• The beautiful green rice field of Tambunan
  • A cute buffalo having a siesta on a sunny day
  • The cool and refreshing Mahua Waterfall

Tambunan – Picturesque Landscapes & Waterfall

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  • Duration: 1 day
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Make your way to the scenic town of Tambunan for a fun adventure of visiting historical sites, sampling traditional food and chasing waterfall – all in one day!

The road leading to Tambunan goes through Penampang before starting to climb the Crocker Range about 18 kilometers outside of Kota Kinabalu. It is scattered with farming communities who plant hill rice, pineapples, bananas, mushrooms, as well as other vegetables which visitors can purchase at roadside stalls. Besides that, wild and cultivated orchids can also be found at the roadside stalls.

In this tour, you will visit the Sunsuron Village. Here, you will be able to see historical sites managed by the Sabah Museum, such as the Watu Turidong (Huge Stone) and the Bamboo House. Next, you will visit the Sinurambi Observation Tower, which offers a breathtaking bird’s-eye view of the Tambunan valley.

Afterward, you will proceed to Kampung Solibog to visit the musical rock called, Batu Gong before enjoying a traditional lunch at Kampung Minodung or Tombotuon.

To conclude your tour, you will visit one of Tambunan’s best-kept secret – the Mahua Waterfall. Here, you can spend some time to have a short swim in the cool and refreshing waterfall before having a little picnic in the afternoon.

Included: Transfer, English-speaking Tour Guide, Entrance Fees, Lunch

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Sample Itinerary

08:30am – Pick up from hotel in Kota Kinabalu. We proceed through the beautiful Crocker Range Mountains. On the way we will stop at View points overlooking valleys and Mount Kinabalu.

Followed by a visit to:

- Sunsuron Village

- Sinurambi Viewing Point

- Kampung Solibog (Batu Gong)

- Lunch at a local restaurant

- A tour around the rustic villages and paddy fields of Tambunan.

- Mahua Waterfall

6.00pm - Estimated time of arrival at your hotel in KK City

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Tambunan Historical Sites

Tambunan is full of histories and legends, and historical sites are abundant in this district. Some of the more known and easily accessible sites are managed by the Sabah State Museum.

When in Tambunan, stop by Kampung Sunsuron to visit the Watu Tinuridong, one of what used to be a series of huge rocks that were used as the fortress of the villagers during Mat Salleh's attack on the village.

Right next to it is the Rumah Bambu, which was built entirely out of natural materials. Further along the main road, you can stop by at Muzium Kota Mat Sator. Located in Kampung Kepayan Lama, one of Mat Salleh's strongholds during British occupation. After that, you can also visit the Mat Salleh Memorial located in Kampung Tibabar.

Sinurambi Viewing Point

Fancy a bird's eye view of Tambunan town but too lazy to hike up a mountain? Well, if you happen to have a car at your disposal, feel free to drive up Bukit Dandab Papaya TRIG, located at Kampung Dalungan. The gravel road will lead you up the side of this tall hill, and from there, you can see the entire town of Tambunan, as well as most of the district.

The Mahua Waterfall

Located at Kampung Patau, Tambunan, the Mahua Waterfall is a plunge-waterfall, which is approximately 10-17 metres in height. The waterfall is one of Tambunan’s most popular tourism sites, attracting visitors from near and far and a cooling dip and a weekend picnic.

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MYR 295 / person (min 2 people)

MYR 150 / Child (2 - 11 Years)

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Prices valid until 31 Mar 2019
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