Are you going on your honeymoon soon? How about injecting some adventure into your honeymoon tour in Sabah?
Go trekking along Mt Kinabalu up to Layang Layang Point, and then enjoy a Honeymoon retreat up at Kundasang, outside Kinabalu Park.
Here is our proposed itinerary. We pick both of you up at airport and then we proceed straight to Nabalu Market. It is a over 2 hours journey all the way uphill, where we will pass beautiful nature scenery along the way. When you see a Huge Pineapple by the roadside, that is Nabalu Market. We will stop here for photo taking and coffee break, and perhaps you want to buy some souvenirs for your family members at home.
Next, we proceed on to Kinabalu Park, and you will be brought on a tour of Kinabalu Park. There is a museum there, botanical garden and how long you spend there will depend on your allowable time as we still need to visit Poring Hot Spring and see the spectacular view of tropical rainforest from 100-200ft above the forest floor lead by our guide. The trail is quite steep and the walk takes 30-40 minutes altogether.
Next, you may want to soak in man made hot spring, which is an invigorating mineral bath in the outdoor tubs or just explore and walk around the area. There is also a nice café located inside Poring Hot Spring for you to just enjoy the environment after your long drive to up here. Then we return to Cottage Hotel to check into a romantic setup room. The weather up here is always cool. There is no air condition in the room as temperature is low and natural air is the order of the day. We will have steamboat dinner to warm up our stomach, and overnight in our honeymoon room. We will be very tired after the long journey and will sleep early to prepare ourselves for the next day trekking.
On the second day, we will be woken up by the chirping of the birds. We will have a hearty breakfasts, and then our guide will bring us to Kinabalu Park.
After breakfasts, at 0830am, we will leave for Kinabalu Park HQ, meet your Mountain Guide, collect Packed Lunch and proceed to Timpohon Gate to start your climb. A normal healthy person will take approximately 4 hrs to reach Layang Layang Hut.
By 0930am, we will arrive Timpohon Gate, start the trek up to Layang Layang Hut, en-route you will be able to witness the changes in vegetation from Lower Montane Forest to Upper Montane Forest.
Then at 1230hrs, we will have lunch at one of the huts along the Kinabalu Summit Trail. By1330pm, we will arrive at Layang Layang Hut. Free at leisure to rest, relax and take photos of the beautiful scenery. By 1430pm, Depart Layang Layang Hut for Timpohon Gate and by 5pm, we will arrive at Timpohon Gate, proceed to the Park HQ to collect your Certificate and depart back to our hotel to collect our luggage and then return to Kota Kinabalu city. We should arrive about 7pm in Kota Kinabalu and check in Sabah Oriental Hotel and overnight. You would be dead tired by then, and a good night rest would be a welcome respite from the day trekking. The total day trekking is 8 km for this day.
On Day 3, it being your last day in Kota Kinabalu, just take it easy, and get your breakfasts, then we depart for airport for your flight home. Do note that there are 2 airports in Kota Kinabalu. One terminal serves AirAsia or budget airline only, while the others serve Malaysia Airlines and other international airlines. If you are taking Malaysia Arlines departing from Terminal 1, there is a newly opened O’Brien Sandwiches Café. If you are hungry , worth to have a bite before going onboard. Otherwise, the all time favourite like Mc Donald and Kentucky Fried Chicken are also available for you to have a meal. If not, then there is always the Marry Brown Fried Chicken inside the departure hall.
Have an enjoyable trip!