Saturday, October 2, 2010
Travelogue : Kota Kinabalu Day 2 - Kinabalu Park and Poring Hot Spring
Our activity for today.
Kinabalu Park & Poring Hot Spring.
Service Inclusive of:-
** Return transfer transportation
** Local lunch
** Entrance fee
** Canopy Walkway fee
** English speaking guide
0730 am - Depart lodge after breakfast. Proceed to Kinabalu National Park, Malaysia's Natural Heritage site. Journey will take approx. 2 hours passing by villages, paddy fields along mountainous roads that wind along the Crocker Range.
0930 am - A brief over Nabalu, acollection of native stalls selling fruits, vegetables, local produce and handcrafts. An opportunity to observe the local stalls activities.
1000 am - Arrive at Kinabalu Park, enjoy the cool and refreshing mountain air, if day is clear a majestic view of Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain in South East Asia.
1100 am - Proceed for a guided walk along the nature trails with the park naturalist. While walking, listen to the sound of the jungle and observe nature's plants, trees, orchids and butterflies. Kinabalu Park boasts an estimated 4,500 species of plants which includes 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.
1245 pm - Depart for lunch at Kinabalu Park Restaurant.
1330 pm - After lunch, depart for another for interesting natural wonder, the Poring Hot Spring located approx. 47 km from Kinabalu Park. Poring Hot Spring, named after the tall bamboo plant that is abundant in that area, is a natural spring where hot sulfurous water emit from the ground.
There are Japanese Baths where visitors can soak themselves and let the invigorating sulfurous water stimulate the body.
Visitors can also try the canopy walkway, where suspension bridges are suspended at the top of the canopy for visitors to walk along the canopy of a tropical jungle.
1600 pm - Depart Poring Hot Spring for Kota Kinabalu.
1730 pm - Arrive Lodge.
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