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Proboscis Monkey and Fireflies River Cruise provided by TYH Borneo Tours & Travel Sdn Bhd

Proboscis Monkey and Fireflies River Cruise

Proboscis Monkey and Fireflies River Cruise
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  • Duration: 8h
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Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Call +63 923-0990452
Important information
Inclusions
Local guide • Driver/guide • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Air-conditioned vehicle • Round-trip shared transfer • Afternoon tea • Coffee and/or Tea • Dinner • Entry/Admission - Cocoa Kingdom KK Chocolate House
Exclusions
Gratuities
Duration
8h
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
Additional charges of MYR30 per pax are chargeable for outskirt hotels pick-ups. Outskirt charges will be imposed on traveler that request to be picked up at hotels outside of Kota Kinabalu city area & 1 Borneo Shopping mall area. 1Borneo Shopping mall area - RM15 per person Nexus/Rasa Ria Resort - RM30 per person
Airports:
Kota Kinabalu Airport, Kota Kinabalu Malaysia
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Local guide • Driver/guide • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Air-conditioned vehicle • Round-trip shared transfer • Afternoon tea • Coffee and/or Tea • Dinner • Entry/Admission - Cocoa Kingdom KK Chocolate House
Exclusions
Gratuities
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
Additional charges of MYR30 per pax are chargeable for outskirt hotels pick-ups. Outskirt charges will be imposed on traveler that request to be picked up at hotels outside of Kota Kinabalu city area & 1 Borneo Shopping mall area. 1Borneo Shopping mall area - RM15 per person Nexus/Rasa Ria Resort - RM30 per person
Airports:
Kota Kinabalu Airport, Kota Kinabalu Malaysia
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Outskirt Hotel Pick Up & Drop off Policy
Additional charges of MYR30 per pax are chargeable for outskirt hotels pick-ups.
Outskirt charges will be imposed on traveler that request to be picked up at hotels outside of Kota Kinabalu city area & 1 Borneo Shopping mall area.
Infants must sit on laps
Most travelers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
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    Cocoa Kingdom KK Chocolate House
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    Cocoa Kingdom which was previously known as Simply Chocolate has been in Sabah for 10 years. It is located in Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu which is only 15 minutes from city centre. The place is heaven for the chocolate lovers and they have varieties of chocolate for you to choose. You can witness how wonderful the process of making chocolate as they installed transparent glass for everyone to see. Basic ingredients and steps of processing cocoa are also put on an open space for everyone to learn. There is a chocolate tasting to get the taste of it before you are planning to buy. If you are bringing kids, well that is even better as Cocoa Kingdom has a hall for chocolate decorating activities and you can even take away the personally decorated chocolates. The price is reasonable and it is a place for you to visit while being in Sabah.
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4.0
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Phet A
8 contributions
SUNNY SUNDAY
Jan 2020 • Solo
It was a perfect and sunny day during Sunday when I went for the Proboscis Monkeys & Fireflies tour at Weston where before anything else we stopped by at Cocoa Boutique for 20 minutes where there's a variety of chocolate products. After that, we then depart to Weston for about 2 hours van ride. One thing I like the moment I arrived there is the sense of calm I felt as it was away from the hustle and bustle of the city, we were served with local 'kuih' and tea before we went on our search for the Proboscis monkeys.

During my visit, our guide was very considerate of us as we waited until the sun is not too hot to find the monkeys and the monkeys were within our sight from the jetty so we were very lucky to spot many of them during that day, we spent around 40 minutes spotting the proboscis monkeys. Plus, the guide were kind enough to explain many things about the proboscis monkey. New info for me. The boatman also brought us near the village housing by river. Got some engagement with the village. They were selling us fresh seafood and our travel provider were even willing to cook them fresh.

Dinner was also fantastic as it was served buffet style so we could choose from chicken, seafood, veggies and also fruit. After dinner, we relaxed a bit before going on the search to fireflies. Our guide was very skillful in finding the fireflies and I enjoyed it so much as the fireflies' lights looked like christmas lights, we spent 20 minutes in enjoying the fireflies' "show" before heading back to the jetty.

