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Bongawan Mangrove Wildlife River Cruise & Sky Mirror Sunset Beach




Activity Duration

6 Hours

Nearest City

Kota Kinabalu City


Beaufort / Kota Kinabalu


english / malay

Suitable For

adult / child

Package Type

Join In Group

Pick Up Point

Your Hotel in Kota Kinabalu City / Kota Kinabalu International Airport

Pick Up Time



Located 1.5 hours from Kota Kinabalu city, Bongawan river boasts a pristine mangrove area offering wide varieties of Sabah's vegetation and endemic wildlife. Embark on a scenic boat ride passing through the rustic villages and lush mangrove forest, in search of Borneo's wildlife such as the Proboscis monkeys, long-tailed macaques, silver langur, river otters, monitor lizards, and many more. Once you reach the jetty, witness the majestic view of sun settling down below the horizon at the Sky Mirror beach with its clear water resembling the mirror. At nighttime, enjoy a local dinner buffet before departing for a tranquil fireflies cruise and be mesmerised by the sparkling light of fireflies colony lighting up the trees. 

Tour Highlights

  • Wildlife River Cruise
  • Proboscis Monkey and More Wildlife
  • Fireflies Sighting
  • Sky Mirror Beach
  • Malay Style Dinner
  • KK City Hotel Pick Up / Drop Off

General Itinerary

Bongawan River Cruise / Sky Mirror Beach / Fireflies Cruise

Land Transfer
  • Hotel / Airport Pick Up

    Meet your friendly guide at the hotel lobby and ready to depart for a 1.5-hour ride to Bongawan river.

  • Bongawan River Jetty

    Upon arrival, you will be welcomed with a local refreshment accompanied by the sound of Mother Nature.

  • Wildlife River Cruise

    Embark on a wildlife cruise and don't forget to keep your eyes peeled so that you won't miss any wildlife sightings.

  • Sky Mirror Beach

    Once you have completed the journey, drop by the Sky Mirror Beach and snap Instagram-worthy pictures along with your family and friends.

  • Dinner

    After photo sessions, enjoy a sumptuous Malay-style dinner.

  • Fireflies Cruise

    As the darkness sets in, embark for another evening cruise to see the amazing sight of fireflies lighting up the surrounding trees.

  • Return Transfer

    It's the end of your journey. Time to bid a goodbye and you will be transferred back to your hotel in Kota Kinabalu.

  • End of Tour

    *Departure time is approximate and varies from different operators. Your actual pick-up time will be sent to you upon booking confirmation.


Pick-Up & Drop-Off Service
Hotel Pick-Up & Drop-Off (Shared)
Food & Drink
English/Chinese-Speaking Guide
Fees & Charges
All Entrance Fees, Taxes & Services Charges, Permits & Conservation Fees

Select Package Option and Local Operator

Please select your package option and preferred local operator you want to travel with.

What To Wear

  • Long Trousers
  • T shirt
  • Cap / Hat
  • Shoes / Sandals

What To Bring

  • Raincoat or umbrella
  • Binoculars
  • Sunblock lotion
  • Insect repellent

Important Notes

  • All pictures shown may vary depending on the tour provider.
  • We do not guarantee wildlife sightings. 
  • This tour package is based on join-in basis of shared guide and transportation. 
  • Departure time is approximate and varies from different operators. Should there be any delay, please call the telephone number stated on the voucher before making alternative arrangements.

Additional Information

  • You are advised to bring your own binoculars in order to visually enhance your experience of viewing Borneo's endemic wildlife in their natural habitat.
  • Tips are never expected but will always be appreciated.

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