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Malaysia: eSIM Roaming Mobile Data Plan

1. Malaysia: eSIM Roaming Mobile Data Plan

Make your trip to Malaysia hassle-free with a convenient eSIM. Stay connected on your travels with high-speed coverage in Malaysia and other countries. Purchase and install your eSIM anytime and anywhere, and choose from a variety of data packages, validity options, and coverage in additional countries. Simply scan the eSIM QR code to access all your essential apps on your trip. Avoid the trouble of managing multiple SIMs with this zero-waste solution. Get one eSIM per device and top up by simply buying and activating additional eSIM plans as you go. Once activated, your coverage will begin according to your selected duration. Upgrade to coverage in 8 Countries including Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Hong Kong, and South Korea. All iPhone models launched after iPhone XS can support eSIM. For Android, if you are unsure, please check with the guideline photo for eligibility. If you can not connect to the internet after installing this eSIM, please follow the Self Help Troubleshooting Guide in your GYG voucher. APN (Access Point Name): internet Malaysia: Celcom/Digi The rest of the countries will be available in the voucher info in your GetYourGuide app after purchase.

Malaysia: eSim Mobile Data Plan

2. Malaysia: eSim Mobile Data Plan

Make your trip to Malaysia hassle-free with a convenient eSIM. Stay connected on your travels with high-speed coverage in Malaysia and choose a plan that works in other countries as well. Buy and install the eSIM anywhere and start using it straight away, without a physical SIM. Pick your favorite data package that suits your needs, and decide if you want coverage in 8 other countries, including Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Hong Kong, and South Korea. Scan the eSIM QR code to start surfing and access your apps. Once you activate it, your coverage will begin for the selected duration of time. Top up and purchase an additional SIM plan if you need it. Remember to choose the carrier in Malaysia, which varies depending on the plan. It is usually Maxis, Celecom, or Digi. Most devices released after 2019 are compatible with eSIM (e.g. iPhone XR, XS of models beyond, Google Pixel 4 and beyond). If you are unsure, please check the compatibility guideline photo to confirm eligibility.

10 Asian Regions: eSIM Data Plan

3. 10 Asian Regions: eSIM Data Plan

Make your trip to Asia hassle-free with a convenient eSIM. Stay connected on your travels with high-speed coverage in 10 Asian regions. Purchase and install your eSIM anytime and anywhere, and choose from a variety of data packages, validity options, and coverage in additional countries. Simply scan the eSIM QR code to access all your essential apps on your trip. Avoid the trouble of managing multiple SIMs with this zero-waste solution. Get one eSIM per device and top up by simply buying and activating additional eSIM plans as you go. Once activated, your coverage will begin according to your selected duration. Most devices released after 2019 are compatible with eSIM (e.g. iPhone XR, XS of models beyond, Google Pixel 4 and beyond). If you are unsure, please check the compatibility guideline photo to confirm eligibility. If you can not connect to the internet after install this eSIM, please follow the Self Help Troubleshooting Guide in your GYG voucher. 10 Asian Regions: Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Israel, and South Korea.

Bongawan Wetland: Proboscis Monkey and Fireflies Shared Tour

4. Bongawan Wetland: Proboscis Monkey and Fireflies Shared Tour

Start your adventure at 2:00 PM with a convenient pickup from your hotel in Kota Kinabalu City. Enjoy a scenic 1.5-hour ride and arrive at Bongawan Wetland Jetty by 3:30 PM. Once registered, you can take a short break before your first river cruise. Keep an eye out for the unique Proboscis Monkey and other wildlife during this cruise. Return after the first cruise to the jetty for a delightful dinner. Head to the beach for a mesmerizing sunset view, and if the weather allows, you might witness the stunning 'Mirror of the Sky.' As night falls, your second cruise begins, where you'll search for fireflies illuminating the mangrove trees, creating a magical Christmas tree-like display. Return to Kota Kinabalu City once the cruise concludes and be dropped off at your hotel. This trip offers a fantastic opportunity to explore Bongawan Wetland, get close to Sabah's nature, spot the rare Proboscis Monkey, and experience the enchanting world of fireflies.

