Tour Information: 

Tour Code: BLT-RT02

Description: Padas White Water Rafting

Region: Kota Kinabalu

Duration: Approx. 13 Hours

Minimum: 02 Adults

Departure: Daily

Pick up: City Hotels
Drop off: City Hotels


We have the best river guides amongst the Murut tribe to guide you down the raging water of Padas River, claimed to have the best rapids in South East Asia! This exciting adrenaline rushing action will take you down to wave that goes as high as six feet and thrilling rapids up to grade 4. Whilst rushing down this wild and untamed part of the Padas River you will experience totally untouched nature. 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, built by the British).


Basically, this trip will give you two experiences advantages:

1) Excursion of Class 3 - 4 river
2) A uniquely ride in an antique train

The adrenaline rush excursion covers a distance of 9km of this rather muddy 200 km river that holds 7 exciting and tough rapids! These rapid 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. After rafting, enjoy a sumptuous barbecue lunch by the river. Wind down with a sunset view of the return journey to Kota Kinabalu, along with presentation of certification of achievement.


  • Highly physical involved

  • Experience old fashioned train (serving since 19th century)

  • Suitable for  12-55 years old

  • Lots of exciting rapids

Sample Itinerary:

0520-0530 Hrs - Meet & greet by driver at hotel lobby, proceed to Beaufort Railway Station for interchange

0730 Hrs - Arrived to Beaufort Railway Station, hop on board to old fashioned train, enjoy the untouched natural by the riverside for about 1 and half hours


1030 Hrs - Drop off at Pangi station, gear up and your raft captain will then brief you about safety measurement

Brace yourself in up to 2 hours of rough journey. Be sure to paddle hard, everyone's effort accounts for good rafting. Entrust your rafting captain as he will be giving instruction to paddle through the bumpy ride. Enjoy while you get wet through the rapid water


1230 Hrs - End of rafting, get showered and enjoy buffet lunch by Padas riverside before catching the train back to Beaufort Railway Station at 1330 Hrs

1545 Hrs - Arrival at Beaufort Town and transfer by coach or van back to Kota Kinabalu city (your hotel) estimated 2 to 2 and half hours

1800 Hrs -  Estimated time of arrival in Kota Kinabalu

Tour Inclusion: 

  • Hotel transfers

  • Raft guide

  • Raft equipment

  • All entrance fees

  • Buffet lunch


Tour Exclusion: 

  • Outskirt hotel transfers

  • Personal insurance

  • Items not mentioned above


  • Min. 02 Adults to go

  • Additonal pick up charges of RM 30/pax exceeding radius of 10km from city centre

  • RM 50 per pax for exceeding 15km

  • Children 11 years old or below are not allowed to participate in Padas White Water Rafting.

  • Rates effective 1st April 2017 onwards

Things to bring/wear: 

  • Extra pocket money

  • Sandals

  • Swimming attire

  • Tower and dry clothes

  • Action camera to capture life moment (E.g. Gopro...etc)