Best-value day tour package – a visit to the popular cultural destination; Mari Mari Cultural Village and Proboscis Monkey River Cruise
Experience our true culture by visiting our newly opened cultural destination – Mari Mari Cultural Village, then get on board a comfortable fiber glass board – cruising the Garama River – with big chances to observe the famous Proboscis Monkey in their natural habitat and more wildlife encounter. Plus, a chance to see fireflies lightens up the mangrove tree by the end of the cruise.
0900 HRS – Pick up from your hotel and be transferred to Mari – Mari Cultural Village. Upon arrival, you will be greeted and as preparation for your time-travelling into prehistoric Borneo, briefing on the Village Rules is a must as you walk through the suspension to enter Mari – Mari.
Visit 5 traditional houses – the Dusun house, Rungus longhouse, Lundayeh house, Bajau house and Murut longhouse. You will experience traditional methods such as tobacco cutting, rice wine processing, starting a fire without matches or lighters, the multipurpose of tree barks and tattooing in the old method. You can also get a temporary body tattoo the ancient way if you wish.
Enjoy a cultural performance by our staff before heading off to lunch at the Buffet Counter. Then it is time to bid farewell to the villagers and head towards the Southwestern part of Sabah. Approximately 2 hours 30 minutes journey through breathtaking scenery along the coastal bay. Upon arrival, coffee and tea will be served with cakes made by the locals.
1600 HRS – Onboard comfortable fiberglass boat for 1 hour 45 minutes in search of wildlife along the riverbank.
1800 HRS – Buffet dinner will be served among the glittering lanterns that light up the area. After dinner, catch glimpses of fireflies slowly lighting up and decorating the mangrove trees (if weather permits). Along your way to the coach, you will be accompanied by the crickets happily singing to wish you safely home. 2130 HRS – Estimated time of arriving in Kota Kinabalu. End of tour.
Return transfers, English speaking guide, house tour with demo, activities and cultural performance, lunch and dinner, river cruise and conservation fees.
Other beverages and items not stated.
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