Private Mari Mari Cultural Village Tour

Private Mari Mari Cultural Village Tour
Excursion Highlights:
  • Immerse yourself in the ancient Sabahan life with a private tour, meeting descendants of five dynamic tribes.
  • Experience a journey into the past, exploring traditional homes, learning tribal practices, and understanding their unique cultures.
  • Discover the agricultural practices of the Kadazan and Rungus, and delve into the seafaring tales of the Bajau.
  • Be intrigued by the Murut, the last tribe to renounce headhunting, and explore this practice's significance in their beliefs.
  • Witness ancient tribal activities, like handcrafting a blowpipe and learning to make fire without a lighter.
From $130.00/person to $359.00/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.