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Gaya Island Trekking Overview

Trip Location: Kota Kinabalu

Get ready for an exciting adventure and be one with nature as this Gaya Island trekking tour takes you to two amazing islands! Start your journey with a relaxing ferry ride to Gaya Island and upon arrival, go for a 45-minute guided trek through the jungle. Afterward, transfer to the neighboring Sapi Island, where you can enjoy basking in the sunshine, swimming or snorkeling. Treat your taste buds with a mouthwatering lunch and spend your free time at your own leisure before heading back to your hotel.

08:30 am: Pick up from hotel/lodge and transfer to the jetty.
09:00 am: Proceed to Gaya Island.
09:30 am: Enjoy the trekking, forest view and other different of hornbills.
11:30 am: Reach Padang Point which is the ending point.
12:00 pm: Transfer to Sapi Island for your BBQ lunch.
13:30 pm: Free at leisure where you can go swimming, snorkeling or just relax.
15:30 pm: Depart to the mainland and transfer back to the hotel/lodge.

Pick-up timings and location:
Kota Kinabalu city North- 9:00 am
Kota Kinabalu city Center- 9:00 am
Kota Kinabalu city South- 8:45 am
Airport area- 8:30 am
1Bornea area- 8:45 am
Outskirt area- 8:00 am

Price does not include entrance fees. 


  • BBQ lunch


  • Trekking
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  • Swimming
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  • Snorkeling

Other Inclusions

  • English Guide
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  • Snorkeling set & life Jacket


  • Sharing transfer included

Things To Carry

  • Camera
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  • Valid ID
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  • Insect Repellent
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  • Extra Cash
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  • Hat / Cap
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  • Water bottle
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  • Trekking shoes


  • If you are happy and satisfied with the journey and the tour guide service, it's always a nice way to express your appreciation with tipping, OR words of thanks is good enough
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  • Min. Participant(s): 4 Persons To Go (child not counted)

Tour Type

  • This is a group tour

Gaya Island Trekking : Cancellation Policy

  • Over 14 days (from date of departure) charge 30% of Tour fare
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  • 7 to 14 days (from date of departure) charge 50% of tour fare
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  • Less than 7 days (from date of departure) charge full tour fare

Gaya Island Trekking : Refund Policy

  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days
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  • All applicable refunds will be done in traveller's thrillophilia wallet as Thrillcash

Gaya Island Trekking : Booking Confirmation Policy

  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
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  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
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  • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking before confirmation and a full refund will be processed.

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    People Also Ask About Gaya Island Trekking

    1. What are the timings for Gaya Island Trekking?

      The tour starts at 9.00 am and it goes up to 3.30 pm. However, the pickup time is at 8.30 am and the tourists are advised to get ready 15 minutes in advance and wait at the hotel lobby. In this journey, they will be visiting Gaya Island and its magnificent trees, followed by having BBQ lunch at Sapi Island at exactly 12.00 pm. And if time spares, they can indulge in swimming and snorkelling activities or just relax and relish their memories. Since all the places and activities are time-specific, tourists are advised to enjoy to the fullest in the given time.

    2. What other inclusions are there?

      Transfer Facility – There is a pickup and drop off service available and offered on request. Tourists need to contact the tour operator and make sure they are picked up on time. Snorkelling Equipment – To indulge in water sports, they provide snorkelling items like goggles, swimming suit, fins, etc. The instructors will help you how to handle the equipment and enjoy safely. Tour Guide – An experienced tour guide will be dedicated to this journey. Visitors can ask their doubts and get to know more about the places. They’re very friendly and knowledgeable. Please note that the entry fee is not included in the overall package. Tourists need to pay a certain amount at the entrance.

    3. How to reach Gaya Island Trekking?

      Gaya Island is the biggest island of Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, and it’s blessed with the biggest island forest. The place is highly connected with waterways, where one can reach using ferries and speedboats. The transport is running at regular intervals so that tourists can get one or the other quickly. However, for this Gaya Island Trekking, the management offers the best transfer service ever. The vehicle is fully air-conditioned and has comfortable seats that ensure a smooth ride to the passengers. Please refer the different pickup timings based on the location. Pick-up timings and location: • Kota Kinabalu city North- 9:00 am • Kota Kinabalu city Center- 9:00 am • Kota Kinabalu city South- 8:45 am • Airport area- 8:30 am • 1Bornea area- 8:45 am • Outskirt area- 8:00 am

    4. Will there be an English Speaking guide?

      Yes, of course. As part of the trip, you will be accompanied by our English speaking guide. He will be describing all the attractions, including their unique features, interesting facts and stories (if any) and share some of the real-life incidents, which is worth listening. Tourists generally ask plenty of questions and get their answers instantly. Since all the places carry huge significance, there is a guide dedicated to this tour. Our tour guides tell all relevant information in an elegant manner that tickles one’s curiosity and makes them explore more about the place.

    5. What things should we carry?

      To delve into this trekking activity, the first thing one must carry is a valid ID proof. At the starting point, the trekkers need to display their ID card just for security reasons. Then, one can wear a loose outfit and a pair of trekking shoes. Since this landscape requires a lot of physical activity, it is highly necessary to wear a comfortable dress and shoes. And for water sports, they can carry their swimming suit, but make sure it doesn’t have any sharp edges. Then, one can bring a hat, a jacket, a sunblock, and a brand-new camera. If your skin is sensitive to direct sun rays, you can wear apply sunscreen lotion and protect yourself from the Sun.

    6. How long is this activity expected to last?

      The entire trip is expected to last up to 7 hours, and it includes travelling from hotel to the destination and vice versa. Upon reaching the departure point, tourists will be proceeding to the Gaya Island, where they can indulge in trekking and exploring the deep forest. Then, after arriving at the Padang Point, they will be taken to Sapi Island by afternoon. Here, BBQ lunch is served, and everyone can eat and relax for a while. Finally, comes the most-awaited snorkelling and swimming activity that takes 30 minutes. By 3.30 pm, everybody will be dropped back to their hotels respectively in the same vehicle.

    7. Can we do swimming?

      Yes. One can do swimming in the cold water of Gaya Island. Once the lunch is over, all tourists will be heading towards the snorkelling and swimming activity. They will be given clear instructions of the place, temperature, and the basic hand signals just in case. Then they will get the safety gears like a life jacket, eye goggles, breathing gas, etc. This activity is meant for both beginners and professionals, so anybody interested in swimming can go ahead and enjoy the serene water.

    8. Will we get a chance to do snorkelling?

      Yes, sure. Tourists can indulge in the famous snorkelling activity on this trip. First of all, they will be given proper lessons about the activity, equipment and the location. Participants can ask doubts if any. Then they need to do some practice sessions to get ease with the safety gears and gain confidence. Once the participant gets comfortable with the activity, he or she is good to go. They can explore the deep sea and say ‘Hi’ to the unique creatures.

    9. Is transfer facility included in the price?

      Yes. The fee for transfer service is also included in the overall price. Tourists are not required to pay any extra amount to the drivers. For more information, they can contact the tour operator directly.

    10. Why is Gaya Island Trekking so famous?

      If one wants to take a break from the daily life having deadlines, projects, etc. they must come to this Gaya Island Trekking, which is famous for giving a perfect holiday respite to the tourists. Being the biggest island of Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, it’s surrounded by tall trees and lush green surroundings. It naturally refreshes one’s mind and body and provides a unique adventure. If you’re a newbie in trekking, you can go to Gaya Island and experience the exotic plants and animals for the first-time.

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