Kawa Kawa Fireflies Sunset Cruise


See Proboscis Monkeys and stunning countryside

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  • 7 Hrs Duration
  • English / Chinese
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  • Hotel Pick Up
  • See a stunning sunset as you cruise along Kawa Kawa Village and its beautiful countryside
  • Don't miss a chance to see Malaysia's cutest inhabitants: the elusive Proboscis Monkeys
  • Relax over dinner onboard and get ready for a night show of dancing fireflies
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  • 1 Oct 2018
    on time hotel pick up, fireflies cruise was majestic, nice and accomodating tour guide(ms cherry) long waiting time, we waited for almost half an hour for the other tourists.

US$ 28.89 36.10

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What To Expect

Located about 112km northeast of Kota Kinabalu, Kawa Kawa is an enchanting little village and, for most visitors, love at first sight. The village's vivid greenery and beautiful landscapes serve as the perfect playground for Malaysia's famous Proboscis Monkeys. The untouched natural oasis is a great place to spot rare wildlife, so hop on a river cruise that takes you past their habitats and keep your camera ready. After a delicious dinner of local delicacies, you will even get to see an evening fireflies show, watching the little light bugs fire up the sky.

Kawa Kawa Fireflies Sunset Cruise
See the sun set over the enchanting little village of Kawa Kawa
Kawa Kawa tours
Don't miss the chance to spot the rare Proboscis Monkeys
Kawa Kawa Malaysia
Hop on a boat for a relaxing cruise along the banks of the Kawa Kawa Village
Sabah tours
See a fireflies show after the sunset and take great photos
Activity Information


  • You will receive confirmation of your booking's availability within 1 business day. Once confirmed, we will send you the voucher via email
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Inclusive Of

Inclusive Of:

  • English or Chinese speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
  • High tea
  • Buffet dinner
  • Return boat and hotel transfers
Not Inclusive Of

Not Inclusive Of:

  • Tips and gratuities (optional)


  • 2:00pm depart for Kota Belud
  • 2 hours journey
  • 5:00pm river cruise
  • 5:30pm dinner
  • 6:30pm fireflies cruise
  • 7:30pm depart for Kota Kinabalu
  • 9:00pm arrival at Kota Kinabalu, hotel drop off
Additional Information

Additional Information:

  • Child ticket: Age 3-11
How To Use
  • You can present either a printed or a mobile voucher for this activity
  • The voucher is valid only on the tour date and time specified
  • Please arrive in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before scheduled departure
  • The operator will reconfirm your pick up time in advance. As this is a shared transfer, please be patient in cases of unforeseen delays along the pick up route

Hotel Pick Up Time:

