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3D2N Kinabatangan River Cruise

Rather than hacking through the jungle, the best way to see Borneo’s rich wildlife is on a river cruise. On this 2-night experience, base yourself out of the Nature Lodge Kinabatangan, and enjoy four separate cruises plus night and dawn walking safaris. Expect to see macaques, proboscis monkeys, a wealth of birds, and maybe even a wild orangutan or pygmy elephant. Tour includes transfers and most meals.
  • Duration: 3 days
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$138.00 USD
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  • Duration: 3 days
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$138.00 USD

Gayang Trails Fishing Village Crab Catching and Batik Painting from Kota Kinabalu

Learn about the seafaring skills of the Bajau Laut people, a tribal group of Malaysia commonly referred to as ‘sea gypsies.’ This day trip to Gayang village includes a cruise past their houses built on stilts. Go crab catching and observe main livelihoods, such as fishing and pearl farming, then try your hand at batik painting and keep your creation to take home as a souvenir. Light refreshments are included along with round-trip transport from Kota Kinabalu hotels.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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$82.00 USD
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Kinabalu Half-Day City Tour

Check off Kota Kinabalu’s key sights in just half a day on this comprehensive guided door-to-door tour. Soak up sweeping views of the city from Signal Hill, learn about Chinese Buddhism at Pu Toh Tze Temple, and explore Sabah’s rich heritage at the Sabah State Museum. Along the way, see the Sabah State Mosque, the Kota Kinabalu City Mosque, and the 30-story Menara Tun Mustapha.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$47.00 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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$47.00 USD

Mari-Mari Cultural Village

The village is located about 35 minutes away from the city. The journey will take you to long roads surrounded by rich spectrum of greenery and overreached by wild blue skies. In the village, the colors of cultural diversity are not an issued but rather our pride, where you can savor the soul of Sabah.  This tour duration takes 6 hrs and divided into 10:00 hrs & 14:00 hrs session.Let's Explore and Discover the True Cultural of Sabah.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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$63.00 USD
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Private Mari-Mari Cultural Village Tour Including Lunch

Depart from the city hotel for Mari-Mari Cultural Village, cultural village in Sabah. The village operates as a museum that preserves Borneo ethnic culture. It shares the knowledge, history, culture, and tradition of Borneo with visitors so that it is not forgotten.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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$60.00 USD
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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$60.00 USD

Full-Day Kota Belud and Rungus Longhouse from Kota Kinabalu

Visit one of Sabah’s traditional markets and a Rungus longhouse on a 9-hour, small-group tour from Kota Kinabalu that includes coach transportation and lunch. See Borneo’s diverse cultures first hand at the Sunday market and Bavanggazo village, where locals raise bees and crafts traditional gongs.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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$120.00 USD
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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Half-Day Mari Mari Cultural Village from Kota Kinabalu

Encounter Borneo’s traditional cultures at Mari Mari Cultural Village, where you’ll get a glimpse into the daily routines and rituals of five major cultural groups. You’ll see each group’s distinctive houses, costumes, and practices, with a guide to help explain each thing you encounter, then see a performance that brings traditional Borneo to vivid life. After your time exploring Mari Mari Cultural Village, this tour includes a traditional meal in the village’s dining hall.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$33.60 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Kota Kinabalu Half-Day City Tour

Discover the rich history and heritage of Kota Kinabalu on this comprehensive 3-hour city tour, including hotel pick-up. Visit landmarks like Wisma Tun Mustapha (Sabah Foundation Building) and the City Mosque; pay a visit to the prestigious University of Sabah and tour the fascinating Sabah Museum. Finally, soak up views of Kota Kinabalu and the Likas Bay lagoon from the summit of Signal Hill.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$52.55 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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2D1N Private Sandakan Sightseeing Tour with Kinabatangan River Cruise

