Paragliding in Sabah

Paragliding in Sabah has been around for a while, but only recently started gaining popularity as flights become more regular and predictable.

Rustic Borneo’s Paragliding in Sabah Adventure starts early in the morning, starting with a hotel pickup from your accommodation in Kota Kinabalu city. You will then be transferred by road to the paragliding spot in Ranau — a small town about 108 kilometers away from Kota Kinabalu (circa two hours away by road).

The paragliding site is located in Lohan Village — halfway between Ranau and Poring Hot Springs. It is nestled among the foothills of Mount Kinabalu and is characterized by rolling hills, valleys with clear rivers and lush forest expanses.

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The topography of the land is just about prefect for generating the upward winds needed for a thrilling paragliding flight. The paragliding activity is conducted by experienced paragliding pilots who have been involved with the sport since the early 2000’s. Each pilot is equipped with a paragliding rig, which includes a large aerofoil (the inflatable wing of the rig which looks similar to a parachute), and the pilot’s harness, securely fastening them to the aerofoil. Participants wear a tandem harness with a thick, padded ‘shell’ on the back and bottom. It serves as a comfortable seat during the flight, and a barrier for a soft landing. The participant’s harness is duly secured to the front of the pilot, leaving the an unobstructed view for the flight. Paragliding in Sabah, as everywhere else, very much depends on the weather. Although the paragliding site in Ranau is quite reliable, occasionally low wind or rain can cause delays or, on the rare occasion, cancellation.

Included: Return transfer from accommodation in Kota Kinabalu city • Tandem Paragliding Flight • Lunch at a local restaurant

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Itinerary
Sample Itinerary

07.30am - Pickup from your hotel in Kota Kinabalu

08.00am - Depart for Ranau

09.30am - Visit Pekan Nabalu, roadside pit stop

10.00am - Proceed to Ranau Sports Complex

11.00am - Start Paragliding activity

12.00pm - Head to Ranau for lunch at a local restaurant

1.00pm - Transfer back to Kota Kinabalu

3.00pm - Arrive in Kota Kinabalu

Price information
Price

MYR 395 / person (min 2 people)

Please contact us if you are a single traveller.


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Package excludes:

Insurance, sunblock, water, GoPro video of your flight (optional extra: RM30, plus bring your own thumbdrive storage), anything else not mentioned, In case of cancellation due to weather conditions 50% will be refunded (50% to cover transport, lunch, guide etc.)

Prices valid until 31 Dec 2016
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