Monday, November 01, 2004

White Water Rafting Adventure

Sabah is possibly the only destination in Borneo that offers the best and well packaged White Water Rafting experience. There are two excellent locations at Padas (Grade 3-4) and Kiulu (Grade 1-3).

Padas, near a town called Beaufort, is about 3-4 hours drive and train ride from Kota Kinabalu city. Enjoy the exhilarating ride down the Padas River rapids and get to know the various points like Head Hunter Point, Scooby Doo Point, Cobra Point, Lambada Point till the ending point. More for the adventurous type and not recommended for small children. Although graded 3-4, the grade is a point lower during dry spell (not predictable anymore nowadays but normally mid-year).

Kiulu is located in the Tamparuli district about 1 to 1.5 hour drive from KK city. Enjoy the exhilarating ride down the White rapids and get to know the various points like Body Rafting, The Wall Rapid, Holy Smoke Rapid till the ending point. It is more suitable for a family white water adventure vacation, but during long dry spell, the Kiulu river may not be deep enough for this thrill seeker experience. However, in the event that the Kiulu river is not deep enough, there is always the alternative of checking Padas river, which should usually be suitable for a family outing. But always check with your guides first on the condition of the rivers.

For more info, refer to the links below:

* Padas -

* Kiulu -

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