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. Elsa

    Hello, my friends and I plan to take the 2D1N package. 8 pax. On 7-8June. How much does it cost? Please reply to my email asap and do enclose your contact numbers for further confirmation. Thank you.

  2. Kelly

    Hi Drizad,

    hope ur little angel is fully recovered… ^_^

    I have friends coming in Nov 08, they plan to go Kudat (stayover one night) and another at KK Park the next day.

    please let me know the details of the 2D1N trip to the longhouse with transportation from KK for 6pax, travelling on 25 Nov 07.

    do you have contacts for transport n budget accommodation in kk park as well ?

    thank you in advance.

  3. Susan

    G’Day Drizad!
    just wondering if you have 2 places on an overnight stay at the Rungus Longhouse for either Th 17 July or Fri 18 July 2008. Also, would you please tell me the total cost, including trip up to Kudat, pick up and return to hotel in KK? Cheers-Susan

  4. YSYong

    Hi, I am interested in the 2D1N package on 2 or 3rd July 2008 . We have a group of 5 person. Can you let me know the detail of the package?
    Btw, we have arranged our own transport. So you can exclude this in the package. Thanks!

  5. Ashley Chew

    Please let me know how much the 2D/1N package costs? Am very interested.
    I am arriving KK on a Sunday, arrival time is 9.30am (provided there’s no delay). Is there sufficient time to make it for the tamu at Kota Belud before heading on to Kudat? How long is the journey from KK to Kota Belud then to Kudat?

  6. Eugene Tan


    We are a group of five bought a flight ticket to Sabah for KK park mountain climbing trip. In between we have free days.. visiting to the homestay could be our option should it is not boring. We plan to go from KK to tip of borneo Tanjung Simpang Mengayau to pay a visit, after that we plan to stay a night at the homestay… second day morning we will proceed to Kota Kinabalu National park HQ for our climbing trip.

    1. How much is the homestay going to cost us? we may require 2 rooms as one for males and one for females.
    2. Will there be any transport to take us from the homestay to Kota Kinabalu National Park HQ?

    my email is lyesong@hotmail.com

    would appreviate if you could reply me for our further planning.

    The trip will be Middle of March 2009.

    Thanks and regards,
    Eugene Tan

  7. Wai Yeng


    My boyfriend and i are visiting KK for christmas this year. Going to the tip of borneo, Tanjung Simpang Mengayau and staying for 2 nights at the your father’s homestay sounds interesting to the main attractions of climbing mt kina…

    i have some questions,

    1. How much is the homestay going to cost us?
    2. Will there be any transport to take us from the KK to homestay?
    3. Will there be public transport to tip of borneo from KK?

    my email is waiyeng(at)gmail.com

    Waiyeng Chan

  8. widda

    how much the cost for 2 persons?
    will there be any transport from airport? can we just get a rental car from there? how?

  9. Shu

    I’m planning a weekend birthday trip for two from 6th-9th Dec 2008.
    How much is 3D 2N accomodation at your longhouse?
    How far is it from the city and the Mount Kinabalu national park?
    Where does a climb of Mount Kinabalu fit in?

    Thank you.

  10. NN

    Hi, I am interested in the 2D1N package. I would like to make room reservation on 27 Dec 2008 . There are 4 of us. Can you let me know the detail of the package? (rate, item inclusive, etc)
    We have arrange our own transport. So pls exclude this from the package. Thank you.

  11. MSR


    I’m interested in the packages between late Feb and early Mar ’09. Please send me the cost and possible travel dates. I would like dates that include a visit to the Tamu at K. Belud.


  12. annie

    i and my sister are interested to stay one night at the Rungus Longhouse. we would like to make a room reservation on 8/12/08… can you please send me the detail of the room accommodation? we go there by our rental car, so please exclude the transportation from the package…
    in between, i and my sister will going to visit tips of borneo, bee farm ourselves before we go to the Rungus Longhouse on 8/12/08..
    Thank you ^^

  13. celest

    we will be arriving on 24th dec and leaving on 28th dec and are very keen to try out the long house stay.
    can i know the cost for 2D 1N For 5 adults on 26th Dec 2008?

  14. Zatul


    I’m planning to bring 30-40 school children. Can you give me quotation for 3 days 2 nights for Meranjak longhouse homestay (include tour, bus & meals)? Planning to have this vacation during school holiday next year. Thanks

  15. Zalina Abd Rahman


    I’m wondering how much is 3D 2N accomodation at your longhouse?

    My husband and myself, along with our three well-behaved children (ages 10, 12 and 14) are staying in KK with relatives for the next month, and while we’re here, we are interested in better understanding the Rungus culture and believe that a stay could be a nice learning experience for us.

    Thank you.


