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About the activity:
Embark upon a journey to Mari Mari Cultural Village, passing through the dense forest area of Kionsom and find a perfect escape from the city clamor.
Get into the Mari Mari Cultural village and learn about the unique lifestyle of its 5 Sabah communities including Murut Sabah, Rungus, Bajau, Lundayeh, and Dusun.
Amuse yourself by being a spectator of various traditional activities performed in this village. Some of the popular traditional activities of the village include fire-starting, tattooing, and blow-pipe making.
Relish the authentic meal of the village and please your taste buds with its unique taste.
Soak in the charm of mesmerizing landscapes of this hamlet and get a much-needed break from husting city life.
Indulge in conversations with the local people and learn more about their offbeat lifestyle.
About Mari Mari Cultural Village:
A traditional village settled in the dense forests of Kionsom, Mari Mari Cultural Village is a perfect escape from the hectic city life. If you are a culture geek looking for real cultural exchange, look no further than this Malaysian hamlet.
Spend some hours in the lap of nature or set off on the local tour for exploring the traditions of this village, you will never fall short of activities here. Mari Mari Village is home to 5 Malaysian tribes including Murut Sabah, Dusun, Bajau, Rungus, and Lundayeh.
These ethnic tribe will leave you speechless with their offbeat lifestyle and extraordinary traditional performances. To get a trace of their culture, embark upon a journey to Rungus Longhouse or Bajau House and experience the simple lifestyle of this tribal community through their food, music, and daily rituals.
From fire starting to blow-pipe making and tattooing, there is a multitude of traditional performances that you can witness on this tour. The local cuisines of this beautiful hamlet are just another reason to stay here for longer. If you want to get a hands-on experience of this place, get conversational with the locals or check out their Bajau house which reflects the daily routine of Sabah communities.
Pick Up Information:
An additional surcharge of MYR20 per person will be incurred for outskirt areas (etc. Kinarut, Tiaran Beach Resort, Mimpian Jadi Resort). Please pay to the driver directly
Please arrive at your hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled departure time
The operator will reconfirm your pick up time in advance
As this is a shared transfer, please be patient in cases of unforeseen delays along the pick up route
Please Note: This itinerary is just a sample for reference only. The actual timings might differ
9:00am/1:00pm pick up from hotel
10:00am/2:00pm arrive at Mari Mari Cultural Village and meet your village guide
Greeted and briefing on village rules
10:15am/2:15pm enter to village and visit 5 tribe houses
Dusun House, Rungus Longhouse, Lundayeh Tribe House, Bajau House, Murut Longhouse
11:30am/3:30pm cultural dance performance in the hall
12:00pm/4:00pm enjoy lavish meals prepared by local chef
1:00pm/5:00pm depart back
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What are the things we can do in Mari Mari Cultural Village?
From exploring the picturesque landscapes of Mari Mari Cultural Village to learning about its tribal communities, there are a wealth of activities that one can enjoy here. The best way to know about the rich culture of this village is by chatting with the locals or paying a visit to their traditionally-built huts.
The tribal communities in this village are known to possess an innate talent of performing traditional art. Some of their common art forms include tattooing, blow-pipe making, and fire starting.
Which place is the meeting point for the tour?
The tour operator picks you up from the hotel lobby at the scheduled time. After leaving your hotel, head towards Mari Mari Cultural Village. This is the meeting point for the tour.
How can I reach the meeting point from my hotel?
Just 10 minute before your departure time, do wait for the operator to pick you up from the hotel lobby. If your hotel is in outskirts, you might have to pay an additional charge of MYR 20 per person to the operator.
Your tour operator will confirm your pick-up time before the scheduled departure. After you join the tour group, it is your tour operator’s responsibility to take you to the meeting point.
What are the activities that can be done in Mari Mari cultural village?
Mari Mari Cultural Village welcomes its visitors with a plethora of eventful activities. Some of them are listed below.
Soak in the charm of its enticing landscapes.
Explore the traditions of the village by chatting with the locals.
Watch the natives perform traditional art forms such as blow-pipe making, tattooing, and fire starting.
Know the lifestyle and culture of ethnic Sabah communities.
What are the places that will be covered in this tour?
This trip includes a visit to the mesmerizing Mari Mari Cultural Village that is a perfect blend of tradition, art, and beauty.
On your visit to this place, learn about the ethnic lifestyle of Sabah communities or spend some time in the visually rewarding landscapes of the village.
Is there any additional charge of the guide?
No, there are no additional charges for the tour guide. This package is inclusive of an English speaking tour guide.
Where can I redeem my e-voucher?
To redeem the e-voucher, you need to present either printed or online copy of the voucher to the tour operator. However, do remember that the voucher is valid only for a specific date and time.
Which language is used by the guide for communication purpose?
The guide will converse in the English language with travelers.
What is the reporting time for Mari Mari Cultural Village?
If you choose to travel in the morning shift, the reporting time will be 10:00 AM. However, if you are traveling during the night shift, do reach the village by 2:00 PM.
Is food available in the package?
Yes, food and refreshment drinks are available in the package. However, if you want to try something unique, treat your taste buds with the local cuisines of the village.
What are the necessary things you need to carry for the tour?
There are a few essentials which you should not forget to carry on the tour. These necessary things include sunblock, casual wear, cap, comfortable shoes or slippers, camera, umbrella, insect repellent, and extra cash.
What is the best time to visit the village?
The touristy village of Mari Mari witnesses moderate climate throughout the year. Hence, you can visit here at any time of the year.
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