  • Kota Kinabalu City: 2:00pm
  • Airport and surrounding areas: 2:30pm
  • 1Borneo: 1:45pm
  • Outskirts area: 3:00pm (surcharge of MYR11 per person, Klook support team will advise if required)
Cancelation Policy
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 24 hours prior to the activity
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Reviews (77) 4.0
  • Rosette 1 Oct 2018
    on time hotel pick up, fireflies cruise was majestic, nice and accomodating tour guide(ms cherry) long waiting time, we waited for almost half an hour for the other tourists.
  • Maria Leah Lindsay 23 Sep 2018
    the tour guide in the ferry was so energetic.we saw 6 probiscis monkey. but the firefly watching activity was cancelled because of the heavy rains.
  • Kwun Ngok 9 Sep 2018
    Good trip, a lot of Fireflies
  • Erika Fae 27 Aug 2018
    Firefly watching is the best part. Everything is on time. Would like to commend Ms. Cherry, our tour guide, for assisting us always.
  • Vannesa Anjie 26 Aug 2018
    We really have a great experience in the Kawa Kawa Fireflies Sunset Cruise. The monkeys are so cute. The fireflies were so beautiful and amazing! Be advised, that you cannot take pictures of fireflies using your mobile phone, you need to have a better camera for that. I would like to commend our tour guide, Cherry, for being nice, friendly and helpful. We will definitely recommend this tour to our friends. Hope you see a Probocis monkey because we didn't, they are hiding. :)
  • Wendel Jade 25 Aug 2018
    Great tour! We were able to see 2 species of monkeys,otters, as well as fire flies even it was raining. Awesome sunset too!
  • Calvin Yat Lun 9 Aug 2018
    Dirty, disorganized and disappointing. We received no reconfirmation of pick-up time and the randown minivan was approximately half hour late (leaving us wondering if we were going to be picked-up at all!). After we boarded the driver had to make a petrol stop, before picking up other tourists, and then headed to a pink mosque for 10 mins (not much to see) before the journey to the destination. At the riverfront at the destination we were told to wait, and we waited aimlessly for around an hour for other tour groups to arrive. Then we were told to board the boat (which is not the boat you see in the Klook app). We had our feets mandatorily cleaned with water only to find ourselves stepping into ankle deep dirty muddy water that had accumulated inside the boat. There were life jackets at the shore but clearly they werent intended for us, and we were made to sit on wet seats with a bunch of rowdy tourists in the overcrowded boat. The boat was obviously not meant for enjoying sights as there were only miniture glazed windows on the seat side (you had to stand in a moving boat to be able to see anything)! We wandered down the river aimlessly with no guide, and managed to see some proboscis monkeys for a minute or two at a riverbank before heading back for dinner (the highlight was the instant noodle!). Due to weather and delays, we were told there was no sunset at the beach on the day. Then we were told to squeeze back into the same boat for the highlight of the night, the fireflies. We were given a speech about how light pollution is bad for fireflies, but minutes later the same guide (not ours, because we were never introduced one) encouraged everyone to shout malaysian words at the fireflies in a bid to excite them. This got the already noisy accompanying passengers and their hyperexcited kids screaming into our ears for the entire 10 minutes or so we were in the boat (whilst we tried hard to stand and peek over each other’s shoulders to try and get a glimpse of the fireflies)... not the quaint or pleasant ride we had hoped for or read about in reviews of similiar kawa kawa fireflies tours. All this time we saw other tourists sitting comfortably with life jackets in windowless and clean boats, quietly enjoying nature down the same river and setting, and we realized what we are going through is not normal. We were then ushered back into our minivans, and waited another half hour or so for the tour operators to figure out who is sitting in what transport before taking the ride back. All in all, I would not recommend people booking this tour. This sunset tour was why I flew to Sabah in the first place because I had thought it would be magical, but it was far from what I had expected and a real disappointment.

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  • Hong Phuc 8 Aug 2018
    This tour was really really really boring. Not only me but 5 of my friends also agreed with me about that. We tried to enjoy but everything was so sleepy. A boring mosque, a very very long trip, an ugly beach (with many cows' poops) & a so-so dinner. I gave 2 stars: 1 for the tour guide - I think she could feel that the tour was so sleepy so she tried to make things better, she was friendly & hard-working, and another star for fantastic fireflies at night - the only thing to see in this tour. This tour could be better with an evening tea-break & firefles. That was all. Every other things was so poor & exhausted. We regreted that we went on this tour since it took half a day & even an evening (we came back KK at 9pm because the location was so faaaaaar away). Think carefully because you have another choice!
  • Patricia Monique 4 Aug 2018
    The pick up was late - this could be an area of improvement. We had a side trip to Pink Mosque - which is nice.We are lucky to see different monkeys that time, it was a great experience to see as well a man playing a ethnic musical instrument. Too bad we did have sunset that time but this incident is uncontrollable. Experience with the Fireflies is great.
  • Benson 28 Jul 2018
    Trip was okay. I was expecting a bigger boat where we could have our buffet dinner but its just a boat. Had a sidetrip to the Mosque in Univ.of Malaysia Sabah which is extra since we were picked up fron Likas Square. Sad that we did not see any Proboscis monkey. But seeing fireflies was an amazing experience! Food was just okay and they gave us free coconuts before the start the cruise.
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