1 Day Trekking and Snorkeling Program

Not a diver? Join Downbelow for a range of non-diver activities

Trekking & Snorkeling DetailsIncludes:

  • hotel transfers*
  • boat transfers
  • park entry & jetty fees
  • freshly cooked lunch and refreshments
  • guide / instruction
  • equipment rental
  • required learning materials
  • required certification fees


  • 1 Day


  • from RM 285**

**Subject to 6% Gov. Goods & Service Tax

* KK city centre only incl. Tg Aru

From our Beach House Dive Centre on Gaya Island based within the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park there are some great walking trials through tropical rain-forest.

Historically, Pulau Gaya was the site of the British North Borneo Company’s harbour, razed by the rebel Mat Salleh in 1881.

Trekking on Gaya Island from Downbelow Beach House

Nowadays the 1,465 hectare island is mainly uninhabited, except on the eastern shore, which is home to a community of people living in stilt houses.

Together with our member of staff, explore the the virgin tropical rain-forest of the island.

You can see wild orchids, endemic plants and wildlife and visit the “Spirit Forest” where all kind of weird and wonderful creatures can be found.

Trek along rain-forest trails that meet tropical ocean.

Learn of natural herbal remedies and medical plants that have been used for generations of native people.

Trek along jungle trails in search of flora and fauna, some of which are rare and sought after.

Examine tropical hardwood trees and mangrove forests located in that area between low tide and high tide.

All this, safe in the knowledge that this protected jungle has been in existence for thousands of years, unaffected by mans destructive farming and agricultural practices.

This day can be combined with Guided Snorkelling.

The trail winds through the mangrove swamp, an interesting intertidal zone

Guests can walk to:

  • Police Beach: 3.25 km time approx 1h 20 mins
  • Padang Point: 1.95 km time approx 45 mins
  • Highest Point: 3 km time approx 1h 15 mins

Explore one or several of the enchanting snorkeling sites found within the marine park.

Swim alongside colourful marine-life, butterfly fish, parrot fish, cardinals and snappers.

And if you’re very fortunate, the occasional turtle may swim by to see what’s going on.

Snorkeling in the TAR Park

We have ALL INCLUSIVE prices !

This means that you pay one price which includes: return transfers from your hotel (KK City Centre only including Tanjung Aru – subject to confirmed bookings), boat transfers, park and jetty fees, activity equipment, refreshments – free flow water / tea / coffee and freshly cooked lunch.

Snorkelers are briefed before heading out


08:00 – 08:15 Hotel pickup (KK city centre only including Tg Aru – subjected to confirmed bookings) transfer to Sutera Harbour Marina
08:30 Meet Downbelow Staff & Transfer on Boat to Downbelow Dive Station on Gaya Island
08:45 Welcome Briefing / Payment & Registration
09:15 Trekking
13:00 Lunch at Adventure Centre
14:00 Snorkeling
16:00 Boat Transfer to Mainland Marina
16:30 Return to Hotel

Please note that all programs last for the full day and our return transfer to the mainland is at 16:00

If you would like to leave earlier this is classified as a private transfer and the cost is RM 100** per way (based on 1-4 pax).

Gaya Island has an extensive system of trails to explore

Would you like to sea-kayak? Then see our Multi Activity Day Trip for more info. >>>