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Chanteek Borneo Indigenous Museum

Chanteek Borneo Indigenous Museum

The Chanteek Borneo Gallery is home to an exhibition of about 300 dolls of 48 ethnic costumes and its collection is constantly growing. Anne Antah, the owner, began making these dolls in 2011 as a hobby before opening the gallery once the number of her dolls became large enough. The gallery explains the history and culture of all the indigenous tribes of Sabah, told in an interesting way through these traditional costumes.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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$66.67
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$66.67

Indigenous Weaving Experience

Indigenous Weaving Experience

Ever wanted to learn weaving the traditional way? You can now experience how the indigenous tribes used to weave and even make your own (blank) with our 2-day Indigenous Weaving Experience. For 2 days, you will enjoy learning how to set up weaving equipment and materials, and will spend most of your time weaving (blank) until it is completed. Don’t worry, you will have lunch and tea breaks in between!
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  • 2 days
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$235.90
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$235.90

Mari Mari Cultural Village

Mari Mari Cultural Village

Visitors to Kota Kinabalu love venturing out of the city to get amongst nature and see the daily life of Malaysia’s indigenous communities. This 3-hour tour of the Mari Mari Cultural Village lets travelers explore tribal homes and watch a range of interactive demonstrations. With an expert guide to accompany you, this is the ideal activity for those who want to learn more about Malaysia’s rich history and culture.
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  • 3 hours
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$65.39
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$65.39

Proboscis Monkey and Fireflies River Cruise

Proboscis Monkey and Fireflies River Cruise

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Cruise through the mangrove forests near Kota Kinabalu on this evening excursion in search of local wildlife. Listen to educational commentary on local species, such as proboscis monkeys, silver leaf moneys, macaque long tail monkeys, monitor lizards, and native birds. Once the sun sets, enjoy the sights of fireflies blinking in the twilight.
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  • 8 hours
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$48.72
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$48.72

KK Rainforest City Tour

KK Rainforest City Tour

Kota Kinabalu, the gateway to the rest of Sabah, is also the state capital. It has a population of approximately 300,000 and is usually called 'KK' for short. On this tour you will view the Puh Toh Tze (Chinese Buddhist temple) with a huge status of Kuan Yin (her goddess of mercy), Atkinson Clock Tower (one of the most enduring landmarks stands prominently on a bluff along Signal Hill), photo stop at City Mosque, shopping at Cocoa Boutique where you can find our local chocolate and enjoy some leisure time mingling with the local people at the (Filipino Market) Handicraft market before proceed back to hotel.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$32.50
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$32.50

Kinabalu Park and Poring Hot Spring

Kinabalu Park and Poring Hot Spring

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Discover the best of Mt. Kinabalu National Park without the hassle of hiring a car on a stress-free day trip from Kota Kinabalu--the ideal choice for visitors with limited time in Sabah. Exploring with a guide increases your chances of spotting wildlife in Kinabalu National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, while letting someone else drive gives you more time to focus on Borneo's spectacular natural landscapes. 
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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$58.98
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$58.98

Kota Kinabalu by Night and Cultural Dance Show

Kota Kinabalu by Night and Cultural Dance Show

At night, Kota Kinabalu delivers a new view on its bustling city life. Whether you aim to find souvenirs, watching life go by from the best viewing point and end your evening with an authentic dinner, this is captured perfectly in this fun-filled evening. • Taste the fabulous delicacies of Malaysia during dinner • Go souvenir hunting at the city’s main evening market • Gain a bird’s eye perspective of the city from Signal Hill • Witness life in KK when the sun has set • Return transfers from and to your hotel are included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$70.52
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$70.52
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Half Day Kota Kinabalu City Tour

Half Day Kota Kinabalu City Tour

One way or the other, Kota Kinabalu casts a magical spell on you, once you traverse along its sights and landmarks. Positively dwelling on its immersive past, the city is best explored with a local guide with ample time to soak in the KK beauty.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$32.06
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$32.06
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Papar Tribe Village

Papar Tribe Village

Get a closer look at the natural beauty and culture of Borneo on a half day trip to Borneo Cultural Village. Borneo Cultural Village is the largest of its kind in Sabah, boasting 7 ethnic traditional houses: Chinese House, Brunei House, Murut House, Kadazan Penampang House, Bajau House, Tidung House, and Dusun Papar House. In this tour, you'll get an insight into the cultural diversity of the ethnic groups. Watch a live traditional dance performance, and learn how to cook Curry Chicken and Indian style pan cake using bamboo.
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  • 5 hours
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$51.93
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$51.93

