RM 230.00 per pax
           RM 180.00 (4 pax above)

The Tip of Borneo, witness spectacular Sunset and Sunrise which located Tanjung Simpang Mengayau. Kudat, a three-hour drive north of Kota Kinabalu, is famous for its rich cultural heritage and blending of ethnic groups, especially the Rungus, the largest and the main ethnic group living in Kudat. The Rungus, a sub-tribe of the Kadazandusun, are the main ethnic group living in the Kudat region. They are renowned in Sabah as highly skilled artisans, who traditionally make colorful beaded necklaces from local plant seeds and clay, with motifs of ancient designs, usually signifying old fables and legends. They are also highly skilled at basketry and cloth weaving.

The Bavaggazo longhouses also known as “Binatang”, are unique attractions for visitors as they were planned and developed as a cultural centerpiece by the Runggus community at Kampong Bavaggazzo as a means to display and conserve their cultural heritage while engaging in an economically sustainable venture. Guests can experiencing live in a longhouse while taking part in community activities such as weaving and bead stringing. Longhouse meals are mainly home grown, featuring fish and seafood as well as wild ferns and fruits. The evening brings a festive ‘party’ atmosphere to the longhouse, with the rhythmic playing of gongs and villagers resplendent in their traditional black costume, complete with elaborate beads.

You will be taken on a pleasant drive to north of Kota Kinabalu, passing by Kota Belud lies to Kudat district for your Rungus Longhouse tour. The Rungus still maintain the longhouse community system and you can witness their unique lifestyle.


Itinerary:

  • 7.00 am – Depart lodge / hotel after breakfast for Kudat, a 3 hours drive to north of Kota Kinabalu, passing views of paddy fields, villages, oil palm plantation, local stalls selling handicraft and food items.
  • 10.00 am – Proceed to Tip of Borneo to view the magnificent scenery standing at the very tip of Borneo Island.
  • 12.30 pm – Then proceed to unique attractions include the Bavanggazo Longhouse, planned and develop as a cultural centerpiece by the Rungus community at Kampong Bavanggazo as a means to display and conserve their cultural heritage.
  • 1.30 pm – Lunch at the longhouse
  • 2.30 pm – After lunch, Rungus people prepare to make their cultural performances. Experience life in the longhouse while taking part in community activities such as weaving and bead stringing.
  • 4.00 pm – Proceed back to Kota Kinabalu
  • 6.00 pm – Arrive lodge / hotel

END OF TOUR


Includes: Return transfer (air-condition coach), Lunch, Cultural Performances and bead making presentation.

Please bring/wear: Insect repellent, personal toiletries, cap, sun block.

 

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Borneo Climb & Dive Sdn. Bhd. specializes in nature based tours with packages. As a Mount Kinabalu Agency and Dive operator, we places a special focus on diving tours both the east and west coast of Sabah.

We offer both local and foreign tourists a wide range of things to do while in Sabah, (such a city tours, mount climbing & wildlife observation), to sea-based activities (diving and snorkeling).