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Whitewater Rafting on the Padas River - Tour from Kota Kinabalu

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    • Adult (5+)
  • Children from age 0 to 4 are not allowed.
  • Minimum number of travellers for this product is 2.
from US$ 98.47 per person pp
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Key Highlights

  • Experience the breath-taking exhilaration of white-water rafting
  • Feel the adrenaline rush as you fight the foaming rapids
  • Class III and Class IV offers a challenge even to experienced rafters
  • Great views of the jungle as you rush down the river
  • Delicious BBQ lunch provided
  • Overview

    Pack a change of clothing and your sense of fun and prepare for nerve-tingling excitement on this exhilarating rafting trip.

    Padas River is recognized internationally as one of the best white water rivers in Malaysia, with its Grade III and IV rapids offering a challenging course for rafters. For those seeking thrills in the great outdoors, the Padas River offers a heart-pounding and rewarding experience.

    Take this tour, tame the rapids of Padas and enjoy a wet, rough and tumble ride on the ultimate white water rafting adventure in Sabah.

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?



    10 hours

    Start time

    Pick up time will depend on your location:
    Rasa Ria: 5:15am
    Nexus: 5:15am
    Borneo Hotels: 5:30am
    KK/City Hotels: 5:40am
    Pacific/Magellan: 5:40am
    Star: 5:50am
    Beringgis Beach: 6:15am

    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 Whitewater Rafting on the Padas River adventure, you will be picked up from your hotel in Kota Kinabalu in a coach.

    A journey of about 1½ hours brings you to the Beaufort railway station in time to catch the train to Pangi Station, the starting point of the rafting adventure. The railway track runs along the Padas River so the journey is an opportunity to size up the raging rapids as the train chugs through the lush green jungles.

    You will reach Rayoh Station where you also deposit your dry clothes to be collected on your return from the rafting experience. You then continue to travel on to Kampung Panggi, the take-off point. Here, you will meet your rafting guide and receive briefings on safety procedures.

    Disembark at Pangi station and carry your raft down to the Padas riverbank. The rafting journey on Padas River is between 1 to 2 hours, depending on the river-stage. The route is a Grade III to Grade IV and presents a challenge even to experienced rafters.

    The route covers a distance of 9 km (5.4 miles) and includes 7 exhilarating rapids! These carry expressive names such as Merry-Go-Round Rapid, Break Point Rapid, Scooby Doo Rapid, Cobra Rapid, Curve Rapid, Lambada Rapid and Head Hunter Rapid. These names give you hint of what to expect at each rapid.

    You will get out of the river at Rayoh and, after a delicious Barbeque lunch, will return by train from Rayoh back to Beaufort.

    At Beaufort, you will be picked up in a vehicle and taken back to your hotel in Kota Kinabalu.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Hotel transfers
    • Railway ticket
    • Certification on completion
    • English-speaking rafting guide
    • Usage of raft, paddle, helmet, life jacket
    • Barbecue lunch
  • 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.

    We suggest you not bring any valuables.

    This activity is adults (and older children) only. Little ones under the age of 5 years will have to sit this one out, we’re afraid.

    People on contact lenses are not advisable to participate.

    You must be physically fit to participate in this tour.

    Local mountain guide will accompany you during trekking to the summit.

    If the train is not running for any reason, an alternative mode of transport will be substituted.

    It is essential that you bring along towel, separate set of clothing and shoes, sun block, hat, insect repellent and swimwear.

    Raft is on sharing basis (minimum 2 people and maximum 6 to 8 people). All participants are required to sign a Liability Release Form before departure.

    Pick-up timings may vary depending on your location and traffic conditions.

    A surcharge might be applicable if your pick-up and drop off locations are not centrally located.

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