  16. ng ah soon

    Pls. advise quotation for 4 adults for 2 days one night stay and an optional cost for an extended night stay including meals, tours, shows etc . How do we get to there by public transport from K.K.? Is your price inclusive of transport from K.K to your home stay and return to K.K.? Please advise types of activities available at your home stay. We may like to visit your home stay on the 15 Feb. 09. We plan to stay one night at Base of Mount Kota Kinabalu , do you have contacts for a reasonble hotel stay for two rooms inclusive of breakfast? Pls let me have your phone numbers. Thank you.
    Ng Ah Soon

  17. Humphrey

    we’ll (5 pax/adults) visitin KK end of feb til 3rd March, n plannin 2 experience d Rungus homestay.

    1. types of activities available?
    2. Quo for 2D1N ?

    if possible breifly on the whole package 2D1N


  18. Lauren


    I’m travelling solo and am intereste4d in the 2D1N package to the longhouse.

    I am in KK at the moment and am looking to visit in the next couple of days.

    Could you please tell me the cost of the trip?

  19. lily

    just intrested in your 2D ?1N stay for 2 people?
    how much is the tour ? will would be arriving in kk around the 13-18 of febuary

    thank oyu


  20. Florence

    How much is the 2D/1N package for 6 adults? I will be at kk from 5 aug 2009-11 aug 2009. Can I have the details of the package (Items which are inclusive and exclusive)?

  21. Will Chua


    Want to book a 2D/1N package for 2 adult females for 22nd/23rd april. please email me package details and price. I’m malaysian. Thanks

  22. june


    May i know the price for 4 ppl for the 2D1N longhouse stay?
    got any discount if hv more ppl?
    pls send me the timetable as well so that we can know what time depart.
    Thanks a lot..

  23. Jacqueline Wong

    Total 13pax (inclusive of children) will be in Sabah in Apr’09, plan to stay at Kudat for 1 night, check in 25/4/09 & check out 26/4/09. Pls let me know the choice of longhouse & cost of st.ay


  24. Ooi

    Dear Drizad
    It’s me again. Im interested in the 2D1N Rungus Longhouse Home Stay, probably 7/05 – 8/05.

    Can u arrange to pick us (3 adults) up from Kiram”s Village on 7/05 and later leave us at KK city ?

    How much is per pax!



  25. Mart Altsoo

    Hello Drizad,

    My son (30) and I are planning to visit Sabah in September and wanna make this 2D1N Rungus Longhouse Homestay package tour during Pesta Kelapa festival time at Kudat. Please let me know the cheapest price for 2 pax for the dates Sept. 12-13. Our Night stay in KK will be at the Beach Lodge.


  26. Mabel

    How much is the Rungus longhouse homestay? May i know what is the specialty of this homestay compared to the many other homestays in Sabah? 🙂

    Hope to hear from you!
    Thank you

  27. Agnieszka Wetton

    We will be traveling in Sabah next month for a couple of days with our 2 young sons (5 and 3 yo).
    We are interested in an overnight stay in the Maranak Longhouse on the night of April 9th. We would love to arrive in the afternoon, take part in some activities, enjoy dinner and a show, and depart after breakfast the next day.
    Could please let us know the cost and availabilty? Is it possible for 4 people to stay in the same room? Boys woud be happy together on a single mattress.
    Hope to hear from you, thank you 🙂

  28. Adriane

    Hello there, could you reply to my email? I have a party of 6 and we are interested to stay on 23th night. Can we do the Sunday market on the 24th instead? Can you let me know how much does it cost?

    Thank you.

  29. vinshi

    hi, can i know how much is the 2D1N package? we have only two persons.

    Which bus shall we take from k.k.? thanks

  30. Sandra Syazmin

    Hi Drizad,

    My name is Sandra and I am much interested with the package above. I would appreciate if you could quote me the rate. Hope to hear from you soon


  31. stephen


    we would like to visit kudat at this sept09.
    Pls quote us the rate. Can i Know how is the weather in kudat during sept 09.

  32. Rhea

    We would like to know if you one day package to Rungus Longhouse and how much is it per person? What does the package consist of?

  33. Danny Chan

    Can I purely stay there for one night and enjoy the dishes & activities overthere? I may not want to take part in any other outing likes tip of borneo, bee farm… If so, how much it will cost? I have a group of 6 ppls. We will drive to the longhouse by ourselves. If possible, i will visit around 16th July 2009. Hope to hear from you soon. Thanks in advanced. 🙂

  34. drizad Post author

    I would like to apologize in advance, as I am currently ceasing the online service for the longhouse starting from July 1st, 2009. It is because my father in law has some financial and human resource issues with the transportation to the longhouse, and he could not provides the appropriate services for visitors anymore. So, from July 1st 2009, I am diverting you to Borneoecotours for more professional and appropriate transport & travel services.

    Please contact Borneoecotours here for the better:


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