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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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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a trip that shows you the way of life for 5 of the many tribes that live in Sabah, Malaysia. We were picked up from the hotel and after 30 minutes arrived at the Mari Mari Cultural Village just outside the main part...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 536hughf
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We all have to make a living and this is one way via the tourist dollar.Having said that I found this place interesting enough but also very touristy and that for me is a no go Being part of an organised tour group I went...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KeenTraveller12372
Reviewed 2 November 2018

Our team took part in a Cultural Race managed by Mari Mari and everyone had an absolutely wonderful time. They were great in accommodating our requests and the guides made the whole event fun. A must do. Worth every cent. Experience food, dance, music, craft...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 17 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank randygara
Reviewed 9 October 2018 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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank David27feb
Reviewed 8 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank swannie00450
Reviewed 7 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank katiec476
Reviewed 5 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank PKKL
Reviewed 28 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank KPNEAustin
Reviewed 25 September 2018 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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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261lornas
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.
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KelsonL29
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
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HannanA4
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
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