Overall, it was a nice trip. Love how calm it is there. Next time I'll be coming with my friends maybe.
Written 19 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
TYHBORNEO
Hi there Phet, Thank you so much for leaving us this detailed review, we are thrilled that you are happy with our services. Keep supporting our business as we pride ourselves in providing a good service to all our guests with the personal, prompt and professional service as they deserve. We wish you a pleasant day ahead.
Written 21 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

kiyto
1 contribution
テングザルとホタルのリバークルーズ!
主に代理店について。
Jun 2019 • Solo
皆さんがおっしゃっている通りとてもいいツアーでした。注意点は、バスで結構揺られるし、クーラーがすごく効いていたので、その酔いやすい方や寒がりな方は少し対策が必要です!笑

東南アジア一周の際に長めにコタキナバルにいたので、パンフレットでいくつか参考にしましたがこちらは料金的にもリーズナブルです。
しかもこちらの代理店はコタキナバルの市内の施設に何店舗か構えているので、便利です!英語がある程度必要になるかと思いますが、写真と料金付きのわかりやすいパンフレットがあります。
私はJessyというとても優しい女性スタッフに相談しました。彼女は親身になって相談を聞いてくれて、この旅行の手配をしてくれました!ありがとうございました。
迎えのバスが遅れる際も、その旨を伝えてくれたりと海外で本当に信頼のおけるところだなと思いました。もちろん旅自体もとても良かったです。
コタキナバルに来たら是非!本当にこちらの代理店はおススメです。

Jessy, thank you for your help at that time! I really had fun with this trip!! I hope to see you again someday :)
Written 18 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
TYHBORNEO
Hi, Thank you so much for leaving us this kind review and mentioning our staff Jessy, she would be glad to hear that. We are very happy as well that you enjoyed your tour and hope to see you again soon!!
Written 23 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Tg050271
Sydney, Australia26 contributions
Mixed feelings
Long bumpy 2hr drive with not much to look at along the way. You arrive and go to a small house on the water with a not so appealing bathroom (no water to flush or wash hands so bring your own toilet paper and hand sanitizer)
You travel around the river for the monkeys and most are high in the trees so binoculars or telephoto lense needed, we were lucky to see some closer to shore but can’t get too close.
Back to to the house for avg dinner then when dark out on the boat again for the fireflies which were cool, can’t take pictures as too dark but they were fun to see come into the boat and try catch one in your hand. Then the long drive back . 4.5hrs travel for about 2 hrs of activity.
Written 24 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
TYHBORNEO
Hi, Thank you for posting a review and we’re sorry to hear that your experience was not of the quality you expected as we set a high standard for ourselves, and we’re so sorry to hear this was not met in your interaction with our business.
Written 21 February 2020
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Ruth J
Melbourne, Australia18 contributions
Good trip
Jan 2020 • Solo
I enjoyed this trip. Our guide Eddie was very friendly and knowledgeable. We saw lots of proboscis monkeys and the fireflies were really cool. I’d recommend bringing a zoom camera as the monkeys are quite high up in the trees. Yes it’s quite a long drive there and back, but that’s where they are. You either want to see monkeys and fireflies or you don’t.
Written 4 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
TYHBORNEO
Hi there , Thank for the great review, and mentioning our tour guide Eddie. He is indeed very welcoming and enthusiastic at what he is good at. We are thrilled that you are happy with our services. Keep supporting our business as we pride ourselves in providing a good service to all our guests with the personal, prompt and professional service as they deserve. Until next time!
Written 7 January 2020
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kellyyyliu
Hong Kong, China1 contribution
Not recommending it
Dec 2019 • Solo
After picking up everyone, we went straight to a chocolate store for shopping before anything else. We arrived at the wetland 2h late from the original schedule, the guide did not show up or talk to us for the 3h that we were on the car. The tour is overpriced from my opinion, we saw monkeys and fire flies but that was it, total time was within 30mins. Food was also bad. We spent 5h in total in the minivan where there was no view on the way. Anyways I would not go again.
Written 2 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
TYHBORNEO
‍Hello Kelly, We would like to apologize for your experience. We're sorry to hear you were less than satisfied with product and service as we pride ourselves on our product and service and the high quality standards we maintain. We can’t fix the past but you have my personal commitment to improve the way our staff serves every customer. Until then, please accept my sincerest apologies on behalf of everyone on the team.
Written 21 February 2020
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Michael K
Hong Kong, China14 contributions
Torture yourself and pay for it.
Dec 2019
We were picked up at 12:30 and spent around 3 hours in a small van just for picking up other guests. Our tour guide disappeared during that time and we were stuck with the driver who did not really know what was going on. Then we stopped for 20 minutes at some gas station (driver disappeared) and all guests in the van did not know what was going on. Then finally we started and the driver said we need around 2 1/2 hours to get to the river. Planned time to arrive: 3 pm, real arrival time 5:30 pm. They explained that the high traffic caused the delay but all guests in the van witnessed the crazy fast speed the driver was rushing through the countryside. As the sun goes down at around 6 pm there was basically no time to see any monkey. All guests agreed to skip the afternoon tea and cake, which was pointless at that time. Many guests complained and pushed the organizers to show us what we paid for. We rushed to the boat, saw a few monkeys far on the trees while sitting in the smell of diesel engines. Then rush back and enjoyed a so-called dinner. I have done plenty of tours and have no issues with local food and basic quality. What we got was far away from anything you can offer a guest. Then back to the small boat and saw some fireflies in the bushes. The whole thing was finished at about 7 pm and we headed back (4 hours again).

