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Gayang Fishing Village Tour from Kota Kinabalu

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    • Adult (12+)
    • Child (0-11)
from US$ 59.83 per person pp
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Key Highlights

  • Discover the peaceful countryside of Borneo
  • Experience the timeless atmosphere of Gayang fishing village
  • Meet the famous ′Sea Gypsies′
  • Have a go at crab catching
  • Experienced English-speaking guide to go with you
  • Overview

    Plunge deep into the countryside of Borneo and find out how people live in the rural areas.

    Drive through the fresh green landscape with its paddy fields, rubber plantations, palm trees and villages set against a background of lush forests.

    Then take a river-boat to Gayang – a Bajau fishing village – home to an ethnic group known as ‘Sea Gypsies’ because of their formidable sea-faring skills.

    Observe the quaint houses on stilts above the water, connected by a latticework of wooden walkways, and explore the dense mangrove swamps.

    See the Bajau’s cleverly positioned fish traps and try your hand at crab catching. Find out if you would have the skills to survive as a Sea Gypsy!

    The Bajau also create beautiful batik textiles and you too can try your hand at this craft.

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?



    5 hours

    Start time


    Meeting Point

    Pick up from your hotel. (Please mention your hotel name and address at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, our customer service executives will get in touch and confirm the details)

    Ending Point

    Your hotel in Kota Kinabalu.


    For your Gayang Fishing Village Tour from Kota Kinabalu you will be picked up from your hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle and taken for a tour through lush green countryside. An English speaking guide will accompany you on this delightful tour.

    On reaching Gayang Fishing Village you will enjoy light refreshments before you take a boat-trip to get a closer look at the dwellings of the Bajau people who live there.

    The Bajau are fishermen renowned for their sea-faring skills and they live in houses built on stilts above the coastal shallows. A network of wooden walkways connects the houses one to another. Fishing boats dotted around the village add to the charm of the scene.

    You will be able to participate in crab catching, one of the economic activities of the Bajau. The traps will be set at the start of your boat trip and at the end you will be able to check the traps to see what you have caught!

    During the boat ride you can observe the vegetation of the mangrove swamps which provides not only shelter for numerous creatures but also protects the river banks and fishing villages against strong winds and tides.

    Upon your return to the jetty, you can watch batik painting, a craft that the Bajau people have quite recently acquired. Try your hand at batik and bring home a piece of art.

    At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back at your hotel in Kota Kinabalu.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
    • English-speaking guide
    • Light refreshment


    • Food and drinks
  • Please note

    Voucher Information: Sorry, but we will need you to print a paper version of your booking voucher (we're working on changing this). At this time no refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher. The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised activity to reconfirm.

    A surcharge might be applicablei f your pick-up and drop off locations are not centrally located.
    SIC - MYR55 per person (return) and PVT - MYR85 per person (return).

    It is essential that you bring along insect repellant, sun block, hat, drinking water, walking shoes or sandals and light clothing.

  • Customer Reviews

      VERY GOOD...

      Tristan Couzens, Australia

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