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Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park (TARP) Tours

Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park (TARP)
Thanks to the rising of sea levels at the end of the last ice age, what were once sandstone mountains connected to the mainland are now a collection of five tropical islands left piercing the surface just off the coastline of Kota Kinabalu. Comprised of the islands of Manukan, Gaya, Sapi, Mamutuk, and Sulug, these five forested islets make up Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park (TARP), conveniently located an easy 20 minute speedboat ride from downtown Kota Kinabalu.

Though the reefs of the marine park aren’t quite as vibrant as those found down in Sipadan or Mabul in the southeastern corner of Sabah, the waters of Tunku Abdul Rahman nonetheless still teem with marine life such as blue spotted stingrays, mantis shrimp, and the occasional Hawksbill turtle, making them the most convenient options for Sabah visitors looking to snorkel or scuba dive the shallow waters directly off of Kota Kinabalu. Though Sabah is dealing with growing amounts of rubbish and marine debris, classifying the area as a national park and making efforts towards conservation are steps in the right direction for an area that, when combined with the white sand beaches, has tremendous potential for being one of the better regional excursions.

Pulau Gaya is the largest of the islands in the national park, and along with Manukan and Mamutik offers overnight eco-accommodations for visitors looking to escape the city for a night. Though the park headquarters is located on Pulau Gaya, it, too, is home to some downtrodden stilt villages which are considered unsafe by KK locals and visitors alike. Nonetheless, thousands of people annually make daytrips or overnight excursions into Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park and leave satisfied with the tropical simplicity found within such a short distance of the thumping industrial capital.
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15 Tours and Activities to Experience Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park (TARP)

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Kota Kinabalu Discover Scuba Diving

Kota Kinabalu Discover Scuba Diving

Borneo is world-renowned for its marine life, which includes turtles and a diverse array of tropical fish. Get an introduction to scuba diving, undoubtedly the most immersive way to discover underwater wildlife, on a full-day course in Kota Kinabalu. No previous diving experience is necessary for this hands-on experience, which culminates with a trip into open water. Lunch, all equipment, and hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 8 hours
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$122.00
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Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park 2 Islands Hopping Tour from Kota Kinabalu

Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park 2 Islands Hopping Tour from Kota Kinabalu

Escape the city and journey to the paradise islands off the coast of Kota Kinabalu on a hassle-free day trip to Manukan Island. Let a guide take care of transfers, entrance fees, and activities as you sit back, relax, and enjoy the white sands and crystal-clear waters of the island. You'll have chance to snorkel and hike in the jungle, and benefit from the in-depth knowledge of a guide.
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  • 5 hours
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$75.65
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Fun Boat Snorkeling and Island Visit from Kota Kinabalu

Fun Boat Snorkeling and Island Visit from Kota Kinabalu

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Take a day cruise from Kota Kinabalu for a chance to go snorkeling in the South China Sea. On this tour, you'll visit Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, a group of islands just off the coast. Hotel pickup and drop-off, lunch, and entrance fees are included.
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  • 8 hours
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$63.28
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Manukan Island + Sapi or Mamutik Island Trip from Kota Kinabalu

Manukan Island + Sapi or Mamutik Island Trip from Kota Kinabalu

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Spend the day in paradise during this day trip to Manukan Island near Kota Kinabalu. Enjoy a range of activities during your beach sojourn, ranging from beach volleyball to sunbathing to snorkeling and more. Additional amenities like the island’s nearly 1-mile-long (1.5-km) walking trail, optional side visit to Sapi or Mamutik Island, and an included barbecue lunch help ensure a memorable day.
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  • 6 hours
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$99.10
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The Coral Flyer Zipline Adventure at Marine Park from Kota Kinabalu

The Coral Flyer Zipline Adventure at Marine Park from Kota Kinabalu

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Soar on a zipline that connects two picture-perfect tropical islands on a 6-hour adventure trip from Kota Kinabalu to Tunku Abdul Rahman Park. The Coral Flyer Zipline is the world’s longest island-to-island zipline, and gives you aerial views of clear water, white sand beaches, and coastal trees. This small group tour is limited to 7 participants for a personalized experience, and includes lunch, national park fees, boat transport, and hotel pickup and drop-off in Kota Kinabalu.
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  • 6 hours
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$143.20
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(3 Days) PADI Open Water Diver Course Kota Kinabalu

(3 Days) PADI Open Water Diver Course Kota Kinabalu

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1. We receive so many positive feedback from previous customers. To achieve 5 Star Dive Center status, we must deliver the best service. Thats what we did. Our team are experienced scuba diving professionals. 2. We receive PADI Professional Image Evaluation certificate on March 2019, as our achievements has meet PADI's requirement as dive center run padi professional PADI scuba instructors. 3. Learn scuba diving in small group. 1 scuba instructor will teach maximum 4 participants in a group. 4. We use original PADI manual book, original PADI theory DVD and all our instructors hold professional teaching license as PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor. 5. Our dive center location is close to the jetty, about 2-4 minutes walk. We also close to ATM machines for you to withdraw money, restaurants, hotels, banks, pharmacy, backpackers and tourists information center. 6. Our team speaks in English, Chinese and Malay. 7. All our PADI scuba instructors works full time as scuba diving coach.
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  • 8 hours
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$298.00
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A Relaxing Day at Tunku Abdul Rahman Park

