1 Day Canoe Trip along the Bongawan River Mangroves , Papar - Sabah Borneo
When joining one of our canoe trips, it's a perfect opportunity to experience one of Borneo’s beautiful mangrove swamps along the Bongawan River, in our custom built 13ft canoes. Located approximately one hour from Kota Kinabalu in the district of Papar.
Our guides will teach you the basics of paddling and safety aspects of this activity. There will always be a motorized safety boat on hand to assist you. Whilst paddling there may be a chance of seeing a variety of animals; Proboscis Monkeys, Long tailed macaques, Kingfishers, Water Monitor Lizards are often spotted here. Paddling distance approximately 2 to 3km.
There will be a local lunch with a variable menu to suit any dietary requirements; wrapped up in traditional style with banana leaves. Afternoon tea included before transferring back to Kota Kinabalu.
Activities included during the activity:
Nature Guiding - tree, plant & animal species,
observation & identification
Borneo ~ Sabah ~ Kota Kinabalu - Bongawan - Ulu Bongawan (71 Km from Kota Kinabalu)- mangrove river
Tour Commences from
Kota Kinabalu town
Approximately 2 Km
Moderate to Difficult suitable for beginners & advanced
Minimum No of Pax
Minimum 2 Persons / Maximum 6 Persons
Things to bring for day trips
* Good sturdy footwear suitable for trekking * Mosquito/insect repellent * Waterproof jacket/poncho * Swim wear & towel * Personal medication * Small day pack * Water bottle (1 litre capacity recommended) * Sun cream
- Cotton Leech Socks: RM 35.00 per pair (one size) with elastic draw string.
- Rubber shoes for jungle trekking: RM 15.00 per pair (up to euro size 43).
- Certificate of completion: RM 7.00.
1 Day Canoe Trip along the Bongawan River Mangroves ~ Valid Till 31st December 2017 (Rates based on per person per package)
English Speaking Guides, First Aid Support, Activity Equipment, Entrance Fees & Lunch
* Transportation * Personal Insurance
Return Transfer to KK town
- RM 265.00 (4 Pax)
- RM 318.00 (12 Pax)
* Each participant is required to complete an indemnity form prior to participating in any activity *
**Please Note that there will be a non-refundable handling charge on payment made. Conditions apply.
Transfer to Bongawan (Approximately 1 hour from Kota Kinabalu)
09:30am – Arrive at Bongawan Welcome briefing & equipment briefing
Canoe method demonstration
Commence paddling (Plenty of rest stops along the route)
Arrive in Ulu Bongawan
Lunch in the Mangroves
Paddle to finishing point & transfer to the Beach.
Relax & cool down in the waters of the South China Sea
Transfer to pick up point, light refreshments before Program closure & prepare for departure.
2:30pm - Depart for Kota Kinabalu
Notes: Arrival and departure times are approximate
Rates per person (RM)
Up to 5 days
Accidental death & disablement : RM50,000.00
Insurance packages are provided by Chartis Malaysia from working in conjunction with Vault Financials. If insurance is required we must receive a completed insurance details form within 3 days from activity date (form will be provided upon request) All Information provided will be treated as private & confidential. It is the client’s responsibility to make arrangements for travel/personal insurance. Although we may assist in purchasing insurance, we will not cover each participant for any injuries, the loss of personal items or any medical expenses.
|Optional Equipment available for purchase:|
|Item||Sizes Available||Cost Per Item(MYR)||Remarks|
|Leech Socks (Cotton)||One size fits all||`35||Made locally from green cotton with elasticdraw string for securing below the knee.|
|Malaysian Rubber Shoes(Adidas Kampung)||Up to Euro 43||15||Rubber shoes, worn by the locals in the jungle.Proven to be hard wearing, long lasting & giveperfect grip in rainforest terrain.|
|Ultrathon Insect/MosquitoRepellent Cream Lotion||2oz (56.7g)||50||Contains 34.4% DEET, moisture resistant andprovides up to 12 hours protection|
|First Aid Kits||18 cm x 13 cmx 6.5 cm||75||Compact, durable first aid kits, complete withcontents|
A MYR 100.00 administration fee will be charged if there are any changes to confirmed bookings. Changes that are officially acknowledged by us at least 5 days prior to date of activity will be eligible for a full refund (Minus the MYR 100.00 Administration fee). If changes are made within 5 days then the changes will be recognised as a cancellation, please refer to our cancellation terms and conditions.
