Mari Mari Cultural Village tour is located deep in the countryside about 25 minutes away from the modern and developing Kota Kinabalu city. The village operates as a museum that preserves Borneo ethnic culture. It aims to share the knowledge, history, culture, and tradition of Borneo with you so that it is not forgotten.
The tour offers you the opportunity to see and experience the culture and lifestyle of how the indigenous ethnic groups of Borneo used to live in the olden days when electricity had not yet been introduced in their land.
The village features 5 different ethnic tribes in one village. They are the rice farmer Kadazan-Dusun, the longhouse resident Rungus, the hunters and fisherman Lundayeh, the cowboy and sea gypsey Bajau, and the famously feared headhunting tribe Murut.
You can choose either: 10AM Morning tour, 2PM Afternoon tour, or 6PM Evening tour
Hotel pick up
Pick up from hotel in kota Kinabalu.
Welcome to Mari Mari Cultural Village! Head to the counter and pay the necessary fee. Afterwards, your guide will give a briefing of the do’s and don’ts before going into the village.
Welcoming ceremony by the Murut Tribe Chief. Enjoy a guided tour of each traditional houses and learn about the history, bamboo cooking demonstration, fire making demonstration, blowpipe demonstration and traditional dances in a remote forest setting. You’ll also get to participate in the light activities.
Lunch / high tea / dinner
End of tour
It’s time to bid farewell to the villagers and return to your hotel in Kota Kinabalu.