Full-Day Snorkeling Adventure from Kota Kinabalu

5. Full-Day Snorkeling Adventure from Kota Kinabalu

Spend the day snorkeling at Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, part of the Coral Triangle of Sabah in the South China Sea. Recognised as having the greatest biodiversity of any waters in the world, the Coral Triangle offers a vast range of marine life, including many colorful reef fish. You will sail by fully equipped catamaran to the islands of Tunku Abdul Rahman, where you will take 2 different guided snorkeling adventures around the coral gardens. An a la carte lunch will be served during the day at an island café, while refreshments will be available on board the well-equipped catamaran throughout. The exact snorkel locations will be selected on the day of your tour, dependent on sea conditions, as well as your level of experience. For more confident snorkelers, a trip to a remote coral reef will be organized, where you can snorkel directly off the boat. Less experienced snorkelers can relax with the help of a PADI professional guide, who will snorkel with you from tranquil beaches, and help you spot and identify the diverse marine life. See if you can spot an elusive green or hawksbill turtle. And look out for the shy clownfish, fondly known as "Nemo!"

Sabah: Mari-Mari Cultural Village Visit with Lunch

6. Sabah: Mari-Mari Cultural Village Visit with Lunch

Mari mari culture village is operated by an independent community based company, as they have two sessions one in the morning and another in the afternoon, due to overwhelming sometimes it can be full house in either session, so we need to book in advance, especially in peak season. Experience the vibrant heritage of Sabah's Kadazan Dusun tribe at our exclusive cultural village tour! Join us for an immersive exploration into their rich traditions, lifestyle, and delectable cuisine for an authentic and unforgettable cultural experience. Morning Session Highlights (10:00am - 2:00pm): - Register at Mari-Mari Cultural Village at 10:00am and delve into 2 immersive hours of traditional Kadazan Dusun buildings. - Taste their unique snacks and rice wine, experiencing the flavors of their culture. - Engage in traditional dances and take part in interactive cultural activities at 12:15pm. - Relish a mouthwatering, authentic Kadazan Dusun lunch at 1:00pm, ending the morning session at 2:00pm. Afternoon Session Highlights (1:00pm - 4:30pm): - Registration begins at 1:00pm for the afternoon session. - Explore the intricately designed Kadazan Dusun homes and indulge in their exquisite delicacies. - Immerse yourself in captivating traditional dances and engaging cultural activities starting at 3:00pm. - Treat yourself to a delightful hi-tea at 4:00pm, concluding the afternoon session at 4:30pm. Don't miss this exclusive opportunity to immerse yourself in the living heritage of the Kadazan Dusun tribe in Sabah! Choose your preferred session—morning or afternoon—and join us for an unparalleled journey into their captivating culture. Book your slot now for an enriching and unforgettable experience! Join us to discover the essence of Sabah's cultural tapestry at the Mari-Mari Cultural Village. Reserve your spot now for an unforgettable journey into the heart of Kadazan Dusun heritage!

Sabah: Snorkeling & Island Hoping at Sapi & Manukan Island

7. Sabah: Snorkeling & Island Hoping at Sapi & Manukan Island

Explore the beauty of Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park on an island hopping Kota Kinabalu adventure. Island Hopping in Kota Kinabalu is a delightful adventure, offering a mix of relaxation, water activities, and natural beauty. From sunbathing on pristine beaches to snorkeling in vibrant coral reefs, each island provides a unique experience, making it a must-try for anyone seeking a tropical escape. So, pack your sunscreen and a sense of adventure for a day of island-hopping bliss Optional Activities: Banana Boat Riding Parasailing Sea Walking Jetskiing

Kota Kinabalu: Rainbow Island Ferry Tickets with Lunch

8. Kota Kinabalu: Rainbow Island Ferry Tickets with Lunch

Come to the jetty in Jesselton Point and check in at the counter. Wait until boarding time, then get on the boat. Set sail over the clear blue sea and enjoy the view. Then, arrive at Rainbow Island after a short boat trip. Get off the boat and have some free time to explore on this beautiful island. Soak up the sun on the pristine beach or rest in the shade under the trees. Snorkel in the sea or do some water sports such as kayaking. After this, dine on a delicious lunch and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. Finally, get back on the boat and return to Jesselton Point Jetty to end the activity.

Malaysia: eSim Roaming Data Plan (0.5-2GB/ Day)

9. Malaysia: eSim Roaming Data Plan (0.5-2GB/ Day)

Make your trip to Malaysia hassle-free with a convenient eSIM. Stay connected on your travels with high-speed coverage in Malaysia and choose a plan that works in other countries as well. Buy and install the eSIM anywhere and start using it straight away, without a physical SIM. Pick your favorite data package that suits your needs. Upgrade to coverage in 8 Countries including Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Hong Kong, and South Korea. Once you activate it, your coverage will begin for the selected duration of time. Top up and purchase an additional SIM plan if you need it. Remember to choose the carrier in Malaysia, which varies depending on the plan. It is usually Celecom or Digi. Most devices released after 2019 are compatible with eSIM (e.g. iPhone XR, XS of models beyond, Google Pixel 4 and beyond). If you are unsure, please check the compatibility guideline photo to confirm eligibility.

