KINABALU PARK/ PORING
Breakfast at the hotel.
Take a scenic 2 hours drive to Kinabalu Park, passing by villages and paddy fields along mountainous roads that wind along with the Crocker range. Along the way, make a brief stop at Nabalu Market. Nabalu is a place where the local natives gather to sell local produce, fruits, homegrown vegetables, and handicraft souvenirs.
On arrival at Kinabalu Park, you will notice the change in the temperature of the air. Enjoy the refreshing and cooling air as you proceed for a walk along the nature trails in the Botanical Garden. If the day is clear, you may even spot a majestic view of Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain between the New Guinea and Himalaya.
Kinabalu Park boasts an estimate of 4,500 species of plants which include 1,500 species of orchids, 77 of which are endemic to Kinabalu. The park also supports 289 species of birds and 290 different types of butterflies.
After the walk, depart for lunch at a local restaurant.
Later, depart for another interesting wonder, the Poring Hot Spring. At approximately 47 kilometers (1-hour drive) from Kinabalu Park, Poring Hot Spring got its name from the tall bamboo plant that is abundant in that area. At this natural hot spring, there are Japanese baths where visitors can soak themselves and let the invigorating sulfurous water stimulate the body. It is believed to have curative powers. Visitors can also try the Canopy Walkway, where bridges are suspended at the top of the tropical jungle. at 41 meters above the ground.
Return to Kota Kinabalu and drop off at your respective hotel.
Dinner at your own account.