Private Mari Mari Cultural Village Tour

Private Mari Mari Cultural Village Tour
5 Stars5.0 / 5  |  1 ReviewReview This Tour
From $90.00/person to $305.00/person (Select "Individuals" below) Price varies based on number of individuals in your group
Children ages 2 and under are free.
Choose Options My Cruise Itinerary
Shore Excursion Size ? Private
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 4 Hours
Activity Level ? Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? The Cruise Ship Pier.
Food/Beverage Provided Not Included
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable seasonal clothing, walking shoes, sunscreen, insect repellent, a hat, and sunglasses.
Restrictions Guests must be able to step in and out of the vehicle. This tour can accommodate a collapsible wheelchair or walker, but those who are mobility impaired must have a companion to assist.

Private Mari Mari Cultural Village Tour

During this private tour you will feel like you are stepping 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 seafaring 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.

5 Stars5.0 / 5  |  1 ReviewReview This Tour
Private Mari Mari Cultural Village Tour
December 11, 2019
An excellent tour. You cross a suspended wooden slat bridge over a clean roaring creek. Lush forest & flowers surround you. Leaves are huge, the size of my torso. Walk "village" to "village" with each depicting a different tribe. The homes/huts are authentically built, chickens are running around, you see a wide variety of foods and rice wines being made over open fires and you can taste any/all for free. One house has the coolest interior trampoline floor, yes the entire floor, made of a bouncy wood. There are large boulders, here and there, with old mossy pictographs carved into them. I learned to successfully make fire with bamboo! Was served a large buffet lunch with chicken, fish, salads and fruits. Traditional dancing and the use of blow pipes for hunting is here for you to learn and try. Wear walking shoes, not flip flops) and learn at an unhurried pace by touching, feeling, trying and doing this is the tour. I highly recommend it!
Reviewer: Sarah Peterson
5 Stars