Padas River – claimed to have the best rapids in South East Asia! The adrenaline rush excursion covers a distance of 9km of this rather muddy 200 km river that holds 7 exciting and tough rapids!
Padas River is situated in the interior of southwestern part of Kota Kinabalu that is only accessible by train (used since the late 19th century in Borneo). Basically, this trip will give you two experiences advantages – 1) Excursion of Class III-IV river, 2) A uniquely ride in an antique train.
Padas River rapids carries amusing names such as Merry-Go-Round Rapid, Break Point Rapid, Scooby Doo Rapid, Cobra Rapid, Curve Rapid, Lambada Rapid and Head Hunter Rapid. Each rapid will give you the feel of the motion as what the name means.
The journey will first take 1-½ hours overland through the countryside to Beaufort town. From thereupon, adventure begins with 1-½ hours train rides tracks along the Padas River that gives glimpses of the thrills and excitement to come. Upon arriving at the starting point, participant will be given safety briefing before going down the river.
The ultimate challenge will speak for itself as one shoots through and experiences the nerve tingling excitement which crescendos rapid after rapid while getting a closer look at the Borneo’s amazing flora and fauna.
0540 hrs – Pick up from hotel and transfer by coach to Beaufort Railway Station. Located in interior division of Sabah, east Malaysia on the Island of Borneo. Signing of liability Release Form before the rafting commences.
0730 hrs – Arrive at Beaufort, Get onboard by train. The thrilling yet scenic ride will take around 1 ½ hours – 2 hours to get to PANGI STATION. (starting point) Train will depart at 0750 hrs. You will have 10 minutes stopped at Rayoh station to keep your belonging and get change for rafting gears.
1030 hrs – When arrived at Pangi, light refreshment will be served, Safety briefing will be conducted by Riverbug crew. Rafting commence from starting point to RAYOH (ending point) which will take about 1 ½ hours-2 hours (10km) includes of 8 points of rapids namely HEAD HUNTER, LAMBADA, COBRA, SCOOBY DOO, WASHING MACHINE, MARY GO ROUND, SNAKE HOUSE AND BBQ RAPIDS.
1230 hrs – Expected time of arrive at Rayoh (ending point) for sumptuous lunch and after lunch we will depart back by train to BEAUFORT at 1330 hrs, estimated 2 hours – 2 ½ hours on train ride.
1545 hrs – Arrival at Beaufort Town and transfer by coach or van back to Kota Kinabalu city (your hotel) estimated 2 hours – 2 ½ hours. Estimated time of arrival in Kota Kinabalu – 1800 hrs
Rafting equipment, English speaking guide,
Insurance and certificate
Recommended Things To Bring & Wear:
Sandal with strap / sport shoe, Short and T-shirt (Not white colour), Swimwear, Payment / Service Voucher, Extra pocket money, Insect repellent, Sun-block lotion, Change of clothes, Towel, Cap / Hat
Participant must be physically fit as this tour is for those who love adventures.
Liability Release Form MUST be signed and understood by the participant before the tour commences.
Age limit is for child is 12 years old and above.
Please let us know if you have dietary request, e.g. vegetarian.
Please do note that all rate display/ charge is only applicable for online reservation /payment.
The company does not accept responsibility for losses or expenses due to sickness, weather, strikes, war quarantine or other traveler.