White Water Rafting in Padas River, Sabah

Are you an advance paddler? Aged from 12 to 55 years old and are physically fit? Fantastic! This is the right river for you to test your skills! Uhmmm… beginners? Attempting Padas River? Yeah, sure why not? Just ‘paddle’ o­n and follow the safety instructions please!

White Water Rafting in Padas River

Padas River is situated in the interior of southern part of Kota Kinabalu that is o­nly accessible by train (used since the late 19th century in Borneo). Basically, this trip will give you two experiences advantages – 1) Excursion of Class III-IV river, 2) A ride in an antique train in this new millennium.

The adrenaline rush excursion covers a distance of 9km of this rather muddy 200 km river that holds 7 exciting and tough rapids!

These rapids carries amusing names such as Merry-Go-Round Rapid, Break Point Rapid, Scooby Doo Rapid, Cobra Rapid, Curve Rapid, Lambada Rapid and Head Hunter Rapid. Each rapid will give you the feel of the motion as what the name means.

The journey will first take 1-½ hours overland through the countryside to Beaufort town. From there upon, adventure begins with 1-½ hours train rides tracks along the Padas River that gives glimpses of the thrills and excitement to come. Upon arriving at the starting point, participant will be given safety briefing before going down the river.

The ultimate challenge will speak for itself as o­ne shoots through and experiences the nerve tingling excitement which crescendos rapid after rapid while getting a closer look at the Borneo’s amazing flora and fauna.

After rafting, enjoy a sumptuous barbecue lunch by the river. Wind down with a sunset view of the return journey to Kota Kinabalu, along with presentation of certification of achievement.

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About drizad

A self employed General Practitioner who lives with his lovely family in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. He dedicates his spare time serving people with precious information on climbing the Majestic Mountain of the Borneo, Mt Kinabalu. Reachable at drizad(at)gmail.com

7 thoughts on “White Water Rafting in Padas River, Sabah

  1. karim

    with which organisation you make the rafting and how much the fare or the rafting?
    are the rafting is too dangerous?m

  2. drizad Post author

    Hi Karim,

    I am not with any organization for the rafting, but there are a lot of tour operators around KK which provides a service package for travelers who would like to feel the adrenalin rush while paddling. The fare? It depends on the provider, but usually is around RM190 to RM250.

    It is not that dangerous, if you follow the safety instruction by the guides.

  3. Ene Anuar

    Hi Drizad,
    Cool blog. We are planning a trip to KK on 1-4 Aug. and we are keen paddlers. Any reliable operators whom you can recommend based on your own experience?

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