Join this 2 days adventure tour in Sandakan to experience best wildlife. At this tour you get chance to visit Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, Borneo River cruise, Gomantong Cave and much more. Private basis round transfers and meals are included.
  • Duration: 2 days
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$105.00 USD
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  • Duration: 2 days
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Half-Day Mari Mari Cultural Village Tour from Kota Kinabalu

Explore Borneo's indigenous cultures on a half-day trip from Kota Kinabalu to Mari Mari Cultural Village, which features traditional houses, crafts, and bushcraft recreated by members of each tribe in Sabah. You'll see local people making blowpipes and kindling bamboo fires, then learn the symbolism behind Sabah's long tradition of tattooing. With pickup and drop-off at hotels in Kota Kinabalu, this tour includes entrance fees and lunch.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$70.00 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Crocodile Farm Tour & Tuaran Temple From Kota Kinabalu

The journey will take about 45 minutes drive to the opened-air market at Tuaran Town & suspension bridge, Chinese Temple.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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$53.00 USD
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Half-Day Visit to Borneo Traditional Living Mari Mari Cultural Village

A short drive out of Kota Kinabalu, the Mari Mari Cultural Village provides a convenient opportunity to experience many of Borneo’s unique cultures in a purpose-built cultural village. Learn about the tribes’ traditional dances, cuisines and ways of thriving in Borneo’s challenging jungle. For visitors who can only stay in Borneo briefly, this experience offers a chance to see how Borneo’s cultural diversity matches its biodiversity.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$69.00 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Mari Mari Cultural Village-Exciting Cultural Tour From Kota Kinabalu

Mari-mari Cultural Village is combination of five ethnics such as Dusun, Rungus, Murut, Bajau and Lundayeh
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$64.00 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Mari Mari Cultural Village

The village is located at Kionsom, Inanam about 25 minutes away from the city. Upon arrival at the entrance of the village, you will be ushered to the warmth of different homes of the ethnicities of Sabah. 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 lends to its magical prowess of taking you back in time. Not only does this village portray these tribes through the architectural genius of their traditional houses, but also through a range of simulated lives of the olden epoch by the residents of the village. As you traverse the village, you will find demonstration huts along the main houses in which daily activities of old times come into life. For example, the making of blowpipe, starting a fire (from Polod tree – you will learn the steps of making fire without the help of a lighter), tattoo-making (and its symbolisms), try their traditional food and etc.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Mari Mari Cultural Village Tour

Mari Mari Cultural Village Kota Kinabalu offers you with various interesting activities related to the native's culture that stay in the remote area in the forest of Kionsom, Inanam, Sabah. Learn about the spiritual beliefs of the tribe's ancestors in the past and learn how they were living from their descendants. Get such a different kind of vacation through this tour!
  • Duration: 4 to 5 hrs
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$47.00 USD
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  • Duration: 4 to 5 hrs
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$47.00 USD

Kota Kinabalu Half-Day City Explore With Guide

Discover the rich history and heritage of Kota Kinabalu on this comprehensive 3-hour city tour, including hotel pick-up. Visit landmarks like Wisma Tun Mustapha (Sabah Foundation Building) and the City Mosque; pay a visit to the prestigious University of Sabah and tour the fascinating Sabah Museum. Finally, soak up views of Kota Kinabalu and the Likas Bay lagoon from the summit of Signal Hill.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$17.62 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Full-Day River Cruise from Kota Kinabalu

A day trip tour to Proboscis monkeys and fireflies near Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo provides a chance to spend an afternoon and evening traveling through a mangrove forest situated in Sabah. It will be departing from your hotel around one an half hours drive reach our jetty. When we arrive at the jetty, coffee/tea and local made cakes will be served. Arrive jetty, cruise along the River Cruise with mangroves on either side of the river in search of Proboscis monkeys, Macaque Long tail, Silver Leaf monkeys, birds and monitor lizards. At night amazed by Borneo’s sunset and by nightfall, be amazed by hundreds of blinking fire flies lighting the mangrove trees as Christmas trees.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$45.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Mari Mari Cultural Village & Klias Wetlands Firefly Cruise

