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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia-port

Enjoy the sights in this bustling, ethnically diverse city as you see the golddomed mosque, unique high-rise architecture, and the Heritage Village. Or venture into the interior and astonishing Kinabalu Park. Stroll past rare plants along a nature trail and through a garden of rare orchids. Or ride Borneo's last train into the lush countryside of farms, water buffalo and villages. Spend time on the glorious beaches.

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Below is a list of those shore excursions previously offered in this port. For information on which shore excursions will be offered on a particular cruise, please reference the specific itinerary of that cruise.

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Kota Kinabalu City
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Kota Kinabalu Highlights
    Seated Tour
  • Majestic Kinabalu Park
    Moderate Activity/WalkingMeal
  • Tribal Cultures & City Highlights
    Light Activity /WalkingMeal

Kota Kinabalu City

Light Activity /Walking

Duration: 3 1/2 hours

Tour Code: KOT-002

Sabah is the second largest state in Malaysia, located on the northern tip of Borneo Island and one of Southeast Asia's greatest surprises.

This half-day tour will introduce you to Kota Kinabalu, Sabah's modern state capital with its alluring blend of Malay and Chinese culture. Largely destroyed during World War II, Kota Kinabalu has since developed into one of Malaysia's most exciting cities. Go past the serene City Mosque, followed by a photo stop at the Tun Mustapha Building. A 30-storey circular glass edifice supported by high tensile steel rods, this amazing structure is an architectural and engineering feat, one of only four such buildings in the world.

Continuing on, you will stop at the Sabah State Museum to see the extensive exhibits of Sabah's diverse culture, beliefs and traditions. See the Heritage Village displaying replicas of traditional houses representing the different ethnic communities of Sabah. From here, it's on to the magnificent Masjid Negeri Sabah or State Mosque, with its golden inlay motifs and impressive minaret. After a photo stop here, you will then make your way to your final stop, a brief visit to a local handicraft market where you can mingle with the locals and perhaps pick up a few souvenirs to take home.

Please Note: This tour includes approximately 1-hour of easy walking; however some of it is over uneven surfaces and there are some steps to negotiate. The tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the transportation and have a companion to assist them. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Light-weight cotton slacks and shirts and flat, comfortable walking shoes are suggested. The Museum does not allow cameras or big bags inside the main building. These items must be checked on site. It is a local custom to take off shoes before entering a Heritage Village house so guests are encouraged to wear easy to slip on and off shoes.