On this day long excursion from Kota Kinabalu, visit several points of interest in the Crocker Range Park – see a flowering rafflesia, orchids and pitcher plants, and swim at the Mahua Waterfall.
A visit to the Rafflesia Information Centre offers the chance to do a little hike in the jungle in search of a flowering rafflesia. Continue your excursion to Mahua Waterfall with a short 500 meter walk and a refreshing dip in the water. Next, visit Gunung Alab Substation to visit some orchid and nepenthes gardens. If time allows, make a quick stop at the Kipandi Butterfly Park, home to some of the rarest species, such as the Rajah Brooke and golden birdwings.
Picked up from your hotel in Kota Kinabalu at 8:00 AM after breakfast for a 1.5 hours drive to the Crocker Range Park area. The drive goes through different vegetation and elevation with beautiful views of the valley before. Stop at the Rafflesia Information Centre and upon arrival, check-in with the ranger regarding rafllesia flowering before proceeding to the forest trail for a chance to view the largest flower in the world. Upon return from the viewing, continue the drive to Mahua Waterfall and have a refreshing dip in its water.
Take a lunch break at the local restaurant near Gunung Alab substation before visiting the orchid and Nepenthes gardens in the area. Learn of the many different species of orchids and pitcher plants of Borneo before driving back to Kota Kinabalu, stopping at Kipandi Butterfly Park if time allows for viewing of their butterfly and insect collection.
Return land transfers from Kota Kinabalu, lunch and drinking water, Sticky Rice Travel nature guide, all entrance fees.
Camera fees if applicable
Mosquito repellent, sunscreen, light jacket, swimwear and change of clothes, towel, binocular, comfortable walking shoes.
Daily based on a minimum booking of 2pax per departure. Single supplement applies for solo travellers.
You will be accompanied by a Sticky Rice Travel nature guide who will be imparting information and local knowledge of the area’s flora and fauna.