Kudat Peninsula Day Trip to Tip of Borneo from Kota Kinabalu

Kudat Peninsula Day Trip to Tip of Borneo from Kota Kinabalu

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Discover the beauty of the Kudat Peninsula on this Tip of Borneo day trip from Kota Kinabalu. Mingle with the locals in the town of Kota Belud, and learn of the indigenous Bajau and Rungus peoples. Gain insight into local bee-farming and honey-harvesting at Kampung Gombizau, and visit a traditional Rungus longhouse to learn of their cultural traditions. Enjoy breathtaking views over the South China Sea from your vantage point at the Tip of Borneo, the island’s northernmost edge. Capture the views on camera before returning to Kota Kinabalu.
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  • 8 hours
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$111.03
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$111.03

Half-Day Visit to Borneo Traditional Living Mari Mari Cultural Village

Half-Day Visit to Borneo Traditional Living Mari Mari Cultural Village

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There’s no public transport to the Mari Mari Cultural Village, so save time, money, and energy by joining this convenient door-to-door tour. Venture deep into the jungle by way of a hanging bridge. Then experience the traditional lifestyles of Borneo’s diverse ethnic groups, from bamboo cooking to shooting blowpipes to traditional dance, with a guide. Choose between morning, midday, and afternoon departures: Each includes a simple meal of Sabah specialties.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.92
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$69.92

Day Trip to Mount Kinabalu Poring Rainforest

Day Trip to Mount Kinabalu Poring Rainforest

Experience two very different ecosystems in Kinabalu Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on this door-to-door guided tour with lunch, a journey that’s just not possible by public transport. First, discover mountain forest species including orchids and carnivorous plants. Next, walk through a tropical forest canopy. If rafflesia flowers are blooming, you can visit at your own expense. You can also try the Poring Hot Springs if time permits.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$82.49
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$82.49

Half-Day Mari Mari Cultural Village from Kota Kinabalu

Half-Day Mari Mari Cultural Village from Kota Kinabalu

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Encounter Borneo’s traditional cultures at Mari Mari Cultural Village, where you get a glimpse into the daily routines and rituals of five major cultural groups. See each group’s distinctive houses, costumes, and practices, with a guide to help explain each thing you encounter, then see a performance that brings traditional Borneo to vivid life. After your time exploring Mari Mari Cultural Village, this tour includes a traditional meal in the village’s dining hall.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$36.20
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$36.20

Labuan Island Historical Tour from Kota Kinabalu

Labuan Island Historical Tour from Kota Kinabalu

Labuan the Pearl of Borneo, is a Federal Territory of Malaysia. It comprise of one large and six smaller islands (Pulau Daat , Pulau Burung , Pulau Kuraman, Pulau Papan , Pulau Rusukan Besar , Pulau Rusukan Kecil ) in East Malaysia. Labuan is an Island with an estimated population of 100,000 people. It's quite a close community where everyone knows everyone. The main town is known as Labuan Town (Bandar Labuan in Malay)but was formerly known as Victoria during the colonial era. Labuan Town is among the cleanest towns in Malaysia. You will observe the Labuan Corporation (local authority) workers diligently doing their job.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$455.13
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$455.13
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North Borneo Steam Train Ride with Return Transfer & Tiffin Lunch Onboard

North Borneo Steam Train Ride with Return Transfer & Tiffin Lunch Onboard

The North Borneo Railway runs two weekly return departures (Wednesday & Saturday) from Kota Kinabalu to Papar, year round. Lasting approximately 4 hours, passengers experience the lush landscape of the coastal and rural regions of Sabah. A typical 'tiffin' colonial lunch will be served on the return trip.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$190.00
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$190.00
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Kudat Rungus Long House & Tip of Borneo Tour from Kota Kinabalu

Kudat Rungus Long House & Tip of Borneo Tour from Kota Kinabalu

Explore Kudat area and learn about the Rungus people. Discover honey harvesting methods at a bee farm in Kampung Gombizau, and learn rich traditions at a Rungus longhouse. At the end of the day, catch the view from Tanjung Simpang Mengayau, or the Tip of Borneo - Day trip to the fascinating Kudat area of northern Borneo - Insights into the Bajau & Rungus peoples during your day - Chance to witness live beekeeping & learn about raw honey - Lunch & look into culture at a traditional Rungus longhouse - Views from Tanjung Simpang Mengayau, the Tip of Borneo
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$168.21
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$168.21
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Crocodile Farm, Rungus Longhouse & Tuaran Temple from Kota Kinabalu

