Your Ultimate Adventure Experience

Welcome to RIVERBUG, the leading provider of white water rafting and adventure tours in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. Since our establishment in 1995 as Traverse Tours Sdn Bhd, we have been at the forefront of the industry, earning the reputation as the trailblazers of white water rafting in this region. With our extensive experience and expertise, we are committed to creating extraordinary experiences that will leave you in awe.

As the pioneers of white water rafting in Sabah, we offer a wide range of thrilling tours that allow you to explore the magnificent rivers and natural wonders of this beautiful land. Our tours include the exhilarating Kiulu White Water Rafting and Padas White Water Rafting, where you can challenge yourself and conquer the rapids while surrounded by breathtaking scenery.

In addition to white water rafting, we also offer unique cultural experiences, such as visits to the renowned Mari Mari Cultural Village. Immerse yourself in the rich traditions and customs of the indigenous tribes of Sabah, and gain a deeper understanding of their way of life.

For those seeking relaxation and island adventures, we have the perfect tour for you. Explore the pristine beauty of Sepanggar Island, with its crystal-clear waters and vibrant marine life. Whether you prefer snorkeling, diving, or simply basking in the sun on the sandy beaches, this tour promises a rejuvenating and unforgettable experience.

At RIVERBUG, we understand the importance of providing exceptional service and ensuring the safety and enjoyment of our guests. Our team of experienced guides and instructors are trained to the highest standards, and we use state-of-the-art equipment to ensure your comfort and security throughout your adventure.

We are committed to promoting sustainable tourism and preserving the natural environment of Sabah. By choosing RIVERBUG, you are not only embarking on an incredible adventure but also contributing to the conservation efforts in this region.

Don't miss out on the opportunity to discover the wonders of Sabah with RIVERBUG. Book your adventure today and let us take you on an unforgettable journey through the heart of Borneo.

Our Expanding Reach

We didn't stop at Sabah - in 2004, we expanded our white water rafting excursions to Perak, Peninsular Malaysia, becoming the pioneers of white water rafting and outdoor activities in Gopeng. Our thrilling tours and excursions cover a wide range of activities including white water rafting, kayaking, corporate training, jungle trekking, wildlife close-ups, nature adventures, scuba diving, live museums, and scenic camping sites.

Exhilarating Destinations

Get ready to experience the rush of the Kiulu River in Tamparuli, Sabah, or challenge the mighty rapids of the Padas River in Beaufort, Sabah. For a truly unique diving experience, visit the Mantanani Mari-Mari Dive Lodge in Kota Belud, Sabah. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Sabah at the Mari-Mari Cultural Village in Inanam. Embark on an island adventure to Sepanggar Island in Menggatal, Sabah. And if you find yourself in Gopeng, Perak, join us on the Kampar River for an adrenaline-packed ride.

Pioneering Education and Interaction

We take pride in our pioneering efforts to promote cultural education through the Mari-Mari Cultural Village. Step back in time and explore the historical lives of five major tribes in Sabah. This immersive live-interaction museum will transport you to a bygone era, fostering a deep understanding of local traditions and customs.

Unparalleled Comfort and Safety

At RIVERBUG, your comfort and safety are our utmost priorities. We offer excellent outdoor facilities across all our locations, ensuring your total convenience during your adventure. Our commitment to safety is unparalleled - we have a helicopter rescue team on standby and our staff undergo rigorous training in emergency evacuation procedures. River guides receive regular refresher training on white water rafting courses organized internally every quarter.

Expertise and Certification

With over a decade of experience, our management team consists of experts in white water rafting and outdoor activities. Our highly trained guides, handpicked and mentored by our experienced management, possess 3-10 years of expertise. They are certified by the New Zealand Canoeing Association, specializing in swift water rescue and white water safety.

Superior Standards and Equipment

We uphold the highest standards to ensure your satisfaction. Our environmental risk assessments are conducted annually to guarantee a safe and enjoyable experience. Communication is never an issue - we are the only operator equipped with a satellite telephone in the Padas River for prompt communication and action. Our equipment is regularly replaced every five years, providing you with the utmost comfort and safety throughout your adventure.

Our Capacity to Thrill

When it comes to white water rafting, we lead the way with our unrivaled capacity. Kiulu River can accommodate up to 400 guests, while Padas River can cater to 200 guests. The Kampar River adventure awaits up to 380 guests, allowing us to provide thrilling experiences to a large number of adventurers simultaneously.

Our Vision and Mission

At RIVERBUG, our vision is to hire local talents, fostering a deep understanding and appreciation for nature among visitors. We strive to grow alongside our local talents, contributing to the balanced development of our region. Our mission is to become the best tour operator in Sabah, offering a balanced lifestyle and delivering exceptional services to our customers. Our motto, "Paddle OR Die" on the river and "Paddle OR Die Trying" in our services, reflects our unwavering dedication to ensuring your adventure is nothing short of extraordinary.

Convenience at Your Fingertips

Booking your adventure with RIVERBUG has never been easier. Enjoy the convenience of 24-hour online booking through email and telephone. We understand that your time is valuable, and we are committed to providing seamless and efficient service.

Join us at RIVERBUG and embark on an adventure of a lifetime. Let us be your trusted guide as we navigate unexplored waters together, leaving behind unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime.


Traverse Tours Sdn. Bhd.
Head Office (KKKP 3505)
Traverse Tours Building,
Unit No.132, Block S Alamesra Plaza Utama (Phase 3),
Sulaman Coastal Highway,
88400 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

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