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Half-Day Mari Mari Cultural Village from Kota Kinabalu

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    What to Expect
    Start your 4-hour tour with hotel pickup in the morning or afternoon. It's a 20- to 30-minute drive from central Kota Kinabalu to the Mari 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-hunter’s 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.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Pickup from your hotel lobby in Kota Kinabalu
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Driver/guide
    • 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
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    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
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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