2D1N Rungus Longhouse Homestay package

Some of our visitors feels that 3D2N stay in the longhouse is too long. So, I prepared a 2D1N package for those who still wants to feel the raw life of Rungus people in a shorter time.

Day 1 – Depart from Kota Kinabalu city center up to the north of Borneo, Kudat. the journey will take about 2 and half hours through villages and padi fields. Depends on the day of departure, Sundays will be a bonus on the journey as you can drop by in Tamu Kota Belud, one of the famous weekends open market in Sabah. It is good to also buy some raw material or some souvenirs (although not compulsory) for your stay in the longhouse.

Afternoon – should arrive in the longhouse, and will be greeted by my in-laws family. Mr Maranjak is the head of Maranjak Homestay and from that point of time, you will be the guest of the longhouse. After having welcoming drinks, (coconut juice and some locally brewed liquor), you will be introduce to the lifestyle of the Rungus Longhouse and the activities. You will be shown on how to make beads (Beads making) and other handicraft, so called “Inavol”.

Evening – Dinner will be served with lots of local delicacies, and most of the vegetables are home grown. After dinner, there will be a traditional dance show for you, so called “Mongigol” and you are invited to join the show. You will also be served with local drinks, called “montoku”. But I must remind you that this drinks, if take excessively can lead you to be drunk. The night will end with you sleeping in one of the rooms in the longhouse.

Day 2 – The day will start with breakfast by the host. After that, traditional games takes place. You can try to solve some IQ quenching games that is traditionally made by the Rungus people. A visit to the beautiful beaches at the Tip of Borneo and a sightseeing session in Kudat town will be followed. You will then be brought back to the longhouse for packing and head back to Kota Kinabalu. A visit to Honey bee farm in Kg. Gombizau and Gong making in Kg. Sumangkap will be made on the way back to Kota Kinabalu.

Just drop me an email if you are interested.

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About drizad

A self employed General Practitioner who lives with his lovely family in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. He dedicates his spare time serving people with precious information on climbing the Majestic Mountain of the Borneo, Mt Kinabalu. Reachable at drizad(at)gmail.com

100 thoughts on “2D1N Rungus Longhouse Homestay package

  1. Douglas Ong

    I wish to know what is the rate for 2D1N Rungus Longhouse Homestay package?
    1) Do you pick us at KK airport?
    2) Where is the toilet inside the longhouse or outside?
    Cos I will be arrive on 8 DEC 2007.

  2. Ching Fong

    Hi Drizad, same ques here. How much is the cost for the 2D1N package and is the accomodation available for solo travellers? Any additional cost induced to a solo traveller?

  3. Ching Fong

    I don’t see your reply. Can you please send it to me again? At the current moment, I plan to go next Sun and I’m glad that it’s Sunday and I can experience the Pasar Tamu at Kota Belud.Looking forward to your reply.

  4. Mr Sk Chai

    Hi, let me know how much is the 2D1N trip to the longhouse with transportation from KK for 7 adults & 1 Child, travelling on 23-24 Nov 07. TQ

  5. wong

    I wish to know what is the rate for 2D1N Rungus Longhouse Homestay package?

    1) Where is the toilet inside the longhouse or outside and room got air-cond ?
    2) i wish 1st day at Kota Kinabalu and 2nd day at rungus, would you arrange transportation to rungus?
    Cos I will be arrive on 3-Jul-07 and back on 5-Jul ( 3D2N )
    thank you

  6. Maat

    Could you please let me know the price of the 2D1N and 3D2N with transport from KK for 1 adult and 1 child (and also if it is ok to have a 5yrs olf child!). This would be for the beginning of August this year ! Exact date to be advised.
    Thank you.

  7. Michelle

    hi, i’m also interested in knowing the cost of the 1N/2D with transportation. also, is it easier to get there from mt kinabalu instead of going back to KK? is this possible? thanks, michelle

  8. Tracy


    I am pretty interested in the 2D1N homestay package. I will be arriving KK airport on 8/8/07 Wed at 9.30am. We have four person in total. Possible to arrange? Few questions below?

    1. Is the room air conditioned with bathroom attached?

    2. How many people per room?

    3. How much per person for the package?

    Hope to get your reply. Thank you.

