Mari Mari Cultural Village, Kota Kinabalu

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  • A group of 4 of decided to do this to pass a morning away,very pleased we did. grab taxi from KK cost 16MR to get there, 98 MR each to get in including lunch 37 MR for Uber back. Very good guide and I...  more »
  • We have been to Sarawak Culture Village just couple of years ago and though this is more or less the same. However, we are glad to visit this site as it provide more indept experience on the native of...  more »
  • Tour guide was great. Very informative. Cookies and wine were yummy. Lunch wasn't bad. Cultural show was good. The dancers with the bamboo were amazing.  more »
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  • Mari Mari is a drive away from the city, and a private transfer is recommended as taxis and Grab rides are not available after your visit. Reservations are easy to procure (and recommended), as the staff is quite responsive. Early risers should consider the morning tour (10am), but the evening slot (6pm) comes with an interesting closing performance. Your entry payment comes with a light meal at the end of the tour. Dress in comfortable outdoor clothes and footwear.
  • We drove out here from KK because we had a rental car. Even though we didn’t have a reservation, they let us join the 10am group. We saved ~60 ringgit per person on the entrance fee without using their bus. It was worth the trip and we all had a good time exploring the huts and learning more about the indigenous tribes. We also really enjoyed the show and lunch. Definitely worth checking out if you have a half day available.
  • Seems expensive but at the end i said it was worth to see all. Old Borneo tribes lifestyle is right there, you can also taste their food. I need to underline that the dance show also reflects ethnic instruments
  • Interesting to see how the natives lived in their long houses. Taste of some of their rice wine and tidbits. A peep into tribal culture. Dances included. A little out of town. Village can arrange for trip back to town for a fee.
  • Having read about the place we wanted to visit it so inquired about it at the KK Tourist office, seems there is no need to pre book or take the guided tours that can be quite expensive if you are a group of three or more. You can hire a car for the day or take a taxi and get there on your own the entrance ticket for Mari Mari is RM98 per head and includes an English speaking guide and lunch or tea and a cultural program, depending on the time you pick. There are two tours a day one at 10.00 am and the next at 2.00pm. each tour lasts about 3 hours and is full of fun facts and activities. It gives you an insight into the tribal way of life and is a must do when in KK.
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