A visit to Kinabalu Park will never be perfect without swinging by Poring Hot Springs. Destress and soak away the sores and aches of your muscles in the spring’s hot sulphuric minerals, deemed to have healing properties and very popular among the locals. Enjoy a day at Kinabalu Park – a UNESCO World Heritage site – with its incredible bio-diversity of flora and fauna which makes it a paradise for nature enthusiasts. On arrival, enjoy a guided nature trek along one of the many trails in the park.
Kinabalu Park & Poring Hot Spring
Before you are taken to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kinabalu Park, your day will begin with pick-up from your hotel lobby. The journey will take approximately 1.5 hours, but it is sure to speed by as you enjoy the views of the passing villages and paddy fields along mountainous roads that wind along the Crocker Range. There will also be a brief stop along the way at Nabalu, where you will see locals gather to sell their produce, home grown fruit and vegetables and handicraft souvenirs. Enjoy the refreshing and cooling breeze as you proceed for a walk along the nature trails in the botanical garden and notice the change in air temperature upon arrival at Kinabalu Park. You may even have the majestic experience of spotting Mount Kinabalu if the day is clear. Depart for another interesting wonder, the Poring Hot Spring, after lunch. Approximately 47km from Kinabalu Park, the tall bamboo plant that is abundant in that area is where Poring Hot Spring got its name from . Soak yourself in the Japanese baths at this natural hot spring that people believe to have curative powers, and let the invigorating water stimulate your body. You can also try the Treetop Canopy Walk, where bridges are suspended at the top of the tropical jungle, creating a thrilling and inspiring experience. Feel like you’re flying as you stand 41m above ground level. A 20 minute hike is required to reach the Canopy Walk.