MARI-MARI CULTURAL VILLAGE

MARI-MARI CULTURAL VILLAGE

Mari-Mari Cultural Village is 25-30 minutes travel from Kota Kinabalu city. The journey to this cultural village will take you to long roads surrounded by a rich spectrum of greeny and overarched by wild blue skies. Mari mari Cultural Village physical address location is at Inanam, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.

The actual location of Mari mari cultural village is close to Kampong Ulu Kionsom at Jalan Kionsom. To get there, you will need to take bus ride from Diverse Borneo office at Kota Kinabalu city or sign up for our package trip and we will take care of the transportation for you. Your journey to Mari Mari cultural village will cover an overall distance of 16.8 kilometers.

Upon arrival at the entrance of the village, you will feel being ‘teleported’ back to the times of ancient North Borneo through the mystical display of unique ingenious architecture, simulated lives and ritualistic ceremonies. This popular cultural village features five different ethnic tribes in one village. They are the rice farmer Kadazandusun, the longhouse resident Rungus, the hunters and fisherman Lundayeh, the cowboy and sea gypsy Bajau, and the famously feared headhunting tribe Murut.

You will be ushered into experience the rich culture of local people. Each house in Mari-Mari Cultural Village was built by descendants of the tribes they represent. Each offers you a truly genuine experience seeing everything in and around the cultural village.

Get an opportunity to feel a taste of local Sabah traditional delicacies from ethnic groups (such as rice wine, called ‘Montoku’) and witness bamboo cooking. There is also the traditional dance performance at 10 am, 2pm and 6pm. Contact us using the web form below to ask for more information about this quality day trip.

TOUR SCHEDULE

There are THREE (3) schedules available in a day:

  • 10AM (lunch)
  • 2PM (high tea)
  • 6PM (dinner)

The pick up time is as follows:

  • 10AM show: hotel pick up is between 9:15AM – 9:30AM
  • 2PM show : hotel pick up is between 1:15PM – 1:30PM
  • 6PM show: hotel pick up is between 5:00PM – 5:15PM

**Pick-up time schedules is subject to change depending on the transfers.

Below is a sample itinerary of a typical trip to Mari-Mari Cultural Village. This is for general information only.The specifics of your trip may vary depending on changes in transportation schedules and weather conditions. The duration of this tour is approximately 4 hours (including transfers from hotel to cultural village).

  • Meet at you hotel lobby at an agreed pick-up time.
  • Proceed to Mari-Mari Cultural Village, located 25 – 30 minutes’ drive from the city. The journey will take you to long roads surrounded by a rich spectrum of greenery and overarched by wild blue skies.
  • Upon arrival at the entrance of the village, teleport back to the times of ancient Borneo through the magical display of unique ingenious architecture, simulated lives and ritualistic ceremonies.
  • You will be ushered into the warmth of different homes of the ethnicities of Sabah to get acquainted with each village tribe and experience their rich culture. Each home was built by descendants of the tribes they represent and offer you a truly genuine experience seeing everything in and around the village. Check out the Little demonstration huts in the village where daily routines of traditional Sabahan life come alive.
  • Grab the chance to see blowpipe- making demonstration, fire starting demonstration using bamboo, tattoo- making demonstration, and get an in depth look at the mystical symbolisms behind them.
  • Get to see the demonstration of cutting tree harks into making a vest and chance to dance and jump for prize on a built in Lansaran, a traditional trampoline like floor.
  • Get a chance to sample Sabahan traditional delicacies from each ethnic group such as the Montoku (rice wine) and witness bamboo cooking.
  • Enjoy the cultural show performance by the tribe before proceeding for a delectable traditional meal / lunch (10AM show), high tea (2pm show) or dinner (6PM show).
  • Transfers back to your hotel.

PACKAGE INCLUDED

  • Pick up at your hotel
  • Return land transfers
  • Mari-mari cultural village entrance fee
  • Meal (lunch, high tea, dinner)
  • Tribe House Demonstration
  • Cultural Dance
  • English Speaking Guide

PRICING

RM170

Contact us if you have any questions or call / message us +60168268547 for more information.