Mari Mari Cultural Village is located deep in the countryside about 25 minutes away from 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. Afterwards proceed 2 hours south by road from Kota Kinabalu and located in the largest protected Wetlands Reserve in sabah. This makes it a great location from Kota Kinabalu for spotting wildlife as you join a late afternoon river cruise along Klias River. Your trip ends with a sparkle as Fireflies normally come out on display after sunset in the trees surrounding the river.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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$190.00 USD
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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Marine Park and Coral Flyer Zipline Full-Day from Kota Kinabalu

Combine nature with adventure during a full-day tour of Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park from Kota Kinabalu. Without the hassle of planning transport or buying snorkelling equipment, you’ll experience the thrills of the Coral Flyer, a zipline that provides views of Sapi Island’s rainforest and coral reefs, and have ample free time to relax on the sands of Sapi Island. Plus, convenient hotel pickup and drop-off mean you won’t have to worry about finding a meeting point.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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$113.00 USD
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Kota Kinabalu City Tour

Explore Kota Kinabalu in easy and comfortable with this City Tour! Look at some wonderful attractions such as City Mosque (Blue Mosque), Sabah State Administrative Centre, Tanjung Aru Beach and Night Market (Filipino Market). Have a chance to relax your day by visiting those popular tourist spots! After admiring some beautiful buildings of Kota Kinabalu, have a time to bring some souvenirs to your family and friends back home.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$27.00 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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3D2N Sibu & Mukah Trip

Experience Borneo to the fullest when you get to visit parts of Sarawak Borneo. Witness more on Sarawak cultures and heritage when you holiday to Sibu and Mukah. Before reaching Sibu, pass through Sarikei town and get a taste of local fruits, such as Durian, Dabai, pineapple and more. Sibu is the third largest town, after Kuching and Miri. This "Swan City" is the major gateway to Rajang River. It has grown rich from trading activity since James Brooke era. Activities that you can do in Sibu are going for a city tour, to Sibu Heritage Centre, and a visit to the largest indoor market in Malaysia. Mukah used to be an ancient trading and fishing port. Now, it became the main sago producing area of Sarawak Borneo. It is also home to one of the indigenous group in Sarawak, the Melanau tribe. The Melanaus are known for their gentle, loving nature and seafaring skills. Get ready to be fascinated on the Melanau villages and the locals' daily activities.
  • Duration: 3 days
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$665.00 USD
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  • Duration: 3 days
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Kudat Peninsula Day Trip to Tip of Borneo from Kota Kinabalu

Discover the beauty of the Kudat Peninsula on this Tip of Borneo day trip from Kota Kinabalu. Mingle with the locals in the town of Kota Belud, and learn of the indigenous Bajau and Rungus peoples. Gain insight into local bee-farming and honey-harvesting at Kampung Gombizau, and visit a traditional Rungus longhouse to learn of their cultural traditions. Enjoy breathtaking views over the South China Sea from your vantage point at the Tip of Borneo, the island’s northernmost edge. Capture the views on camera before returning to Kota Kinabalu.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$114.13 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Rungus Longhouse and Tip of Borneo Experience

Visit a traditional longhouse and take in the view from the Tip of Borneo on a 10-hour guided tour from Kota Kinabalu that includes hotel pickup and drop-off, and lunch in a Rungus village. Explore Borneo’s indigenous culture with a small group that’s limited to 12 participants for a personalized experience, and learn about Sabah farming, crafts, and history.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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$172.50 USD
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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$172.50 USD

D'Place Buffet and Cultural Show

Indulging Sabah's local Kadazandusun cuisines in a day, where you can experience the local cuisines through buffet dinner. You can also get the chance to watch the cultural performance there, as well as joining or learning to dance the cultural performance with the dancers. After photo sessions, you can go back to your hotel with a full belly.
  • Duration: 1 day
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$30.00 USD
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  • Duration: 1 day
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