Half-Day Mari Mari Cultural Village From Kota Kinabalu

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    9am, 1pm, 5pm
  • Departure Details :
    Pickup from your hotel lobby in Kota Kinabalu
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Learn about traditional Sabahan life and the daily routines of Borneos ethnicgroups at theMari Mari Cultural Village.Watch a variety ofdemonstrations including blowpipe making, fire starting, and tattooing. EatSabahan delicacies during a buffet lunch and enjoy some wine tasting. You're accompanied by your guide to this open-air museum, with hotel transport by minivan fromKota Kinabalu.
Choose from Tour Option 09:00 am / 1:00 pm / 5:00 pm.


  • Ideal choice for families
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Choice of several departures throughout the day

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Start your 4-hour tour with hotel pickupin the morning or afternoon. It's a 20- to 30-minute drive from central Kota kinabalu to theMari Mari Cultural Village. On arrival, you will be greeted with a briefing on village customs in preparation for a welcome ceremony.

With your guide, visit the Dusun house for a demonstration on traditional methods of tobacco cutting. As you exit, you will enter another hut specialized for bamboo cooking and montoku (rice wine) processing. Next, head over to the Rungus longhouse and learn how to start a fire without lighters or matches. After watching villagers craft bangles out of rattan, you will be accompanied to the Lundayeh house. Inside, watch how ropes, vests, floors, walls, and more are produced from tree bark.

See people prepare jala (local cake) and pandan juice at the Bajau house. Inside, you'll find an array of ancestral objects, including a decorative bridal parlor for your photo-taking pleasure. At the Murut longhouse, you will be greeted by a chief of this head-hunters tribe. After a blowpipe demonstration you have the opportunity to try out traditional dancing on the built-in lansaran, a trampoline-like floor. You can also see a tattooing demo and even get a temporary body tattoo, if you wish.

After you're entertained with a cultural performance on stage, proceed to the souvenir shop to browse the handicrafts or take photo ops in the main hall. Follow up with a delicious meal prepared at the buffet counter. Finish your excursion with return transport to your hotel.



Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Buffet lunch for 9 am session

Hi Tea for 1 pm session

Buffet Diner for 5 pm session.

Entry/Admission - Mari Mari Cultural Village


Personal expenses

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Infants are free of charge, provided they do not occupy a seat

A minimum of 2 people per booking required

No refunds for cancellation received within 24 hours' notice