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Kota Kinabalu by Night with dinner

Soak up the electric atmosphere of Kota Kinabula by night on this 3-hour evening tour, including hotel pick-up. Browse the bustling night market, then enjoy a magnificent view over the illuminated city from the observation deck of Signal Hill. Finally, tuck into a sumptuous dinner of typical Malaysian dishes, accompanied by traditional Malay music and dance.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Mari Mari Cultural Village Tour from Kota Kinabalu including Lunch

Take a private peek into the cultural melting pot of the indigenous people of Sabah. Glimpse into the traditions and cultures of 5 ethnic tribes of hunters, fishermen, farmers, cowboys, and revered head hunters in one village. Mari-mari Cultural Village is combination of five ethnics such as Dusun, Rungus, Murut, Bajau and Lundayeh- Private discovery of 5 indigenous tribes & cultures- Participation in traditional activities & dances- Exposure to the ancestral histories behind each tribe- Observation of native rituals & their significance- Captivating cultural dance performance & traditional music
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Monsopiad Cultural Village Tour From Kota Kinabalu

Discover the world of the Kadazan people on a 3-hour tour to the Monsopiad Cultural Village. After transfer from your hotel, your visit to the village begins with a glass of local rice wine. Follow your guide to the House of the Skull where you learn about the legendary warrior, which the park is named for. Later, watch or join in a traditional Kadazan dance.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Kota 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.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Proboscis Monkey and Fireflies River Cruise

Cruise through the mangrove forests near Kota Kinabalu on this evening excursion in search of local wildlife. Listen to educational commentary on local species, such as proboscis monkeys, silver leaf moneys, macaque long tail monkeys, monitor lizards, and native birds. Once the sun sets, enjoy the sights of fireflies blinking in the twilight.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours

Half-day Tours

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.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Half-Day North Borneo Railway Train Ride

Ride a Vulcan Steam Engine dating from 1896 on the North Borneo Railway during a hassle-free tour. Retrace a colonial trade route through villages, countryside, and tunnels, and pass mangrove forests and rivers for spectacular views of scenery that's mostly inaccessible by traditional tour vehicle. Stop at a number of villages, where there's a chance to visit markets and chat with local people. Plus, lunch and round-trip hotel transfers are included. 
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours

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Kota Kinabalu City and Nature Tour

Explore both the popular highlights and some lesser-known spots of Kota Kinabalu city on this small-group day tour. A highlight is the unusual Kota Kinabalu City Mosque, a floating temple surrounded by a lagoon. Visit a produce market selling everything from seafood to flowers, and ask your guide for local food recommendations for lunch. Plus, you'll get the best views of  Kota Kinabalu Crocker Range National Park from a viewpoint.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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Bus & Minivan Tours

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.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Kudat Rungus Long House & Tip of Borneo Tour

Explore Kudat area and learn about the Rungus people. Discover honey harvesting methods at a bee farm in Kampung Gombizau, and learn rich traditions at a Rungus longhouse. At the end of the day, catch the view from Tanjung Simpang Mengayau, or the Tip of Borneo- Day trip to the fascinating Kudat area of northern Borneo- Insights into the Bajau & Rungus peoples during your day- Chance to witness live beekeeping & learn about raw honey- Lunch & look into culture at a traditional Rungus longhouse- Views from Tanjung Simpang Mengayau, the Tip of Borneo
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Full-day Tours

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.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 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. Explore Tuaran area and learn about the Rungus people & their rich traditions at a Rungus longhouse.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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Mari Mari Cultural Village

Visitors to Kota Kinabalu love venturing out of the city to get amongst nature and see the daily life of Malaysia’s indigenous communities. This 3-hour tour of the Mari Mari Cultural Village lets travelers explore tribal homes and watch a range of interactive demonstrations. With an expert guide to accompany you, this is the ideal activity for those who want to learn more about Malaysia’s rich history and culture.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours

Cultural Tours

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.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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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.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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Private Mari-Mari Cultural Village Tour Including Lunch

Explore the Mari-Mari Cultural Village in Sabah with a dedicated guide on this private tour. You'll enjoy personalized attention and the ability to travel at your own pace as you learn about Borneo's ancient and modern culture. Activities include a traditional house tour, a cultural show, and a traditional local lunch.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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Guided 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.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Mari-Mari Cultural Village

Barely half an hour outside Kota Kinabalu, but impossible to reach by public transport, the Mari Mari Cultural Village offers a fascinating insight into the diverse ethnic groups who inhabit the Borneo forest. Savor it without the self-drive hassles on this convenient package that includes door-to-door transfers from major hotels, lunch or high tea, a welcome ceremony, and a performance. Choose between morning and afternoon tours to suit your schedule.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours

Half-day Tours

Mari Mari Cultural Village Traditional Living

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.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Historical & Heritage Tours

Full Day Sabah Tea Plantation & WWII Memorial

Our friends from Peninsular Malaysia are always surprised to find that Sabahans are fond of Tea break and high tea too. Besides asking our friends to go Yamcha (drink tea). Sabahans would say ‘Let’s go High-Tea’. Tea drinking is definitely part of our culture and it fits well into our laid back lifestyle. Located 2,272 feet above sea levels, the harvests are 100% pesticide free as insect are drawn towards the 130 million year old rainforest surrounding the plantation. Afterwards head towards to the World World II Memorial Site also known as Kundasang War Memorial by the locals. The scent of Roses lingers in the air and the serene atmosphere makes the Kundasang War Memorial an ideal place to contemplate and remember the heroes of the war.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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Half-Day Mari Mari Cultural Village Traditional Living from Kota Kinabalu

Explore the Mari-Mari Cultural Village in Sabah with a dedicated guide on this private tour. You'll enjoy personalized attention and the ability to travel at your own pace as you learn about Borneo's ancient and modern culture. Activities include a traditional house tour, a cultural show, and a traditional local lunch.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Private Kinabalu Night Tour with Cultural Show and Dinner

Join this private night cultural tour while in Kota Kinabalu . Round trip hotel pickup and drop off included
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Mengkabong Water Village

Experience an incredible cultural tour of Mengkabong Water Village with this hands-on experience that goes the extra mile. Visit a renowned indigenous tribe and discover Bajau Fisherman community culture. Get involved and try your hand at crab catching and fishing with locals. Enjoy a sunset river cruise among mangrove trees and spot mesmerizing fireflies at the end of an incredible day.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 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.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation


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