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Mari Mari Cultural Village

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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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
+60 13-881 4921
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Reviewed today via mobile

The village is located about 30 minutes outside the KK city center. There are many travel agencies that will sell you a package tour that includes hotel transfers, lunch and the cultural village tour. This is definitely an option if you want to keep it...More

Thank randygara
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been to a number of local cultural villages in the past however this was by far the best ever. Lots of personal engagement to keep you interested, food and drink tasting and experiencing how the locals live.

Thank David27feb
Reviewed 1 week ago

I just loved this visit, travel back into the years where the tribes all lived in their respective villages, sample the local wine, food and songs/dances. Recommend highly.

Thank swannie00450
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time visiting to see how the tribes lived in days gone by. Lots of food tasting and demonstrations.. Cultural show at the end of the tour was very good. Lunch was excellent with lots of choice and was plentiful. Staff seemed...More

Thank Katie C
Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice educational place to spend at least half a day. Ensure they have a guide to explain how families lived in these Borneo houses, have a taste of their wild harvested / cooked products . The cultural shows itself is fantastic .spend the time...More

Thank PKKL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very neat, shows the lifestyles and cultures of the natives of Borneo that is probably reflective of a 1,000 years. Fascinating and educational all at the same time. Tour covered the major tribes of the region and what they brought to the communal culture (fishing,...More

Thank KPNEAustin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Get a good overview of what it was like to live in a tribal community. Fun and knowledgable. Also get a chance to join the bamboo dance.

Thank Nilam P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was a very good experience especially because of our guide Popye :) The village is well maintained and scenic.

Thank VishwaroopC1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I spent a few hours experiencing what life was life to the different tribes of Sabah. There was plenty of tasting of local foods and also dancing in its traditional form. The entrance fee also included a buffet lunch.

Thank Mudjimba
Riverbug, Social Media Department at Mari Mari Cultural Village, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for you positive response. Its glad to hear you are happy to visit us. Hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the best place to experience the cultural side of Sabah. It does an interactive tribe by tribe lodgings and activities of the local natives. The guides are very informative and the greenery is super. Very good introduction to Sabah

Thank KKChan168
Riverbug, Social Media Department at Mari Mari Cultural Village, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your positive response.:) Hope to see you again KKChan

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Lorna S
15 September 2018|
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Response from JayenShah | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I do not recollect how much exactly was the cost of a 6-year child. I also agree with other respondents that entry-fee should not be a deterrent, please do take the kid.
25 March 2018|
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Response from Riverbug | Property representative |
hi, yes we have in house guide for walk in customer but to make thing smoother we recommend that you make phone booking to avoid any problem tel:+60138814921
20 November 2017|
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Response from Trevor L | Reviewed this property |
I just walked in but I would suggest at least calling to check