Kiulu White Water Rafting & Mari Mari Cultural Village, Sabah, Malaysia
Looking for a fun day out for families and friends with some added adventure? Then go on the Kiulu River White Water Rafting & Mari Mari Cultural Village Day Tour during your holiday in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Spend the morning white water rafting down the Kiulu River, a Class I / II rafting experience, followed by visiting the afternoon session at the Mari Mari Cultural Village.
The Kiulu River offers an easier yet enjoyable, white water rafting experience. The Kiulu River offers the closest white water rafting location to Kota Kinabalu. After a ~1.5 hours journey north of Kota Kinabalu you will arrive at the starting location for your Kiulu River rafting activity. Join a full rafting briefing session before you kit up and start your White Water Rafting Kiulu River adventure under the expert instruction of your experienced Rafting Guide. The Kiulu River rafting route covers up to 15km of the Kiulu River – that’s a long way and time for plenty of fun!
Go White Water Rafting Today – Kiulu White Water Rafting & Mari Mari Cultural Village, Sabah, Malaysia
After the rafting journey you will take break for a spot of lunch at the Adventure Centre located alongside the Kiulu river. After lunch you will be transferred to Mari Mari Cultural Village. Mari Mari Cultural village aims to share some of the rich culture and traditions of Sabah, Borneo with you. The village features five different ethnic tribes – the Kadazan-Dusun, Rungus, Lundayeh, Bajau and the famous headhunting Murut tribe. What are you waiting for? Book your Kiulu White Water Rafting & Mari Mari Cultural Village tour today!
If you fancy learning more about the culture and traditions of Borneo then you could also look at joining our Ethnic Cooking Class day trip. Here you visit a local market to buy supplies before being taught how to cook some traditional Sabah dishes.
Trip Itinerary – Kiulu White Water Rafting & Mari Mari Cultural Village, Sabah, Malaysia
08:30hrs: Depart from your hotel in the Kota Kinabalu City and proceed to Kiulu River, located in the Tamparuli area. The journey is a 1.5 -2 hours drive.
10:00hrs: Arrive at the Kiulu rafting starting point. A safety briefing will be conducted by a professional rafting guide.
10:30hrs: The Kiulu white water rafting experience commences! The white water rafting excursion takes about 2 hours to the ending point.
12:30hrs: Arrive at the rafting ending point, freshen-up and enjoy a buffet Lunch.
13:15hrs: Depart for Mari Mari Cultural Village.
14:00hrs: Upon arrival at Mari Mari Cultural Village you will be greeted by the village “Chief” and go through a ‘Welcome Ceremony’. Once welcomed in to the Village you will visit the five traditional homes of the following tribes:- Dusun House, Rungus Longhouse, Lundayeh House, Bajau House and Murut Longhouse. In each house you will watch demonstrations of traditional practices followed by each tribe. You’ll also have the chance to try some out!
16:00hrs: After your Mari Mari cultural village tour you will watch a cultural performance, including some traditional dances from Sabah, and enjoy ‘high tea’ before being transferred back to Kota Kinabalu.
18:00hrs: Arrive back at your hotel in central Kota Kinabalu.
Trip Pre-requisites – Kiulu White Water Rafting & Mari Mari Cultural Village, Sabah, Malaysia
The trip is suitable most. For the Kiulu rafting activity a reasonable fitness level required and children must be over 5 years.
- Return transfer by minibus / coach from a hotel in central Kota Kinabalu.
- Activities: rafting along the Kiulu River, Cultural Village tour and cultural performance.
- Use of rafting equipment at the Kiulu River.
- Looked after by an English speaking Rafting Guide during your rafting activity.
- Meals: lunch at the Kiulu River, high tea at Mari Mari Cultural Village.
- Rafting insurance and rafting certificate.
- 0% Sales & Service Tax on the tour price as applicable from 6th May 2019.
There is an outskirts pick up charge of RM30 per person for hotels south of Kota Kinabalu (e.g. Beringgis Resort).. You can choose to purchase a DVD of your Kiulu white water rafting activity on the day.
Recommended Packing List For The Trip
Sandals with strap, shorts and T-shirt (NOT white colour), swimwear, personal spend, insect repellent, sun- block lotion, change of casual clothes, towel. Camera for the cultural village tour.
Notes – Kiulu White Water Rafting & Mari Mari Cultural Village, Sabah, Malaysia
All rafters will sign a Liability Release Form before starting the rafting activity. Surcharges are applicable for pick up from hotels / Resorts south of Kota Kinabalu.
Prices shown are valid for trips up to 31st March 2021. For trips after this date please contact us for a quote.