Crocodile Farm, Rungus Longhouse & Tuaran Temple from Kota Kinabalu

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Escape the city and delve deeper into Borneo’s indigenous culture on a day trip to Tuaran from Kota Kinabalu. A great introduction for first-time visitors, this package saves you the stress of advance planning by taking care of transport and activities, and offering the inside scoop on Sabah’s culture and history.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$125.65
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$125.65
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Kota Belud Sunday Market Tour from Kota Kinabalu

Kota Belud Sunday Market Tour from Kota Kinabalu

Unless you speak Malay, navigating the Kota Belud Sunday market can be a difficult task. Discover the best of the weekly shopping bonanza, and return home with the most memorable souvenirs, after a stress-free day trip from Kota Kinabalu. Exploring the market with a guide means that you'll have chance to practice your bargaining skills as well as gaining insight into the culture and history of Kota Belud. 
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$65.39
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$65.39
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Mari Mari Cultural Village Tour from Kota Kinabalu

Mari Mari Cultural Village Tour from Kota Kinabalu

Delve into Sabah’s cultural melting pot on a day trip to Mar Mari Cultural Village, where you can meet the people of indigenous Borneo and witness fire-starting and blowpipe-making demonstrations. Perfect for families and first-time visitors, this small-group tour is limited to 15 people to ensure personalized attention from your guide.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$71.80
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$71.80
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Monsopiad Cultural Village Tour from Kota Kinabalu

Monsopiad Cultural Village Tour from Kota Kinabalu

Discover the world of the Kadazan people on a 3-hour tour to the Monsopiad Cultural Village. After transfer from your hotel, your visit to the village begins with a glass of local rice wine. Follow your guide to the House of the Skull where you learn about the legendary warrior, which the park is named for. Later, watch or join in a traditional Kadazan dance.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$67.31
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$67.31
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Kota Kinabalu Cultural Night Tour with Dinner & Traditional Dance Show

Kota Kinabalu Cultural Night Tour with Dinner & Traditional Dance Show

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See Kota Kinabalu’s lively nightlife unfold before your eyes as the sun sets on the South China Sea. Stroll through the bustling night market, admire a beautiful sunset from splendid Signal Hill, and indulge in a fresh seafood dinner as locals perform traditional dances to authentic Malaysian songs. - Kota Kinabalu's thriving nightlife & city lights - Bargain-hunting & street eats at the bustling night market - Signal Hill—wondrous cityscape & ocean views - Spirited performance of traditional Sabah dance - Delicious & freshly prepared seafood dinner
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$62.83
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$62.83
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Kota Kinabalu Half-Day City Tour

Kota Kinabalu Half-Day City Tour

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Check off Kota Kinabalu’s key sights in just half a day on this comprehensive guided door-to-door tour. Soak up sweeping views of the city from Signal Hill, learn about Chinese Buddhism at Pu Toh Tze Temple, and explore Sabah’s rich heritage at the Sabah State Museum. Along the way, see the Sabah State Mosque, the Kota Kinabalu City Mosque, and the 30-story Menara Tun Mustapha.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$51.93
Price varies by group size
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$51.93
Price varies by group size
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Kota Kinabalu Half-Day City Tour with Local Host

Kota Kinabalu Half-Day City Tour with Local Host

Discover the rich history and heritage of Kota Kinabalu on this comprehensive 3-hour city tour, including hotel pick-up. Visit landmarks like Wisma Tun Mustapha (Sabah Foundation Building) and the City Mosque; pay a visit to the prestigious University of Sabah and tour the fascinating Sabah Museum. Finally, soak up views of Kota Kinabalu and the Likas Bay lagoon from the summit of Signal Hill.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$63.26
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$63.26
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Tagal Tinopikon Park Tour from Kota Kinabalu

Tagal Tinopikon Park Tour from Kota Kinabalu

Moyog River along the village is managed by the park community and fishing activity is extremely prohibited. The secret word for this success is "Tagal" which means "prohibition" in the Kadazandusun language. You will be fined if you are caught fishing in a “Tagal” area. Tagal Tinopikon Park bring you to experience nature authentic village life with friendly Kadazandusun host, sound of Moyoq river brings peace in mind and soul, friendly Pelian fishes also known as the Gem of the river are so welcoming (fishes may not be seen when river is too muddy) Moyoq River is one of the most beautiful rivers in Sabah. Despite the warm weather, it felt rather relaxing and soothing taking a break as the trees shade you from the sun and rhythm of the nature further compliments the experience.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$71.00
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$71.00
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