Capital of the state of Sabah in Borneo, Kota Kinabalu is an interesting mix of utilitarian concrete sprawl and vibrant urban culture. Commonly referred to as simply KK, Kota Kinabalu is often the first stop on any Sabah itinerary, serving as the state's transport and commercial hub. Beyond the city travellers can get their culture fix at the Mari Mari Village or don their snorkel and mask to explore the underwater world of Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park. Kota Kinabalu is also the perfect base from which to hop on a short flight to Sandakan to meet Borneo’s favourite primates, the orangutan and proboscis monkey. Choose from these experiences and more with our range of day tours and activities from Kota Kinabalu, all available to book online today with live availability and instant confirmation.Read More
Please note that our Kota Kinabalu day tours and activities operate independently from our longer multi-destination tours in Borneo.
Best things to do in Kota Kinabalu
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Meet the residents of the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, visit the Sun Bear Conservation...
Planning a longer visit to Borneo?
Browse some of our popular multi-day trips that spend a day or more in Kota Kinabalu. Alternatively, if you would like to include a visit to Kota Kinabalu on a bespoke touring itinerary to Borneo, take a look at our tailor-made holiday planning section.
Borneo Day Tours and Excursions
Meet the orangutans of Sepilok and admire the colourful fish of the coral reefs with our day tours from Kota Kinabalu.