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Half-Day Mari Mari Cultural Village from Kota Kinabalu

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Overview
Join this half-day trip to Mari Mari Cultural Village and get a glimpse into the lives of Sabah’s rich culture with its distinctive houses, costumes, and traditional skills of five major ethnic groups. After a tour around the village, sit back and enjoy cultural performance and indulge with local cuisine after the performance. There are three sessions daily. Please select a package that suits your schedule during your time in Kota Kinabalu.
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  • 1
    Riverbug Asia
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Mari Mari Cultural Village
    Stop: 3 minutes - Admission included
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You'll return to the starting point
Highlights
  • Explore traditional Borneo lifestyles at the Mari Mari Cultural Village
  • Learn the costumes, culture, and practices of five Sabah ethnic groups
  • Savor a traditional meal in the dining hall at the end of your tour
  • Choose morning or afternoon departures, with or without hotel transfer
What to Expect
If you’ve opted for hotel transfers, your driver collects you from your door. If not, meet your guide at the Mari Mari Cultural Village. See the traditional houses, costumes, and lifestyles of Sabah’s five main ethnic groups: Dusun, Rungus, Lundayeh, Bajau, and Murut. From hunting and fishing to trading and farming, from diving for pearls to fighting, learn about their very different ways of life. After enjoying a cultural performance and touring the traditional houses, enjoy a feast of traditional indigenous cuisine for lunch or high tea. Feel free to browse the souvenir shop for local artisan products before you return to your hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Duration
4h
Return Details
Your hotel in Kota Kinabalu City area (if hotel transfer package selected)
Inclusions
  • Meal
  • Local guide
  • Hotel round-trip transfer (if the hotel transfer package is selected)
  • Entry/Admission - Riverbug Asia
  • Entry/Admission - Mari Mari Cultural Village
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Personal expenses
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • All our tours are not weather dependent, the tour will proceed as usual
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes, hat, sun screen, bottled water and camera
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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There is a meal served. Everything is fried in palm oil so enjoy your clogged arteries. They say that they have vegetarian options, but they do not. The village tour was interesting, so we were happy. Not very far from town, so the trip was not punishing like the poring springs.
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We visited the Mari Mari cultural village . It’s was better than I expected . Truly enjoyed the experience . A good way to know about the history and culture of Sabah. Jonathan was a good guide . Fun, informative and friendly . Will being more friends and family
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We did the half day mari mari cultural tour and it was brilliant. Our guide was great and it was very insightful to see how the indigenous tribes lived.
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By showing the different cultural identities within Sabah, this place enhances the visit to Sabah. Without visiting the Mari Mari Cultural Village I think that you have missed out on seeing the remnants of the 'old ways' of Borneo which has a wide variety of peoples living
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Jonathan was a great guide . . . funny and informative. Was an awesome incite into Malaysian cultural and tribal history. Well worth the tour.
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By: Riverbug Asia
GREGORY N
Panora, Iowa
257111
Vegetarians pack your own food
There is a meal served. Everything is fried in palm oil so enjoy your clogged arteries. They say that they have
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Jan@chimptrips
218
Great beginners' experience of white water rafting
A fun day out on the water. Riverbug were very professional. Communication transfers and safety talk were all
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Ashish B
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
373
Great half days family fun trip
We booked the Kuili white water rafting with RiverBug at the last moment for 29/12. Excellent organisation and
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Flore2k
Singapore, Singapore
21
TRULY A GREAT MEMORABLE TRIP
Thumb up for Riverbug Perak at Kampar River. We have done the White Water Rafting at the Kampar River . It was
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Sabrinachai228
Perth, Australia
62
Fun and informative
We visited the Mari Mari cultural village . It’s was better than I expected . Truly enjoyed the experience . A
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Irishman93
20
Great Tour
We did the half day mari mari cultural tour and it was brilliant. Our guide was great and it was very insightful
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TONY M
Canberra, Australia
8424
Very interesting place.
By showing the different cultural identities within Sabah, this place enhances the visit to Sabah. Without
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Ray B
30
Great Cultural Experience
Jonathan was a great guide . . . funny and informative. Was an awesome incite into Malaysian cultural and tribal
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mariedogsindistress
Dunshaughlin, Ireland
247
Interesting,
Myself and my son did this half day our and it was great. Very informative and good to see exactly how they lived
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Rebecca E
Glenelg, Australia
12344
Best fun rafting!
I booked through Borneo Dream Tours and they picked me up from my hotel (it’s an early start at 5.30am!), bus
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Key Details
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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