Kota Kinabalu Rafflesia Rainforest Reserve Tour

7 hr

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This park is dedicated to rafflesia, world’s largest bloom. The park has nearly twelve different species of the flower and the species can be found only in Sumatra and Borneo. Rafflesia is parasitic in nature and grows in the jungle vine stems. However, the blooms grow up to a size covering one meter in its diameter. The reserve at Sabah has several species that are found uniquely in Sabah.
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Stop At: Tambunan Rafflesia Reserve, Kota Kinabalu_Tambunan Highway 59 km from Kota Kinabalu, Kota Kinabalu Malaysia

Pick up from the city hotel at 0800hrs. About 1½ hours drive journey through the scenic view within Crocker Range Park to Tambunan Rafflesia Centre which located conveniently by the roadside and is only 58km from Kota Kinabalu. This centre was gazetted in 1984 by the State Government of Sabah as a protected Virgin Jungle Reserve. The unique feature of this reserve is the extensive occurrence of one of the world’s largest flowers, the Rafflesia Pricei. Rafflesia flowers are reputed to be the largest flowers in the world, and also one of the rarest of all plants. The Rafflesia is a parasitic plant which is specifically dependent on Tetrastigma host vines. It occurs as a single magnificent flower, without roots, leaves or stem.  It extends...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Tambunan Rafflesia Reserve, Kota Kinabalu_Tambunan Highway 59 km from Kota Kinabalu, Kota Kinabalu Malaysia

Pick up from the city hotel at 0800hrs. About 1½ hours drive journey through the scenic view within Crocker Range Park to Tambunan Rafflesia Centre which located conveniently by the roadside and is only 58km from Kota Kinabalu. This centre was gazetted in 1984 by the State Government of Sabah as a protected Virgin Jungle Reserve. The unique feature of this reserve is the extensive occurrence of one of the world’s largest flowers, the Rafflesia Pricei. Rafflesia flowers are reputed to be the largest flowers in the world, and also one of the rarest of all plants. The Rafflesia is a parasitic plant which is specifically dependent on Tetrastigma host vines. It occurs as a single magnificent flower, without roots, leaves or stem.  It extends thread-like filaments into the tissues of its host from which it obtains food substances. Rafflesia Pricei occurs to an elevation of 1400 meters, coinciding with the upper limit of the occurrence of Rafflesia host plants, Tetrastigma.

At the entrance of this reserve is a Rafflesia Information Centre. There are eight trails for trekkers including a Rafflesia Trial that leads to the flowering sites. The information centre is well equipped as a tourist centre. For those who do not wish to go jungle trekking or to see the original Rafflesia in full natural bloom, the centre provides information and there are also replicas of Rafflesia, in their true shapes and colours.  Souvenir items like replicas of Rafflesia, key chains, T-shirts and books are also available at the centre.

In the afternoon, lunch at the local restaurant before transfer back to Kota Kinabalu.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Asni Tours & Travels, Block B3-1-27 Jalan 1/152 Taman OUG Parklane, Kuala Lumpur 58200 Malaysia

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Duration: 10 minutes

Important Details

Included
  • Entry/Admission - Tambunan Rafflesia Reserve
  • Lunch
  • Tour with English speaking guide
  • Pick-up and drop-off from Kota kinabalu City Hotels
  • Transport by Air-Conditioned Car/Coach
Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure Point
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Traveler pickup is offered
Free hotel pick up & drop off from your hotel located at Kota Kinabalu City Centre (1km radius).

An additional surcharge for hotel pickup outside 1km radius from the city center is applicable and payable on the day of your activity.

8:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Proper hiking shoes, Raincoat, Cap / hat, Insect repellent
  • 1 Borneo Hotels & Outskirt Hotels Pick up & drop-off additional charges applied. Additional USD 9 per person
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.