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2-Day Small-Group Tour: Sandakan City and Wildlife Experience from Sabah

2-Day Small-Group Tour: Sandakan City and Wildlife Experience from Sabah
Duration:
2 days, 1 night
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Take a 2-day small-group tour that combines a discovery of Sandakan's history and heritage with fascinating excursions to two animal conservation facilities. From Kota Kinabalu in Sabah, visit Selingan Turtle Island to learn about its animal protection services. On the beach at night, witness a turtle laying eggs and watch baby turtles scurry to the sea! Visit the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre and take a guided walk through the rainforest to witness the feeding of orangutans. After, explore the city of Sandakan with your guide and visit historically significant sites such as the Sandakan Memorial Park and the Agnes Keith House.

PADI Scuba Diving in Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park from Kota Kinabalu

PADI Scuba Diving in Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park from Kota Kinabalu
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6 hrs
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Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park (TARP), located off the coast of Sabah, is an ideal place for beginning scuba divers to learn the basics and explore ocean waters with a PADI-certified instructor. Enjoy a practice session from the beach in the morning and take a second dive from a speedboat in the afternoon over a stunning coral reef. There's a maximum of four divers per guide, and all diving equipment is included. Rest easy on round-trip transport from Kota Kinabalu, dreaming of all the colorful fish you get to see on this 6-hour trip that's aimed at non-certified and newly qualified divers.

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Official Kota Kinabalu Airport Taxi Rates & Fares

Kota Kinabalu Airport taxi rates given here are in the local currency (MYR or Malaysian Ringgit). Use our currency converter or the cheat sheet to the left if you would like to convert to your currency. Note that Kota Kinabalu Airport taxi rates given here are for official taxis and unofficial or pirate taxis (discussed below) may be different.


  • The fare to the city is MYR 30 and this will take about 15-20 minutes, depending on traffic.



 
Kota Kinabalu Taxi Payment: Cash only
Kota Kinabalu Taxi Tipping Recommendation: Not required



Official Kota Kinabalu Airport Taxi Details

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Kota Kinabalu Airport taxi services are readily available.

 

Purchase a pre-paid taxi coupon in the Kota Kinabalu Airport terminal before catching a taxi to town. This coupon system ensures that travellers do not get ripped off for taxi fares and that the correct destination is understood by the driver, but also that a little extra money is made for the airport. Note that surcharges apply for night hours. 

 

During your stay, and as a rule of thumb, short rides in taxis should run about MYR 10, longer trips about MYR 20, and hiring a taxi for a day for sightseeing should be no more than MYR 300. All prices are negotiable and you will need to discuss and agree on a price with the driver using the recommended values, otherwise there is a good chance you will be ripped off.





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 Unofficial Kota Kinabalu Airport Taxi Service or Hire Points

 

If you walk out to the main road where buses and mini-buses wait for passengers, you can pick up a taxi to town for about MYR 5 less  than the Kota Kinabalu Airport coupon system.


 
IHateTaxis.com has a mixed recommendation on the unofficial Kota Kinabalu Airport taxi service.

Although a little more walking is required to reach these taxis, you may negotiate a better price than the official coupon system, but ensure you confirm the price before you get in the taxi so you do not get ripped off.



 Kota Kinabalu Airport Taxi Scams


Some cabs will tell you that there are no budget cabs available to try to convince you to take a premium taxi. Occasionally this is true, especially near midnight when the tariff jumps and cabs won't take jobs for half an hour or so before midnight.

 

While you are largely protected from unscrupulous taxi drivers by the pre-paid taxi ticket system at Kota Kinabalu Airport, here are some Malaysian taxi scams to be aware of while in the city:

  • Driver refuses to take you where you want (tip: don't tell the driver your destination before you get in the car)
  • Driver refuses to turn the meter on and quotes a rate, usually high 
  • Driver refuses to make change (expect this, and carry small bills)



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Last Updated: 14 Apr 2015