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Mari Mari Cultural Village Half Day Trip

Mari Mari Cultural Village is a museum that preserves Sabah Borneo ethnic culture. Take a step away from the modern civilization of Kota Kinabalu and peek into the traditional heritage of the Sabah Borneo indigenous people. Glimpse into Mari Mari Cultural Village to experience some of the traditions and heritage of the indigenous tribes in Sabah Borneo. It’s a great way to further your understanding of Sabah Borneo indigenous people during your Borneo Holidays.
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Mari Mari Cultural Village is located deep in the countryside away from the modern city life of Kota Kinabalu City. It is just about 45 minutes drive north from Kota Kinabalu City. Mari Mari Cultural Village operates as a museum that preserves the Sabah Borneo ethnic culture and heritage. A relaxed and leisure sightseeing activity that is suitable for your whole family, young and old. There will be an inhoused guide to bring you around the traditional homes. Mari Mari Cultural Village showcases various traditional homes of the Sabah Borneo indigenous people, such as Bajau, Lundayeh, Murut, Rungus and Dusun. Most of the traditional homes are built to represent the heritage of a past time in Sabah Borneo. To further your knowledge on Borneo culture, you can witness the making of traditional blowpipe, tattooing and fire-starting. You’ll get to gain an insight into the mystical belief systems of each of these Sabah Borneo indigenous people. You can also get a taste the traditional snacks that are prepared for you during the tour. A short traditional dance recital is also included in the tour for you to witness before your tour ends.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Hotel
DEPARTURE TIME Choose your tour option
RETURN TIME Choose your tour option
WEAR Comfortable clothing.
INCLUDED
Tour & Transfers
Full board meals as specified English speaking guide
NOT INCLUDED
And items not mentioned
Option 1(Morning)

  • Depart: 09:00hrs
  • Return: 13:00hrs

Option 2(Noon)

  • Depart: 13:00hrs
  • Return: 17:00hrs

Option 2(Evening)

  • Depart: 17:00hrs
  • Return: 21:00hrs
9 am / 2 pm / 5 pm Pick up from the hotel and proceed to Mari-Mari Cultural Village in Inanam. Upon arrival, you will be greeted as preparation for you time-traveling into prehistoric Borneo; briefing on the Village Rules is a must before you enter. You will be greeted by the Chief and go through a traditional custom of a Welcome Ceremony. Proceed to the suspension bridge to enter Mari-Mari. Mari-mari Cultural Village is a combination of five ethnics such as Dusun, Rungus, Murut, Bajau, and Lundayeh. Every ethnic has their own exotic stories, traditions, a language native to Borneo island. Enjoy a traditional buffet meal at the Mari Mari Cultural Village before your tour ends. 1 pm / 5 pm / 9 pm It is time to bid farewell to the villagers and depart into the 21st century, as we transfer you to your respective back to the hotel.