Mantanani Island & Padas Rafting Adventure

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4 Days / 3 Nights
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Kota Kinabalu
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Tour Details

A great adventure for active, outdoors-loving people! With this tour you can discover the marine life of Mantanani island and enjoy an exhilarating ride down the Padas River.

Mantanani Island is renowned for its crystal clear blue waters filled with a myriad of marine life and white sandy beaches fringed by coconut palm trees.
Padas is one of the top-rated rivers in Borneo for rafting, that offers beautiful views and crazy rapids to traverse.

  • Explore Mantanani Island, a well-known site for recreation diving site off Kota Belud untouched coast
  • Meet the friendly Bajau people of Mantanani Island. Learn about their culture and their way of life
  • Experience a thrilling adventure packed river rafting in Padas. Cruise down the gushing waters of river and rapids for the excitement of a lifetime
  • Enjoy a tranquil train ride to Padas River passing through green countryside and quaint villages
Day 1
Kota Kinabalu - Mantanani Island
Day 2
Mantanani Island - Kota Kinabalu
Day 3
Rafting Padas River
Day 4
Depart Kota Kinabalu

What's Included

  • Accommodation for the nights listed in the itinerary
  • All internal transport as per the itinerary
  • Meals as per travel itinerary
  • 2 dives or snorkeling sessions per day in Mantanani Island
  • Diving Equipment or Snorkeling Equipment
  • Rafting equipment
  • English-speaking tour guide


Padas rafting is grade III-IV which means it has moderate/challenging rapids. The rafting class III is characterized by rapids with moderate, irregular waves which may be difficult to avoid, while rafting class IV or advanced has intense, powerful but predictable rapids requiring precise boat handling in turbulent water.


Day 1Kota Kinabalu - Mantanani

Pick up time: 07.30am (Kota Kinabalu airport or Hotel)

Depart for Kota Beuld in the morning. Arrive at Kuala Abai jetty and then continue to Mantanani island by speed boat for about 1 hour.

Upon arrival on the island settle into your room, freshen up and enjoy the refreshment provided. After a short safety briefing you can collect your snorkeling or diving gears and proceed by boat for your first snorkeling/diving session at 11.00am. Each snorkeling/diving session will be approximately 40min /1hrs.

After the first snorkeling/diving session return to the island for lunch.

After lunch board the boat for the second snorkeling/diving session. Return to the resort and join the optional guided tour of the nearby Bajau fishing village.

Overnight at the Mantanani Lodge (basic accommodation with common toilet)


Day 2Mantanani - Kota Kinabalu

After breakfast, free at your own leisure until check-out. You can join the morning snorkeling/diving session at 11.00am.

After lunch head back to the mainland then continue overland from Kuala Abai Jetty to Kota Kinabalu

Overnight at the hotel in Kota Kinabalu


Day 3Padas River Rafting

You will begin your tour with a 2 hour drive to Beaufort railway station. Thereafter, you will board on a local train to Pangi Station, a place you can have your white water rafting. Upon arriving Pangi, light refreshment will be served and a safety briefing will be conducted by the river guide. Your white water rafting commences half an hour later. It covers 9 km of the Padas River.
When you reach the ending point, you will be served with BBQ lunch by the river side. There, you are given about an hour stay for you to explore the scenic area before you are transferred back on board the train back to Beaufort railway station and then driven back to your hotel in the city.

Overnight at the hotel in Kota Kinabalu


Day 4Depart Kota Kinabalu

Transfer to Kota Kinabalu airport for your next destination flight.