In the event of unforeseen circumstances, making it impossible or inadvisable to factors that do not allow the safe conduct of a safe activity or the delivery of services as described in the itinerary, we reserve the right to change or postpone the program at our absolute discretion. In such event, no resource or claims may be made against us. journeymalaysia (and our ground operators) reserve the right to cancel these tours in the event of adverse weather conditions or in any circumstances beyond our control that are deemed unsafe. Guests will not be entitled to a refund should cancellation of these tours occur. However, where possible, every effort will be made to substitute any cancelled tour with an alternative tour.
• 5 days prior to departure, Our cancellation fee will be imposed; 50% of the total booking amount
• No shows, 100% of the total amount will be forfeited.
Cancellation or postponement of program by ground operator
Q. What footwear do I need?
A. Strong sturdy footwear is recommended– sandals, crocs & flip flops are not to be worn during our activities.
Q. What clothes should I wear?
A. Light weight trousers and long-sleeved tops are recommended to keep the mosquitoes away and to protect you body from thorny plants/trees.
Q. What about mosquitoes?
A. Apply decent mosquito repellent which contains Deet ( Diethyl-meta -toluamide ) before your activity and ensure that you re apply throughout the day. For longer activities in the jungle we recommend that participants seek medical advice with regards to anti malaria medication prior to their participation.
Q. What about drinking water?
A. All water taken from fresh clean water sources is purified. Water purification tablets is used & boiled water to eliminate harmful bacteria. We recommend that participants drink between 2 and 3 litres of water per day.
Q. How hot will it get in the jungle?
A. It may seem a strange question, but your body can quickly overheat during physical exertion in hot climates. Regularly stop during the most strenuous parts of the treks to ensure everyone is coping and drinking enough water.
Q. Can the guides & Instructors speak English and local languages?
A. Yes, all guides and instructors on this trip are fluent in English and other local languages.
Q. What is the overnight accommodation like?
A. Custom hammocks & tarpaulins locally made to our specifications are used. Sleeping in a hammock is remarkably comfortable but takes a bit of getting used to. Mosquito nets are provided, which are used in conjunction with our hammocks to minimize the risk of insect bites.
Q. What is a suitable age for our activities?
A. Provided a reasonable standard of fitness, e.g. being able to walk around 5 kilometers of unpredictable jungle terrain in one day, is maintained then there are no real age barriers. Not recommended taking children under the age of ten years old.
Q. What is the best time to go?
A. The weather in Borneo is always unpredictable. We constantly check weather conditions & adapt our activities where needed. Therefore, weather permitting; activities may be conducted.
otherwise known as an 'acknowledgement of risk form '.Only those who are physically fit may attend our activities regardless of age. Children, although they may meet the fitness requirements, may not be allowed to attend our activities subject to our absolute discretion. Please contact us directly for any enquiries regarding children.
For our one day programs we provide the following: drinking water & a group first aid kit. We do not supply the following items: Mosquito repellent, Sun Cream, Rucksack/bag & hiking shoes.
With regards to our jungle expeditions we provide the following items to each individual: Hammock, Tarpaulin, Mosquito net, Chord, Mess tin, Mug & Cutlery. We may also provide a blanket if required.
Whilst on expedition we also supply the following group equipment: Cooking equipment, basic toilet facilities, compasses, GPS, maps, mosquito repellent, sun cream, group first aid kit & water purification tablets.
For our expeditions we do not supply the following items: Large Personal rucksack/bag (For equipment), torch, personal toiletries, leech socks, water bottle & hiking shoes.
We are able to answer any enquiries regarding clothing & equipment suitable for our activities, we even stock items such as leech socks & Malaysian rubber shoes (adidas kampung) please contact us.
Transportation may also be arranged by us through a 3rd party licensed tour agent. If transport is required please contact us for a quotation.
Most of the activities offered by us are conducted in remote areas often in the wilderness. Events that may occur in these locations are less predictable & therefore there will always be elements of risk as we are dealing with nature.
Itineraries planned should be seen as statements of intent, rather than a contractual obligation. Weather and transport difficulties may cause the itineraries to be amended. The trip leader may make any necessary changes with or without consulting the participants. In this case, Borneo Outdoor Expeditions will do everything within our control to minimize the effects of the enforced changes. We cannot however be held responsible for the results of changes or delays, regardless of how they are caused.