Half Day Orchid Tour: Take a 45-minute journey to Kionsom, Inanam. Enjoy the scenic drive through the countryside, passing by chili and local fruits farms as well as the odd paddy fields; see the huge Bambangan trees (a type of mango) which can be found in rural parts of Sabah. The orchid farm has species ranging from wild to exotic and rare orchid species.
Wild orchids are collected mostly from the different parts of Sabah. Commercial orchid cultivation at the farm covers four acres of hybrid orchids. Most of the seedlings are imported from Thailand and West Malaysia. The hybrids consist of Dendrobium, Mokara, Aranda, Oncidium and others. From these beautiful orchids, fresh flowers are cut daily and supplied to local florists.
Apart from orchid, there are also cactus, tropical and fruit trees as well as other flowering plants. After the tour, take a short break with local coffee/tea and light snack.
Meeting/pick-up point: Hotel pick-up.
Duration: 4 hours.
Start/opening time: 7.30am-8.00am.
End/closing time: 12pm.
Others: Inclusion: English speaking driver guide, transportation, entrance fee to Orchid De Villa, local coffee/tea and light snack. Exclusions: Items of a personal nature, Tips or gratuities for drivers or guide. Pick-up time from Beach hotels may be earlier than time indicated.
OUTSIDE CITY rate will be charged for pick-up/drop-off from Shangri-la's Rasa Ria, Kinarut (Berringgis Beach Resort etc), Tuaran area & Nexus Resort Karambunai.
EX-KUNDASANG: Extra charge will be collected (at pick-up time) for pick-up/drop-off from hotels in Kundasang area.
Dress-code: Please wear comfortable walking shoes, a hat/cap is recommended. OUTSIDE CITY rate will be charged for pick-up/drop-off from Damai Beach or Damai Puri Resort.
Note: As this is a walking tour, wear comfortable shoes.