Conclusion:
- The promised round trip travel time mentioned in their ad: 3-4 hours (real time 8-9 hours, horrible)
- Time on the river: 1.5 hours incl. dinner, not much to see, animals very far away
- Totally not worth it, a waste of your time
Written 1 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
TYHBORNEO
Hi there , I understand your frustration. Please accept my sincere apology on behalf of our company. I am very sorry to learn that your tour to Proboscis Monkey and fireflies didn't met your expectation. Further to your constructive feedback, we shall definitely look into them, we appreciate the review as these helps us to improve better in our services in meeting to exceed our guests' experiences when touring with us.
Written 7 January 2020
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GeorginaWilson
Perth, Australia155 contributions
Very long time to see very little
Dec 2019
A tour to the south of KK to see proboscis monkeys and fireflies sounded good, but my experience was very disappointing. The original pick-up time was 1.30pm, but then amended by telephone to 2.10pm which turned out to be 2.30pm due to heavy traffic. I was first to be collected and the last to be dropped off around 10pm, way past the 9pm suggested. The outward drive took almost 3 hours, arriving after 5.05pm. After a break for some Korean refreshments we then began the boat ride to see wildlife close to 5.30pm in the gathering gloom. While the boat staff could see monkeys, these were quite distant and hard to see beyond brown blobs in the gloom.

The Korean lady in charge was very assertive and took a lot of photos of the mainly Korean guests around the river mouth which she said would be emailed. After returning to the shed on the jetty we were offered a buffet meal, most of which I (a Westerner) found very unappetising. The toilets were all Asian style and I had to purchase tissues from the operators as no toilet paper was supplied.

Seeing the fireflies after the meal (where we had to scrape our own plates) was nice, but it was a short part of the 8 hour duration, most of which was quite uninteresting. I was the first to be collected and the last to be dropped off after 10pm.

I see some positive reviews, but this was far from my experience. If I had known I would spend at least five hours of driving to see so little and for awful food, I would have saved my money.
Written 28 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
TYHBORNEO
Hi there,we apologize that our service did not satisfy your expectations as we always aim to deliver a great experience. We are gutted when we miss the mark! Thanks for taking the time to bring this to our attention. We will use the feedback to make us better and to ensure this doesn’t happen again.
Written 21 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Pearl J
Oslo, Norway33 contributions
They deliver 😊👍
Dec 2019 • Couples
The trip was well organized. Guide fetched us from the hotel in his van. Stopped at chocolate factory. We drove for 2 hours. Saw many palmoil trees along the way. Had tea/coffee and snacks for high tea. Then boat cruise. Saw a group of proboscis monkeys. Then early dinner. Then boat trip. Saw fireflies. Recommended: handsanitizer, tissue paper, insect repellent, good camera and/or binoculars.
Written 26 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
TYHBORNEO
Hi Pearl J , Thank for the great review, We are thrilled that you are happy with our services. Keep supporting our business as we pride ourselves in providing a good service to all our guests with the personal, prompt and professional service as they deserve. Until next time!
Written 7 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jenn
3 contributions
It’s a long drive to get there, but worth it!
Dec 2019 • Family
Prepare for a two hour drive to get to the wetlands. When we got there, we saw lots of proboscis monkeys! The kids loved it! On the firefly cruise in the evening, we also saw many fireflies, some were even on our clothes and hair, the kids loved it! Don’t forget to bring mosquito repellent or you’ll be sting to death!!
Written 26 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
TYHBORNEO
Hi there , Thank for the great review, We are thrilled that you are happy with our services. Keep supporting our business as we pride ourselves in providing a good service to all our guests with the personal, prompt and professional service as they deserve. Until next time!
Written 7 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

KLC2S
Melbourne, Australia22 contributions
Are we there yet?
We were excited to see proboscis monkeys and other wildlife including fireflies, and while we weren’t disappointed (despite the very wet weather), there were some elements to the tour which could have been improved: our tour guide met us at the hotel but did not introduce herself or tell us what to expect. It was a 2 hour drive to get to the Kauri river destination. The weather changed quickly but fortunately we were able to buy rain ponchos before we got onto the boat - we needed them!
The rain kept the mosquitoes at bay but we were still able to see the monkeys even if they were hiding and a bit far away for good photos. After dinner, we went out on the boats again to see the fireflies - expert boat driver navigating along the dark river at quite some speed. Photographing fireflies is next to impossible, but they were lovely to see even in the rain.
Then the long drive back to KK, in the rain.
Written 20 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
TYHBORNEO
Thank you for sharing your tour experience with us. It is much appreciated your honest review to us. We kindly take it as an improvement to our service in the future.
Written 7 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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