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North Borneo Railway (Guided Tour & Transport)

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Availability

Every Wednesdays & Saturday Only

Activity Duration

5 Hours

Nearest City

Kota Kinabalu City

Destination

Kota Kinabalu

Suitable For

adult

Pick Up Point

Your Hotel in Kota Kinabalu City

Pick Up Time

9:00 AM

Important UpdatesTo serve you better, North Borneo Railway is currently undergoing maintenance until further notice. Enquire us for any updates or alternative packages.

Overview

The North Borneo Railway is an oldest running steam train featuring a British Vulcan steam locomotive. Designed for wood burning, the engine is a costly yet more sustainable form of steam.

It is refurbished to let visitors experience the nostalgic romance of the bygone era of the Colonial days of British North Borneo, allowing all passengers to discover the unique sights and sound of the countryside while passing through Sabahan villages, paddy fields, plantations and rainforest. All of these can be explored while on board vintage steam engine train.


Tour Highlights

  • Comfortable Steam Train Ride
  • Multiple Pit-Stops at Countryside for Photo-Taking
  • Visit Local Wet Market
  • Breakfast
  • Tiffin-Style Lunch
  • Hotel Pickup / Drop Off

General Itinerary

DAY 1
North Borneo Railway

Breakfast
Land Transfer | Train Ride
    • Pick up will be from your hotel lobby, where you will be whisked away for a real feel of the bygone era.

  • Upon arrival at Tanjung Aru Train Station, hop on the board on a journey filled with historical grandeur of once upon a time Borneo.

  • The railway track ushering you through scenic landscapes is the only railway track in Sabah since 1896 which runs a 134km line length, coursing down south from Kota Kinabalu to Tenom (Pangi Station).

  • Enjoy a light breakfast in a nostalgic ambience as the steam locomotive takes you through lush country-side vitas leading to the first stop, Kinarut Town to visit the Tien Shi Temple that is well renowned for fine statues.

  • Next stop, Papar

    Mingle with the locals at the wet market and the vintage shop houses that lace the charming small town of Papar

  • Relish in a tiffin style lunch of colonial and continental cuisines served on board the train

    It comes with a panoramic display of paddy fields, rivers and villagers along the way

  • After a dandy day on the train tracks, you will return to the Tanjung Aru Train Station and transferred back to our hotels.

Inclusions

Food & Drink
Meals as Stated, Breakfast, Packed Lunch
Pick-Up & Drop-Off Service
Hotel Pick-Up & Drop-Off (Shared), Return Shuttle Transfer
Fees & Charges
Train Ticket

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Things You Wish To Bring

  • Comfortable walking shoe
  • Umbrella/Cap
  • Camera

Things You Should Know

  • Passengers are offered free seating on one of the five colonial-style train carriages.
  • Each carriage accommodates 16 passengers, with a total train capacity of 80 passengers.
  • Windows remain open throughout the journey to enhance the overall heritage experience.
  • Tipping is never expected but will always be appreciated.

Important Notes

  • This tour package is based on join-in basis of shared guide and transportation. 
  • Private Guide or Tour is available upon request at a reasonable fee. Please inform us when making the bookings. 
  • Departure time is approximate and may vary due to traffic condition and hotel distance. Kindly check with the operator as stated on the voucher should you need further assistance.
  • Tour merchant reserves the right to alter routes, timetables, itineraries and accommodation should conditions beyond our control render it necessary.

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Reviewed on: 22 Sep 2018 - 08:10 AM

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Date of Travel: 14 Sep 2018