Fun For Beginner
Suitable for beginners who have basic fitness level between age 6 – 65 years old.
Kiulu rafting is ideal for people who enjoy a light activity and a relaxing surrounding nature. It is a grade 2 difficulty white water rafting, which is great as a family outing, a school field trip or a team-building activity.
Enjoy the scenery
Kiulu rafting begins early in the morning and continues to Mari Mari Cultural Village in the afternoon.
Transportation is provided, so all you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy a 1 ½ hour drive from KK city pass a scenic countryside to the rafting point. A comfortable tour bus will pick you up, and send you back after the tour is finished.
About grade 1 & 2 white water rafting
Grade 1 & 2 is described as:
Grade 1: Very small rough areas, requires no maneuvering. (Skill Level: None)
Grade 2: Some rough water, maybe some rocks, small drops, might require maneuvering. (Skill Level: Basic Paddling Skill)
While the different grades of white water rafting are described as follows:
Grade 3: Whitewater, medium waves, maybe a 3 – 5 ft drop, but not much considerable danger. May require significant maneuvering. (Skill Level: Experienced paddling skills)
Grade 4: Whitewater, large waves, long rapids, rocks, maybe a considerable drop, sharp maneuvers may be needed. (Skill Level: Advanced Whitewater Experience)
Grade 5: Whitewater, large waves, large volume, possibility of large rocks and hazards, possibility of a large drop, requires precise maneuvering. (Skill Level: Expert)
Grade 6: in practice it refers to rapids that are not passable and any attempt to do so would result in serious injury, near drowning or casualty. If a rapid is run that was once thought to be impassible, it is typically reclassified as Class 5. (Skill level: successful completion of a Class 6 rapid without serious injury or casualty is widely considered to be a matter of great luck or extreme skill and is considered by some as a suicidal venture)
Can I bring my camera?
If your camera is not waterproof, it is not recommend to bring it on the trip as it will get wet! However, a photographer will take multiple shots of your raft during your trip and will be available for viewing and purchase immediately following your trip.
How many people go in a raft?
The number of people per raft can vary from trip to trip. but, the rafts can comfortably accommodate seven guests and one guide at a time.
What if the weather is bad?
Rafting will still commence and go on as scheduled, rain or shine. In the event of extreme weather conditions, your trip will either be rescheduled or cancelled. In the case of cancellation from our side, you will be given a refund.
1. Age 6 – 11 years must be accompanied by parents/guardian.
2. Liability Release Form will be given to be read, understood and signed before tour commence.
3. Remove jewellery: leave your jewellery at your hotel’s safety box.
4. Don’t bring any sharp object on raft,
5. If you can paddle, then you are considered fit for Kiulu rafting. you do not necessarily need to know how to swim as you will be wearing life jacket.
6. If you are pregnant or have any physical medical problem, it is not advisable to go rafting.
9:00 AM - Transport pick up from hotel in Kota Kinabalu to Kiulu river
10:15 AM - Arrive at Kiulu river rafting starting point.
- Safey briefing will be given just after you put on yur rafting gears.
10:30 AM - Rafting begins!
- Depending on the water level condition; when the water level is high, the furthest rafting distance is 15 km (2 hours). However, at average water level, the rafting distance will be 9 km (1 ½ hour).
12:00 PM - Arrive at ending point.
- Change to dry clothing and enjoy a bbq lunch
1:00 PM - Depart to Mari Mari Cultural Village
2:00 PM - Arrive at Mari Mari Cultural Village and tour commence. Enjoy a guided tour of each traditional houses and learn about the history, bamboo cooking demonstration, fire making demonstration, blowpipe demonstration and traditional dances in a remote forest setting. You’ll also get to participate in the light activities.
4:00 PM - High tea is served at the end of the tour
5:00 PM - End of tour.
- Bid farewell to the villagers and return to your hotel in Kota Kinabalu.
6:00 PM - Arrive at hotel, End of service
What to Wear & Bring
What to wear:
1. Sandals with a heel strap or tennis shoes that you don’t mind getting wet,
2. Suitable clothing for wet physical activity. Rafting gear such as helmet,
paddle, and others will be given to you upon arrival.
What to bring:
2. Extra clothing for Mari Mari Cultural Village tour,
3. Personal toiletries,
4. Straps for spectacles / Sunglasses,
5. Extra pocket money
6. Remove jewellery: leave your jewellery at your hotel’s safety box,
7. Don’t bring any sharp object on raft,
What to wear for Mari Mari Cultural Village:
1. comfortable clothing for leisure walking, and/or hats
What to bring for Mari Mari Cultural Village:
1. Cash payment and/or extra Cash.
(note : no credit card processor at the entrance. please bring cash payment)