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Mari Mari Cultural Village Tour Half Day Trip

Mantanani Island, Sabah, Malaysia
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4 Hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

20 people




Located in the middle of a remote forest setting and away from the busy city of Kota Kinabalu, Mari Mari Cultural Village aims to share the knowledge, history, culture, and traditions of Sabah’s 5 major ethnic groups – the Bajau, Lundayeh, Murut, Rungus, and Dusun so that it is not forgotten. A visit to the Mari Mari Cultural Village will offers you a cultural excursion of a lifetime where you get to see, taste, and experience the essence of Sabah presented to you as it was and as it is.

Duration : 0900-1300hrs (Morning Session) / 1300-1700hrs (Afternoon Session)
Availability : Everyday
Pick-up / Drop-off Point : Hotel/Airport in Kota Kinabalu
Minimum Age : No Limit

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Day 1 : Hotel in Kota Kinabalu / Mari Mari Cultural Village / Hotel in Kota Kinabalu

+ 0900hrs or 1300krs - Pick-up from your hotel in Kota Kinabalu.

+ A short briefing will be given about the village and the tour commence with a welcoming ceremony by the Murut Chief.

+ There are 5 traditional houses to visit which comprises the rice farmer, KadazanDusun; the longhouse resident, Rungus; the hunters and fisherman, Lundayeh; the cowboy and sea gypsies Bajau; and the infamous headhunters, Murut.

+ Stopover at demo huts for a more hands-on experience and get a chance to sample the traditional delicacies.

+ After the cultural dance performance, head over to the dining hall and enjoy your lunch.

+ 1300hrs or 1700krs - Bid farewell to the villagers and return to your hotel in Kota Kinabalu by tour van/bus.


  • + Sharing vehicle for all transfers and sightseeing as per itinerary
  • + Visit to traditional houses
  • + Cultural Dance Performance
  • + Meal(s) – 1 Lunch (Morning session); or – 1 Light refreshment (Afternoon session)
  • + English Speaking Guide / In-House Guide
  • - Beverages
  • - Personal Travel Insurance : Recommended to be insured from home country
  • - Any Airfares and Airport Departure Taxes
  • - Tipping : Tips for local guide which will be at the total discretion of the guest as we don’t practice compulsory tipping policy
  • - Any expenses of personal in nature and not stated in the inclusion

Tour's Location

Mantanani Island, Sabah, Malaysia


Thing You Should Bring
Sunscreen, Insect Repellent, Cap / Hat, Extra pocket money, Camera
Rate per pax is based on minimum 2 and on SIC basis (shared guide and vehicle).
Borneo Authentic Adventure Sdn. Bhd. reserves the right to revise rates at any time.
Important Note
Sightseeing Tours
- Tour guide is normally English speaking. Kindly enquire for availability should you require other language(s).
- Departure time from hotels is approximate and may be delayed due to traffic congestion. Should this happened, please contact the relevant telephone number as stated on the itinerary.

Other Additional Charges
- Private vehicle/guide – Will be quoted upon request.
- Unscheduled boat transfer – Will be quoted upon request (subject to availability and weather condition).

- Subject to availability of sightseeing tours at the time of booking.
- Upon confirmation of reservations, a 50% deposit is required to secure the room/sightseeing tours. Balance of payment must be paid thirty (30) days prior to departure.

Amendment/ Cancellation/ Refund
- Amendments or cancellation must be made in writing to Borneo Authentic Adventure Sdn. Bhd.
- In the event of unforeseen circumstances, making it impossible or inadvisable to proceed with the tour(s) due to (but not limited to) road, train, river, weather, or other natural shortcomings; Borneo Authentic Adventure Sdn. Bhd. reserves the right to cancel, change or reschedule the trip/ routes/ timetables/ itineraries/ accommodation reserved. No resource or claims then can be made against us.
- All unused services and meals arrangements are non-refundable after the tour has commenced.
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