Taking on Borneo’s raging Class II to IV white water rapids

The End Point of White Water Rafting on the Kiulu River

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Kiulu River Class II – III White Water Rapids is Gentle Fun

Located on the northwestern part of Sabah, the Kiulu River graded is graded I – II. These gentler grades are ideal for children, novices and the mature adventurer.

After your transfer from KK, your white water adventure starts with a safety briefing session conducted by the professional rafting guide.

The rafting session covers up to 15km taking about 1 – 2 hours before reaching the ending point where a delicious barbecue lunch is prepared on the banks of the conquered river.

Having fun white water rafting on the Kiulu River

The Kiulu River White Water Rafting package includes:

  • return transfers from KK to Kiulu River rapids;
  • rafting equipment;
  • English-speaking guide;
  • Local lunch;
  • insurance & certificate;

Kiulu River Rafting Itinerary

08:30 Pick-up from hotel and transfer by coach to Kiulu River, Tamparuli (1 – 2 hrs drive)

10:00 Safety briefing will be given by a professional river guide

10:30 Rafting commences. Excursions takes about 2 hours to the ending point.

12:30 Local lunch

13:45 Return to KK hotel

White Water Rafting Safety Equipment. It gets rough out there!

Padas Rivers Class II – IV White Water Rapids for Thrill Seekers

Rafting the Padas River is now more adventurous than you can imagine.

It’s more fun and exciting and promises you a trip that you will never forget!

The 10km of white water rafting makes it one of the longest rafting journeys in Borneo.

At the end of the rafting, which covers seven grade 3 – 5 rapids, participants arrive at Rayoh Station for the return journey via train through the majestic rainforest of Borneo.

Ending point is at Rayoh Station from where participants board the train.

Padas River White Water Rafting Package:

  • return transfers from KK to Padas River rapids;
  • rafting equipment;
  • English-speaking guide;
  • Local lunch;
  • insurance & certificate;

Padas River Rafting Itinerary

The white waters of the Pada River

05:30 Pick-up from hotel and transfer by coach to Beaufort Railway Station

07:00 Expected arrival time in Beaufort

08:00 Train ride to the starting point at Pangi (1.5 – 2 hrs)

10:30 Expected arrival time at Pangi Station where light refreshments are served before the safety briefing

11:00 The rafting excitement begins

13:00 Reach Rayoh Station where a local lunch is served.

14:00 Board the train back to Beaufort (1.5 – 2 hrs)

16:00 Expected arrival time in Beaufort, board coach bound for Kota Kinabalu
18:00 Estimated arrival time back in Kota Kinabalu

Note: Participant must be physically fit, not suitable for the NON Adventurous. Minimum Age: 12 yrs old.


1) Kindly be advised the train (used since the late 19th century in Borneo) during your trip is a basic public train therefore expect to share the ride with local villagers and other rafters. Also, train’s arrival and departure schedule may change from time to time as it is operated by the government railway authority. Hence, should this occur please expect a longer waiting time at the point of departure as well as on the overall overland journey – your itinerary will have to be adjusted to accommodate the changes.

2) There may be a possibility that your Padas White Water Rafting Program may be cancelled on the morning of your activity due to unforeseen circumstances (ie. landslide, railway track’s sudden maintenance, train breakdown, etc). Should this happen, you may either re-schedule to another day should you have another day available or change your activity to Kiulu White Water Rafting (Grade I – II) where a refund will be given based on the difference of the programs. Should you decide to not proceed on both alternatives, a full refund will be given on your rafting day.

3) Your in-water Rafting activity will be thoroughly guided by a certified professional raft guide/master with years of experience. During your travel to and from the Rafting Starting and Ending Point he/she may not be immediately available to you therefore please do familiarize yourself with the rafting team upon pick up and do not hesitate to approach any members should you require assistance and guidance during this time.

No Hidden Extras on our Low Rates!

What to bring and wear: sandals with strap or sports shoes, change of clothes, swimwear, insect
repellent, sun cream, towel, hat

If you would like to book this tour, please send us an email, call our office number or hotline, or drop in at our office in KK Times Square in Kota Kinabalu.

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A quiet section of the Kiulu River, ideally for Body Rafting during White Water Rafting

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