Immerse yourself in a quiet and tranquil nature away from the hustle and bustle of the big city. You will feel as if you are being brought back to prehistoric times, surrounded by tall trees and the silence of the rainforest.
What to Expect
Your day will begin with a hotel pick-up. Upon arrival at your first destination, you will be greeted and briefed on the village rules, which is a must before you enter. You will be greeted by the Chief and together go through a village custom welcome ceremony. You will then walk over a suspended bridge to enter the village.
Once inside, you will visit the Dusun House. Here, you will witness a demonstration on the traditional way of tobacco cutting. As you exit through the back door, you will enter a hut specialized for bamboo cooking and Montoku (rice wine) processing. Next, you will be brought to the Rungus Longhouse where you will learn how to start a fire without lighters or matches (and watch the villagers make ethnic bangles out of rattan). After this, you will be taken to the Lundayeh house. Inside, you'll be awed by a demonstration on the old ways of producing ropes, vests, floors and walls from tree barks. Your fourth destination will be the Bajau House to watch the locals prepare Jala (local cake) and Pandan juice. Inside, you will see a myriad of colorful materials of antique ancestral objects. At one corner, there is a decorative bridal parlor for your photo-taking pleasure.
After this you'll visit the Murut Longhouse, belonging to the head-hunter’s tribe. You will be greeted by the Chief and experience a custom welcome ceremony. Later, you'll witness a demonstration on blowpipe making before going into their house. Inside, there is a built-in Lansaran (traditional trampoline-like floor) which you may dance on after they show you how to jump for your prize. You can also witness the locals as they tattoo their bodies using traditional methods. You can also get a temporary body tattoo the ancient way if you wish.
Finally, you will be led to the stage where the staff will entertain you with cultural performances. After that, proceed to the main hall where you'll have 15 minutes to browse around the souvenir shop (all handmade products). After the tour, a delicious meal will be prepared for you at the buffet counter. Then it's time to bid farewell to the villagers and depart into the 21st century, as you transfer to your respective hotels/drop off points.
- From rice-wine making to blow-pipe shooting to fire-starting, soak up some culture and sharpen those survival skills at the Mari-Mari cultural village
- Experience Sabah, as it was ans as it is - the cultural village is engaging and educational for those who wish to get a glimpse of Sabah when people still lived in long-houses and practiced pagan rituals
- Visit Mari Mari Cultural Village
- Experience different ethnic groups of Sabah
- Food & Wine Tasting
- 1 Meal
- Hotel pick-up/drop Off
Know Before You Go
• A minimum of 2 persons per booking
• Infants free of charge
• No refunds for cancellations received within 24 hours