Borneo Full Day Try Dive (2 Dives) for Beginners

10. Borneo Full Day Try Dive (2 Dives) for Beginners

Dive into the South China Sea! The PADI Discover Scuba Diving Experience is the perfect way for non-divers or beginning divers to enjoy the wonders of scuba. Enjoy the clear, clean water and surround yourself with the beauty of a tropical underwater world is a great way to enjoy a try dive and experience the beauty of the tropical underwater world in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, on the island of Borneo. This tour includes a 1-day introduction to scuba diving. It will include two dives, the second of which will go to a maximum of about 40 feet (12 meters). You will dive in sheltered bays and gorgeous coral reefs in Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine National Park (TARP) near Kota Kinabalu. The Park includes 5 islands and plenty of crystal blue waters, perfect for new divers to test out their scuba skills. Plus, the state of Sabah is located in the Coral Triangle, meaning you will come across a wide, incredibly diverse range of corals and tropical marine life while underwater. Keep a look-out for charming fish like clown fish (the popular “Nemo”). If you’re really lucky, you just may catch a glimpse of a turtle! A typical itinerary for the PADI Discover Scuba Diving Experience looks like: - 9:00 h: Meet a member of the Borneo Dream team at the entrance to Jesselton Point Jetty (under the archway). The team member will escorts you to your boat, which will depart from Jesselton Point and continue on to Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine National Park. - 10:00h: Complete PADI forms and enjoy a short scuba diving education session delivered by your PADI Instructor. - 10:30h: Time to get wet! Complete a confined water skills session and enjoy your first dive of the day, conducted in a shallow, protected bay at one of the Islands in Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine National Park. - 12:00h - 13:30h: Take a break on land and lunch. Enjoy a relaxed lunch on either Pulau Mamutik or Pulau Sapi. - 13:30h: Briefing for your second dive. Put on your dive gear and enjoy a second leisure dive with your PADI Instructor. Dive along a coral reef to a maximum of around 40 feet (12 meters). - 15:00h: Depart for Jesselton Point - 15:30h: Arrive at Jesselton Point The PADI Discover Scuba Diving Experience is just that: a true experience. This tour is dedicated to providing high quality, safe, educational, exciting, and fun diving experiences. Plus, small groups ensure personalized attention. Scuba gear, a towel, and refreshments are all included. All you need to do is show up ready to get wet!

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Overall rating

4.0
(50 reviews)

Our tour guide Nanak was super nice and always organized everything. You never felt lost or uncared for. The exact meeting point was decided the day before and we found out who our tour guide was. We only booked the day before in the evening and yet we immediately received a confirmation by email. The transfer to the islands went smoothly and the distance is also very short. You can move around freely on the islands and decide for yourself whether you want to snorkel, relax on the beach or explore the islands. The snorkeling area is clearly signposted and not very large. However, it didn't bother us as it protected the corals and the reef. Nevertheless, we were able to spot Nemo, rays, colorful fish and even a small shark. :) Lunch was a buffet with rice, noodles, some vegetables and lots of fish or seafood. There was fruit for dessert and as a snack. :) All in all very recommendable.

The day trip with Rainbow Island was outstanding! The people were very accommodating and polite. On the island you can find everything from goats to snakes to monkeys, while snorkeling you can also meet clown fish and more. All in all, it was a great experience that my friends and I can only recommend! 10⭐️ (Our nationalities: 🇩🇪🇦🇺)

As a newbie snorkeller this trip was ideal! My boyfriend was able to do a bit more free diving, meanwhile the instructor was super attentive with me and the others and we were guided thoroughly through coral reefs on 3 beautiful islands. We saw every type of fish, reef sharks, lobsters, and rays and even an octopus!

Snorkelling around Kota Kinabalu was amazing, there’s a lot to see and the islands and beaches are absolutely beautiful 🤩 The whole experience was amazing, full equipment was provided and our guide was fun, positive and very helpful ☺️

Brilliant day out. 3 snorkeling stops, fantastic lunch and a great crew!