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Mari Mari Cultural Village: Tours & Tickets

Open today: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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 am - 6:00 pm
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mari Mari is an idiom in national language of Sabah Malaysia which means follow me. Wondering in the heart of darkness to explore how old tribes used to live Inside the forest of Borneo peninsula Their traditions. How to make food. How to set fire....More

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank reemakaa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Today we visited the Mari Mari Cultural Village. It was a great way to learn about the different tribes of Sabah, their traditions and see how they lived. The chance to sample some food and drinks as we went was a good touch. I would...More

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank MichelleAppleby
Reviewed 1 week ago

From our hotel near the airport, it took us approximately 40minutes to get to the village. It was very well organised, and we were met by a guide, who was very knowledgeable about the different tribes and houses we visited. We were put in a...More

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank hogarths80
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour visited the Mari Mari Cultural Village for an afternoon. This was such a great experience. I'm not normally big on cultural stuff but I could of stayed here all day. This interactive experience was way more then I expected, from the different tribes,...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank scott712016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To add to the review posted by Leanne S, we had very educational visit sharing the afternoon with a great bunch of friends. Our guide was a wealth of knowledge and happy to answer all of our questions. I would highly recommend a visit to...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Happytraveler125066
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved this place and found that we learnt so much more because it was interactive. Our guide was fabulous as he took us around each point of interest and explained it clearly. I really enjoyed the fact that they had samples of traditional food...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Leanne S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
2  Thank 919amye
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 9 September 2019 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
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Auha1901
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
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14050TanY
21 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).
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ccrandall2
6 July 2019|
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Response from KatielouAustralia | Reviewed this property |
Parts of the village are accessible but some of the longhouses have steep steps to climb into them
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