2D1N Kudat Rungus Longhouse & Tip of Borneo Experience
The Rungus people live in longhouses built on stilts, but the shift to modern-day living has meant that the sight of such longhouses are getting more rare. In Kg Bavanggazo near Tinangol in the Kudat district, you can still experience this fascinating communal lifestyle in a puprpose-built longhouse constructed entirely of traditional materials but with added modern comforts like toilets and showers.
This dramatic headland is situated in the northern-most tip of Borneo, the third largest island in the world, after Greenland and New Guinea. It is located in the Kudat Peninsula, about theree and a half hours ( or 215 kilometres ) drive from Kota Kinabalu City.
DAY 1 – KOTA KINABALU/ KUDAT [L/D]
Pick up from hotel in Kota Kinabalu city for about 3hrs drive through scenic countryside to the North of Kudat, passing views of paddy fields, villages, oil palm plantation, local stalls selling handicraft and food items. En-route visit Sumangkap Village, well known for its "Gong" making skill by its local artisan and finally Gombizau Honey Bee Farm. You will be able to observe how a bee farm is managed a chance to get a taste of raw honey straight from the honeycomb! Proceed to the Bavanggazo Village for your check in to the Longhouse. Built entirely using local materials, it is a home to the Rungus people community, a sub-tribe of the indigenous kadazandusun. Lunch at the longhouse.
After dinner, you will be entertained with the cultural performance by the Rungus people. You may also join in the "tapai" (rice wine) drinking session with the host.
Overnight in twin bedded local style room at the longhouse
DAY 2 – KUDAT/ TIP OF BORNEO/ KOTA KINABALU [B/L]
After breakfast, proceed to the Northern tip of Borneo and collect shells on the pristine white beaches. Perhaps a chance in your lifetime, upon reaching here, one must know that you are now standing right at the tip of Borneo, hence its popular name “The Northern Tip of Borneo”. In addition to its fascinating scenery of long stretch white sandy beach, its beautiful northern tip sea, the breeze of wind blowing, this tip was blessed with a wide publicity especially in Borneo, through popular mass media and the latest 2003 book edition entitling ‘Kudat’, with the northern tip photo as a full front cover. Complete your journey in Borneo by stepping your foot here. Return to Kota Kinabalu with lunch at local restaurant.
Price from RM699.00 per person (Minimum 2 persons).
* Offer valid till 31 March 2018.
- Hotel Pickup & Drop off, English Speaking Guide/Driver, Entrance Fees, Meals as stated, 1 night’s stay @ Longhouse (basic facilities)
- Any Items Not Mentioned
- Comfortable walking shoe
- Raincoat or umbrella
- Hat/ Cap
- Sunblock Lotion
- Insect Repellent