Sabah Botanical Tour
Tour Code: KK10
Duration – 2 days/1 night
Explore the botanical and natural wonders of Sabah on this one-of-a-kind tour. On the first day, visit the Rafflesia Centre and head out on the trails in search of the blooms and buds. There will also be a stopover at a bamboo factory.
On the 2nd day, Learn about the local agricultural industry, with a stopover at a coffee factory before exploring the living crop museum of Sabah Agriculture Park which features many lovely gardens and agricultural crops.
Travel about 1 1/2 hours by road from Kota Kinabalu to the Rafflesia Information Centre on the ridges of the Crocker Range (1200 m above sea level). At the Rafflesia Centre you will learn about the unique biology of this parasitic flower which is 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. If a Rafflesia is in bloom, you will trek along one of the trails in search of the bloom and buds. Even if no flowers are open, you will certainly find some Rafflesia buds.Proceed to the handicraft centre which houses art workshops, and also displays a wide range of artistic Sabahan handicraft.
A Rafflesia in Bloom
Overnight at Keningau town (twin bed). [includes Lunch and Dinner]
One of many Orchids at the Orchid Centre
In the morning, drive by road the 46 km from Keningau to the Sabah Agriculture Park (closed on Monday), at Lagud Sebrang. The Agricultural Park showcases gardens, tropical fruits, Borneo orchids, beverage plants and spices. Later, visit the famous Tenom Coffee factory (open on weekdays only) before driving back to your hotel in Kota Kinabalu along the Papar-Kimanis road. [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.