DESCRIPTION: Mari-Mari Cultural Village & City Tour (Combo)
REGION: Kota Kinabalu/Kiansom
AVAILABILITY: Pre-book needed
PICK UP POINT: Your Hotel in Kota Kinabalu City
PICK UP TIME: 13:00 Hrs
DROP OFF POINT: Your Hotel in Kota Kinabalu City
DROP OFF TIME: 20:00 Hrs

* All timings are estimated and for reference purposes only. Actual timing will be provided prior to your departure.


Price Per Person
Adult (12yo & Above)
Child (4 yo ~ 11yo)


Infant Below 4 yo
Free Of Charge

Overview of Tour

Mari Mari Cultural Village is located deep in the countryside about 30 minutes away from the modern and developing Kota Kinabalu city. The village operates as a museum that preserves Borneo ethnic culture. It aims to share the knowledge, history, culture, and tradition of Borneo with you so that it is not forgotten.

Proceed to Mari Mari Cultural Village, located 25 minutes away from the city. The journey will take you to long roads surrounded by a rich spectrum of greenery and overarched by wild blue skies. Upon arrival at the entrance of the village, teleport back to the times of ancient Borneo through the magical display of unique ingenious architecture, simulated lives and ritualistic ceremonies.

You will be ushered in to the warmth of different homes of the ethnicities of Sabah to get acquainted with each village tribe and experience their rich culture. Each home was built by descendants of the tribes they represent and offer you a truly genuine experience seeing everything in and around the village.
Check out the little demonstration huts in the village where daily routines of traditional Sabahan life come alive. Grab the chance to see blowpipe-making demonstration, fire-starting demonstration using bamboo, tattoo-making demonstration, and get an in-depth look at the mystical symbolisms behind them.
You will get a chance to witness the demonstration of cutting tree harks into making a vest and a chance to dance and jump for “prize” on a built-in Lansaran, a traditional trampoline-like floor. Also get a chance to sample Sabahan traditional delicacies from each ethnic group such as the Montoku (rice wine) and witness bamboo cooking. Have fun and enjoy the cultural show performance by the tribes before proceeding for a delectable traditional meal.

After tradition lifestyle take 30 minutes to our urban lifestyle “Pasar malam” is Malay words literally translated as Night Market.
Being true to it’s name, Pasar malam will only surfaces once the sun slowly descends to the west. As the day grows darker, the Pasar malam will get livelier.
Stalls made of multi-colored canvas canopies popped up in mere minutes, next you’ll barely notice that the Pasar malam sellers are all set to start their business and the Pasar malam goers will soon build up, creating an atmosphere like some sort of mini festival is going on. You can enjoy your dinner at night market before you return to hotel.

Tour Inclusion

01 Buffet High Tea
Hotel Pickup & Drop off, Land Transportation (Seat-In-Coach), Meals as Stated, English Speaking Guide, Entrance fee.
Tipping (Optional), Alcoholic Drinks, Personal Travel Insurance and Any Items Not Mentioned

A Warm Remind

  • No jewelries and valuable items allowed to be worn (or brought along) during these activities.

  • Please let us know if you have dietary request, e.g. vegetarian.

  • Recommended things to bring included : comfortable walkiing shoe, insect repellent, camera, umbrella, sun-block lotion & hat.

  • dreamland discovery reserves the right to alter routes, timetables, itineraries and accommodation reserved should conditions beyond our control render it necessary.

Mari-mari cultural village & city tour (combo)