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Rungus Longhouse Tour

Tour Code: KK6

Duration 10 hours

The World's Largest Gong
- from Kudat

The World's largest gong - 
                               from Kudat
You will be picked up about 08.00 hrs from your hotel in Kota Kinabalu for a 3 hour (approx.) drive through scenic countryside, heading North to Kudat, the land of the last longhouses in Sabah, 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 artisans.

The gong is the most important Rungus musical instrument. It is played during festivities and grand occasions such as weddings. The gongs which are sold in Kampung Sumangkap vary in sizes - visitors can expect to find tiny souvenirs, as well as larger gongs which can reach up to 2 metres in diameter.

Kampung Bavanggazo - Rungus Longhouse
Kampung Bavanggazo (Rungus Longhouse)
Proceed to the Bavanggazo Village for a Longhouse visit. The longhouse is built entirely of local materials, and is a home to the Rungus people community, a sub-tribe of the indigenous Kadazandusun. Observe their very own unique bead works, lifestyle and costumes. Here, you will experience a local native Rungus style lunch.

Simpang Mengayau - the Northern Tip of Borneo
                               Simpang Mengayau - the Northern tip of Borneo
After lunch, for the highlight of the tour, you will continue your journey for about 1 hour until you reach a hill, the Simpang Mengayau. You are now standing right at the tip of Borneo, hence its popular name 'The Northern Tip of Borneo'. It is here that the South China Sea lingers and meets the Sulu Seas flowing from the east. Enjoy the stunning view. The Pulau Kalampunian lighthouse is a reminder of treacherous coastline and past shipwrecks. On the left is the beautiful beach of Pantai Kalampunian. It is a lovely, easy stroll to the flagpole, and the Globe. Complete your journey by walking out to the rocky outcrop which forms the 'Tip of Borneo'.

A brief visit to Kudat town will end this tour before retracing your route back to your hotel in the late afternoon. Arrive at your Kota Kinabalu hotel about 18.00 hrs. [includes traditional native lunch]

Note: If the tour falls on a Sunday, you will visit Kota Belud Tamu (market) and buffalo market in the morning, enroute to Kudat.

Tour CodeDestinationDurationInclusions1 Person2 People3 People
KK6Rungus LonghouseFull DayLunch$345 $173 $173
Prices per person in Australian Dollars and valid 01 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 (E.O.E.) Refer to General Booking Conditions

Photographs courtesy of Sabah Tourism