My Kota Kinabalu friend Cathy and I went rafting down the Kiulu River on a pleasant Saturday in Sabah, Malaysia last week.
It's a lovely 15 km river trip with mostly grade 1 and near-grade 2 rapids, providing a leisurely, fun ride, with some swimming in the cool river water.
A sunny sky and green, forested shores made a nice backdrop for the morning excursion. Not much wildlife to see, but lots of kids also enjoying a swim.
We booked through Sabah Booking, White Water River Rafting, with cost including transportation (about an hour each way), all equipment, and a tasty local-style buffet lunch, reasonably priced at less than USD75 for the two of us.
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I'm a retired journalist from Hawaii who tired quickly of retirement and hit the road as a slow, solo world traveler in August 2016. I've spent time in 20 countries on four continents. Currently I'm in sunny Merida, Mexico, waiting out developments in the coronavirus crisis before moving on. Meanwhile, learn more about me and my travels at Nomadic Matt, and Expat Focus, and in a great story by veteran Borneo newsman and prolific author James Ritchie, about our memorable meeting in Malaysia, A Confluence of Adventure Writers .
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