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Mari Mari Cultural Village: Tours & Tickets

Open today: 10:00 - 18:00
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The village is located about 25 minutes away from the city. The journey will take you to long roads surrounded by a rich spectrum of greenery and over arched by wild blue skies. In the village, the colors of cultural diversity are not an issue but...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
+60 13-881 4921
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Yesterday we visited the Mari Mari Cultural Village. I was dubious at first as to what it would be like, but was extremely impressed with how they represented the different cultural tribes. Our guide Carol was amazing and took great time to share her knowledge....More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Syairil was our tour guide and he was fabulous!! We arrived in a Grab car since it was way more economic to take us to the cultural center. However, we did not schedule a Grab car to pick us up after we were done and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
2  Thank Biosafetyideas
Reviewed 1 week ago

These "cultural" village experiences are usually a huge disappointment...this one is definitely different. Its operated by a group of enthusiastic young locals who provide informative knowledge of the cultural heritage of Borneo. The explanation of local food and the samples provide through the various houses...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank 701David
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a half day at Mari Mari on our tour. Our guide Ben was fantastic, as was Max his pet water dragon. It was interesting to see their homes, learn about their lives, taste many drinks and foods and see the cultural dance. Definitely a...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Ree_Views1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place is interesting without a doubt and everything is nicely summarised in one place and where you can see and learn a bit of a history of Borneo. You can also taste the samples of rice wine and different foods and spices. There were...More

Date of experience: August 2019
4  Thank DaisyM777
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good look around the village in a nice location. We asked the price and they said 100MR however this includes dinner and we didn't want it. They said it was 90MR without. No signs saying this so thought it was worth mentioning. Got a Grab...More

Date of experience: September 2019
2  Thank backpackingtree
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Know the local culture better If you want a better understand try this trip n u see the local attire too

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I wasn't sure what to expect when I arrived here, but from the moment we met our guide Anne I knew we were in for a treat. This is a fantastic way to learn about the different tribes and their ways of life. It is...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was such a lovely place but the experience was somewhat dampened by the lack of enthusiasm of our guide Yvonne. Amongst others she walked past the blowpipe demonstration without offering the guests the chance to try blowing the pipes. My son was really looking...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank AidaZamhot
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our visit was a fantastic experience with lots of information on the tribes of Sabah, samples of the tribes food and drink, cooking demonstrations, dancing and much more. Our guide (his name was Popoi or something similar) was highly knowledgeable and enthusiastic and he really...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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2 August 2019|
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Response from Christineranesh | Reviewed this property |
Toddler is fine but baby and if you are alone handling 2 kids, a bit tough going. Plus some of the pathways are not pram friendly
20 July 2019|
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Response from NewyJen | Reviewed this property |
The cost includes a tour & lots of food & wine samples (not a meal however).
6 July 2019|
Response from KatielouAustralia | Reviewed this property |
Parts of the village are accessible but some of the longhouses have steep steps to climb into them