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Private Mari Mari Cultural Village Tour

From $101.56/person to $291.00/person (Select "Individuals" below) Price varies based on number of individuals in your private group
Children ages 2 and under are free.
Private Mari Mari Cultural Village Tour
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Tour Details

During this private tour you will literally step back in time as you meet descendants of 5 ethnic Sabah tribes and learn how their ancestors lived and worked in the era before modern day luxuries such as electricity.

Your adventure begins with a short ride into the countryside to a village like no other. Upon arrival you will be warmly greeted and taken into the different homes representing each of the 5 tribes: Kadazan, Rungus, Bajau, Lundayeh and Murut. Each home is built according to the tradition of the tribe with its own unique architecture and usage, allowing you an exclusive peek into what their daily life was like.

Learn how the Kadazan and Rungus people farmed rice, hear the sea faring stories of the Bajau and find out how the Lundayeh practiced agriculture. Discover why the Murut were the last tribe to renounce headhunting and the role this practice had in their spiritual, cultural and protective beliefs.

Stop in the demonstration huts and observe ancient activities such as crafting a blowpipe by hand. Watch tattooing as you learn about their symbols and learn how to make fire from a bamboo tree without the use of a lighter.

Reserve your spot now to get a firsthand look and feel for what ancient Sabahan life was like.

Please Note: Collapsible wheelchair/walker allowed on the tours however mobility-impaired guests must have a companion to assist.

Shore Excursion Size
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
4 Hours
Activity Level
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided
Recommended Dress
Comfortable seasonal clothing, walking shoes, sunscreen, insect repellent, hat and sunglasses. Camera for photos.
Guests must be able to step in and out of the vehicle. Okay for 1 collapsible wheelchair/walker, but those who are mobility impaired must have a companion to assist.