A Relaxing Day at Tunku Abdul Rahman Park

Cruise into the islands of Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, where clear water and great snorkeling are a tempting escape from busy Kota Kinabalu. With included boat transport, restaurant lunch, snorkeling gear, and hotel transfers, this excursion to Pulau Manukan takes care of logistics but leaves you free to explore on your own—that means an independent day of sun, sand, and marine life in a gorgeous destination.
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  • 6 hours
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$93.59
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Kota Kinabalu Leisure Diving (Experienced Divers)

Kota Kinabalu Leisure Diving (Experienced Divers)

Experienced divers will enjoy several dives within the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park to witness Borneo's underwater world. Learn about the marine environment and its inhabitants from your guide throughout the tour by listening to guided commentary. Round-trip transportation makes for an easy door-to-door experience.
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  • 8 hours
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$118.00
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Kota Kinabalu Sunset Cruise with Buffet Dinner

Kota Kinabalu Sunset Cruise with Buffet Dinner

Conclude your Kota Kinabalu adventure with a dazzling evening out at sea. Hop onto a spacious custom-built catamaran and get in touch with Sabah’s coastal charisma. Sail pass surrounding islands and into the famous Kota Kinabalu sunset. Includes guided narrations of historical & architectural landmarks that dot the coastline. - Evening cruise from Kota Kinabalu in the South China Sea - Chance to see Sabah's sunset & landmarks from the water - Laid-back & relaxed tour aboard a luxurious custom sailboat - Sights of Gaya Island in Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park - Postcard-perfect views of Likas Bay in the soft moonlight
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  • 3 hours
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$122.00
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Marine Park and Coral Flyer Zipline from Kota Kinabalu

Marine Park and Coral Flyer Zipline from Kota Kinabalu

Combine nature with adventure during a full-day tour of Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park from Kota Kinabalu. Without the hassle of planning transport or buying snorkelling equipment, you’ll experience the thrills of the Coral Flyer, a zipline that provides views of Sapi Island’s rainforest and coral reefs, and have ample free time to relax on the sands of Sapi Island. Plus, convenient hotel pickup and drop-off mean you won’t have to worry about finding a meeting point.
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  • 6 hours
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$120.00
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Gaya Island Trek & Sapi Island from Kota Kinabalu

Gaya Island Trek & Sapi Island from Kota Kinabalu

Customize your own itinerary during a day trip to Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park from Kota Kinabalu, a family-friendly excursion filled with sun, sand, and snorkeling. Included entrance fees, boat transfers, and hotel pickup and drop-off mean you don’t have to worry about advance planning, while a flexible schedule allows you to enjoy the marine park, which comprises of five paradise islands, at your own pace.
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  • 6 hours
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$129.20
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Fishing Trip at Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park from Kota Kinabalu

Fishing Trip at Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park from Kota Kinabalu

Feel the thrill of the reel during the half day fishing trip at South China Sea. How can you miss the chance of deep sea fishing at Sabah! This time, let us take you to the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park which located at Kota Kinabalu to experience deep sea fishing. It is time to stop your busy & hurried footsteps, follow us ride a comfort boat while enjoying the fruit, while starting your deep sea fishing trip now! And do not forget take a photo with your spoils of war! You can enjoy fresh sashimi meal in a boundless ocean! Of course you also can bring your spoils of war to home!
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  • 5 hours
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$181.00
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3-Night 5-star Tanjung Aru Beach Resort Package in Kota Kinabalu & Klias Wetland

3-Night 5-star Tanjung Aru Beach Resort Package in Kota Kinabalu & Klias Wetland

3 nights in Shangri-la's Tanjung Aru Resort,  surrounded by 2km long Tanjung Aru beach, the best beach in Kota Kinabalu, a place taking its name from the casuarinas trees that fringe the fine sands, well known as the best sunset beach in Malaysia.  Hand in hand with your loved one, witness the crimson sun dips slowly into the horizon, leaving the vast skies a brilliant red.  And make a wish.   Explore the thrills of the ocean with some motorised and non-motorised water sport activities at STAR Marina, visit a remote island in Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park via the resort's boats.  Enjoy an afternoon tour to Klias Wetlands and River Safari is another highlight. 
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  • 4 days
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$813.24
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$813.24

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course

This course can be taken after completing the PADI Open Water Diver certification, advancing your diving knowledge & skills. You don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s designed to advance your diving, so you can start right after earning your PADI Open Water Diver certification. The course helps build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives, trying out different specialties while gaining experience under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. Upon successfully completing the course you will be a certified PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and qualified to dive up to a maximum depth of 30m
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  • 2 days
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$343.59
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Sabah Highlights Adventure 7D/6N

Sabah Highlights Adventure 7D/6N

Spend a week exploring remarkable Sabah, one of the most stunning corners of the planet with turquoise seas, unparalleled snorkelling and pristine natural jungles packed with hundreds of bird and animal species, plus over 5000 plant species, hot springs and caves to boast! Highlights: -Snorkel in the stunning Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park -Discover Mount Kinabalu National Park and Poring Hot Springs -Take river cruises and go trekking in Kinabatangan -Visit the Gomantong Caves & Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary
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  • 7 days
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$1,051.00
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