Located on the Klias Peninsula is the Klias Wetland, a Mangrove Forest Reserve. With the bizarre-looking proboscis monkey gaining as much popularity with the tourists as the orang utan, the Klias Wetland with its large proboscis population is fast becoming the latest ecotourism destination in Sabah.
These tree-dwelling animals normally hunt for food in the evenings so many boat cruises depart the Kota Klias jetty at around 3.00pm.Other riverside residents that may be spotted are macaques, crocodiles, moniter lizards, tree snakes and birds such as the eagle.
Back on the jetty, enjoy a natural light show when hundreds of fireflies put on a glowing performance for your benefit.
Tour Inclusive: River cruise in search of Proboscis Monkey & Fireflies, high tea, Dinner (Malay style).
Things to bring: Insect repellent, hat, mineral water, binoculars.
Tour Exclude: Personal expenses, tipping for guide and other items not specified.
1500 Pick up from hotel in Kota Kinabalu to Klias River. The journey takes approximately 2 hours drive through a scenic countryside.
1600 Arrive at Klias River. Upon arrival, a local style high tea will be served as welcoming reception.
1700 Cruise along the riverside in search for a glimpse of the big nose Proboscis Monkeys, animals and birds.
1900 After cruising, return to the jetty for a local style dinner. You might spot some fireflies around while enjoying your sumptuous dinner.
2000 Retrace your steps back.
2100 Arrived at your hotel in Kota Kinabalu