via the scenic Padas gorge past tropical lowland rainforest, rubber plantations and native villages. Lunch at Tenom before visiting the Sabah Agricultural Park (closed on Monday) showcasing gardens, tropical fruits, beverage plants and spices at Lagud Sebrang. Continue by road 46km to the town of Keningau where you will check in to your hotel for the night. [includes Lunch and Dinner]

Day 2

A Rafflesia in Bloom
A Rafflesia in Bloom
After breakfast, continue to Tambunan before crossing the Crocker Range. Visit the Rafflesia Centre (1,200m above sea level). At the Rafflesia Centre you will have one of the best opportunities to see the largest flower in the world. It is one of the most likely places to see the Rafflesia flower in bloom amongst the Liana vines on the jungle floor. Even if no flowers are open, you will certainly find some Rafflesia buds. From Tambunan, return by road over the ridges of the Croker Range to your hotel in Kota Kinabalu. [includes Breakfast and Lunch]
Please bring along sun block lotion, personal toiletries, insect repellent, walking shoes, hat, towel, flashlight (torch), light raincoat and drinking water bottle.

Includes tour and KK transfers, accommodation and meals as indicated, park entry fees (excludes camera/video fees) and English speaking guide.
Photographs courtesy of Phil Youdale and Borneo Adventure