  9. Kuan

    Hi! I would like to know more about the Rungus 2D1N homestay package. There will be two adults and two kids below 10yo arriving in KK on 12 Sept 07. Thanks.

  10. SH Law

    Cost for Rungus Homestay 2D/1N and any other options.
    Only me so I can join other travellers.
    For 2nd Sept.

  11. Chin

    1) What is the rate of Longhouse Homestay for 2D1N for 5-6 paxs?
    2) My Own transport.
    3) Stay availability on 15/10/07 night.


  12. Eileen

    Hello Drizad,

    This looks like an interesting package. Can you provide me with some information regarding these questions?

    1) How much does the package cost per person?
    2) Is there a minimal number of people needed to join this package?
    3) Does it run all year long?

    I am planning a trip to Sabah in Feb 2008 and would like to have the details because i do believe that i can get the best out of my trip through proper planning.

    I am wondering how you have time to reply and still keep such informative website and yet work as a general practitioner. Good job!

    Thanks in advance for the reply!!

  13. Choong


    I a UMS student .I am interested with the homestay package that u mentioned above .I need more information about the price , contacts and location.Pls send it to my email.TQ

  14. Jooli

    Hi, I have started planning for my trip to Mt Kinabalu in early May and my stay in Sabah is expected to last for about a week. What’s the arrangement like if I would like to have a homestay just after the hike? And of course, how much it’ll cost for 2-5 persons?

  15. jin

    i am planning my sister in law’s trip to Mt Kinabalu in early April and they will be in Sabah for about a week. I think she will be interested wuth the long house homestay package. May i know how much it cost for this package and can you provide some pictures of the longhouse.


  16. Grace

    Hi! What’s the arrangement like if I would like to have a homestay just after the hike? How do we get there? How much it’ll cost for 6 persons?

  17. Jesper

    Hi Drizad

    We (2 adults + 2 children age 11 and 7) will be in KK in april. How much will a 2D/1N stay cost us?
    Would it be possible to combine it with a trip to Mount Kinabalu park?

    Best regards

    Jesper, Denmark

  18. Sarah

    Hi I would like to know the price of the 2D/1N and what kind of transportation is available both to the homestay and comming back to KK.

    Also what options are there for hiking.. are there day hikes available?

  19. mia

    Hi I would like to know the price of the 2D/1N and what kind of transportation is available both to the homestay and comming back to KK. My family( 8 Adult) and I will come on 29 May 2008. We are muslim and want to know where to find “halal” food. Any activities available since there got festival?
    Please reply me soon. thank you.

  20. chong

    hi drizad,
    3 person at 2/7-3/7/2008, 2d1n,
    could you let me know the price and detail.

  21. Wai Kong

    Hi Drizad,

    I will be in Sabah from 18-23 June 2008. I’m interested in the 2D1N Rungus LongHouse. Can you provide me full details like pricing & etc.

    There will be 4 of us.

    Thank you

  22. Woan Ping

    Hi Drizad,

    I am traveling to sabah from 27th apr. to 1st of May. and I am interested to stay in the long house for 1 night, and I wonder how much it will cost me for 1 night stay. I might not need the 2D1N package as I plan to drive to Kudat in the afternoon leave Kudat early in the next morning. we have 5 ppl all together.


  23. Wai Kong

    Hi Drizad,

    Confirmed that I will do the 2D1N Rungus LongHouse on the 1st day of my trip that is on 18 June.

    Is it possible for you to pick us up at Air Asia Terminal 2 and on 2nd day(19 June) instead sending us back to Kota Kinabalu, we would like to go to Kinabalu Park.

    I have 6 person. Can I know the new pricing ?

  24. yong

    I am arriving 2moro via Air Asia from KL. will be in kl until 29th. interested in your 1nt longhouse stay. how much is it? i am travelling solo. Any other recommendations? I will be staying at Tune Hotel.

    Thks. Hope to hear from you.

  25. aleli

    hello, how much does a 2d/1n package cost? is the longhouse still available on may 23-24, for 5 people? thanks,aleli
    p.s. how can we contact you? we will be at trekkers lodge evening of may22

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