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Overview

Discover the dramatic land and seas on the northernmost tip of Borneo. Enjoy extraordinary sunsets and visit traditional longhouses of the Rungus people. Escape to the magical and natural underwater world of the Floating Coral Bar that has only recently opened to tourism.

Trip Highlights

The Tip of Borneo & Floating Corals

Meet the Rungus people of Borneo

Get a chance to experience the fascinating communal lifestyle of traditional longhouses of the Rungus people.

Discover the magical Floating Coral Bar

Only recently opened to tourism, explore the pristine underwater phenomenon of an island formed by gazillions of dead coral.

Enjoy untouched and pristine scenery

Take in spectacular views of Kudat Peninsula where the South China Sea meets the Sulu Seas.

Itinerary

1

Kota Kinabalu – Kudat

Kota Kinabalu Hotel – Rungus Longhouse (145km): 3 hours Rungus Longhouse to Tip of Borneo (45km): 1 hour Tip of Borneo - Kudat Riviera Villas (8km): 17 minutes

At 08:00 this morning, depart for the tip of Borneo via a visit to a traditional Rungus Village. Traditionally, the Rungus people live in longhouses built on stilts, but the shift to modern-day living has meant that the sight of such longhouses are getting rarer. In Kampong Bavanggazo near Tinangol in the Kudat district, there is still a chance to experience this fascinating communal lifestyle in a purpose-built longhouse constructed entirely of traditional materials but with added modern comforts.

Early lunch before continuing to the tip of Borneo, the northernmost tip, located in the Kudat Peninsula where the South China Sea meets the Sulu Seas. Take a short walk to the very tip to spend some time soaking up the magnificent views. Transfer to the resort in Kudat for the night.

Overnight in Kudat

2

Kudat – Kota Kinabalu

Riviera Villas to Kudat Marina Jetty (30km) 40min Boat Kudat marina to Coral Bar or vv 45min Kudat marina to Kota Kinabalu (180km) 3h30min *Boat journey duration depending on boat’s speed and sea condition

This morning have breakfast before leaving to Kudat Marina Jetty at 08:00 to explore the pristine waters of the Floating Coral Bar.

The small piece of paradise is known as the Floating Coral Bar which is located opposite to Supirak Island and close to Malubang Villas in Pitas. Situated within the Tun Mustapha Marine Park and an approximately 30 -40 minutes on a speed boat ride from Kudat, the Floating Coral Bar has been recently opened to tourism.

Formed a few decades ago, where gazillions of dead coral and sediments derived from the reef on which it sits and swept by refracted waves. The island is surrounded by an extensive field of colourful hard coral reef that is untouched and pristine.

At 09:30, after registration and a short briefing, take a 45 minute boat ride (Duration may be longer depending on weather conditions) and arrive at the Floating Coral Bar.

Relax in the hut or try one of the many activities available including stand up paddle board, or a ride with a glass bottom kayak.

Leave for a snorkelling activity to observe the magnificent coral gardens under the crystal warm waters where the South China Sea meets Sulu Sea.

Return to the Coral Bar for a seafood lunch.

Spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure before snorkelling in the pristine waters.

At 14:00, return to Kudat Marina Jetty.

Take a fresh shower and leave by vehicle back to Kota Kinabalu.

Important Information

Package Inclusive:

  • 1 nights accommodation in selected hotel with daily breakfast
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary
  • Drinking water and 1 soft drink (drinks are not available for selling).
  • Transportation with air-conditioned vehicle and driver.
  • English speaking local guide.
  • Boat transfers in and out Coral bar in  Private Basis.
  •  Bath towel, snorkel gears, toiletries, island crews, guides.

Package Exclude:

  • All airfares
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Tips, great gratuity and other items not stated above
  • Tourism tax

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